The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 481 453 418
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -35
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 174 214 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.69% 3.66% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 131 150
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £363 £308
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +17.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 9
Median hourly rate £26.75 £16.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.70% -27.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £15.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £17.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £15.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+72.58% -29.14%

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6465 5841 5878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.11% 10.07% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3323 3270
Median daily rate £405 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 625 716
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £41.15 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend

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

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

XenDesktop
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 XenDesktop within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
England -27 159 £375 - 19
London -48 60 £415 +3.68% 4
South East +13 24 £358 -2.05% 4
North East - 17 £225 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 16 £225 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £225 - 2
Hampshire +12 12 £365 +4.28%
East Midlands +1 12 £295 -23.37%
West Midlands -28 12 £240 -26.15% 3
North West -4 11 £425 +41.66% 3
Scotland +17 9 £295 -36.42% 1
East of England +5 9 £188 -37.50% 1
South West +14 8 £298 +27.95% 2
Derbyshire +11 8 £285 -25.97%
Bristol - 6 £295 -
Yorkshire +13 5 £325 -13.33%
Hertfordshire +3 5 £188 -10.71% 1
Merseyside +3 5 £425 +36.00% 1
City of London -1 5 £437 +9.18% 1
Croydon -14 5 £450 -2.70%
Derby - 5 £348 -
Worcester - 5 £240 -
Worcestershire - 5 £240 -
Edinburgh +13 4 £350 -24.56%
Liverpool +7 4 £425 +36.00% 1
Berkshire +3 4 £493 - 2
Staffordshire - 4 £510 -
Stafford - 4 £510 -
West Yorkshire +13 3 £325 +66.66%
Leeds +11 3 £325 +66.66%

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 425 (93.82%) Citrix
2 371 (81.90%) Windows
3 352 (77.70%) XenApp
4 280 (61.81%) Microsoft
5 278 (61.37%) Active Directory
6 276 (60.93%) VMware
7 212 (46.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 200 (44.15%) Windows Server
9 175 (38.63%) SCCM
10 159 (35.10%) XenServer
11 149 (32.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 147 (32.45%) AppSense
12 147 (32.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 141 (31.13%) DHCP
14 121 (26.71%) NetScaler
14 121 (26.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 118 (26.05%) PowerShell
16 116 (25.61%) ITIL
17 109 (24.06%) MS Exchange
18 108 (23.84%) Windows Server 2003
19 105 (23.18%) DNS
20 103 (22.74%) Security Cleared
21 101 (22.30%) HP
22 100 (22.08%) Hyper-V
23 91 (20.09%) Windows 7
24 83 (18.32%) SC Cleared
25 74 (16.34%) Degree
26 67 (14.79%) Exchange Server 2010
27 66 (14.57%) Finance
28 65 (14.35%) Computer Science

XenDesktop
Top Related 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
1 109 (24.06%) MS Exchange
2 67 (14.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (13.02%) Skype for Business
4 34 (7.51%) IIS
5 27 (5.96%) SharePoint
6 23 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.99%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.88%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.66%) Drupal
13 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 44 (9.71%) MS Office
2 35 (7.73%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.44%) MS Project
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.99%) SAP hybris
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.74%) Office 365
3 17 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.53%) IaaS
4 16 (3.53%) SaaS
5 4 (0.88%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.66%) PaaS
7 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.44%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.22%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 141 (31.13%) DHCP
2 121 (26.71%) NetScaler
3 105 (23.18%) DNS
4 48 (10.60%) SAN
5 37 (8.17%) WAN
6 36 (7.95%) LAN
7 35 (7.73%) Firewall
8 19 (4.19%) VPN
9 15 (3.31%) IP Telephony
10 14 (3.09%) VLAN
11 10 (2.21%) TCP/IP
12 9 (1.99%) SMS
13 8 (1.77%) NAS
13 8 (1.77%) VoIP
13 8 (1.77%) Wireless
13 8 (1.77%) WLAN
14 6 (1.32%) Internet
14 6 (1.32%) Skype
15 5 (1.10%) iSCSI
16 4 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.10%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.10%) MySQL
3 5 (1.10%) Power BI
3 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.44%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.44%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 39 (8.61%) MSI
2 2 (0.44%) Fiddler
General
1 66 (14.57%) Finance
2 18 (3.97%) Banking
3 13 (2.87%) Publishing
4 9 (1.99%) Marketing
5 8 (1.77%) Back Office
5 8 (1.77%) Legal
6 5 (1.10%) Law
6 5 (1.10%) Retail
7 4 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.44%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (18.32%) Citrix Engineer
2 69 (15.23%) Support Engineer
3 63 (13.91%) Architect
4 48 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (9.71%) Analyst
6 39 (8.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 39 (8.61%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 37 (8.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 35 (7.73%) Desktop Engineer
9 33 (7.28%) Consultant
10 28 (6.18%) VMware Engineer
11 24 (5.30%) Citrix Support
12 19 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
13 17 (3.75%) Desktop Support
14 15 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (3.09%) Applications Packager
15 14 (3.09%) Citrix Architect
15 14 (3.09%) Citrix Support Engineer
16 13 (2.87%) 2nd Line Support
16 13 (2.87%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.77%) Software Packaging
2 4 (0.88%) .NET
2 4 (0.88%) Web Services
2 4 (0.88%) X-Windows
3 3 (0.66%) CSS
3 3 (0.66%) HTML
3 3 (0.66%) HTML5
3 3 (0.66%) XML
4 2 (0.44%) SAML
5 1 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.35%) Computer Science
2 37 (8.17%) Management Information System
3 27 (5.96%) Data Centre
4 24 (5.30%) Clustering
5 21 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (3.53%) Fat Client
7 16 (3.53%) Thin Client
8 15 (3.31%) Blackberry
9 13 (2.87%) Replication
10 9 (1.99%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.77%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.77%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.32%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.10%) CESG
13 5 (1.10%) Cloud Native
13 5 (1.10%) PDA
14 4 (0.88%) BYOD
14 4 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 371 (81.90%) Windows
2 212 (46.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 200 (44.15%) Windows Server
4 121 (26.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 108 (23.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 91 (20.09%) Windows 7
7 47 (10.38%) Windows 10
8 42 (9.27%) Linux
9 29 (6.40%) Windows 8
10 23 (5.08%) Windows XP
11 15 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (2.21%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.99%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.99%) Unix
14 7 (1.55%) Android
14 7 (1.55%) VMS
14 7 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.10%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.88%) Solaris
16 4 (0.88%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (25.61%) ITIL
2 59 (13.02%) Project Management
3 51 (11.26%) Software Delivery
4 50 (11.04%) Service Delivery
5 45 (9.93%) Business Continuity
6 34 (7.51%) Migration
7 32 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
8 29 (6.40%) Application Packaging
9 26 (5.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 25 (5.52%) Analytics
11 24 (5.30%) Software Distribution
12 21 (4.64%) Service Management
13 20 (4.42%) TOGAF
14 16 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (3.31%) Infrastructure Management
16 14 (3.09%) Application Virtualisation
17 12 (2.65%) Problem Management
18 11 (2.43%) Patch Management
19 9 (1.99%) Agile Software Development
19 9 (1.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 118 (26.05%) PowerShell
2 56 (12.36%) VBScript
3 53 (11.70%) SQL
4 34 (7.51%) VB
5 25 (5.52%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.55%) Python
7 6 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.88%) Java
9 3 (0.66%) C#
9 3 (0.66%) Go
9 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.66%) PHP
9 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.22%) C
10 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (22.74%) Security Cleared
2 83 (18.32%) SC Cleared
3 74 (16.34%) Degree
4 53 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (6.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (5.30%) MCSE
7 19 (4.19%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (3.75%) CCA
9 13 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (2.65%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.55%) MCSA
12 6 (1.32%) HNC
12 6 (1.32%) MCITP
13 5 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (1.10%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.88%) ACMT
14 4 (0.88%) MCTS
15 2 (0.44%) CCNA
15 2 (0.44%) CISSP
15 2 (0.44%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.88%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 352 (77.70%) XenApp
2 278 (61.37%) Active Directory
3 159 (35.10%) XenServer
4 149 (32.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 147 (32.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 100 (22.08%) Hyper-V
7 43 (9.49%) VMware ESX
8 30 (6.62%) vSphere
9 26 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (3.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 13 (2.87%) BitLocker
12 12 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (2.65%) VMware Server
12 12 (2.65%) Xen
13 10 (2.21%) DFS Replication
14 7 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (1.10%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.88%) MetaFrame
16 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 175 (38.63%) SCCM
2 47 (10.38%) XenMobile
3 44 (9.71%) SafeCom
4 43 (9.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 38 (8.39%) EdgeSight
6 37 (8.17%) SCOM
7 23 (5.08%) WSUS
8 11 (2.43%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (2.21%) Backup Exec
9 10 (2.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (1.99%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (1.77%) SCVMM
11 8 (1.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (1.32%) Casper Suite
12 6 (1.32%) HP SIM
12 6 (1.32%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.88%) Simpana
14 3 (0.66%) Ansible
Vendors
1 425 (93.82%) Citrix
2 280 (61.81%) Microsoft
3 276 (60.93%) VMware
4 147 (32.45%) AppSense
5 101 (22.30%) HP
6 50 (11.04%) SAP
7 48 (10.60%) ThinPrint
8 42 (9.27%) Dell
9 38 (8.39%) Cisco
10 31 (6.84%) NetApp
10 31 (6.84%) Symantec
11 22 (4.86%) Apple
12 19 (4.19%) CheckPoint
13 17 (3.75%) Oracle
14 16 (3.53%) Red Hat
15 14 (3.09%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.87%) Wyse
17 10 (2.21%) Rackspace
18 9 (1.99%) CA
18 9 (1.99%) hybris
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