Period
to 14 August 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 14 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
England > East of England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 180 174
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6 +37
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 10 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.20% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 3.07% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 14
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +136.84% -61.03%
10th Percentile £240 £312 £133
90th Percentile £500 £533 £335
England median daily rate £380 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -5.00% +21.21% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 - £21.50
10th Percentile £14.00 - £20.75
90th Percentile £19.00 - £22.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -25.93% +13.68%

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 673 651 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.70% 13.98% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 302 393
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £150 £130 £135
90th Percentile £575 £567 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +14.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 71 123
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.40 £12.75
90th Percentile £32.75 £42.50 £38.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £363 - 1
Hertfordshire -15 3 £500 +11.11% 5
Suffolk - 2 £425 -
Bedfordshire +5 1 £388 +4.73% 1
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 East of England region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (70.00%) XenApp
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (40.00%) Symantec
6 4 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (40.00%) Backup Exec
7 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (30.00%) Kaspersky
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (30.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (30.00%) VLAN
7 3 (30.00%) Sophos
7 3 (30.00%) McAfee
7 3 (30.00%) VPN
7 3 (30.00%) Windows NT
7 3 (30.00%) MySQL
7 3 (30.00%) Oracle
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (30.00%) Disk Encryption
7 3 (30.00%) ESET
7 3 (30.00%) XenServer

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 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (30.00%) VLAN
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (20.00%) Billing
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Engineering Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows NT
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Disk Encryption
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (20.00%) SIEM
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (70.00%) XenApp
3 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) BitLocker
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (30.00%) VirtualBox
4 3 (30.00%) XenServer
5 2 (20.00%) VMware NSX
6 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (20.00%) Ansible
2 2 (20.00%) Puppet
3 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (10.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) Acronis
3 3 (30.00%) ESET
3 3 (30.00%) Kaspersky
3 3 (30.00%) McAfee
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Sophos
3 3 (30.00%) Veeam
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp