Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 425 393 390
Rank change year-on-year -32 -3 -88
Contract jobs citing XenApp 532 554 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 4.21% 4.70% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 343 418
UK median daily rate £341 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.71% -0.71% +0.71%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £212
90th Percentile £506 £494 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +3.08% +6.56% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 20
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £16.29 £32.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.51% -49.14% +39.25%
10th Percentile £14.41 £12.05 £15.63
90th Percentile £60.00 £33.20 £74.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £31.56
% change year-on-year +22.64% -16.02% +37.20%

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 12,650 11,779 10,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.81% 12.26% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,214 7,392 6,269
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £165 £155
90th Percentile £622 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 832 1,137
UK median hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.48 £44.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year - -4.00% +0.81%

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 January 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 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Top 15 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 January 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 -5 505 £338 -3.36% 128
UK excluding London -30 290 £335 +3.08% 86
London -5 233 £339 -15.25% 49
North of England +27 84 £300 +1.69% 30
South East -16 83 £400 +18.96% 16
East of England +9 53 £425 +13.33% 14
Midlands -1 40 £313 -0.79% 13
North East +29 29 £275 +26.44% 8
North West +3 29 £375 -11.76% 16
Yorkshire +17 26 £350 +16.67% 6
West Midlands +19 25 £325 +30.00% 7
Scotland -40 17 £400 +14.29% 3
East Midlands -10 15 £250 -29.58% 6
Wales +15 7 £425 +13.33% 3
South West -20 6 £316 +1.20% 6

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

1 516 (96.99%) Citrix
2 430 (80.83%) Windows
3 315 (59.21%) Active Directory
4 301 (56.58%) VMware
5 283 (53.20%) Microsoft
6 236 (44.36%) Windows Server
7 217 (40.79%) XenDesktop
8 173 (32.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 171 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 170 (31.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 150 (28.20%) SCCM
12 148 (27.82%) Office 365
13 137 (25.75%) DNS
14 135 (25.38%) PowerShell
15 131 (24.62%) DHCP
16 127 (23.87%) Windows 7
17 116 (21.80%) Ivanti
17 116 (21.80%) MS Exchange
18 114 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
19 103 (19.36%) NetScaler
20 93 (17.48%) ITIL
21 91 (17.11%) Windows 10
22 88 (16.54%) Finance
23 82 (15.41%) Hyper-V
24 74 (13.91%) Skype for Business
25 73 (13.72%) Microsoft Office
26 72 (13.53%) Cisco
27 68 (12.78%) XenServer
28 67 (12.59%) VMware ESXi
29 66 (12.41%) 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
1 116 (21.80%) MS Exchange
2 74 (13.91%) Skype for Business
3 50 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (6.39%) SharePoint
5 21 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (3.38%) IIS
7 17 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.88%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.56%) Apache
12 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.19%) CMS
13 1 (0.19%) Drupal
13 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 73 (13.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 148 (27.82%) Office 365
2 66 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (3.95%) OneDrive
5 15 (2.82%) IaaS
6 11 (2.07%) PaaS
7 6 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.94%) G Suite
9 4 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.75%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.38%) SaaS
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.19%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 137 (25.75%) DNS
2 131 (24.62%) DHCP
3 103 (19.36%) NetScaler
4 54 (10.15%) SAN
5 51 (9.59%) Firewall
6 50 (9.40%) Skype
7 49 (9.21%) LAN
8 46 (8.65%) WAN
9 39 (7.33%) TCP/IP
10 28 (5.26%) VLAN
11 26 (4.89%) VPN
12 21 (3.95%) Internet
13 16 (3.01%) iSCSI
14 14 (2.63%) VoIP
15 13 (2.44%) NAS
15 13 (2.44%) SMS
16 11 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
17 9 (1.69%) VSAN
18 7 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
18 7 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.56%) MySQL
7 3 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.19%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (2.44%) MSI
2 5 (0.94%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (0.75%) AutoIt
4 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.38%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 88 (16.54%) Finance
2 39 (7.33%) Banking
3 13 (2.44%) Publishing
4 12 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.07%) Legal
6 7 (1.32%) Law
7 6 (1.13%) Local Government
7 6 (1.13%) Retail
8 5 (0.94%) Back Office
9 4 (0.75%) Front Office
10 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 82 (15.41%) Citrix Engineer
2 68 (12.78%) Analyst
3 61 (11.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (7.52%) Consultant
5 39 (7.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 39 (7.33%) Desktop Support
6 38 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 36 (6.77%) Architect
8 28 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
9 25 (4.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 23 (4.32%) Service Analyst
10 23 (4.32%) Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
12 20 (3.76%) Citrix Support
12 20 (3.76%) Support Analyst
13 19 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (3.57%) Server Engineer
14 18 (3.38%) Citrix Specialist
14 18 (3.38%) VMware Engineer
14 18 (3.38%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.94%) Web Services
2 4 (0.75%) .NET
2 4 (0.75%) X-Windows
3 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.56%) Middleware
4 2 (0.38%) LDAP
4 2 (0.38%) OCX
4 2 (0.38%) SAML
4 2 (0.38%) XML
5 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.19%) CGI
5 1 (0.19%) JSON
5 1 (0.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.89%) Clustering
3 22 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.57%) CESG
6 17 (3.20%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.63%) User Experience
8 13 (2.44%) EMC VNX
8 13 (2.44%) Fat Client
8 13 (2.44%) Thin Client
9 12 (2.26%) Replication
10 10 (1.88%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.32%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (1.13%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.94%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.94%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 430 (80.83%) Windows
2 236 (44.36%) Windows Server
3 171 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 170 (31.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 127 (23.87%) Windows 7
6 91 (17.11%) Windows 10
7 51 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (8.83%) Linux
9 26 (4.89%) Windows 8
10 20 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.07%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.88%) Unix
13 8 (1.50%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (1.32%) Solaris
15 4 (0.75%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.75%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.56%) Android
17 2 (0.38%) CentOS
17 2 (0.38%) Debian
17 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.48%) ITIL
2 58 (10.90%) Migration
3 33 (6.20%) Application Packaging
4 30 (5.64%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 27 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (4.14%) Problem Management
7 20 (3.76%) Disk Encryption
7 20 (3.76%) High Availability
7 20 (3.76%) Incident Management
7 20 (3.76%) Project Management
8 18 (3.38%) Service Delivery
9 17 (3.20%) Capacity Management
10 16 (3.01%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (3.01%) Business Continuity
10 16 (3.01%) Customer Requirements
10 16 (3.01%) Infrastructure Management
10 16 (3.01%) Network Design
11 15 (2.82%) Application Virtualisation
11 15 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (2.82%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 135 (25.38%) PowerShell
2 54 (10.15%) SQL
3 51 (9.59%) VBScript
4 10 (1.88%) VB
5 5 (0.94%) C
5 5 (0.94%) Java
6 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.56%) C#
7 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) Perl
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (9.40%) Citrix Certification
3 46 (8.65%) MCSE
4 42 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 31 (5.83%) CCA
6 26 (4.89%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.76%) MCP
8 16 (3.01%) CCEA
8 16 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (3.01%) MCSA
9 15 (2.82%) Degree
10 13 (2.44%) CCNA
11 11 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.69%) MCDST
14 8 (1.50%) CCNP
15 7 (1.32%) CCAA
16 5 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
17 4 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (1.69%) SLA
2 7 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.94%) PMO
5 3 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 315 (59.21%) Active Directory
2 217 (40.79%) XenDesktop
3 173 (32.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 114 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 82 (15.41%) Hyper-V
6 68 (12.78%) XenServer
7 67 (12.59%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (8.08%) vSphere
9 20 (3.76%) BitLocker
10 14 (2.63%) DFS Replication
11 13 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (1.88%) Terminal Server
13 8 (1.50%) NFS
13 8 (1.50%) Terminal Services
13 8 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.94%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.94%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 150 (28.20%) SCCM
2 40 (7.52%) SCOM
3 29 (5.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 23 (4.32%) EdgeSight
5 22 (4.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 20 (3.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 16 (3.01%) WSUS
8 11 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (2.07%) XenMobile
9 10 (1.88%) AppDNA
9 10 (1.88%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (1.50%) PowerCLI
11 8 (1.50%) vMotion
12 7 (1.32%) Ansible
12 7 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (1.13%) Nagios
14 5 (0.94%) Backup Exec
14 5 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 516 (96.99%) Citrix
2 301 (56.58%) VMware
3 283 (53.20%) Microsoft
4 116 (21.80%) Ivanti
5 72 (13.53%) Cisco
6 44 (8.27%) HP
7 36 (6.77%) Symantec
8 35 (6.58%) Altiris
8 35 (6.58%) NetApp
9 27 (5.08%) Dell
10 23 (4.32%) Apple
11 19 (3.57%) IBM
12 18 (3.38%) EMC
12 18 (3.38%) Google
13 15 (2.82%) CheckPoint
13 15 (2.82%) SolarWinds
14 12 (2.26%) CommVault
14 12 (2.26%) McAfee
15 11 (2.07%) 3PAR
16 10 (1.88%) Red Hat