Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 534 363 439
Rank change year-on-year -171 +76 -17
Contract jobs citing XenApp 95 409 521
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.62% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 1.36% 3.99% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 304 383
Median daily rate £400 £370 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.60% +15.69%
10th Percentile £244 £255 £209
90th Percentile £548 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £365 £376
% change year-on-year +10.27% -2.93% +21.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 12
Median hourly rate £72.50 £21.38 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +239.18% +5.56% -56.22%
10th Percentile £71.25 £15.00 £16.58
90th Percentile £73.75 £42.43 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.05 £19.88
% change year-on-year - +61.23% -57.03%

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 6,987 10,239 15,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.53% 15.50% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,746 6,965 10,089
Median daily rate £475 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £175
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 543 720
Median hourly rate £18.52 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.24% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.26 £10.66
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.90 £47.01
Median hourly rate £15.70 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.88% +4.92% +1.67%

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 7 March 2021.

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 14 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 7 March 2021. 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 -108 73 £400 +9.59% 44
UK excluding London -37 62 £403 +10.27% 37
London -29 29 £400 +8.11% 13
Work from Home -224 18 £380 -5.00% 3
South East +35 17 £445 +14.10% 8
Scotland +8 17 £351 -17.35% 3
South West +42 8 £175 -50.00% 2
Midlands +24 8 £420 +31.25% 8
West Midlands +17 8 £420 +31.25% 8
North West +31 6 £360 +20.00% 8
North of England +23 6 £360 +5.88% 9
East of England +49 4 £340 +4.62% 4
Wales +15 1 - - 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 95 (100.00%) Citrix
2 69 (72.63%) Windows
3 64 (67.37%) VMware
4 47 (49.47%) XenDesktop
5 40 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
7 38 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (38.95%) Windows Server
9 35 (36.84%) NetScaler
10 31 (32.63%) Azure
10 31 (32.63%) PowerShell
11 30 (31.58%) Migration
12 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (27.37%) Windows 10
13 22 (23.16%) SCCM
13 22 (23.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 22 (23.16%) ITIL
14 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
15 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (18.95%) VMware ESXi
15 18 (18.95%) Microsoft 365
16 15 (15.79%) SC Cleared
17 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (14.74%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (14.74%) Dell
17 14 (14.74%) MCSE
18 13 (13.68%) Cisco
18 13 (13.68%) vSphere
18 13 (13.68%) Data Centre
19 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2016

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 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.21%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (32.63%) Azure
2 18 (18.95%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (9.47%) AWS
3 9 (9.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.26%) SaaS
5 4 (4.21%) IaaS
6 3 (3.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (2.11%) GCP
8 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.05%) PaaS
8 1 (1.05%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (36.84%) NetScaler
2 10 (10.53%) Firewall
3 9 (9.47%) DNS
4 8 (8.42%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.37%) DHCP
5 7 (7.37%) WAN
6 6 (6.32%) LAN
7 5 (5.26%) VoIP
7 5 (5.26%) VSAN
8 4 (4.21%) Ethernet
8 4 (4.21%) SAN
8 4 (4.21%) Skype
8 4 (4.21%) SSL
9 3 (3.16%) MPLS
9 3 (3.16%) NAS
9 3 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (3.16%) VPN
10 2 (2.11%) Internet
11 1 (1.05%) ADSL
11 1 (1.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.05%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MSI
General
1 10 (10.53%) Banking
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Billing
4 1 (1.05%) International Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) Consultant
4 7 (7.37%) Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) Architect
4 7 (7.37%) Citrix Consultant
4 7 (7.37%) Citrix Specialist
5 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 5 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (4.21%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.16%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Middleware
2 2 (2.11%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.11%) XML
3 1 (1.05%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.26%) Replication
4 3 (3.16%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.16%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.11%) Clustering
5 2 (2.11%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.11%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.11%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Derivative
6 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (72.63%) Windows
2 37 (38.95%) Windows Server
3 26 (27.37%) Windows 10
3 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (8.42%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.26%) Linux
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.11%) Android
10 2 (2.11%) Unix
11 1 (1.05%) CentOS
11 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.58%) Migration
2 22 (23.16%) ITIL
3 11 (11.58%) Application Packaging
3 11 (11.58%) Customer Requirements
3 11 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (8.42%) Virtual Environments
4 8 (8.42%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.32%) High Availability
5 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.26%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (5.26%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.26%) Task Automation
7 4 (4.21%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (4.21%) DevOps
7 4 (4.21%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (4.21%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.26%) SQL
3 4 (4.21%) Python
4 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.11%) C
4 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.05%) VB
5 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 14 (14.74%) Citrix Certification
4 14 (14.74%) MCSE
5 5 (5.26%) Degree
6 4 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.16%) CCA
7 3 (3.16%) CCNP
7 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.16%) MCSA
8 2 (2.11%) CCNA
8 2 (2.11%) MCITP
9 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.05%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.05%) MCP
9 1 (1.05%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 47 (49.47%) XenDesktop
2 40 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 38 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (23.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (18.95%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (13.68%) vSphere
7 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
8 9 (9.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (6.32%) VMware NSX
10 3 (3.16%) Terminal Services
11 2 (2.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
12 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
12 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (23.16%) SCCM
2 10 (10.53%) PowerCLI
3 9 (9.47%) Ansible
4 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (5.26%) vRealize
6 4 (4.21%) Puppet
6 4 (4.21%) SCOM
7 3 (3.16%) SCDPM
7 3 (3.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.11%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.05%) SafeCom
9 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.05%) Terraform
9 1 (1.05%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 95 (100.00%) Citrix
2 64 (67.37%) VMware
3 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
4 14 (14.74%) Dell
5 13 (13.68%) Cisco
6 11 (11.58%) Ivanti
7 9 (9.47%) NetApp
8 8 (8.42%) EMC
9 7 (7.37%) HP
10 5 (5.26%) Oracle
10 5 (5.26%) Symantec
11 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.21%) Veeam
11 4 (4.21%) Wyse
12 3 (3.16%) CommVault
12 3 (3.16%) F5
12 3 (3.16%) Juniper
12 3 (3.16%) MobileIron
13 2 (2.11%) Apple
13 2 (2.11%) Red Hat