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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 442 438 414
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 215 221 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.34% 3.63% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 127 141
Median daily rate £325 £375 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £273 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £276 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.23% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £15.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £26.14 £139.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+69.69% -17.50%

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
6445 6090 5790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.88% 10.42% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4093 3430 3225
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 615 663
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -19 193 £325 -13.33% 26
London -28 74 £413 -8.33% 9
North East - 47 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 46 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 45 £225 -
South East -27 16 £350 -4.10% 7
West Midlands -24 15 £240 -12.72%
Scotland +20 14 £320 +12.28% 2
City of London +33 13 £403 +3.20% 2
Edinburgh +16 11 £320 -
Yorkshire +11 10 £325 -13.33% 4
East Midlands +3 9 £275 -28.57% 2
Leeds +15 8 £325 +66.66% 4
West Yorkshire +12 8 £325 +66.66% 4
South West +11 8 £300 +29.03% 2
Derbyshire +1 7 £275 -28.57% 1
North West -12 7 £425 +41.66% 1
Bristol - 7 £300 -
East of England +9 6 £188 -35.89% 1
Merseyside +7 5 £425 +142.85%
Surrey -3 5 £400 +16.36% 1
Croydon -13 5 £450 -2.70%
Worcester - 5 £240 -
Worcestershire - 5 £240 -
Wales +25 4 - -
Hertfordshire +13 4 £188 -10.71% 1
Liverpool +4 4 £425 +142.85%
Staffordshire - 4 £510 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £264 - 1
Stafford - 4 £510 -

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 451 (93.18%) Citrix
2 389 (80.37%) Windows
3 387 (79.96%) XenApp
4 291 (60.12%) Active Directory
4 291 (60.12%) VMware
5 282 (58.26%) Microsoft
6 205 (42.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 198 (40.91%) Windows Server
8 186 (38.43%) SCCM
9 164 (33.88%) XenServer
10 161 (33.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 159 (32.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 152 (31.40%) AppSense
13 144 (29.75%) DHCP
14 136 (28.10%) PowerShell
15 130 (26.86%) Windows Server 2012
16 129 (26.65%) ITIL
17 116 (23.97%) MS Exchange
17 116 (23.97%) NetScaler
18 110 (22.73%) HP
19 108 (22.31%) Windows Server 2003
19 108 (22.31%) Security Cleared
20 105 (21.69%) DNS
21 98 (20.25%) Windows 7
22 96 (19.83%) Hyper-V
23 87 (17.98%) SC Cleared
24 72 (14.88%) Finance
25 69 (14.26%) Exchange Server 2010
26 68 (14.05%) Degree
26 68 (14.05%) Project Management

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
1 116 (23.97%) MS Exchange
2 69 (14.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (12.81%) Skype for Business
4 34 (7.02%) IIS
5 30 (6.20%) SharePoint
6 24 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.86%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.03%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.62%) Drupal
12 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 52 (10.74%) MS Office
2 34 (7.02%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.40%) Office 365
2 27 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.65%) SaaS
5 6 (1.24%) IaaS
6 5 (1.03%) PaaS
7 4 (0.83%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 144 (29.75%) DHCP
2 116 (23.97%) NetScaler
3 105 (21.69%) DNS
4 45 (9.30%) SAN
5 38 (7.85%) WAN
6 37 (7.64%) LAN
7 22 (4.55%) Firewall
8 21 (4.34%) VPN
9 14 (2.89%) VLAN
10 13 (2.69%) TCP/IP
11 11 (2.27%) Internet
11 11 (2.27%) Skype
12 9 (1.86%) SMS
12 9 (1.86%) VoIP
13 8 (1.65%) WLAN
14 7 (1.45%) NAS
15 5 (1.03%) iSCSI
16 4 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
16 4 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.03%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.03%) MySQL
4 5 (1.03%) Power BI
4 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.41%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.41%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.21%) DTS
Development Applications
1 36 (7.44%) MSI
2 2 (0.41%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
General
1 72 (14.88%) Finance
2 18 (3.72%) Banking
3 13 (2.69%) Publishing
4 11 (2.27%) Legal
4 11 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.07%) Back Office
6 7 (1.45%) Law
7 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.83%) Retail
8 3 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.41%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 91 (18.80%) Citrix Engineer
2 74 (15.29%) Support Engineer
3 54 (11.16%) Architect
4 52 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 49 (10.12%) Analyst
6 44 (9.09%) Consultant
7 40 (8.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 38 (7.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 38 (7.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 33 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
10 32 (6.61%) VMware Engineer
11 27 (5.58%) Citrix Support
12 26 (5.37%) Citrix Consultant
13 23 (4.75%) Windows Engineer
14 20 (4.13%) Desktop Support
15 17 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 16 (3.31%) Citrix Architect
16 16 (3.31%) Citrix Support Engineer
17 15 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support
17 15 (3.10%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.03%) .NET
2 4 (0.83%) Web Services
3 3 (0.62%) CSS
3 3 (0.62%) HTML
3 3 (0.62%) HTML5
3 3 (0.62%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.62%) XML
4 2 (0.41%) SAML
4 2 (0.41%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.21%) Middleware
5 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.43%) Computer Science
2 41 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 38 (7.85%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.79%) Clustering
5 24 (4.96%) Fat Client
5 24 (4.96%) Thin Client
6 16 (3.31%) Blackberry
7 15 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.69%) Replication
10 10 (2.07%) Device Driver
11 9 (1.86%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.65%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.24%) BYOD
13 6 (1.24%) Mainframe
13 6 (1.24%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.03%) CESG
14 5 (1.03%) Cloud Native
14 5 (1.03%) EqualLogic
14 5 (1.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 389 (80.37%) Windows
2 205 (42.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 198 (40.91%) Windows Server
4 130 (26.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 108 (22.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 98 (20.25%) Windows 7
7 48 (9.92%) Windows 10
8 34 (7.02%) Linux
9 30 (6.20%) Windows 8
10 22 (4.55%) Windows XP
11 14 (2.89%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.48%) Unix
13 10 (2.07%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.45%) Android
14 7 (1.45%) VMS
15 6 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.83%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
17 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (26.65%) ITIL
2 68 (14.05%) Project Management
3 51 (10.54%) Software Delivery
4 50 (10.33%) Service Delivery
5 48 (9.92%) Migration
6 45 (9.30%) Business Continuity
7 31 (6.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 28 (5.79%) Application Packaging
9 26 (5.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 25 (5.17%) Analytics
11 23 (4.75%) Software Distribution
12 20 (4.13%) Infrastructure Management
12 20 (4.13%) Service Management
13 18 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (2.27%) Application Virtualisation
14 11 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (2.07%) Patch Management
16 9 (1.86%) Change Management
16 9 (1.86%) High Availability
16 9 (1.86%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 136 (28.10%) PowerShell
2 58 (11.98%) VBScript
3 56 (11.57%) SQL
4 35 (7.23%) VB
5 25 (5.17%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.65%) Python
7 6 (1.24%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.24%) Java
8 4 (0.83%) C#
8 4 (0.83%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.83%) PHP
8 4 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.62%) C
9 3 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 108 (22.31%) Security Cleared
2 87 (17.98%) SC Cleared
3 68 (14.05%) Degree
4 49 (10.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (5.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (4.13%) Citrix Certification
6 20 (4.13%) MCSE
7 18 (3.72%) CCA
8 13 (2.69%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.45%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.45%) MCSA
10 5 (1.03%) MCITP
11 4 (0.83%) ACMT
11 4 (0.83%) MCTS
12 3 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (0.62%) HNC
13 2 (0.41%) CISSP
13 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.03%) SLA
3 3 (0.62%) PMBOK
3 3 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 387 (79.96%) XenApp
2 291 (60.12%) Active Directory
3 164 (33.88%) XenServer
4 161 (33.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 159 (32.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 96 (19.83%) Hyper-V
7 57 (11.78%) VMware ESX
8 35 (7.23%) vSphere
9 16 (3.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 15 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (2.89%) BitLocker
11 14 (2.89%) Xen
12 13 (2.69%) VMware Server
13 10 (2.07%) DFS Replication
13 10 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
15 7 (1.45%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.83%) MetaFrame
16 4 (0.83%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 186 (38.43%) SCCM
2 51 (10.54%) XenMobile
3 44 (9.09%) SafeCom
4 43 (8.88%) SCOM
4 43 (8.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 42 (8.68%) EdgeSight
6 19 (3.93%) WSUS
7 12 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (2.48%) SCVMM
8 10 (2.07%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (1.86%) HP SIM
9 9 (1.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.65%) SCOrch
10 8 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (1.24%) Casper Suite
12 4 (0.83%) Simpana
13 3 (0.62%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 451 (93.18%) Citrix
2 291 (60.12%) VMware
3 282 (58.26%) Microsoft
4 152 (31.40%) AppSense
5 110 (22.73%) HP
6 48 (9.92%) ThinPrint
7 42 (8.68%) Dell
8 40 (8.26%) SAP
9 38 (7.85%) Cisco
10 32 (6.61%) NetApp
11 31 (6.40%) Symantec
12 22 (4.55%) Wyse
13 21 (4.34%) Apple
13 21 (4.34%) Oracle
14 12 (2.48%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.07%) Rackspace
16 8 (1.65%) EMC
17 7 (1.45%) CheckPoint
17 7 (1.45%) Google
18 6 (1.24%) Intel Security
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