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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 424 288 287
Rank change year-on-year -136 -1  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 193 443 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.82% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 3.68% 6.53% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 272 267
Median daily rate £350 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.82% -10.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +7.50% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 33
Median hourly rate £17.39 £28.25 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.44% +23.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £19.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £37.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.70 £28.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year -41.93% +30.68%  

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

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5248 6782 5975
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.20% 12.58% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3370 4205 3394
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 475 636
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing XenApp as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -121 166 £350 +15.60% 71
London -29 70 £425 +11.84% 28
North West +27 22 £325 -1.88% 11
South East -21 22 £369 -10.60% 9
East of England -2 18 £315 +5.00% 4
Scotland -9 17 £320 -3.03%
City of London -4 13 £323 -16.77% 8
West Midlands +29 11 £238 -28.57% 7
Surrey -9 10 £349 -19.64%
Yorkshire +28 8 £325 +30.00% 3
Wales +4 8 £295 - 1
Merseyside - 8 - -
South Wales - 8 £295 - 1
Cheshire +26 7 £300 +34.83% 4
Glasgow +10 7 £275 -8.33%
Manchester +4 7 £350 +1.44% 7
Bedfordshire -6 7 £155 -
Cardiff - 7 £280 -
South Yorkshire +14 6 £325 +30.00%
South West +1 6 £305 +1.66% 6
North East -20 6 £200 -25.92%
Cambridgeshire - 6 £485 - 1
Renfrewshire +32 5 £403 +21.96%
Hertfordshire +3 5 £475 +82.69% 3
Edinburgh -7 5 £425 +27.81%
Luton - 5 - -
Liverpool - 5 - -
Doncaster - 5 £325 -
Erskine +30 4 £403 +21.96%
Hampshire +9 4 £475 +51.87% 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 385 (93.90%) Citrix
2 292 (71.22%) Windows
3 213 (51.95%) Active Directory
4 208 (50.73%) VMware
5 199 (48.54%) Microsoft
6 164 (40.00%) XenDesktop
7 147 (35.85%) Windows Server
8 134 (32.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 129 (31.46%) SCCM
10 128 (31.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 108 (26.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 105 (25.61%) Microsoft App-V
13 95 (23.17%) MS Exchange
14 84 (20.49%) Windows 7
15 79 (19.27%) AppSense
16 78 (19.02%) DNS
16 78 (19.02%) Office 365
17 75 (18.29%) Security Cleared
17 75 (18.29%) Finance
18 74 (18.05%) ITIL
19 70 (17.07%) PowerShell
20 66 (16.10%) DHCP
20 66 (16.10%) Windows 10
21 63 (15.37%) NetScaler
21 63 (15.37%) Hyper-V
22 62 (15.12%) Cisco
23 59 (14.39%) SQL Server
24 58 (14.15%) HP
25 56 (13.66%) Migration
25 56 (13.66%) vSphere

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 95 (23.17%) MS Exchange
2 54 (13.17%) Skype for Business
3 46 (11.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (7.56%) SharePoint
5 27 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (4.63%) IIS
7 13 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.73%) Apache
11 3 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.49%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.49%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.24%) nginx
13 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.24%) SAS
13 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (11.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 78 (19.02%) Office 365
2 24 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.68%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.73%) IaaS
5 3 (0.73%) Yammer
6 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.49%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) G Suite
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.24%) iTunes
7 1 (0.24%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (19.02%) DNS
2 66 (16.10%) DHCP
3 63 (15.37%) NetScaler
4 51 (12.44%) SAN
5 31 (7.56%) Firewall
6 28 (6.83%) TCP/IP
7 27 (6.59%) LAN
7 27 (6.59%) WAN
8 25 (6.10%) Skype
9 21 (5.12%) VPN
10 17 (4.15%) Internet
11 13 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (3.17%) VoIP
12 11 (2.68%) LDAP
13 10 (2.44%) BIG-IP
13 10 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (2.44%) iSCSI
13 10 (2.44%) NAS
14 7 (1.71%) SMTP
14 7 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.73%) DB2
5 3 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.24%) MySQL
7 1 (0.24%) Power BI
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (2.93%) MSI
2 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (18.29%) Finance
2 24 (5.85%) Banking
3 10 (2.44%) Back Office
3 10 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.95%) Law
5 8 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.71%) Local Government
7 6 (1.46%) Legal
8 5 (1.22%) Marketing
9 4 (0.98%) Electronics
9 4 (0.98%) Games
9 4 (0.98%) Publishing
10 3 (0.73%) Retail
11 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (15.85%) Analyst
2 62 (15.12%) Citrix Engineer
3 45 (10.98%) Architect
4 44 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 37 (9.02%) Consultant
5 37 (9.02%) Support Engineer
6 27 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (6.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 24 (5.85%) Desktop Support
9 23 (5.61%) Support Analyst
10 22 (5.37%) Citrix Consultant
10 22 (5.37%) Senior Analyst
10 22 (5.37%) Windows Engineer
11 21 (5.12%) Citrix Support
12 19 (4.63%) VMware Engineer
12 19 (4.63%) Wintel Engineer
13 17 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (4.15%) Citrix Analyst
13 17 (4.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 16 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.22%) SAML
1 5 (1.22%) XMPP
2 4 (0.98%) .NET
2 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET
2 4 (0.98%) Web Services
3 2 (0.49%) LAMP
3 2 (0.49%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.24%) COM
4 1 (0.24%) Node.js
4 1 (0.24%) REST
4 1 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.93%) Data Centre
2 40 (9.76%) Fat Client
2 40 (9.76%) Thin Client
3 35 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.85%) Clustering
5 15 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (3.17%) PKI
7 12 (2.93%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.20%) CESG
9 8 (1.95%) iPhone
10 7 (1.71%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.46%) iPad
11 6 (1.46%) iSeries
12 5 (1.22%) AS400
12 5 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.22%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.22%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.22%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 292 (71.22%) Windows
2 147 (35.85%) Windows Server
3 134 (32.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 108 (26.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 84 (20.49%) Windows 7
6 66 (16.10%) Windows 10
7 43 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (6.10%) Linux
9 19 (4.63%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.46%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (1.22%) Android
11 5 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.22%) Unix
12 4 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.98%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.98%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.49%) CentOS
13 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.05%) ITIL
2 56 (13.66%) Migration
3 32 (7.80%) Application Packaging
4 27 (6.59%) Capacity Planning
5 23 (5.61%) Service Management
6 20 (4.88%) ITIL V3
7 19 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (4.63%) Project Management
8 17 (4.15%) Incident Management
8 17 (4.15%) Load Balancing
9 16 (3.90%) DevOps
10 15 (3.66%) Configuration Management
11 14 (3.41%) High Availability
11 14 (3.41%) PRINCE2
11 14 (3.41%) TOGAF
12 13 (3.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 13 (3.17%) Security Patching
13 11 (2.68%) Protective Monitoring
13 11 (2.68%) Server Building
14 10 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 41 (10.00%) SQL
3 19 (4.63%) VBScript
4 13 (3.17%) C
5 4 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.98%) C#
5 4 (0.98%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.49%) VB
7 1 (0.24%) Java
7 1 (0.24%) Perl
7 1 (0.24%) PHP
7 1 (0.24%) Python
7 1 (0.24%) Ruby
7 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.17%) SC Cleared
3 46 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (6.59%) Citrix Certification
4 27 (6.59%) MCSE
5 19 (4.63%) Degree
6 17 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (3.90%) DV Cleared
7 16 (3.90%) MCP
8 13 (3.17%) CCA
9 12 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (2.44%) CCNA
12 8 (1.95%) MCDST
12 8 (1.95%) MCSA
13 7 (1.71%) MCITP
14 6 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.98%) CCAA
15 4 (0.98%) ISEB
16 3 (0.73%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.68%) GPG13
2 9 (2.20%) SLA
3 6 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.73%) QA
5 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 213 (51.95%) Active Directory
2 164 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 128 (31.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 105 (25.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 63 (15.37%) Hyper-V
6 56 (13.66%) vSphere
7 46 (11.22%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (6.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 26 (6.34%) XenServer
10 17 (4.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 16 (3.90%) BitLocker
12 9 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.95%) Terminal Server
13 8 (1.95%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (1.22%) Xen
15 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.98%) SRDF
15 4 (0.98%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.49%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 129 (31.46%) SCCM
2 31 (7.56%) SCOM
3 23 (5.61%) AppDNA
4 18 (4.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 16 (3.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 14 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (2.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 11 (2.68%) NetBackup
9 10 (2.44%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.95%) SCOrch
10 8 (1.95%) SCVMM
10 8 (1.95%) XenMobile
11 7 (1.71%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.71%) EdgeSight
11 7 (1.71%) PowerCLI
11 7 (1.71%) WSUS
12 6 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (1.46%) SCSM
13 4 (0.98%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 385 (93.90%) Citrix
2 208 (50.73%) VMware
3 199 (48.54%) Microsoft
4 79 (19.27%) AppSense
5 62 (15.12%) Cisco
6 58 (14.15%) HP
7 38 (9.27%) Symantec
8 36 (8.78%) NetApp
9 34 (8.29%) Dell
10 25 (6.10%) IBM
11 24 (5.85%) Wyse
12 21 (5.12%) EMC
13 20 (4.88%) F5
14 16 (3.90%) Apple
15 14 (3.41%) Altiris
16 13 (3.17%) CommVault
16 13 (3.17%) Palo Alto
17 11 (2.68%) ThinPrint
18 9 (2.20%) CheckPoint
18 9 (2.20%) Remedy
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