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 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 315 301
Rank change year-on-year -82 -14  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 202 393 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.70% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 3.99% 6.02% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 257 263
Median daily rate £350 £330 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -14.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +1.56% -8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 31
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.90 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £30.70 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.08% +27.14%  

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 5058 6532 5892
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.92% 11.69% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3216 3996 3276
Median daily rate £401 £391 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% +7.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £347
% change year-on-year +0.69% +3.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 473 675
Median hourly rate £16.92 £16.92 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

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 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 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 24 April 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 -58 184 £350 +6.06% 56
London -9 77 £400 +9.58% 18
South East -28 33 £425 +24.72% 12
North West +31 20 £325 -4.76% 9
East of England +13 17 £300 +15.38% 3
City of London +2 16 £363 -14.70% 6
Buckinghamshire +2 16 £460 +8.23% 2
Milton Keynes +8 15 £493 +15.88% 1
Manchester +20 12 £306 -10.25% 5
Scotland -15 11 £340 -0.72% 2
Essex -4 10 £300 -
North East -28 9 £190 -30.90% 2
East Midlands -9 8 £350 -
South West -16 8 £316 +10.00% 4
Edinburgh -5 7 £373 -14.85%
Colchester - 7 £300 -
West Midlands +16 6 £388 +14.81% 5
West End of London +6 6 £425 +20.14% 1
Hampshire -7 6 £325 +3.83% 2
Tyne and Wear -29 6 £180 -34.54% 1
Yorkshire +31 5 £325 -9.40% 3
Cheshire +31 5 £350 +16.66% 1
Surrey -14 5 £381 -1.61% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 5 £180 -34.54% 1
Hertfordshire +5 4 £450 +73.07% 2
Bristol -2 4 £310 -3.12% 1
Derbyshire -8 4 £400 +14.28%
South Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 2
Doncaster - 4 £325 -
Jersey - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 451 (94.55%) Citrix
2 346 (72.54%) Windows
3 263 (55.14%) VMware
4 257 (53.88%) Active Directory
5 242 (50.73%) Microsoft
6 207 (43.40%) XenDesktop
7 191 (40.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 176 (36.90%) Windows Server
9 162 (33.96%) SCCM
10 159 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 143 (29.98%) Windows Server 2012
12 140 (29.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 130 (27.25%) Windows 7
14 115 (24.11%) DNS
15 101 (21.17%) DHCP
16 96 (20.13%) MS Exchange
17 95 (19.92%) Finance
18 90 (18.87%) AppSense
19 87 (18.24%) ITIL
19 87 (18.24%) Windows 10
20 83 (17.40%) PowerShell
21 78 (16.35%) Security Cleared
22 73 (15.30%) HP
23 70 (14.68%) SQL Server
24 68 (14.26%) Cisco
24 68 (14.26%) Windows Server 2003
24 68 (14.26%) Office 365
25 66 (13.84%) vSphere
26 64 (13.42%) Exchange Server 2010
27 61 (12.79%) SC Cleared

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 96 (20.13%) MS Exchange
2 64 (13.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (10.90%) Skype for Business
4 32 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (5.03%) IIS
6 23 (4.82%) SharePoint
7 21 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.63%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.42%) Apache
11 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (10.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.26%) Office 365
2 46 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.47%) G Suite
4 7 (1.47%) IaaS
5 4 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.84%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.84%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.63%) PaaS
6 3 (0.63%) SaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.42%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.21%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 115 (24.11%) DNS
2 101 (21.17%) DHCP
3 57 (11.95%) NetScaler
4 51 (10.69%) SAN
5 44 (9.22%) Firewall
6 35 (7.34%) TCP/IP
7 26 (5.45%) LAN
7 26 (5.45%) VPN
8 22 (4.61%) Internet
8 22 (4.61%) WAN
9 20 (4.19%) Skype
10 14 (2.94%) VLAN
11 13 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (2.52%) BIG-IP
13 11 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.89%) iSCSI
15 9 (1.89%) SSL
16 8 (1.68%) VoIP
16 8 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.68%) DB2
6 7 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (2.52%) MSI
2 4 (0.84%) eggPlant
2 4 (0.84%) HP UFT
2 4 (0.84%) JIRA
3 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.42%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 95 (19.92%) Finance
2 22 (4.61%) Banking
3 9 (1.89%) Law
4 8 (1.68%) Back Office
4 8 (1.68%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.68%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.68%) Publishing
5 5 (1.05%) Games
5 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.05%) Local Government
5 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.42%) Advertising
7 2 (0.42%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) Front Office
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (14.88%) Analyst
2 70 (14.68%) Citrix Engineer
3 58 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 57 (11.95%) Support Engineer
5 41 (8.60%) Architect
5 41 (8.60%) Windows Engineer
6 40 (8.39%) Consultant
7 35 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (6.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 28 (5.87%) Citrix Consultant
10 26 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 25 (5.24%) Citrix Support
12 24 (5.03%) Senior Analyst
12 24 (5.03%) Support Analyst
13 21 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
14 19 (3.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 19 (3.98%) Citrix Analyst
14 19 (3.98%) Desktop Support
15 17 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 17 (3.56%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.19%) Web Services
2 6 (1.26%) SAML
2 6 (1.26%) XMPP
3 3 (0.63%) .NET
4 2 (0.42%) LAMP
4 2 (0.42%) REST
5 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.21%) COM
5 1 (0.21%) HTML
5 1 (0.21%) Middleware
5 1 (0.21%) Node.js
5 1 (0.21%) RESTful
5 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.21%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.85%) Fat Client
1 47 (9.85%) Thin Client
2 46 (9.64%) Data Centre
3 28 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.24%) Clustering
5 15 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (2.73%) PKI
7 12 (2.52%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.89%) iSeries
10 8 (1.68%) AS400
11 7 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.47%) iPhone
11 7 (1.47%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.26%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.26%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.05%) iPad
13 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 346 (72.54%) Windows
2 191 (40.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 176 (36.90%) Windows Server
4 143 (29.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (27.25%) Windows 7
6 87 (18.24%) Windows 10
7 68 (14.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (8.18%) Linux
9 29 (6.08%) Windows 8
10 13 (2.73%) Android
11 12 (2.52%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.47%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.47%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.26%) Unix
14 5 (1.05%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.05%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.84%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (18.24%) ITIL
2 51 (10.69%) Migration
3 30 (6.29%) Application Packaging
4 24 (5.03%) DevOps
5 18 (3.77%) Software Delivery
6 17 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (3.56%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (3.56%) Infrastructure Management
6 17 (3.56%) ITIL V3
7 16 (3.35%) Incident Management
7 16 (3.35%) Project Management
7 16 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (3.14%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (3.14%) Problem Management
9 14 (2.94%) Change Management
9 14 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
9 14 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (2.73%) Server Building
11 12 (2.52%) Configuration Management
11 12 (2.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (17.40%) PowerShell
2 56 (11.74%) SQL
3 13 (2.73%) VBScript
4 12 (2.52%) C
5 10 (2.10%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.47%) Python
7 6 (1.26%) VB
8 4 (0.84%) C#
9 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.21%) Java
10 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (16.35%) Security Cleared
2 61 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (5.03%) Citrix Certification
5 18 (3.77%) MCSE
6 15 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (2.94%) CCA
8 13 (2.73%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.31%) MCP
10 10 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.89%) CCNA
11 9 (1.89%) Degree
12 7 (1.47%) MCDST
13 6 (1.26%) MCITP
13 6 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.84%) CCNP
14 4 (0.84%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.52%) SLA
2 11 (2.31%) GPG13
3 4 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 257 (53.88%) Active Directory
2 207 (43.40%) XenDesktop
3 159 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 140 (29.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 66 (13.84%) vSphere
6 54 (11.32%) Hyper-V
7 53 (11.11%) VMware ESX
8 35 (7.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 31 (6.50%) XenServer
10 16 (3.35%) BitLocker
11 15 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (2.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (1.89%) ProxySG
14 9 (1.89%) Xen
15 7 (1.47%) Terminal Server
15 7 (1.47%) VMware Server
16 5 (1.05%) Firmware
16 5 (1.05%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 162 (33.96%) SCCM
2 40 (8.39%) SCOM
3 24 (5.03%) AppDNA
4 20 (4.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 14 (2.94%) WSUS
5 14 (2.94%) XenMobile
6 12 (2.52%) EdgeSight
6 12 (2.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (2.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 10 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (1.89%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.68%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.68%) Tivoli
10 7 (1.47%) SCOrch
10 7 (1.47%) SCVMM
10 7 (1.47%) vCenter Server
11 6 (1.26%) PowerCLI
12 5 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 451 (94.55%) Citrix
2 263 (55.14%) VMware
3 242 (50.73%) Microsoft
4 90 (18.87%) AppSense
5 73 (15.30%) HP
6 68 (14.26%) Cisco
7 42 (8.81%) Symantec
8 36 (7.55%) NetApp
9 33 (6.92%) Dell
10 28 (5.87%) Wyse
11 27 (5.66%) Apple
12 26 (5.45%) IBM
13 21 (4.40%) F5
13 21 (4.40%) ThinPrint
14 14 (2.94%) EMC
15 12 (2.52%) Google
15 12 (2.52%) Palo Alto
16 10 (2.10%) Blue Coat
16 10 (2.10%) Remedy
17 9 (1.89%) Sophos
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