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 3 months to 28 March 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 139 181
Rank change year-on-year -4 +42  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 19 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 0.45% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 5.96% 4.60% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 11
Median daily rate £350 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -5.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £321 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £605 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £16.25
% change year-on-year - -25.53%  

XenDesktop is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 319 326 482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.42% 9.72% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 254 353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 24
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.13 £19.25 £24.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 28 March 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 20 (83.33%) Citrix
2 19 (79.17%) VMware
3 17 (70.83%) Windows
3 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
4 16 (66.67%) XenApp
5 14 (58.33%) Finance
6 13 (54.17%) PowerShell
7 12 (50.00%) SCCM
7 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
12 6 (25.00%) AppSense
12 6 (25.00%) Banking
12 6 (25.00%) Cisco
12 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 6 (25.00%) SAN
12 6 (25.00%) Symantec
13 5 (20.83%) MSI
13 5 (20.83%) VBScript
13 5 (20.83%) HP
13 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
13 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
14 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (16.67%) vSphere
14 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
14 4 (16.67%) SCOM

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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (8.33%) FTP
3 2 (8.33%) NAS
3 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.33%) SMTP
4 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) IPv4
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MSI
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Electronics
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Packager
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Migration Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 4 (16.67%) Migration
1 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Application Discovery
3 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
3 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.33%) Data Deduplication
3 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) High Availability
3 2 (8.33%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.33%) Server Building
3 2 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) Statistics
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (4.17%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) VBScript
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CCA
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) HNC
3 1 (4.17%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (66.67%) XenApp
3 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (16.67%) vSphere
6 3 (12.50%) XenServer
7 2 (8.33%) DFS Replication
7 2 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (8.33%) VMware Server
8 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
8 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) SCOM
3 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Citrix
2 19 (79.17%) VMware
3 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) AppSense
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (25.00%) Symantec
5 5 (20.83%) HP
6 4 (16.67%) Altiris
6 4 (16.67%) Dell
6 4 (16.67%) EMC
7 2 (8.33%) F5
7 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
7 2 (8.33%) SAP
7 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
7 2 (8.33%) Veritas
8 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.17%) Wyse