Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 486 332 297
Rank change year-on-year -154 -35 -46
Contract jobs citing XenApp 391 805 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.73% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 3.61% 6.11% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 533 563
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £213
90th Percentile £529 £475 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +5.00% -7.69% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 64
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.78% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.13 £18.50 £8.75
90th Percentile £125.00 £36.50 £38.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -38.98% +52.00% -6.53%

XenApp is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10833 13165 11841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.38% 11.98% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6923 8139 6659
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £162 £175 £160
90th Percentile £588 £575 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £338
% change year-on-year +3.02% +7.85% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 911 1274
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £40.25 £36.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.81% +3.33%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Top 17 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 26 July 2017. 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 -147 343 £350 +7.69% 50
UK excluding London -120 242 £315 +5.00% 38
London -55 145 £400 - 16
North of England -69 59 £300 +10.09% 7
South East -33 58 £400 +18.52% 9
East of England -6 36 £300 - 3
North West +26 34 £308 -11.51% 7
Midlands +20 25 £250 -23.08% 14
Scotland -26 24 £320 -8.57% 2
South West -14 17 £316 +5.42% 1
Wales +16 16 £280 -13.85% 2
West Midlands +15 14 £238 -26.92% 10
North East -50 14 £200 -24.17%
Yorkshire +33 11 £325 +17.12%
East Midlands -5 11 £283 -19.29% 4
Channel Islands - 4 - -
Northern Ireland -50 3 £250 -44.44%

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XenApp also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XenApp.

1 367 (93.86%) Citrix
2 300 (76.73%) Windows
3 210 (53.71%) Active Directory
4 200 (51.15%) VMware
5 193 (49.36%) Microsoft
6 168 (42.97%) Windows Server
7 136 (34.78%) XenDesktop
8 129 (32.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 121 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 121 (30.95%) SCCM
10 118 (30.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 100 (25.58%) MS Exchange
12 97 (24.81%) Microsoft App-V
13 80 (20.46%) ITIL
14 78 (19.95%) Windows 7
15 76 (19.44%) Office 365
15 76 (19.44%) DNS
16 73 (18.67%) PowerShell
17 72 (18.41%) Hyper-V
18 66 (16.88%) DHCP
18 66 (16.88%) Migration
19 65 (16.62%) NetScaler
20 64 (16.37%) Cisco
20 64 (16.37%) SQL Server
20 64 (16.37%) Windows 10
21 60 (15.35%) Security Cleared
22 59 (15.09%) Finance
23 57 (14.58%) vSphere
24 55 (14.07%) AppSense
25 52 (13.30%) SAN

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
1 100 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 46 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 41 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (9.21%) SharePoint
5 23 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (5.88%) IIS
6 16 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.77%) Apache
10 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.26%) nginx
11 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 76 (19.44%) Office 365
2 19 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.07%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.02%) IaaS
5 4 (1.02%) PaaS
6 3 (0.77%) Yammer
7 2 (0.51%) G Suite
7 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.51%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.51%) SaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (19.44%) DNS
2 66 (16.88%) DHCP
3 65 (16.62%) NetScaler
4 52 (13.30%) SAN
5 34 (8.70%) Firewall
6 33 (8.44%) LAN
7 32 (8.18%) WAN
8 29 (7.42%) TCP/IP
9 24 (6.14%) Skype
10 17 (4.35%) VPN
11 16 (4.09%) Internet
12 15 (3.84%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (3.07%) LDAP
14 11 (2.81%) VoIP
15 10 (2.56%) BIG-IP
15 10 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (2.30%) NAS
17 8 (2.05%) iSCSI
17 8 (2.05%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (16.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.26%) MySQL
8 1 (0.26%) Power BI
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (2.56%) MSI
2 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 59 (15.09%) Finance
2 23 (5.88%) Banking
3 10 (2.56%) Back Office
3 10 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.30%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.30%) Local Government
5 8 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.53%) Legal
7 5 (1.28%) Marketing
7 5 (1.28%) Publishing
8 4 (1.02%) Electronics
8 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.77%) Games
9 3 (0.77%) Law
9 3 (0.77%) Retail
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (14.07%) Analyst
2 53 (13.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (13.30%) Citrix Engineer
4 40 (10.23%) Architect
5 33 (8.44%) Support Engineer
6 30 (7.67%) Consultant
7 26 (6.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 23 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (5.63%) Support Analyst
10 21 (5.37%) Desktop Support
10 21 (5.37%) VMware Engineer
10 21 (5.37%) Wintel Engineer
11 19 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
12 18 (4.60%) Server Engineer
13 17 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
14 15 (3.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 15 (3.84%) Administrator
14 15 (3.84%) Citrix Consultant
14 15 (3.84%) Citrix Support
14 15 (3.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.02%) Web Services
2 3 (0.77%) .NET
2 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.77%) SAML
3 2 (0.51%) LAMP
4 1 (0.26%) COM
4 1 (0.26%) Node.js
4 1 (0.26%) RESTful
4 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.79%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.65%) Fat Client
3 26 (6.65%) Thin Client
4 20 (5.12%) Clustering
5 16 (4.09%) Blackberry
6 14 (3.58%) PKI
7 10 (2.56%) CESG
8 9 (2.30%) iPhone
8 9 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.30%) NHS
9 6 (1.53%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.53%) iPad
9 6 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.28%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.28%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.02%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.02%) User Experience
12 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.77%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 300 (76.73%) Windows
2 168 (42.97%) Windows Server
3 129 (32.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 118 (30.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (19.95%) Windows 7
6 64 (16.37%) Windows 10
7 46 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (6.39%) Linux
9 17 (4.35%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.79%) Android
11 6 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
11 6 (1.53%) Unix
12 5 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.02%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.02%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.51%) CentOS
14 2 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (20.46%) ITIL
2 66 (16.88%) Migration
3 26 (6.65%) Service Management
4 25 (6.39%) Capacity Planning
5 22 (5.63%) Application Packaging
6 20 (5.12%) ITIL V3
6 20 (5.12%) Project Management
7 19 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (4.60%) DevOps
9 16 (4.09%) High Availability
9 16 (4.09%) Load Balancing
10 15 (3.84%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 15 (3.84%) PRINCE2
11 14 (3.58%) Server Building
12 13 (3.32%) Configuration Management
13 12 (3.07%) Change Management
14 11 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (2.81%) Protective Monitoring
14 11 (2.81%) Security Patching
14 11 (2.81%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 73 (18.67%) PowerShell
2 37 (9.46%) SQL
3 21 (5.37%) VBScript
4 6 (1.53%) C
5 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.77%) C#
6 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.51%) VB
8 1 (0.26%) Java
8 1 (0.26%) Perl
8 1 (0.26%) PHP
8 1 (0.26%) Python
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (15.35%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 31 (7.93%) MCSE
5 27 (6.91%) Citrix Certification
6 23 (5.88%) Degree
7 17 (4.35%) MCP
8 16 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (3.84%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.32%) CCA
10 13 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (3.07%) CCNA
12 11 (2.81%) MCSA
13 7 (1.79%) MCDST
13 7 (1.79%) MCITP
14 6 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (1.02%) CCAA
15 4 (1.02%) ISEB
16 3 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.81%) GPG13
1 11 (2.81%) SLA
2 7 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.77%) QA
4 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.51%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 210 (53.71%) Active Directory
2 136 (34.78%) XenDesktop
3 121 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (24.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 72 (18.41%) Hyper-V
6 57 (14.58%) vSphere
7 45 (11.51%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (7.42%) XenServer
9 22 (5.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 16 (4.09%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (3.58%) BitLocker
12 9 (2.30%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.79%) Terminal Server
14 6 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (1.28%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.28%) Xen
16 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (1.02%) SRDF
17 3 (0.77%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 121 (30.95%) SCCM
2 34 (8.70%) SCOM
3 22 (5.63%) AppDNA
4 17 (4.35%) NetBackup
5 14 (3.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (3.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (3.07%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (3.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 11 (2.81%) vCenter Server
9 10 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (2.05%) PowerCLI
10 8 (2.05%) WSUS
11 7 (1.79%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.79%) EdgeSight
12 6 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (1.53%) XenMobile
13 5 (1.28%) SCOrch
13 5 (1.28%) SCVMM
14 4 (1.02%) Backup Exec
14 4 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 367 (93.86%) Citrix
2 200 (51.15%) VMware
3 193 (49.36%) Microsoft
4 64 (16.37%) Cisco
5 55 (14.07%) AppSense
6 50 (12.79%) HP
7 34 (8.70%) NetApp
8 30 (7.67%) Symantec
9 29 (7.42%) Dell
10 22 (5.63%) EMC
11 19 (4.86%) IBM
12 18 (4.60%) F5
13 15 (3.84%) Apple
13 15 (3.84%) CommVault
14 14 (3.58%) Altiris
15 13 (3.32%) Veritas
16 11 (2.81%) Palo Alto
17 10 (2.56%) Veeam
18 9 (2.30%) CheckPoint
18 9 (2.30%) Sophos
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Southbank Centre
Posted: Yesterday
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + Ext
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Sidcup, Kent
NCC Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 6 days ago