Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 221 220
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 +41
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 50 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.71% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 4.46% 2.83% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 11 18
City of London median daily rate £425 £475 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.01% -1.83%
10th Percentile £269 £325 £319
90th Percentile £488 £538 £564
Central London median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
City of London median hourly rate - - £19.00
Central London median hourly rate - £187.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +886.84% -32.86%

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 1,121 743 741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.98% 11.24% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 597 600
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £240
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £505 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 20 26
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.13 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +15.04% -7.59%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.27 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £39.53 £23.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.85 £15.63
% change year-on-year +2.15% +20.61% -13.10%

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 August 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 August 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 50 (100.00%) Citrix
2 42 (84.00%) Windows
3 35 (70.00%) VMware
4 34 (68.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 33 (66.00%) XenApp
6 31 (62.00%) Microsoft
7 29 (58.00%) SCCM
8 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
9 21 (42.00%) Windows 10
10 20 (40.00%) Ivanti
11 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
12 18 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (32.00%) Finance
13 16 (32.00%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (30.00%) Windows 7
15 14 (28.00%) PowerShell
15 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (22.00%) Application Virtualisation
18 10 (20.00%) Wyse
18 10 (20.00%) Dell
19 9 (18.00%) Migration
19 9 (18.00%) vSphere
19 9 (18.00%) Application Packaging
19 9 (18.00%) NetScaler
19 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 8 (16.00%) Capacity Management
20 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
20 8 (16.00%) Cisco
21 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange

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 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (4.00%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Office 365
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.00%) IaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) NetScaler
2 5 (10.00%) DHCP
2 5 (10.00%) VPN
3 4 (8.00%) DNS
4 3 (6.00%) Firewall
4 3 (6.00%) Internet
4 3 (6.00%) NAS
4 3 (6.00%) VSAN
4 3 (6.00%) WebEx
5 2 (4.00%) MPLS
5 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) VLAN
5 2 (4.00%) VoIP
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.00%) PBX
6 1 (2.00%) PSTN
6 1 (2.00%) Skype
6 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Power BI
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) AdminStudio
2 3 (6.00%) MSI
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Publishing
3 2 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Citrix Specialist
4 6 (12.00%) Citrix Support
4 6 (12.00%) Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
5 5 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Applications Packager
6 4 (8.00%) Desktop Specialist
6 4 (8.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Service Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (12.00%) Fat Client
1 6 (12.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.00%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 42 (84.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Windows 10
3 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.00%) Mac OS
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.00%) Linux
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 9 (18.00%) Application Packaging
2 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (18.00%) Migration
3 8 (16.00%) Capacity Management
3 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (12.00%) Compliance Audit
5 6 (12.00%) ITIL
5 6 (12.00%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (8.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Server Management
6 4 (8.00%) Storage Management
7 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.00%) BCP
7 3 (6.00%) Investment Management
7 3 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.00%) Project Management
7 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.00%) VBScript
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) VBA
5 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) MCSE
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (68.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 33 (66.00%) XenApp
3 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (32.00%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (18.00%) vSphere
7 6 (12.00%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (8.00%) VMware NSX
8 4 (8.00%) XenServer
9 3 (6.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (6.00%) Xen
10 2 (4.00%) DFS Replication
11 1 (2.00%) BitLocker
11 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (58.00%) SCCM
2 6 (12.00%) SCOM
2 6 (12.00%) SCOrch
2 6 (12.00%) XenMobile
3 3 (6.00%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.00%) SafeCom
4 2 (4.00%) vRealize
5 1 (2.00%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.00%) Netcool
5 1 (2.00%) SnapVault
5 1 (2.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) Citrix
2 35 (70.00%) VMware
3 31 (62.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (40.00%) Ivanti
5 10 (20.00%) Dell
5 10 (20.00%) Wyse
6 8 (16.00%) Cisco
7 5 (10.00%) Apple
8 4 (8.00%) HP
8 4 (8.00%) NetApp
9 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (6.00%) ServiceNow
10 2 (4.00%) CommVault
10 2 (4.00%) McAfee
10 2 (4.00%) Palo Alto
11 1 (2.00%) Forcepoint
11 1 (2.00%) Lotus
11 1 (2.00%) MobileIron
11 1 (2.00%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (2.00%) Splunk