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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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 613 582 366
Rank change year-on-year -31 -216 +69
Contract jobs citing XenApp 229 205 181
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 1.94% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 135 127
10th Percentile £263 £213 £294
25th Percentile £363 £326 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year - - +13.33%
75th Percentile £575 £519 £481
90th Percentile £650 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -7.39% +3.53% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
10th Percentile - £12.72 £36.53
25th Percentile - £13.06 £38.25
Median hourly rate - £17.18 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year - -56.52% +49.06%
75th Percentile - £28.75 £42.00
90th Percentile - - £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.56 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -65.68% +42.59%

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 11,915 10,549 5,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 14.27% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,596 7,337 3,479
10th Percentile £200 £220 £200
25th Percentile £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +0.53%
75th Percentile £638 £590 £569
90th Percentile £725 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 315 217
10th Percentile £13.41 £11.79 £11.16
25th Percentile £15.15 £13.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.78 £18.12 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.23% +0.64% +7.51%
75th Percentile £50.39 £40.00 £39.31
90th Percentile £66.00 £65.30 £52.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.64 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.53% - +7.19%

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 12 August 2022.

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
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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -31 203 £425 - 34
UK excluding London -30 110 £408 -7.39% 24
Work from Home -11 108 £406 - 13
London -50 91 £458 +14.38% 11
South East -11 52 £525 +1.94% 10
North of England -17 25 £375 +14.50% 3
Midlands -26 16 £350 +9.38% 6
North West -21 15 £394 +9.00% 2
West Midlands -16 12 £388 +34.78% 4
Yorkshire -18 10 £338 +101.49%
East of England -9 9 £400 -11.11% 3
East Midlands -6 4 £225 -42.31% 2
Scotland -13 4 £475 -5.00% 1
South West -14 3 - - 1
Wales - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 226 (98.69%) Citrix
2 190 (82.97%) Windows
3 145 (63.32%) Active Directory
4 136 (59.39%) VMware
5 123 (53.71%) XenDesktop
6 120 (52.40%) Microsoft
7 116 (50.66%) Windows Server
8 90 (39.30%) PowerShell
9 88 (38.43%) Azure
10 81 (35.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 80 (34.93%) Social Skills
12 79 (34.50%) Microsoft 365
12 79 (34.50%) SCCM
13 73 (31.88%) Windows 10
14 63 (27.51%) Ivanti
15 61 (26.64%) Finance
16 59 (25.76%) DNS
17 53 (23.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 49 (21.40%) ITIL
19 48 (20.96%) Microsoft App-V
19 48 (20.96%) DHCP
20 46 (20.09%) Windows Server 2008
21 45 (19.65%) Hyper-V
22 41 (17.90%) SQL
22 41 (17.90%) Windows Server 2016
23 38 (16.59%) Migration
24 37 (16.16%) Firewall
24 37 (16.16%) MS Exchange
25 35 (15.28%) HP
25 35 (15.28%) Azure Active Directory

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 37 (16.16%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.86%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.80%) IIS
5 8 (3.49%) Confluence
5 8 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.87%) Apache
6 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.44%) JBoss
7 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.49%) Markit EDM
1 8 (3.49%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 88 (38.43%) Azure
2 79 (34.50%) Microsoft 365
3 35 (15.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (13.97%) AWS
5 24 (10.48%) SaaS
6 16 (6.99%) Azure DevOps
7 15 (6.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 9 (3.93%) OneDrive
9 7 (3.06%) Mimecast
10 6 (2.62%) IaaS
11 3 (1.31%) GCP
11 3 (1.31%) Power Automate
11 3 (1.31%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.87%) Nutanix
12 2 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.44%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 59 (25.76%) DNS
2 48 (20.96%) DHCP
3 37 (16.16%) Firewall
4 30 (13.10%) NetScaler
5 17 (7.42%) SAN
6 13 (5.68%) Network Security
7 10 (4.37%) LAN
8 8 (3.49%) IPv4
9 7 (3.06%) VPN
9 7 (3.06%) WAN
10 6 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (2.62%) WLAN
11 5 (2.18%) VLAN
12 3 (1.31%) NAS
12 3 (1.31%) TCP/IP
12 3 (1.31%) Wireless
13 2 (0.87%) BGP
13 2 (0.87%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.87%) MPLS
13 2 (0.87%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (4.80%) JIRA
2 9 (3.93%) MSI
3 3 (1.31%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.87%) Fiddler
General
1 80 (34.93%) Social Skills
2 61 (26.64%) Finance
3 27 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.80%) Legal
5 10 (4.37%) Banking
6 7 (3.06%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.31%) Law
8 2 (0.87%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.44%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 49 (21.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (20.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 37 (16.16%) Architect
4 23 (10.04%) Analyst
5 20 (8.73%) Cloud Architect
5 20 (8.73%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 20 (8.73%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (7.42%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (6.99%) Wintel Engineer
9 11 (4.80%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) Digital Architect
10 10 (4.37%) IT Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.37%) Unix Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.99%) Middleware
2 2 (0.87%) WSH
3 1 (0.44%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.99%) Cloud Native
1 16 (6.99%) Clustering
1 16 (6.99%) User Experience
2 11 (4.80%) Fat Client
2 11 (4.80%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.37%) Legacy Systems
3 10 (4.37%) Smartphone
4 9 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.06%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.31%) Legacy Applications
6 3 (1.31%) NHS
6 3 (1.31%) PKI
7 2 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.87%) CMDB
7 2 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 190 (82.97%) Windows
2 116 (50.66%) Windows Server
3 73 (31.88%) Windows 10
4 46 (20.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (17.90%) Windows Server 2016
6 33 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (13.54%) Linux
8 29 (12.66%) Windows 7
9 28 (12.23%) Unix
9 28 (12.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (7.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (3.93%) Windows XP
12 7 (3.06%) VMS
13 3 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 49 (21.40%) ITIL
3 38 (16.59%) Migration
4 30 (13.10%) Project Delivery
5 29 (12.66%) High Availability
6 25 (10.92%) DevOps
7 22 (9.61%) Data Loss Prevention
8 21 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (8.73%) Runbook
10 19 (8.30%) Project Management
11 18 (7.86%) Change Management
11 18 (7.86%) Product Roadmap
11 18 (7.86%) Remediation Plan
12 16 (6.99%) Network Design
13 14 (6.11%) Application Packaging
13 14 (6.11%) RBAC
14 11 (4.80%) Decision-Making
15 10 (4.37%) Asset Management
15 10 (4.37%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (39.30%) PowerShell
2 41 (17.90%) SQL
3 29 (12.66%) VBScript
4 2 (0.87%) VB
5 1 (0.44%) Perl
5 1 (0.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.42%) MCSA
3 16 (6.99%) Citrix Certification
4 15 (6.55%) MCSE
5 14 (6.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (5.24%) CCA
6 12 (5.24%) Security Cleared
7 11 (4.80%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (3.06%) MCITP
8 7 (3.06%) MCP
9 6 (2.62%) Degree
9 6 (2.62%) MCSD
9 6 (2.62%) MCTS
10 3 (1.31%) CCAA
10 3 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.44%) CISSP
11 1 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.44%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.92%) SLA
2 18 (7.86%) GDPR
2 18 (7.86%) QA
3 2 (0.87%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 145 (63.32%) Active Directory
2 123 (53.71%) XenDesktop
3 81 (35.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (20.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 45 (19.65%) Hyper-V
6 30 (13.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 25 (10.92%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (10.04%) vSphere
9 17 (7.42%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (6.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 8 (3.49%) DFS Replication
11 8 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (3.06%) NFS
13 3 (1.31%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.44%) Firmware
15 1 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 79 (34.50%) SCCM
2 24 (10.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (5.24%) NetBackup
4 10 (4.37%) Terraform
5 9 (3.93%) Ansible
5 9 (3.93%) Control-M
5 9 (3.93%) SCOM
5 9 (3.93%) WSUS
6 8 (3.49%) AirWatch
6 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (3.49%) SCVMM
7 6 (2.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 6 (2.62%) Puppet
8 5 (2.18%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (2.18%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.75%) Perfmon
9 4 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.31%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.31%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.87%) Nagios
Vendors
1 226 (98.69%) Citrix
2 136 (59.39%) VMware
3 120 (52.40%) Microsoft
4 63 (27.51%) Ivanti
5 35 (15.28%) HP
6 30 (13.10%) SolarWinds
7 20 (8.73%) Symantec
8 17 (7.42%) NetApp
9 15 (6.55%) Oracle
9 15 (6.55%) Veeam
10 14 (6.11%) IBM
11 12 (5.24%) Cisco
12 11 (4.80%) Intel
13 10 (4.37%) Dell
13 10 (4.37%) EMC
14 9 (3.93%) BMC
15 8 (3.49%) Shavlik
15 8 (3.49%) Varonis
16 5 (2.18%) Palo Alto
16 5 (2.18%) Zscaler