Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 409 448 383
Rank change year-on-year +39 -65 -29
Contract jobs citing XenApp 606 503 637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.49% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 3.82% 3.89% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 318 396
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -5.80% -3.50%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £195
90th Percentile £520 £496 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £313 £313
% change year-on-year +18.40% - +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 32
UK median hourly rate £20.13 £23.69 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.05% -7.10% -19.19%
10th Percentile £17.25 £10.64 £12.33
90th Percentile £25.00 £60.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.13 £23.69 £26.75
% change year-on-year -15.05% -11.44% +23.70%

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 15,853 12,937 12,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.19% 12.63% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,369 8,394 7,997
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £180 £156 £173
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 880 703 870
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +5.60% -0.79%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £46.98 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.67% - -4.00%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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 +34 540 £375 +15.38% 112
UK excluding London +9 361 £370 +18.40% 77
London +51 236 £400 +18.52% 39
South East +22 122 £400 +4.58% 20
North of England -23 67 £350 +16.18% 26
Midlands +6 50 £350 +21.21% 9
Scotland +13 43 £325 +18.18% 2
South West -4 39 £350 +9.38% 11
North West -9 34 £325 -7.14% 10
West Midlands -9 33 £350 +16.67% 4
East of England -39 24 £350 -17.65% 7
East Midlands +15 17 £338 +22.73% 5
Yorkshire -14 17 £335 -0.74% 11
North East -18 16 £400 +44.14% 5
Wales -36 11 £395 +41.07% 2
Northern Ireland +32 5 £250 -

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 565 (93.23%) Citrix
2 483 (79.70%) Windows
3 360 (59.41%) Active Directory
4 320 (52.81%) VMware
5 316 (52.15%) XenDesktop
6 298 (49.17%) Windows Server
7 294 (48.51%) Microsoft
8 207 (34.16%) SCCM
9 192 (31.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 185 (30.53%) PowerShell
11 169 (27.89%) Windows 10
12 164 (27.06%) Microsoft App-V
13 141 (23.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 137 (22.61%) Office 365
15 134 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 133 (21.95%) Finance
17 128 (21.12%) Windows Server 2008
18 123 (20.30%) MS Exchange
19 119 (19.64%) ITIL
20 118 (19.47%) DNS
21 113 (18.65%) NetScaler
22 109 (17.99%) DHCP
23 106 (17.49%) Windows 7
24 105 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
25 97 (16.01%) Hyper-V
26 94 (15.51%) Migration
27 85 (14.03%) SQL
27 85 (14.03%) vSphere
28 83 (13.70%) Linux
29 81 (13.37%) HP

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
1 123 (20.30%) MS Exchange
2 48 (7.92%) Skype for Business
3 44 (7.26%) SharePoint
4 43 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.47%) IIS
7 8 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.16%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.99%) JBoss
9 6 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.99%) WildFly
10 5 (0.83%) Drupal
11 4 (0.66%) Apache
11 4 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.50%) CMS
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 137 (22.61%) Office 365
2 105 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (4.95%) IaaS
5 27 (4.46%) SaaS
6 20 (3.30%) PaaS
7 16 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.32%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.32%) Yammer
9 7 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.83%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.50%) G Suite
12 3 (0.50%) GitHub
12 3 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 118 (19.47%) DNS
2 113 (18.65%) NetScaler
3 109 (17.99%) DHCP
4 74 (12.21%) SAN
5 55 (9.08%) Firewall
6 48 (7.92%) Skype
7 27 (4.46%) TCP/IP
7 27 (4.46%) VPN
8 25 (4.13%) VLAN
9 22 (3.63%) LAN
10 17 (2.81%) Fibre Channel
10 17 (2.81%) WAN
11 15 (2.48%) iSCSI
12 14 (2.31%) NAS
13 12 (1.98%) Internet
14 11 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.49%) VSAN
15 9 (1.49%) Wireless
16 8 (1.32%) VoIP
17 7 (1.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.50%) MySQL
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.33%) Big Data
9 2 (0.33%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (5.78%) MSI
2 24 (3.96%) AdminStudio
3 11 (1.82%) GitLab
4 10 (1.65%) Artifactory
5 7 (1.16%) Wise Package Studio
6 6 (0.99%) InstallShield
7 5 (0.83%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.33%) AutoIt
9 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 133 (21.95%) Finance
2 27 (4.46%) Banking
3 15 (2.48%) Legal
4 12 (1.98%) Publishing
5 10 (1.65%) Back Office
6 9 (1.49%) Billing
6 9 (1.49%) Local Government
7 8 (1.32%) Law
8 7 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.16%) Online Betting
8 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.66%) Retail
10 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 120 (19.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 113 (18.65%) Citrix Engineer
3 90 (14.85%) Analyst
4 66 (10.89%) Architect
5 45 (7.43%) Infrastructure Architect
6 35 (5.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 33 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
8 31 (5.12%) Consultant
9 30 (4.95%) Applications Packager
9 30 (4.95%) Citrix Analyst
9 30 (4.95%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (4.79%) Citrix Support
11 28 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
12 27 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
12 27 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
12 27 (4.46%) Support Analyst
12 27 (4.46%) VMware Engineer
13 26 (4.29%) Administrator
14 25 (4.13%) Infrastructure Support
14 25 (4.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.12%) Middleware
2 20 (3.30%) Web Services
3 13 (2.15%) .NET
4 10 (1.65%) OCX
5 6 (0.99%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.83%) LAMP
6 5 (0.83%) LDAP
7 4 (0.66%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.66%) SAML
7 4 (0.66%) WSH
8 3 (0.50%) JSON
8 3 (0.50%) XML
8 3 (0.50%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.33%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.33%) WCF
9 2 (0.33%) WinForms
9 2 (0.33%) XMPP
10 1 (0.17%) Spring
10 1 (0.17%) Swagger
10 1 (0.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.75%) Data Centre
2 50 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (6.93%) Clustering
4 30 (4.95%) Fat Client
4 30 (4.95%) Thin Client
5 20 (3.30%) Blackberry
6 19 (3.14%) PKI
7 17 (2.81%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.49%) Taxonomies
10 6 (0.99%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.83%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.83%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.83%) User Experience
12 4 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
12 4 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.66%) iPhone
13 3 (0.50%) CMDB
13 3 (0.50%) iPad
13 3 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 483 (79.70%) Windows
2 298 (49.17%) Windows Server
3 169 (27.89%) Windows 10
4 134 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 128 (21.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 106 (17.49%) Windows 7
7 83 (13.70%) Linux
8 50 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (4.79%) Windows XP
10 28 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (4.29%) Unix
12 20 (3.30%) Windows 8
13 14 (2.31%) AIX
14 11 (1.82%) Android
15 10 (1.65%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.16%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.66%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (23.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 119 (19.64%) ITIL
3 94 (15.51%) Migration
4 54 (8.91%) Application Packaging
5 45 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 39 (6.44%) Service Management
7 37 (6.11%) Application Virtualisation
8 34 (5.61%) Network Design
9 30 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
10 28 (4.62%) Change Management
11 27 (4.46%) Virtual Environments
12 26 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (3.96%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (3.80%) Patch Management
15 22 (3.63%) User Acceptance Testing
16 20 (3.30%) Incident Management
17 19 (3.14%) ITSM
17 19 (3.14%) Load Balancing
18 15 (2.48%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 185 (30.53%) PowerShell
2 85 (14.03%) SQL
3 55 (9.08%) VBScript
4 28 (4.62%) VB
5 17 (2.81%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.82%) C#
7 8 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.32%) VBA
8 6 (0.99%) Perl
9 5 (0.83%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.66%) Python
10 4 (0.66%) Ruby
11 3 (0.50%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.33%) C
12 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (8.91%) Citrix Certification
2 48 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (7.10%) Security Cleared
4 41 (6.77%) MCSE
5 36 (5.94%) CCA
6 34 (5.61%) SC Cleared
7 25 (4.13%) Degree
8 10 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.65%) MCITP
9 9 (1.49%) CCNA
9 9 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.99%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.99%) MCSA
12 4 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.50%) CCNP
13 3 (0.50%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.33%) CISSP
14 2 (0.33%) IBM Certification
14 2 (0.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.81%) QA
2 14 (2.31%) SLA
3 7 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.33%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 360 (59.41%) Active Directory
2 316 (52.15%) XenDesktop
3 192 (31.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 164 (27.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 97 (16.01%) Hyper-V
6 85 (14.03%) vSphere
7 73 (12.05%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (7.43%) XenServer
9 30 (4.95%) Virtual Desktop
10 29 (4.79%) Oracle RAC
11 21 (3.47%) DFS Replication
12 16 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
13 15 (2.48%) Terminal Services
14 11 (1.82%) BitLocker
14 11 (1.82%) VMware Server
15 9 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (1.32%) Firmware
17 7 (1.16%) Xen
18 5 (0.83%) VMware NSX
19 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 207 (34.16%) SCCM
2 54 (8.91%) SCOM
3 33 (5.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 25 (4.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (3.96%) vCenter Server
6 16 (2.64%) Puppet
7 15 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (2.48%) vRealize
8 14 (2.31%) Data Guard
8 14 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (2.31%) XenMobile
9 13 (2.15%) HP SIM
10 12 (1.98%) SCOrch
11 11 (1.82%) vMotion
12 9 (1.49%) NetBackup
13 8 (1.32%) WSUS
14 7 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (1.16%) Nagios
14 7 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 565 (93.23%) Citrix
2 320 (52.81%) VMware
3 294 (48.51%) Microsoft
4 81 (13.37%) HP
5 80 (13.20%) Ivanti
6 55 (9.08%) Cisco
7 53 (8.75%) NetApp
7 53 (8.75%) Oracle
8 34 (5.61%) IBM
9 33 (5.45%) 3PAR
10 27 (4.46%) Red Hat
11 24 (3.96%) Wyse
12 23 (3.80%) Dell
12 23 (3.80%) EMC
13 18 (2.97%) Apple
14 17 (2.81%) CommVault
15 16 (2.64%) McAfee
16 15 (2.48%) Avaya
16 15 (2.48%) BMC
17 14 (2.31%) Symantec