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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 57 50 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.66% 0.45% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 5.97% 4.48% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £488 £325 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -30.85%  

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 67 67 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 11.06% 9.94% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 35
Median daily rate £358 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +7.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 22 March 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
Stevenage +1 2 £525 - 1
Watford - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £450 - 1
XenDesktop
East of England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) XenApp
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (33.33%) AppSense
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Apple
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (16.67%) GPG13
6 1 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (16.67%) XenMobile
6 1 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
6 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto

XenDesktop
Top Related 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Database Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CCTV
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) AppDNA
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
2 1 (16.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Apple
4 2 (33.33%) AppSense
5 1 (16.67%) Adobe
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) F5
5 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL