Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 182 168 176
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 15 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.56% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 2.04% 4.09% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 3
East of England median daily rate £388 £450 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +140.00% -42.31%
10th Percentile £300 £345 £146
90th Percentile £501 £515 £194
England median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £20.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year - -25.93% +22.87%

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 734 660 607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.22% 13.78% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 333 300
East of England median daily rate £400 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +8.15% +12.31%
10th Percentile £130 £130 £163
90th Percentile £583 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 65 71
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +0.79% -
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.00 £47.25 £34.25
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +20 7 £363 - 1
Hertfordshire -6 4 £500 +11.11% 1
Bedfordshire +14 1 £388 +10.71%
Suffolk 0 1 £425 -
Norfolk - 1 £300 -
Essex - 1 £380 - 2
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (60.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (53.33%) XenApp
5 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
6 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
6 6 (40.00%) Office 365
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) Linux
8 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (26.67%) SCCM
8 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (26.67%) Firewall
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (26.67%) vSphere
9 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
9 3 (20.00%) FortiGate
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (20.00%) BitLocker
9 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (20.00%) vMotion
9 3 (20.00%) Skype
9 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
9 3 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation

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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 3 (20.00%) Skype
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) VSAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Deployment Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Engineering Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (20.00%) Antivirus Management
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 3 (20.00%) Disk Encryption
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) BCP
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) VBScript
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CCA
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (53.33%) XenApp
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (26.67%) vSphere
5 3 (20.00%) BitLocker
6 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
6 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (20.00%) vMotion
3 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) CommVault
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Huawei
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Zerto