Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 467 476 599
Rank change year-on-year +9 +123 -42
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 315 418 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.67% 2.86% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 289 171
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £268 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £520 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
England median hourly rate £24.38 £24.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% -19.64%
10th Percentile £19.06 £16.83 £15.40
90th Percentile £44.90 £33.68 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £24.38 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -42.65% +70.00% -9.09%

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 11,792 14,636 11,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.48% 15.39% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,829 9,622 7,856
England median daily rate £450 £451 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.11% +6.00% +3.66%
10th Percentile £168 £188 £163
90th Percentile £638 £626 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 798 658
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +32 153 £425 +1.19% 31
South East +2 69 £400 +1.91% 21
South West +21 45 £363 -14.71% 11
North of England +22 18 £285 -21.38% 18
Midlands +18 15 £350 - 22
East of England +34 14 £350 -17.65%
West Midlands +32 10 £350 - 17
Yorkshire +39 9 £280 -13.85% 4
North West +13 9 £285 -12.31% 12
East Midlands +16 5 £320 -9.86% 5
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 308 (97.78%) Citrix
2 269 (85.40%) Windows
3 253 (80.32%) XenApp
4 214 (67.94%) Active Directory
5 196 (62.22%) Microsoft
6 187 (59.37%) VMware
7 163 (51.75%) Windows Server
8 126 (40.00%) SCCM
9 125 (39.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 108 (34.29%) Windows 10
11 106 (33.65%) Office 365
12 103 (32.70%) PowerShell
13 96 (30.48%) DNS
14 94 (29.84%) NetScaler
15 93 (29.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 84 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 79 (25.08%) DHCP
18 71 (22.54%) MS Exchange
19 70 (22.22%) Firewall
19 70 (22.22%) Azure
20 65 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
21 61 (19.37%) Hyper-V
22 58 (18.41%) Windows 7
22 58 (18.41%) Ivanti
23 55 (17.46%) VMware ESXi
24 54 (17.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
25 52 (16.51%) Citrix Certification
26 49 (15.56%) ITIL
27 48 (15.24%) Skype for Business
28 47 (14.92%) Finance

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 71 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 48 (15.24%) Skype for Business
3 25 (7.94%) SharePoint
4 22 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.49%) IIS
6 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.63%) Apache
7 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 37 (11.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 106 (33.65%) Office 365
2 70 (22.22%) Azure
3 35 (11.11%) AWS
4 26 (8.25%) SaaS
5 21 (6.67%) IaaS
6 17 (5.40%) PaaS
7 16 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (3.49%) Yammer
9 5 (1.59%) GCP
9 5 (1.59%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.32%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.32%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 96 (30.48%) DNS
2 94 (29.84%) NetScaler
3 79 (25.08%) DHCP
4 70 (22.22%) Firewall
5 45 (14.29%) Skype
6 33 (10.48%) SAN
7 23 (7.30%) TCP/IP
8 16 (5.08%) VLAN
9 10 (3.17%) LAN
10 7 (2.22%) MPLS
10 7 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (2.22%) VoIP
10 7 (2.22%) WAN
10 7 (2.22%) Wireless
11 6 (1.90%) BGP
11 6 (1.90%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.90%) NAS
11 6 (1.90%) Network Security
12 4 (1.27%) VPN
13 3 (0.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.22%) Big Data
4 5 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.54%) MSI
2 5 (1.59%) JIRA
3 4 (1.27%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.27%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.32%) TestRail
5 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 47 (14.92%) Finance
2 44 (13.97%) Banking
3 26 (8.25%) Public Sector
4 14 (4.44%) Law
5 13 (4.13%) German Language
5 13 (4.13%) Russian Language
6 9 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.27%) Publishing
9 4 (1.27%) Retail
10 3 (0.95%) Front Office
11 2 (0.63%) Electronics
11 2 (0.63%) Local Government
11 2 (0.63%) Marketing
12 1 (0.32%) Advertising
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) International Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 81 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (16.51%) Citrix Engineer
3 33 (10.48%) Analyst
4 31 (9.84%) Windows Engineer
5 19 (6.03%) Architect
5 19 (6.03%) Desktop Engineer
5 19 (6.03%) Support Engineer
6 18 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 17 (5.40%) Consultant
8 16 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (4.76%) Administrator
10 13 (4.13%) Citrix Support
11 12 (3.81%) Desktop Support
11 12 (3.81%) Junior
12 11 (3.49%) Designer
12 11 (3.49%) Infrastructure Support
12 11 (3.49%) Junior Analyst
12 11 (3.49%) Junior Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.17%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.86%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.90%) SAML
3 5 (1.59%) React
4 3 (0.95%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.63%) Web Services
6 1 (0.32%) .NET
6 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.67%) Fat Client
1 21 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 14 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.86%) PKI
4 9 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.54%) Hedge funds
6 7 (2.22%) Clustering
6 7 (2.22%) Replication
7 6 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.59%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.59%) RSA SecurID
8 5 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.95%) Derivative
9 3 (0.95%) iPhone
10 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 269 (85.40%) Windows
2 163 (51.75%) Windows Server
3 108 (34.29%) Windows 10
4 84 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (18.41%) Windows 7
7 34 (10.79%) Linux
8 15 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (3.49%) VMS
9 11 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.17%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.86%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.90%) Android
13 5 (1.59%) Unix
14 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (29.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 49 (15.56%) ITIL
3 43 (13.65%) Migration
4 23 (7.30%) Service Management
5 22 (6.98%) Virtual Environments
6 19 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
8 17 (5.40%) ITSM
9 16 (5.08%) Change Management
9 16 (5.08%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 16 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (5.08%) Project Delivery
10 15 (4.76%) Application Packaging
10 15 (4.76%) Information Security
11 14 (4.44%) Application Virtualisation
11 14 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (4.44%) Service Delivery
12 13 (4.13%) Information Security Management
12 13 (4.13%) ISMS
12 13 (4.13%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (32.70%) PowerShell
2 35 (11.11%) SQL
3 12 (3.81%) C
4 8 (2.54%) VBScript
5 6 (1.90%) VB
6 4 (1.27%) Python
7 2 (0.63%) Ruby
8 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.32%) C#
8 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (16.51%) Citrix Certification
2 36 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 35 (11.11%) CCA
4 31 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (8.89%) MCSE
6 20 (6.35%) SC Cleared
7 15 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 15 (4.76%) MCSA
8 12 (3.81%) Degree
9 11 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.54%) CCNA
10 8 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (2.22%) MCP
12 5 (1.59%) CCNP
12 5 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.95%) RHCSA
15 2 (0.63%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.49%) SLA
2 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.63%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 253 (80.32%) XenApp
2 214 (67.94%) Active Directory
3 125 (39.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (19.37%) Hyper-V
5 55 (17.46%) VMware ESXi
6 54 (17.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 42 (13.33%) vSphere
8 38 (12.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (7.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 22 (6.98%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (6.67%) DFS Replication
12 11 (3.49%) Xen
13 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (1.27%) BitLocker
14 4 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.32%) UAG
Systems Management
1 126 (40.00%) SCCM
2 33 (10.48%) SCOM
3 16 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (4.76%) XenMobile
5 11 (3.49%) Backup Exec
6 10 (3.17%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.54%) SCVMM
8 7 (2.22%) Perfmon
9 6 (1.90%) Netcool
9 6 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (1.59%) Ansible
10 5 (1.59%) Istio
10 5 (1.59%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (1.59%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.59%) Terraform
11 4 (1.27%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.27%) ThinApp
11 4 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 308 (97.78%) Citrix
2 196 (62.22%) Microsoft
3 187 (59.37%) VMware
4 58 (18.41%) Ivanti
5 34 (10.79%) Cisco
6 33 (10.48%) Dell
7 31 (9.84%) HP
8 19 (6.03%) EMC
9 15 (4.76%) Red Hat
10 14 (4.44%) McAfee
10 14 (4.44%) NetApp
11 13 (4.13%) ServiceNow
11 13 (4.13%) Sony
11 13 (4.13%) Symantec
12 10 (3.17%) Splunk
13 8 (2.54%) Nimble Storage
14 7 (2.22%) Meraki
15 6 (1.90%) 3PAR
15 6 (1.90%) Lumension
15 6 (1.90%) SolarWinds