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 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 151 188
Rank change year-on-year -9 +37  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 6 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 1.81% 3.85% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 12
Median daily rate £475 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £361 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £453 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £295 £325
% change year-on-year +35.59% -9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £28.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.86%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 332 364 560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.17% 10.81% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 543 674
Median daily rate £463 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £635 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 33 62
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -16.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £11.25 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.50 £22.00 £28.30
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 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 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 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 City of London region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 22 (88.00%) Citrix
1 22 (88.00%) VMware
2 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (64.00%) XenApp
4 15 (60.00%) Windows
5 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (44.00%) PowerShell
6 11 (44.00%) Finance
7 10 (40.00%) SCCM
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (32.00%) SAN
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco
9 7 (28.00%) HP
9 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
9 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
10 6 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (24.00%) AppSense
10 6 (24.00%) vSphere
10 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (24.00%) Symantec
11 5 (20.00%) EMC
11 5 (20.00%) SQL
11 5 (20.00%) VBScript
11 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 5 (20.00%) Banking
12 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
12 4 (16.00%) Altiris

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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) SAN
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (12.00%) DHCP
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) NAS
3 3 (12.00%) SMTP
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.00%) FTP
4 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) VSAN
5 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) IPv4
5 1 (4.00%) MPLS
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) SNMP
5 1 (4.00%) SSL
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MSI
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Electronics
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Architect
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Documentation Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.00%) PKI
3 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (8.00%) Data Deduplication
3 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (8.00%) High Availability
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (8.00%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.00%) Server Building
3 2 (8.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (8.00%) Statistics
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Task Automation
4 1 (4.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (4.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (4.00%) Personalization
4 1 (4.00%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) VCP6
4 1 (4.00%) CCA
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (64.00%) XenApp
3 14 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (24.00%) vSphere
5 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (12.00%) DFS Replication
6 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (12.00%) XenServer
7 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (8.00%) VMware Server
8 1 (4.00%) ISA Server
8 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
8 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (12.00%) SCOM
2 3 (12.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (8.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (8.00%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (8.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (4.00%) EdgeSight
4 1 (4.00%) PowerCLI
4 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Citrix
1 22 (88.00%) VMware
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco
4 7 (28.00%) HP
5 6 (24.00%) AppSense
5 6 (24.00%) Symantec
6 5 (20.00%) EMC
7 4 (16.00%) Altiris
7 4 (16.00%) Dell
8 3 (12.00%) Palo Alto
9 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
9 2 (8.00%) SAP
9 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
9 2 (8.00%) Veritas
9 2 (8.00%) Wyse
10 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
10 1 (4.00%) CommVault
10 1 (4.00%) IBM
10 1 (4.00%) Oracle