Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for XenApp skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XenApp over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Citrix XenApp
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 375 474 349
Rank change year-on-year +99 -125 -42
Contract jobs citing XenApp 634 411 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.45% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 4.63% 4.01% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 282 491
UK median daily rate £330 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £192 £225 £210
90th Percentile £495 £531 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £305
% change year-on-year -2.69% +6.56% -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 26
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.34 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.74% -11.54% +12.22%
10th Percentile £12.98 £10.13 £15.88
90th Percentile £60.00 £125.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +40.63% -42.86% +40.00%

XenApp is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,707 10,257 12,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 11.25% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,836 6,558 7,636
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £174
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 655 923
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.87 £45.25 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.38
% change year-on-year +3.33% -8.40% +9.17%

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XenApp as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenApp.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the UK over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +68 536 £338 -3.57% 104
UK excluding London +107 425 £316 -2.69% 70
London +18 204 £375 -9.64% 40
North of England +38 132 £303 +5.22% 22
South East +25 98 £375 -6.25% 12
Scotland +17 88 £275 -17.29% 2
North East +46 67 £300 +44.58%
North West +18 57 £343 +9.60% 12
Midlands +3 53 £301 -14.14% 9
West Midlands +9 34 £276 +16.00% 2
South West +16 27 £331 +6.00% 8
East of England -8 23 £350 +16.67% 13
East Midlands -6 19 £250 -28.57% 7
Yorkshire -15 8 £320 -1.54% 10
Northern Ireland +12 4 £250 -23.31% 1
Wales -10 3 £313 +5.93% 3

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XenApp also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for XenApp.

1 612 (96.53%) Citrix
2 506 (79.81%) Windows
3 389 (61.36%) VMware
4 382 (60.25%) Active Directory
5 345 (54.42%) Microsoft
6 338 (53.31%) Windows Server
7 299 (47.16%) XenDesktop
8 283 (44.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 227 (35.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 221 (34.86%) DNS
11 204 (32.18%) DHCP
12 199 (31.39%) SCCM
13 187 (29.50%) Microsoft App-V
14 165 (26.03%) PowerShell
15 164 (25.87%) Ivanti
16 145 (22.87%) NetScaler
17 138 (21.77%) Windows 10
18 136 (21.45%) Windows Server 2012
19 134 (21.14%) ITIL
20 129 (20.35%) Office 365
21 123 (19.40%) Security Cleared
22 112 (17.67%) Finance
23 111 (17.51%) SC Cleared
24 108 (17.03%) Windows 7
25 106 (16.72%) vSphere
26 103 (16.25%) MS Exchange
27 102 (16.09%) SAN
28 101 (15.93%) Migration
29 99 (15.62%) Hyper-V
30 92 (14.51%) Windows Server 2003

XenApp
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 103 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 69 (10.88%) IIS
3 61 (9.62%) Skype for Business
4 48 (7.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (5.68%) SharePoint
6 22 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (3.00%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (1.74%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.79%) Site Server
12 4 (0.63%) Apache
12 4 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.63%) Confluence
13 3 (0.47%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.32%) Drupal
14 2 (0.32%) JBoss
15 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.32%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.16%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 129 (20.35%) Office 365
2 75 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.47%) IaaS
4 18 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (2.68%) SaaS
6 16 (2.52%) PaaS
7 14 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (1.26%) Yammer
9 2 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.32%) Slack
10 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.16%) G Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 221 (34.86%) DNS
2 204 (32.18%) DHCP
3 145 (22.87%) NetScaler
4 102 (16.09%) SAN
5 62 (9.78%) Firewall
6 49 (7.73%) TCP/IP
7 43 (6.78%) WAN
8 42 (6.62%) Skype
9 37 (5.84%) LAN
9 37 (5.84%) VPN
10 36 (5.68%) NAS
11 33 (5.21%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (4.73%) 3G
12 30 (4.73%) VSAN
13 28 (4.42%) VLAN
14 21 (3.31%) iSCSI
15 20 (3.15%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (3.00%) MPLS
16 19 (3.00%) Telnet
17 16 (2.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (1.74%) MySQL
3 11 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
5 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.32%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.16%) DB2
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.16%) Power BI
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (5.99%) MSI
2 12 (1.89%) AdminStudio
3 4 (0.63%) JIRA
4 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.32%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.32%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.32%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.32%) JMeter
5 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.32%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.16%) Hudson
6 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 112 (17.67%) Finance
2 17 (2.68%) Local Government
3 14 (2.21%) Banking
4 13 (2.05%) Back Office
5 10 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.42%) Publishing
7 7 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.79%) Electronics
8 5 (0.79%) Legal
8 5 (0.79%) Marketing
9 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.63%) Retail
10 2 (0.32%) Billing
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Law
10 2 (0.32%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 120 (18.93%) Citrix Engineer
2 90 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 80 (12.62%) Support Engineer
4 69 (10.88%) Analyst
5 53 (8.36%) Architect
6 47 (7.41%) Desktop Support
7 46 (7.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 44 (6.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 39 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
10 35 (5.52%) Citrix Support
11 31 (4.89%) Infrastructure Architect
12 30 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support
12 30 (4.73%) VMware Engineer
13 27 (4.26%) Server Engineer
13 27 (4.26%) Service Analyst
14 26 (4.10%) Consultant
15 22 (3.47%) Citrix Support Engineer
16 21 (3.31%) Windows Engineer
17 20 (3.15%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 19 (3.00%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.37%) Middleware
2 10 (1.58%) LDAP
3 5 (0.79%) X-Windows
4 4 (0.63%) .NET
4 4 (0.63%) Web Services
5 3 (0.47%) JSON
5 3 (0.47%) LAMP
5 3 (0.47%) REST
6 2 (0.32%) OCX
6 2 (0.32%) SAML
6 2 (0.32%) Swagger
6 2 (0.32%) XML
7 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.16%) SOAP
7 1 (0.16%) Spring
7 1 (0.16%) WSH
7 1 (0.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (8.52%) Data Centre
2 54 (8.52%) Fat Client
2 54 (8.52%) Thin Client
3 42 (6.62%) Computer Science
4 36 (5.68%) Clustering
5 33 (5.21%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.94%) PKI
7 16 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.21%) Replication
9 9 (1.42%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.79%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.79%) Wiki
12 4 (0.63%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.47%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 2 (0.32%) Derivative
14 2 (0.32%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 506 (79.81%) Windows
2 338 (53.31%) Windows Server
3 227 (35.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 138 (21.77%) Windows 10
5 136 (21.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 108 (17.03%) Windows 7
7 92 (14.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (8.04%) Linux
9 43 (6.78%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.52%) Unix
11 15 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.89%) Mac OS
13 11 (1.74%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.10%) Windows NT
15 6 (0.95%) AIX
16 5 (0.79%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (21.14%) ITIL
2 101 (15.93%) Migration
3 53 (8.36%) Project Management
4 51 (8.04%) Application Packaging
5 45 (7.10%) Software Delivery
6 44 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (6.31%) Business Continuity
7 40 (6.31%) Service Delivery
8 38 (5.99%) Application Virtualisation
9 34 (5.36%) Problem Management
10 29 (4.57%) High Availability
11 28 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (4.26%) Incident Management
13 25 (3.94%) Capacity Management
13 25 (3.94%) Network Design
14 24 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
14 24 (3.79%) Software Distribution
15 22 (3.47%) Capacity Planning
16 21 (3.31%) Service Management
17 20 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 165 (26.03%) PowerShell
2 88 (13.88%) SQL
3 44 (6.94%) VBScript
4 18 (2.84%) T-SQL
4 18 (2.84%) VB
5 6 (0.95%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.63%) Perl
7 2 (0.32%) C
7 2 (0.32%) Python
8 1 (0.16%) AWK
8 1 (0.16%) Ruby
8 1 (0.16%) sed
Qualifications
1 123 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 111 (17.51%) SC Cleared
3 59 (9.31%) Degree
4 48 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (4.57%) Citrix Certification
7 22 (3.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (2.68%) MCSE
10 15 (2.37%) CCA
10 15 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.89%) MCSA
12 10 (1.58%) MCP
13 9 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (1.10%) CISSP
14 7 (1.10%) MCITP
15 6 (0.95%) CCNP
15 6 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.79%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (1.89%) SLA
3 7 (1.10%) QA
4 5 (0.79%) PMO
5 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.32%) GDPR
6 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.32%) WCAG
7 1 (0.16%) BS25999
7 1 (0.16%) IASME
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 382 (60.25%) Active Directory
2 299 (47.16%) XenDesktop
3 283 (44.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 187 (29.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 106 (16.72%) vSphere
6 99 (15.62%) Hyper-V
7 90 (14.20%) XenServer
8 87 (13.72%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (6.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 32 (5.05%) VMware NSX
11 26 (4.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 18 (2.84%) DFS Replication
13 13 (2.05%) Terminal Services
14 12 (1.89%) BitLocker
14 12 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
15 10 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (1.42%) NFS
17 8 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (1.10%) VirtualBox
19 6 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 199 (31.39%) SCCM
2 50 (7.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 38 (5.99%) SCOM
4 23 (3.63%) vRealize
5 21 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 21 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 18 (2.84%) Backup Exec
7 17 (2.68%) PowerCLI
8 15 (2.37%) WSUS
9 12 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (1.89%) SafeCom
10 11 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (1.58%) NetBackup
11 10 (1.58%) vCenter Server
11 10 (1.58%) vMotion
11 10 (1.58%) XenMobile
12 7 (1.10%) Ansible
13 6 (0.95%) EdgeSight
13 6 (0.95%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 612 (96.53%) Citrix
2 389 (61.36%) VMware
3 345 (54.42%) Microsoft
4 164 (25.87%) Ivanti
5 90 (14.20%) HP
6 80 (12.62%) Cisco
7 43 (6.78%) ThinPrint
8 42 (6.62%) SAP
9 38 (5.99%) NetApp
10 32 (5.05%) Symantec
11 26 (4.10%) Dell
12 25 (3.94%) Oracle
13 20 (3.15%) Wyse
14 19 (3.00%) Apple
14 19 (3.00%) Red Hat
15 18 (2.84%) IBM
16 16 (2.52%) CommVault
16 16 (2.52%) McAfee
16 16 (2.52%) Veeam
17 15 (2.37%) 3PAR