Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 380 484 339
Rank change year-on-year +104 -145 -46
Contract jobs citing XenApp 665 418 802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.43% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 4.55% 3.68% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 274 521
UK median daily rate £340 £326 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.45% +0.15% -8.45%
10th Percentile £203 £195 £200
90th Percentile £488 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 37
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -24.53% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.13 £13.97
90th Percentile £54.17 £125.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.20 £28.00
% change year-on-year +30.85% -38.59% +45.21%

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 14,619 11,357 13,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.30% 11.77% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,454 7,314 8,256
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 646 876
UK median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.23% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.88 £47.25 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -9.09% +4.76%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +80 563 £350 +2.94% 77
UK excluding London +92 435 £325 +4.00% 58
London +30 219 £400 +14.29% 25
North of England +22 117 £325 +6.56% 14
South East +38 110 £375 - 13
Scotland +20 84 £275 -14.06% 3
Midlands +32 60 £276 +0.18% 5
North West +10 58 £330 +10.00% 12
North East +22 48 £300 +7.14%
West Midlands +2 40 £276 +16.00% 4
South West +6 33 £325 -7.14% 7
East of England -19 24 £343 -14.38% 12
East Midlands +17 20 £250 -11.50% 1
Yorkshire -10 11 £325 - 2
Wales -25 6 £313 +11.61% 1
Northern Ireland +27 4 £363 +45.00% 3

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 645 (96.99%) Citrix
2 534 (80.30%) Windows
3 401 (60.30%) VMware
4 397 (59.70%) Active Directory
5 367 (55.19%) Microsoft
6 366 (55.04%) Windows Server
7 332 (49.92%) XenDesktop
8 273 (41.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 242 (36.39%) SCCM
10 223 (33.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 202 (30.38%) DNS
12 198 (29.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 194 (29.17%) PowerShell
14 191 (28.72%) DHCP
15 170 (25.56%) Windows 10
16 160 (24.06%) Ivanti
17 140 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 139 (20.90%) NetScaler
19 137 (20.60%) ITIL
20 135 (20.30%) Windows Server 2012
21 131 (19.70%) Office 365
22 123 (18.50%) Windows 7
23 122 (18.35%) Finance
24 121 (18.20%) MS Exchange
25 120 (18.05%) vSphere
26 103 (15.49%) Security Cleared
27 102 (15.34%) Hyper-V
28 97 (14.59%) Migration
29 96 (14.44%) SQL
29 96 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 121 (18.20%) MS Exchange
2 61 (9.17%) Skype for Business
3 59 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (8.27%) IIS
5 51 (7.67%) SharePoint
6 25 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.86%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.75%) Site Server
9 5 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.60%) Confluence
10 4 (0.60%) Drupal
10 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.45%) CMS
11 3 (0.45%) JBoss
11 3 (0.45%) WildFly
12 2 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 54 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.30%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 131 (19.70%) Office 365
2 96 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.66%) IaaS
4 27 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (3.46%) PaaS
5 23 (3.46%) SaaS
6 11 (1.65%) Yammer
7 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.45%) GitHub
8 2 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.30%) Slack
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) G Suite
9 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 202 (30.38%) DNS
2 191 (28.72%) DHCP
3 139 (20.90%) NetScaler
4 89 (13.38%) SAN
5 60 (9.02%) Firewall
6 56 (8.42%) Skype
7 51 (7.67%) TCP/IP
8 35 (5.26%) NAS
9 31 (4.66%) VLAN
9 31 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
10 30 (4.51%) 3G
10 30 (4.51%) VPN
11 29 (4.36%) LAN
12 27 (4.06%) WAN
13 25 (3.76%) VSAN
14 21 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
15 19 (2.86%) iSCSI
15 19 (2.86%) Telnet
16 16 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
17 14 (2.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (12.48%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.35%) MySQL
6 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.60%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.15%) Big Data
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (6.92%) MSI
2 17 (2.56%) AdminStudio
3 7 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.60%) JIRA
5 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.45%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.30%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.30%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.30%) JMeter
6 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.30%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.15%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.15%) Hudson
7 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 122 (18.35%) Finance
2 19 (2.86%) Back Office
3 18 (2.71%) Banking
4 14 (2.11%) Local Government
4 14 (2.11%) Publishing
5 9 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.20%) Legal
7 7 (1.05%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.90%) Law
8 6 (0.90%) Online Betting
9 5 (0.75%) Billing
9 5 (0.75%) Electronics
9 5 (0.75%) Marketing
9 5 (0.75%) Retail
10 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 139 (20.90%) Citrix Engineer
2 119 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 75 (11.28%) Analyst
4 68 (10.23%) Support Engineer
5 58 (8.72%) Architect
6 54 (8.12%) Desktop Support
7 43 (6.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 40 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 40 (6.02%) Citrix Support
9 38 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
10 33 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
11 31 (4.66%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 31 (4.66%) VMware Engineer
12 28 (4.21%) Consultant
13 27 (4.06%) Citrix Specialist
14 24 (3.61%) Applications Packager
14 24 (3.61%) Infrastructure Support
15 23 (3.46%) Server Engineer
16 22 (3.31%) Citrix Analyst
16 22 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.46%) Middleware
2 10 (1.50%) .NET
3 9 (1.35%) LDAP
4 8 (1.20%) Web Services
5 5 (0.75%) LAMP
5 5 (0.75%) X-Windows
6 4 (0.60%) JSON
6 4 (0.60%) OCX
6 4 (0.60%) WSH
7 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.45%) Swagger
7 3 (0.45%) XML
7 3 (0.45%) XMPP
8 2 (0.30%) REST
8 2 (0.30%) SAML
9 1 (0.15%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (9.62%) Fat Client
2 64 (9.62%) Thin Client
3 60 (9.02%) Data Centre
4 54 (8.12%) Clustering
5 33 (4.96%) Computer Science
6 27 (4.06%) PKI
7 20 (3.01%) Blackberry
7 20 (3.01%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.35%) Replication
9 9 (1.35%) Taxonomies
10 7 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.90%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.75%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.75%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.60%) Wiki
14 3 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.45%) EMC VNX
14 3 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 534 (80.30%) Windows
2 366 (55.04%) Windows Server
3 198 (29.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 170 (25.56%) Windows 10
5 135 (20.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 123 (18.50%) Windows 7
7 82 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 53 (7.97%) Linux
9 45 (6.77%) Windows 8
10 20 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (2.86%) Windows XP
12 17 (2.56%) Unix
13 14 (2.11%) AIX
14 11 (1.65%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (1.05%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.90%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.90%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 137 (20.60%) ITIL
3 97 (14.59%) Migration
4 64 (9.62%) Application Packaging
5 47 (7.07%) Application Virtualisation
5 47 (7.07%) Software Delivery
6 33 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 33 (4.96%) Problem Management
7 31 (4.66%) Service Management
8 30 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
9 29 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (4.36%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (4.36%) Project Management
10 27 (4.06%) Network Design
11 26 (3.91%) Service Delivery
11 26 (3.91%) Software Distribution
12 24 (3.61%) ITIL V3
13 23 (3.46%) Business Continuity
13 23 (3.46%) High Availability
14 21 (3.16%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 96 (14.44%) SQL
3 55 (8.27%) VBScript
4 32 (4.81%) VB
5 19 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.45%) C#
7 3 (0.45%) Perl
8 2 (0.30%) C
8 2 (0.30%) Python
8 2 (0.30%) VBA
9 1 (0.15%) AWK
9 1 (0.15%) Ruby
9 1 (0.15%) sed
Qualifications
1 103 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 95 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 50 (7.52%) Degree
4 49 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 32 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (3.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 22 (3.31%) CCA
8 22 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (3.01%) MCSE
10 11 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.50%) MCP
12 9 (1.35%) MCITP
12 9 (1.35%) MCSA
13 6 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.75%) CISSP
15 4 (0.60%) CCNP
16 3 (0.45%) CCDP
16 3 (0.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (1.95%) SLA
3 8 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.05%) QA
5 2 (0.30%) GDPR
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) PMO
5 2 (0.30%) WCAG
6 1 (0.15%) BS25999
6 1 (0.15%) IASME
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 397 (59.70%) Active Directory
2 332 (49.92%) XenDesktop
3 273 (41.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 223 (33.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 120 (18.05%) vSphere
6 102 (15.34%) Hyper-V
7 96 (14.44%) XenServer
8 91 (13.68%) VMware ESXi
9 45 (6.77%) Virtual Desktop
10 29 (4.36%) VMware NSX
11 23 (3.46%) DFS Replication
12 22 (3.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 16 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
14 15 (2.26%) BitLocker
15 14 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (2.11%) Terminal Services
16 13 (1.95%) VMware Server
17 9 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
18 7 (1.05%) VirtualBox
18 7 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 242 (36.39%) SCCM
2 51 (7.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 48 (7.22%) SCOM
4 28 (4.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (4.21%) vRealize
5 27 (4.06%) Microsoft Clustering
6 22 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (2.56%) PowerCLI
8 16 (2.41%) XenMobile
9 15 (2.26%) NetBackup
10 14 (2.11%) Backup Exec
10 14 (2.11%) Data Guard
10 14 (2.11%) SCOrch
11 13 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 13 (1.95%) SafeCom
11 13 (1.95%) WSUS
12 9 (1.35%) Ansible
12 9 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
12 9 (1.35%) HP SIM
12 9 (1.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 645 (96.99%) Citrix
2 401 (60.30%) VMware
3 367 (55.19%) Microsoft
4 160 (24.06%) Ivanti
5 85 (12.78%) HP
6 54 (8.12%) Cisco
7 53 (7.97%) NetApp
8 42 (6.32%) ThinPrint
9 36 (5.41%) Symantec
10 32 (4.81%) Oracle
11 31 (4.66%) Wyse
12 28 (4.21%) IBM
13 27 (4.06%) Dell
14 25 (3.76%) Red Hat
15 22 (3.31%) CommVault
16 21 (3.16%) SAP
17 20 (3.01%) 3PAR
18 19 (2.86%) Apple
19 18 (2.71%) McAfee
20 16 (2.41%) Veeam