Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 433 511 546
Rank change year-on-year +78 +35 +36
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 155 328 334
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.45% 2.53% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 211 240
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £261
90th Percentile £500 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.20% -9.67% +0.74%
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £21.58 £23.75
% change year-on-year +83.04% -9.15% +6.35%

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 6,339 12,955 12,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.57% 15.64% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,102 8,729 8,223
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £185 £190 £185
90th Percentile £640 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 520 732
Median hourly rate £18.70 £16.98 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.16% +4.69% +1.34%
10th Percentile £11.34 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.71 £47.83 £45.83
Median hourly rate £19.25 £16.74 £15.86
% change year-on-year +14.98% +5.56% -0.88%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in England.

Daily rate trend for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XenDesktop in England over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in England.

Hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XenDesktop in England over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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 +95 64 £425 +11.48% 1
North of England +103 44 £340 -20.00% 5
South East +59 19 £400 -3.03% 4
Yorkshire +77 15 £338 -25.00% 1
North East +36 15 £345 +14.86%
North West +61 14 £300 -42.86% 4
Midlands +63 10 £406 +4.17% 4
South West +38 9 £325 -16.13% 1
West Midlands +51 8 £425 +8.97% 3
East of England +60 7 £400 +23.08% 2
East Midlands +44 1 £388 -13.89% 1
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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.

1 149 (96.13%) Citrix
2 129 (83.23%) XenApp
3 101 (65.16%) Windows
4 93 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 79 (50.97%) VMware
6 75 (48.39%) Microsoft
7 65 (41.94%) NetScaler
8 50 (32.26%) Citrix Certification
9 47 (30.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (28.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 42 (27.10%) PowerShell
12 42 (27.10%) Office 365
13 40 (25.81%) DNS
14 39 (25.16%) VMware ESXi
15 38 (24.52%) Windows 10
16 37 (23.87%) Windows Server 2016
16 37 (23.87%) Windows 7
17 35 (22.58%) Finance
18 34 (21.94%) Windows Server 2008
19 33 (21.29%) Windows Server
20 31 (20.00%) SCCM
20 31 (20.00%) Azure
21 27 (17.42%) Ivanti
22 26 (16.77%) Microsoft App-V
23 25 (16.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
24 24 (15.48%) DHCP
25 22 (14.19%) CCA
26 21 (13.55%) SAN
26 21 (13.55%) Security Cleared

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 11 (7.10%) Skype for Business
2 8 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (5.16%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.23%) IIS
4 2 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (27.10%) Office 365
2 31 (20.00%) Azure
3 14 (9.03%) OneDrive
4 9 (5.81%) AWS
5 6 (3.87%) IaaS
6 2 (1.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.65%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.65%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (41.94%) NetScaler
2 40 (25.81%) DNS
3 24 (15.48%) DHCP
4 21 (13.55%) SAN
5 18 (11.61%) Firewall
6 9 (5.81%) Skype
7 7 (4.52%) SSL
7 7 (4.52%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.87%) VPN
9 5 (3.23%) NAS
9 5 (3.23%) Network Security
9 5 (3.23%) WAN
9 5 (3.23%) Wireless
10 4 (2.58%) BGP
10 4 (2.58%) MPLS
10 4 (2.58%) OSPF
10 4 (2.58%) RIP
10 4 (2.58%) VLAN
10 4 (2.58%) VoIP
11 3 (1.94%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.16%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.65%) Power BI
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 35 (22.58%) Finance
2 12 (7.74%) Banking
3 4 (2.58%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.29%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.29%) Law
4 2 (1.29%) Retail
4 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Local Government
5 1 (0.65%) Police
Job Titles
1 63 (40.65%) Citrix Engineer
2 42 (27.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (14.19%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.39%) Citrix Specialist
5 9 (5.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (5.81%) Analyst
5 9 (5.81%) Consultant
6 7 (4.52%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.52%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (3.87%) Citrix Consultant
7 6 (3.87%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.23%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 5 (3.23%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (3.23%) Deskside Support
8 5 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (2.58%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.58%) IT Engineer
10 3 (1.94%) Integration Specialist
10 3 (1.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.29%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.65%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) Middleware
2 1 (0.65%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.81%) Data Centre
1 9 (5.81%) PKI
2 8 (5.16%) Fat Client
2 8 (5.16%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.87%) Clustering
3 6 (3.87%) CMDB
4 4 (2.58%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.29%) iPhone
6 2 (1.29%) User Experience
7 1 (0.65%) Derivative
7 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (65.16%) Windows
2 47 (30.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 38 (24.52%) Windows 10
4 37 (23.87%) Windows 7
4 37 (23.87%) Windows Server 2016
5 34 (21.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (21.29%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.94%) Linux
9 2 (1.29%) Android
9 2 (1.29%) Unix
9 2 (1.29%) VMS
9 2 (1.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.65%) CentOS
10 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (11.61%) ITIL
3 18 (11.61%) Performance Management
4 16 (10.32%) Migration
5 14 (9.03%) High Availability
6 8 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (4.52%) Information Security
7 7 (4.52%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.87%) Business Continuity
8 6 (3.87%) Identity Management
8 6 (3.87%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (3.87%) Project Delivery
8 6 (3.87%) Release Management
8 6 (3.87%) Web Filtering
9 5 (3.23%) Change Management
9 5 (3.23%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (3.23%) Service Management
9 5 (3.23%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.10%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.10%) SQL
3 1 (0.65%) C#
3 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (32.26%) Citrix Certification
2 22 (14.19%) CCA
3 21 (13.55%) Security Cleared
4 19 (12.26%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (5.16%) MCSE
7 7 (4.52%) MCSA
8 5 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.94%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.94%) MCITP
9 3 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.29%) CCEA
10 2 (1.29%) CCNA
10 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.29%) Degree
10 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 129 (83.23%) XenApp
2 93 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 45 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (25.16%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (16.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 25 (16.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 19 (12.26%) vSphere
8 13 (8.39%) Hyper-V
9 7 (4.52%) DFS Replication
10 5 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (2.58%) BitLocker
11 4 (2.58%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.65%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (20.00%) SCCM
2 13 (8.39%) XenMobile
3 7 (4.52%) SCOM
3 7 (4.52%) vCenter Server
4 5 (3.23%) Ansible
4 5 (3.23%) Puppet
5 2 (1.29%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.29%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.29%) Perfmon
5 2 (1.29%) Terraform
5 2 (1.29%) ThinApp
5 2 (1.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.65%) Kibana
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 149 (96.13%) Citrix
2 79 (50.97%) VMware
3 75 (48.39%) Microsoft
4 27 (17.42%) Ivanti
5 13 (8.39%) Cisco
6 11 (7.10%) Symantec
7 10 (6.45%) Dell
8 9 (5.81%) Altiris
8 9 (5.81%) McAfee
9 7 (4.52%) Nimble Storage
10 5 (3.23%) HP
11 4 (2.58%) Brocade
11 4 (2.58%) Hitachi
11 4 (2.58%) NetApp
12 3 (1.94%) Meraki
12 3 (1.94%) NVIDIA
12 3 (1.94%) Veeam
13 2 (1.29%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.29%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.29%) Sony