Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 540 501
Rank change year-on-year -33 -39 -28
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 262 348 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.19% 2.88% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 234 263
England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £210 £213
90th Percentile £499 £500 £548
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 7
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +27.42% +0.46%
10th Percentile £15.40 £25.75 £16.30
90th Percentile £60.00 £35.55 £27.52
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £21.98
% change year-on-year -9.09% +25.14% +0.46%

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 11950 12103 10859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.73% 12.33% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7819 7664 6282
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 815 1172
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.13 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

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

XenDesktop
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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

Contractor 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 18 November 2017. 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 -52 84 £425 +6.25% 5
South East +41 77 £408 +16.43% 7
North of England +5 49 £300 +4.35% 7
East of England -4 26 £450 +136.84%
North East +25 23 £280 +17.89% 1
North West +19 16 £350 -20.00% 4
Midlands +9 15 £315 -16.00% 4
West Midlands +27 10 £388 -7.74% 4
Yorkshire +13 10 £323 +7.50% 2
South West +4 7 £600 +100.00% 1
East Midlands -2 5 £290 -13.43%
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 259 (98.85%) Citrix
2 210 (80.15%) Windows
3 180 (68.70%) XenApp
4 170 (64.89%) VMware
5 138 (52.67%) Microsoft
6 137 (52.29%) Active Directory
7 125 (47.71%) Windows Server
8 94 (35.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 89 (33.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 87 (33.21%) PowerShell
10 87 (33.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 86 (32.82%) XenServer
12 83 (31.68%) NetScaler
13 77 (29.39%) Skype for Business
14 76 (29.01%) Hyper-V
15 74 (28.24%) SCCM
16 67 (25.57%) AppSense
17 64 (24.43%) VMware ESXi
18 60 (22.90%) MS Exchange
19 58 (22.14%) Windows 7
20 53 (20.23%) Windows Server 2012
21 51 (19.47%) DNS
22 48 (18.32%) Firewall
23 46 (17.56%) Office 365
24 45 (17.18%) Windows 10
25 44 (16.79%) DHCP
26 40 (15.27%) Cisco
27 39 (14.89%) Finance
28 37 (14.12%) vSphere
29 34 (12.98%) TOGAF

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 77 (29.39%) Skype for Business
2 60 (22.90%) MS Exchange
3 31 (11.83%) SharePoint
4 30 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.15%) IIS
7 3 (1.15%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.38%) Apache
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.38%) nginx
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (17.56%) Office 365
2 22 (8.40%) OneDrive
3 17 (6.49%) IaaS
3 17 (6.49%) PaaS
4 16 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.76%) Yammer
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (31.68%) NetScaler
2 51 (19.47%) DNS
3 48 (18.32%) Firewall
4 44 (16.79%) DHCP
5 32 (12.21%) SAN
6 28 (10.69%) Skype
7 25 (9.54%) WAN
8 24 (9.16%) LAN
9 16 (6.11%) NAS
10 12 (4.58%) VPN
11 11 (4.20%) iSCSI
12 10 (3.82%) SMS
13 9 (3.44%) SMTP
14 8 (3.05%) Network Security
14 8 (3.05%) SSL
14 8 (3.05%) VLAN
14 8 (3.05%) Wireless
15 7 (2.67%) TCP/IP
16 6 (2.29%) MPLS
16 6 (2.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.76%) MySQL
5 2 (0.76%) Power BI
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.38%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.53%) MSI
2 3 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.38%) AdminStudio
General
1 39 (14.89%) Finance
2 18 (6.87%) Banking
3 7 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.91%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.91%) Publishing
5 4 (1.53%) Back Office
6 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 37 (14.12%) Consultant
2 36 (13.74%) Citrix Engineer
3 32 (12.21%) Analyst
3 32 (12.21%) Architect
4 27 (10.31%) Designer
4 27 (10.31%) Solutions Designer
5 23 (8.78%) Desktop Support
5 23 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (8.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 18 (6.87%) Support Engineer
8 16 (6.11%) Citrix Architect
9 15 (5.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (5.34%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (4.96%) Citrix Consultant
12 11 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (4.20%) Support Analyst
12 11 (4.20%) Technical Consultant
13 10 (3.82%) SCCM Consultant
14 9 (3.44%) Senior Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.15%) .NET
2 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.76%) SAML
2 2 (0.76%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.38%) COM
3 1 (0.38%) Middleware
3 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.25%) CESG
2 17 (6.49%) Fat Client
2 17 (6.49%) Thin Client
3 15 (5.73%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.96%) User Experience
5 12 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.58%) Private Cloud
6 10 (3.82%) Blackberry
7 8 (3.05%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.29%) Clustering
8 6 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.91%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.91%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.53%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.15%) CCTV
11 3 (1.15%) Derivative
11 3 (1.15%) iPhone
11 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.76%) AS400
12 2 (0.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 210 (80.15%) Windows
2 125 (47.71%) Windows Server
3 94 (35.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (22.14%) Windows 7
5 53 (20.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (17.18%) Windows 10
7 21 (8.02%) Linux
7 21 (8.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (5.73%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.67%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.29%) Unix
11 4 (1.53%) Android
12 3 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.98%) Migration
1 34 (12.98%) TOGAF
2 28 (10.69%) ITIL
3 25 (9.54%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 20 (7.63%) Disk Encryption
5 17 (6.49%) Presales
6 16 (6.11%) Customer Requirements
7 15 (5.73%) High Availability
8 13 (4.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 12 (4.58%) Project Management
10 11 (4.20%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.82%) Application Packaging
12 9 (3.44%) Change Management
12 9 (3.44%) Software Delivery
13 8 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (3.05%) Business Continuity
13 8 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (2.67%) Capacity Management
14 7 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (2.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 87 (33.21%) PowerShell
2 30 (11.45%) VBScript
3 18 (6.87%) SQL
4 4 (1.53%) Java
4 4 (1.53%) VB
5 2 (0.76%) C
5 2 (0.76%) C#
5 2 (0.76%) Ruby
5 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.54%) Citrix Certification
3 24 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (7.25%) MCSE
5 18 (6.87%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.20%) Degree
7 10 (3.82%) CCA
8 9 (3.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (3.05%) CCEA
10 6 (2.29%) MCSA
11 5 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.91%) MCP
11 5 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.53%) CCNA
12 4 (1.53%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.76%) CCNP
13 2 (0.76%) MCITP
14 1 (0.38%) CISSP
14 1 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.34%) SLA
2 7 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 180 (68.70%) XenApp
2 137 (52.29%) Active Directory
3 89 (33.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (33.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 86 (32.82%) XenServer
6 76 (29.01%) Hyper-V
7 64 (24.43%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (14.12%) vSphere
9 20 (7.63%) BitLocker
10 10 (3.82%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (3.82%) VMware NSX
11 9 (3.44%) DFS Replication
12 8 (3.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (2.67%) Terminal Services
13 7 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (1.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (1.91%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.91%) Xen
15 2 (0.76%) Docker
16 1 (0.38%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 74 (28.24%) SCCM
2 29 (11.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 20 (7.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (7.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (4.96%) SCOM
5 8 (3.05%) EdgeSight
5 8 (3.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (3.05%) vRealize
6 7 (2.67%) PowerCLI
7 6 (2.29%) SCVMM
7 6 (2.29%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.91%) Ansible
8 5 (1.91%) AppDNA
9 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.53%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.53%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.15%) Puppet
10 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.15%) WSUS
11 2 (0.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 259 (98.85%) Citrix
2 170 (64.89%) VMware
3 138 (52.67%) Microsoft
4 67 (25.57%) AppSense
5 40 (15.27%) Cisco
6 32 (12.21%) Symantec
7 28 (10.69%) HP
8 23 (8.78%) NetApp
9 21 (8.02%) Altiris
10 19 (7.25%) LANDesk
11 15 (5.73%) EMC
12 9 (3.44%) Dell
13 7 (2.67%) Apple
13 7 (2.67%) CommVault
13 7 (2.67%) IBM
13 7 (2.67%) Oracle
13 7 (2.67%) Palo Alto
14 6 (2.29%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.29%) Polycom
14 6 (2.29%) ThinPrint