Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 August 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 60 61
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.90% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 9.09% 1.05% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Cardiff median daily rate £296 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.00% - -
South Wales median daily rate £296 £325 -
% change year-on-year -9.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - - £12.50
South Wales median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 Cardiff with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 77 95 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.95% 15.10% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 69 22
Cardiff median daily rate £393 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.44% -35.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £157 £149 £86
90th Percentile £536 £390 £475
South Wales median daily rate £425 £200 £350
% change year-on-year +112.50% -42.86% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 13
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% +13.04%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.17 £10.55
90th Percentile £16.20 £19.12 £18.75
South Wales median hourly rate £12.74 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -29.21% +33.33% -3.57%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in Cardiff

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) vSphere
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) MCSA
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 3 (42.86%) CISSP
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Application Discovery
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
5 2 (28.57%) XenApp
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Ivanti

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 5 (71.43%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) InstallShield
1 2 (28.57%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
5 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Application Discovery
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) MCSA
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Ivanti