Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 371 429 394
Rank change year-on-year +58 -35 +89
Contract jobs citing XenApp 183 500 660
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.55% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 3.51% 3.49% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 343 469
Median daily rate £413 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.94% -
10th Percentile £281 £225 £203
90th Percentile £500 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +17.24% +11.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +15.56% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.55 £17.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year +121.46% -22.64% +30.85%

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 5,218 14,314 14,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.90% 15.60% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,259 9,449 9,554
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £178 £183
90th Percentile £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 650 886
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.12 £47.50 £44.63
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% +5.73%

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 10 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XenApp over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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 +44 145 £390 +4.00% 36
UK excluding London +78 111 £425 +17.24% 30
London +84 69 £350 -17.65% 8
Scotland +96 36 £418 +11.33% 2
South West +74 18 £481 +32.62% 6
North of England +96 17 £450 +28.57% 7
Work from Home -7 17 £390 +9.47% 2
Midlands +57 15 £325 +0.78% 7
South East +80 14 £425 +11.11% 5
West Midlands +46 14 £325 +13.04% 5
North West +75 12 £413 +17.86% 4
East of England +69 9 £313 -10.71% 3
Yorkshire +72 4 £375 - 2
Wales +37 2 £450 +38.46%
East Midlands +48 1 - - 2
North East +34 1 £500 +66.67% 1

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 179 (97.81%) Citrix
2 156 (85.25%) Windows
3 125 (68.31%) Active Directory
4 115 (62.84%) VMware
5 99 (54.10%) Microsoft
6 88 (48.09%) Windows Server
7 79 (43.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 76 (41.53%) XenDesktop
9 64 (34.97%) Office 365
10 57 (31.15%) Security Cleared
11 54 (29.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 52 (28.42%) NetScaler
12 52 (28.42%) PowerShell
13 50 (27.32%) SC Cleared
13 50 (27.32%) SCCM
13 50 (27.32%) Azure
14 46 (25.14%) Finance
14 46 (25.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 45 (24.59%) ITIL
16 44 (24.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 44 (24.04%) Windows Server 2016
17 41 (22.40%) vSphere
18 38 (20.77%) NetApp
19 37 (20.22%) Hyper-V
19 37 (20.22%) Windows 10
20 36 (19.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 36 (19.67%) SAN
21 31 (16.94%) DNS
21 31 (16.94%) SQL Server
22 28 (15.30%) Firewall

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 23 (12.57%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.56%) IIS
3 11 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.37%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.64%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.09%) Apache
9 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.73%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 64 (34.97%) Office 365
2 50 (27.32%) Azure
3 15 (8.20%) AWS
4 10 (5.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.37%) IaaS
6 7 (3.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (2.73%) GCP
7 5 (2.73%) SaaS
8 4 (2.19%) PaaS
9 3 (1.64%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.55%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (28.42%) NetScaler
2 36 (19.67%) SAN
3 31 (16.94%) DNS
4 28 (15.30%) Firewall
5 27 (14.75%) DHCP
6 19 (10.38%) VSAN
7 15 (8.20%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (6.01%) TCP/IP
10 10 (5.46%) Skype
10 10 (5.46%) WAN
11 7 (3.83%) LAN
11 7 (3.83%) Network Security
12 6 (3.28%) VLAN
12 6 (3.28%) VPN
13 5 (2.73%) SMTP
14 4 (2.19%) NAS
15 3 (1.64%) IPsec
16 2 (1.09%) iSCSI
17 1 (0.55%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.09%) MySQL
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.55%) Power BI
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.64%) ClearCase
1 3 (1.64%) ClearQuest
1 3 (1.64%) MSI
2 2 (1.09%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.55%) AdminStudio
General
1 46 (25.14%) Finance
2 19 (10.38%) Banking
3 4 (2.19%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.64%) Publishing
4 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.09%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.09%) Automotive
5 2 (1.09%) International Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (22.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (15.85%) Citrix Engineer
3 23 (12.57%) Windows Engineer
4 22 (12.02%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 18 (9.84%) Systems Engineer
6 13 (7.10%) Analyst
7 12 (6.56%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.01%) Desktop Support
9 10 (5.46%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 10 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.46%) Citrix Support
9 10 (5.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (5.46%) IT Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) Administrator
10 9 (4.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.92%) VMware Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) Wintel Engineer
11 8 (4.37%) Architect
11 8 (4.37%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.48%) XML
2 4 (2.19%) Middleware
3 2 (1.09%) JSON
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.11%) Clustering
2 15 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.01%) Data Centre
4 10 (5.46%) Fat Client
4 10 (5.46%) Thin Client
5 8 (4.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.19%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.19%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.64%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.09%) NHS
11 1 (0.55%) Derivative
11 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.55%) PKI
11 1 (0.55%) Replication
11 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 156 (85.25%) Windows
2 88 (48.09%) Windows Server
3 54 (29.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (24.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (24.04%) Windows Server 2016
5 37 (20.22%) Windows 10
6 27 (14.75%) Windows 7
7 22 (12.02%) Linux
8 11 (6.01%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.83%) Unix
10 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (2.73%) AIX
11 5 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.64%) CentOS
13 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.55%) Solaris
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (24.59%) ITIL
3 28 (15.30%) Configuration Management
4 20 (10.93%) Migration
5 15 (8.20%) Application Packaging
5 15 (8.20%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (5.46%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (4.92%) Server Building
8 8 (4.37%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (3.83%) Change Management
9 7 (3.83%) DevOps
9 7 (3.83%) High Availability
9 7 (3.83%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.83%) Service Management
10 6 (3.28%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (2.73%) Application Virtualisation
11 5 (2.73%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (2.73%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.42%) PowerShell
2 27 (14.75%) SQL
3 9 (4.92%) VBScript
4 6 (3.28%) VBA
5 5 (2.73%) VB
6 3 (1.64%) C
7 1 (0.55%) C#
7 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.55%) Perl
7 1 (0.55%) Python
7 1 (0.55%) Ruby
7 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (31.15%) Security Cleared
2 50 (27.32%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.29%) Citrix Certification
4 14 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (4.37%) CCA
6 8 (4.37%) MCSE
7 5 (2.73%) Degree
8 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.09%) MCITP
10 2 (1.09%) MCP
10 2 (1.09%) MCSA
11 1 (0.55%) CCNA
11 1 (0.55%) CCNP
11 1 (0.55%) MCDST
11 1 (0.55%) RHCE
11 1 (0.55%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 125 (68.31%) Active Directory
2 79 (43.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (41.53%) XenDesktop
4 41 (22.40%) vSphere
5 37 (20.22%) Hyper-V
6 36 (19.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 27 (14.75%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (13.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (13.66%) Terminal Services
9 20 (10.93%) VMware NSX
10 5 (2.73%) Firmware
10 5 (2.73%) Terminal Server
10 5 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.09%) Docker
13 1 (0.55%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.55%) NFS
13 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (27.32%) SCCM
2 19 (10.38%) PowerCLI
2 19 (10.38%) vRealize
3 13 (7.10%) SCOM
4 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (5.46%) Ansible
6 9 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (4.92%) Puppet
7 8 (4.37%) AirWatch
8 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (2.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (2.19%) Terraform
10 4 (2.19%) WSUS
11 3 (1.64%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.64%) SCVMM
11 3 (1.64%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.64%) vMotion
Vendors
1 179 (97.81%) Citrix
2 115 (62.84%) VMware
3 99 (54.10%) Microsoft
4 38 (20.77%) NetApp
5 25 (13.66%) Cisco
6 17 (9.29%) HP
7 15 (8.20%) Dell
8 14 (7.65%) EMC
9 13 (7.10%) Ivanti
10 12 (6.56%) Symantec
11 11 (6.01%) Nimble Storage
11 11 (6.01%) Palo Alto
12 10 (5.46%) IBM
12 10 (5.46%) McAfee
13 7 (3.83%) EqualLogic
13 7 (3.83%) Oracle
14 6 (3.28%) Bloomberg
14 6 (3.28%) Reuters
15 5 (2.73%) Hitachi
15 5 (2.73%) Red Hat