Period
to 7 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 7 May 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 539 444 524
Rank change year-on-year -95 +80 +26
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 66 177 341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 1.01% 2.42% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 133 234
10th Percentile £322 £255 £213
25th Percentile £371 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £400 £396
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.01% +2.19%
75th Percentile £489 £450 £442
90th Percentile £564 £500 £546
UK median daily rate £406 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
10th Percentile " £35.67 £15.07
25th Percentile £10.50 £36.10 £15.49
Median hourly rate £12.56 £38.55 £20.33
Median % change year-on-year -67.43% +89.64% -9.67%
75th Percentile £29.81 £40.51 £22.99
90th Percentile £56.17 £40.65 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £12.56 £55.00 £32.54
% change year-on-year -77.17% +69.01% +37.01%

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6,510 7,299 13,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.56% 15.57% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,534 4,952 8,919
10th Percentile £223 £175 £190
25th Percentile £375 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.72% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 366 550
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.21 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.07 £13.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.96 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.06% +2.76% +4.04%
75th Percentile £43.75 £20.94 £25.73
90th Percentile £60.00 £43.51 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.31% +5.12% +4.04%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in England.

Daily rate trend for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XenDesktop in England over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in England.

Hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XenDesktop in England over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 7 May 2021. 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
London -54 34 £450 +11.80% 11
North of England +5 9 £361 +3.21% 2
Midlands +16 8 £345 -10.97% 7
East of England +29 6 £313 -34.21% 2
North West +7 6 £360 +23.08%
South East +27 5 £450 +15.38% 2
East Midlands +21 5 £345 -10.97% 5
Yorkshire +25 3 £400 -11.11% 1
West Midlands -6 3 - - 2
South West +31 1 £175 -43.09% 3
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 64 (96.97%) Citrix
2 59 (89.39%) XenApp
3 47 (71.21%) Windows
4 42 (63.64%) Microsoft
5 38 (57.58%) VMware
6 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
7 27 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 22 (33.33%) Azure
8 22 (33.33%) NetScaler
8 22 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 16 (24.24%) Microsoft 365
9 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (22.73%) Ivanti
11 14 (21.21%) SCCM
11 14 (21.21%) Windows 10
12 13 (19.70%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (18.18%) Migration
13 12 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
14 11 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (16.67%) ITIL
14 11 (16.67%) DNS
14 11 (16.67%) Cisco
15 10 (15.15%) DHCP
15 10 (15.15%) Ansible
15 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (15.15%) Hyper-V
15 10 (15.15%) Social Skills

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (33.33%) Azure
2 16 (24.24%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (7.58%) AWS
3 5 (7.58%) IaaS
4 3 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (4.55%) Mimecast
4 3 (4.55%) PaaS
5 2 (3.03%) Power Platform
5 2 (3.03%) SaaS
6 1 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.52%) GCP
6 1 (1.52%) Google Workspace
6 1 (1.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 11 (16.67%) DNS
3 10 (15.15%) DHCP
4 7 (10.61%) Firewall
5 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.06%) NAS
6 4 (6.06%) SAN
6 4 (6.06%) VoIP
7 3 (4.55%) LAN
7 3 (4.55%) MPLS
7 3 (4.55%) VPN
7 3 (4.55%) WAN
8 2 (3.03%) Internet
8 2 (3.03%) Network Security
8 2 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.03%) SD-WAN
8 2 (3.03%) Skype
8 2 (3.03%) SMTP
8 2 (3.03%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Power BI
3 1 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.52%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.52%) MSI
General
1 10 (15.15%) Social Skills
2 8 (12.12%) Finance
3 5 (7.58%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) Billing
5 2 (3.03%) Law
6 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.52%) Legal
6 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Citrix Engineer
2 7 (10.61%) Architect
3 6 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (9.09%) Analyst
3 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Administrator
4 4 (6.06%) Citrix Administrator
4 4 (6.06%) Citrix Consultant
4 4 (6.06%) Consultant
4 4 (6.06%) IT Support
5 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Azure Architect
6 2 (3.03%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) LDAP
2 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.52%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Replication
3 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.03%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.52%) Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.52%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.52%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 47 (71.21%) Windows
2 22 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (21.21%) Windows 10
5 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 5 (7.58%) Linux
9 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (4.55%) Android
11 1 (1.52%) CentOS
11 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.52%) Unix
11 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) Migration
2 11 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (16.67%) ITIL
3 9 (13.64%) Application Packaging
4 8 (12.12%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (10.61%) Task Automation
6 6 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
6 6 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.58%) Project Delivery
8 4 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.06%) SDLC
9 3 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (4.55%) High Availability
9 3 (4.55%) Personalization
9 3 (4.55%) Requirements Gathering
9 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.03%) Architecture Roadmap
10 2 (3.03%) Storage Management
10 2 (3.03%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.06%) SQL
3 2 (3.03%) VBScript
4 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.52%) Python
4 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) MCSE
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) CCA
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (4.55%) CCNA
4 3 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.03%) CCNP
5 2 (3.03%) CISSP
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.52%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.52%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (89.39%) XenApp
2 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
3 27 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (19.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (15.15%) Hyper-V
8 6 (9.09%) vSphere
9 3 (4.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (3.03%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.52%) NFS
11 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.52%) VMware NSX
11 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) SCCM
2 10 (15.15%) Ansible
3 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (7.58%) SCOM
5 4 (6.06%) PowerCLI
5 4 (6.06%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.03%) Puppet
6 2 (3.03%) SafeCom
6 2 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (3.03%) Terraform
7 1 (1.52%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.52%) Nessus
7 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.52%) vRealize
7 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (96.97%) Citrix
2 42 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 38 (57.58%) VMware
4 15 (22.73%) Ivanti
5 11 (16.67%) Cisco
6 6 (9.09%) Dell
6 6 (9.09%) HP
7 5 (7.58%) NetApp
7 5 (7.58%) Veeam
7 5 (7.58%) Wyse
8 3 (4.55%) CommVault
8 3 (4.55%) EMC
8 3 (4.55%) F5
8 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.55%) Sophos
9 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.03%) McAfee
9 2 (3.03%) MobileIron
9 2 (3.03%) Symantec