Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 405 467 482
Rank change year-on-year +62 +15 +107
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 66 346 423
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 1.75% 2.76% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 231 291
Median daily rate £375 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £261 £300 £300
90th Percentile £528 £549 £488
UK median daily rate £386 £390 £390
% change year-on-year -0.96% - +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% - +12.50%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -27.42% +24.00%

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 3,777 12,554 13,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.57% 15.68% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,403 8,428 9,090
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £225 £180 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 560 804
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +3.13% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £10.52
90th Percentile £48.53 £47.83 £44.27
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +32.35% +6.25% -4.79%

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 1 October 2020.

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
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 1 October 2020. 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 +63 37 £363 -12.12% 4
Midlands +89 8 £425 +21.43% 4
West Midlands +74 8 £425 +21.43% 1
North of England +116 7 £330 -5.71% 5
South East +141 6 £425 +6.25% 3
Yorkshire +78 4 £334 +1.91%
South West +69 4 £263 -27.59% 4
North West +84 3 £275 -21.43% 4
East of England +86 2 £288 -17.86% 2
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 66 (100.00%) Citrix
2 49 (74.24%) XenApp
3 42 (63.64%) Windows
4 33 (50.00%) VMware
5 26 (39.39%) Active Directory
6 25 (37.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (34.85%) NetScaler
7 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
8 21 (31.82%) SCCM
9 18 (27.27%) Windows Server
10 16 (24.24%) Finance
10 16 (24.24%) ITIL
11 14 (21.21%) DNS
11 14 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (19.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (19.70%) Ivanti
13 12 (18.18%) SAN
13 12 (18.18%) Windows 10
13 12 (18.18%) Windows 7
14 11 (16.67%) PowerShell
14 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 11 (16.67%) Office 365
15 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
16 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (13.64%) DHCP
17 8 (12.12%) vSphere
17 8 (12.12%) Azure
18 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Intune
18 7 (10.61%) Banking
19 6 (9.09%) Migration

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 5 (7.58%) IIS
2 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.52%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.52%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) Office 365
2 8 (12.12%) Azure
3 3 (4.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (4.55%) IaaS
4 2 (3.03%) AWS
4 2 (3.03%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.52%) Datadog
5 1 (1.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.85%) NetScaler
2 14 (21.21%) DNS
3 12 (18.18%) SAN
4 9 (13.64%) DHCP
5 6 (9.09%) Firewall
5 6 (9.09%) WAN
6 4 (6.06%) VPN
7 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.55%) VLAN
8 2 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.03%) SSL
9 1 (1.52%) LAN
9 1 (1.52%) NAS
9 1 (1.52%) Network Security
9 1 (1.52%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MSI
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.03%) International Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Publishing
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Citrix Engineer
1 13 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (9.09%) Citrix Specialist
2 6 (9.09%) Consultant
3 5 (7.58%) Analyst
3 5 (7.58%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Server Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Applications Packager
5 3 (4.55%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Technology Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.03%) Server Support
6 2 (3.03%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (63.64%) Windows
2 18 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 12 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 12 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.55%) Linux
7 2 (3.03%) CentOS
7 2 (3.03%) Unix
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) ITIL
2 14 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (9.09%) Migration
4 5 (7.58%) High Availability
4 5 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.06%) Application Packaging
5 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.06%) Change Management
5 4 (6.06%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (6.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (6.06%) Patch Management
5 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.55%) Build Automation
6 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.55%) Manual Testing
6 3 (4.55%) Server Building
6 3 (4.55%) Server Management
6 3 (4.55%) Service Management
6 3 (4.55%) Strategic Roadmap
6 3 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (1.52%) C#
3 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.52%) VBA
3 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) MCSE
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.52%) CCA
5 1 (1.52%) Degree
5 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) MCP
5 1 (1.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (74.24%) XenApp
2 26 (39.39%) Active Directory
3 25 (37.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (19.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (12.12%) vSphere
6 6 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (4.55%) MetaFrame
8 2 (3.03%) BitLocker
8 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.03%) Terminal Server
8 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.52%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (31.82%) SCCM
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (7.58%) SCOM
4 3 (4.55%) EdgeSight
5 2 (3.03%) Ansible
5 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.03%) HP SIM
5 2 (3.03%) Perfmon
5 2 (3.03%) Puppet
5 2 (3.03%) Terraform
5 2 (3.03%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.52%) Kibana
6 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.52%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 66 (100.00%) Citrix
2 33 (50.00%) VMware
3 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (19.70%) Ivanti
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco
5 5 (7.58%) HP
5 5 (7.58%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.06%) Veeam
7 3 (4.55%) EMC
7 3 (4.55%) Hitachi
7 3 (4.55%) IBM
7 3 (4.55%) Juniper
8 2 (3.03%) arcserve
8 2 (3.03%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.03%) CA
8 2 (3.03%) CommVault
8 2 (3.03%) NetApp
8 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.03%) Reuters
8 2 (3.03%) Symantec