The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 June 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 75 77
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 0 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - 0.21% 1.08%
As % of the System Software category - 1.82% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -21.87% +25.49%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 143 110 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.06% 11.42% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 53 58
Median daily rate £400 £430 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +11.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 17
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 11 (78.57%) XenApp
3 11 (78.57%) AppSense
4 10 (71.43%) Thin Client
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) Citrix
4 10 (71.43%) Fat Client
4 10 (71.43%) GPG13
4 10 (71.43%) Protective Monitoring
4 10 (71.43%) AppDNA
5 9 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (64.29%) Palo Alto
5 9 (64.29%) DevOps
5 9 (64.29%) F5
5 9 (64.29%) Cisco
5 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (64.29%) BIG-IP
6 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
7 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 4 (28.57%) MSI
8 4 (28.57%) Windows
9 3 (21.43%) Migration
9 3 (21.43%) SCCM
9 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
10 1 (7.14%) Firewall
10 1 (7.14%) Project Management

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) BIG-IP
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MSI
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Architect
2 9 (64.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Applications Packager
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Enterprise Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Fat Client
1 10 (71.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Protective Monitoring
2 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Email Filtering
4 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) GPG13
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (78.57%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) AppDNA
2 3 (21.43%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) EdgeSight
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) AppSense
2 10 (71.43%) Citrix
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) F5
3 9 (64.29%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.14%) CommVault
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) Genesys
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) VMware