Period
to 18 July 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 July 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 417 380 481
Rank change year-on-year -37 +101 -148
Contract jobs citing XenApp 503 658 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.64% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 3.50% 4.57% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 466 268
UK median daily rate £375 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% +3.85%
10th Percentile £210 £191 £198
90th Percentile £538 £488 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +7.69% +3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 12
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £22.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +0.64% -17.95%
10th Percentile £15.49 £12.80 £10.71
90th Percentile £38.00 £60.00 £115.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year +55.56% +29.38% -38.44%

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 14,370 14,385 10,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.51% 13.90% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,535 9,321 6,897
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £183 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 858 664
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.30 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -6.03%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -11 461 £375 +11.11% 134
UK excluding London -64 287 £350 +7.69% 97
London +54 208 £425 +13.18% 44
South East +16 95 £393 +4.67% 14
Midlands +14 58 £320 +11.11% 29
West Midlands +13 44 £301 +9.35% 18
North of England -52 42 £350 +13.27% 28
South West -3 39 £363 +11.54% 11
Scotland -43 25 £375 +36.36% 2
North West -25 24 £350 +4.48% 15
East of England +1 16 £348 +4.51% 8
East Midlands +16 14 £325 +30.00% 11
Yorkshire +25 11 £375 +16.28% 12
Wales +13 10 £325 +4.00% 5
North East -31 7 £300 - 1
Northern Ireland +7 3 £300 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 459 (91.25%) Citrix
2 448 (89.07%) Windows
3 345 (68.59%) Active Directory
4 276 (54.87%) Microsoft
5 261 (51.89%) VMware
6 255 (50.70%) Windows Server
7 254 (50.50%) XenDesktop
8 193 (38.37%) SCCM
9 173 (34.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 169 (33.60%) Office 365
10 169 (33.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 154 (30.62%) PowerShell
12 131 (26.04%) Windows 10
13 124 (24.65%) Microsoft Azure
14 117 (23.26%) ITIL
15 111 (22.07%) Microsoft App-V
16 104 (20.68%) MS Exchange
17 101 (20.08%) DNS
18 98 (19.48%) Finance
19 95 (18.89%) Hyper-V
20 93 (18.49%) Firewall
21 91 (18.09%) vSphere
22 89 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
23 88 (17.50%) NetScaler
24 87 (17.30%) Cisco
25 86 (17.10%) VMware ESXi
26 84 (16.70%) Skype for Business
27 82 (16.30%) Windows 7
28 80 (15.90%) DHCP
29 71 (14.12%) SQL

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
1 104 (20.68%) MS Exchange
2 84 (16.70%) Skype for Business
3 32 (6.36%) SharePoint
4 30 (5.96%) IIS
5 26 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.80%) Apache
10 3 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.20%) Confluence
11 1 (0.20%) JBoss
11 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 66 (13.12%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.60%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 169 (33.60%) Office 365
2 124 (24.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (7.55%) IaaS
5 31 (6.16%) PaaS
6 25 (4.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (4.77%) SaaS
8 8 (1.59%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (1.19%) Yammer
11 4 (0.80%) Boomi
11 4 (0.80%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.60%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon EKS
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.20%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 101 (20.08%) DNS
2 93 (18.49%) Firewall
3 88 (17.50%) NetScaler
4 80 (15.90%) DHCP
5 60 (11.93%) Skype
6 42 (8.35%) SAN
7 33 (6.56%) LAN
7 33 (6.56%) VPN
8 27 (5.37%) WAN
9 26 (5.17%) iSCSI
9 26 (5.17%) VLAN
10 25 (4.97%) Fibre Channel
11 19 (3.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (3.18%) TCP/IP
14 14 (2.78%) Wireless
15 12 (2.39%) Unified Communications
16 11 (2.19%) Cisco Firepower
17 9 (1.79%) NAS
17 9 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.78%) Big Data
3 8 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 8 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.40%) MySQL
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (10.34%) MSI
2 26 (5.17%) InstallShield
3 14 (2.78%) WiX
4 6 (1.19%) AdminStudio
5 5 (0.99%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.80%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.60%) JIRA
8 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.20%) Hudson
9 1 (0.20%) TestRail
9 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 98 (19.48%) Finance
2 57 (11.33%) Banking
3 14 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.58%) German Language
4 13 (2.58%) Russian Language
5 12 (2.39%) Publishing
6 10 (1.99%) Legal
6 10 (1.99%) Local Government
7 9 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.39%) Back Office
9 5 (0.99%) Online Betting
9 5 (0.99%) Retail
10 4 (0.80%) Advertising
10 4 (0.80%) Billing
10 4 (0.80%) Law
11 2 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.40%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (26.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (15.31%) Analyst
3 50 (9.94%) Support Engineer
4 42 (8.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 40 (7.95%) Windows Engineer
6 38 (7.55%) Consultant
7 37 (7.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 36 (7.16%) Architect
9 32 (6.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 32 (6.36%) Citrix Engineer
10 26 (5.17%) Applications Packager
11 20 (3.98%) Administrator
11 20 (3.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (3.78%) Citrix Support
12 19 (3.78%) Infrastructure Support
12 19 (3.78%) Support Analyst
13 18 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
13 18 (3.58%) Server Engineer
13 18 (3.58%) VMware Engineer
14 17 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.38%) .NET
2 15 (2.98%) Middleware
2 15 (2.98%) Software Packaging
2 15 (2.98%) Web Services
3 7 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.99%) LDAP
5 4 (0.80%) HTML
6 3 (0.60%) JSON
6 3 (0.60%) OCX
6 3 (0.60%) XML
6 3 (0.60%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.20%) CSS
7 1 (0.20%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.20%) LAMP
7 1 (0.20%) RESTful
7 1 (0.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.95%) Data Centre
2 41 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.15%) Clustering
3 26 (5.17%) Fat Client
3 26 (5.17%) Thin Client
4 20 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.18%) PKI
6 14 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.79%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.39%) DataPower
9 6 (1.19%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.19%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.99%) iPhone
10 5 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.99%) Shadow IT
11 4 (0.80%) BYOD
11 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.60%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 448 (89.07%) Windows
2 255 (50.70%) Windows Server
3 131 (26.04%) Windows 10
4 89 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (16.30%) Windows 7
6 70 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (11.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 55 (10.93%) Linux
9 33 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (4.77%) Windows 8
11 13 (2.58%) Unix
12 12 (2.39%) AIX
13 9 (1.79%) Android
14 5 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.99%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.80%) Solaris
15 4 (0.80%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.60%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (33.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 117 (23.26%) ITIL
3 70 (13.92%) Migration
4 61 (12.13%) Application Packaging
5 56 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (6.16%) DevOps
7 30 (5.96%) Load Balancing
7 30 (5.96%) Service Delivery
7 30 (5.96%) Service Management
8 27 (5.37%) Data Protection
9 25 (4.97%) Information Security
10 24 (4.77%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (4.57%) Application Virtualisation
12 19 (3.78%) Change Management
12 19 (3.78%) Project Management
13 18 (3.58%) ITSM
13 18 (3.58%) Mobile Device Management
14 17 (3.38%) Virtual Environments
15 16 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (2.98%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 154 (30.62%) PowerShell
2 71 (14.12%) SQL
3 30 (5.96%) VB
4 28 (5.57%) VBScript
5 9 (1.79%) C
5 9 (1.79%) Python
6 7 (1.39%) C#
6 7 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.80%) Java
8 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.20%) Perl
9 1 (0.20%) PHP
9 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (10.14%) MCSE
3 27 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (4.97%) Security Cleared
5 24 (4.77%) CCNA
6 20 (3.98%) MCSA
7 19 (3.78%) Citrix Certification
8 18 (3.58%) CCA
9 14 (2.78%) SC Cleared
10 13 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.79%) Degree
13 8 (1.59%) CCNP
14 6 (1.19%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.99%) HNC
15 5 (0.99%) HND
15 5 (0.99%) VCP5
16 3 (0.60%) CCEA
16 3 (0.60%) JNCIS
16 3 (0.60%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.17%) SLA
2 15 (2.98%) QA
3 10 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.59%) NIST
5 4 (0.80%) PMO
5 4 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 345 (68.59%) Active Directory
2 254 (50.50%) XenDesktop
3 173 (34.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 111 (22.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 95 (18.89%) Hyper-V
6 91 (18.09%) vSphere
7 86 (17.10%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (6.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 23 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (3.78%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (3.38%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (3.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (2.58%) BitLocker
14 11 (2.19%) DFS Replication
15 9 (1.79%) VMware NSX
16 8 (1.59%) Terminal Services
17 7 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
18 6 (1.19%) NFS
19 5 (0.99%) Xen
20 3 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 193 (38.37%) SCCM
2 54 (10.74%) SCOM
3 21 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 19 (3.78%) vRealize
5 18 (3.58%) SCOrch
6 17 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (2.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 13 (2.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 12 (2.39%) SCVMM
8 12 (2.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 12 (2.39%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.99%) NetBackup
10 9 (1.79%) QRadar
11 8 (1.59%) Data Guard
11 8 (1.59%) WSUS
12 7 (1.39%) AirWatch
12 7 (1.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 6 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 5 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 459 (91.25%) Citrix
2 276 (54.87%) Microsoft
3 261 (51.89%) VMware
4 87 (17.30%) Cisco
5 62 (12.33%) HP
6 47 (9.34%) Symantec
7 45 (8.95%) Dell
8 39 (7.75%) Ivanti
8 39 (7.75%) NetApp
8 39 (7.75%) Red Hat
9 24 (4.77%) ServiceNow
10 20 (3.98%) Oracle
11 19 (3.78%) Novell
12 18 (3.58%) IBM
13 17 (3.38%) Sophos
14 16 (3.18%) EMC
15 15 (2.98%) CheckPoint
15 15 (2.98%) Meraki
16 14 (2.78%) F5
17 13 (2.58%) Reuters