Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 638 429 466
Rank change year-on-year -209 +37 +32
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 98 60 347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.23% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 1.03% 1.57% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 36 230
10th Percentile £231 £263 £296
25th Percentile £331 £300 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £395 £363 £400
Median % change year-on-year +8.97% -9.38% -
75th Percentile £500 £438 £500
90th Percentile £553 £523 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
10th Percentile " £38.63 £16.28
25th Percentile £12.50 £39.19 £18.50
Median hourly rate £14.11 £40.75 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year -65.37% +56.73% +15.56%
75th Percentile £23.41 £41.69 £27.00
90th Percentile £28.75 £41.88 £42.60
UK median hourly rate £13.56 £42.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -67.73% +61.54% +15.56%

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 9,519 3,820 12,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.22% 14.42% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,809 2,592 8,349
10th Percentile £200 £225 £170
25th Percentile £381 £363 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £483 £465
Median % change year-on-year +3.47% +3.92% +3.33%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £684 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 138 540
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.75 £13.07
Median hourly rate £16.89 £18.13 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.83% +13.28% -
75th Percentile £28.75 £39.00 £23.16
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.30 £47.28
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.75 £16.75
% change year-on-year -1.87% +5.97% +4.69%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -187 52 £475 +26.67% 16
East of England -40 13 £425 +47.83% 3
North of England -73 8 £362 +9.70% 8
Midlands -73 8 £455 +7.06% 4
South West -42 6 £300 +14.29% 4
South East -103 6 £363 -18.08% 6
East Midlands - 6 £390 - 2
North West -48 5 £362 +31.64% 6
Yorkshire -53 3 - - 1
West Midlands -68 2 £475 +11.76% 2
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 93 (94.90%) Citrix
2 81 (82.65%) Windows
3 78 (79.59%) XenApp
4 67 (68.37%) Active Directory
5 65 (66.33%) Microsoft
6 55 (56.12%) VMware
7 40 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (35.71%) Microsoft 365
9 34 (34.69%) Windows Server
10 33 (33.67%) Azure
11 30 (30.61%) SCCM
12 28 (28.57%) PowerShell
13 26 (26.53%) Ivanti
13 26 (26.53%) NetScaler
13 26 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2016
15 20 (20.41%) Social Skills
15 20 (20.41%) ITIL
16 19 (19.39%) Windows 10
17 18 (18.37%) DHCP
18 16 (16.33%) Microsoft App-V
18 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Intune
19 15 (15.31%) VMware ESXi
19 15 (15.31%) DNS
19 15 (15.31%) MS Exchange
19 15 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 14 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
20 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
20 14 (14.29%) Migration
20 14 (14.29%) Finance

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 15 (15.31%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.08%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (35.71%) Microsoft 365
2 33 (33.67%) Azure
3 14 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (9.18%) Mimecast
5 7 (7.14%) AWS
6 4 (4.08%) IaaS
7 3 (3.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (3.06%) PaaS
8 2 (2.04%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.02%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.53%) NetScaler
2 18 (18.37%) DHCP
3 15 (15.31%) DNS
4 12 (12.24%) Firewall
5 7 (7.14%) SAN
5 7 (7.14%) WAN
6 5 (5.10%) LAN
6 5 (5.10%) VPN
7 4 (4.08%) NAS
7 4 (4.08%) Network Security
7 4 (4.08%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.08%) VoIP
8 3 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (3.06%) IPv4
8 3 (3.06%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.06%) Skype
8 3 (3.06%) Wireless
9 2 (2.04%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MSI
2 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (20.41%) Social Skills
2 14 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (6.12%) Legal
4 4 (4.08%) Banking
4 4 (4.08%) Law
5 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.04%) Billing
6 2 (2.04%) Marketing
6 2 (2.04%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.02%) Automotive
7 1 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (17.35%) Citrix Engineer
2 13 (13.27%) Analyst
2 13 (13.27%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.22%) Architect
4 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.14%) Consultant
5 7 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) IT Support
7 5 (5.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.02%) LDAP
1 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.06%) Replication
3 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.04%) Clustering
4 2 (2.04%) CMDB
4 2 (2.04%) PKI
4 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.02%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.02%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.02%) iPhone
5 1 (1.02%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (82.65%) Windows
2 34 (34.69%) Windows Server
3 26 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2016
5 19 (19.39%) Windows 10
6 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
7 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (11.22%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.08%) Linux
10 2 (2.04%) MVS
11 1 (1.02%) Android
11 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) ITIL
2 15 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (14.29%) Migration
3 14 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (9.18%) Change Management
4 9 (9.18%) Problem Management
5 8 (8.16%) Server Virtualisation
5 8 (8.16%) Service Management
6 7 (7.14%) Architecture Roadmap
6 7 (7.14%) DevOps
6 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.12%) Application Packaging
7 6 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.12%) Personalization
7 6 (6.12%) Project Delivery
8 5 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.10%) Application Virtualisation
8 5 (5.10%) Data Protection
8 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.27%) SQL
3 1 (1.02%) Python
3 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.18%) MCSE
2 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.12%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (5.10%) CCA
5 4 (4.08%) CCNA
5 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.08%) CISSP
5 4 (4.08%) Degree
5 4 (4.08%) MCITP
6 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.06%) MCP
6 3 (3.06%) MCTS
6 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.04%) MCSA
8 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) SLA
2 6 (6.12%) GDPR
3 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 78 (79.59%) XenApp
2 67 (68.37%) Active Directory
3 40 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (16.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (15.31%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (12.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (11.22%) Hyper-V
8 10 (10.20%) vSphere
9 5 (5.10%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (4.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (4.08%) NFS
11 3 (3.06%) BitLocker
12 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
13 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (30.61%) SCCM
2 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (10.20%) Ansible
4 9 (9.18%) SCOM
5 7 (7.14%) Terraform
6 5 (5.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 5 (5.10%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (3.06%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.04%) AppDNA
8 2 (2.04%) EdgeSight
8 2 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.04%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 93 (94.90%) Citrix
2 65 (66.33%) Microsoft
3 55 (56.12%) VMware
4 26 (26.53%) Ivanti
5 12 (12.24%) Cisco
6 9 (9.18%) HP
7 7 (7.14%) Veeam
8 6 (6.12%) iManage
9 5 (5.10%) Symantec
10 4 (4.08%) Dell
10 4 (4.08%) EMC
10 4 (4.08%) Intapp
10 4 (4.08%) NetApp
10 4 (4.08%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.08%) Sophos
11 3 (3.06%) Brocade
11 3 (3.06%) McAfee
11 3 (3.06%) Shavlik
12 2 (2.04%) Infoblox
12 2 (2.04%) Isilon