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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 412 423 411
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 224 186 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 3.66% 3.32% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 122 113
Median daily rate £325 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 7
Median hourly rate £30.75 £23.75 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.47% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £16.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.38 £71.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+75.71% -27.08%
XenDesktop
UK

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
6118 5608 4968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.25% 10.87% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3882 3231 2710
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 573 625
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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 23 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
North East - 77 £268 -
London -16 74 £415 +0.60% 8
South East -36 22 £425 +17.24% 10
West Midlands -9 20 £425 +54.54% 2
South West +6 9 £300 +29.03% 2
East of England +27 8 £190 -9.52% 4
Yorkshire +8 7 £325 -14.47% 4
North West -29 5 £450 +56.52% 2
East Midlands +1 1 £425 +10.38%
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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.

1 407 (94.21%) Citrix
2 353 (81.71%) Windows
3 338 (78.24%) XenApp
4 267 (61.81%) Active Directory
5 261 (60.42%) VMware
6 241 (55.79%) Microsoft
7 189 (43.75%) Windows Server
8 178 (41.20%) SCCM
9 177 (40.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 163 (37.73%) XenServer
11 148 (34.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 145 (33.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 132 (30.56%) AppSense
14 127 (29.40%) DHCP
15 126 (29.17%) ITIL
16 121 (28.01%) Windows Server 2012
17 116 (26.85%) PowerShell
18 104 (24.07%) HP
19 101 (23.38%) MS Exchange
20 99 (22.92%) Security Cleared
21 95 (21.99%) Windows Server 2003
22 94 (21.76%) DNS
22 94 (21.76%) Windows 7
23 93 (21.53%) Hyper-V
24 90 (20.83%) NetScaler
25 76 (17.59%) SC Cleared
26 71 (16.44%) Finance
27 68 (15.74%) Project Management
28 61 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
29 59 (13.66%) Computer Science

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
1 101 (23.38%) MS Exchange
2 61 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (13.19%) Skype for Business
4 31 (7.18%) IIS
5 30 (6.94%) SharePoint
6 24 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.62%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.69%) Drupal
13 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 54 (12.50%) MS Office
2 36 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) ImageReady
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.26%) Office 365
2 25 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.85%) SaaS
5 6 (1.39%) IaaS
6 5 (1.16%) PaaS
7 4 (0.93%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.46%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 127 (29.40%) DHCP
2 94 (21.76%) DNS
3 90 (20.83%) NetScaler
4 45 (10.42%) SAN
5 39 (9.03%) WAN
6 37 (8.56%) LAN
7 26 (6.02%) Firewall
8 25 (5.79%) VPN
9 16 (3.70%) Internet
10 13 (3.01%) VLAN
11 12 (2.78%) VoIP
12 11 (2.55%) TCP/IP
13 10 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (2.08%) Skype
14 9 (2.08%) SMS
15 8 (1.85%) WLAN
16 7 (1.62%) MPLS
17 6 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (1.39%) NAS
18 5 (1.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.16%) MySQL
4 5 (1.16%) Power BI
5 4 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.46%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.46%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.23%) DTS
8 1 (0.23%) QlikView
8 1 (0.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 27 (6.25%) MSI
2 2 (0.46%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.46%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 71 (16.44%) Finance
2 17 (3.94%) Banking
3 14 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.78%) Legal
5 9 (2.08%) Back Office
6 6 (1.39%) Publishing
7 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.16%) Law
8 4 (0.93%) Retail
9 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.46%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (16.90%) Support Engineer
2 68 (15.74%) Citrix Engineer
3 52 (12.04%) Architect
4 49 (11.34%) Consultant
5 47 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 46 (10.65%) Analyst
7 41 (9.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 36 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 35 (8.10%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 32 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
11 31 (7.18%) Citrix Consultant
12 26 (6.02%) Citrix Support
13 24 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
14 21 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
15 19 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 18 (4.17%) Desktop Support
16 18 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
17 16 (3.70%) Citrix Architect
18 15 (3.47%) Citrix Analyst
18 15 (3.47%) Citrix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.16%) .NET
2 4 (0.93%) Web Services
3 3 (0.69%) CSS
3 3 (0.69%) HTML
3 3 (0.69%) HTML5
4 2 (0.46%) Middleware
4 2 (0.46%) SAML
5 1 (0.23%) MDX
5 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.23%) XML
5 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.66%) Computer Science
2 39 (9.03%) Data Centre
3 34 (7.87%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.09%) Fat Client
4 22 (5.09%) Thin Client
5 15 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.24%) Replication
7 13 (3.01%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.78%) Clustering
9 10 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (2.31%) Device Driver
10 8 (1.85%) BYOD
10 8 (1.85%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.62%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.62%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.39%) PKI
13 5 (1.16%) Cloud Native
13 5 (1.16%) EqualLogic
14 4 (0.93%) iSeries
14 4 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 353 (81.71%) Windows
2 189 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 177 (40.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 121 (28.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 95 (21.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 94 (21.76%) Windows 7
7 43 (9.95%) Windows 10
8 34 (7.87%) Windows 8
9 33 (7.64%) Linux
10 25 (5.79%) Windows XP
11 16 (3.70%) Apple iOS
12 14 (3.24%) Unix
13 11 (2.55%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.85%) VMS
15 7 (1.62%) Android
16 3 (0.69%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X Server
17 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (29.17%) ITIL
2 68 (15.74%) Project Management
3 49 (11.34%) Software Delivery
4 46 (10.65%) Service Delivery
5 42 (9.72%) Business Continuity
5 42 (9.72%) Migration
6 27 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
7 26 (6.02%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 23 (5.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 22 (5.09%) Software Distribution
10 20 (4.63%) Service Management
11 17 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (3.01%) Analytics
12 13 (3.01%) Application Virtualisation
12 13 (3.01%) Change Management
13 9 (2.08%) High Availability
13 9 (2.08%) Load Balancing
13 9 (2.08%) Patch Management
14 8 (1.85%) Application Packaging
14 8 (1.85%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 116 (26.85%) PowerShell
2 52 (12.04%) SQL
3 46 (10.65%) VBScript
4 36 (8.33%) VB
5 25 (5.79%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.08%) Python
7 6 (1.39%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.39%) C
7 6 (1.39%) Java
8 4 (0.93%) C#
8 4 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.93%) PHP
9 3 (0.69%) Go
9 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 76 (17.59%) SC Cleared
3 59 (13.66%) Degree
4 39 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (6.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (4.86%) Citrix Certification
7 19 (4.40%) CCA
7 19 (4.40%) MCSE
8 13 (3.01%) DV Cleared
8 13 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.62%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.62%) MCSA
10 6 (1.39%) MCITP
11 4 (0.93%) ACMT
11 4 (0.93%) MCTS
12 3 (0.69%) MCP
12 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.62%) SLA
3 5 (1.16%) QA
4 4 (0.93%) PMBOK
System Software
1 338 (78.24%) XenApp
2 267 (61.81%) Active Directory
3 163 (37.73%) XenServer
4 148 (34.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 145 (33.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 93 (21.53%) Hyper-V
7 48 (11.11%) VMware ESX
8 42 (9.72%) vSphere
9 15 (3.47%) BitLocker
10 14 (3.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 14 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (3.24%) Xen
11 13 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (2.78%) VMware Server
13 10 (2.31%) DFS Replication
14 9 (2.08%) Terminal Services
14 9 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.93%) Brightmail
15 4 (0.93%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 178 (41.20%) SCCM
2 50 (11.57%) XenMobile
3 42 (9.72%) EdgeSight
3 42 (9.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 40 (9.26%) SafeCom
4 40 (9.26%) SCOM
5 16 (3.70%) SCVMM
6 11 (2.55%) HP SIM
6 11 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (2.55%) WSUS
7 9 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (1.62%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.62%) SCOrch
10 6 (1.39%) Casper Suite
10 6 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 407 (94.21%) Citrix
2 261 (60.42%) VMware
3 241 (55.79%) Microsoft
4 132 (30.56%) AppSense
5 104 (24.07%) HP
6 45 (10.42%) ThinPrint
7 38 (8.80%) Cisco
7 38 (8.80%) Dell
8 37 (8.56%) SAP
9 25 (5.79%) NetApp
9 25 (5.79%) Symantec
10 21 (4.86%) Oracle
10 21 (4.86%) Wyse
11 19 (4.40%) Apple
12 10 (2.31%) Rackspace
12 10 (2.31%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.08%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.85%) EMC
14 8 (1.85%) Sophos
15 7 (1.62%) Intel Security
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