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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
UK
Rank 449 463 434
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -29
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 147 155 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.71% 3.04% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 98 108
Median daily rate £370 £363 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £118 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 11
Median hourly rate - £21.98 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -44.23%

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
5434 5091 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.14% 10.20% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3394 3042 2778
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £178 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 492 592
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.54 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -7 122 £363 -1.36% 39
London -32 44 £375 -11.76% 16
South East +32 36 £348 -0.71% 2
Scotland +36 20 £395 +26.40% 1
Edinburgh +33 20 £395 -
Hampshire +22 17 £369 +5.35%
Yorkshire +22 11 £300 -25.00% 1
North West +17 10 £500 +159.74% 5
South West +15 9 £313 +2.45% 3
Bristol +10 9 £313 -3.84% 2
West Yorkshire +22 7 £375 -6.25% 1
Surrey +21 7 - - 1
Manchester +17 7 £500 +284.61% 4
City of London -12 7 £395 -1.25% 7
North East - 7 £263 - 2
Leeds +8 6 - -
Dorking - 6 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £250 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £250 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £375 -
Winchester +2 4 £390 +26.82%
Belfast - 4 £326 - 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £326 - 3
County Antrim - 4 £326 - 3
Cheshire +26 3 £500 -31.03% 1
North Yorkshire +9 3 £300 -25.00%
York +8 3 £300 -25.00%
Kent -2 3 £325 -13.33%
Oxford - 3 £400 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £325 -

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 266 (90.78%) Citrix
2 243 (82.94%) Windows
3 211 (72.01%) XenApp
4 183 (62.46%) Microsoft
5 167 (57.00%) VMware
6 159 (54.27%) Active Directory
7 142 (48.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 120 (40.96%) SCCM
9 113 (38.57%) Windows Server
10 103 (35.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 90 (30.72%) Microsoft App-V
12 89 (30.38%) Windows 7
13 85 (29.01%) Finance
14 79 (26.96%) DNS
14 79 (26.96%) Windows Server 2012
15 74 (25.26%) DHCP
16 68 (23.21%) PowerShell
17 62 (21.16%) XenServer
18 57 (19.45%) Hyper-V
19 54 (18.43%) AppSense
20 53 (18.09%) NetScaler
21 51 (17.41%) Windows 10
21 51 (17.41%) HP
21 51 (17.41%) Windows Server 2003
22 50 (17.06%) ITIL
23 46 (15.70%) Linux
24 45 (15.36%) Security Cleared
25 44 (15.02%) VMware ESX
26 42 (14.33%) MS Exchange
27 39 (13.31%) Skype for Business

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 42 (14.33%) MS Exchange
2 39 (13.31%) Skype for Business
3 26 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.07%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.05%) IIS
8 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.37%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (12.63%) MS Office
2 27 (9.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) MS Project
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.07%) SAP hybris
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.51%) Office 365
2 15 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.44%) IaaS
4 12 (4.10%) SaaS
5 7 (2.39%) G Suite
6 5 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (26.96%) DNS
2 74 (25.26%) DHCP
3 53 (18.09%) NetScaler
4 27 (9.22%) Firewall
5 24 (8.19%) VPN
6 23 (7.85%) LAN
7 22 (7.51%) SAN
8 20 (6.83%) WAN
9 16 (5.46%) IP Telephony
10 11 (3.75%) Internet
11 10 (3.41%) Wireless
12 8 (2.73%) TCP/IP
12 8 (2.73%) VoIP
13 7 (2.39%) BIG-IP
14 6 (2.05%) NAS
14 6 (2.05%) Skype
14 6 (2.05%) SSL
15 5 (1.71%) SNMP
16 4 (1.37%) VLAN
16 4 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.73%) DB2
6 7 (2.39%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.34%) MS Access
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (4.10%) MSI
2 4 (1.37%) eggPlant
2 4 (1.37%) HP UFT
2 4 (1.37%) JIRA
3 2 (0.68%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (29.01%) Finance
2 22 (7.51%) Banking
3 11 (3.75%) Marketing
4 7 (2.39%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.02%) Back Office
6 3 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.02%) Law
7 2 (0.68%) Electronics
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.68%) Publishing
8 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Local Government
8 1 (0.34%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (16.38%) Analyst
2 46 (15.70%) Citrix Engineer
3 36 (12.29%) Architect
4 31 (10.58%) Support Engineer
5 27 (9.22%) Consultant
5 27 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (8.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 19 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 18 (6.14%) Windows Engineer
9 17 (5.80%) Citrix Support
9 17 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (5.46%) Citrix Analyst
11 13 (4.44%) Applications Engineer
11 13 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (3.75%) Citrix Consultant
13 11 (3.75%) Windows Support Engineer
14 10 (3.41%) Designer
14 10 (3.41%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.10%) Software Packaging
2 5 (1.71%) Web Services
3 3 (1.02%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.68%) .NET
4 2 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.34%) HTML
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) REST
5 1 (0.34%) XML
5 1 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.95%) Fat Client
1 35 (11.95%) Thin Client
2 26 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.10%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.41%) iSeries
6 8 (2.73%) AS400
7 7 (2.39%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.05%) Cloud Native
8 6 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.05%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.05%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.71%) Clustering
9 5 (1.71%) IVR
10 4 (1.37%) BYOD
10 4 (1.37%) PDA
11 3 (1.02%) CCTV
11 3 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 243 (82.94%) Windows
2 142 (48.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 113 (38.57%) Windows Server
4 89 (30.38%) Windows 7
5 79 (26.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (17.41%) Windows 10
6 51 (17.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (15.70%) Linux
8 16 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (5.46%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.44%) Windows XP
10 12 (4.10%) Apple iOS
11 9 (3.07%) Unix
12 8 (2.73%) Android
12 8 (2.73%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.39%) Solaris
13 7 (2.39%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.71%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (1.37%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.06%) ITIL
2 25 (8.53%) TOGAF
3 23 (7.85%) Problem Management
3 23 (7.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 20 (6.83%) Incident Management
5 19 (6.48%) Migration
6 18 (6.14%) Change Management
7 16 (5.46%) Application Virtualisation
8 15 (5.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (5.12%) Infrastructure Management
9 14 (4.78%) Service Management
9 14 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.10%) Patch Management
11 12 (4.10%) Project Management
12 11 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (3.75%) Application Packaging
12 11 (3.75%) Software Deployment
13 10 (3.41%) Server Building
13 10 (3.41%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 68 (23.21%) PowerShell
2 29 (9.90%) SQL
3 11 (3.75%) VBScript
4 7 (2.39%) Bash Shell
4 7 (2.39%) Python
5 5 (1.71%) VB
6 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.02%) C#
8 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.68%) VBA
9 1 (0.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.80%) Degree
3 17 (5.80%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.75%) Citrix Certification
6 10 (3.41%) CCA
7 8 (2.73%) HNC
7 8 (2.73%) MCSE
8 4 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.37%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.02%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.02%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.02%) MCITP
9 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.68%) CCNA
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.68%) CISSP
10 2 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.02%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 211 (72.01%) XenApp
2 159 (54.27%) Active Directory
3 103 (35.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 90 (30.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 62 (21.16%) XenServer
6 57 (19.45%) Hyper-V
7 44 (15.02%) VMware ESX
8 32 (10.92%) vSphere
9 31 (10.58%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (9.90%) Virtual Desktop
11 20 (6.83%) BitLocker
12 8 (2.73%) Xen
13 6 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.37%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
16 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 120 (40.96%) SCCM
2 24 (8.19%) WSUS
3 20 (6.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 18 (6.14%) SCOM
5 15 (5.12%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (3.41%) XenMobile
7 9 (3.07%) EdgeSight
8 8 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (2.73%) Tivoli
9 7 (2.39%) AppDNA
9 7 (2.39%) Backup Exec
10 6 (2.05%) SafeCom
11 5 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (1.02%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.68%) Simpana
Vendors
1 266 (90.78%) Citrix
2 183 (62.46%) Microsoft
3 167 (57.00%) VMware
4 54 (18.43%) AppSense
5 51 (17.41%) HP
6 35 (11.95%) Cisco
7 32 (10.92%) Symantec
7 32 (10.92%) Wyse
8 29 (9.90%) Dell
9 20 (6.83%) CheckPoint
10 19 (6.48%) Apple
11 18 (6.14%) SAP
12 16 (5.46%) ThinPrint
13 15 (5.12%) CA
13 15 (5.12%) Intel Security
14 13 (4.44%) Red Hat
15 12 (4.10%) IBM
16 9 (3.07%) Google
16 9 (3.07%) hybris
16 9 (3.07%) NetApp
Manchester
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable & some remote
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elliot
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago