Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 235 228
Rank change year-on-year +33 -7 +12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 50 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.72% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 4.15% 2.14% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 10 10
City of London median daily rate £388 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £425 £351
90th Percentile £461 £538 £466
Central London median daily rate £388 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -18.42% +18.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 1,205 843 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.24% 11.84% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 684 561
City of London median daily rate £500 £489 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +8.61% +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £211 £206
90th Percentile £650 £654 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 24
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.06 £10.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £27.33 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.24% -10.53% +5.61%

XenDesktop
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

XenDesktop
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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 50 (100.00%) Citrix
2 35 (70.00%) Windows
2 35 (70.00%) XenApp
3 33 (66.00%) VMware
4 28 (56.00%) Active Directory
5 26 (52.00%) SCCM
6 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
7 23 (46.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (36.00%) Dell
8 18 (36.00%) Finance
9 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (32.00%) Windows 10
11 15 (30.00%) Ivanti
12 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
12 13 (26.00%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
14 11 (22.00%) HP
15 10 (20.00%) Migration
16 9 (18.00%) VSAN
16 9 (18.00%) Data Centre
17 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (16.00%) Cisco
17 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
17 8 (16.00%) vSphere
18 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
18 7 (14.00%) VLAN
18 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
18 7 (14.00%) ITIL
18 7 (14.00%) Wyse

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 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (4.00%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Office 365
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) VSAN
2 7 (14.00%) VLAN
3 5 (10.00%) DHCP
3 5 (10.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) VoIP
4 3 (6.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
5 2 (4.00%) WebEx
6 1 (2.00%) Firewall
6 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Power BI
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Support Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Citrix Support
4 7 (14.00%) Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Service Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 6 (12.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Citrix Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Citrix Consultant
5 6 (12.00%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Citrix Specialist
6 5 (10.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (8.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (70.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) Windows 10
3 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.00%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.00%) Linux
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.00%) CentOS
8 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Migration
2 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 7 (14.00%) ITIL
4 6 (12.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 5 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 5 (10.00%) Compliance Audit
5 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (6.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (6.00%) ITSM
6 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineering
6 3 (6.00%) Task Automation
7 2 (4.00%) BCP
7 2 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.00%) Project Management
7 2 (4.00%) Server Management
7 2 (4.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.00%) VBA
2 3 (6.00%) VBScript
3 2 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) VCAP
2 4 (8.00%) VCDX
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) HNC
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (70.00%) XenApp
2 28 (56.00%) Active Directory
3 23 (46.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (26.00%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (16.00%) vSphere
7 5 (10.00%) XenServer
8 3 (6.00%) DFS Replication
9 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (4.00%) Xen
10 1 (2.00%) BitLocker
10 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (52.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) SCOM
2 5 (10.00%) SCOrch
2 5 (10.00%) XenMobile
3 3 (6.00%) HP SIM
3 3 (6.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.00%) SafeCom
4 2 (4.00%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.00%) Netcool
5 1 (2.00%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) Citrix
2 33 (66.00%) VMware
3 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (36.00%) Dell
5 15 (30.00%) Ivanti
6 11 (22.00%) HP
7 8 (16.00%) Cisco
8 7 (14.00%) Wyse
9 4 (8.00%) MobileIron
10 3 (6.00%) Apple
10 3 (6.00%) McAfee
11 2 (4.00%) NetApp
11 2 (4.00%) Splunk
12 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
12 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
12 1 (2.00%) CommVault
12 1 (2.00%) Nimble Storage
12 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow