Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 385 423 386
Rank change year-on-year +38 -37 -53
Contract jobs citing XenApp 630 481 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.52% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 4.72% 4.54% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 319 414
UK median daily rate £330 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% -12.00%
10th Percentile £180 £215 £210
90th Percentile £499 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £325 £313
% change year-on-year -4.23% +3.83% -10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 16
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.17 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.30% +8.55% -13.33%
10th Percentile £13.15 £12.71 £10.81
90th Percentile £60.00 £131.88 £33.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £16.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +48.45% -28.09% -3.26%

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 13,337 10,588 11,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 11.51% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,649 6,685 7,027
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +14.12%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 730 961
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.83 £46.76 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 21 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 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 +29 543 £338 -3.57% 125
UK excluding London +23 397 £311 -4.23% 92
London +15 227 £365 -9.32% 41
North of England +40 144 £300 +9.09% 30
Scotland -1 75 £275 -26.67% 4
South East -30 72 £424 +13.07% 17
North East +59 63 £290 +36.47% 2
North West +11 57 £375 +25.00% 17
Midlands -2 51 £278 -20.64% 14
West Midlands +13 33 £305 -2.40% 11
East of England -7 31 £365 +21.67% 13
Yorkshire -2 24 £310 -4.62% 11
South West +9 18 £313 - 10
East Midlands -7 18 £250 -29.08% 3
Wales - 6 £425 - 3
Northern Ireland -5 3 £250 -23.31% 1

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 608 (96.51%) Citrix
2 498 (79.05%) Windows
3 372 (59.05%) Active Directory
4 364 (57.78%) VMware
5 339 (53.81%) Microsoft
6 310 (49.21%) Windows Server
7 268 (42.54%) XenDesktop
8 246 (39.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 224 (35.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 200 (31.75%) DNS
11 192 (30.48%) DHCP
12 179 (28.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 176 (27.94%) PowerShell
14 170 (26.98%) SCCM
15 168 (26.67%) Ivanti
16 151 (23.97%) NetScaler
17 148 (23.49%) Microsoft App-V
18 138 (21.90%) ITIL
19 134 (21.27%) Office 365
20 122 (19.37%) Windows 10
21 117 (18.57%) Security Cleared
22 106 (16.83%) MS Exchange
23 104 (16.51%) Finance
23 104 (16.51%) Windows 7
24 102 (16.19%) SC Cleared
25 98 (15.56%) SAN
26 96 (15.24%) Hyper-V
27 89 (14.13%) vSphere
27 89 (14.13%) HP
28 87 (13.81%) 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
1 106 (16.83%) MS Exchange
2 67 (10.63%) IIS
3 55 (8.73%) Skype for Business
4 40 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (3.49%) SharePoint
7 21 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (3.02%) OpenStack
9 13 (2.06%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.95%) Apache
13 3 (0.48%) Confluence
13 3 (0.48%) GroupWise
13 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.32%) JBoss
15 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.16%) CMS
15 1 (0.16%) Drupal
15 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 75 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.16%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 134 (21.27%) Office 365
2 61 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.86%) IaaS
5 16 (2.54%) PaaS
6 8 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.27%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.27%) SaaS
7 6 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.63%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.63%) Yammer
9 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.16%) G Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 200 (31.75%) DNS
2 192 (30.48%) DHCP
3 151 (23.97%) NetScaler
4 98 (15.56%) SAN
5 57 (9.05%) Firewall
6 47 (7.46%) TCP/IP
7 44 (6.98%) LAN
7 44 (6.98%) WAN
8 43 (6.83%) VPN
9 39 (6.19%) Skype
10 36 (5.71%) NAS
11 32 (5.08%) VLAN
12 27 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (3.97%) VSAN
14 23 (3.65%) 3G
15 20 (3.17%) Internet
15 20 (3.17%) iSCSI
15 20 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
16 17 (2.70%) MPLS
17 14 (2.22%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.43%) MySQL
5 7 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.16%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.16%) DB2
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.16%) Power BI
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (3.97%) MSI
2 7 (1.11%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.48%) JIRA
4 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.16%) JMeter
5 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 104 (16.51%) Finance
2 27 (4.29%) Banking
3 14 (2.22%) Local Government
4 10 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.11%) Retail
6 6 (0.95%) Legal
6 6 (0.95%) Publishing
7 5 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.48%) Back Office
9 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.48%) Law
9 3 (0.48%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 121 (19.21%) Citrix Engineer
2 78 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 74 (11.75%) Support Engineer
4 65 (10.32%) Analyst
5 52 (8.25%) Architect
6 42 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 39 (6.19%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 37 (5.87%) Consultant
9 35 (5.56%) Desktop Support
10 33 (5.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 32 (5.08%) Citrix Support
12 26 (4.13%) Server Engineer
12 26 (4.13%) Service Analyst
13 24 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
13 24 (3.81%) VMware Engineer
14 23 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
15 22 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
15 22 (3.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 20 (3.17%) Citrix Specialist
16 20 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.11%) .NET
2 6 (0.95%) LDAP
2 6 (0.95%) X-Windows
3 4 (0.63%) Web Services
4 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.48%) Middleware
5 2 (0.32%) JSON
5 2 (0.32%) LAMP
5 2 (0.32%) REST
5 2 (0.32%) Swagger
5 2 (0.32%) XML
6 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 41 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.87%) Clustering
4 36 (5.71%) Fat Client
4 36 (5.71%) Thin Client
5 35 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 34 (5.40%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (2.54%) PKI
9 15 (2.38%) Replication
10 9 (1.43%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.11%) Wiki
12 6 (0.95%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.95%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.95%) User Experience
13 5 (0.79%) CESG
14 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
15 3 (0.48%) EMC VNX
15 3 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 498 (79.05%) Windows
2 310 (49.21%) Windows Server
3 224 (35.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 179 (28.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 122 (19.37%) Windows 10
6 104 (16.51%) Windows 7
7 83 (13.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 58 (9.21%) Linux
9 41 (6.51%) Windows 8
10 22 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (2.22%) Unix
12 10 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (1.27%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.11%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.95%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.79%) Solaris
17 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (21.90%) ITIL
2 80 (12.70%) Migration
3 54 (8.57%) Project Management
4 48 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
5 43 (6.83%) Application Packaging
6 39 (6.19%) Business Continuity
7 37 (5.87%) Problem Management
8 36 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 34 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 32 (5.08%) Software Delivery
11 27 (4.29%) Application Virtualisation
12 25 (3.97%) High Availability
13 24 (3.81%) Change Management
13 24 (3.81%) Incident Management
14 23 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (3.65%) Analytics
14 23 (3.65%) Capacity Management
14 23 (3.65%) Capacity Planning
14 23 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
15 22 (3.49%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 176 (27.94%) PowerShell
2 72 (11.43%) SQL
3 39 (6.19%) VBScript
4 18 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 14 (2.22%) VB
6 5 (0.79%) C
7 4 (0.63%) Java
8 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.48%) C#
8 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.16%) AWK
10 1 (0.16%) Python
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) sed
Qualifications
1 117 (18.57%) Security Cleared
2 102 (16.19%) SC Cleared
3 56 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (8.25%) Degree
5 41 (6.51%) Citrix Certification
6 32 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 28 (4.44%) MCSE
8 23 (3.65%) CCA
9 17 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.75%) CCEA
13 11 (1.75%) MCSA
14 10 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (1.43%) CISSP
16 8 (1.27%) CCNA
16 8 (1.27%) CCNP
16 8 (1.27%) MCITP
16 8 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.27%) SLA
3 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.79%) PMO
4 4 (0.63%) QA
5 2 (0.32%) GDPR
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) BS25999
6 1 (0.16%) IASME
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 372 (59.05%) Active Directory
2 268 (42.54%) XenDesktop
3 246 (39.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 148 (23.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 96 (15.24%) Hyper-V
6 89 (14.13%) vSphere
7 87 (13.81%) XenServer
8 76 (12.06%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (4.29%) VMware NSX
10 26 (4.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 20 (3.17%) DFS Replication
12 19 (3.02%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (2.06%) BitLocker
14 12 (1.90%) NFS
15 11 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (1.27%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.95%) Docker
17 6 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (0.95%) VirtualBox
18 5 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 170 (26.98%) SCCM
2 51 (8.10%) SCOM
3 34 (5.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 24 (3.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 19 (3.02%) EdgeSight
5 19 (3.02%) vRealize
6 18 (2.86%) WSUS
7 17 (2.70%) PowerCLI
8 16 (2.54%) Backup Exec
8 16 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
10 14 (2.22%) vMotion
11 12 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (1.90%) SafeCom
12 11 (1.75%) Ansible
13 10 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 10 (1.59%) NetBackup
14 9 (1.43%) vCenter Server
15 8 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (1.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 608 (96.51%) Citrix
2 364 (57.78%) VMware
3 339 (53.81%) Microsoft
4 168 (26.67%) Ivanti
5 89 (14.13%) HP
6 85 (13.49%) Cisco
7 46 (7.30%) NetApp
8 37 (5.87%) ThinPrint
9 35 (5.56%) SAP
10 31 (4.92%) Symantec
11 29 (4.60%) Dell
12 24 (3.81%) Apple
13 23 (3.65%) IBM
14 17 (2.70%) McAfee
14 17 (2.70%) Sophos
15 15 (2.38%) CommVault
15 15 (2.38%) Veeam
16 14 (2.22%) Altiris
16 14 (2.22%) SolarWinds
17 13 (2.06%) Red Hat