Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 616 492
Rank change year-on-year +105 -124 +20
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 374 212 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 2.80% 2.10% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 148 298
England median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £204 £205
90th Percentile £488 £531 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -6.25% +21.21% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 19
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.67 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% -12.34% +10.77%
10th Percentile £15.05 £20.00 £17.07
90th Percentile £56.50 £109.38 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £25.01 £23.67 £24.25
% change year-on-year +5.65% -2.40% -0.51%

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 13,341 10,087 12,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.04% 11.50% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,700 6,465 7,585
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.20%
10th Percentile £185 £170 £180
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 613 861
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +1 147 £425 +4.94% 21
South East +20 88 £400 -2.44% 13
North of England +44 79 £320 +3.23% 16
North East +40 47 £310 +37.78%
Midlands +2 33 £378 +93.59% 5
North West +2 22 £324 +17.73% 8
East Midlands +8 20 £376 +201.00% 2
South West +6 16 £350 -
West Midlands -17 12 £375 -1.64% 3
East of England -2 11 £425 -8.11% 6
Yorkshire -17 10 £333 -11.33% 8
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 354 (94.65%) Citrix
2 307 (82.09%) Windows
3 261 (69.79%) XenApp
4 239 (63.90%) VMware
5 231 (61.76%) Active Directory
6 185 (49.47%) Windows Server
7 181 (48.40%) Microsoft
8 171 (45.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 153 (40.91%) SCCM
10 136 (36.36%) PowerShell
11 125 (33.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 124 (33.16%) NetScaler
13 123 (32.89%) Microsoft App-V
14 116 (31.02%) Finance
15 114 (30.48%) Windows 10
16 108 (28.88%) ITIL
17 103 (27.54%) Ivanti
18 96 (25.67%) DNS
19 91 (24.33%) Windows 7
20 89 (23.80%) vSphere
21 85 (22.73%) DHCP
22 84 (22.46%) Office 365
23 81 (21.66%) XenServer
23 81 (21.66%) Hyper-V
24 80 (21.39%) VMware ESXi
25 66 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
26 63 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
27 61 (16.31%) Migration
28 56 (14.97%) SAN
29 52 (13.90%) 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 42 (11.23%) MS Exchange
2 38 (10.16%) IIS
3 31 (8.29%) Skype for Business
4 24 (6.42%) SharePoint
5 21 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.41%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.34%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.27%) JBoss
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 36 (9.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.53%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 84 (22.46%) Office 365
2 66 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (7.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (4.28%) IaaS
5 10 (2.67%) PaaS
6 9 (2.41%) SaaS
7 8 (2.14%) Yammer
8 7 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.27%) Boomi
10 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 124 (33.16%) NetScaler
2 96 (25.67%) DNS
3 85 (22.73%) DHCP
4 56 (14.97%) SAN
5 39 (10.43%) Firewall
6 34 (9.09%) Skype
7 29 (7.75%) VPN
8 21 (5.61%) NAS
9 19 (5.08%) VLAN
10 17 (4.55%) VSAN
11 15 (4.01%) MPLS
12 13 (3.48%) iSCSI
13 12 (3.21%) Internet
13 12 (3.21%) TCP/IP
14 11 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (2.67%) VoIP
16 9 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
17 6 (1.60%) Wireless
18 5 (1.34%) LAN
18 5 (1.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.60%) MySQL
3 4 (1.07%) Blockchain
3 4 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.07%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.53%) Power BI
4 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.27%) DB2
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (4.81%) AdminStudio
2 16 (4.28%) MSI
3 2 (0.53%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.27%) Hudson
4 1 (0.27%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 116 (31.02%) Finance
2 19 (5.08%) Publishing
3 14 (3.74%) Back Office
3 14 (3.74%) Banking
4 6 (1.60%) Law
4 6 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.07%) Electronics
5 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.07%) Marketing
5 4 (1.07%) Online Betting
6 2 (0.53%) Advertising
6 2 (0.53%) Billing
6 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 100 (26.74%) Citrix Engineer
2 71 (18.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 58 (15.51%) Analyst
4 42 (11.23%) Desktop Support
5 37 (9.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 33 (8.82%) Support Engineer
7 32 (8.56%) Windows Engineer
8 29 (7.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 26 (6.95%) Consultant
10 24 (6.42%) Applications Packager
10 24 (6.42%) Architect
11 21 (5.61%) Citrix Support
12 20 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
13 19 (5.08%) Service Analyst
14 17 (4.55%) Citrix Analyst
14 17 (4.55%) Server Engineer
15 16 (4.28%) Citrix Consultant
15 16 (4.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 16 (4.28%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.34%) .NET
1 5 (1.34%) Middleware
2 4 (1.07%) Web Services
3 3 (0.80%) JSON
3 3 (0.80%) XMPP
4 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.53%) Swagger
5 1 (0.27%) LDAP
5 1 (0.27%) REST
5 1 (0.27%) SAML
5 1 (0.27%) SOAP
5 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.63%) Fat Client
1 36 (9.63%) Thin Client
2 28 (7.49%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.61%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.35%) Computer Science
5 19 (5.08%) Blackberry
6 14 (3.74%) PKI
7 12 (3.21%) Clustering
8 8 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.60%) User Experience
11 5 (1.34%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.34%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 4 (1.07%) iPad
12 4 (1.07%) iPhone
12 4 (1.07%) Wiki
13 3 (0.80%) RSA SecurID
14 2 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 307 (82.09%) Windows
2 185 (49.47%) Windows Server
3 125 (33.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 114 (30.48%) Windows 10
5 91 (24.33%) Windows 7
6 63 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (7.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (5.08%) Linux
9 10 (2.67%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.41%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.87%) Windows NT
12 6 (1.60%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.34%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.53%) Unix
15 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.27%) Android
16 1 (0.27%) SUSE
16 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (28.88%) ITIL
2 61 (16.31%) Migration
3 52 (13.90%) Application Packaging
4 43 (11.50%) Application Virtualisation
5 38 (10.16%) Service Delivery
6 37 (9.89%) Project Management
7 32 (8.56%) Business Continuity
8 27 (7.22%) Virtual Environments
9 23 (6.15%) Change Management
10 20 (5.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 19 (5.08%) Capacity Management
12 18 (4.81%) Incident Management
13 17 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (4.01%) Load Balancing
15 15 (4.01%) Problem Management
15 15 (4.01%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (3.48%) High Availability
17 12 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (2.94%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 39 (10.43%) VBScript
3 29 (7.75%) SQL
4 8 (2.14%) VB
5 4 (1.07%) C
6 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.27%) Perl
7 1 (0.27%) Python
7 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 37 (9.89%) Degree
4 29 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (7.22%) Citrix Certification
6 19 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (4.28%) CCA
8 7 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.34%) CCDP
10 5 (1.34%) CCIE
10 5 (1.34%) CCNP
10 5 (1.34%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (1.34%) CISM
10 5 (1.34%) CISSP
10 5 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.07%) QA
2 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) BS25999
4 1 (0.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) IASME
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 261 (69.79%) XenApp
2 231 (61.76%) Active Directory
3 171 (45.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 123 (32.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 89 (23.80%) vSphere
6 81 (21.66%) Hyper-V
6 81 (21.66%) XenServer
7 80 (21.39%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (11.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 23 (6.15%) VMware NSX
10 19 (5.08%) VMware Workstation
11 18 (4.81%) BitLocker
12 14 (3.74%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (1.87%) VirtualBox
14 6 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (1.34%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (1.34%) Terminal Services
15 5 (1.34%) Xen
16 3 (0.80%) NFS
Systems Management
1 153 (40.91%) SCCM
2 32 (8.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (6.15%) WSUS
4 16 (4.28%) vRealize
4 16 (4.28%) XenMobile
5 15 (4.01%) SCOM
6 9 (2.41%) Backup Exec
6 9 (2.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.14%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.87%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.60%) SafeCom
10 5 (1.34%) PowerCLI
11 4 (1.07%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.07%) EdgeSight
11 4 (1.07%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.80%) SnapVault
12 3 (0.80%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 354 (94.65%) Citrix
2 239 (63.90%) VMware
3 181 (48.40%) Microsoft
4 103 (27.54%) Ivanti
5 51 (13.64%) HP
6 39 (10.43%) SAP
7 35 (9.36%) Cisco
8 27 (7.22%) Wyse
9 22 (5.88%) Dell
10 14 (3.74%) Oracle
11 13 (3.48%) Apple
11 13 (3.48%) NetApp
12 11 (2.94%) Avaya
12 11 (2.94%) Veeam
13 10 (2.67%) McAfee
13 10 (2.67%) Symantec
14 8 (2.14%) IBM
14 8 (2.14%) Sophos
15 7 (1.87%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.87%) Polycom