The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
UK / England
Rank 452 453 432
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -21
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 125 136 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 2.77% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 96 104
Median daily rate £350 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.40% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £22.34 £16.55 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.95% -36.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £21.75
% change year-on-year
- -44.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4794 4902 4920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.41% 10.41% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3054 2978 2741
Median daily rate £401 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.39% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 450 558
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.90 £31.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in England

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the England region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in England

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in England

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the England region.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in England

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
London +7 44 £363 -3.33% 13
South East +16 30 £369 +13.46% 7
East Midlands +22 27 £350 +207.01%
South West -4 12 £313 +32.97% 1
North East - 4 £250 -
Yorkshire +18 3 £324 -19.06% 3
North West +14 2 £425 +25.92% 10
East of England -11 2 £188 -42.30% 2
West Midlands +4 1 - - 1
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 243 (92.40%) Citrix
2 204 (77.57%) Windows
3 182 (69.20%) XenApp
4 146 (55.51%) Microsoft
5 133 (50.57%) VMware
6 130 (49.43%) Active Directory
7 116 (44.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 106 (40.30%) SCCM
9 101 (38.40%) Windows Server
10 83 (31.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 76 (28.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 75 (28.52%) Windows 7
13 73 (27.76%) Finance
14 60 (22.81%) AppSense
14 60 (22.81%) PowerShell
15 55 (20.91%) Hyper-V
15 55 (20.91%) DNS
16 53 (20.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 52 (19.77%) XenServer
17 52 (19.77%) Security Cleared
18 45 (17.11%) NetScaler
19 44 (16.73%) ITIL
20 42 (15.97%) DHCP
20 42 (15.97%) Windows 10
21 41 (15.59%) HP
21 41 (15.59%) Linux
22 37 (14.07%) MS Office
23 35 (13.31%) Cisco
24 34 (12.93%) Windows Server 2003
24 34 (12.93%) Skype for Business

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 34 (12.93%) Skype for Business
2 28 (10.65%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.80%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.28%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.52%) IIS
10 1 (0.38%) Confluence
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (14.07%) MS Office
2 23 (8.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.42%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.51%) Office 365
2 13 (4.94%) IaaS
2 13 (4.94%) SaaS
3 11 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.42%) G Suite
5 7 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (20.91%) DNS
2 45 (17.11%) NetScaler
3 42 (15.97%) DHCP
4 28 (10.65%) VPN
5 26 (9.89%) Firewall
6 18 (6.84%) SAN
7 14 (5.32%) IP Telephony
8 13 (4.94%) LAN
8 13 (4.94%) WAN
9 9 (3.42%) Wireless
10 7 (2.66%) SSL
10 7 (2.66%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.90%) Internet
12 4 (1.52%) BIG-IP
12 4 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.52%) Skype
13 3 (1.14%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.14%) MPLS
13 3 (1.14%) PCoIP
13 3 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.04%) DB2
5 7 (2.66%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.38%) MS Access
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (6.08%) MSI
2 5 (1.90%) JIRA
3 4 (1.52%) eggPlant
3 4 (1.52%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (27.76%) Finance
2 19 (7.22%) Banking
3 11 (4.18%) Marketing
4 8 (3.04%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.14%) Back Office
6 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Electronics
7 2 (0.76%) Local Government
7 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (15.21%) Analyst
2 34 (12.93%) Citrix Engineer
3 33 (12.55%) Consultant
4 24 (9.13%) Architect
5 23 (8.75%) Support Engineer
6 20 (7.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 20 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (7.22%) Citrix Analyst
7 19 (7.22%) Citrix Consultant
8 18 (6.84%) Windows Engineer
9 14 (5.32%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.56%) Support Analyst
12 11 (4.18%) Windows Support Engineer
13 10 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
14 9 (3.42%) Designer
14 9 (3.42%) SAP Architect
14 9 (3.42%) Solutions Designer
14 9 (3.42%) Technical Leader
15 8 (3.04%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.80%) Software Packaging
2 5 (1.90%) Web Services
3 2 (0.76%) .NET
3 2 (0.76%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) Middleware
4 1 (0.38%) REST
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.55%) Fat Client
1 33 (12.55%) Thin Client
2 24 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.18%) iSeries
4 10 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.04%) AS400
6 7 (2.66%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.66%) Cloud Native
6 7 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.66%) Hedge funds
6 7 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.28%) Clustering
8 5 (1.90%) BYOD
8 5 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.14%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.76%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.76%) IVR
10 2 (0.76%) Replication
10 2 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 204 (77.57%) Windows
2 116 (44.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (38.40%) Windows Server
4 75 (28.52%) Windows 7
5 53 (20.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (15.97%) Windows 10
7 41 (15.59%) Linux
8 34 (12.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (6.46%) Apple iOS
10 16 (6.08%) Windows 8
11 15 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (4.18%) Windows XP
13 10 (3.80%) Android
13 10 (3.80%) Mac OS X
14 8 (3.04%) Ubuntu
15 6 (2.28%) Unix
16 5 (1.90%) Mac OS
17 3 (1.14%) Solaris
17 3 (1.14%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.73%) ITIL
2 24 (9.13%) Migration
3 23 (8.75%) TOGAF
4 21 (7.98%) Customer Requirements
5 20 (7.60%) Incident Management
5 20 (7.60%) Problem Management
6 18 (6.84%) Application Packaging
7 17 (6.46%) Application Virtualisation
7 17 (6.46%) Change Management
8 16 (6.08%) Infrastructure Management
9 12 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (4.56%) Service Management
10 11 (4.18%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (4.18%) Software Deployment
11 10 (3.80%) E-Commerce
11 10 (3.80%) Performance Management
11 10 (3.80%) Software Distribution
12 9 (3.42%) Patch Management
12 9 (3.42%) Server Building
13 8 (3.04%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 60 (22.81%) PowerShell
2 26 (9.89%) SQL
3 17 (6.46%) VBScript
4 8 (3.04%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.04%) Python
5 5 (1.90%) VB
6 4 (1.52%) C
7 3 (1.14%) C#
7 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.38%) Java
8 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (19.77%) Security Cleared
2 32 (12.17%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (6.46%) Degree
5 16 (6.08%) DV Cleared
6 13 (4.94%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (3.80%) CCA
7 10 (3.80%) MCSE
8 7 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.28%) HNC
10 5 (1.90%) CCNA
10 5 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.52%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
13 2 (0.76%) MCSD
14 1 (0.38%) MCSA
14 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.90%) SLA
3 3 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 182 (69.20%) XenApp
2 130 (49.43%) Active Directory
3 83 (31.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (28.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 55 (20.91%) Hyper-V
6 52 (19.77%) XenServer
7 32 (12.17%) vSphere
8 29 (11.03%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (10.27%) VMware ESX
10 22 (8.37%) BitLocker
11 21 (7.98%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (3.42%) Xen
13 7 (2.66%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (1.14%) ISA Server
15 3 (1.14%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.38%) Docker
17 1 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 106 (40.30%) SCCM
2 25 (9.51%) WSUS
3 17 (6.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 15 (5.70%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (4.56%) SCOM
6 8 (3.04%) Tivoli
6 8 (3.04%) XenMobile
7 7 (2.66%) AppDNA
7 7 (2.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (2.28%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.28%) EdgeSight
9 4 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.14%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.76%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 243 (92.40%) Citrix
2 146 (55.51%) Microsoft
3 133 (50.57%) VMware
4 60 (22.81%) AppSense
5 41 (15.59%) HP
6 35 (13.31%) Cisco
7 32 (12.17%) Symantec
8 30 (11.41%) Wyse
9 24 (9.13%) Dell
10 20 (7.60%) CheckPoint
11 16 (6.08%) Apple
12 15 (5.70%) Intel Security
13 14 (5.32%) SAP
14 12 (4.56%) CA
14 12 (4.56%) Red Hat
15 11 (4.18%) Google
15 11 (4.18%) IBM
16 10 (3.80%) EMC
17 9 (3.42%) hybris
18 8 (3.04%) Hitachi
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