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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenApp
UK
Rank 382 352 297
Rank change year-on-year -30 -55  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 218 317 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.60% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 4.32% 5.49% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 216 237
Median daily rate £350 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -13.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £219 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year - -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 23
Median hourly rate £26.67 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £8.75 £12.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £26.20 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.38% +9.09%  

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 5045 5779 5426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.86% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3506 2980
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 446 616
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.38 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £32.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing XenApp as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -50 190 £350 +2.18% 54
London -3 79 £400 +6.66% 17
South East -24 34 £425 +28.78% 10
East Midlands +15 23 £353 +0.71% 1
Derbyshire +7 19 £365 +4.28% 1
City of London -6 19 £382 -10.11% 3
East of England +1 17 £300 - 9
Buckinghamshire +3 16 £460 +8.23% 1
Milton Keynes +9 15 £493 +15.88%
Scotland +9 13 £340 -9.33% 1
Derby +3 12 £363 -
South West -13 12 £313 +32.97% 2
Essex -1 11 £300 -14.28% 1
North West +16 10 £288 -14.81% 8
Bristol -1 10 £310 +4.20% 1
North East -8 9 £225 -6.25% 2
Colchester - 8 £300 -
Manchester +18 7 £288 -36.11% 2
Edinburgh +5 7 £400 -8.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 7 £203 -15.62%
Tyne and Wear -11 7 £203 -15.62% 1
County Antrim - 7 £326 - 1
Belfast - 7 £326 - 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £326 - 1
Jersey - 6 - -
Channel Islands - 6 - -
Surrey -7 5 £350 -9.67% 3
Hampshire -9 5 £313 -0.07% 2
Berkshire +17 4 £400 +23.07% 3
Yorkshire +15 4 £325 -9.40% 4

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 482 (94.88%) Citrix
2 377 (74.21%) Windows
3 286 (56.30%) VMware
4 281 (55.31%) Active Directory
5 259 (50.98%) Microsoft
6 223 (43.90%) XenDesktop
7 211 (41.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 197 (38.78%) Windows Server
9 174 (34.25%) SCCM
10 173 (34.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 157 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 152 (29.92%) Microsoft App-V
13 147 (28.94%) Windows 7
14 131 (25.79%) DNS
15 117 (23.03%) AppSense
16 109 (21.46%) DHCP
17 96 (18.90%) MS Exchange
18 93 (18.31%) Finance
19 91 (17.91%) ITIL
20 89 (17.52%) Windows Server 2003
21 88 (17.32%) PowerShell
21 88 (17.32%) Security Cleared
21 88 (17.32%) Windows 10
22 82 (16.14%) HP
22 82 (16.14%) Cisco
23 74 (14.57%) SQL Server
24 70 (13.78%) vSphere
25 67 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
25 67 (13.19%) NetScaler
26 65 (12.80%) VMware ESX

XenApp
Top Related 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 96 (18.90%) MS Exchange
2 67 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (11.42%) Skype for Business
4 31 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (3.54%) IIS
6 18 (3.54%) SharePoint
7 17 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.59%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 64 (12.60%) MS Office
2 49 (9.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (12.80%) Office 365
2 47 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.57%) G Suite
5 7 (1.38%) IaaS
6 4 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.79%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.59%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.59%) PaaS
7 3 (0.59%) SaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.39%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.20%) Akamai
9 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.20%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 131 (25.79%) DNS
2 109 (21.46%) DHCP
3 67 (13.19%) NetScaler
4 52 (10.24%) SAN
5 46 (9.06%) Firewall
6 35 (6.89%) TCP/IP
7 29 (5.71%) VPN
8 28 (5.51%) LAN
9 27 (5.31%) WAN
10 24 (4.72%) Internet
11 17 (3.35%) Skype
12 15 (2.95%) VLAN
13 14 (2.76%) BIG-IP
13 14 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
16 9 (1.77%) iSCSI
16 9 (1.77%) SSL
16 9 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (1.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.57%) DB2
6 7 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (1.77%) MSI
2 4 (0.79%) eggPlant
2 4 (0.79%) HP UFT
2 4 (0.79%) JIRA
3 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.39%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 93 (18.31%) Finance
2 17 (3.35%) Banking
3 9 (1.77%) Law
3 9 (1.77%) Local Government
4 8 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.38%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.38%) Publishing
6 6 (1.18%) Back Office
6 6 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.98%) Games
8 4 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.59%) Marketing
9 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 84 (16.54%) Analyst
2 66 (12.99%) Citrix Engineer
3 63 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (11.02%) Support Engineer
5 49 (9.65%) Architect
6 41 (8.07%) Consultant
7 38 (7.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 38 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
8 35 (6.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 32 (6.30%) Support Analyst
10 30 (5.91%) Citrix Consultant
11 28 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
12 26 (5.12%) Citrix Support
13 25 (4.92%) Citrix Analyst
14 24 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (4.33%) Citrix Specialist
15 22 (4.33%) Desktop Support
15 22 (4.33%) VMware Engineer
16 17 (3.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
16 17 (3.35%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.74%) Web Services
2 6 (1.18%) SAML
2 6 (1.18%) XMPP
3 3 (0.59%) .NET
3 3 (0.59%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.39%) REST
5 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.20%) HTML
5 1 (0.20%) Middleware
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.20%) Fat Client
1 62 (12.20%) Thin Client
2 61 (12.01%) Data Centre
3 27 (5.31%) Clustering
4 25 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.76%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.36%) PKI
8 11 (2.17%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.77%) iSeries
10 8 (1.57%) AS400
11 7 (1.38%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.18%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.18%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.98%) BYOD
14 4 (0.79%) EMC VNX
14 4 (0.79%) iPhone
14 4 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 377 (74.21%) Windows
2 211 (41.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 197 (38.78%) Windows Server
4 157 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 147 (28.94%) Windows 7
6 89 (17.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 88 (17.32%) Windows 10
8 48 (9.45%) Linux
9 29 (5.71%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.76%) Android
11 13 (2.56%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.77%) Unix
14 8 (1.57%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.57%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.38%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.18%) Solaris
16 6 (1.18%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.79%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (17.91%) ITIL
2 50 (9.84%) Migration
3 29 (5.71%) Application Packaging
4 25 (4.92%) Incident Management
4 25 (4.92%) Software Delivery
5 22 (4.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 21 (4.13%) Application Virtualisation
6 21 (4.13%) DevOps
6 21 (4.13%) Problem Management
7 19 (3.74%) Infrastructure Management
7 19 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (3.15%) Mobile Device Management
10 15 (2.95%) Service Management
11 14 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (2.76%) Change Management
11 14 (2.76%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (2.56%) Configuration Management
13 12 (2.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 88 (17.32%) PowerShell
2 57 (11.22%) SQL
3 15 (2.95%) VBScript
4 12 (2.36%) C
5 8 (1.57%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.57%) Python
6 7 (1.38%) VB
7 4 (0.79%) C#
8 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.20%) Java
10 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (17.32%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (5.31%) Citrix Certification
5 22 (4.33%) MCSE
6 17 (3.35%) CCA
7 15 (2.95%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (2.56%) MCP
10 12 (2.36%) CCNA
11 11 (2.17%) Degree
12 8 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.57%) MCITP
13 7 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.38%) MCDST
14 4 (0.79%) CCNP
14 4 (0.79%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.17%) GPG13
1 11 (2.17%) SLA
2 7 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.39%) QA
4 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 281 (55.31%) Active Directory
2 223 (43.90%) XenDesktop
3 173 (34.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 152 (29.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 70 (13.78%) vSphere
6 65 (12.80%) VMware ESX
7 54 (10.63%) Hyper-V
8 39 (7.68%) XenServer
9 34 (6.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 25 (4.92%) BitLocker
11 13 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (1.97%) VMware Server
13 9 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (1.77%) ProxySG
13 9 (1.77%) Xen
14 8 (1.57%) Terminal Server
15 7 (1.38%) Terminal Services
16 6 (1.18%) Firmware
17 5 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 174 (34.25%) SCCM
2 38 (7.48%) SCOM
3 24 (4.72%) AppDNA
4 21 (4.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 19 (3.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 17 (3.35%) WSUS
7 15 (2.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 15 (2.95%) XenMobile
8 13 (2.56%) EdgeSight
9 11 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (1.57%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.38%) NetBackup
11 7 (1.38%) SCVMM
12 6 (1.18%) SCOrch
12 6 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.98%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.98%) SafeCom
14 4 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 482 (94.88%) Citrix
2 286 (56.30%) VMware
3 259 (50.98%) Microsoft
4 117 (23.03%) AppSense
5 82 (16.14%) Cisco
5 82 (16.14%) HP
6 53 (10.43%) Symantec
7 40 (7.87%) Wyse
8 36 (7.09%) NetApp
9 31 (6.10%) Dell
10 25 (4.92%) Apple
11 24 (4.72%) IBM
12 22 (4.33%) ThinPrint
13 20 (3.94%) F5
14 16 (3.15%) EMC
15 15 (2.95%) CA
15 15 (2.95%) CheckPoint
16 14 (2.76%) Palo Alto
17 12 (2.36%) Remedy
18 11 (2.17%) Google
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