Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 153 123 186
Rank change year-on-year -30 +63 +28
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 12 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.51% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 2.88% 3.32% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 41
10th Percentile £372 " £298
25th Percentile £506 £255 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £526 £391 £500
Median % change year-on-year +34.50% -21.75% +17.65%
75th Percentile £564 £488 £538
90th Percentile £585 £578 £549
Central London median daily rate £526 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +31.56% -20.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £26.00

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 486 361 1,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.22% 15.47% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 295 914
10th Percentile £370 £255 £213
25th Percentile £450 £416 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £594
90th Percentile £713 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £533 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +6.50% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 24
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.08 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +75.91% -37.74% +9.09%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.44 £21.00
% change year-on-year +48.81% -36.00% +5.00%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the City of London

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XenDesktop in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 14 (100.00%) Citrix
1 14 (100.00%) XenApp
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 10 (71.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) Finance
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (50.00%) Migration
6 7 (50.00%) VMware
7 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
7 6 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (35.71%) Architecture Roadmap
8 5 (35.71%) Project Delivery
8 5 (35.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (35.71%) MCSE
8 5 (35.71%) ITIL
8 5 (35.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (35.71%) SCCM
9 4 (28.57%) SCOM
9 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds
9 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 4 (28.57%) Azure
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco
9 4 (28.57%) CCNA
9 4 (28.57%) Law

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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (14.29%) IaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Mimecast
4 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 3 (21.43%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) HTTP
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Law
3 3 (21.43%) Legal
4 2 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Billing
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.14%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Azure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
2 1 (7.14%) Symmetrix
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (50.00%) Migration
3 6 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (35.71%) Architecture Roadmap
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) Project Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) High Availability
6 2 (14.29%) Document Management
7 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
7 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.14%) Disk Encryption
7 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Maintenance
7 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (7.14%) Product Roadmap
7 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
7 1 (7.14%) Storage Management
7 1 (7.14%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) MCSE
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) XenApp
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (35.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) vSphere
6 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 2 (14.29%) iManage
5 2 (14.29%) Intapp
6 1 (7.14%) CommVault
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec