Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 450 470 573
Rank change year-on-year +20 +103 +16
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 285 423 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 2.75% 2.97% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 302 190
England median daily rate £379 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.31% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £265 £271 £258
90th Percentile £520 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £380 £400 £381
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.92% +3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
England median hourly rate £106.00 £21.58 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +391.20% -33.60% +21.50%
10th Percentile £29.56 £18.04 £13.00
90th Percentile £165.00 £24.13 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +29.41% +70.00% -5.66%

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 10,345 14,224 11,917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.65% 15.58% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,850 9,413 7,828
England median daily rate £450 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +6.74% +7.88%
10th Percentile £164 £188 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 723 638
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £16.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.94% -2.75% +1.87%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.27 £46.83
UK median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% - -

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenDesktop in England

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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 22 January 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 +28 120 £418 +1.21% 31
South East +17 68 £400 - 15
North of England +66 46 £310 -22.50% 13
South West +20 30 £363 -9.38% 7
North West +32 18 £285 -19.15% 5
North East +15 15 £349 -12.71% 2
Yorkshire +50 13 £280 -27.74% 6
East of England +37 13 £350 -9.68% 2
Midlands +28 8 £350 -3.45% 11
West Midlands +35 6 £350 -6.67% 8
East Midlands +25 2 £288 -20.69% 3
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 275 (96.49%) Citrix
2 243 (85.26%) XenApp
3 210 (73.68%) Windows
4 186 (65.26%) Active Directory
5 172 (60.35%) VMware
6 158 (55.44%) Microsoft
7 123 (43.16%) Windows Server
8 117 (41.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 107 (37.54%) SCCM
9 107 (37.54%) DNS
10 99 (34.74%) NetScaler
11 90 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 84 (29.47%) Office 365
13 83 (29.12%) PowerShell
14 82 (28.77%) DHCP
15 81 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 74 (25.96%) Citrix Certification
17 70 (24.56%) Windows 10
18 66 (23.16%) Ivanti
19 65 (22.81%) Windows Server 2012
20 64 (22.46%) Firewall
21 61 (21.40%) Azure
22 59 (20.70%) VMware ESXi
23 51 (17.89%) Windows 7
24 46 (16.14%) ITIL
25 45 (15.79%) MS Exchange
25 45 (15.79%) Finance
26 44 (15.44%) Hyper-V
27 43 (15.09%) SQL Server
28 42 (14.74%) Security Cleared

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 45 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 40 (14.04%) Skype for Business
3 25 (8.77%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.51%) IIS
6 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 84 (29.47%) Office 365
2 61 (21.40%) Azure
3 31 (10.88%) AWS
4 12 (4.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (4.21%) IaaS
4 12 (4.21%) SaaS
5 11 (3.86%) OneDrive
5 11 (3.86%) Yammer
6 5 (1.75%) GCP
6 5 (1.75%) PaaS
7 2 (0.70%) iTunes
8 1 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.35%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 107 (37.54%) DNS
2 99 (34.74%) NetScaler
3 82 (28.77%) DHCP
4 64 (22.46%) Firewall
5 40 (14.04%) SAN
6 36 (12.63%) Skype
7 22 (7.72%) TCP/IP
8 21 (7.37%) VLAN
9 13 (4.56%) SSL
10 12 (4.21%) VoIP
10 12 (4.21%) Wireless
11 10 (3.51%) MPLS
12 9 (3.16%) BGP
13 7 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (2.46%) VPN
14 6 (2.11%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.11%) OSPF
14 6 (2.11%) RIP
14 6 (2.11%) WAN
15 5 (1.75%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.46%) Big Data
3 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.46%) MSI
2 4 (1.40%) InstallShield
2 4 (1.40%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (15.79%) Finance
2 21 (7.37%) Banking
3 17 (5.96%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.56%) Law
5 10 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.40%) Retail
7 3 (1.05%) Front Office
7 3 (1.05%) Local Government
7 3 (1.05%) Publishing
8 2 (0.70%) Electronics
8 2 (0.70%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) International Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Police
Job Titles
1 80 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 75 (26.32%) Citrix Engineer
3 23 (8.07%) Analyst
4 17 (5.96%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (5.61%) Architect
5 16 (5.61%) Consultant
6 15 (5.26%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
7 13 (4.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (4.56%) Support Engineer
8 11 (3.86%) Citrix Consultant
9 10 (3.51%) Citrix Support
9 10 (3.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (3.16%) IT Engineer
11 8 (2.81%) Citrix Architect
11 8 (2.81%) Senior Citrix Engineer
11 8 (2.81%) VMware Engineer
12 7 (2.46%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.86%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.75%) React
2 5 (1.75%) SAML
3 3 (1.05%) Middleware
4 2 (0.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.88%) Fat Client
1 31 (10.88%) Thin Client
2 22 (7.72%) PKI
3 11 (3.86%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.16%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.46%) Clustering
5 7 (2.46%) Replication
6 6 (2.11%) CMDB
6 6 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.75%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.05%) Derivative
8 3 (1.05%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.05%) iPhone
8 3 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 210 (73.68%) Windows
2 123 (43.16%) Windows Server
3 81 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (24.56%) Windows 10
5 65 (22.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (17.89%) Windows 7
7 20 (7.02%) Linux
8 13 (4.56%) VMS
9 12 (4.21%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.75%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.40%) Android
14 1 (0.35%) CentOS
14 1 (0.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (16.14%) ITIL
3 41 (14.39%) Migration
4 26 (9.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (7.37%) High Availability
7 19 (6.67%) Project Delivery
8 18 (6.32%) Service Management
9 16 (5.61%) Performance Management
10 15 (5.26%) Application Packaging
10 15 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (4.91%) ITSM
12 13 (4.56%) Change Management
12 13 (4.56%) Information Security
12 13 (4.56%) Information Security Management
12 13 (4.56%) Infrastructure Management
12 13 (4.56%) ISMS
12 13 (4.56%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (4.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (29.12%) PowerShell
2 32 (11.23%) SQL
3 9 (3.16%) C
4 6 (2.11%) VBScript
5 3 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (25.96%) Citrix Certification
2 42 (14.74%) Security Cleared
3 39 (13.68%) CCA
4 30 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 18 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (5.96%) MCSE
7 11 (3.86%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.86%) MCSA
8 10 (3.51%) Degree
9 6 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.75%) CCNA
10 5 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.40%) MCITP
11 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.05%) CCNP
13 2 (0.70%) CCEA
13 2 (0.70%) MCP
14 1 (0.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.96%) SLA
2 4 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.70%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.70%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) GDPR
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 243 (85.26%) XenApp
2 186 (65.26%) Active Directory
3 117 (41.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (20.70%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (15.44%) Hyper-V
6 42 (14.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 40 (14.04%) vSphere
8 36 (12.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 32 (11.23%) DFS Replication
10 19 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (5.61%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (3.16%) Xen
14 6 (2.11%) BitLocker
14 6 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (1.05%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 107 (37.54%) SCCM
2 23 (8.07%) SCOM
3 20 (7.02%) XenMobile
4 16 (5.61%) vCenter Server
5 13 (4.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (3.51%) Backup Exec
7 6 (2.11%) Netcool
7 6 (2.11%) Perfmon
7 6 (2.11%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.75%) Istio
8 5 (1.75%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.75%) Terraform
9 4 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.40%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.40%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.40%) ThinApp
9 4 (1.40%) WSUS
10 2 (0.70%) Simpana
10 2 (0.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 275 (96.49%) Citrix
2 172 (60.35%) VMware
3 158 (55.44%) Microsoft
4 66 (23.16%) Ivanti
5 35 (12.28%) Cisco
6 32 (11.23%) Dell
7 17 (5.96%) McAfee
8 16 (5.61%) EMC
8 16 (5.61%) NetApp
9 15 (5.26%) HP
10 13 (4.56%) Sony
11 12 (4.21%) Nimble Storage
11 12 (4.21%) Symantec
12 9 (3.16%) Meraki
13 8 (2.81%) Splunk
14 7 (2.46%) Red Hat
14 7 (2.46%) ServiceNow
15 6 (2.11%) Brocade
15 6 (2.11%) Hitachi
15 6 (2.11%) Lumension