Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 425 429 411
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18 -1
Contract jobs citing XenApp 545 529 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 3.62% 4.17% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 365 342
UK median daily rate £376 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.94% -5.71% +0.36%
10th Percentile £208 £162 £206
90th Percentile £550 £499 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +15.15% +1.54% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 19
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £32.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.69% +99.51% -48.38%
10th Percentile £16.80 £14.54 £11.93
90th Percentile £24.70 £69.50 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year -38.46% +165.31% -61.18%

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 15,050 12,694 11,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.29% 12.71% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,882 8,266 7,232
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +11.11% +8.00%
10th Percentile £178 £161 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 699 837
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.00 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.49 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.27% - -2.77%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 -3 486 £380 +15.15% 124
UK excluding London +1 321 £380 +15.15% 87
London -4 217 £375 +15.38% 45
South East +20 109 £400 -4.48% 24
North of England -39 65 £381 +34.96% 30
Midlands -12 42 £365 +12.31% 11
Scotland +25 39 £338 +8.87% 3
South West -6 39 £363 +13.28% 6
North West -12 31 £350 -6.67% 15
West Midlands -14 27 £365 +12.31% 7
North East -23 19 £400 +45.45% 3
East Midlands +9 15 £360 +95.92% 4
Yorkshire -18 15 £355 +9.23% 12
East of England -20 13 £390 +0.65% 8
Wales +7 10 £395 -7.06% 5
Northern Ireland +20 5 £250 +5.26%

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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.

1 509 (93.39%) Citrix
2 437 (80.18%) Windows
3 327 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 312 (57.25%) XenDesktop
5 284 (52.11%) VMware
6 265 (48.62%) Windows Server
7 263 (48.26%) Microsoft
8 191 (35.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 186 (34.13%) SCCM
10 168 (30.83%) PowerShell
11 149 (27.34%) Office 365
12 141 (25.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 138 (25.32%) Windows 10
14 134 (24.59%) Finance
15 129 (23.67%) Microsoft App-V
16 122 (22.39%) DNS
17 121 (22.20%) Microsoft Azure
18 119 (21.83%) ITIL
19 117 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
20 112 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
21 109 (20.00%) NetScaler
22 101 (18.53%) MS Exchange
23 98 (17.98%) DHCP
24 91 (16.70%) Hyper-V
25 90 (16.51%) Windows 7
26 85 (15.60%) Migration
27 79 (14.50%) SAN
28 78 (14.31%) SQL
29 71 (13.03%) Cisco
30 68 (12.48%) VMware ESXi

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
1 101 (18.53%) MS Exchange
2 56 (10.28%) Skype for Business
3 34 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (4.77%) IIS
5 23 (4.22%) SharePoint
6 20 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.55%) Apache
10 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.55%) JBoss
10 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.55%) WildFly
11 2 (0.37%) Drupal
12 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 149 (27.34%) Office 365
2 121 (22.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (8.44%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (8.26%) IaaS
5 21 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (3.12%) PaaS
6 17 (3.12%) SaaS
7 7 (1.28%) Yammer
8 6 (1.10%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.92%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.37%) G Suite
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 122 (22.39%) DNS
2 109 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 98 (17.98%) DHCP
4 79 (14.50%) SAN
5 65 (11.93%) Firewall
6 51 (9.36%) VLAN
7 45 (8.26%) Fibre Channel
8 44 (8.07%) iSCSI
9 38 (6.97%) Skype
10 33 (6.06%) LAN
11 28 (5.14%) VPN
12 26 (4.77%) TCP/IP
12 26 (4.77%) WAN
13 23 (4.22%) VSAN
14 20 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (2.57%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (2.57%) Wireless
16 12 (2.20%) Internet
17 10 (1.83%) MPLS
17 10 (1.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.65%) Big Data
3 6 (1.10%) RDBMS
3 6 (1.10%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.37%) MySQL
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 45 (8.26%) MSI
2 24 (4.40%) AdminStudio
3 12 (2.20%) Wise Package Studio
4 11 (2.02%) GitLab
5 10 (1.83%) Artifactory
5 10 (1.83%) InstallShield
6 8 (1.47%) WiX
7 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.18%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 134 (24.59%) Finance
2 32 (5.87%) Banking
3 12 (2.20%) Billing
3 12 (2.20%) Legal
4 8 (1.47%) Local Government
5 7 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.10%) Publishing
7 5 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.92%) Law
8 4 (0.73%) Back Office
9 3 (0.55%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.55%) Retail
10 2 (0.37%) Games
10 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 118 (21.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (17.06%) Citrix Engineer
3 73 (13.39%) Analyst
4 51 (9.36%) Architect
5 47 (8.62%) Consultant
6 39 (7.16%) Windows Engineer
7 37 (6.79%) Infrastructure Architect
8 31 (5.69%) Applications Packager
9 29 (5.32%) Support Engineer
10 28 (5.14%) Citrix Analyst
11 27 (4.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 26 (4.77%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (4.59%) VMware Engineer
14 24 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
14 24 (4.40%) Administrator
15 23 (4.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (4.04%) Server Engineer
17 21 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 20 (3.67%) Service Analyst
18 20 (3.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.67%) .NET
2 16 (2.94%) Middleware
3 14 (2.57%) Web Services
4 13 (2.39%) OCX
5 9 (1.65%) Software Packaging
6 6 (1.10%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.73%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.73%) LDAP
9 3 (0.55%) SAML
9 3 (0.55%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.37%) LAMP
10 2 (0.37%) WCF
10 2 (0.37%) WinForms
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Integration Bus
11 1 (0.18%) JSON
11 1 (0.18%) Velocity
11 1 (0.18%) WAP
11 1 (0.18%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.44%) Clustering
2 35 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.69%) Fat Client
3 31 (5.69%) Thin Client
4 30 (5.50%) Data Centre
5 27 (4.95%) PKI
6 21 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.57%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.02%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.10%) CMDB
10 5 (0.92%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.92%) DataPower
11 4 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.73%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.73%) iPhone
11 4 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.55%) EMC VMAX
12 3 (0.55%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 437 (80.18%) Windows
2 265 (48.62%) Windows Server
3 138 (25.32%) Windows 10
4 117 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 112 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (16.51%) Windows 7
7 65 (11.93%) Linux
8 41 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (4.59%) Windows 8
10 19 (3.49%) Windows XP
11 18 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (2.94%) Unix
13 11 (2.02%) Android
14 10 (1.83%) AIX
15 6 (1.10%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.92%) VMS
17 4 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.73%) Solaris
17 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (25.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 119 (21.83%) ITIL
3 85 (15.60%) Migration
4 60 (11.01%) Application Packaging
5 41 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (6.24%) Service Management
7 32 (5.87%) Capacity Planning
8 31 (5.69%) Change Management
8 31 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (5.50%) Application Virtualisation
10 28 (5.14%) Load Balancing
10 28 (5.14%) Patch Management
11 24 (4.40%) ITSM
11 24 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
12 22 (4.04%) Problem Management
12 22 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (4.04%) Virtual Environments
13 21 (3.85%) Incident Management
14 20 (3.67%) Data Protection
14 20 (3.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 168 (30.83%) PowerShell
2 78 (14.31%) SQL
3 44 (8.07%) VBScript
4 37 (6.79%) VB
5 17 (3.12%) Shell Script
6 15 (2.75%) C#
6 15 (2.75%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.28%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.10%) Perl
8 6 (1.10%) VBA
9 4 (0.73%) Java
9 4 (0.73%) Python
9 4 (0.73%) Ruby
10 2 (0.37%) C
10 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 50 (9.17%) Citrix Certification
2 49 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 46 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (7.34%) MCSE
4 40 (7.34%) SC Cleared
5 35 (6.42%) CCA
6 19 (3.49%) Degree
7 15 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.65%) CCNA
9 9 (1.65%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.47%) CCNP
11 6 (1.10%) MCSA
12 5 (0.92%) JNCIS
12 5 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.55%) CISSP
13 3 (0.55%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.55%) MCITP
14 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.37%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.22%) QA
2 21 (3.85%) SLA
3 7 (1.28%) PMO
4 6 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 327 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 312 (57.25%) XenDesktop
3 191 (35.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 129 (23.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 91 (16.70%) Hyper-V
6 68 (12.48%) VMware ESXi
7 64 (11.74%) vSphere
8 53 (9.72%) XenServer
9 32 (5.87%) Virtual Desktop
10 28 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (3.67%) Oracle RAC
12 19 (3.49%) VMware NSX
13 16 (2.94%) NFS
14 14 (2.57%) DFS Replication
15 12 (2.20%) Terminal Services
16 11 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 9 (1.65%) Firmware
18 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 7 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 186 (34.13%) SCCM
2 48 (8.81%) SCOM
3 35 (6.42%) vCenter Server
4 27 (4.95%) Microsoft Clustering
5 25 (4.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (4.22%) vRealize
7 15 (2.75%) Failover Clustering
7 15 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (2.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 14 (2.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 14 (2.57%) Puppet
8 14 (2.57%) SCOrch
8 14 (2.57%) vMotion
9 13 (2.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 12 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (1.28%) HP SIM
12 7 (1.28%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.28%) XenMobile
13 6 (1.10%) QRadar
Vendors
1 509 (93.39%) Citrix
2 284 (52.11%) VMware
3 263 (48.26%) Microsoft
4 71 (13.03%) Cisco
5 66 (12.11%) HP
5 66 (12.11%) Ivanti
6 51 (9.36%) Dell
7 47 (8.62%) EMC
8 37 (6.79%) Oracle
9 27 (4.95%) NetApp
10 23 (4.22%) McAfee
10 23 (4.22%) Symantec
11 19 (3.49%) IBM
12 17 (3.12%) 3PAR
13 16 (2.94%) Red Hat
14 15 (2.75%) BMC
14 15 (2.75%) CheckPoint
15 13 (2.39%) ServiceNow
16 12 (2.20%) Palo Alto
16 12 (2.20%) Xerox