Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 225 230
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 21 16 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.29% 0.24% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 2.46% 2.23% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 31
City of London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £425 £351 £325
90th Percentile £538 £466 £550
Central London median daily rate £475 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £28.30
Central London median hourly rate - - £21.98

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 855 717 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.98% 10.70% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 558 675
City of London median daily rate £494 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.72% +5.88% +13.56%
10th Percentile £214 £204 £213
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 36
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +8.33% +10.77%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.25 £12.85
90th Percentile £27.33 £55.00 £30.15
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.99
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.61% +12.44%

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

XenDesktop
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 23 November 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 21 (100.00%) Citrix
2 17 (80.95%) VMware
3 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 15 (71.43%) Windows
5 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
6 12 (57.14%) SCCM
6 12 (57.14%) Windows Server
7 10 (47.62%) XenApp
8 9 (42.86%) vSphere
9 8 (38.10%) Cisco
10 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
11 6 (28.57%) VPN
11 6 (28.57%) Finance
12 5 (23.81%) Firewall
12 5 (23.81%) LAN
12 5 (23.81%) WAN
12 5 (23.81%) Migration
12 5 (23.81%) AppSense
12 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
13 4 (19.05%) Palo Alto
13 4 (19.05%) PowerCLI
13 4 (19.05%) VMware NSX
13 4 (19.05%) SCOM
13 4 (19.05%) Network Security
13 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V

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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
1 6 (28.57%) VPN
2 5 (23.81%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) LAN
2 5 (23.81%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) MPLS
3 4 (19.05%) NAS
3 4 (19.05%) Network Security
3 4 (19.05%) SMTP
3 4 (19.05%) SNMP
4 2 (9.52%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) Skype
4 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.76%) DHCP
5 1 (4.76%) IPv4
5 1 (4.76%) LDAP
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
2 2 (9.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) SCCM Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Citrix Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Telephony Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Private Cloud
2 3 (14.29%) PKI
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.76%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (4.76%) Smartcard
4 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Server Hardening
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) E-Discovery
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (9.52%) People Management
3 2 (9.52%) Presales
3 2 (9.52%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) VBScript
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) VCP6
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 10 (47.62%) XenApp
4 9 (42.86%) vSphere
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
6 4 (19.05%) VMware NSX
7 3 (14.29%) DFS Replication
7 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (9.52%) BitLocker
8 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
8 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (9.52%) Xen
8 2 (9.52%) XenServer
9 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) SCCM
2 4 (19.05%) PowerCLI
2 4 (19.05%) SCOM
2 4 (19.05%) vRealize
3 3 (14.29%) SCOrch
4 2 (9.52%) XenMobile
5 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
5 1 (4.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Citrix
2 17 (80.95%) VMware
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco
5 5 (23.81%) AppSense
6 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
6 4 (19.05%) CommVault
6 4 (19.05%) EMC
6 4 (19.05%) HP
6 4 (19.05%) NetApp
6 4 (19.05%) Palo Alto
7 2 (9.52%) Juniper
8 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.76%) F5
8 1 (4.76%) IBM
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle
8 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.76%) Veeam