Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 462 344 433
Rank change year-on-year -118 +89 +89
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 57 49 163
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 1.37% 2.02% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 112
10th Percentile £358 £255 £232
25th Percentile £394 £338 £340
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £406
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.62% -4.41%
75th Percentile £543 £500 £513
90th Percentile £564 £525 £561
England median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
10th Percentile £18.27 " £20.00
25th Percentile £21.26 " £22.25
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £26.00
75th Percentile £28.75 " £26.50
90th Percentile " " £26.80
England median hourly rate £14.11 £38.55 £19.00
% change year-on-year -63.39% +102.87% -15.56%

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 4,149 2,422 6,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.90% 15.02% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,050 1,781 4,672
10th Percentile £350 £280 £213
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £650 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 93
10th Percentile £15.54 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £14.59 £16.08
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +62.50% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £50.75 £40.68 £34.51
90th Percentile £70.50 £47.83 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.60 £17.35 £16.55
% change year-on-year +1.47% +4.80% +0.30%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in London

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in London.

Daily rate trend for XenDesktop in London

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XenDesktop in London over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in London

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in London.

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 27 July 2021. 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 -24 14 £526 +31.56% 2
West London - 2 - - 1
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 53 (92.98%) Citrix
2 50 (87.72%) XenApp
3 46 (80.70%) Windows
4 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
5 33 (57.89%) VMware
6 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
7 30 (52.63%) PowerShell
8 26 (45.61%) Azure
9 23 (40.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (36.84%) Microsoft 365
12 16 (28.07%) SCCM
13 15 (26.32%) Finance
13 15 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 14 (24.56%) Windows Server
14 14 (24.56%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (24.56%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
14 14 (24.56%) Migration
14 14 (24.56%) ITIL
15 13 (22.81%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Intune
16 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2016
17 11 (19.30%) SQL
17 11 (19.30%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (19.30%) Ivanti
17 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
18 10 (17.54%) NetScaler
18 10 (17.54%) Ansible
18 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2019

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 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.26%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 26 (45.61%) Azure
2 21 (36.84%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (22.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (12.28%) AWS
5 6 (10.53%) IaaS
6 5 (8.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (8.77%) Mimecast
6 5 (8.77%) PaaS
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) NetScaler
2 9 (15.79%) DHCP
3 6 (10.53%) DNS
4 4 (7.02%) LAN
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) WAN
6 2 (3.51%) Skype
6 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.75%) Firewall
7 1 (1.75%) HTTP
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.75%) NAS
7 1 (1.75%) Network Security
7 1 (1.75%) SAN
7 1 (1.75%) SMTP
7 1 (1.75%) VLAN
7 1 (1.75%) VoIP
7 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.75%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Social Skills
3 6 (10.53%) Legal
4 4 (7.02%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Billing
4 4 (7.02%) Law
5 3 (5.26%) Public Sector
6 2 (3.51%) Marketing
7 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Architect
3 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Citrix Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Azure Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Replication
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.75%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.75%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.75%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (80.70%) Windows
2 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
3 14 (24.56%) Windows Server
4 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
6 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (24.56%) ITIL
2 14 (24.56%) Migration
2 14 (24.56%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (15.79%) Change Management
3 9 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 8 (14.04%) Application Packaging
4 8 (14.04%) Architecture Roadmap
5 7 (12.28%) DevOps
5 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.28%) Service Management
6 6 (10.53%) Project Delivery
7 5 (8.77%) High Availability
8 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.02%) Application Virtualisation
8 4 (7.02%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.02%) Server Management
8 4 (7.02%) Storage Management
8 4 (7.02%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) Python
3 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.53%) MCSE
3 4 (7.02%) CCNA
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.02%) CISSP
4 3 (5.26%) Degree
4 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.51%) CCA
5 2 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) GDPR
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (87.72%) XenApp
2 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
3 23 (40.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (24.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (19.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (14.04%) vSphere
7 3 (5.26%) BitLocker
8 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (28.07%) SCCM
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (17.54%) Ansible
4 8 (14.04%) SCOM
5 7 (12.28%) Terraform
6 6 (10.53%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (3.51%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (3.51%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.75%) SafeCom
8 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 53 (92.98%) Citrix
2 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
3 33 (57.89%) VMware
4 11 (19.30%) Ivanti
5 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco
6 4 (7.02%) iManage
6 4 (7.02%) Intapp
7 3 (5.26%) Dell
7 3 (5.26%) Wyse
8 2 (3.51%) CommVault
8 2 (3.51%) Infoblox
8 2 (3.51%) Isilon
8 2 (3.51%) Trustwave
9 1 (1.75%) CA
9 1 (1.75%) EMC
9 1 (1.75%) F5
9 1 (1.75%) HP
9 1 (1.75%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.75%) Symantec