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 3 months to 23 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 354 337
Rank change year-on-year -21 -17  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 47 73 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.16% 3.00% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 65
Median daily rate £475 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £337 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £187.50 £19.50 £26.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +861.53% -25.07%  
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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2179 2436 2271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.54% 11.26% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1538 1748 1517
Median daily rate £450 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 64 127
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.47% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

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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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in London

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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

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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 3 months to 23 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
City of London -10 6 £475 +18.75% 6
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 80 (88.89%) Citrix
2 69 (76.67%) Windows
3 63 (70.00%) VMware
4 60 (66.67%) XenApp
5 47 (52.22%) Active Directory
6 42 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 37 (41.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 36 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (37.78%) SCCM
10 32 (35.56%) PowerShell
11 31 (34.44%) Finance
11 31 (34.44%) Windows Server
12 27 (30.00%) Windows 7
13 25 (27.78%) SAN
13 25 (27.78%) NetScaler
14 22 (24.44%) Banking
15 21 (23.33%) Hyper-V
15 21 (23.33%) Cisco
15 21 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
16 19 (21.11%) vSphere
17 18 (20.00%) Data Centre
18 17 (18.89%) HP
19 15 (16.67%) ITIL
19 15 (16.67%) Office 365
20 14 (15.56%) MS Exchange
21 13 (14.44%) AppSense
21 13 (14.44%) EMC
21 13 (14.44%) XenServer
22 12 (13.33%) VMware ESXi

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 14 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.22%) IIS
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.11%) Apache
6 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.11%) Confluence
6 1 (1.11%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.67%) Office 365
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.22%) G Suite
3 2 (2.22%) SaaS
4 1 (1.11%) GitHub
4 1 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.78%) NetScaler
1 25 (27.78%) SAN
2 10 (11.11%) NAS
3 8 (8.89%) DHCP
3 8 (8.89%) DNS
4 5 (5.56%) SMTP
5 4 (4.44%) Firewall
5 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.44%) VSAN
6 3 (3.33%) Internet
7 2 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.22%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.22%) FTP
7 2 (2.22%) IPv4
7 2 (2.22%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.22%) VPN
7 2 (2.22%) Wireless
8 1 (1.11%) HTTP
8 1 (1.11%) LDAP
8 1 (1.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MSI
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.11%) JIRA
General
1 31 (34.44%) Finance
2 22 (24.44%) Banking
3 7 (7.78%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Back Office
4 2 (2.22%) Electronics
4 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.22%) Law
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Analyst
2 14 (15.56%) Architect
3 11 (12.22%) VMware Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Consultant
5 9 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Citrix Consultant
6 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (8.89%) PowerShell Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Administrator
7 7 (7.78%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Citrix Architect
9 4 (4.44%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) .NET
1 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.11%) Node.js
2 1 (1.11%) RESTful
2 1 (1.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.22%) Clustering
3 6 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.44%) iPad
4 4 (4.44%) iPhone
4 4 (4.44%) PKI
5 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.33%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.33%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.22%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.11%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.11%) Fintech
7 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 69 (76.67%) Windows
2 36 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 36 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (34.44%) Windows Server
4 27 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (8.89%) Windows 10
6 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.56%) Android
7 5 (5.56%) Linux
7 5 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.22%) VMS
8 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.11%) SUSE
9 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.67%) ITIL
2 9 (10.00%) Migration
2 9 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (6.67%) Server Building
4 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.56%) Change Management
4 5 (5.56%) Service Management
5 4 (4.44%) Application Packaging
5 4 (4.44%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.44%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (4.44%) High Availability
5 4 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (4.44%) Project Management
5 4 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (4.44%) Task Automation
6 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.33%) Investment Management
6 3 (3.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.56%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.00%) SQL
3 5 (5.56%) VBScript
4 3 (3.33%) C
4 3 (3.33%) C#
4 3 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) Java
6 1 (1.11%) Perl
6 1 (1.11%) PHP
6 1 (1.11%) Python
6 1 (1.11%) Ruby
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.89%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.56%) CCA
5 4 (4.44%) MCP
5 4 (4.44%) MCSE
5 4 (4.44%) VCP6
6 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.22%) CCEA
7 2 (2.22%) Degree
8 1 (1.11%) CCNA
8 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.11%) HNC
8 1 (1.11%) MCITP
8 1 (1.11%) MCSA
8 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.11%) VCP4
8 1 (1.11%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (66.67%) XenApp
2 47 (52.22%) Active Directory
3 37 (41.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (23.33%) Hyper-V
4 21 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (21.11%) vSphere
6 13 (14.44%) XenServer
7 12 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (7.78%) DFS Replication
8 7 (7.78%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (4.44%) SRDF
9 4 (4.44%) Terminal Server
10 3 (3.33%) VMware Server
11 2 (2.22%) ISA Server
11 2 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (1.11%) BitLocker
12 1 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (1.11%) Docker
12 1 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (37.78%) SCCM
2 8 (8.89%) SCOM
3 6 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (6.67%) vCenter Server
4 5 (5.56%) PowerCLI
5 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.33%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.33%) EdgeSight
6 3 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (2.22%) WSUS
8 1 (1.11%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 80 (88.89%) Citrix
2 63 (70.00%) VMware
3 42 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 21 (23.33%) Cisco
5 17 (18.89%) HP
6 13 (14.44%) AppSense
6 13 (14.44%) EMC
7 10 (11.11%) ServiceNow
8 9 (10.00%) Dell
9 8 (8.89%) Palo Alto
10 7 (7.78%) Symantec
11 6 (6.67%) 3PAR
11 6 (6.67%) IBM
11 6 (6.67%) Veritas
12 4 (4.44%) Altiris
13 2 (2.22%) CommVault
13 2 (2.22%) F5
13 2 (2.22%) Google
13 2 (2.22%) SAP
13 2 (2.22%) Wyse
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