Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 213 197
Rank change year-on-year -21 -16 +42
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 18 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.33% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 1.98% 3.21% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 25
City of London median daily rate £463 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £425 £273 £311
90th Percentile £545 £480 £515
Central London median daily rate £450 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £22.34 -
Central London median hourly rate - £22.34 £19.99
% change year-on-year - +11.74% -

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 909 623 637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.80% 10.17% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 490 495
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £230 £206
90th Percentile £653 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 24
City of London median hourly rate £15.75 £24.17 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.83% +46.47% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.88 £11.50
90th Percentile £26.63 £95.50 £28.50
Central London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.34 £16.50
% change year-on-year -28.36% +35.36% +4.76%

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 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 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 February 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 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (50.00%) XenApp
5 9 (50.00%) SCCM
6 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 6 (33.33%) Office 365
7 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 6 (33.33%) vSphere
7 6 (33.33%) HP
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (27.78%) VBScript
8 5 (27.78%) SCOM
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) Publishing
9 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
9 4 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (22.22%) PKI
9 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 4 (22.22%) DNS
9 4 (22.22%) BitLocker
10 3 (16.67%) SCOrch
10 3 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (16.67%) Change Control

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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) DHCP
2 3 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (11.11%) VSAN
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) IPv4
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Publishing
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Desktop Support
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Server Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) SAN Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) SCCM Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Telephony Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 4 (22.22%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Change Control
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
1 3 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 2 (11.11%) E-Discovery
2 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (11.11%) Server Building
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) ITSM
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 5 (27.78%) VBScript
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (50.00%) XenApp
4 6 (33.33%) vSphere
5 4 (22.22%) BitLocker
5 4 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (11.11%) DFS Replication
7 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (11.11%) Xen
8 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) SCCM
2 5 (27.78%) SCOM
3 3 (16.67%) SCOrch
4 2 (11.11%) HP SIM
4 2 (11.11%) XenMobile
5 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 6 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Ivanti
6 2 (11.11%) 3PAR
6 2 (11.11%) Altiris
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
7 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.56%) F5
7 1 (5.56%) IBM
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.56%) Veeam