Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 214 230
Rank change year-on-year +53 +16 -23
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 20 36 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.53% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 3.53% 2.88% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 20
Median daily rate £400 £233 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.04% -48.33% +18.89%
10th Percentile £248 £135 £403
90th Percentile £488 £499 £539
Central London median daily rate £375 £233 £450
% change year-on-year +61.29% -48.33% +17.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 566 1,251 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.53% 18.32% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 940 771
Median daily rate £514 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% - +8.58%
10th Percentile £205 £175 £233
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 36
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -3.77% -19.77%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.56 £10.88
90th Percentile £35.00 £22.10 £24.38
Median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +8.41% -19.77%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XenDesktop in the City of London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 20 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (90.00%) XenApp
3 16 (80.00%) VMware
4 15 (75.00%) Windows
5 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
7 12 (60.00%) NetScaler
8 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (55.00%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (45.00%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
9 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
10 7 (35.00%) Finance
11 5 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (25.00%) Symantec
11 5 (25.00%) McAfee
11 5 (25.00%) XenMobile
11 5 (25.00%) Office 365
11 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 4 (20.00%) vSphere
12 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
12 4 (20.00%) OneDrive
12 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
12 4 (20.00%) SAN
12 4 (20.00%) Altiris
13 3 (15.00%) Degree

XenDesktop
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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) Skype
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) VPLS
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (15.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
1 1 (5.00%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
3 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (5.00%) E-Discovery
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) MCSA
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CCA
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) XenApp
2 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (20.00%) vSphere
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
7 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) XenMobile
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (5.00%) Perfmon
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Citrix
2 16 (80.00%) VMware
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) McAfee
4 5 (25.00%) Symantec
5 4 (20.00%) Altiris
6 3 (15.00%) Ivanti
7 2 (10.00%) HP
7 2 (10.00%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco
8 1 (5.00%) Dell
8 1 (5.00%) Lumension
8 1 (5.00%) NVIDIA