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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 388 442 435
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -7
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 281 198 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 4.16% 3.33% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 128 121
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 8
Median hourly rate £28.38 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.27% +27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £28.81 £60.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.49% +27.50%

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
6749 5949 5536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.58% 10.60% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4158 3361 3001
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 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 618 636
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +49 236 £325 -7.14% 41
Newcastle upon Tyne - 96 £275 - 1
North East - 96 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 96 £275 - 1
London 0 76 £415 +10.66% 12
Scotland +22 39 £330 -2.22% 2
South East -23 26 £425 +7.52% 9
Edinburgh - 22 £333 - 1
City of London +53 15 £400 -11.11% 4
West Midlands -12 14 £450 +76.47% 3
Renfrewshire -32 10 £330 +10.00%
Erskine -32 10 £330 +10.00%
Surrey 0 9 £434 +33.53% 1
South West +7 8 £300 +7.14% 5
Birmingham -3 8 £463 +68.18%
Glasgow +5 6 £300 -21.31% 1
West Sussex -16 6 £423 -3.25%
Leeds - 6 £325 - 3
West Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 4
Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 4
Hounslow - 5 £415 -
Oxfordshire +11 4 £425 +41.66%
Bristol +8 4 £300 +7.14% 3
Crawley +1 4 £413 -9.58%
Berkshire -6 4 £313 -24.24% 2
North West -30 4 £345 +26.60% 2
East of England - 4 £190 - 4
Banbury +3 3 £395 +31.50%
Manchester -7 3 £335 +11.66% 1
Gloucester - 3 - -

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 428 (92.04%) Citrix
2 378 (81.29%) XenApp
3 364 (78.28%) Windows
4 283 (60.86%) Active Directory
5 281 (60.43%) VMware
6 260 (55.91%) Microsoft
7 196 (42.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 195 (41.94%) Windows Server
9 187 (40.22%) SCCM
10 161 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 155 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 151 (32.47%) XenServer
13 146 (31.40%) PowerShell
14 141 (30.32%) AppSense
15 130 (27.96%) DHCP
16 129 (27.74%) Windows Server 2012
17 127 (27.31%) ITIL
18 111 (23.87%) NetScaler
19 105 (22.58%) DNS
19 105 (22.58%) MS Exchange
20 104 (22.37%) HP
21 96 (20.65%) Security Cleared
22 95 (20.43%) Windows 7
23 94 (20.22%) Windows Server 2003
24 86 (18.49%) Hyper-V
25 84 (18.06%) Finance
26 72 (15.48%) SC Cleared
27 69 (14.84%) Exchange Server 2010
28 66 (14.19%) Project Management
29 65 (13.98%) VMware ESX

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
1 105 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 69 (14.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (12.90%) Skype for Business
4 33 (7.10%) SharePoint
5 27 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (5.81%) IIS
6 16 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.94%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.51%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.65%) Drupal
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (11.83%) MS Office
2 42 (9.03%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) ImageReady
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.46%) Office 365
2 20 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.51%) SaaS
5 4 (0.86%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.86%) IaaS
6 3 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.65%) PaaS
7 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.22%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 130 (27.96%) DHCP
2 111 (23.87%) NetScaler
3 105 (22.58%) DNS
4 39 (8.39%) SAN
5 38 (8.17%) WAN
6 36 (7.74%) LAN
7 26 (5.59%) VPN
8 22 (4.73%) Firewall
9 19 (4.09%) Internet
10 12 (2.58%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (2.58%) Skype
10 12 (2.58%) VoIP
11 11 (2.37%) TCP/IP
12 9 (1.94%) SMS
12 9 (1.94%) VLAN
13 8 (1.72%) WLAN
14 7 (1.51%) MPLS
15 5 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.08%) iSCSI
16 4 (0.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.86%) Informix
5 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.65%) MySQL
6 3 (0.65%) Power BI
6 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.43%) DTS
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.22%) QlikView
8 1 (0.22%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 33 (7.10%) MSI
2 2 (0.43%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.43%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.43%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 84 (18.06%) Finance
2 18 (3.87%) Banking
3 13 (2.80%) Legal
3 13 (2.80%) Publishing
3 13 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.15%) Back Office
5 9 (1.94%) Law
6 6 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.86%) Retail
8 2 (0.43%) Advertising
8 2 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (16.99%) Citrix Engineer
2 73 (15.70%) Support Engineer
3 52 (11.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 51 (10.97%) Consultant
5 49 (10.54%) Analyst
6 48 (10.32%) Architect
7 42 (9.03%) 3rd Line Support
8 41 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 33 (7.10%) Citrix Consultant
10 29 (6.24%) Desktop Engineer
10 29 (6.24%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 28 (6.02%) VMware Engineer
12 22 (4.73%) Citrix Support
12 22 (4.73%) Windows Engineer
13 20 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 20 (4.30%) Desktop Support
14 19 (4.09%) Citrix Architect
15 17 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support
16 16 (3.44%) Citrix Analyst
16 16 (3.44%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.08%) .NET
1 5 (1.08%) Web Services
2 3 (0.65%) CSS
2 3 (0.65%) HTML
2 3 (0.65%) HTML5
3 2 (0.43%) Middleware
3 2 (0.43%) SAML
3 2 (0.43%) XML
4 1 (0.22%) MDX
4 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.12%) Computer Science
2 45 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 30 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 28 (6.02%) Clustering
5 26 (5.59%) Fat Client
5 26 (5.59%) Thin Client
6 14 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.01%) Replication
7 12 (2.58%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.94%) Device Driver
10 8 (1.72%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.51%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.51%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.29%) BYOD
12 6 (1.29%) PKI
12 6 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.08%) EqualLogic
14 4 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.86%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 364 (78.28%) Windows
2 196 (42.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 195 (41.94%) Windows Server
4 129 (27.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 95 (20.43%) Windows 7
6 94 (20.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (8.60%) Windows 10
8 36 (7.74%) Linux
9 31 (6.67%) Windows 8
10 24 (5.16%) Windows XP
11 15 (3.23%) Apple iOS
11 15 (3.23%) Unix
12 10 (2.15%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.51%) VMS
14 6 (1.29%) Android
15 3 (0.65%) Solaris
15 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (27.31%) ITIL
2 66 (14.19%) Project Management
3 49 (10.54%) Migration
4 46 (9.89%) Software Delivery
5 42 (9.03%) Service Delivery
6 36 (7.74%) Business Continuity
7 30 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 25 (5.38%) Infrastructure Management
9 24 (5.16%) Application Packaging
9 24 (5.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 23 (4.95%) Analytics
11 20 (4.30%) Service Management
11 20 (4.30%) Software Distribution
12 18 (3.87%) Application Virtualisation
13 17 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (3.01%) Change Management
15 12 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (2.37%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (1.94%) ITSM
17 9 (1.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 146 (31.40%) PowerShell
2 60 (12.90%) VBScript
3 58 (12.47%) SQL
4 31 (6.67%) VB
5 22 (4.73%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.51%) Java
6 7 (1.51%) Python
7 6 (1.29%) C
8 5 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.86%) C#
9 4 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.86%) PHP
9 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.65%) Go
Qualifications
1 96 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 72 (15.48%) SC Cleared
3 61 (13.12%) Degree
4 49 (10.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (5.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (4.30%) Citrix Certification
7 18 (3.87%) MCSE
8 17 (3.66%) CCA
9 16 (3.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (2.80%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.86%) ACMT
11 4 (0.86%) CCEE
11 4 (0.86%) MCITP
11 4 (0.86%) MCTS
11 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.65%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.65%) MCP
12 3 (0.65%) MCSA
13 2 (0.43%) CISSP
13 2 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.72%) SLA
3 7 (1.51%) QA
4 4 (0.86%) PMBOK
System Software
1 378 (81.29%) XenApp
2 283 (60.86%) Active Directory
3 161 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 155 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 151 (32.47%) XenServer
6 86 (18.49%) Hyper-V
7 65 (13.98%) VMware ESX
8 41 (8.82%) vSphere
9 16 (3.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 15 (3.23%) BitLocker
11 13 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (2.80%) Xen
12 12 (2.58%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.72%) DFS Replication
13 8 (1.72%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.29%) Brightmail
14 6 (1.29%) Terminal Services
15 5 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.86%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 187 (40.22%) SCCM
2 50 (10.75%) SCOM
3 48 (10.32%) XenMobile
4 37 (7.96%) EdgeSight
4 37 (7.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 35 (7.53%) SafeCom
6 21 (4.52%) WSUS
7 16 (3.44%) SCVMM
8 13 (2.80%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (2.37%) HP SIM
9 11 (2.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 10 (2.15%) Backup Exec
11 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (1.08%) Casper Suite
14 5 (1.08%) SCOrch
14 5 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 3 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 428 (92.04%) Citrix
2 281 (60.43%) VMware
3 260 (55.91%) Microsoft
4 141 (30.32%) AppSense
5 104 (22.37%) HP
6 48 (10.32%) Cisco
7 42 (9.03%) ThinPrint
8 33 (7.10%) Symantec
9 31 (6.67%) NetApp
9 31 (6.67%) SAP
10 28 (6.02%) Dell
11 26 (5.59%) Oracle
12 25 (5.38%) Wyse
13 13 (2.80%) Apple
14 11 (2.37%) EMC
14 11 (2.37%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.15%) CA
15 10 (2.15%) IBM
15 10 (2.15%) Rackspace
16 9 (1.94%) CheckPoint
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Yoh
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Yoh
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £221.00 - £243.10 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lewis Dunn
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago