The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
England / East Midlands
Rank 73 89 93
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 26 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.75% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 12.09% 3.55% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £111 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +216.74% -63.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 215 169 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 14.44% 10.41% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 88 92
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £126 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 40
Median hourly rate £12.23 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.96% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.82 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £15.70 £24.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the East Midlands

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the East Midlands

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the East Midlands

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +12 23 £350 +218.18%
Northamptonshire - 2 £204 -
Leicestershire -7 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 23 (82.14%) XenApp
3 17 (60.71%) SC Cleared
3 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
4 16 (57.14%) AppSense
5 12 (42.86%) Application Packaging
6 9 (32.14%) Windows
7 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
8 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 6 (21.43%) HP
8 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
9 5 (17.86%) VMware
9 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (14.29%) Finance
10 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.29%) VPN
10 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 4 (14.29%) VBScript
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 4 (14.29%) MS Office
10 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 10

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (10.71%) IBM Notes
3 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) SAN
2 3 (10.71%) Wireless
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Local Government
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Citrix Consultant
1 8 (28.57%) Consultant
1 8 (28.57%) Technical Leader
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) IT Support
2 4 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Application Packaging
2 2 (7.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (3.57%) Change Control
3 1 (3.57%) Chat Support
3 1 (3.57%) High Availability
3 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 4 (14.29%) VBScript
2 3 (10.71%) C
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) SC Cleared
1 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (82.14%) XenApp
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) Terminal Server
4 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
1 1 (3.57%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 16 (57.14%) AppSense
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) HP
5 5 (17.86%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) Lotus
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco
7 2 (7.14%) EqualLogic
7 2 (7.14%) Meraki
7 2 (7.14%) Sophos
7 2 (7.14%) Veeam