The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for XenDesktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 26 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 56 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.63% 0.16% -
As % of the System Software category 3.60% 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £488 £260 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -21.87% +25.49%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 111 66 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 17.59% 10.23% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 36 76
Median daily rate £450 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £166 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £455 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 23
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% -56.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £15.35 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in Hertfordshire

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Hertfordshire

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield - 2 £488 -
XenDesktop
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) XenApp
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (62.50%) Office 365
4 5 (62.50%) SCCM
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (50.00%) LANDesk
5 4 (50.00%) CESG
5 4 (50.00%) Altiris
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (50.00%) VBScript
5 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (50.00%) Symantec
5 4 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (50.00%) AppSense
5 4 (50.00%) Skype
5 4 (50.00%) OneDrive
5 4 (50.00%) BitLocker
5 4 (50.00%) Presales
5 4 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (50.00%) Disk Encryption

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
2 4 (50.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (25.00%) Associate Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Senior SCCM Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Technical Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) CESG
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 4 (50.00%) Disk Encryption
1 4 (50.00%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GPG13
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) XenApp
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) BitLocker
5 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (12.50%) AppDNA
3 1 (12.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Altiris
4 4 (50.00%) AppSense
4 4 (50.00%) LANDesk
4 4 (50.00%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Adobe
5 1 (12.50%) Apple
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto