Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 697 531 387
Rank change year-on-year -166 -144 +42
Contract jobs citing XenApp 128 82 418
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 1.06% 1.30% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 51 293
10th Percentile £185 £115 £225
25th Percentile £263 £300 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £385 £400 £370
Median % change year-on-year -3.75% +8.11% -1.60%
75th Percentile £491 £460 £438
90th Percentile £525 £498 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £365
% change year-on-year - -4.11% -2.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 13
10th Percentile - £39.00 £15.05
25th Percentile - £40.13 £16.56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £42.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -52.38% +110.00% -1.23%
75th Percentile - £57.88 £28.25
90th Percentile - £67.40 £48.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.75 £21.46
% change year-on-year - +89.91% +7.29%

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 12,109 6,304 11,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 14.79% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,652 4,299 7,560
10th Percentile £200 £220 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -3.23%
75th Percentile £619 £563 £563
90th Percentile £690 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 272 624
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.76 £13.91
Median hourly rate £18.12 £18.51 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.13% +12.18% +3.13%
75th Percentile £26.00 £47.13 £22.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £61.15 £47.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.24 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.50% - +4.47%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -172 104 £385 -3.75% 51
UK excluding London -103 62 £350 - 29
London -157 48 £400 -1.48% 23
South East -61 19 £388 -17.33% 11
Work from Home -164 17 £385 -6.67% 7
East of England -36 12 £465 +48.80% 1
North of England -50 11 £200 +33.33% 12
Midlands -67 8 £363 -13.69% 4
Scotland -60 7 £260 -25.71%
Yorkshire - 6 £333 - 4
North West -39 5 £190 +26.67% 5
West Midlands -60 5 £331 -21.13% 3
South West -61 4 £288 +139.58%
Wales -24 3 £275 -
East Midlands - 3 £363 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 127 (99.22%) Citrix
2 111 (86.72%) Windows
3 96 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 90 (70.31%) Microsoft
5 84 (65.63%) VMware
6 80 (62.50%) Windows Server
7 68 (53.13%) XenDesktop
8 51 (39.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 51 (39.84%) Microsoft 365
9 46 (35.94%) Azure
9 46 (35.94%) Firewall
10 41 (32.03%) SCCM
11 39 (30.47%) Windows 10
12 38 (29.69%) DNS
12 38 (29.69%) MS Exchange
13 36 (28.13%) DHCP
13 36 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 35 (27.34%) Cisco
14 35 (27.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 35 (27.34%) Windows Server 2016
15 34 (26.56%) Hyper-V
16 32 (25.00%) PowerShell
17 31 (24.22%) Microsoft App-V
17 31 (24.22%) Social Skills
18 29 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
18 29 (22.66%) Ivanti
19 27 (21.09%) HP
20 25 (19.53%) NetScaler
21 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
22 21 (16.41%) MCSE

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 38 (29.69%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (13.28%) SharePoint
3 14 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.47%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (3.91%) IIS
7 4 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.34%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.78%) Apache
9 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (39.84%) Microsoft 365
2 46 (35.94%) Azure
3 17 (13.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (8.59%) SaaS
5 7 (5.47%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (4.69%) AWS
6 6 (4.69%) Nutanix
7 4 (3.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (3.13%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.56%) IaaS
9 1 (0.78%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.78%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.78%) PaaS
9 1 (0.78%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 46 (35.94%) Firewall
2 38 (29.69%) DNS
3 36 (28.13%) DHCP
4 25 (19.53%) NetScaler
5 19 (14.84%) SAN
6 15 (11.72%) Network Security
7 13 (10.16%) IPv4
8 10 (7.81%) VoIP
9 9 (7.03%) Junos
10 7 (5.47%) iSCSI
10 7 (5.47%) NAS
10 7 (5.47%) VPN
10 7 (5.47%) WAN
11 6 (4.69%) LAN
12 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
13 3 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (1.56%) Internet
14 2 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
14 2 (1.56%) Skype
14 2 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.47%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.56%) MSI
General
1 31 (24.22%) Social Skills
2 17 (13.28%) Finance
3 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (9.38%) Public Sector
5 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.34%) Banking
6 3 (2.34%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.34%) Legal
6 3 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.56%) Law
7 2 (1.56%) Publishing
7 2 (1.56%) Retail
8 1 (0.78%) French Language
8 1 (0.78%) German Language
8 1 (0.78%) Local Government
8 1 (0.78%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.78%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (16.41%) Support Engineer
3 16 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
4 15 (11.72%) Analyst
4 15 (11.72%) Wintel Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) IT Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Consultant
7 9 (7.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (6.25%) Wintel Support
8 8 (6.25%) Wintel Support Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Citrix Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.69%) Architect
10 6 (4.69%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.91%) Cisco Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) .NET
1 7 (5.47%) J2EE
2 6 (4.69%) Middleware
3 1 (0.78%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Replication
2 8 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.47%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.69%) Clustering
5 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.13%) Cloud Native
6 4 (3.13%) PKI
7 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.34%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.34%) Handset
7 3 (2.34%) Legacy Systems
7 3 (2.34%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.56%) User Experience
8 2 (1.56%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (86.72%) Windows
2 80 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 39 (30.47%) Windows 10
4 36 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (27.34%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (13.28%) Windows 7
8 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (5.47%) Linux
10 6 (4.69%) Unix
10 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.91%) VMS
12 2 (1.56%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.56%) MVS
13 1 (0.78%) Android
13 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (14.84%) Migration
3 16 (12.50%) Change Management
3 16 (12.50%) Project Delivery
4 15 (11.72%) ITIL
5 13 (10.16%) Patch Management
6 10 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (7.81%) Product Roadmap
7 9 (7.03%) Application Virtualisation
7 9 (7.03%) ITSM
7 9 (7.03%) Personalization
8 8 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.25%) Service Management
9 7 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.47%) CRM
9 7 (5.47%) High Availability
9 7 (5.47%) Network Load Balancing
9 7 (5.47%) Runbook
9 7 (5.47%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.94%) VBScript
3 12 (9.38%) SQL
4 7 (5.47%) Java
5 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (16.41%) MCSE
3 13 (10.16%) CCNA
3 13 (10.16%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (8.59%) Citrix Certification
5 9 (7.03%) JNCIA
6 8 (6.25%) CCA
6 8 (6.25%) MCP
6 8 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (5.47%) MCTS
7 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.69%) Degree
8 6 (4.69%) MCITP
8 6 (4.69%) MCSA
9 4 (3.13%) CISSP
10 3 (2.34%) HNC
10 3 (2.34%) HND
11 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.78%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.84%) SLA
2 6 (4.69%) QA
3 5 (3.91%) GDPR
4 2 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 68 (53.13%) XenDesktop
3 51 (39.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (26.56%) Hyper-V
5 31 (24.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (16.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 19 (14.84%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (10.94%) NFS
9 12 (9.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (8.59%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (4.69%) vSphere
12 4 (3.13%) Terminal Services
13 3 (2.34%) BitLocker
14 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.78%) Docker
15 1 (0.78%) Firmware
15 1 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.78%) UAG
Systems Management
1 41 (32.03%) SCCM
2 18 (14.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (11.72%) NetBackup
4 10 (7.81%) WSUS
5 9 (7.03%) ZABBIX
6 8 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (6.25%) SCVMM
7 7 (5.47%) SCOM
7 7 (5.47%) vCenter Server
8 6 (4.69%) MobiControl
9 4 (3.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (2.34%) Ansible
10 3 (2.34%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (2.34%) OfficeScan
10 3 (2.34%) SCOrch
11 2 (1.56%) EdgeSight
11 2 (1.56%) PowerCLI
11 2 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 127 (99.22%) Citrix
2 90 (70.31%) Microsoft
3 84 (65.63%) VMware
4 35 (27.34%) Cisco
5 29 (22.66%) Ivanti
6 27 (21.09%) HP
7 15 (11.72%) CheckPoint
7 15 (11.72%) Symantec
8 13 (10.16%) Shavlik
8 13 (10.16%) Veeam
9 12 (9.38%) Oracle
10 10 (7.81%) SolarWinds
11 9 (7.03%) Juniper
12 8 (6.25%) EMC
12 8 (6.25%) McAfee
12 8 (6.25%) NetApp
13 7 (5.47%) SAP
14 6 (4.69%) SOTI
14 6 (4.69%) Veritas
15 4 (3.13%) Dell