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 3 months to 24 April 2017 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 438 444
Rank change year-on-year -38 +6  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 105 209 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.41% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.24% 3.56% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 137 125
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £164 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £323 £375
% change year-on-year +8.35% -13.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 11
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -24.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.47 £12.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £154.47 £20.45 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -17.14%  

XenDesktop is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4690 5874 5443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.98% 11.41% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3005 3679 3050
Median daily rate £415 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £347
% change year-on-year +0.69% +3.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 440 638
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in England

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 48 £385 -9.41% 16
South East -1 23 £425 +23.63% 5
East Midlands -6 11 £195 +76.47%
South West -16 6 £311 +4.18% 2
North West +30 5 £275 -31.25% 1
West Midlands +17 4 £381 +3.38% 3
East of England -2 3 £488 +87.50%
Yorkshire +27 2 £375 -1.63%
North East -17 2 £225 -19.64%
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 216 (92.31%) Citrix
2 173 (73.93%) XenApp
3 166 (70.94%) Windows
4 135 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 127 (54.27%) VMware
6 114 (48.72%) Active Directory
7 93 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 81 (34.62%) Windows Server
9 78 (33.33%) SCCM
10 72 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 70 (29.91%) PowerShell
12 67 (28.63%) Microsoft App-V
13 62 (26.50%) Windows 7
14 58 (24.79%) Finance
15 54 (23.08%) AppSense
16 49 (20.94%) Windows Server 2012
16 49 (20.94%) Security Cleared
17 44 (18.80%) HP
18 42 (17.95%) NetScaler
19 41 (17.52%) XenServer
20 40 (17.09%) Hyper-V
21 39 (16.67%) ITIL
22 38 (16.24%) DNS
22 38 (16.24%) vSphere
23 36 (15.38%) Cisco
24 35 (14.96%) DHCP
24 35 (14.96%) Thin Client
24 35 (14.96%) Fat Client
25 32 (13.68%) Skype for Business
25 32 (13.68%) Windows 10

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 32 (13.68%) MS Exchange
1 32 (13.68%) Skype for Business
2 19 (8.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.14%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.71%) IIS
7 4 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (13.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.39%) Office 365
2 14 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.42%) G Suite
5 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.43%) GitHub
6 1 (0.43%) IaaS
6 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.95%) NetScaler
2 38 (16.24%) DNS
3 35 (14.96%) DHCP
4 29 (12.39%) SAN
5 19 (8.12%) VPN
6 14 (5.98%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (5.98%) Firewall
7 12 (5.13%) BIG-IP
8 10 (4.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (3.85%) LAN
10 8 (3.42%) NAS
11 7 (2.99%) SSL
12 6 (2.56%) Skype
12 6 (2.56%) WAN
13 5 (2.14%) Internet
13 5 (2.14%) TCP/IP
13 5 (2.14%) Wireless
14 4 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (1.28%) Ethernet
15 3 (1.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.42%) DB2
4 8 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (5.98%) MSI
2 5 (2.14%) JIRA
3 4 (1.71%) eggPlant
3 4 (1.71%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (24.79%) Finance
2 14 (5.98%) Banking
3 8 (3.42%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.28%) Back Office
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Law
6 2 (0.85%) Local Government
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (14.96%) Analyst
2 32 (13.68%) Citrix Engineer
3 28 (11.97%) Consultant
4 26 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 22 (9.40%) Citrix Consultant
6 21 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (8.55%) Architect
8 18 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (7.26%) Windows Engineer
10 15 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (5.98%) Citrix Analyst
11 14 (5.98%) Support Analyst
12 11 (4.70%) Designer
12 11 (4.70%) Solutions Designer
12 11 (4.70%) VMware Engineer
12 11 (4.70%) Windows Support Engineer
13 10 (4.27%) Enterprise Architect
14 9 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 9 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.14%) Web Services
2 3 (1.28%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.85%) .NET
4 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.43%) HTML
4 1 (0.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) Node.js
4 1 (0.43%) REST
4 1 (0.43%) RESTful
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.43%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.96%) Fat Client
1 35 (14.96%) Thin Client
2 17 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.84%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.13%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.85%) Clustering
5 9 (3.85%) iSeries
6 8 (3.42%) AS400
7 7 (2.99%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.56%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.14%) BYOD
9 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.71%) iPad
10 4 (1.71%) iPhone
10 4 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.71%) PKI
10 4 (1.71%) Replication
11 3 (1.28%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 166 (70.94%) Windows
2 93 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (34.62%) Windows Server
4 62 (26.50%) Windows 7
5 49 (20.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (13.68%) Windows 10
7 31 (13.25%) Linux
8 24 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (6.41%) Apple iOS
10 13 (5.56%) Android
11 11 (4.70%) Windows 8
12 8 (3.42%) Mac OS X
12 8 (3.42%) Windows XP
13 7 (2.99%) Ubuntu
14 5 (2.14%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.28%) Unix
15 3 (1.28%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.85%) CentOS
16 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.67%) ITIL
2 19 (8.12%) Application Packaging
3 17 (7.26%) Migration
4 16 (6.84%) Customer Requirements
4 16 (6.84%) Infrastructure Management
5 14 (5.98%) DevOps
6 13 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 13 (5.56%) TOGAF
7 12 (5.13%) Change Management
7 12 (5.13%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.13%) Server Building
8 11 (4.70%) Protective Monitoring
9 8 (3.42%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (3.42%) Software Distribution
9 8 (3.42%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (2.99%) Application Virtualisation
10 7 (2.99%) Patch Management
10 7 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (2.99%) Translating Business Requirements
10 7 (2.99%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 70 (29.91%) PowerShell
2 28 (11.97%) SQL
3 15 (6.41%) VBScript
4 7 (2.99%) Bash Shell
4 7 (2.99%) Python
5 6 (2.56%) C
6 4 (1.71%) VB
7 3 (1.28%) C#
8 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.43%) Java
9 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (20.94%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.97%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (8.12%) DV Cleared
5 13 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.42%) CCA
7 8 (3.42%) MCSE
8 6 (2.56%) Degree
9 4 (1.71%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.71%) MCP
10 3 (1.28%) CCNA
10 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.28%) VCP6
11 2 (0.85%) HNC
11 2 (0.85%) MCITP
11 2 (0.85%) MCSA
12 1 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.70%) GPG13
2 6 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 173 (73.93%) XenApp
2 114 (48.72%) Active Directory
3 72 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (28.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 41 (17.52%) XenServer
6 40 (17.09%) Hyper-V
7 38 (16.24%) vSphere
8 21 (8.97%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (8.55%) VMware ESX
10 18 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (5.56%) BitLocker
12 8 (3.42%) Xen
13 6 (2.56%) Terminal Server
14 5 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (1.71%) DFS Replication
16 3 (1.28%) ISA Server
16 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (1.28%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 78 (33.33%) SCCM
2 18 (7.69%) AppDNA
3 14 (5.98%) SCOM
4 13 (5.56%) WSUS
5 9 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (3.42%) Tivoli
6 8 (3.42%) vCenter Server
6 8 (3.42%) XenMobile
7 6 (2.56%) EdgeSight
8 5 (2.14%) PowerCLI
9 4 (1.71%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.28%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 216 (92.31%) Citrix
2 135 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 127 (54.27%) VMware
4 54 (23.08%) AppSense
5 44 (18.80%) HP
6 36 (15.38%) Cisco
7 21 (8.97%) Symantec
7 21 (8.97%) Wyse
8 20 (8.55%) Dell
9 14 (5.98%) F5
9 14 (5.98%) Palo Alto
10 13 (5.56%) EMC
11 11 (4.70%) Apple
12 10 (4.27%) Google
12 10 (4.27%) IBM
12 10 (4.27%) ServiceNow
13 8 (3.42%) Hitachi
14 7 (2.99%) ThinPrint
15 5 (2.14%) Lotus
15 5 (2.14%) WorldPay
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