Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 November 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 488 414
Rank change year-on-year -49 -74 +23
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 94 128 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.28% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 1.63% 2.32% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 79 145
London median daily rate £450 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £256 £262
90th Percentile £548 £500 £613
England median daily rate £400 £373 £375
% change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
London median hourly rate £20.00 - £26.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.38 £21.98
% change year-on-year -20.70% +29.12% +0.46%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5772 5510 4499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.34% 12.25% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4135 3807 3050
London median daily rate £488 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £185 £193 £175
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 144 201
London median hourly rate £21.08 £16.40 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.58% +2.47% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.48 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.45 £49.76 £37.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in London

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in London

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in London over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in London

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in London

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the London region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Central London -6 21 £475 +18.75% 7
West London -16 2 £375 -18.03%
South London -30 1 £375 -16.67%
North London - 1 £550 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 London region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 93 (98.94%) Citrix
2 72 (76.60%) Windows
3 62 (65.96%) VMware
4 60 (63.83%) XenApp
5 53 (56.38%) Active Directory
6 41 (43.62%) Windows Server
7 40 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 38 (40.43%) Microsoft
9 34 (36.17%) SCCM
10 33 (35.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (32.98%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (31.91%) vSphere
13 28 (29.79%) Microsoft App-V
14 27 (28.72%) Migration
15 26 (27.66%) NetScaler
16 24 (25.53%) PowerShell
16 24 (25.53%) Finance
17 23 (24.47%) Windows 7
18 21 (22.34%) Windows 10
19 18 (19.15%) Cisco
19 18 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
20 16 (17.02%) Office 365
21 15 (15.96%) SAN
22 14 (14.89%) AppSense
22 14 (14.89%) DNS
22 14 (14.89%) HP
22 14 (14.89%) XenServer
23 13 (13.83%) NAS
23 13 (13.83%) Banking
24 11 (11.70%) MS Exchange

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.06%) Apache
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.02%) Office 365
2 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.66%) NetScaler
2 15 (15.96%) SAN
3 14 (14.89%) DNS
4 13 (13.83%) NAS
5 11 (11.70%) DHCP
6 9 (9.57%) WAN
7 8 (8.51%) Firewall
7 8 (8.51%) SMTP
7 8 (8.51%) VPN
8 7 (7.45%) LAN
9 6 (6.38%) iSCSI
9 6 (6.38%) MPLS
9 6 (6.38%) Network Security
9 6 (6.38%) SNMP
9 6 (6.38%) Wireless
10 2 (2.13%) Skype
10 2 (2.13%) SSL
10 2 (2.13%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.13%) VLAN
10 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.06%) MySQL
2 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.06%) Power BI
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 24 (25.53%) Finance
2 13 (13.83%) Banking
3 7 (7.45%) Publishing
4 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (22.34%) Citrix Engineer
2 15 (15.96%) Analyst
3 11 (11.70%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (10.64%) Consultant
4 10 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Citrix Consultant
5 9 (9.57%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Applications Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Applications Packager
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Architect
7 5 (5.32%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Server Support
7 5 (5.32%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) XenServer Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Migration Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Server Support Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) .NET
1 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) PKI
2 7 (7.45%) Fat Client
2 7 (7.45%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.38%) Private Cloud
4 5 (5.32%) Clustering
5 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.13%) CCTV
6 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.06%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.06%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.06%) Tandem
7 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (76.60%) Windows
2 41 (43.62%) Windows Server
3 33 (35.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (32.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (24.47%) Windows 7
6 21 (22.34%) Windows 10
7 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.19%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (2.13%) Linux
9 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.06%) Android
10 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.06%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.72%) Migration
2 7 (7.45%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (7.45%) Server Building
2 7 (7.45%) Software Deployment
3 6 (6.38%) Change Management
3 6 (6.38%) CRM
3 6 (6.38%) High Availability
3 6 (6.38%) Server Hardening
4 5 (5.32%) Application Packaging
4 5 (5.32%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.32%) Project Management
5 4 (4.26%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (4.26%) Investment Management
5 4 (4.26%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.19%) Application Discovery
6 3 (3.19%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.19%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.19%) ITIL
6 3 (3.19%) Open Source
6 3 (3.19%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.53%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.64%) VBScript
3 7 (7.45%) SQL
4 3 (3.19%) C#
4 3 (3.19%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.13%) Ruby
6 1 (1.06%) C
6 1 (1.06%) Java
6 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.06%) PHP
6 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) Citrix Certification
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.45%) CCEA
3 5 (5.32%) Degree
3 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.26%) CCA
4 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) MCSE
5 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.06%) CCNA
6 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.06%) HNC
6 1 (1.06%) MCITP
6 1 (1.06%) MCSA
6 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) VCP4
6 1 (1.06%) VCP5
6 1 (1.06%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (63.83%) XenApp
2 53 (56.38%) Active Directory
3 40 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (31.91%) vSphere
5 28 (29.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (19.15%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (14.89%) XenServer
8 9 (9.57%) DFS Replication
8 9 (9.57%) Hyper-V
9 7 (7.45%) BitLocker
9 7 (7.45%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (6.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (6.38%) VMware NSX
11 4 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (2.13%) Terminal Server
12 2 (2.13%) Terminal Services
12 2 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (2.13%) Xen
13 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (1.06%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 34 (36.17%) SCCM
2 8 (8.51%) SCOM
3 6 (6.38%) PowerCLI
3 6 (6.38%) vRealize
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.19%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.19%) XenMobile
5 2 (2.13%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.06%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.06%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.06%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (98.94%) Citrix
2 62 (65.96%) VMware
3 38 (40.43%) Microsoft
4 18 (19.15%) Cisco
5 14 (14.89%) AppSense
5 14 (14.89%) HP
6 11 (11.70%) EMC
7 7 (7.45%) Palo Alto
8 6 (6.38%) CheckPoint
8 6 (6.38%) CommVault
8 6 (6.38%) NetApp
9 5 (5.32%) 3PAR
10 4 (4.26%) Dell
10 4 (4.26%) IBM
10 4 (4.26%) ThinPrint
11 2 (2.13%) Juniper
11 2 (2.13%) Veritas
12 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (1.06%) Symantec