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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 415 448 404
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -44
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 253 200 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.35% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.82% 3.32% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 125 127
Median daily rate £325 £353 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +9.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 9
Median hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £16.30 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.38 £49.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+75.71% -27.08%

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
6626 6030 5519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 10.59% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4135 3415 2981
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 £205 £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 435 609 662
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 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
England +24 220 £325 -9.09% 32
North East - 75 £270 -
London -15 74 £415 +0.60% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 74 £270 -
Tyne and Wear - 74 £270 -
Scotland +17 24 £300 -5.88% 1
Edinburgh +16 21 £350 -
West Midlands -15 20 £425 +54.54% 3
South East -33 20 £425 +17.24% 9
City of London +48 15 £403 -10.55% 2
South West -4 9 £300 +29.03% 2
East of England +27 8 £190 -9.52% 4
Surrey -1 7 £494 +51.92% 1
Yorkshire -4 7 £325 -14.47% 4
Leeds - 7 £325 - 4
West Yorkshire - 7 £325 - 4
Bristol - 6 £300 - 1
North West -11 5 £450 +56.52% 2
Birmingham -13 5 £464 +68.63%
Wales +21 4 - -
Hertfordshire +19 4 £188 -10.71% 3
Worcestershire - 4 £240 - 1
Worcester - 4 £240 - 1
Oxfordshire +8 3 £425 +41.66%
Warwickshire -2 3 - -
Berkshire -3 3 £225 - 2
West Sussex -6 3 £434 +3.64% 1
Croydon -18 3 £450 -2.70%
Hounslow - 3 £415 -
Belfast - 3 £450 -

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 462 (93.52%) Citrix
2 394 (79.76%) XenApp
3 390 (78.95%) Windows
4 300 (60.73%) Active Directory
5 294 (59.51%) VMware
6 288 (58.30%) Microsoft
7 205 (41.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 205 (41.50%) Windows Server
8 197 (39.88%) SCCM
9 170 (34.41%) XenServer
10 164 (33.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 163 (33.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 150 (30.36%) PowerShell
13 145 (29.35%) AppSense
14 141 (28.54%) DHCP
15 135 (27.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 132 (26.72%) ITIL
17 119 (24.09%) NetScaler
18 117 (23.68%) MS Exchange
19 110 (22.27%) Security Cleared
20 107 (21.66%) HP
20 107 (21.66%) DNS
21 101 (20.45%) Windows 7
22 100 (20.24%) Hyper-V
22 100 (20.24%) Windows Server 2003
23 86 (17.41%) SC Cleared
24 79 (15.99%) Finance
25 70 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2010
26 67 (13.56%) Degree
26 67 (13.56%) 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
1 117 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 70 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (13.36%) Skype for Business
4 36 (7.29%) SharePoint
5 31 (6.28%) IIS
6 24 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.82%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.42%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.61%) Drupal
14 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 54 (10.93%) MS Office
2 41 (8.30%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) ImageReady
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.10%) Office 365
2 26 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.62%) SaaS
5 6 (1.21%) IaaS
6 5 (1.01%) PaaS
7 4 (0.81%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.40%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.20%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 141 (28.54%) DHCP
2 119 (24.09%) NetScaler
3 107 (21.66%) DNS
4 44 (8.91%) SAN
5 39 (7.89%) WAN
6 38 (7.69%) LAN
7 26 (5.26%) VPN
8 25 (5.06%) Firewall
9 18 (3.64%) Internet
10 14 (2.83%) Skype
11 13 (2.63%) VLAN
12 12 (2.43%) TCP/IP
12 12 (2.43%) VoIP
13 9 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.82%) SMS
14 8 (1.62%) WLAN
15 7 (1.42%) MPLS
16 6 (1.21%) NAS
17 5 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
17 5 (1.01%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 9 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.01%) MySQL
6 5 (1.01%) Power BI
7 4 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.81%) Informix
7 4 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.40%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.40%) HDInsight
10 1 (0.20%) DTS
10 1 (0.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 34 (6.88%) MSI
2 2 (0.40%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.40%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.40%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 79 (15.99%) Finance
2 17 (3.44%) Banking
3 14 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.43%) Legal
4 12 (2.43%) Publishing
5 9 (1.82%) Back Office
6 8 (1.62%) Law
7 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.81%) Retail
8 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) Advertising
9 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (16.80%) Support Engineer
2 82 (16.60%) Citrix Engineer
3 54 (10.93%) Architect
4 53 (10.73%) Consultant
5 52 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 51 (10.32%) Analyst
7 49 (9.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 47 (9.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 35 (7.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 33 (6.68%) Citrix Consultant
11 32 (6.48%) Desktop Engineer
12 31 (6.28%) VMware Engineer
13 27 (5.47%) Citrix Support
13 27 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
14 25 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 19 (3.85%) Desktop Support
15 19 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
16 18 (3.64%) Citrix Architect
17 16 (3.24%) Citrix Support Engineer
18 15 (3.04%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.01%) .NET
2 4 (0.81%) Web Services
3 3 (0.61%) CSS
3 3 (0.61%) HTML
3 3 (0.61%) HTML5
4 2 (0.40%) Middleware
4 2 (0.40%) SAML
4 2 (0.40%) XML
5 1 (0.20%) MDX
5 1 (0.20%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.56%) Computer Science
2 46 (9.31%) Data Centre
3 34 (6.88%) Management Information System
4 27 (5.47%) Clustering
5 24 (4.86%) Fat Client
5 24 (4.86%) Thin Client
6 17 (3.44%) Blackberry
7 15 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (2.83%) Replication
9 11 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (2.23%) Private Cloud
10 10 (2.02%) Device Driver
11 8 (1.62%) BYOD
11 8 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.62%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.42%) Mainframe
13 6 (1.21%) PKI
14 5 (1.01%) Cloud Native
14 5 (1.01%) EqualLogic
15 4 (0.81%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 390 (78.95%) Windows
2 205 (41.50%) Windows Server
2 205 (41.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 135 (27.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 101 (20.45%) Windows 7
5 100 (20.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (10.32%) Windows 10
7 37 (7.49%) Linux
8 34 (6.88%) Windows 8
9 26 (5.26%) Windows XP
10 16 (3.24%) Apple iOS
11 14 (2.83%) Unix
12 10 (2.02%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.62%) VMS
14 7 (1.42%) Android
15 6 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.81%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.61%) Solaris
17 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (26.72%) ITIL
2 67 (13.56%) Project Management
3 51 (10.32%) Software Delivery
4 48 (9.72%) Migration
5 45 (9.11%) Service Delivery
6 43 (8.70%) Business Continuity
7 31 (6.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 27 (5.47%) Infrastructure Management
9 26 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 25 (5.06%) Analytics
10 25 (5.06%) Application Packaging
11 22 (4.45%) Software Distribution
12 21 (4.25%) Service Management
13 18 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (2.83%) Application Virtualisation
15 13 (2.63%) Change Management
16 11 (2.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (2.02%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (1.82%) Load Balancing
18 9 (1.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 150 (30.36%) PowerShell
2 61 (12.35%) SQL
2 61 (12.35%) VBScript
3 36 (7.29%) VB
4 25 (5.06%) T-SQL
5 9 (1.82%) Python
6 7 (1.42%) Java
7 6 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.21%) C
8 5 (1.01%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.81%) C#
9 4 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.81%) PHP
10 3 (0.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 110 (22.27%) Security Cleared
2 86 (17.41%) SC Cleared
3 67 (13.56%) Degree
4 53 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (5.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (4.66%) Citrix Certification
7 21 (4.25%) CCA
7 21 (4.25%) MCSE
8 13 (2.63%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.42%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.42%) MCSA
10 6 (1.21%) MCITP
11 4 (0.81%) ACMT
11 4 (0.81%) MCTS
12 3 (0.61%) MCP
13 2 (0.40%) CESG Certified Professional
13 2 (0.40%) CISSP
13 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.42%) SLA
3 6 (1.21%) QA
4 4 (0.81%) PMBOK
System Software
1 394 (79.76%) XenApp
2 300 (60.73%) Active Directory
3 170 (34.41%) XenServer
4 164 (33.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 163 (33.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 100 (20.24%) Hyper-V
7 62 (12.55%) VMware ESX
8 42 (8.50%) vSphere
9 16 (3.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 16 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (3.04%) BitLocker
11 14 (2.83%) Xen
12 13 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (2.43%) VMware Server
14 10 (2.02%) DFS Replication
15 9 (1.82%) Terminal Services
15 9 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (1.01%) MetaFrame
16 5 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.81%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 197 (39.88%) SCCM
2 53 (10.73%) XenMobile
3 48 (9.72%) SCOM
4 42 (8.50%) EdgeSight
4 42 (8.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 40 (8.10%) SafeCom
6 22 (4.45%) WSUS
7 16 (3.24%) SCVMM
8 12 (2.43%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (2.23%) HP SIM
9 11 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (1.82%) Backup Exec
11 9 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (1.42%) SCOrch
14 6 (1.21%) Casper Suite
15 4 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 3 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 462 (93.52%) Citrix
2 294 (59.51%) VMware
3 288 (58.30%) Microsoft
4 145 (29.35%) AppSense
5 107 (21.66%) HP
6 46 (9.31%) ThinPrint
7 43 (8.70%) Cisco
8 38 (7.69%) Dell
9 37 (7.49%) SAP
10 31 (6.28%) NetApp
10 31 (6.28%) Symantec
11 26 (5.26%) Oracle
12 21 (4.25%) Wyse
13 19 (3.85%) Apple
14 11 (2.23%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.02%) Rackspace
16 9 (1.82%) CheckPoint
16 9 (1.82%) EMC
17 8 (1.62%) Sophos
18 7 (1.42%) Intel Security
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