Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 408 478 374
Rank change year-on-year +70 -104 -56
Contract jobs citing XenApp 603 455 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.45% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 3.88% 3.71% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 282 437
UK median daily rate £370 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% - -7.80%
10th Percentile £215 £180 £198
90th Percentile £520 £494 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £295
% change year-on-year +14.75% +3.39% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 39
UK median hourly rate £20.13 £22.38 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.08% -17.11% +18.27%
10th Percentile £17.59 £10.43 £14.01
90th Percentile £25.00 £35.00 £36.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year -10.63% -20.07% +41.31%

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 15,536 12,257 13,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.02% 12.23% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,128 7,910 8,173
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £175
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 906 683 888
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% -
10th Percentile £10.54 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £40.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +1.45% +1.64% -3.17%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +65 540 £370 +13.85% 141
UK excluding London +34 360 £350 +14.75% 99
London +60 232 £400 +17.99% 48
South East +30 117 £400 +16.79% 19
North of England -10 68 £330 +10.00% 29
Midlands +17 59 £340 +18.26% 24
Scotland +3 42 £310 +12.73% 4
North West -3 36 £315 +5.00% 19
West Midlands -9 36 £330 +14.78% 12
South West +1 32 £325 +2.77% 7
East of England -15 30 £343 -23.89% 14
East Midlands +26 23 £363 +28.32% 12
North East -10 17 £388 +40.91%
Yorkshire -6 15 £350 +3.70% 10
Northern Ireland +40 6 £250 - 1
Wales -31 6 £344 +22.77% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 572 (94.86%) Citrix
2 486 (80.60%) Windows
3 360 (59.70%) Active Directory
4 342 (56.72%) VMware
5 323 (53.57%) Windows Server
6 310 (51.41%) XenDesktop
7 300 (49.75%) Microsoft
8 226 (37.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 222 (36.82%) SCCM
10 189 (31.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 175 (29.02%) PowerShell
12 157 (26.04%) Windows 10
13 150 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 148 (24.54%) DNS
15 141 (23.38%) Office 365
15 141 (23.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 135 (22.39%) DHCP
17 127 (21.06%) Finance
18 125 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 118 (19.57%) ITIL
20 117 (19.40%) Windows 7
21 115 (19.07%) NetScaler
22 114 (18.91%) MS Exchange
23 106 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
24 105 (17.41%) Hyper-V
25 101 (16.75%) vSphere
26 99 (16.42%) Ivanti
27 98 (16.25%) Migration
28 95 (15.75%) SQL
29 84 (13.93%) SQL Server

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
1 114 (18.91%) MS Exchange
2 59 (9.78%) Skype for Business
3 54 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (8.29%) SharePoint
5 30 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (4.64%) IIS
7 11 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.00%) Drupal
9 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.00%) JBoss
9 6 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.00%) WildFly
10 5 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.83%) Site Server
11 4 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.50%) CMS
13 1 (0.17%) Apache
13 1 (0.17%) Confluence
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.33%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 141 (23.38%) Office 365
2 106 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (4.98%) IaaS
5 26 (4.31%) SaaS
6 20 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (3.15%) PaaS
8 8 (1.33%) Yammer
9 6 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.83%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.66%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.50%) G Suite
12 3 (0.50%) GitHub
12 3 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 148 (24.54%) DNS
2 135 (22.39%) DHCP
3 115 (19.07%) NetScaler
4 66 (10.95%) SAN
5 57 (9.45%) Skype
6 49 (8.13%) Firewall
7 34 (5.64%) TCP/IP
8 25 (4.15%) VPN
9 23 (3.81%) LAN
10 22 (3.65%) VLAN
11 19 (3.15%) WAN
12 18 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
12 18 (2.99%) NAS
13 16 (2.65%) iSCSI
14 12 (1.99%) Internet
15 11 (1.82%) Wireless
16 10 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (1.49%) MPLS
18 8 (1.33%) 3G
18 8 (1.33%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.83%) MySQL
6 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.50%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.33%) Big Data
9 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 41 (6.80%) MSI
2 21 (3.48%) AdminStudio
3 7 (1.16%) InstallShield
4 6 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.66%) GitLab
6 3 (0.50%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.33%) AutoIt
7 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.33%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.17%) Hudson
8 1 (0.17%) JIRA
8 1 (0.17%) JMeter
8 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 127 (21.06%) Finance
2 22 (3.65%) Banking
3 19 (3.15%) Back Office
4 16 (2.65%) Publishing
5 10 (1.66%) Local Government
6 9 (1.49%) Legal
7 8 (1.33%) Law
7 8 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.00%) Online Betting
10 4 (0.66%) Billing
10 4 (0.66%) Electronics
10 4 (0.66%) Marketing
10 4 (0.66%) Retail
11 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (20.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 114 (18.91%) Citrix Engineer
3 85 (14.10%) Analyst
4 62 (10.28%) Architect
5 48 (7.96%) Desktop Support
6 42 (6.97%) Infrastructure Architect
7 33 (5.47%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (5.31%) Citrix Support
9 31 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 31 (5.14%) Support Engineer
10 30 (4.98%) Windows Engineer
11 29 (4.81%) Applications Packager
11 29 (4.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 26 (4.31%) Citrix Analyst
12 26 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
12 26 (4.31%) VMware Engineer
13 25 (4.15%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (4.15%) Consultant
13 25 (4.15%) Infrastructure Support
14 24 (3.98%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.47%) Middleware
2 19 (3.15%) Web Services
3 12 (1.99%) .NET
4 8 (1.33%) LDAP
5 6 (1.00%) LAMP
6 5 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.83%) OCX
7 4 (0.66%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.66%) SAML
7 4 (0.66%) WSH
8 3 (0.50%) XML
8 3 (0.50%) XMPP
8 3 (0.50%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.33%) JSON
10 1 (0.17%) REST
10 1 (0.17%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.17%) Spring
10 1 (0.17%) Swagger
10 1 (0.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 55 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (7.96%) Clustering
4 42 (6.97%) Fat Client
4 42 (6.97%) Thin Client
5 24 (3.98%) PKI
6 23 (3.81%) Blackberry
7 15 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.99%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.49%) Taxonomies
10 9 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.00%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.00%) Replication
12 5 (0.83%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.83%) User Experience
13 3 (0.50%) CMDB
13 3 (0.50%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.50%) iPhone
13 3 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 486 (80.60%) Windows
2 323 (53.57%) Windows Server
3 157 (26.04%) Windows 10
4 150 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (19.40%) Windows 7
7 69 (11.44%) Linux
8 60 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (3.98%) Unix
10 23 (3.81%) Windows 8
10 23 (3.81%) Windows XP
11 22 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (2.32%) AIX
13 10 (1.66%) Data ONTAP
14 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.16%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.00%) Android
16 5 (0.83%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.33%) VMS
17 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (23.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 118 (19.57%) ITIL
3 98 (16.25%) Migration
4 62 (10.28%) Application Packaging
5 42 (6.97%) Application Virtualisation
6 37 (6.14%) Service Management
7 36 (5.97%) Network Design
8 35 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 27 (4.48%) Virtual Environments
10 25 (4.15%) Capacity Planning
10 25 (4.15%) Incident Management
11 24 (3.98%) Change Management
12 23 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (3.81%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (3.48%) Patch Management
13 21 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
14 20 (3.32%) ITIL V3
15 19 (3.15%) Load Balancing
15 19 (3.15%) Service Delivery
16 18 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 175 (29.02%) PowerShell
2 95 (15.75%) SQL
3 63 (10.45%) VBScript
4 26 (4.31%) VB
5 10 (1.66%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.00%) Perl
7 6 (1.00%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.83%) VBA
9 4 (0.66%) C#
10 3 (0.50%) Python
11 2 (0.33%) C
11 2 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (7.79%) Citrix Certification
2 43 (7.13%) Security Cleared
3 42 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (5.64%) SC Cleared
5 30 (4.98%) Degree
6 29 (4.81%) CCA
7 27 (4.48%) MCSE
8 12 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.66%) MCITP
9 10 (1.66%) MCSA
10 9 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.00%) CCNA
12 6 (1.00%) MCP
13 5 (0.83%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.50%) CCNP
15 2 (0.33%) CISSP
15 2 (0.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.82%) SLA
2 10 (1.66%) QA
3 7 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 360 (59.70%) Active Directory
2 310 (51.41%) XenDesktop
3 226 (37.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 189 (31.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 105 (17.41%) Hyper-V
6 101 (16.75%) vSphere
7 80 (13.27%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (6.97%) XenServer
9 40 (6.63%) Virtual Desktop
10 22 (3.65%) DFS Replication
10 22 (3.65%) Oracle RAC
11 20 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (2.65%) Terminal Services
13 14 (2.32%) BitLocker
13 14 (2.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (1.82%) VMware Server
15 9 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (1.33%) Firmware
16 8 (1.33%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 222 (36.82%) SCCM
2 49 (8.13%) SCOM
3 36 (5.97%) Microsoft Clustering
4 29 (4.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 21 (3.48%) vCenter Server
6 20 (3.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 18 (2.99%) XenMobile
8 15 (2.49%) SCOrch
8 15 (2.49%) vRealize
9 14 (2.32%) Data Guard
10 9 (1.49%) HP SIM
11 8 (1.33%) AirWatch
11 8 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 8 (1.33%) NetBackup
11 8 (1.33%) Puppet
11 8 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (1.33%) WSUS
12 7 (1.16%) Nagios
13 6 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 572 (94.86%) Citrix
2 342 (56.72%) VMware
3 300 (49.75%) Microsoft
4 99 (16.42%) Ivanti
5 78 (12.94%) HP
6 54 (8.96%) NetApp
7 53 (8.79%) Cisco
8 45 (7.46%) Oracle
9 31 (5.14%) IBM
10 30 (4.98%) Wyse
11 28 (4.64%) 3PAR
12 22 (3.65%) Dell
12 22 (3.65%) Red Hat
13 18 (2.99%) CommVault
13 18 (2.99%) EMC
13 18 (2.99%) Symantec
14 17 (2.82%) Apple
15 16 (2.65%) Avaya
16 13 (2.16%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.99%) CA