Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 341 320
Rank change year-on-year -130 -21 -57
Contract jobs citing XenApp 440 742 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 3.74% 5.68% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 476 547
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £186 £200 £213
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £307 £298 £305
% change year-on-year +3.19% -2.46% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 40 50
UK median hourly rate £19.69 £26.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +18.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.11 £16.11 £8.50
90th Percentile £64.38 £36.50 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £19.82
% change year-on-year -39.29% +41.31% -0.93%

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 11770 13070 11775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.99% 12.33% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7548 8163 6666
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £160 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 882 1247
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £16.29 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +1.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.03
90th Percentile £47.13 £40.25 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.69 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -1.94% +3.23% +3.33%

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 -105 395 £338 +3.85% 43
UK excluding London -73 280 £307 +3.19% 29
London -70 153 £350 -12.50% 17
North of England -50 76 £301 +9.55% 13
South East -4 69 £335 -4.29% 3
East of England +7 54 £425 +9.68% 3
North West +25 36 £310 -17.33% 9
North East -25 26 £275 +3.77% 2
Scotland -38 25 £298 -7.32% 1
Midlands +11 23 £275 -2.65% 4
West Midlands +26 19 £250 -2.91% 1
Wales +4 17 £280 -13.85% 2
Yorkshire +41 14 £325 +18.18% 2
South West -4 14 £320 +6.67% 3
East Midlands -15 4 £283 -13.08% 3
Northern Ireland -53 2 £250 -44.44%

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, 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.

1 419 (95.23%) Citrix
2 371 (84.32%) Windows
3 263 (59.77%) Active Directory
4 258 (58.64%) VMware
5 234 (53.18%) Microsoft
6 218 (49.55%) Windows Server
7 169 (38.41%) XenDesktop
8 156 (35.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 138 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 136 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 131 (29.77%) SCCM
12 116 (26.36%) MS Exchange
13 110 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 108 (24.55%) DNS
15 103 (23.41%) PowerShell
15 103 (23.41%) Office 365
16 96 (21.82%) DHCP
17 93 (21.14%) Windows 7
18 88 (20.00%) NetScaler
19 87 (19.77%) Hyper-V
20 83 (18.86%) ITIL
21 73 (16.59%) SQL Server
21 73 (16.59%) Skype for Business
22 71 (16.14%) AppSense
23 65 (14.77%) Windows 10
24 64 (14.55%) Migration
25 63 (14.32%) Finance
26 62 (14.09%) vSphere
27 58 (13.18%) VMware ESXi
27 58 (13.18%) XenServer

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 (26.36%) MS Exchange
2 73 (16.59%) Skype for Business
3 48 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 20 (4.55%) IIS
6 18 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.68%) Apache
11 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.23%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.23%) nginx
13 1 (0.23%) SAS
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (23.41%) Office 365
2 33 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.00%) OneDrive
4 10 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.27%) IaaS
5 4 (0.91%) G Suite
5 4 (0.91%) PaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Yammer
7 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.23%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 108 (24.55%) DNS
2 96 (21.82%) DHCP
3 88 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 52 (11.82%) SAN
5 46 (10.45%) Skype
6 44 (10.00%) Firewall
6 44 (10.00%) LAN
6 44 (10.00%) WAN
7 30 (6.82%) TCP/IP
8 19 (4.32%) VPN
9 16 (3.64%) VoIP
10 15 (3.41%) Internet
10 15 (3.41%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (2.95%) SMS
12 10 (2.27%) VLAN
12 10 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (2.05%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.05%) LDAP
14 8 (1.82%) DMZ
14 8 (1.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.45%) MySQL
7 2 (0.45%) Power BI
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.23%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.23%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (2.50%) MSI
2 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.45%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
General
1 63 (14.32%) Finance
2 29 (6.59%) Banking
3 12 (2.73%) Legal
4 10 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.27%) Publishing
4 10 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.05%) Local Government
6 7 (1.59%) Back Office
7 5 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.91%) Law
9 3 (0.68%) Electronics
9 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.68%) Marketing
9 3 (0.68%) Retail
10 2 (0.45%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 62 (14.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 58 (13.18%) Analyst
4 38 (8.64%) Consultant
5 36 (8.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 32 (7.27%) Desktop Support
7 31 (7.05%) Support Engineer
8 30 (6.82%) Architect
9 27 (6.14%) Windows Engineer
10 23 (5.23%) VMware Engineer
10 23 (5.23%) Wintel Engineer
11 22 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
11 22 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 20 (4.55%) Server Engineer
13 19 (4.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 17 (3.86%) Senior Citrix Engineer
15 16 (3.64%) Administrator
16 15 (3.41%) IT Support
17 14 (3.18%) Citrix Consultant
17 14 (3.18%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.36%) Web Services
2 3 (0.68%) .NET
2 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.45%) LAMP
3 2 (0.45%) OCX
3 2 (0.45%) SAML
4 1 (0.23%) COM
4 1 (0.23%) JSON
4 1 (0.23%) Node.js
4 1 (0.23%) RESTful
4 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.64%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.55%) CESG
3 20 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.09%) Clustering
5 14 (3.18%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.73%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.73%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.50%) User Experience
8 10 (2.27%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.27%) EMC VNX
8 10 (2.27%) PKI
9 9 (2.05%) NHS
10 8 (1.82%) iPhone
10 8 (1.82%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.59%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.59%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (1.36%) iPad
12 6 (1.36%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 371 (84.32%) Windows
2 218 (49.55%) Windows Server
3 156 (35.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 136 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (21.14%) Windows 7
6 65 (14.77%) Windows 10
7 56 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (6.14%) Linux
9 21 (4.77%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.59%) Unix
11 5 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.91%) Android
12 4 (0.91%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.68%) CentOS
13 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.45%) Solaris
15 1 (0.23%) Debian
15 1 (0.23%) SUSE
15 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.86%) ITIL
2 64 (14.55%) Migration
3 31 (7.05%) Application Packaging
4 25 (5.68%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 24 (5.45%) Service Management
6 22 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (4.32%) Disk Encryption
8 19 (4.32%) Project Management
9 18 (4.09%) High Availability
10 17 (3.86%) Presales
11 15 (3.41%) Customer Requirements
11 15 (3.41%) ITIL V3
11 15 (3.41%) Load Balancing
11 15 (3.41%) Server Building
12 14 (3.18%) PRINCE2
13 13 (2.95%) Software Delivery
14 12 (2.73%) Configuration Management
14 12 (2.73%) Mobile Device Management
14 12 (2.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (23.41%) PowerShell
2 42 (9.55%) SQL
3 38 (8.64%) VBScript
4 6 (1.36%) VB
5 4 (0.91%) C
6 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.68%) C#
6 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.23%) Java
8 1 (0.23%) Perl
8 1 (0.23%) PHP
8 1 (0.23%) Ruby
8 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (11.59%) Security Cleared
3 49 (11.14%) MCSE
4 36 (8.18%) SC Cleared
5 35 (7.95%) Citrix Certification
6 28 (6.36%) Degree
7 23 (5.23%) MCP
8 21 (4.77%) CCA
9 17 (3.86%) MCSA
10 15 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (2.27%) CCNA
14 9 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (2.05%) MCDST
15 7 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
17 5 (1.14%) CCAA
18 4 (0.91%) VCAP
18 4 (0.91%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.95%) PCI DSS
1 13 (2.95%) SLA
2 9 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.91%) QA
5 2 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 263 (59.77%) Active Directory
2 169 (38.41%) XenDesktop
3 138 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 87 (19.77%) Hyper-V
6 62 (14.09%) vSphere
7 58 (13.18%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (13.18%) XenServer
8 21 (4.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 20 (4.55%) BitLocker
10 12 (2.73%) Terminal Services
10 12 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (1.14%) SRDF
12 5 (1.14%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.91%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.91%) Xen
14 3 (0.68%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 131 (29.77%) SCCM
2 29 (6.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 27 (6.14%) SCOM
4 20 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (4.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 15 (3.41%) NetBackup
6 15 (3.41%) vCenter Server
7 13 (2.95%) AppDNA
7 13 (2.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (2.27%) PowerCLI
10 9 (2.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 8 (1.82%) EdgeSight
11 8 (1.82%) WSUS
12 7 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (1.36%) Puppet
13 6 (1.36%) ThinApp
14 5 (1.14%) AirWatch
15 3 (0.68%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 419 (95.23%) Citrix
2 258 (58.64%) VMware
3 234 (53.18%) Microsoft
4 71 (16.14%) AppSense
5 58 (13.18%) Cisco
6 42 (9.55%) HP
7 39 (8.86%) Symantec
8 33 (7.50%) Altiris
9 28 (6.36%) NetApp
10 27 (6.14%) EMC
11 25 (5.68%) Dell
12 20 (4.55%) LANDesk
13 16 (3.64%) CommVault
13 16 (3.64%) McAfee
14 15 (3.41%) Veritas
15 13 (2.95%) Apple
15 13 (2.95%) IBM
16 12 (2.73%) Google
16 12 (2.73%) Veeam
17 11 (2.50%) CheckPoint