Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 677 509 463
Rank change year-on-year -168 -46 +21
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 78 54 284
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.16% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 0.80% 1.08% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 34 202
10th Percentile £220 £269 £265
25th Percentile £323 £300 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £385 £380
Median % change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% -5.00%
75th Percentile £459 £447 £448
90th Percentile £525 £498 £522
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
10th Percentile - £39.00 £23.44
25th Percentile £12.50 £40.13 £28.03
Median hourly rate £16.25 £42.00 £37.38
Median % change year-on-year -61.31% +12.37% +83.89%
75th Percentile £22.19 £57.88 £46.03
90th Percentile £26.13 £67.40 £50.21
UK median hourly rate £16.25 £42.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -61.31% -23.64% +29.41%

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 9,777 5,011 10,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.25% 14.65% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,066 3,420 7,014
10th Percentile £185 £213 £163
25th Percentile £385 £363 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £563 £569
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 206 547
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.98 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%
75th Percentile £25.50 £41.81 £21.00
90th Percentile £56.95 £59.38 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.06 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.73% +7.58% +3.13%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -170 42 £400 +10.34% 17
East of England -37 13 £465 +35.27%
North of England -49 8 £362 - 5
South East -62 7 £424 -9.65% 5
Yorkshire - 6 £465 - 1
South West -49 4 £288 +9.52% 2
Midlands -60 4 £320 -24.71% 7
North West -51 2 £249 - 3
West Midlands -59 2 £450 +5.88% 6
East Midlands - 2 £225 - 1
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 78 (100.00%) Citrix
2 72 (92.31%) Windows
3 56 (71.79%) Microsoft
3 56 (71.79%) Active Directory
4 53 (67.95%) XenApp
5 43 (55.13%) Windows Server
6 42 (53.85%) VMware
7 38 (48.72%) SCCM
8 37 (47.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (41.03%) Windows 10
10 27 (34.62%) Windows Server 2016
11 26 (33.33%) Firewall
12 25 (32.05%) Microsoft 365
13 23 (29.49%) Social Skills
13 23 (29.49%) DNS
13 23 (29.49%) MS Exchange
13 23 (29.49%) Microsoft App-V
14 22 (28.21%) Ivanti
15 20 (25.64%) DHCP
16 19 (24.36%) HP
16 19 (24.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (21.79%) PowerShell
17 17 (21.79%) Azure
17 17 (21.79%) Finance
18 16 (20.51%) Hyper-V
19 15 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
20 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
20 14 (17.95%) NetScaler

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 23 (29.49%) MS Exchange
2 15 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.28%) IIS
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (32.05%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (21.79%) Azure
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.13%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.85%) Nutanix
5 2 (2.56%) AWS
6 1 (1.28%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (1.28%) IaaS
6 1 (1.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) Firewall
2 23 (29.49%) DNS
3 20 (25.64%) DHCP
4 14 (17.95%) NetScaler
5 13 (16.67%) IPv4
5 13 (16.67%) Network Security
6 10 (12.82%) SAN
7 8 (10.26%) iSCSI
8 7 (8.97%) NAS
9 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
10 3 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (3.85%) SSL
10 3 (3.85%) WAN
11 2 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.56%) HTTP
11 2 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (2.56%) LAN
11 2 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.56%) VPN
11 2 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MSI
General
1 23 (29.49%) Social Skills
2 17 (21.79%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Automotive
5 1 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Support Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Citrix Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Citrix Support
5 7 (8.97%) Administrator
5 7 (8.97%) Wintel Support
5 7 (8.97%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) VMware Support Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.41%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) Hedge funds
3 5 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.85%) PKI
4 3 (3.85%) User Experience
5 2 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) CMDB
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (92.31%) Windows
2 43 (55.13%) Windows Server
3 32 (41.03%) Windows 10
4 27 (34.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.56%) MVS
10 1 (1.28%) Android
10 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 12 (15.38%) ITIL
4 9 (11.54%) Application Virtualisation
5 8 (10.26%) Personalization
6 7 (8.97%) Asset Management
6 7 (8.97%) Network Load Balancing
6 7 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (7.69%) Migration
7 6 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 6 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (5.13%) Analytics
9 3 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.85%) Change Management
9 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.85%) Product Roadmap
10 2 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.56%) Project Management
10 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.82%) Citrix Certification
2 10 (12.82%) MCSE
2 10 (12.82%) MCTS
3 7 (8.97%) CCA
4 6 (7.69%) MCITP
4 6 (7.69%) MCP
4 6 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.41%) MCSA
5 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.85%) CISSP
6 3 (3.85%) Degree
6 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.56%) CCNA
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) SLA
2 5 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 56 (71.79%) Active Directory
2 53 (67.95%) XenApp
3 37 (47.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (29.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (20.51%) Hyper-V
6 14 (17.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 11 (14.10%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (10.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (8.97%) NFS
9 7 (8.97%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (5.13%) vSphere
11 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 38 (48.72%) SCCM
2 13 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (8.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (8.97%) SCOM
5 3 (3.85%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (2.56%) Ansible
6 2 (2.56%) AppDNA
6 2 (2.56%) EdgeSight
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 78 (100.00%) Citrix
2 56 (71.79%) Microsoft
3 42 (53.85%) VMware
4 22 (28.21%) Ivanti
5 19 (24.36%) HP
6 13 (16.67%) Shavlik
7 8 (10.26%) Cisco
7 8 (10.26%) Symantec
8 7 (8.97%) EMC
8 7 (8.97%) McAfee
9 2 (2.56%) Brocade
9 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.56%) Veeam
10 1 (1.28%) Dell
10 1 (1.28%) iManage
10 1 (1.28%) Meraki
10 1 (1.28%) NetApp
10 1 (1.28%) Qualys
10 1 (1.28%) Snow
10 1 (1.28%) Zerto