The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for XenDesktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 28 March 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 59 70
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 6 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.74% 1.42% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 6.82% 13.98% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
Median daily rate £311 £298 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -0.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £16.25
% change year-on-year - -25.53%  

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

Contract System Software Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 88 93 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 10.84% 10.19% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 51
Median daily rate £325 £330 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 12
Median hourly rate £16.38 £18.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.48% +21.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.80 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £31.70 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in Bristol

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Bristol region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 13 (100.00%) AppSense
1 13 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 13 (100.00%) SCCM
1 13 (100.00%) XenApp
1 13 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 12 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (92.31%) Wyse
2 12 (92.31%) Incident Management
2 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) VMware ESX
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (92.31%) MS Office
3 11 (84.62%) Citrix
4 10 (76.92%) Finance
5 9 (69.23%) DNS
6 8 (61.54%) Skype for Business
6 8 (61.54%) Office 365
6 8 (61.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (53.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (53.85%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (53.85%) BitLocker
7 7 (53.85%) Dell
7 7 (53.85%) Symantec
8 5 (38.46%) CA
8 5 (38.46%) Cisco

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 8 (61.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (92.31%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
2 11 (84.62%) Citrix Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Server Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Server Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 13 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (53.85%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Incident Management
2 5 (38.46%) Application Virtualisation
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 13 (100.00%) XenApp
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (92.31%) VMware ESX
2 12 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (61.54%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (53.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (100.00%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) AppSense
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Wyse
3 11 (84.62%) Citrix
4 7 (53.85%) Dell
4 7 (53.85%) Symantec
5 5 (38.46%) CA
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco
6 4 (30.77%) Xerox
7 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
8 2 (15.38%) Polycom