Period
to 15 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 15 November 2019 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 200 236
Rank change year-on-year +26 +36 -8
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 52 49 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.88% 0.69% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 5.40% 4.04% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 44 11
City of London median daily rate £500 £388 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -18.42% +18.75%
10th Percentile £358 £213 £425
90th Percentile £550 £461 £538
Central London median daily rate £500 £388 £475
% change year-on-year +29.03% -18.42% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 963 1,214 835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.37% 17.22% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 975 676
City of London median daily rate £518 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £653
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 23
City of London median hourly rate £20.42 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.05% +13.24% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.76 £14.06 £10.70
90th Percentile £33.03 £25.50 £27.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.90% +13.24% -3.27%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 52 (100.00%) Citrix
2 46 (88.46%) XenApp
3 45 (86.54%) Windows
4 38 (73.08%) Active Directory
5 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
6 28 (53.85%) Banking
7 20 (38.46%) VMware
8 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
8 19 (36.54%) SCCM
9 18 (34.62%) Windows Server
10 17 (32.69%) Finance
11 16 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
12 15 (28.85%) Windows 10
13 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (26.92%) Ivanti
14 13 (25.00%) German Language
14 13 (25.00%) Russian Language
14 13 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
15 11 (21.15%) ITIL
16 10 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 9 (17.31%) Office 365
17 9 (17.31%) NetScaler
17 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
17 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
18 8 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
18 8 (15.38%) Service Management
19 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
19 7 (13.46%) MCSE
19 7 (13.46%) DNS
19 7 (13.46%) Citrix Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Azure
3 1 (1.92%) AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) GCP
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) NetScaler
2 7 (13.46%) DNS
3 6 (11.54%) DHCP
4 5 (9.62%) SAN
5 2 (3.85%) Firewall
5 2 (3.85%) Skype
5 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.92%) BGP
6 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.92%) LAN
6 1 (1.92%) MPLS
6 1 (1.92%) VoIP
6 1 (1.92%) VPN
6 1 (1.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.92%) Wireless
6 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.92%) Big Data
1 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MSI
2 4 (7.69%) InstallShield
2 4 (7.69%) WinDbg
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 28 (53.85%) Banking
2 17 (32.69%) Finance
3 13 (25.00%) German Language
3 13 (25.00%) Russian Language
4 4 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Front Office
6 1 (1.92%) International Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Administrator
2 8 (15.38%) Windows Administrator
3 7 (13.46%) Citrix Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Citrix Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Windows Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Wintel Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Exchange Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Cloud Native
2 1 (1.92%) Clustering
2 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) Replication
2 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (86.54%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Windows Server
3 15 (28.85%) Windows 10
4 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
2 13 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (21.15%) ITIL
4 10 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (15.38%) Service Management
6 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
7 5 (9.62%) Project Management
8 4 (7.69%) Application Packaging
8 4 (7.69%) E-Discovery
8 4 (7.69%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.69%) ITSM
8 4 (7.69%) Migration
8 4 (7.69%) PRINCE
8 4 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (5.77%) Application Virtualisation
9 3 (5.77%) Business Continuity
10 2 (3.85%) Fintech
10 2 (3.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 1 (1.92%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.62%) VBScript
3 2 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Citrix Certification
1 7 (13.46%) MCSE
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.54%) MCSA
3 4 (7.69%) CCA
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.92%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 46 (88.46%) XenApp
2 38 (73.08%) Active Directory
3 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (11.54%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (9.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (7.69%) DFS Replication
7 4 (7.69%) Xen
8 3 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (5.77%) vSphere
9 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
9 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (36.54%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) XenMobile
3 4 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.69%) Jamf Pro
3 4 (7.69%) Perfmon
3 4 (7.69%) SCOM
3 4 (7.69%) WSUS
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.85%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.92%) Istio
5 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.92%) Netcool
5 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) Citrix
2 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
3 20 (38.46%) VMware
4 14 (26.92%) Ivanti
5 6 (11.54%) HP
5 6 (11.54%) Symantec
6 5 (9.62%) McAfee
7 4 (7.69%) Lumension
8 3 (5.77%) Dell
9 1 (1.92%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco
9 1 (1.92%) Google
9 1 (1.92%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.92%) Reuters
9 1 (1.92%) Splunk