Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 598 450 522
Rank change year-on-year -148 +72 +20
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 100 92 321
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 1.20% 1.88% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 66 212
10th Percentile £319 £263 £276
25th Percentile £356 £333 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
75th Percentile £500 £500 £491
90th Percentile £564 £520 £549
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
10th Percentile £10.50 £35.96 £15.07
25th Percentile £12.00 £36.82 £15.49
Median hourly rate £13.31 £39.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -66.32% +107.89% -15.56%
75th Percentile £20.74 £40.75 £26.00
90th Percentile £28.75 " £26.60
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £39.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -67.09% +75.56% -10.02%

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 8,322 4,896 12,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.45% 15.07% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,833 3,343 8,826
10th Percentile £213 £200 £181
25th Percentile £376 £363 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 208 500
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.21 £11.16
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.98 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.60 £17.42 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.02% +5.59% +1.91%
75th Percentile £32.61 £22.81 £25.00
90th Percentile £62.60 £47.50 £47.52
UK median hourly rate £18.55 £17.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.14% +5.03%

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -130 57 £475 +11.76% 6
North of England -34 12 £362 +3.43% 14
Midlands -57 10 £460 +8.24% 4
East of England -12 7 - - 6
North West -34 7 £361 +15.52% 8
East Midlands - 7 £390 - 2
Yorkshire -26 5 £400 -15.79% 3
South East -44 5 £363 -11.04% 5
South West -13 4 £319 -16.39% 2
West Midlands -47 3 £500 +17.65% 2
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 94 (94.00%) Citrix
2 84 (84.00%) XenApp
3 73 (73.00%) Windows
4 64 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 60 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 58 (58.00%) VMware
7 42 (42.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (37.00%) Azure
9 35 (35.00%) Microsoft 365
10 32 (32.00%) PowerShell
11 28 (28.00%) Windows Server
12 27 (27.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (26.00%) NetScaler
13 26 (26.00%) SCCM
14 23 (23.00%) Ivanti
15 22 (22.00%) ITIL
16 19 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 18 (18.00%) Virtual Desktop
17 18 (18.00%) Windows 10
18 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2016
18 17 (17.00%) DHCP
18 17 (17.00%) Migration
19 16 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
20 15 (15.00%) Finance
20 15 (15.00%) SQL
20 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
21 14 (14.00%) Ansible
21 14 (14.00%) Windows 7
21 14 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
21 14 (14.00%) DNS

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 12 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (7.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (37.00%) Azure
2 35 (35.00%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (14.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (10.00%) AWS
5 8 (8.00%) Mimecast
6 7 (7.00%) IaaS
7 5 (5.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (5.00%) PaaS
8 2 (2.00%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.00%) Google Workspace
9 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.00%) NetScaler
2 17 (17.00%) DHCP
3 14 (14.00%) DNS
4 7 (7.00%) Firewall
5 6 (6.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.00%) WAN
6 5 (5.00%) LAN
6 5 (5.00%) SAN
6 5 (5.00%) Skype
6 5 (5.00%) VPN
7 4 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (4.00%) VoIP
8 3 (3.00%) NAS
8 3 (3.00%) VLAN
8 3 (3.00%) Wireless
9 2 (2.00%) SMTP
9 2 (2.00%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.00%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.00%) HTTP
10 1 (1.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.00%) Power BI
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.00%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.00%) MSI
General
1 15 (15.00%) Finance
2 13 (13.00%) Social Skills
3 6 (6.00%) Legal
4 5 (5.00%) Law
4 5 (5.00%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.00%) Banking
5 4 (4.00%) Billing
6 2 (2.00%) Marketing
7 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.00%) Automotive
7 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (17.00%) Analyst
2 14 (14.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 13 (13.00%) Architect
4 11 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (9.00%) Consultant
5 9 (9.00%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) IT Support
7 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Citrix Consultant
8 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Administrator
9 4 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Citrix Administrator
9 4 (4.00%) SCCM Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) LDAP
2 1 (1.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Replication
2 4 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.00%) Clustering
3 3 (3.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.00%) PKI
4 2 (2.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.00%) CMDB
5 1 (1.00%) Derivative
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.00%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.00%) iPhone
5 1 (1.00%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.00%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (73.00%) Windows
2 28 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 27 (27.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (18.00%) Windows 10
5 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (14.00%) Windows 7
7 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (6.00%) Linux
10 1 (1.00%) Android
10 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.00%) ITIL
2 19 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (17.00%) Migration
4 16 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (9.00%) Application Packaging
5 9 (9.00%) Change Management
5 9 (9.00%) Problem Management
6 8 (8.00%) Architecture Roadmap
6 8 (8.00%) Project Delivery
6 8 (8.00%) Server Virtualisation
7 7 (7.00%) DevOps
7 7 (7.00%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.00%) Service Management
8 6 (6.00%) High Availability
9 5 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
9 5 (5.00%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.00%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.00%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.00%) Python
3 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.00%) MCSE
2 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.00%) CCNA
5 4 (4.00%) CISSP
6 3 (3.00%) CCA
6 3 (3.00%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (3.00%) Degree
6 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.00%) CCNP
7 2 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.00%) MCITP
7 2 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) SLA
2 6 (6.00%) GDPR
3 3 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 84 (84.00%) XenApp
2 60 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 42 (42.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (18.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 14 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (13.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (10.00%) vSphere
8 9 (9.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (3.00%) BitLocker
9 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (1.00%) NFS
11 1 (1.00%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (26.00%) SCCM
2 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (14.00%) Ansible
4 10 (10.00%) SCOM
5 8 (8.00%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (7.00%) Terraform
7 3 (3.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.00%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.00%) PowerCLI
8 2 (2.00%) SafeCom
9 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.00%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.00%) Nessus
9 1 (1.00%) Puppet
9 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.00%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (94.00%) Citrix
2 64 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 58 (58.00%) VMware
4 23 (23.00%) Ivanti
5 14 (14.00%) Cisco
6 7 (7.00%) Veeam
7 6 (6.00%) HP
7 6 (6.00%) iManage
8 5 (5.00%) Dell
8 5 (5.00%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.00%) Intapp
9 4 (4.00%) Wyse
10 3 (3.00%) Infoblox
10 3 (3.00%) NetApp
10 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.00%) Sophos
11 2 (2.00%) F5
11 2 (2.00%) Isilon
11 2 (2.00%) Meraki
11 2 (2.00%) Trustwave