Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 485 519
Rank change year-on-year -101 +34 -44
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 213 431 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.12% 3.58% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 295 247
England median daily rate £400 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £215 £205 £213
90th Percentile £534 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £328 £380
% change year-on-year +22.14% -13.82% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 16
England median hourly rate £21.17 £27.50 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.03% +12.82% +21.88%
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.78 £15.13
90th Percentile £75.63 £36.50 £31.88
UK median hourly rate £21.17 £27.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year -21.60% +10.77% +21.88%

XenDesktop is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10052 12024 11078
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.47% 11.85% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6425 7584 6305
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £166 £180 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 847 1211
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +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 25 July 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 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenDesktop in England

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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 25 July 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 -23 95 £425 +2.41% 15
South East +6 47 £409 +9.00% 4
Midlands +10 20 £195 -47.12% 9
South West -10 16 £350 +16.67% 2
East of England -18 16 £450 +136.84% 1
North of England -41 16 £310 +10.71% 4
East Midlands +3 15 £125 +12.61% 1
North West +38 8 £275 -35.29% 4
Yorkshire +16 6 £375 +15.38%
West Midlands +8 5 £381 -7.58% 8
North East -38 2 £225 -18.18%
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 203 (95.31%) Citrix
2 159 (74.65%) Windows
3 133 (62.44%) VMware
4 128 (60.09%) Microsoft
4 128 (60.09%) XenApp
5 99 (46.48%) Active Directory
6 88 (41.31%) Windows Server
7 85 (39.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 82 (38.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 73 (34.27%) PowerShell
10 67 (31.46%) NetScaler
11 60 (28.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 58 (27.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 57 (26.76%) Cisco
14 55 (25.82%) SCCM
15 51 (23.94%) Hyper-V
15 51 (23.94%) Finance
16 49 (23.00%) MS Exchange
17 45 (21.13%) AppSense
18 42 (19.72%) Windows 7
18 42 (19.72%) VMware ESXi
19 41 (19.25%) SAN
20 39 (18.31%) vSphere
21 37 (17.37%) Skype for Business
22 36 (16.90%) XenServer
22 36 (16.90%) HP
23 33 (15.49%) Office 365
24 29 (13.62%) Migration
25 28 (13.15%) SharePoint
25 28 (13.15%) Exchange Server 2010

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 49 (23.00%) MS Exchange
2 37 (17.37%) Skype for Business
3 28 (13.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (13.15%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (4.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.29%) IBM Notes
7 7 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.94%) IIS
10 1 (0.47%) Apache
10 1 (0.47%) Confluence
10 1 (0.47%) nginx
10 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (10.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.49%) Office 365
2 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.69%) OneDrive
4 7 (3.29%) IaaS
4 7 (3.29%) PaaS
5 6 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.41%) Yammer
7 2 (0.94%) G Suite
7 2 (0.94%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) GitHub
8 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (31.46%) NetScaler
2 41 (19.25%) SAN
3 23 (10.80%) Firewall
4 20 (9.39%) NAS
5 16 (7.51%) DNS
5 16 (7.51%) VPN
6 15 (7.04%) LAN
7 14 (6.57%) WAN
8 13 (6.10%) DHCP
8 13 (6.10%) Skype
9 11 (5.16%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (4.69%) BIG-IP
10 10 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (4.23%) Wireless
12 8 (3.76%) Internet
13 7 (3.29%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.82%) SMTP
15 5 (2.35%) MPLS
15 5 (2.35%) VSAN
16 4 (1.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) MySQL
4 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.47%) Power BI
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (4.23%) MSI
2 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 51 (23.94%) Finance
2 24 (11.27%) Banking
3 8 (3.76%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.41%) Back Office
7 2 (0.94%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (17.84%) Architect
2 34 (15.96%) Analyst
3 26 (12.21%) Consultant
4 24 (11.27%) Citrix Engineer
5 20 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.51%) Citrix Consultant
6 16 (7.51%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (7.04%) Designer
7 15 (7.04%) Solutions Designer
7 15 (7.04%) Support Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Support Analyst
9 12 (5.63%) VMware Engineer
10 11 (5.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (5.16%) Citrix Architect
10 11 (5.16%) Wintel Engineer
11 10 (4.69%) Enterprise Architect
12 9 (4.23%) Desktop Support
12 9 (4.23%) IT Analyst
13 8 (3.76%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.41%) .NET
1 3 (1.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.94%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.47%) COM
3 1 (0.47%) Node.js
3 1 (0.47%) RESTful
3 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.21%) Data Centre
1 26 (12.21%) Fat Client
1 26 (12.21%) Thin Client
2 17 (7.98%) Blackberry
3 13 (6.10%) Clustering
4 10 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.76%) FlexPod
6 7 (3.29%) CESG
7 5 (2.35%) iPhone
7 5 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.35%) PKI
7 5 (2.35%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.88%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.88%) iPad
8 4 (1.88%) User Experience
9 3 (1.41%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.41%) iSeries
9 3 (1.41%) Replication
9 3 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 159 (74.65%) Windows
2 88 (41.31%) Windows Server
3 85 (39.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (28.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (19.72%) Windows 7
6 23 (10.80%) Windows 10
7 19 (8.92%) Linux
8 17 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.16%) Windows 8
10 9 (4.23%) Apple iOS
11 7 (3.29%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.82%) Android
13 4 (1.88%) Unix
14 3 (1.41%) CentOS
14 3 (1.41%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.94%) VMS
15 2 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.47%) SUSE
16 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.62%) Migration
2 25 (11.74%) ITIL
3 21 (9.86%) TOGAF
4 13 (6.10%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 13 (6.10%) Project Management
5 12 (5.63%) Change Management
5 12 (5.63%) High Availability
6 11 (5.16%) Application Packaging
6 11 (5.16%) Protective Monitoring
7 10 (4.69%) DevOps
8 9 (4.23%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (4.23%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (3.76%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.76%) Presales
9 8 (3.76%) Service Management
10 7 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (3.29%) Disk Encryption
10 7 (3.29%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.29%) Server Building
11 6 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 73 (34.27%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.39%) SQL
2 20 (9.39%) VBScript
3 5 (2.35%) C
4 3 (1.41%) C#
4 3 (1.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.94%) VB
6 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.47%) Java
6 1 (0.47%) Perl
6 1 (0.47%) PHP
6 1 (0.47%) Python
6 1 (0.47%) Ruby
6 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (11.27%) Security Cleared
3 16 (7.51%) Citrix Certification
3 16 (7.51%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (5.16%) MCSE
6 8 (3.76%) MCP
7 6 (2.82%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.35%) VCP6
9 4 (1.88%) CCA
9 4 (1.88%) CCNA
9 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.88%) Degree
9 4 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.88%) MCITP
10 2 (0.94%) CCEA
10 2 (0.94%) HNC
10 2 (0.94%) MCSA
10 2 (0.94%) MCTS
10 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.63%) SLA
2 11 (5.16%) GPG13
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 128 (60.09%) XenApp
2 99 (46.48%) Active Directory
3 82 (38.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (27.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 51 (23.94%) Hyper-V
6 42 (19.72%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (18.31%) vSphere
8 36 (16.90%) XenServer
9 13 (6.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 13 (6.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (6.10%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (5.63%) DFS Replication
11 10 (4.69%) BitLocker
12 9 (4.23%) Terminal Server
13 5 (2.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (1.88%) SRDF
15 3 (1.41%) Terminal Services
15 3 (1.41%) vCloud
15 3 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
16 2 (0.94%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 55 (25.82%) SCCM
2 13 (6.10%) AppDNA
3 10 (4.69%) SCOM
4 9 (4.23%) PowerCLI
4 9 (4.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (3.76%) SCVMM
5 8 (3.76%) vCenter Server
6 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (3.29%) WSUS
7 5 (2.35%) EdgeSight
8 4 (1.88%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.88%) XenMobile
9 3 (1.41%) vRealize
10 2 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.47%) Puppet
11 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.47%) Simpana
Vendors
1 203 (95.31%) Citrix
2 133 (62.44%) VMware
3 128 (60.09%) Microsoft
4 57 (26.76%) Cisco
5 45 (21.13%) AppSense
6 36 (16.90%) HP
7 21 (9.86%) EMC
7 21 (9.86%) Palo Alto
8 15 (7.04%) NetApp
8 15 (7.04%) Symantec
9 13 (6.10%) Dell
10 11 (5.16%) Altiris
10 11 (5.16%) F5
11 10 (4.69%) 3PAR
11 10 (4.69%) ServiceNow
12 8 (3.76%) Wyse
13 7 (3.29%) CommVault
13 7 (3.29%) LANDesk
13 7 (3.29%) Lotus
14 6 (2.82%) IBM
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