Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 458 373 324
Rank change year-on-year -85 -49 -37
Contract jobs citing XenApp 486 667 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 3.76% 5.08% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 418 544
UK median daily rate £325 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -6.25% +10.77%
10th Percentile £181 £189 £213
90th Percentile £488 £488 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year +3.33% -4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 29
UK median hourly rate £23.69 £26.50 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.60% -16.02% +57.78%
10th Percentile £10.64 £12.55 £8.70
90th Percentile £60.00 £33.75 £82.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.69 £27.00 £18.13
% change year-on-year -12.26% +48.97% -9.38%

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 12915 13122 11760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 12.38% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8359 8228 6685
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £157 £174 £161
90th Percentile £606 £575 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 891 1264
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XenApp as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Top 16 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 17 November 2017. 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 -72 443 £335 -0.74% 40
UK excluding London -53 301 £310 +3.33% 35
London -48 176 £341 -14.88% 8
South East -10 81 £365 +12.31% 11
North of England -24 75 £300 +9.09% 9
East of England -11 59 £425 +11.48% 3
Midlands +18 33 £290 +5.45% 8
North West +6 31 £333 -21.76% 5
North East -2 25 £278 +23.33% 1
West Midlands +17 23 £289 +15.50% 5
Wales +21 21 £280 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire +30 19 £338 +12.50% 3
Scotland -28 18 £275 -8.33% 1
South West -16 12 £320 -1.54% 1
East Midlands -2 10 £310 -17.33% 3
Northern Ireland -43 2 £250 -44.44%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 470 (96.71%) Citrix
2 399 (82.10%) Windows
3 298 (61.32%) Active Directory
4 279 (57.41%) VMware
5 259 (53.29%) Microsoft
6 240 (49.38%) Windows Server
7 188 (38.68%) XenDesktop
8 156 (32.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 154 (31.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 152 (31.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 141 (29.01%) SCCM
12 123 (25.31%) Office 365
13 121 (24.90%) MS Exchange
14 119 (24.49%) DNS
14 119 (24.49%) PowerShell
15 118 (24.28%) Microsoft App-V
16 110 (22.63%) DHCP
17 105 (21.60%) Windows 7
18 103 (21.19%) NetScaler
19 98 (20.16%) ITIL
20 88 (18.11%) AppSense
21 86 (17.70%) Hyper-V
22 82 (16.87%) Skype for Business
23 78 (16.05%) Windows 10
24 76 (15.64%) SQL Server
25 67 (13.79%) XenServer
25 67 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
26 64 (13.17%) Finance
27 62 (12.76%) vSphere
28 57 (11.73%) Migration

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
1 121 (24.90%) MS Exchange
2 82 (16.87%) Skype for Business
3 52 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (8.02%) SharePoint
5 23 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.47%) IIS
9 9 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.21%) Apache
12 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.21%) nginx
12 1 (0.21%) SAS
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (25.31%) Office 365
2 56 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.73%) OneDrive
4 19 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (2.88%) IaaS
6 8 (1.65%) PaaS
7 6 (1.23%) G Suite
8 5 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.62%) Yammer
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.21%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (24.49%) DNS
2 110 (22.63%) DHCP
3 103 (21.19%) NetScaler
4 53 (10.91%) SAN
5 52 (10.70%) Firewall
5 52 (10.70%) Skype
6 48 (9.88%) LAN
6 48 (9.88%) WAN
7 33 (6.79%) TCP/IP
8 20 (4.12%) VPN
9 16 (3.29%) Remote Desktop
9 16 (3.29%) VLAN
10 15 (3.09%) SMS
11 13 (2.67%) VoIP
12 11 (2.26%) Internet
12 11 (2.26%) iSCSI
12 11 (2.26%) NAS
13 7 (1.44%) SMTP
13 7 (1.44%) SSL
13 7 (1.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.41%) MySQL
7 2 (0.41%) Power BI
7 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.21%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.21%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (2.67%) MSI
2 5 (1.03%) InstallShield
2 5 (1.03%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (0.82%) AutoIt
4 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
General
1 64 (13.17%) Finance
2 31 (6.38%) Banking
3 13 (2.67%) Publishing
4 12 (2.47%) Legal
5 9 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.44%) Law
7 7 (1.44%) Local Government
8 5 (1.03%) Back Office
8 5 (1.03%) Retail
9 4 (0.82%) Front Office
10 2 (0.41%) Advertising
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 72 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 71 (14.61%) Citrix Engineer
3 59 (12.14%) Analyst
4 41 (8.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 41 (8.44%) Consultant
5 37 (7.61%) Architect
6 34 (7.00%) Support Engineer
7 29 (5.97%) Desktop Support
8 25 (5.14%) Windows Engineer
9 23 (4.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 23 (4.73%) Support Analyst
10 22 (4.53%) VMware Engineer
11 21 (4.32%) Server Engineer
11 21 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
12 19 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (3.70%) Administrator
14 17 (3.50%) Desktop Engineer
15 15 (3.09%) Applications Packager
16 14 (2.88%) Citrix Architect
16 14 (2.88%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.62%) .NET
1 3 (0.62%) Web Services
2 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.41%) Middleware
2 2 (0.41%) OCX
2 2 (0.41%) SAML
3 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.21%) CGI
3 1 (0.21%) JSON
3 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.21%) XML
3 1 (0.21%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.00%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.91%) CESG
5 17 (3.50%) Blackberry
5 17 (3.50%) Clustering
5 17 (3.50%) Fat Client
5 17 (3.50%) Thin Client
6 13 (2.67%) User Experience
7 11 (2.26%) NHS
8 10 (2.06%) EMC VNX
9 7 (1.44%) PKI
9 7 (1.44%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.44%) RSA SecurID
10 6 (1.23%) Replication
11 5 (1.03%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.03%) iPhone
11 5 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 399 (82.10%) Windows
2 240 (49.38%) Windows Server
3 156 (32.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 154 (31.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (21.60%) Windows 7
6 78 (16.05%) Windows 10
7 47 (9.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (7.20%) Linux
9 23 (4.73%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.06%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.06%) Unix
12 7 (1.44%) Solaris
13 4 (0.82%) Android
13 4 (0.82%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.41%) CentOS
15 2 (0.41%) Debian
15 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (20.16%) ITIL
2 57 (11.73%) Migration
3 29 (5.97%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 27 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 23 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (4.53%) Service Management
7 20 (4.12%) Disk Encryption
8 19 (3.91%) ITIL V3
9 17 (3.50%) Presales
10 16 (3.29%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (3.09%) Customer Requirements
11 15 (3.09%) Infrastructure Management
11 15 (3.09%) Mobile Device Management
11 15 (3.09%) Project Management
11 15 (3.09%) Service Delivery
12 14 (2.88%) Business Continuity
12 14 (2.88%) High Availability
13 13 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (2.67%) Application Virtualisation
13 13 (2.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (24.49%) PowerShell
2 55 (11.32%) SQL
3 49 (10.08%) VBScript
4 9 (1.85%) VB
5 6 (1.23%) Java
6 4 (0.82%) C
7 2 (0.41%) C#
7 2 (0.41%) Ruby
7 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (11.32%) MCSE
3 52 (10.70%) Security Cleared
4 51 (10.49%) Citrix Certification
5 35 (7.20%) SC Cleared
6 28 (5.76%) CCA
7 26 (5.35%) MCP
8 24 (4.94%) Degree
9 22 (4.53%) MCSA
10 13 (2.67%) CCEA
11 12 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (2.26%) CCNA
12 11 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (2.06%) MCDST
14 8 (1.65%) CCAA
15 6 (1.23%) CCNP
16 5 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
17 4 (0.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.88%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.47%) SLA
3 10 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.62%) QA
6 2 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 298 (61.32%) Active Directory
2 188 (38.68%) XenDesktop
3 152 (31.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 118 (24.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 86 (17.70%) Hyper-V
6 67 (13.79%) XenServer
7 62 (12.76%) vSphere
8 56 (11.52%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (4.32%) BitLocker
10 16 (3.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 12 (2.47%) Terminal Services
12 9 (1.85%) Terminal Server
12 9 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (1.23%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.82%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.82%) Xen
16 3 (0.62%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 141 (29.01%) SCCM
2 36 (7.41%) SCOM
3 30 (6.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 20 (4.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 19 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (3.50%) EdgeSight
7 12 (2.47%) AppDNA
8 11 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (2.06%) NetBackup
9 10 (2.06%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (1.85%) WSUS
11 8 (1.65%) XenMobile
12 7 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (1.23%) PowerCLI
13 6 (1.23%) Puppet
13 6 (1.23%) SCOrch
14 5 (1.03%) Ansible
15 4 (0.82%) Backup Exec
15 4 (0.82%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 470 (96.71%) Citrix
2 279 (57.41%) VMware
3 259 (53.29%) Microsoft
4 88 (18.11%) AppSense
5 55 (11.32%) Cisco
6 44 (9.05%) HP
7 38 (7.82%) Symantec
8 31 (6.38%) NetApp
9 30 (6.17%) Altiris
10 21 (4.32%) Dell
11 19 (3.91%) EMC
11 19 (3.91%) LANDesk
12 15 (3.09%) CommVault
13 14 (2.88%) McAfee
14 13 (2.67%) CheckPoint
15 12 (2.47%) Apple
15 12 (2.47%) Google
15 12 (2.47%) Veeam
16 11 (2.26%) Juniper
16 11 (2.26%) Veritas