Period
to 20 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for XenDesktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XenDesktop over the 6 months to 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Citrix XenDesktop
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 161 156
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.94% 1.77% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 6
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -6.25% +42.22%
10th Percentile £375 £421 £291
90th Percentile £497 £479 £513
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £363
% change year-on-year -3.03% +13.79% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £60.00 -

XenDesktop is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 515 509 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.29% 12.83% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 281 207
Berkshire median daily rate £441 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.82% - +16.44%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £242
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.86 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.10% -42.33% +22.22%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.40 £11.78
90th Percentile £49.75 £31.00 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +2.32% -8.82%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in Berkshire

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Berkshire

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 5 £400 -11.11% 2
XenDesktop
South East

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (80.00%) XenApp
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
6 3 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (30.00%) PMO
6 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
6 3 (30.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Thinking
6 3 (30.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (30.00%) SCOM
6 3 (30.00%) ITSM
6 3 (30.00%) PKI
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (30.00%) IIS
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (30.00%) Skype
3 2 (20.00%) DMZ
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) VMS
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Thinking
2 3 (30.00%) BCP
2 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
2 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITSM
2 3 (30.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (10.00%) Security Hardening
3 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
3 1 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCA
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) XenApp
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) CA
3 3 (30.00%) Clearswift
3 3 (30.00%) Dell
3 3 (30.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper