The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 June 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
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 128 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.16% -
As % of the System Software category 2.53% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £475 £190 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -21.87% +25.49%  

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 of England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 356 359 440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 15.21% 14.13% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 197 236
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 74 77
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -29.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £43.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the East of England

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the East of England

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the East of England

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Hertfordshire -1 4 £488 +87.50%
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £390 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 of England region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (84.62%) XenApp
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 8 (61.54%) Windows
4 8 (61.54%) Office 365
5 7 (53.85%) Skype
5 7 (53.85%) OneDrive
5 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (53.85%) Skype for Business
6 6 (46.15%) VMware
7 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (38.46%) SCCM
7 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
7 5 (38.46%) AppSense
7 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 5 (38.46%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
8 4 (30.77%) VBScript
8 4 (30.77%) Symantec
8 4 (30.77%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
8 4 (30.77%) LANDesk
8 4 (30.77%) CESG
8 4 (30.77%) Altiris
8 4 (30.77%) BitLocker
8 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (30.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (30.77%) Presales

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (53.85%) SharePoint
1 7 (53.85%) Skype for Business
2 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Office 365
2 7 (53.85%) OneDrive
3 3 (23.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Skype
2 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Associate Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Senior SCCM Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) CESG
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Customer Requirements
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 4 (30.77%) Disk Encryption
1 4 (30.77%) Presales
2 3 (23.08%) Requirements Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Service Design
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
1 4 (30.77%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GPG13
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) XenApp
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (30.77%) BitLocker
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (30.77%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (30.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (15.38%) AppDNA
4 1 (7.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) AppSense
5 4 (30.77%) Altiris
5 4 (30.77%) LANDesk
5 4 (30.77%) Symantec
6 1 (7.69%) Adobe
6 1 (7.69%) Apple
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto