Period
to 18 February 2018

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 6 months to 18 February 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 178 175
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 23 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.50% 0.14% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 3.51% 1.02% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 9
East of England median daily rate £450 £188 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -42.31% +4.00%
10th Percentile £371 £181 £185
90th Percentile £524 £194 £433
England median daily rate £389 £350 £368
% change year-on-year +11.07% -4.76% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £22.34 £21.49
% change year-on-year +168.64% +3.94% -2.33%

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 East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 656 588 663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.19% 13.30% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 286 303
East of England median daily rate £360 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% +4.84% +10.71%
10th Percentile £130 £148 £124
90th Percentile £563 £531 £493
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 67 156
East of England median hourly rate £20.04 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.45% - -3.57%
10th Percentile £10.20 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £35.00 £39.38
England median hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.53% +6.67% -3.23%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 6 months to 18 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +8 15 £450 +140.00% 3
Suffolk - 4 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 4
Bedfordshire -11 1 £350 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 23 (100.00%) Citrix
2 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
3 18 (78.26%) VMware
3 18 (78.26%) XenApp
4 17 (73.91%) Windows
5 15 (65.22%) PowerShell
6 13 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
7 12 (52.17%) Ivanti
7 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (47.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 11 (47.83%) Skype
8 11 (47.83%) OneDrive
8 11 (47.83%) BitLocker
8 11 (47.83%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 11 (47.83%) Disk Encryption
8 11 (47.83%) SCCM
8 11 (47.83%) Altiris
8 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
8 11 (47.83%) Skype for Business
8 11 (47.83%) Office 365
8 11 (47.83%) Symantec
8 11 (47.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (47.83%) SharePoint
8 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
8 11 (47.83%) VBScript
8 11 (47.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (47.83%) CESG
9 9 (39.13%) User Experience
10 8 (34.78%) Customer Requirements

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 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
1 11 (47.83%) SharePoint
1 11 (47.83%) Skype for Business
2 4 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Office 365
1 11 (47.83%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Skype
2 4 (17.39%) Wireless
3 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.70%) NAS
4 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
4 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Deployment Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Engineering Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) SCCM Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) CESG
2 9 (39.13%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) Derivative
3 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 7 (30.43%) Windows 10
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 11 (47.83%) Disk Encryption
2 8 (34.78%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (26.09%) Presales
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (17.39%) Requirements Management
4 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.70%) High Availability
5 2 (8.70%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) SIEM
6 1 (4.35%) Business Development
6 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) PowerShell
2 11 (47.83%) VBScript
3 4 (17.39%) C
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (78.26%) XenApp
3 13 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (47.83%) BitLocker
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (8.70%) VMware NSX
6 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (47.83%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (47.83%) SCCM
2 11 (47.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (8.70%) Ansible
3 2 (8.70%) Puppet
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (8.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (78.26%) VMware
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) Ivanti
5 11 (47.83%) Altiris
5 11 (47.83%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) Computacenter