Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 580 523
Rank change year-on-year +21 -57 -63
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 284 264 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.37% 2.39% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 174 227
England median daily rate £390 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -3.00% -
10th Percentile £260 £229 £205
90th Percentile £538 £510 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
England median hourly rate £20.00 £27.00 £21.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +22.87% -0.11%
10th Percentile £13.60 £25.75 £18.40
90th Percentile £60.00 £28.60 £27.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £21.49
% change year-on-year -5.66% +23.33% -2.33%

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 11,969 11,026 9,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.96% 12.21% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,868 6,975 5,834
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £156
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 738 1,079
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.12
90th Percentile £46.78 £43.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.53% +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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -16 103 £438 +9.38% 36
South East -15 73 £410 +17.14% 12
North of England +41 58 £300 -20.00% 24
North East +61 26 £278 +0.91% 8
East of England +8 26 £450 +166.67% 4
Midlands -8 19 £345 +2.30% 4
North West +11 17 £350 -19.08% 11
Yorkshire +14 15 £300 - 5
West Midlands +17 14 £388 +61.46% 1
East Midlands -18 5 £330 -5.71% 3
South West +3 2 - -
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 279 (98.24%) Citrix
2 217 (76.41%) Windows
3 203 (71.48%) XenApp
4 180 (63.38%) VMware
5 147 (51.76%) Active Directory
6 142 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 115 (40.49%) Windows Server
8 104 (36.62%) PowerShell
9 99 (34.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 94 (33.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 86 (30.28%) XenServer
12 84 (29.58%) SCCM
13 80 (28.17%) Ivanti
13 80 (28.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 80 (28.17%) NetScaler
14 76 (26.76%) Skype for Business
15 74 (26.06%) Hyper-V
16 70 (24.65%) Windows 7
17 62 (21.83%) Windows 10
18 57 (20.07%) Office 365
18 57 (20.07%) DNS
18 57 (20.07%) MS Exchange
19 54 (19.01%) VMware ESXi
20 52 (18.31%) Finance
21 50 (17.61%) DHCP
22 49 (17.25%) Firewall
23 47 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
24 42 (14.79%) VBScript
25 37 (13.03%) vSphere
26 34 (11.97%) 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 76 (26.76%) Skype for Business
2 57 (20.07%) MS Exchange
3 28 (9.86%) SharePoint
4 24 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.76%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.06%) IIS
6 3 (1.06%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 57 (20.07%) Office 365
2 21 (7.39%) PaaS
3 20 (7.04%) IaaS
3 20 (7.04%) OneDrive
4 17 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (2.82%) SaaS
7 4 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.35%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 80 (28.17%) NetScaler
2 57 (20.07%) DNS
3 50 (17.61%) DHCP
4 49 (17.25%) Firewall
5 31 (10.92%) SAN
6 27 (9.51%) Skype
7 20 (7.04%) LAN
8 19 (6.69%) WAN
9 12 (4.23%) VPN
10 10 (3.52%) NAS
10 10 (3.52%) SMS
11 9 (3.17%) TCP/IP
12 8 (2.82%) iSCSI
12 8 (2.82%) SMTP
12 8 (2.82%) VLAN
13 7 (2.46%) SSL
14 6 (2.11%) Internet
14 6 (2.11%) Network Security
14 6 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (1.76%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.06%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.35%) MySQL
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.35%) Power BI
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.11%) MSI
2 3 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.70%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (18.31%) Finance
2 21 (7.39%) Banking
3 12 (4.23%) Publishing
4 9 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.76%) Back Office
7 3 (1.06%) Retail
8 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.70%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (15.85%) Citrix Engineer
2 38 (13.38%) Consultant
3 33 (11.62%) Architect
4 31 (10.92%) Analyst
5 29 (10.21%) Designer
6 26 (9.15%) Desktop Support
7 25 (8.80%) Solutions Designer
8 23 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (6.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (6.34%) Support Engineer
10 16 (5.63%) Citrix Architect
10 16 (5.63%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
12 12 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (4.23%) Citrix Consultant
13 11 (3.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 10 (3.52%) Senior Citrix Engineer
14 10 (3.52%) Server Engineer
14 10 (3.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.41%) .NET
2 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.70%) SAML
3 2 (0.70%) Web Services
4 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.35%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.69%) CESG
2 17 (5.99%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.28%) User Experience
4 13 (4.58%) Fat Client
4 13 (4.58%) Thin Client
5 12 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.52%) Private Cloud
7 9 (3.17%) Blackberry
8 7 (2.46%) PKI
9 6 (2.11%) Clustering
9 6 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.76%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.41%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.06%) Derivative
13 2 (0.70%) CCTV
13 2 (0.70%) iPad
13 2 (0.70%) iPhone
13 2 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 217 (76.41%) Windows
2 115 (40.49%) Windows Server
3 80 (28.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (24.65%) Windows 7
5 62 (21.83%) Windows 10
6 47 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (8.10%) Linux
8 16 (5.63%) Windows 8
9 15 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.46%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.11%) Unix
13 3 (1.06%) Android
13 3 (1.06%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.27%) ITIL
2 30 (10.56%) Migration
3 29 (10.21%) TOGAF
4 26 (9.15%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 20 (7.04%) Disk Encryption
6 17 (5.99%) Customer Requirements
7 16 (5.63%) Application Packaging
8 15 (5.28%) Presales
9 13 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (4.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.52%) Investment Management
11 10 (3.52%) Project Management
11 10 (3.52%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.17%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (3.17%) High Availability
12 9 (3.17%) PRINCE2
12 9 (3.17%) Server Building
12 9 (3.17%) Software Delivery
13 8 (2.82%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 104 (36.62%) PowerShell
2 42 (14.79%) VBScript
3 18 (6.34%) SQL
4 6 (2.11%) VB
5 4 (1.41%) C
6 3 (1.06%) C#
6 3 (1.06%) Java
6 3 (1.06%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (7.75%) Citrix Certification
4 19 (6.69%) SC Cleared
5 18 (6.34%) MCSE
6 16 (5.63%) Degree
7 9 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (3.17%) CCA
8 7 (2.46%) CCEA
9 6 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.11%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.11%) MCSA
10 5 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.41%) CCNP
12 3 (1.06%) CCDP
12 3 (1.06%) CCIE
12 3 (1.06%) CCNA
12 3 (1.06%) CISM
12 3 (1.06%) CISSP
12 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.82%) SLA
2 7 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 203 (71.48%) XenApp
2 147 (51.76%) Active Directory
3 99 (34.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (33.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 86 (30.28%) XenServer
6 74 (26.06%) Hyper-V
7 54 (19.01%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (13.03%) vSphere
9 27 (9.51%) BitLocker
10 9 (3.17%) VMware NSX
11 8 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (2.46%) Terminal Services
12 7 (2.46%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.76%) Terminal Server
13 5 (1.76%) Xen
14 4 (1.41%) Docker
14 4 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.70%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 84 (29.58%) SCCM
2 29 (10.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 23 (8.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (7.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 14 (4.93%) SCOM
6 8 (2.82%) EdgeSight
6 8 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (2.82%) vRealize
6 8 (2.82%) XenMobile
7 7 (2.46%) Ansible
8 5 (1.76%) PowerCLI
9 4 (1.41%) AppDNA
9 4 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.41%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.06%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.06%) Puppet
10 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 279 (98.24%) Citrix
2 180 (63.38%) VMware
3 142 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 80 (28.17%) Ivanti
5 32 (11.27%) Symantec
6 28 (9.86%) Cisco
7 27 (9.51%) HP
8 24 (8.45%) Altiris
9 19 (6.69%) NetApp
10 12 (4.23%) EMC
11 11 (3.87%) Dell
12 10 (3.52%) IBM
13 9 (3.17%) SAP
14 7 (2.46%) Oracle
15 6 (2.11%) Apple
15 6 (2.11%) Polycom
15 6 (2.11%) ThinPrint
16 5 (1.76%) CommVault
16 5 (1.76%) MobileIron
16 5 (1.76%) Palo Alto