Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 513 525 617
Rank change year-on-year +12 +92 -127
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 316 362 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.38% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 2.42% 2.73% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 249 146
England median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £264 £273 £203
90th Percentile £545 £488 £534
UK median daily rate £395 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.74% -18.78%
10th Percentile £15.14 £15.05 £20.00
90th Percentile £31.00 £56.50 £92.50
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.01 £22.34
% change year-on-year +3.98% +11.95% -17.28%

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 13,036 13,257 10,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.54% 14.08% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,764 8,632 6,443
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £185 £167
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 785 613
England median hourly rate £16.98 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.26% +3.75% +4.92%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.17 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.69 £46.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.43% +0.78% +3.23%

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019. 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 +61 159 £400 -5.88% 32
South East -5 70 £413 +3.13% 16
South West +1 35 £363 +3.57% 9
Midlands +17 25 £344 -8.94% 14
West Midlands +26 19 £350 -6.67% 12
North of England -26 19 £400 +20.30% 5
Yorkshire +23 8 £450 +35.34% 2
East of England +10 8 £350 -17.65% 4
East Midlands +5 6 £325 -13.62% 2
North East -11 6 £300 -9.77%
North West +9 5 £438 +35.14% 3
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 302 (95.57%) Citrix
2 283 (89.56%) Windows
3 217 (68.67%) Active Directory
4 214 (67.72%) XenApp
5 173 (54.75%) Microsoft
6 170 (53.80%) VMware
7 168 (53.16%) Windows Server
8 135 (42.72%) Windows 10
9 125 (39.56%) SCCM
10 119 (37.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 118 (37.34%) PowerShell
12 109 (34.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 107 (33.86%) Office 365
14 80 (25.32%) Finance
15 74 (23.42%) DNS
15 74 (23.42%) NetScaler
16 72 (22.78%) ITIL
17 65 (20.57%) Microsoft Azure
18 64 (20.25%) Hyper-V
19 59 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
20 58 (18.35%) Migration
21 57 (18.04%) Microsoft App-V
22 55 (17.41%) DHCP
23 54 (17.09%) Windows 7
24 53 (16.77%) Skype for Business
24 53 (16.77%) MS Exchange
25 52 (16.46%) VMware ESXi
26 50 (15.82%) Microsoft Office
27 49 (15.51%) vSphere
27 49 (15.51%) Skype

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 53 (16.77%) MS Exchange
1 53 (16.77%) Skype for Business
2 19 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.22%) IIS
5 3 (0.95%) Apache
5 3 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (15.82%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 107 (33.86%) Office 365
2 65 (20.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.33%) IaaS
4 18 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (5.38%) SaaS
6 13 (4.11%) PaaS
7 6 (1.90%) Yammer
8 5 (1.58%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.32%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 74 (23.42%) DNS
1 74 (23.42%) NetScaler
2 55 (17.41%) DHCP
3 49 (15.51%) Skype
4 38 (12.03%) Firewall
5 18 (5.70%) LAN
5 18 (5.70%) VLAN
6 15 (4.75%) WAN
7 13 (4.11%) SAN
8 12 (3.80%) VPN
9 10 (3.16%) TCP/IP
9 10 (3.16%) Wireless
10 9 (2.85%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (2.85%) Unified Communications
11 7 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.22%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.90%) VSAN
13 5 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (2.22%) JIRA
2 5 (1.58%) MSI
3 2 (0.63%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) TestRail
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 80 (25.32%) Finance
2 40 (12.66%) Banking
3 13 (4.11%) German Language
3 13 (4.11%) Russian Language
4 12 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.16%) Publishing
6 8 (2.53%) Law
7 6 (1.90%) Back Office
8 5 (1.58%) Advertising
8 5 (1.58%) Online Betting
8 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.95%) Marketing
10 2 (0.63%) Electronics
10 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (26.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (15.19%) Analyst
3 39 (12.34%) Windows Engineer
4 35 (11.08%) Consultant
5 31 (9.81%) Desktop Engineer
6 26 (8.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 22 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support
8 21 (6.65%) Citrix Engineer
8 21 (6.65%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 15 (4.75%) Administrator
10 15 (4.75%) Architect
10 15 (4.75%) Infrastructure Support
11 14 (4.43%) VMware Engineer
11 14 (4.43%) Wintel Engineer
12 13 (4.11%) Desktop Support
12 13 (4.11%) Support Analyst
12 13 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.80%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.95%) Software Packaging
1 3 (0.95%) Web Services
2 1 (0.32%) .NET
2 1 (0.32%) JSON
2 1 (0.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.01%) Fat Client
2 19 (6.01%) Thin Client
3 18 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.22%) Clustering
4 7 (2.22%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.58%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.27%) iPhone
6 4 (1.27%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.27%) User Experience
7 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.95%) PKI
7 3 (0.95%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.63%) BYOD
8 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 283 (89.56%) Windows
2 168 (53.16%) Windows Server
3 135 (42.72%) Windows 10
4 59 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (17.09%) Windows 7
6 44 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.65%) Linux
8 10 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.58%) Android
11 4 (1.27%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.27%) Unix
12 2 (0.63%) AIX
12 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (34.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 72 (22.78%) ITIL
3 58 (18.35%) Migration
4 25 (7.91%) Service Management
5 21 (6.65%) Application Packaging
6 20 (6.33%) Virtual Environments
7 19 (6.01%) Mobile Device Management
7 19 (6.01%) Service Delivery
8 18 (5.70%) Application Virtualisation
8 18 (5.70%) Change Management
8 18 (5.70%) ITSM
9 13 (4.11%) Information Security
10 12 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (3.80%) ITIL V3
10 12 (3.80%) Project Management
10 12 (3.80%) Service Delivery Management
11 11 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.48%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (3.16%) Business Continuity
12 10 (3.16%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 118 (37.34%) PowerShell
2 22 (6.96%) SQL
3 17 (5.38%) VBScript
4 14 (4.43%) VB
5 6 (1.90%) Python
6 4 (1.27%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.95%) C
8 2 (0.63%) Java
8 2 (0.63%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.32%) C#
9 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (7.59%) MCSE
3 22 (6.96%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.06%) Citrix Certification
5 15 (4.75%) CCA
6 13 (4.11%) MCSA
7 12 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.48%) SC Cleared
9 10 (3.16%) CCNA
10 9 (2.85%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.85%) MCP
10 9 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.58%) Degree
11 5 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.27%) CCNP
12 4 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.95%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.63%) JNCIS
14 2 (0.63%) VCP5
14 2 (0.63%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.43%) SLA
2 8 (2.53%) NIST
3 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 217 (68.67%) Active Directory
2 214 (67.72%) XenApp
3 119 (37.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (20.25%) Hyper-V
5 57 (18.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 52 (16.46%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (15.51%) vSphere
8 47 (14.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 29 (9.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (6.33%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (3.16%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (2.53%) Xen
13 7 (2.22%) BitLocker
13 7 (2.22%) DFS Replication
14 6 (1.90%) VMware NSX
15 5 (1.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (1.58%) NFS
16 1 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 1 (0.32%) UAG
16 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 125 (39.56%) SCCM
2 23 (7.28%) SCOM
3 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (5.38%) vRealize
5 12 (3.80%) SCVMM
6 11 (3.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 10 (3.16%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.90%) Perfmon
8 6 (1.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 6 (1.90%) XenMobile
9 5 (1.58%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.95%) Ansible
11 3 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.95%) Nagios
11 3 (0.95%) Nessus
11 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.95%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.95%) vMotion
Vendors
1 302 (95.57%) Citrix
2 173 (54.75%) Microsoft
3 170 (53.80%) VMware
4 39 (12.34%) HP
5 35 (11.08%) Cisco
6 28 (8.86%) Dell
7 27 (8.54%) Ivanti
8 20 (6.33%) Symantec
9 14 (4.43%) Meraki
10 13 (4.11%) ServiceNow
11 11 (3.48%) IBM
12 9 (2.85%) Bloomberg
12 9 (2.85%) EMC
12 9 (2.85%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.85%) Reuters
13 8 (2.53%) Fortinet
14 7 (2.22%) NetApp
14 7 (2.22%) Sony
14 7 (2.22%) Veeam
14 7 (2.22%) Wyse