Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 200 184
Rank change year-on-year +33 -16 -6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 15 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.35% 0.22% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 2.49% 1.61% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 9
East of England median daily rate £350 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +136.84%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £312
90th Percentile £400 £500 £533
England median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
East of England median hourly rate £15.14 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.27% - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -25.93%

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 603 683 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.07% 13.62% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 361 306
East of England median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £148 £130
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 67 72
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £42.98 £36.50 £42.95
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +0.91%

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 August 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 18 August 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
Norfolk - 6 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -10 4 £275 -36.27% 2
Hertfordshire -3 3 £400 -20.00% 1
Essex - 2 £300 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 14 (93.33%) Citrix
1 14 (93.33%) XenApp
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) DNS
4 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) DHCP
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (20.00%) Network Design
7 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (20.00%) High Availability
7 3 (20.00%) SIEM
7 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (20.00%) Derivative
7 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (20.00%) Technology Roadmap
7 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V

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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DNS
2 5 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 4 (26.67%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Support
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (20.00%) Derivative
2 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (20.00%) High Availability
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
2 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (20.00%) SIEM
2 3 (20.00%) Technology Roadmap
3 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCA
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) XenApp
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft