Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 163 168
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 -13
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 18 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.44% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 3.33% 1.61% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 1
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £485 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +53.97% -17.92%
South East median daily rate £408 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +16.43% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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 541 496 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.15% 11.62% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 257 244
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £222 £202 £163
90th Percentile £577 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 71
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -18.79% +24.67%
10th Percentile £10.44 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £39.28 £53.75 £45.25
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +14.75%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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
Slough - 6 £305 - 1
Reading +7 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Bracknell - 3 £450 -
Wokingham - 1 £275 -
XenDesktop
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (72.22%) XenApp
3 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (66.67%) Office 365
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 12 (66.67%) Symantec
4 11 (61.11%) Windows 10
5 10 (55.56%) Linux
5 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 9 (50.00%) LAN
6 9 (50.00%) WAN
6 9 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (38.89%) DHCP
7 7 (38.89%) DNS
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
8 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 6 (33.33%) Apple
8 6 (33.33%) Firewall
8 6 (33.33%) Windows 8
8 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (33.33%) VLAN
9 5 (27.78%) Polycom
9 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (27.78%) Forcepoint
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
1 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 12 (66.67%) Office 365
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) OneDrive
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) LAN
1 9 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) DHCP
2 7 (38.89%) DNS
3 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (33.33%) VLAN
4 4 (22.22%) SAN
5 3 (16.67%) Skype
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
7 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (16.67%) Back Office
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Cloud Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) AWS Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Azure Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Storage Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Virtualisation Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (16.67%) CESG
3 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
4 2 (11.11%) Public Cloud
5 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (5.56%) iPad
5 1 (5.56%) iPhone
5 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 11 (61.11%) Windows 10
4 10 (55.56%) Linux
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
6 6 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
8 3 (16.67%) Unix
9 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Coaching
3 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (16.67%) Disk Encryption
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 3 (16.67%) Presales
3 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (16.67%) Service Design
4 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 3 (16.67%) VBScript
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) MCSE
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCA
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCAA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) XenApp
2 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (16.67%) BitLocker
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (16.67%) vSphere
5 3 (16.67%) XenServer
6 2 (11.11%) Docker
7 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Ansible
4 1 (5.56%) EdgeSight
4 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 12 (66.67%) Symantec
2 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) Apple
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco
5 5 (27.78%) Forcepoint
5 5 (27.78%) MobileIron
5 5 (27.78%) Polycom
6 4 (22.22%) Canon
6 4 (22.22%) Dell
6 4 (22.22%) LANDesk
7 3 (16.67%) EMC
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Intel
7 3 (16.67%) NetApp
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) SAP
7 3 (16.67%) Sun