Period
to 18 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 482 597 542
Rank change year-on-year +115 -55 -30
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 412 251 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.27% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.89% 2.21% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 159 254
England median daily rate £400 £390 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.12% -2.00%
10th Percentile £299 £260 £220
90th Percentile £488 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 17
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -30.43% +17.95%
10th Percentile £16.88 £14.20 £23.45
90th Percentile £33.65 £32.50 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -10.71% +14.87%

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 14,279 11,341 12,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.15% 12.41% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,360 7,355 7,715
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
10th Percentile £184 £163 £180
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 813 627 813
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +6.35% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £37.90
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 +88 195 £421 +2.12% 36
South East +30 108 £400 - 16
North of England -31 38 £333 +10.83% 14
Midlands +10 35 £350 +20.69% 18
East Midlands +21 20 £370 +196.00% 8
South West -4 19 £395 -34.17% 4
North East -6 15 £375 +31.58%
West Midlands -8 15 £350 -21.13% 10
North West -17 15 £303 -13.57% 12
East of England -20 14 £388 -13.89% 8
Yorkshire -17 8 £388 +12.32% 2
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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.

1 386 (93.69%) Citrix
2 326 (79.13%) Windows
3 288 (69.90%) XenApp
4 262 (63.59%) VMware
5 226 (54.85%) Active Directory
6 208 (50.49%) Windows Server
7 182 (44.17%) Microsoft
8 179 (43.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 158 (38.35%) SCCM
10 134 (32.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 132 (32.04%) Windows 10
12 120 (29.13%) PowerShell
13 118 (28.64%) Finance
14 112 (27.18%) NetScaler
15 101 (24.51%) Windows 7
16 100 (24.27%) Office 365
17 98 (23.79%) Windows Server 2008
18 93 (22.57%) VMware ESXi
19 92 (22.33%) Migration
20 87 (21.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 83 (20.15%) Hyper-V
22 81 (19.66%) ITIL
23 74 (17.96%) DNS
24 71 (17.23%) vSphere
25 61 (14.81%) XenServer
25 61 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
26 59 (14.32%) Ivanti
27 58 (14.08%) DHCP
28 56 (13.59%) MS Exchange
29 52 (12.62%) Application Packaging

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 56 (13.59%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.71%) Skype for Business
3 31 (7.52%) SharePoint
4 23 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (3.64%) IIS
6 9 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.46%) JBoss
7 6 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.46%) WildFly
8 4 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 42 (10.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.49%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 100 (24.27%) Office 365
2 61 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (4.85%) IaaS
4 11 (2.67%) PaaS
5 10 (2.43%) SaaS
6 9 (2.18%) Yammer
7 8 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.73%) Boomi
8 3 (0.73%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 112 (27.18%) NetScaler
2 74 (17.96%) DNS
3 58 (14.08%) DHCP
4 49 (11.89%) Skype
5 41 (9.95%) Firewall
6 34 (8.25%) VLAN
7 30 (7.28%) SAN
8 21 (5.10%) VPN
8 21 (5.10%) VSAN
9 15 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (3.40%) NAS
11 13 (3.16%) Internet
11 13 (3.16%) iSCSI
11 13 (3.16%) VoIP
12 11 (2.67%) MPLS
13 10 (2.43%) TCP/IP
13 10 (2.43%) WebEx
14 7 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (1.70%) LAN
14 7 (1.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.73%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.49%) Power BI
6 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
6 1 (0.24%) MySQL
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (3.88%) AdminStudio
2 13 (3.16%) MSI
3 4 (0.97%) GitLab
4 3 (0.73%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.49%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.24%) Hudson
6 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
General
1 118 (28.64%) Finance
2 20 (4.85%) Banking
2 20 (4.85%) Publishing
3 16 (3.88%) Back Office
4 10 (2.43%) Law
5 8 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.46%) Online Betting
7 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.73%) Electronics
8 3 (0.73%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Retail
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 103 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 76 (18.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 63 (15.29%) Analyst
4 53 (12.86%) Desktop Support
5 43 (10.44%) VMware Engineer
6 37 (8.98%) Architect
7 36 (8.74%) Citrix Support
7 36 (8.74%) Windows Engineer
8 35 (8.50%) 3rd Line Support
9 31 (7.52%) Consultant
10 27 (6.55%) Support Engineer
11 25 (6.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 23 (5.58%) Citrix Analyst
12 23 (5.58%) Desktop Engineer
13 22 (5.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 22 (5.34%) Infrastructure Support
14 21 (5.10%) Applications Packager
15 20 (4.85%) Citrix Specialist
15 20 (4.85%) Service Analyst
16 18 (4.37%) Citrix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.16%) Middleware
2 8 (1.94%) Web Services
3 7 (1.70%) .NET
4 5 (1.21%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.73%) XMPP
6 2 (0.49%) JSON
7 1 (0.24%) MEAN Stack
7 1 (0.24%) Node.js
7 1 (0.24%) SAML
7 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.24%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.19%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.22%) Fat Client
2 38 (9.22%) Thin Client
3 23 (5.58%) Clustering
4 20 (4.85%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.91%) PKI
7 9 (2.18%) Taxonomies
7 9 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.46%) User Experience
10 5 (1.21%) AS400
10 5 (1.21%) iSeries
10 5 (1.21%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.97%) iPad
11 4 (0.97%) iPhone
12 3 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
13 2 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 326 (79.13%) Windows
2 208 (50.49%) Windows Server
3 132 (32.04%) Windows 10
4 101 (24.51%) Windows 7
5 98 (23.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (6.31%) Linux
8 25 (6.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.94%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.70%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.46%) Android
12 5 (1.21%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.73%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.24%) VMS
14 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (22.33%) Migration
2 87 (21.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 81 (19.66%) ITIL
4 52 (12.62%) Application Packaging
5 46 (11.17%) Application Virtualisation
6 26 (6.31%) Virtual Environments
7 25 (6.07%) Performance Tuning
8 24 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (5.34%) Change Management
10 21 (5.10%) Incident Management
10 21 (5.10%) Service Delivery
11 18 (4.37%) Capacity Management
11 18 (4.37%) Functional Testing
11 18 (4.37%) Service Management
12 17 (4.13%) TOGAF
13 15 (3.64%) Storage Management
14 14 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (3.40%) Load Balancing
15 13 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
15 13 (3.16%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 120 (29.13%) PowerShell
2 33 (8.01%) VBScript
3 30 (7.28%) SQL
4 10 (2.43%) VB
5 8 (1.94%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.70%) C
7 3 (0.73%) C#
7 3 (0.73%) VBA
8 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.24%) Perl
9 1 (0.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (9.22%) Citrix Certification
2 27 (6.55%) CCA
2 27 (6.55%) Security Cleared
3 26 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (5.34%) Degree
5 15 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (2.91%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.91%) MCSE
8 10 (2.43%) MCSA
9 9 (2.18%) VCAP
9 9 (2.18%) VCDX
10 7 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.46%) CCNA
12 5 (1.21%) MCP
13 4 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.49%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.49%) HNC
14 2 (0.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.37%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) SLA
3 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 288 (69.90%) XenApp
2 226 (54.85%) Active Directory
3 179 (43.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 134 (32.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 93 (22.57%) VMware ESXi
6 83 (20.15%) Hyper-V
7 71 (17.23%) vSphere
8 61 (14.81%) XenServer
9 50 (12.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 21 (5.10%) DFS Replication
11 14 (3.40%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (3.16%) BitLocker
13 8 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (1.46%) VMware NSX
16 5 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (1.21%) Xen
17 4 (0.97%) Docker
17 4 (0.97%) Firmware
18 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 158 (38.35%) SCCM
2 30 (7.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (6.31%) SCOM
4 19 (4.61%) vCenter Server
4 19 (4.61%) XenMobile
5 14 (3.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (3.16%) WSUS
7 9 (2.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 9 (2.18%) HP SIM
7 9 (2.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (2.18%) vRealize
8 8 (1.94%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.94%) SCOrch
9 7 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (1.70%) vMotion
10 6 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.21%) Control-M
11 5 (1.21%) EdgeSight
11 5 (1.21%) Netcool
12 4 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 386 (93.69%) Citrix
2 262 (63.59%) VMware
3 182 (44.17%) Microsoft
4 59 (14.32%) Ivanti
5 51 (12.38%) Dell
6 48 (11.65%) HP
7 39 (9.47%) Cisco
8 36 (8.74%) Wyse
9 30 (7.28%) NetApp
10 23 (5.58%) Oracle
11 17 (4.13%) Apple
11 17 (4.13%) EMC
12 16 (3.88%) IBM
13 14 (3.40%) Avaya
14 12 (2.91%) CA
14 12 (2.91%) SAP
15 10 (2.43%) 3PAR
15 10 (2.43%) Sony
15 10 (2.43%) Sun
15 10 (2.43%) Symantec