Period
to 17 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 608 403 434
Rank change year-on-year -205 +31 -35
Contract jobs citing XenApp 194 125 499
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.41% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 1.74% 2.79% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 78 346
10th Percentile £203 £271 £210
25th Percentile £313 £346 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £418 £375
Median % change year-on-year +1.80% +11.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £519 £463 £441
90th Percentile £575 £507 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £360
% change year-on-year +1.80% +15.97% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 13
10th Percentile £12.72 £39.00 £15.50
25th Percentile £13.06 £40.13 £17.25
Median hourly rate £17.18 £42.00 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year -59.11% +61.54% +30.00%
75th Percentile £28.75 £49.75 £28.25
90th Percentile " £54.40 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.56 £42.00 £20.17
% change year-on-year -67.73% +108.28% +0.83%

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 11,143 4,487 13,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.04% 14.88% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,822 2,970 9,296
10th Percentile £213 £213 £170
25th Percentile £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 179 642
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £12.85 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.62
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +8.34% +3.84%
75th Percentile £39.55 £41.38 £25.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.87% +8.41% +1.91%

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 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 -153 164 £398 -2.15% 45
UK excluding London -133 90 £425 +1.80% 38
London -158 73 £425 +11.11% 9
Work from Home -241 38 £463 +8.82% 6
South East -66 31 £520 +14.60% 10
Midlands -68 14 £320 -24.71% 5
North of England -63 13 £281 -6.25% 12
East of England -34 11 £315 -25.88% 5
South West -50 10 £325 - 4
Scotland -92 10 £500 +19.76%
East Midlands -31 9 £341 - 1
North West -53 6 £359 +19.58% 7
West Midlands -63 5 £288 -32.35% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £168 - 2
North East - 2 £281 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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.

1 187 (96.39%) Citrix
2 148 (76.29%) Windows
3 129 (66.49%) VMware
4 114 (58.76%) Active Directory
4 114 (58.76%) Microsoft
5 98 (50.52%) XenDesktop
6 89 (45.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 79 (40.72%) Windows Server
8 75 (38.66%) Microsoft 365
8 75 (38.66%) Azure
9 74 (38.14%) PowerShell
10 61 (31.44%) Social Skills
11 55 (28.35%) Migration
12 54 (27.84%) NetScaler
13 50 (25.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 47 (24.23%) ITIL
14 47 (24.23%) SCCM
15 44 (22.68%) Hyper-V
16 43 (22.16%) Microsoft App-V
17 42 (21.65%) Windows 10
18 39 (20.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2016
19 37 (19.07%) SQL
20 36 (18.56%) DHCP
20 36 (18.56%) Azure Active Directory
21 35 (18.04%) DNS
22 31 (15.98%) Ivanti
23 30 (15.46%) Cisco
23 30 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
23 30 (15.46%) 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 29 (14.95%) SharePoint
2 27 (13.92%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.64%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.06%) Elite 3E
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (38.66%) Azure
1 75 (38.66%) Microsoft 365
2 36 (18.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 29 (14.95%) AWS
4 11 (5.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 11 (5.67%) Mimecast
5 9 (4.64%) SaaS
6 8 (4.12%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (3.61%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.58%) IaaS
8 5 (2.58%) PowerApps
9 4 (2.06%) PaaS
10 3 (1.55%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.52%) GCP
11 1 (0.52%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 54 (27.84%) NetScaler
2 36 (18.56%) DHCP
3 35 (18.04%) DNS
4 26 (13.40%) Firewall
5 12 (6.19%) SAN
6 10 (5.15%) WAN
7 8 (4.12%) Skype
7 8 (4.12%) VPN
8 6 (3.09%) LAN
8 6 (3.09%) TCP/IP
9 5 (2.58%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.06%) FTP
10 4 (2.06%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.06%) Junos
10 4 (2.06%) NAS
10 4 (2.06%) Network Security
10 4 (2.06%) VSAN
11 3 (1.55%) IPv4
11 3 (1.55%) VoIP
11 3 (1.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (2.58%) MSI
2 3 (1.55%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.03%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.52%) GCC
4 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 61 (31.44%) Social Skills
2 30 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.82%) Finance
4 12 (6.19%) Public Sector
5 7 (3.61%) Banking
6 6 (3.09%) Legal
7 5 (2.58%) Billing
7 5 (2.58%) Law
8 4 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.03%) Marketing
9 2 (1.03%) Retail
10 1 (0.52%) Automotive
10 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.52%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (18.56%) Analyst
2 32 (16.49%) Architect
3 30 (15.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (12.89%) Citrix Engineer
5 23 (11.86%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (8.25%) Cloud Architect
6 16 (8.25%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (8.25%) Consultant
6 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (6.19%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) Administrator
11 7 (3.61%) Citrix Analyst
12 6 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.09%) Citrix Administrator
12 6 (3.09%) IT Engineer
12 6 (3.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.76%) Middleware
2 8 (4.12%) .NET
2 8 (4.12%) J2EE
3 2 (1.03%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.52%) LAMP
4 1 (0.52%) LDAP
4 1 (0.52%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.15%) Replication
2 7 (3.61%) Cloud Native
2 7 (3.61%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.58%) Clustering
3 5 (2.58%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.06%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.03%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.03%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.52%) iPhone
6 1 (0.52%) iSeries
6 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 148 (76.29%) Windows
2 79 (40.72%) Windows Server
3 50 (25.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (21.65%) Windows 10
5 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2016
6 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (12.89%) Windows 7
8 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (4.12%) Linux
10 4 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.55%) VMS
11 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.03%) MVS
12 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.52%) Android
13 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.35%) Migration
2 47 (24.23%) ITIL
3 39 (20.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (11.34%) Virtual Environments
6 18 (9.28%) Customer Requirements
6 18 (9.28%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 16 (8.25%) Change Management
7 16 (8.25%) Computer Science
7 16 (8.25%) DevOps
7 16 (8.25%) Network Design
8 12 (6.19%) Application Virtualisation
9 11 (5.67%) Project Delivery
10 10 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (5.15%) Problem Management
11 9 (4.64%) Service Management
12 8 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.12%) CRM
12 8 (4.12%) Server Virtualisation
12 8 (4.12%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 74 (38.14%) PowerShell
2 37 (19.07%) SQL
3 11 (5.67%) VBScript
4 8 (4.12%) Java
5 2 (1.03%) Python
5 2 (1.03%) VB
6 1 (0.52%) C
6 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (13.92%) Security Cleared
3 22 (11.34%) SC Cleared
4 21 (10.82%) MCSE
5 17 (8.76%) Degree
6 16 (8.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (7.22%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (5.67%) CCNA
8 11 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (4.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (4.12%) DV Cleared
10 8 (4.12%) MCSA
11 5 (2.58%) CCA
11 5 (2.58%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.06%) CISSP
12 4 (2.06%) MCITP
13 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.03%) MCP
14 2 (1.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.67%) SLA
2 7 (3.61%) GDPR
3 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 114 (58.76%) Active Directory
2 98 (50.52%) XenDesktop
3 89 (45.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (22.68%) Hyper-V
5 43 (22.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 30 (15.46%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (10.82%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (8.76%) vSphere
9 15 (7.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 12 (6.19%) NFS
11 5 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.55%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.03%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 47 (24.23%) SCCM
2 27 (13.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (6.70%) Ansible
4 9 (4.64%) SCVMM
5 8 (4.12%) SCOM
5 8 (4.12%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (4.12%) vCenter Server
6 7 (3.61%) MobiControl
6 7 (3.61%) Terraform
6 7 (3.61%) WSUS
7 4 (2.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (2.06%) PowerCLI
7 4 (2.06%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.55%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.55%) PaperCut
8 3 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.03%) AppDNA
9 2 (1.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 187 (96.39%) Citrix
2 129 (66.49%) VMware
3 114 (58.76%) Microsoft
4 31 (15.98%) Ivanti
5 30 (15.46%) Cisco
6 25 (12.89%) Oracle
7 22 (11.34%) HP
8 14 (7.22%) NetApp
8 14 (7.22%) Veeam
9 12 (6.19%) CheckPoint
10 11 (5.67%) SAP
11 10 (5.15%) SolarWinds
11 10 (5.15%) Symantec
12 7 (3.61%) SOTI
13 6 (3.09%) Dell
13 6 (3.09%) iManage
13 6 (3.09%) Juniper
13 6 (3.09%) McAfee
14 5 (2.58%) EMC
15 4 (2.06%) MobileIron