Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 554 342 423
Rank change year-on-year -212 +81 -30
Contract jobs citing XenApp 156 289 481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.66% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 1.78% 4.27% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 214 324
10th Percentile £211 £282 £225
25th Percentile £352 £327 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £443 £400 £386
Median % change year-on-year +10.63% +3.56% +18.85%
75th Percentile £528 £481 £452
90th Percentile £580 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
10th Percentile £13.70 £36.24 £16.30
25th Percentile £14.67 £37.53 £17.66
Median hourly rate £17.18 £47.25 £22.84
Median % change year-on-year -63.65% +106.92% +1.49%
75th Percentile £45.91 £57.50 £27.00
90th Percentile £62.61 " £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.11 £47.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year -70.14% +24.34% +68.89%

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 8,781 6,767 14,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.23% 15.52% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,091 4,594 9,425
10th Percentile £238 £186 £178
25th Percentile £390 £350 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 312 595
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.25 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.63 £13.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.42 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.79% +5.59% +4.04%
75th Percentile £48.75 £24.31 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £49.92 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.12 £16.50 £15.76
% change year-on-year +9.79% +4.70% +3.68%

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XenApp as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XenApp.

Daily rate trend for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XenApp over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XenApp.

Hourly rate trend for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XenApp over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 -152 124 £440 +10.00% 32
UK excluding London -90 96 £450 +8.43% 21
London -122 43 £400 +11.11% 16
South East +9 33 £544 +35.88% 6
Work from Home -252 32 £375 -1.32% 1
Scotland -58 18 £475 +13.77% 2
North of England -24 13 £361 -15.00% 4
East of England +9 12 £485 +33.79% 1
North West -8 11 £381 -7.58% 1
South West -13 9 £325 -30.56% 3
Midlands -27 8 £460 +42.64% 2
East Midlands +5 6 £460 +18.71%
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Yorkshire +3 2 £110 -75.56% 1
West Midlands -27 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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.

1 154 (98.72%) Citrix
2 110 (70.51%) Windows
3 106 (67.95%) VMware
4 87 (55.77%) Active Directory
5 83 (53.21%) Microsoft
6 77 (49.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 71 (45.51%) XenDesktop
8 68 (43.59%) Social Skills
9 65 (41.67%) Azure
9 65 (41.67%) PowerShell
10 64 (41.03%) Migration
11 55 (35.26%) Windows Server
12 53 (33.97%) NetScaler
13 43 (27.56%) Microsoft 365
13 43 (27.56%) ITIL
14 41 (26.28%) Windows 10
15 39 (25.00%) SCCM
16 38 (24.36%) Security Cleared
16 38 (24.36%) Hyper-V
17 36 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
18 34 (21.79%) SC Cleared
18 34 (21.79%) Microsoft App-V
19 32 (20.51%) SQL
19 32 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
20 31 (19.87%) AWS
21 30 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
21 30 (19.23%) MCSE
21 30 (19.23%) Azure Active Directory
22 28 (17.95%) Virtual Environments
22 28 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 16 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.05%) Skype for Business
3 10 (6.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 65 (41.67%) Azure
2 43 (27.56%) Microsoft 365
3 31 (19.87%) AWS
4 30 (19.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (9.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 13 (8.33%) SaaS
7 12 (7.69%) Mimecast
8 8 (5.13%) IaaS
9 6 (3.85%) PaaS
10 5 (3.21%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.28%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.28%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.64%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 53 (33.97%) NetScaler
2 18 (11.54%) DHCP
2 18 (11.54%) DNS
3 11 (7.05%) Firewall
4 10 (6.41%) Skype
4 10 (6.41%) WAN
5 9 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.13%) LAN
7 7 (4.49%) VPN
8 6 (3.85%) SAN
8 6 (3.85%) VoIP
9 5 (3.21%) FTP
9 5 (3.21%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.56%) VSAN
11 3 (1.92%) GoToMeeting
11 3 (1.92%) Internet
11 3 (1.92%) NAS
11 3 (1.92%) VLAN
11 3 (1.92%) Wireless
12 2 (1.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.28%) Power BI
4 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.64%) GIS
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.28%) MSI
2 1 (0.64%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.64%) GCC
2 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 68 (43.59%) Social Skills
2 22 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.62%) Finance
3 15 (9.62%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.85%) Billing
4 6 (3.85%) Legal
5 5 (3.21%) Banking
5 5 (3.21%) Law
6 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.28%) Marketing
7 2 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.64%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (21.79%) Architect
2 26 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 21 (13.46%) Cloud Architect
3 21 (13.46%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 21 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (11.54%) Analyst
5 12 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
5 12 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 11 (7.05%) Consultant
7 8 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.49%) Citrix Consultant
9 6 (3.85%) Azure Architect
9 6 (3.85%) Citrix Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) Administrator
10 5 (3.21%) Infrastructure Support
11 4 (2.56%) Citrix Administrator
11 4 (2.56%) Desktop Support
11 4 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.46%) Middleware
2 4 (2.56%) XML
3 2 (1.28%) .NET
3 2 (1.28%) J2EE
3 2 (1.28%) LDAP
4 1 (0.64%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 12 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 10 (6.41%) Cloud Native
3 8 (5.13%) Replication
4 5 (3.21%) Clustering
5 3 (1.92%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.92%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.64%) Derivative
7 1 (0.64%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.64%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.64%) iPhone
7 1 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.64%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 110 (70.51%) Windows
2 55 (35.26%) Windows Server
3 41 (26.28%) Windows 10
4 32 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (11.54%) Windows Server 2019
7 15 (9.62%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.13%) Linux
9 4 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.92%) Android
10 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.64%) CentOS
12 1 (0.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (41.03%) Migration
2 43 (27.56%) ITIL
3 28 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (17.95%) Virtual Environments
4 27 (17.31%) Customer Requirements
4 27 (17.31%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 21 (13.46%) Computer Science
5 21 (13.46%) Network Design
6 15 (9.62%) DevOps
6 15 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (5.13%) Application Packaging
7 8 (5.13%) Project Delivery
7 8 (5.13%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (4.49%) Application Virtualisation
8 7 (4.49%) Architecture Roadmap
8 7 (4.49%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.49%) High Availability
8 7 (4.49%) Storage Management
8 7 (4.49%) Task Automation
9 5 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 32 (20.51%) SQL
3 2 (1.28%) Java
3 2 (1.28%) VBScript
4 1 (0.64%) C
4 1 (0.64%) PHP
4 1 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (24.36%) Security Cleared
2 36 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (21.79%) SC Cleared
4 30 (19.23%) MCSE
5 23 (14.74%) Citrix Certification
6 22 (14.10%) Degree
7 21 (13.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (5.13%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.85%) MCSA
10 5 (3.21%) CCNA
10 5 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.56%) CISSP
12 3 (1.92%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.92%) MCP
13 2 (1.28%) CCA
13 2 (1.28%) CCNP
13 2 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (1.28%) MCITP
13 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.49%) SLA
2 3 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.64%) PMO
4 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 87 (55.77%) Active Directory
2 77 (49.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (45.51%) XenDesktop
4 38 (24.36%) Hyper-V
5 34 (21.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 30 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (12.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (7.05%) vSphere
9 5 (3.21%) Terminal Services
9 5 (3.21%) VMware NSX
10 4 (2.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.28%) NFS
13 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (25.00%) SCCM
2 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (5.13%) Ansible
4 7 (4.49%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (3.85%) SCOM
6 5 (3.21%) PowerCLI
6 5 (3.21%) vRealize
7 4 (2.56%) PaperCut
8 3 (1.92%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.92%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.28%) Puppet
9 2 (1.28%) SafeCom
9 2 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.28%) Terraform
9 2 (1.28%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.64%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 154 (98.72%) Citrix
2 106 (67.95%) VMware
3 83 (53.21%) Microsoft
4 25 (16.03%) Oracle
5 20 (12.82%) Ivanti
6 15 (9.62%) Cisco
7 14 (8.97%) HP
8 12 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 11 (7.05%) Dell
9 11 (7.05%) Veeam
10 10 (6.41%) NetApp
11 6 (3.85%) iManage
12 5 (3.21%) Symantec
13 4 (2.56%) AlienVault
13 4 (2.56%) Intapp
13 4 (2.56%) McAfee
13 4 (2.56%) Rapid7
13 4 (2.56%) Varonis
13 4 (2.56%) Wyse
14 3 (1.92%) F5