Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 387 416 484
Rank change year-on-year +29 +68 -126
Contract jobs citing XenApp 505 611 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.59% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 3.80% 3.97% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 424 268
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +14.06% -1.54%
10th Percentile £210 £215 £179
90th Percentile £530 £520 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year - +15.70% +2.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 7
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.63% -17.11%
10th Percentile £15.23 £17.55 £10.43
90th Percentile £38.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.33 £20.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +16.66% -10.63% -20.07%

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 13,293 15,398 12,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.62% 14.92% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,778 10,008 7,786
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £168 £180 £158
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 901 679
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -4.19% +4.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

Contractor 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 17 October 2019. 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 +31 477 £375 +1.35% 127
UK excluding London +4 272 £350 - 101
London +59 224 £413 +3.13% 36
South East +8 92 £375 -6.25% 21
South West +12 50 £363 +11.54% 12
Midlands +29 42 £323 -2.27% 24
North of England +8 41 £315 -5.26% 28
West Midlands +32 35 £338 +3.85% 15
Yorkshire +44 23 £309 -17.11% 12
East of England +29 23 £338 -1.46% 6
North West +13 18 £315 - 14
Scotland +2 18 £363 +17.02% 4
East Midlands +19 7 £320 -13.51% 9
Wales +19 4 £316 -8.00% 5
Northern Ireland +2 2 £269 +7.50% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 470 (93.07%) Citrix
2 438 (86.73%) Windows
3 353 (69.90%) Active Directory
4 276 (54.65%) XenDesktop
5 272 (53.86%) Microsoft
6 259 (51.29%) VMware
7 243 (48.12%) Windows Server
8 203 (40.20%) SCCM
9 181 (35.84%) Office 365
10 173 (34.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 158 (31.29%) PowerShell
12 153 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 125 (24.75%) Windows 10
14 121 (23.96%) DNS
15 117 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
16 116 (22.97%) MS Exchange
17 106 (20.99%) Azure
18 103 (20.40%) DHCP
19 93 (18.42%) Firewall
20 92 (18.22%) ITIL
21 91 (18.02%) NetScaler
22 85 (16.83%) Windows 7
23 83 (16.44%) VMware ESXi
24 81 (16.04%) Microsoft App-V
25 78 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
26 77 (15.25%) Skype for Business
27 76 (15.05%) vSphere
27 76 (15.05%) Hyper-V
28 75 (14.85%) SQL Server
29 70 (13.86%) Ivanti

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
1 116 (22.97%) MS Exchange
2 77 (15.25%) Skype for Business
3 45 (8.91%) SharePoint
4 37 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (4.16%) IIS
6 9 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.79%) Apache
9 3 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.59%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Confluence
10 1 (0.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 181 (35.84%) Office 365
2 106 (20.99%) Azure
3 51 (10.10%) AWS
4 18 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (3.37%) SaaS
5 17 (3.37%) Yammer
6 11 (2.18%) IaaS
6 11 (2.18%) PaaS
7 8 (1.58%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.99%) GCP
9 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.59%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.40%) Boomi
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.20%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 121 (23.96%) DNS
2 103 (20.40%) DHCP
3 93 (18.42%) Firewall
4 91 (18.02%) NetScaler
5 62 (12.28%) Skype
6 34 (6.73%) SAN
7 24 (4.75%) TCP/IP
7 24 (4.75%) VLAN
8 20 (3.96%) VPN
9 19 (3.76%) LAN
9 19 (3.76%) WAN
10 13 (2.57%) VoIP
11 11 (2.18%) Network Security
12 9 (1.78%) NAS
13 8 (1.58%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.58%) Unified Communications
13 8 (1.58%) Wireless
14 7 (1.39%) Internet
14 7 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.38%) Big Data
3 9 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.99%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.59%) MySQL
7 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (8.51%) MSI
2 33 (6.53%) InstallShield
3 5 (0.99%) LoadRunner
3 5 (0.99%) WiX
4 4 (0.79%) WinDbg
5 3 (0.59%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.59%) JIRA
5 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.20%) TestRail
7 1 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 68 (13.47%) Finance
2 51 (10.10%) Banking
3 40 (7.92%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.17%) Local Government
5 14 (2.77%) Law
6 13 (2.57%) German Language
6 13 (2.57%) Russian Language
7 11 (2.18%) Publishing
7 11 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.98%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.58%) Back Office
10 5 (0.99%) Advertising
10 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.79%) Legal
11 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.79%) Marketing
12 3 (0.59%) Front Office
12 3 (0.59%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.40%) Electronics
13 2 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 131 (25.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 78 (15.45%) Analyst
3 62 (12.28%) Citrix Engineer
4 53 (10.50%) Support Engineer
5 43 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
6 40 (7.92%) Windows Engineer
7 33 (6.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 32 (6.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 25 (4.95%) Citrix Support
10 23 (4.55%) Citrix Analyst
10 23 (4.55%) Consultant
11 22 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (4.36%) Applications Packager
12 20 (3.96%) Support Analyst
13 19 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (3.76%) Desktop Support
13 19 (3.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.56%) Desktop Engineer
15 17 (3.37%) Architect
15 17 (3.37%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.77%) Web Services
2 8 (1.58%) Software Packaging
3 6 (1.19%) .NET
3 6 (1.19%) SAML
4 5 (0.99%) React
5 4 (0.79%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.59%) LDAP
7 2 (0.40%) JSON
7 2 (0.40%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.20%) COM
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) HTML
8 1 (0.20%) LAMP
8 1 (0.20%) Middleware
8 1 (0.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.71%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.54%) Fat Client
2 28 (5.54%) Thin Client
3 23 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.36%) Clustering
5 15 (2.97%) PKI
6 13 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.98%) Hedge funds
7 10 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.78%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.78%) Replication
9 7 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.19%) NHS
11 5 (0.99%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.99%) RSA SecurID
11 5 (0.99%) Shadow IT
12 4 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 438 (86.73%) Windows
2 243 (48.12%) Windows Server
3 125 (24.75%) Windows 10
4 117 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (16.83%) Windows 7
6 78 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (12.28%) Linux
8 56 (11.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (6.14%) Windows 8
10 29 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (3.37%) Android
12 14 (2.77%) Windows Mobile
13 11 (2.18%) Unix
14 8 (1.58%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.39%) VMS
16 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 92 (18.22%) ITIL
3 66 (13.07%) Migration
4 62 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (9.50%) Application Packaging
6 29 (5.74%) Project Delivery
7 25 (4.95%) Service Delivery
8 24 (4.75%) Service Management
9 21 (4.16%) Mobile Device Management
9 21 (4.16%) Virtual Environments
10 20 (3.96%) Information Security
10 20 (3.96%) ITSM
11 18 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (3.17%) Application Virtualisation
12 16 (3.17%) High Availability
12 16 (3.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 15 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (2.97%) Customer Requirements
14 14 (2.77%) Project Management
14 14 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 158 (31.29%) PowerShell
2 58 (11.49%) SQL
3 28 (5.54%) VBScript
4 14 (2.77%) C
4 14 (2.77%) VB
5 9 (1.78%) Python
6 4 (0.79%) C#
7 2 (0.40%) Ruby
7 2 (0.40%) VBA
8 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.20%) Perl
8 1 (0.20%) PHP
8 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (11.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (10.89%) Citrix Certification
3 53 (10.50%) MCSE
4 40 (7.92%) Security Cleared
5 39 (7.72%) CCA
6 21 (4.16%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.96%) CCNA
7 20 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (3.17%) MCSA
9 14 (2.77%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.38%) Degree
11 9 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.39%) CCNP
12 7 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.99%) MCITP
14 4 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.59%) HNC
15 3 (0.59%) HND
15 3 (0.59%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.34%) SLA
2 13 (2.57%) QA
3 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.79%) NIST
4 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.40%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 353 (69.90%) Active Directory
2 276 (54.65%) XenDesktop
3 173 (34.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (16.44%) VMware ESXi
5 81 (16.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 76 (15.05%) Hyper-V
6 76 (15.05%) vSphere
7 43 (8.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 28 (5.54%) DFS Replication
9 20 (3.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 18 (3.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (2.38%) Xen
13 9 (1.78%) VMware NSX
14 7 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (1.19%) BitLocker
15 6 (1.19%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.99%) vCloud
17 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 203 (40.20%) SCCM
2 43 (8.51%) SCOM
3 19 (3.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (2.77%) XenMobile
5 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (1.98%) SCVMM
6 10 (1.98%) vCenter Server
6 10 (1.98%) WSUS
7 9 (1.78%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.58%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.58%) Terraform
8 8 (1.58%) vRealize
9 7 (1.39%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.99%) Ansible
10 5 (0.99%) Istio
10 5 (0.99%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.99%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.99%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 470 (93.07%) Citrix
2 272 (53.86%) Microsoft
3 259 (51.29%) VMware
4 70 (13.86%) Ivanti
5 65 (12.87%) Cisco
6 46 (9.11%) HP
7 43 (8.51%) NetApp
8 37 (7.33%) Dell
9 31 (6.14%) Red Hat
10 27 (5.35%) Symantec
11 23 (4.55%) McAfee
12 21 (4.16%) Novell
13 20 (3.96%) Apple
14 18 (3.56%) EMC
15 17 (3.37%) ServiceNow
16 16 (3.17%) SolarWinds
17 12 (2.38%) Sony
18 9 (1.78%) CheckPoint
18 9 (1.78%) Splunk
19 8 (1.58%) Forcepoint