Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 362 434 386
Rank change year-on-year +72 -48 +44
Contract jobs citing XenApp 365 528 616
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.54% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 3.89% 3.55% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 361 450
Median daily rate £364 £376 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.26% +15.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £208 £182
90th Percentile £498 £538 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £380 £305
% change year-on-year -3.29% +24.79% -6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 16
Median hourly rate £38.55 £20.33 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.64% -14.43% +18.76%
10th Percentile £15.00 £16.50 £12.63
90th Percentile £165.00 £27.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.25 £21.88 £25.01
% change year-on-year +116.00% -12.52% +77.03%

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 9,382 14,879 13,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 15.35% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,002 9,866 8,648
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £174
90th Percentile £637 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £397
% change year-on-year - +7.05% +13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 693 713
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.92 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.37 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.61% +2.47% -1.64%

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 8 April 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 8 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Top 17 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 8 April 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 +72 317 £350 -7.89% 62
UK excluding London +90 257 £368 -3.29% 49
London +29 104 £350 -6.67% 16
South East +56 67 £400 - 9
North of England +81 63 £340 -9.93% 20
South West +44 40 £335 -7.59% 4
Scotland +29 39 £425 +21.43% 1
North West +43 28 £325 -14.75% 7
Midlands +49 23 £320 -1.54% 9
West Midlands +58 19 £320 +1.59% 5
East of England +48 19 £325 -8.45% 5
Yorkshire +55 18 £388 +13.97% 9
North East +35 17 £349 -11.60% 4
Work from Home +18 12 £380 -30.91% 3
Wales +24 5 £225 -43.04% 2
East Midlands +18 3 £388 +8.39% 4
Northern Ireland +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 351 (96.16%) Citrix
2 288 (78.90%) Windows
3 239 (65.48%) Active Directory
4 206 (56.44%) VMware
5 191 (52.33%) Microsoft
6 185 (50.68%) XenDesktop
7 151 (41.37%) Windows Server
8 139 (38.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 116 (31.78%) Office 365
10 107 (29.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 105 (28.77%) NetScaler
12 94 (25.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 90 (24.66%) SCCM
13 90 (24.66%) DNS
14 89 (24.38%) Windows Server 2016
15 87 (23.84%) PowerShell
15 87 (23.84%) Security Cleared
16 84 (23.01%) Azure
16 84 (23.01%) Windows 10
17 82 (22.47%) Windows Server 2008
18 72 (19.73%) Windows 7
19 69 (18.90%) SC Cleared
20 67 (18.36%) DHCP
21 64 (17.53%) ITIL
22 62 (16.99%) SQL Server
23 60 (16.44%) VMware ESXi
24 59 (16.16%) Hyper-V
24 59 (16.16%) NetApp
25 58 (15.89%) Citrix Certification
25 58 (15.89%) Finance

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 48 (13.15%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.40%) Skype for Business
3 25 (6.85%) IIS
3 25 (6.85%) SharePoint
4 19 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.55%) Apache
8 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) Drupal
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.55%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.55%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 116 (31.78%) Office 365
2 84 (23.01%) Azure
3 30 (8.22%) AWS
4 13 (3.56%) OneDrive
5 12 (3.29%) IaaS
6 11 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (1.64%) PaaS
7 6 (1.64%) SaaS
8 4 (1.10%) GCP
9 2 (0.55%) iTunes
9 2 (0.55%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.27%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 105 (28.77%) NetScaler
2 90 (24.66%) DNS
3 67 (18.36%) DHCP
4 52 (14.25%) Firewall
5 51 (13.97%) SAN
6 33 (9.04%) TCP/IP
7 26 (7.12%) VSAN
8 23 (6.30%) Skype
9 18 (4.93%) WAN
10 17 (4.66%) VLAN
11 15 (4.11%) LAN
12 13 (3.56%) SSL
12 13 (3.56%) VPN
13 12 (3.29%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (2.47%) VoIP
15 9 (2.47%) Wireless
16 8 (2.19%) WAAS
17 7 (1.92%) NAS
18 6 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (16.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.82%) MySQL
6 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.37%) MSI
2 4 (1.10%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.82%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.82%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.55%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.55%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.27%) WinDbg
General
1 58 (15.89%) Finance
2 17 (4.66%) Banking
3 15 (4.11%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.29%) Local Government
5 7 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.82%) Back Office
6 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.82%) Legal
7 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.55%) Law
7 2 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 84 (23.01%) Citrix Engineer
1 84 (23.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (9.86%) Analyst
3 34 (9.32%) Windows Engineer
4 31 (8.49%) Support Engineer
5 23 (6.30%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (5.75%) Citrix Support
6 21 (5.75%) Desktop Support
6 21 (5.75%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 18 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 18 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
8 17 (4.66%) IT Engineer
9 16 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (4.38%) Citrix Specialist
10 15 (4.11%) VMware Engineer
11 14 (3.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 14 (3.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (3.29%) Administrator
12 12 (3.29%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.75%) XML
2 11 (3.01%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.74%) Middleware
4 5 (1.37%) Web Services
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.27%) COM
6 1 (0.27%) LAMP
6 1 (0.27%) LDAP
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.95%) PKI
3 28 (7.67%) Fat Client
3 28 (7.67%) Thin Client
4 26 (7.12%) Clustering
5 15 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.92%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.92%) CMDB
8 6 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.10%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.82%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.82%) iPhone
11 3 (0.82%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.55%) Handset
12 2 (0.55%) Replication
12 2 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 288 (78.90%) Windows
2 151 (41.37%) Windows Server
3 107 (29.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 89 (24.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 84 (23.01%) Windows 10
6 82 (22.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (19.73%) Windows 7
8 38 (10.41%) Linux
9 18 (4.93%) Windows 8
10 15 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (3.29%) VMS
12 11 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.74%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
15 6 (1.64%) AIX
15 6 (1.64%) Unix
16 5 (1.37%) Android
17 1 (0.27%) CentOS
17 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (25.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 64 (17.53%) ITIL
3 42 (11.51%) Migration
4 27 (7.40%) Configuration Management
4 27 (7.40%) Service Management
5 25 (6.85%) Application Packaging
6 22 (6.03%) High Availability
6 22 (6.03%) Performance Management
7 19 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (4.93%) Deployment Automation
8 18 (4.93%) ITSM
9 17 (4.66%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (4.11%) Infrastructure Management
11 13 (3.56%) Change Management
11 13 (3.56%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (3.56%) Kalman Filter
11 13 (3.56%) Mobile Device Management
12 12 (3.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 87 (23.84%) PowerShell
2 51 (13.97%) SQL
3 14 (3.84%) VBScript
4 6 (1.64%) VB
5 5 (1.37%) VBA
6 3 (0.82%) C
7 2 (0.55%) Python
7 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 87 (23.84%) Security Cleared
2 69 (18.90%) SC Cleared
3 58 (15.89%) Citrix Certification
4 27 (7.40%) CCA
5 26 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (4.11%) MCSE
7 13 (3.56%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.29%) MCSA
9 10 (2.74%) Degree
10 8 (2.19%) CCNA
10 8 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.37%) CCNP
11 5 (1.37%) MCITP
11 5 (1.37%) MCP
12 4 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.82%) MCDST
13 3 (0.82%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.85%) SLA
2 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) GDPR
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 239 (65.48%) Active Directory
2 185 (50.68%) XenDesktop
3 139 (38.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (16.44%) VMware ESXi
5 59 (16.16%) Hyper-V
6 58 (15.89%) vSphere
7 55 (15.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 45 (12.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 30 (8.22%) VMware NSX
10 28 (7.67%) Terminal Services
11 19 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (4.38%) DFS Replication
13 13 (3.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 12 (3.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (3.29%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (1.37%) Firmware
16 4 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (0.55%) Terminal Server
17 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 90 (24.66%) SCCM
2 39 (10.68%) SCOM
3 34 (9.32%) vRealize
4 21 (5.75%) PowerCLI
5 15 (4.11%) XenMobile
6 14 (3.84%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (2.74%) AirWatch
7 10 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (2.19%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.92%) Ansible
10 7 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (1.92%) Puppet
10 7 (1.92%) WSUS
11 6 (1.64%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (1.37%) SCOrch
12 5 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (1.37%) vCenter Server
13 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 351 (96.16%) Citrix
2 206 (56.44%) VMware
3 191 (52.33%) Microsoft
4 59 (16.16%) NetApp
5 46 (12.60%) Ivanti
6 44 (12.05%) Cisco
7 40 (10.96%) Dell
8 29 (7.95%) McAfee
9 27 (7.40%) EMC
10 25 (6.85%) Symantec
11 22 (6.03%) HP
12 20 (5.48%) Nimble Storage
13 14 (3.84%) IBM
13 14 (3.84%) Oracle
14 12 (3.29%) Veeam
15 11 (3.01%) Red Hat
15 11 (3.01%) SolarWinds
16 10 (2.74%) EqualLogic
17 9 (2.47%) Altiris
17 9 (2.47%) Palo Alto