Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 151 166
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 +5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 17 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.42% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 3.30% 1.38% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 6
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £480 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +41.70% -24.72%
10th Percentile £316 £291 £313
90th Percentile £486 £513 £383
South East median daily rate £414 £348 £353
% change year-on-year +19.06% -1.42% -17.06%
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 515 434 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.80% 10.81% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 234 251
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +20.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £223 £175
90th Percentile £588 £575 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £27.50 £28.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.33% -4.18% +59.44%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.03 £15.40
90th Percentile £27.87 £55.59 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 +9 5 £450 -10.00% 2
Bracknell - 5 £450 - 1
Slough - 4 £368 -
Wokingham - 1 £275 -
XenDesktop
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Citrix
2 12 (70.59%) XenApp
3 11 (64.71%) Office 365
4 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
4 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
5 9 (52.94%) VMware
5 9 (52.94%) Linux
6 8 (47.06%) Symantec
6 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (35.29%) LAN
7 6 (35.29%) WAN
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) MCSE
8 5 (29.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (29.41%) Ivanti
8 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
8 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
9 4 (23.53%) Ansible
9 4 (23.53%) Docker

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 (17.65%) Skype for Business
1 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (64.71%) Office 365
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (23.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (23.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (11.76%) OneDrive
6 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) LAN
1 6 (35.29%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) DHCP
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) SAN
3 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) Skype
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
2 7 (41.18%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (23.53%) AWS Architect
3 4 (23.53%) AWS Solutions Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Azure Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Storage Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Virtualisation Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Public Cloud
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 3 (17.65%) Private Cloud
4 2 (11.76%) CESG
4 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
5 1 (5.88%) iPad
5 1 (5.88%) iPhone
5 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
2 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
3 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
4 3 (17.65%) Service Design
5 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (11.76%) Disk Encryption
5 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (11.76%) Presales
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) MCSE
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCA
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) XenApp
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (23.53%) Docker
4 4 (23.53%) XenServer
5 3 (17.65%) vSphere
6 2 (11.76%) BitLocker
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (23.53%) Ansible
3 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
3 3 (17.65%) SCCM
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (5.88%) EdgeSight
5 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Symantec
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Ivanti
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco
6 4 (23.53%) Dell
7 3 (17.65%) Apple
7 3 (17.65%) Brocade
7 3 (17.65%) EMC
7 3 (17.65%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) IBM
7 3 (17.65%) Intel
7 3 (17.65%) NetApp
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) SAP
7 3 (17.65%) Sun
8 2 (11.76%) Altiris
8 2 (11.76%) MobileIron
8 2 (11.76%) Polycom