Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 430 394 421
Rank change year-on-year -36 +27 +60
Contract jobs citing XenApp 101 510 603
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.60% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 2.18% 3.85% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 357 419
Median daily rate £418 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £246 £210 £215
90th Percentile £528 £530 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +24.22% -10.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £23.33 £20.00
% change year-on-year +69.29% +16.66% -10.63%

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 4,632 13,242 15,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.57% 15.61% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,868 8,724 10,069
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £170 £180
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 679 902
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +6.25% -3.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.51
90th Percentile £53.30 £47.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £15.60
% change year-on-year +10.94% +2.56% +0.65%

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 22 October 2020.

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 13 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 22 October 2020. 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 -26 77 £383 +2.00% 31
UK excluding London +51 61 £425 +21.43% 26
London +33 36 £350 -16.42% 6
Scotland +78 21 £425 +17.16%
Work from Home -83 19 £408 +10.51% 2
South West +78 17 £366 +0.90% 4
South East +90 9 £390 +4.00% 3
Midlands +52 8 £425 +32.81% 7
West Midlands +43 7 £425 +33.33% 6
North of England +85 4 £213 -32.54% 10
North West +81 4 £213 -32.54% 5
Wales +38 2 £450 +42.29%
East Midlands +40 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 99 (98.02%) Citrix
2 79 (78.22%) Windows
3 60 (59.41%) Active Directory
4 55 (54.46%) VMware
5 52 (51.49%) Microsoft
6 51 (50.50%) XenDesktop
7 41 (40.59%) Security Cleared
8 38 (37.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (36.63%) SCCM
10 35 (34.65%) Windows Server
11 34 (33.66%) SC Cleared
11 34 (33.66%) ITIL
12 28 (27.72%) Office 365
13 27 (26.73%) NetScaler
14 26 (25.74%) PowerShell
15 25 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
17 22 (21.78%) Windows 10
18 20 (19.80%) Azure
19 19 (18.81%) Finance
19 19 (18.81%) Microsoft App-V
20 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
20 15 (14.85%) SAN
20 15 (14.85%) Windows 7
20 15 (14.85%) vSphere
20 15 (14.85%) Hyper-V
21 14 (13.86%) Configuration Management
21 14 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 13 (12.87%) Migration
22 13 (12.87%) NetApp

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 10 (9.90%) IIS
1 10 (9.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.99%) Apache
4 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.99%) nginx
4 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (27.72%) Office 365
2 20 (19.80%) Azure
3 6 (5.94%) AWS
3 6 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.98%) GCP
4 2 (1.98%) IaaS
4 2 (1.98%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (0.99%) Datadog
5 1 (0.99%) PaaS
5 1 (0.99%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.73%) NetScaler
2 15 (14.85%) SAN
3 13 (12.87%) DNS
4 11 (10.89%) Firewall
4 11 (10.89%) VSAN
5 9 (8.91%) DHCP
6 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.94%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (4.95%) Ethernet
8 5 (4.95%) SSL
8 5 (4.95%) VoIP
8 5 (4.95%) WAN
9 4 (3.96%) LAN
9 4 (3.96%) VLAN
9 4 (3.96%) VPN
10 3 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.97%) Skype
11 2 (1.98%) SMTP
12 1 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.99%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) MSI
2 2 (1.98%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.99%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.99%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.99%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (18.81%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Banking
3 5 (4.95%) Publishing
4 2 (1.98%) Automotive
4 2 (1.98%) International Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Czech Language
5 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (11.88%) Citrix Engineer
3 9 (8.91%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 9 (8.91%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (8.91%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (7.92%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) Administrator
6 6 (5.94%) Applications Packager
6 6 (5.94%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.95%) Citrix Specialist
7 5 (4.95%) Consultant
7 5 (4.95%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Windows Administrator
7 5 (4.95%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.96%) IT Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) XML
2 2 (1.98%) JSON
3 1 (0.99%) .NET
3 1 (0.99%) Middleware
3 1 (0.99%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Clustering
2 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.92%) Fat Client
3 8 (7.92%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.98%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.99%) BYOD
7 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Replication
7 1 (0.99%) User Experience
7 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (78.22%) Windows
2 35 (34.65%) Windows Server
3 25 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (21.78%) Windows 10
6 15 (14.85%) Windows 7
7 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (6.93%) Linux
10 6 (5.94%) Windows XP
11 4 (3.96%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.98%) CentOS
12 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.99%) AIX
13 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.99%) Solaris
13 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.66%) ITIL
2 14 (13.86%) Configuration Management
2 14 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (12.87%) Migration
4 12 (11.88%) Application Packaging
5 9 (8.91%) High Availability
6 8 (7.92%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (5.94%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.95%) Change Management
9 5 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.95%) Process Improvement
9 5 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.96%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (3.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (3.96%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (3.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.74%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.92%) SQL
3 6 (5.94%) VBScript
4 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.97%) C
5 3 (2.97%) Python
6 2 (1.98%) VB
6 2 (1.98%) VBA
7 1 (0.99%) C#
7 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.99%) Perl
7 1 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (40.59%) Security Cleared
2 34 (33.66%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.94%) MCSE
5 5 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.96%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.98%) Degree
9 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.99%) CCA
9 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.99%) MCITP
9 1 (0.99%) MCP
9 1 (0.99%) NCDA
9 1 (0.99%) RHCE
9 1 (0.99%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) QA
System Software
1 60 (59.41%) Active Directory
2 51 (50.50%) XenDesktop
3 38 (37.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (18.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (14.85%) Hyper-V
5 15 (14.85%) vSphere
6 11 (10.89%) VMware NSX
7 10 (9.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 10 (9.90%) Terminal Services
8 8 (7.92%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (3.96%) Firmware
10 3 (2.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.97%) MetaFrame
10 3 (2.97%) Terminal Server
10 3 (2.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.99%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.99%) NFS
11 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (36.63%) SCCM
2 12 (11.88%) SCOM
3 10 (9.90%) PowerCLI
4 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (6.93%) vRealize
6 6 (5.94%) Puppet
7 4 (3.96%) SCDPM
8 3 (2.97%) Ansible
8 3 (2.97%) EdgeSight
8 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.97%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.98%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.98%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.98%) Perfmon
9 2 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.98%) Terraform
9 2 (1.98%) WSUS
10 1 (0.99%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 99 (98.02%) Citrix
2 55 (54.46%) VMware
3 52 (51.49%) Microsoft
4 13 (12.87%) NetApp
5 11 (10.89%) Ivanti
6 8 (7.92%) Cisco
6 8 (7.92%) HP
7 5 (4.95%) Dell
7 5 (4.95%) EMC
7 5 (4.95%) Hitachi
7 5 (4.95%) IBM
8 4 (3.96%) Symantec
9 3 (2.97%) Bloomberg
9 3 (2.97%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.97%) Reuters
9 3 (2.97%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.98%) Apple
10 2 (1.98%) Juniper
10 2 (1.98%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.98%) Wyse