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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 456 465 453
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 158 186 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.50% 3.34% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 121 136
Median daily rate £375 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £21.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.29% +9.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -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
6317 5562 5728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.75% 10.11% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3924 3239 3158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 617 716
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.78
% change year-on-year
- -4.64%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 -4 145 £375 - 28
London -37 57 £381 -7.57% 11
South East +31 36 £340 -9.33% 3
North West -4 16 £450 +21.62% 4
Hampshire +23 13 £345 -1.42% 1
Yorkshire +29 12 £300 -25.00% 3
Manchester +2 10 £438 +73.26% 2
Scotland 0 10 £406 +1.37% 1
North East - 9 £250 -
Edinburgh +15 8 £406 -16.92% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £225 -
West Yorkshire +23 6 - - 2
Leeds +23 6 - - 2
Berkshire +13 6 £480 +52.38%
Kent +9 6 £325 -23.52%
Oxfordshire - 6 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £325 -
Cheshire +19 5 £450 -37.93% 2
South West +8 5 £325 -10.34% 4
City of London -28 5 £395 -9.71% 4
North Yorkshire +12 4 £300 -25.00%
Bristol +7 4 £325 -10.34% 2
East of England +5 4 - - 2
East Midlands +2 4 £375 +228.94% 1
York 0 4 £300 -25.00%
Oxford - 4 £338 -
Winchester +8 3 - -
Reading - 3 £500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 - -

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 320 (92.49%) Citrix
2 293 (84.68%) Windows
3 259 (74.86%) XenApp
4 220 (63.58%) Microsoft
5 206 (59.54%) Active Directory
6 196 (56.65%) VMware
7 165 (47.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 155 (44.80%) SCCM
9 143 (41.33%) Windows Server
10 117 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 110 (31.79%) Microsoft App-V
12 101 (29.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 93 (26.88%) Windows 7
14 88 (25.43%) PowerShell
14 88 (25.43%) DHCP
15 85 (24.57%) DNS
15 85 (24.57%) XenServer
16 77 (22.25%) AppSense
17 76 (21.97%) ITIL
18 70 (20.23%) Hyper-V
18 70 (20.23%) NetScaler
19 69 (19.94%) Finance
20 68 (19.65%) HP
20 68 (19.65%) MS Exchange
21 66 (19.08%) Windows Server 2003
22 63 (18.21%) Security Cleared
23 58 (16.76%) Windows 10
24 52 (15.03%) Linux
25 44 (12.72%) SQL Server
25 44 (12.72%) 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 68 (19.65%) MS Exchange
2 41 (11.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 41 (11.85%) Skype for Business
3 18 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (4.05%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.76%) IIS
7 10 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.16%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (10.12%) MS Office
2 28 (8.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.58%) MS Project
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.60%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (7.51%) Office 365
3 17 (4.91%) IaaS
4 14 (4.05%) SaaS
5 9 (2.60%) G Suite
6 5 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.16%) PaaS
8 2 (0.58%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 88 (25.43%) DHCP
2 85 (24.57%) DNS
3 70 (20.23%) NetScaler
4 35 (10.12%) WAN
5 34 (9.83%) LAN
6 33 (9.54%) Firewall
6 33 (9.54%) SAN
7 21 (6.07%) VPN
8 16 (4.62%) IP Telephony
9 14 (4.05%) VLAN
10 11 (3.18%) TCP/IP
11 9 (2.60%) Skype
11 9 (2.60%) Wireless
12 8 (2.31%) VoIP
12 8 (2.31%) WLAN
13 7 (2.02%) BIG-IP
13 7 (2.02%) NAS
14 5 (1.45%) SNMP
15 4 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.87%) DB2
5 3 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.58%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.58%) HDInsight
6 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.58%) MySQL
6 2 (0.58%) Power BI
7 1 (0.29%) MS Access
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (5.78%) MSI
2 4 (1.16%) eggPlant
2 4 (1.16%) HP UFT
2 4 (1.16%) JIRA
3 2 (0.58%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.29%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (19.94%) Finance
2 21 (6.07%) Banking
3 9 (2.60%) Marketing
4 5 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.16%) Back Office
5 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.87%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.87%) Law
6 3 (0.87%) Legal
7 2 (0.58%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (14.74%) Citrix Engineer
2 47 (13.58%) Analyst
3 46 (13.29%) Architect
4 40 (11.56%) Support Engineer
5 36 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (8.96%) Consultant
7 28 (8.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 23 (6.65%) Desktop Engineer
8 23 (6.65%) Windows Engineer
9 21 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (5.49%) VMware Engineer
11 18 (5.20%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 14 (4.05%) Citrix Support
13 13 (3.76%) Applications Engineer
13 13 (3.76%) Citrix Analyst
13 13 (3.76%) Citrix Consultant
13 13 (3.76%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (3.47%) Design Engineer
14 12 (3.47%) Server Engineer
14 12 (3.47%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.47%) Software Packaging
2 5 (1.45%) Web Services
3 3 (0.87%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.58%) .NET
4 2 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.29%) HTML
5 1 (0.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) REST
5 1 (0.29%) XML
5 1 (0.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.94%) Fat Client
2 24 (6.94%) Thin Client
3 23 (6.65%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.49%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.62%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.76%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.89%) Cloud Native
7 10 (2.89%) Replication
8 9 (2.60%) Clustering
9 8 (2.31%) Private Cloud
9 8 (2.31%) Virtual Team
10 7 (2.02%) BYOD
11 5 (1.45%) CESG
11 5 (1.45%) iSeries
11 5 (1.45%) IVR
11 5 (1.45%) PDA
12 4 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.87%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 293 (84.68%) Windows
2 165 (47.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 143 (41.33%) Windows Server
4 101 (29.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (26.88%) Windows 7
6 66 (19.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 58 (16.76%) Windows 10
8 52 (15.03%) Linux
9 23 (6.65%) Windows 8
10 19 (5.49%) Windows XP
11 17 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (4.05%) Apple iOS
12 14 (4.05%) Mac OS X
13 11 (3.18%) Android
14 9 (2.60%) Ubuntu
14 9 (2.60%) Unix
15 7 (2.02%) Solaris
15 7 (2.02%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (1.73%) Windows Vista
17 4 (1.16%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.97%) ITIL
2 29 (8.38%) Infrastructure Management
3 26 (7.51%) Migration
4 25 (7.23%) Software Delivery
5 24 (6.94%) Project Management
5 24 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 22 (6.36%) Service Delivery
7 20 (5.78%) Problem Management
7 20 (5.78%) Software Distribution
8 19 (5.49%) Business Continuity
8 19 (5.49%) Service Management
9 17 (4.91%) Application Virtualisation
9 17 (4.91%) Patch Management
9 17 (4.91%) TOGAF
10 15 (4.34%) Application Packaging
10 15 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (4.05%) Incident Management
12 13 (3.76%) Change Management
12 13 (3.76%) Translating Business Requirements
13 12 (3.47%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 88 (25.43%) PowerShell
2 40 (11.56%) SQL
3 25 (7.23%) VBScript
4 18 (5.20%) VB
5 14 (4.05%) T-SQL
6 13 (3.76%) Python
7 12 (3.47%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.87%) C#
8 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 63 (18.21%) Security Cleared
2 43 (12.43%) SC Cleared
3 35 (10.12%) Degree
4 24 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (5.20%) Citrix Certification
6 17 (4.91%) CCA
6 17 (4.91%) DV Cleared
7 16 (4.62%) MCSE
8 15 (4.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.31%) HNC
11 6 (1.73%) MCSA
12 5 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (1.45%) MCITP
13 4 (1.16%) ACMT
13 4 (1.16%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.16%) ISTQB
13 4 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (1.16%) MCTS
14 2 (0.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.87%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 259 (74.86%) XenApp
2 206 (59.54%) Active Directory
3 117 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (31.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 85 (24.57%) XenServer
6 70 (20.23%) Hyper-V
7 44 (12.72%) VMware ESX
8 37 (10.69%) vSphere
9 24 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (6.65%) BitLocker
11 20 (5.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (5.20%) Xen
13 12 (3.47%) VMware Server
14 10 (2.89%) DFS Replication
15 6 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.87%) Terminal Services
18 2 (0.58%) KVM
18 2 (0.58%) MetaFrame
18 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 155 (44.80%) SCCM
2 31 (8.96%) SCOM
2 31 (8.96%) WSUS
3 24 (6.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 18 (5.20%) XenMobile
5 16 (4.62%) EdgeSight
5 16 (4.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 15 (4.34%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (4.05%) SafeCom
8 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (2.31%) SCVMM
9 7 (2.02%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.45%) AppDNA
10 5 (1.45%) Casper Suite
10 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.16%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.16%) Simpana
Vendors
1 320 (92.49%) Citrix
2 220 (63.58%) Microsoft
3 196 (56.65%) VMware
4 77 (22.25%) AppSense
5 68 (19.65%) HP
6 40 (11.56%) Cisco
7 39 (11.27%) Dell
8 36 (10.40%) Symantec
9 26 (7.51%) Apple
10 25 (7.23%) SAP
11 24 (6.94%) NetApp
12 22 (6.36%) CheckPoint
12 22 (6.36%) ThinPrint
13 17 (4.91%) Wyse
14 16 (4.62%) Intel Security
15 14 (4.05%) CA
15 14 (4.05%) Red Hat
16 13 (3.76%) Google
16 13 (3.76%) SolarWinds
17 9 (2.60%) hybris
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