Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 187 190
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 26 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.50% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 3.44% 1.65% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 5
East of England median daily rate £450 £190 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +136.84% -49.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £345 £159 £243
90th Percentile £489 £291 £460
England median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -19.64% +27.42% +0.46%

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 755 665 785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.59% 13.75% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 360 360
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +21.82%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £132
90th Percentile £550 £500 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 89 178
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.54 £10.73 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.13 £28.56 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +5 18 £450 +140.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -12 4 - -
Bedfordshire -11 3 £350 -
Essex - 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 26 (100.00%) Citrix
2 22 (84.62%) XenApp
3 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 18 (69.23%) VMware
5 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
5 17 (65.38%) Windows
5 17 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (61.54%) Office 365
7 15 (57.69%) Skype
7 15 (57.69%) OneDrive
7 15 (57.69%) Skype for Business
7 15 (57.69%) SharePoint
7 15 (57.69%) MS Exchange
8 14 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (53.85%) SCCM
9 13 (50.00%) LANDesk
9 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
9 13 (50.00%) CESG
9 13 (50.00%) Altiris
9 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
9 13 (50.00%) BitLocker
9 13 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (50.00%) AppSense
9 13 (50.00%) Symantec
9 13 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (50.00%) VBScript
9 13 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 13 (50.00%) Disk Encryption
10 11 (42.31%) User Experience

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 15 (57.69%) MS Exchange
1 15 (57.69%) SharePoint
1 15 (57.69%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (61.54%) Office 365
2 15 (57.69%) OneDrive
3 2 (7.69%) Yammer
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Skype
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) NetScaler
3 3 (11.54%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) iSCSI
4 2 (7.69%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) Intranet
5 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Consultant
2 8 (30.77%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) SCCM Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) Senior SCCM Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Consultant
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Technical Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Deployment Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Design Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
8 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) CESG
2 11 (42.31%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) Derivative
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.85%) CCTV
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
4 3 (11.54%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 13 (50.00%) Disk Encryption
2 9 (34.62%) Customer Requirements
2 9 (34.62%) Presales
3 3 (11.54%) High Availability
4 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.69%) Network Design
4 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.69%) SIEM
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (3.85%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.85%) Server Building
5 1 (3.85%) Service Design
5 1 (3.85%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 13 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CCA
3 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (84.62%) XenApp
2 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (50.00%) BitLocker
5 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
7 2 (7.69%) VMware NSX
7 2 (7.69%) XenServer
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (3.85%) Terminal Server
8 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) SCCM
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 13 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (7.69%) Ansible
3 2 (7.69%) Data Guard
3 2 (7.69%) Puppet
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (3.85%) AppDNA
4 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Citrix
2 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 18 (69.23%) VMware
4 13 (50.00%) Altiris
4 13 (50.00%) AppSense
4 13 (50.00%) LANDesk
4 13 (50.00%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) Computacenter
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL