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 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
UK
Rank 452 485 442
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -43
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 150 142 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.27% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.95% 2.65% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 100 117
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 £225 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £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 11
Median hourly rate £22.34 £16.55 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.95% -24.77%
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 across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5091 5355 5320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.37% 10.30% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3213 3197 2933
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 479 592
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.20 £32.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 February 2017.

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
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 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
England +30 125 £350 +7.69% 36
London +10 44 £363 -3.33% 13
South East +18 30 £369 +13.46% 7
East Midlands +30 27 £350 +207.01%
Derbyshire +15 23 £350 +212.50%
Scotland +25 18 £395 -12.22% 1
Edinburgh +28 17 £395 -12.22%
City of London +18 17 £350 -3.44% 3
Derby +5 16 £350 +212.50%
Hampshire +4 14 £375 +29.31%
South West +3 12 £313 +35.86% 1
Bristol +5 11 £311 +35.32% 1
Surrey +7 7 - - 2
Belfast - 6 £326 - 1
County Antrim - 6 £326 - 1
Dorking - 6 - -
Northern Ireland - 6 £326 - 1
Winchester 0 4 £390 +32.20%
Milton Keynes - 4 £295 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £295 - 2
North East - 4 £250 -
Yorkshire +18 3 £324 -19.06% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £225 -
North West +19 2 £425 +41.66% 8
West Yorkshire +13 2 £375 -10.44% 3
Crawley +8 2 £475 -
Leicestershire +4 2 £130 +14.03%
Hertfordshire -2 2 £188 -42.30% 1
East of England -5 2 £188 -42.30% 2

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 283 (93.09%) Citrix
2 234 (76.97%) Windows
3 219 (72.04%) XenApp
4 170 (55.92%) Microsoft
5 162 (53.29%) VMware
6 153 (50.33%) Active Directory
7 138 (45.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 118 (38.82%) SCCM
9 107 (35.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 106 (34.87%) Windows Server
11 96 (31.58%) Windows 7
12 95 (31.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 92 (30.26%) Finance
14 75 (24.67%) DNS
14 75 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 72 (23.68%) PowerShell
16 67 (22.04%) AppSense
17 62 (20.39%) DHCP
18 57 (18.75%) Hyper-V
19 56 (18.42%) NetScaler
20 55 (18.09%) Windows 10
21 54 (17.76%) Security Cleared
22 53 (17.43%) XenServer
23 50 (16.45%) ITIL
24 49 (16.12%) HP
25 44 (14.47%) VMware ESX
26 43 (14.14%) Linux
27 39 (12.83%) MS Office
27 39 (12.83%) Thin Client
27 39 (12.83%) Fat Client

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 37 (12.17%) Skype for Business
2 35 (11.51%) MS Exchange
3 26 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.62%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.97%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.32%) IIS
11 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.33%) Confluence
12 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (12.83%) MS Office
2 26 (8.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.96%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.88%) Office 365
2 14 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.28%) IaaS
3 13 (4.28%) SaaS
4 9 (2.96%) G Suite
5 7 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.33%) GitHub
7 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (24.67%) DNS
2 62 (20.39%) DHCP
3 56 (18.42%) NetScaler
4 28 (9.21%) VPN
5 26 (8.55%) Firewall
6 19 (6.25%) SAN
7 16 (5.26%) LAN
7 16 (5.26%) WAN
8 14 (4.61%) IP Telephony
9 13 (4.28%) Internet
10 9 (2.96%) TCP/IP
10 9 (2.96%) Wireless
11 7 (2.30%) SSL
12 5 (1.64%) BIG-IP
13 4 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.32%) Skype
13 4 (1.32%) VoIP
14 3 (0.99%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.99%) PCoIP
14 3 (0.99%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (4.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.63%) DB2
6 7 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.33%) MS Access
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (5.26%) MSI
2 5 (1.64%) JIRA
3 4 (1.32%) eggPlant
3 4 (1.32%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.66%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 92 (30.26%) Finance
2 21 (6.91%) Banking
3 11 (3.62%) Marketing
4 9 (2.96%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.64%) Law
7 4 (1.32%) Back Office
7 4 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Electronics
8 2 (0.66%) Local Government
8 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (17.43%) Analyst
2 37 (12.17%) Consultant
3 36 (11.84%) Citrix Engineer
4 27 (8.88%) Architect
5 25 (8.22%) Support Engineer
6 23 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (7.24%) Citrix Consultant
8 21 (6.91%) Citrix Analyst
9 20 (6.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 19 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
11 15 (4.93%) Desktop Engineer
11 15 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (4.28%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.95%) Citrix Specialist
14 12 (3.95%) Citrix Support
15 11 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
15 11 (3.62%) Applications Engineer
15 11 (3.62%) Windows Support Engineer
16 10 (3.29%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.29%) Software Packaging
2 5 (1.64%) Web Services
3 2 (0.66%) .NET
3 2 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (0.66%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.33%) Middleware
4 1 (0.33%) REST
4 1 (0.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.83%) Fat Client
1 39 (12.83%) Thin Client
2 27 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.61%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.62%) iSeries
5 10 (3.29%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.63%) AS400
7 7 (2.30%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.30%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.97%) Clustering
9 5 (1.64%) BYOD
9 5 (1.64%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.99%) IVR
10 3 (0.99%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.66%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.66%) Replication
11 2 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 234 (76.97%) Windows
2 138 (45.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 106 (34.87%) Windows Server
4 96 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 75 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (18.09%) Windows 10
7 43 (14.14%) Linux
8 35 (11.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (5.59%) Apple iOS
10 16 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (5.26%) Windows 8
11 11 (3.62%) Windows XP
12 10 (3.29%) Android
12 10 (3.29%) Mac OS X
13 8 (2.63%) Ubuntu
14 7 (2.30%) Unix
15 5 (1.64%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.64%) Solaris
16 3 (0.99%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.45%) ITIL
2 27 (8.88%) Migration
3 23 (7.57%) TOGAF
4 22 (7.24%) Incident Management
5 21 (6.91%) Customer Requirements
5 21 (6.91%) Problem Management
6 19 (6.25%) Application Packaging
6 19 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 18 (5.92%) Change Management
8 17 (5.59%) Application Virtualisation
8 17 (5.59%) Infrastructure Management
9 14 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (3.95%) Service Management
11 11 (3.62%) Software Deployment
11 11 (3.62%) Translating Business Requirements
12 10 (3.29%) E-Commerce
12 10 (3.29%) Performance Management
12 10 (3.29%) Software Distribution
13 9 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 30 (9.87%) SQL
3 17 (5.59%) VBScript
4 8 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.63%) Python
5 5 (1.64%) VB
6 4 (1.32%) C
7 3 (0.99%) C#
7 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.66%) VBA
9 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 54 (17.76%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (5.59%) Degree
5 16 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
5 16 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 12 (3.95%) CCA
6 12 (3.95%) MCSE
7 7 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.97%) HNC
9 5 (1.64%) CCNA
9 5 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.66%) MCITP
12 2 (0.66%) MCP
12 2 (0.66%) MCSD
13 1 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.64%) SLA
3 3 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 219 (72.04%) XenApp
2 153 (50.33%) Active Directory
3 107 (35.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (31.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 57 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 53 (17.43%) XenServer
7 44 (14.47%) VMware ESX
8 33 (10.86%) vSphere
9 31 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
10 30 (9.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 22 (7.24%) BitLocker
12 9 (2.96%) Xen
13 7 (2.30%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.99%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.99%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
17 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 118 (38.82%) SCCM
2 25 (8.22%) WSUS
3 20 (6.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 19 (6.25%) SCOM
5 15 (4.93%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (2.63%) AppDNA
6 8 (2.63%) Tivoli
6 8 (2.63%) XenMobile
7 7 (2.30%) Backup Exec
7 7 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.97%) EdgeSight
9 4 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.99%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.66%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 283 (93.09%) Citrix
2 170 (55.92%) Microsoft
3 162 (53.29%) VMware
4 67 (22.04%) AppSense
5 49 (16.12%) HP
6 38 (12.50%) Symantec
7 37 (12.17%) Cisco
8 36 (11.84%) Wyse
9 26 (8.55%) Dell
10 20 (6.58%) CheckPoint
11 16 (5.26%) Apple
12 15 (4.93%) CA
12 15 (4.93%) Intel Security
13 14 (4.61%) SAP
14 13 (4.28%) Red Hat
15 12 (3.95%) IBM
15 12 (3.95%) ThinPrint
16 11 (3.62%) EMC
16 11 (3.62%) Google
17 9 (2.96%) hybris
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