Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 209 215
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6 +42
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 31 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.98% 4.47% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 18
City of London median daily rate £435 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.33% -5.06%
10th Percentile £353 £275 £312
90th Percentile £500 £488 £555
Central London median daily rate £430 £379 £375
% change year-on-year +13.61% +0.93% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
City of London median hourly rate - £22.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.55% -
Central London median hourly rate - £104.92 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +452.20% -

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 1,039 626 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.89% 10.08% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 502 510
City of London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £225 £186 £262
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 15 30
City of London median hourly rate £19.13 £21.25 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +29.77% -11.49%
10th Percentile £11.64 £12.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.40 £164.00 £23.76
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £16.38
% change year-on-year -5.88% +29.77% -7.09%

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 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 31 (100.00%) Citrix
2 25 (80.65%) Windows
3 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
3 21 (67.74%) VMware
4 18 (58.06%) XenApp
5 16 (51.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
6 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (45.16%) SCCM
6 14 (45.16%) Windows 10
7 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
8 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
8 10 (32.26%) vSphere
8 10 (32.26%) Finance
9 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
9 9 (29.03%) Ivanti
9 9 (29.03%) NetScaler
10 8 (25.81%) Application Virtualisation
10 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (19.35%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (19.35%) Migration
12 6 (19.35%) Internet
12 6 (19.35%) VBScript
12 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
12 6 (19.35%) DHCP
13 5 (16.13%) DNS
13 5 (16.13%) SAN
13 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
13 5 (16.13%) Publishing

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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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) NetScaler
2 6 (19.35%) DHCP
2 6 (19.35%) Internet
3 5 (16.13%) DNS
3 5 (16.13%) SAN
4 4 (12.90%) VSAN
5 3 (9.68%) NAS
5 3 (9.68%) VPN
6 2 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (6.45%) Firewall
6 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.45%) MPLS
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.23%) PBX
7 1 (3.23%) PSTN
7 1 (3.23%) Skype
7 1 (3.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Power BI
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) AdminStudio
2 3 (9.68%) MSI
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Publishing
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Citrix Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (16.13%) Desktop Specialist
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Packager
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Citrix Support
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Leader
5 3 (9.68%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) SAN Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Server Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
1 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.45%) PKI
2 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (3.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Windows 10
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
4 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
5 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.23%) Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Application Virtualisation
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Capacity Management
3 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.90%) Application Packaging
5 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
5 3 (9.68%) Change Control
5 3 (9.68%) Compliance Audit
5 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.45%) Server Building
6 2 (6.45%) Server Hardening
6 2 (6.45%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (3.23%) Matrix Management
7 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 6 (19.35%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) XenApp
2 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 16 (51.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (32.26%) vSphere
5 7 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (19.35%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (12.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (12.90%) VMware NSX
8 3 (9.68%) XenServer
9 2 (6.45%) BitLocker
10 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
10 1 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) SCCM
2 5 (16.13%) SCOM
3 3 (9.68%) SCOrch
3 3 (9.68%) XenMobile
4 2 (6.45%) HP SIM
4 2 (6.45%) vRealize
5 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.23%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.23%) SnapVault
5 1 (3.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Citrix
2 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (67.74%) VMware
3 9 (29.03%) Ivanti
4 3 (9.68%) Apple
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Wyse
5 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
5 2 (6.45%) Altiris
5 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.45%) NetApp
5 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.23%) CommVault
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.23%) Lotus