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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 322 309
Rank change year-on-year -80 -13  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 205 399 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.71% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 4.04% 6.09% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 262 258
Median daily rate £350 £330 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -14.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £321 £350
% change year-on-year +1.24% -8.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 31
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.90 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £30.70 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.08% +27.14%  

XenApp is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5078 6549 5798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.93% 11.72% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3245 4007 3234
Median daily rate £401 £393 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.03% +8.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year - +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 479 665
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing XenApp as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -70 187 £350 +6.06% 57
London -25 77 £400 +9.58% 13
South East -33 34 £425 +21.42% 10
North West +29 21 £325 -3.70% 10
East of England +12 18 £300 +15.38% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 17 £460 +8.23%
Milton Keynes +7 16 £493 +15.88%
City of London -7 16 £375 -11.76% 6
Manchester +15 12 £306 -9.25% 7
Scotland -11 12 £330 -3.29% 1
Essex -4 10 £300 -
North East -20 9 £190 -30.90% 2
East Midlands -3 8 £350 -
South West -17 8 £316 +10.00% 4
Edinburgh -8 7 £373 -14.85%
Colchester - 7 £300 -
West Midlands +17 6 £388 +14.81% 9
West End of London +4 6 £425 +20.14%
Surrey -15 6 £350 -12.50% 2
Tyne and Wear -29 6 £180 -34.54% 1
Cheshire +37 5 £350 +16.66% 1
Yorkshire +21 5 £325 -9.40% 3
Hampshire -11 5 £325 +3.83% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 5 £180 -34.54% 1
Hertfordshire +8 4 £450 +73.07% 5
Liverpool +5 4 - - 1
Merseyside +1 4 - - 1
Bristol -4 4 £310 -3.12% 1
Derbyshire -12 4 £400 +14.28%
South Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XenApp also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XenApp.

1 449 (94.33%) Citrix
2 346 (72.69%) Windows
3 262 (55.04%) VMware
4 256 (53.78%) Active Directory
5 236 (49.58%) Microsoft
6 206 (43.28%) XenDesktop
7 192 (40.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 176 (36.97%) Windows Server
9 159 (33.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 159 (33.40%) SCCM
10 146 (30.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 137 (28.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 127 (26.68%) Windows 7
13 113 (23.74%) DNS
14 98 (20.59%) DHCP
15 96 (20.17%) MS Exchange
15 96 (20.17%) Finance
16 86 (18.07%) AppSense
16 86 (18.07%) PowerShell
17 85 (17.86%) ITIL
17 85 (17.86%) Windows 10
18 76 (15.97%) Security Cleared
19 73 (15.34%) HP
20 70 (14.71%) Office 365
21 69 (14.50%) SQL Server
21 69 (14.50%) Cisco
22 65 (13.66%) vSphere
23 64 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
24 61 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
25 58 (12.18%) SC Cleared

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 96 (20.17%) MS Exchange
2 61 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (10.50%) Skype for Business
4 32 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (4.83%) IIS
5 23 (4.83%) SharePoint
6 22 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.63%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.42%) Apache
11 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.71%) Office 365
2 46 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.47%) G Suite
5 6 (1.26%) IaaS
6 4 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.84%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.84%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.42%) IBM PureFlex
7 2 (0.42%) PaaS
7 2 (0.42%) SaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.21%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 113 (23.74%) DNS
2 98 (20.59%) DHCP
3 58 (12.18%) NetScaler
4 52 (10.92%) SAN
5 43 (9.03%) Firewall
6 34 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 27 (5.67%) VPN
8 25 (5.25%) LAN
9 21 (4.41%) Internet
9 21 (4.41%) WAN
10 20 (4.20%) Skype
11 14 (2.94%) VLAN
12 13 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.52%) BIG-IP
14 11 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (2.31%) VoIP
15 9 (1.89%) iSCSI
15 9 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.89%) SSL
16 8 (1.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.68%) DB2
6 7 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (2.31%) MSI
2 4 (0.84%) eggPlant
2 4 (0.84%) HP UFT
2 4 (0.84%) JIRA
3 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.42%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 96 (20.17%) Finance
2 22 (4.62%) Banking
3 9 (1.89%) Law
3 9 (1.89%) Publishing
4 8 (1.68%) Back Office
4 8 (1.68%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.26%) Local Government
6 5 (1.05%) Games
6 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.42%) Advertising
8 2 (0.42%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
9 1 (0.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (14.92%) Citrix Engineer
2 70 (14.71%) Analyst
3 59 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 41 (8.61%) Architect
6 40 (8.40%) Consultant
6 40 (8.40%) Windows Engineer
7 35 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 33 (6.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 28 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
10 25 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 25 (5.25%) Citrix Support
11 24 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (5.04%) Support Analyst
12 22 (4.62%) VMware Engineer
13 19 (3.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 19 (3.99%) Citrix Analyst
14 18 (3.78%) Wintel Engineer
15 17 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 16 (3.36%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.99%) Web Services
2 6 (1.26%) SAML
2 6 (1.26%) XMPP
3 3 (0.63%) .NET
4 2 (0.42%) LAMP
4 2 (0.42%) REST
5 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.21%) COM
5 1 (0.21%) HTML
5 1 (0.21%) Middleware
5 1 (0.21%) Node.js
5 1 (0.21%) RESTful
5 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.21%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.87%) Data Centre
2 45 (9.45%) Fat Client
2 45 (9.45%) Thin Client
3 29 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.67%) Clustering
5 15 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (2.73%) PKI
7 11 (2.31%) Blackberry
8 10 (2.10%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.89%) iSeries
10 8 (1.68%) AS400
11 7 (1.47%) iPhone
12 6 (1.26%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.26%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.05%) BYOD
13 5 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.05%) iPad
13 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 346 (72.69%) Windows
2 192 (40.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 176 (36.97%) Windows Server
4 146 (30.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 127 (26.68%) Windows 7
6 85 (17.86%) Windows 10
7 64 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (7.98%) Linux
9 26 (5.46%) Windows 8
10 13 (2.73%) Android
11 12 (2.52%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.47%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.47%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.26%) Unix
14 5 (1.05%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.05%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.84%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (17.86%) ITIL
2 53 (11.13%) Migration
3 32 (6.72%) Application Packaging
4 23 (4.83%) DevOps
5 17 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 17 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 16 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (3.36%) Incident Management
6 16 (3.36%) ITIL V3
6 16 (3.36%) Project Management
6 16 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (3.15%) Customer Requirements
7 15 (3.15%) Problem Management
8 14 (2.94%) Change Management
8 14 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (2.94%) Software Delivery
9 13 (2.73%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (2.52%) Configuration Management
10 12 (2.52%) Server Building
10 12 (2.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (18.07%) PowerShell
2 55 (11.55%) SQL
3 13 (2.73%) VBScript
4 12 (2.52%) C
5 10 (2.10%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.47%) Python
7 5 (1.05%) VB
8 4 (0.84%) C#
9 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.21%) Java
10 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (15.97%) Security Cleared
2 58 (12.18%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (5.04%) Citrix Certification
5 19 (3.99%) MCSE
6 16 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (2.94%) CCA
7 14 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.10%) CCNA
10 10 (2.10%) MCP
11 8 (1.68%) Degree
12 7 (1.47%) MCITP
13 6 (1.26%) MCDST
13 6 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.84%) CCNP
14 4 (0.84%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.31%) GPG13
1 11 (2.31%) SLA
2 4 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 256 (53.78%) Active Directory
2 206 (43.28%) XenDesktop
3 159 (33.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 137 (28.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 65 (13.66%) vSphere
6 54 (11.34%) Hyper-V
6 54 (11.34%) VMware ESX
7 35 (7.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 29 (6.09%) XenServer
9 16 (3.36%) BitLocker
10 15 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 12 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (1.89%) ProxySG
13 9 (1.89%) Xen
14 6 (1.26%) Terminal Server
14 6 (1.26%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.26%) VMware Server
15 5 (1.05%) Firmware
16 4 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 159 (33.40%) SCCM
2 40 (8.40%) SCOM
3 24 (5.04%) AppDNA
4 20 (4.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 15 (3.15%) WSUS
6 14 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (2.73%) XenMobile
8 12 (2.52%) EdgeSight
9 11 (2.31%) NetBackup
10 10 (2.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (1.68%) Tivoli
12 7 (1.47%) AirWatch
12 7 (1.47%) PowerCLI
12 7 (1.47%) SCOrch
12 7 (1.47%) SCVMM
12 7 (1.47%) vCenter Server
13 6 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 449 (94.33%) Citrix
2 262 (55.04%) VMware
3 236 (49.58%) Microsoft
4 86 (18.07%) AppSense
5 73 (15.34%) HP
6 69 (14.50%) Cisco
7 42 (8.82%) Symantec
8 36 (7.56%) NetApp
9 33 (6.93%) Dell
10 28 (5.88%) Wyse
11 26 (5.46%) Apple
11 26 (5.46%) IBM
12 21 (4.41%) F5
13 19 (3.99%) ThinPrint
14 15 (3.15%) EMC
15 13 (2.73%) Google
16 12 (2.52%) Palo Alto
17 10 (2.10%) Blue Coat
17 10 (2.10%) CheckPoint
17 10 (2.10%) Remedy
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