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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 401 468 401
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -67
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 274 183 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 4.14% 3.24% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 121 126
Median daily rate £330 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 10
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £17.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £28.64 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -4.76%

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
6625 5653 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.24% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4059 3143 2844
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 670 653
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.85 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +38 234 £333 -5.67% 44
London -27 72 £425 +10.38% 17
North East - 71 £280 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 71 £280 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 71 £280 - 2
Scotland +18 37 £330 -13.44% 2
South East -7 37 £400 -7.24% 9
South West -2 19 £310 +10.71% 2
Edinburgh - 18 £375 - 1
City of London +34 14 £400 -2.43% 2
Surrey +2 14 £405 +102.25% 1
West Midlands +2 13 £450 +90.47% 5
East of England +19 11 £190 -61.02%
Gloucestershire +13 10 £131 -
Gloucester +6 10 £131 -
Erskine - 10 £330 -
Renfrewshire - 10 £330 -
Birmingham +12 9 £463 +94.73% 2
Berkshire -8 9 £263 -46.96%
Glasgow +9 8 £300 -21.31% 1
West Sussex -17 8 £434 +10.22% 1
Guildford +10 7 £375 -
Bristol +2 6 £320 +12.28%
Crawley +1 6 £444 +1.42% 1
Essex - 5 £216 -
East Midlands +14 4 £111 -65.84% 2
Hertfordshire +7 4 £260 -46.66%
Kent -19 4 £367 -24.71%
Stevenage - 4 £260 -
Hounslow - 4 £415 -

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 383 (91.19%) Citrix
2 336 (80.00%) XenApp
3 329 (78.33%) Windows
4 246 (58.57%) Active Directory
5 242 (57.62%) VMware
6 237 (56.43%) Microsoft
7 185 (44.05%) Windows Server
8 171 (40.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 162 (38.57%) SCCM
10 145 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 134 (31.90%) PowerShell
11 134 (31.90%) XenServer
12 132 (31.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 119 (28.33%) AppSense
14 113 (26.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 112 (26.67%) ITIL
16 102 (24.29%) NetScaler
17 101 (24.05%) DHCP
18 93 (22.14%) HP
19 89 (21.19%) Security Cleared
20 88 (20.95%) Windows 7
21 85 (20.24%) DNS
22 84 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
23 83 (19.76%) MS Exchange
24 78 (18.57%) Finance
25 70 (16.67%) Hyper-V
26 64 (15.24%) SC Cleared
27 61 (14.52%) Project Management
28 55 (13.10%) MS Office
29 54 (12.86%) VBScript

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 83 (19.76%) MS Exchange
2 54 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (11.19%) Skype for Business
4 35 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 22 (5.24%) IIS
6 19 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.38%) IBM Notes
10 9 (2.14%) OpenStack
10 9 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (13.10%) MS Office
2 50 (11.90%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) ImageReady
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.81%) Office 365
2 18 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.43%) SaaS
5 4 (0.95%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.48%) IaaS
6 2 (0.48%) PaaS
7 1 (0.24%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 102 (24.29%) NetScaler
2 101 (24.05%) DHCP
3 85 (20.24%) DNS
4 32 (7.62%) VPN
5 25 (5.95%) SAN
6 21 (5.00%) Internet
6 21 (5.00%) LAN
6 21 (5.00%) WAN
7 14 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
8 13 (3.10%) Firewall
9 11 (2.62%) Skype
9 11 (2.62%) VoIP
10 10 (2.38%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.67%) SMS
12 6 (1.43%) MPLS
12 6 (1.43%) SSL
13 5 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (0.95%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.95%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.95%) Informix
4 4 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.48%) DTS
6 1 (0.24%) QlikView
6 1 (0.24%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 24 (5.71%) MSI
2 2 (0.48%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.48%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.48%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 78 (18.57%) Finance
2 15 (3.57%) Banking
3 13 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.86%) Legal
5 11 (2.62%) Publishing
6 10 (2.38%) Back Office
7 7 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.67%) Law
8 4 (0.95%) Retail
9 3 (0.71%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (18.81%) Citrix Engineer
2 68 (16.19%) Support Engineer
3 54 (12.86%) Analyst
4 51 (12.14%) Consultant
5 43 (10.24%) 3rd Line Support
6 41 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 39 (9.29%) Architect
8 37 (8.81%) Citrix Consultant
9 36 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 26 (6.19%) Citrix Support
10 26 (6.19%) Desktop Engineer
11 24 (5.71%) Desktop Support
12 23 (5.48%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 23 (5.48%) VMware Engineer
13 21 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
14 20 (4.76%) Support Analyst
15 19 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 17 (4.05%) Citrix Architect
16 17 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
17 16 (3.81%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.71%) Web Services
2 2 (0.48%) .NET
2 2 (0.48%) Middleware
2 2 (0.48%) SAML
2 2 (0.48%) XML
3 1 (0.24%) MDX
3 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.19%) Computer Science
2 40 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 29 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 29 (6.90%) Thin Client
4 27 (6.43%) Clustering
4 27 (6.43%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.86%) PKI
7 11 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.67%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.67%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.19%) BYOD
11 5 (1.19%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.19%) Replication
12 4 (0.95%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.95%) EqualLogic
12 4 (0.95%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 329 (78.33%) Windows
2 185 (44.05%) Windows Server
3 171 (40.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 113 (26.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (20.95%) Windows 7
6 84 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (8.57%) Windows 10
8 28 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 25 (5.95%) Windows XP
10 21 (5.00%) Linux
11 15 (3.57%) Apple iOS
12 14 (3.33%) Unix
13 8 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.43%) VMS
15 4 (0.95%) Android
15 4 (0.95%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.71%) Solaris
16 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.48%) AIX
18 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (26.67%) ITIL
2 61 (14.52%) Project Management
3 43 (10.24%) Migration
3 43 (10.24%) Service Delivery
4 30 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 27 (6.43%) Business Continuity
6 26 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (5.00%) Analytics
7 21 (5.00%) Application Packaging
8 19 (4.52%) Service Management
9 17 (4.05%) Change Management
9 17 (4.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 16 (3.81%) Application Virtualisation
10 16 (3.81%) Infrastructure Management
11 15 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (3.33%) ITSM
13 11 (2.62%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (2.38%) High Availability
14 10 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (2.14%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 134 (31.90%) PowerShell
2 54 (12.86%) VBScript
3 42 (10.00%) SQL
4 23 (5.48%) VB
5 12 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.43%) C
7 5 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.95%) Java
9 2 (0.48%) Python
10 1 (0.24%) C#
10 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 89 (21.19%) Security Cleared
2 64 (15.24%) SC Cleared
3 49 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (10.95%) Degree
5 17 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
6 15 (3.57%) MCSE
7 14 (3.33%) CCA
8 13 (3.10%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.19%) CCEE
12 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.71%) MCITP
12 3 (0.71%) MCP
13 2 (0.48%) CCEA
13 2 (0.48%) CISSP
13 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.48%) PMP
13 2 (0.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (2.86%) SLA
3 7 (1.67%) QA
4 4 (0.95%) PMBOK
System Software
1 336 (80.00%) XenApp
2 246 (58.57%) Active Directory
3 145 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 134 (31.90%) XenServer
5 132 (31.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 70 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 52 (12.38%) VMware ESX
8 45 (10.71%) vSphere
9 14 (3.33%) BitLocker
9 14 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.43%) Brightmail
11 6 (1.43%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.95%) MetaFrame
12 4 (0.95%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.95%) UAG
13 3 (0.71%) Firmware
13 3 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 162 (38.57%) SCCM
2 43 (10.24%) SCOM
2 43 (10.24%) XenMobile
3 34 (8.10%) EdgeSight
4 29 (6.90%) SafeCom
5 22 (5.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 15 (3.57%) WSUS
7 13 (3.10%) SCVMM
8 11 (2.62%) HP SIM
9 9 (2.14%) SCOrch
9 9 (2.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (2.14%) Windows Intune
10 8 (1.90%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.95%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.71%) AppDNA
13 3 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
13 3 (0.71%) Control-M
Vendors
1 383 (91.19%) Citrix
2 242 (57.62%) VMware
3 237 (56.43%) Microsoft
4 119 (28.33%) AppSense
5 93 (22.14%) HP
6 48 (11.43%) Cisco
7 35 (8.33%) ThinPrint
8 30 (7.14%) Wyse
9 26 (6.19%) Symantec
10 25 (5.95%) SAP
11 22 (5.24%) Dell
12 20 (4.76%) NetApp
13 17 (4.05%) Oracle
14 11 (2.62%) IBM
15 10 (2.38%) Lotus
15 10 (2.38%) Rackspace
16 8 (1.90%) Apple
16 8 (1.90%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.90%) Red Hat
17 7 (1.67%) Sophos
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £27.5 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bath
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Feltham
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £20.00 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago