Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 519 356 406
Rank change year-on-year -163 +50 +27
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 55 41 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 1.06% 1.84% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 98
10th Percentile £300 £271 £260
25th Percentile £366 £300 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £379 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.21% -10.88% +1.19%
75th Percentile £488 £469 £513
90th Percentile £543 £579 £554
England median daily rate £400 £383 £388
% change year-on-year +4.58% -1.29% -3.13%
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 " £39.50
90th Percentile " " £47.60
England median hourly rate £14.84 £40.75 £24.38
% change year-on-year -63.59% +67.18% -1.52%

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 5,177 2,229 5,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.80% 13.78% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,883 1,627 3,758
10th Percentile £325 £300 £185
25th Percentile £460 £413 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £506 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.80% +1.10% -3.85%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £594
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
England median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 22 114
10th Percentile £16.71 £12.52 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.47 £12.76 £15.01
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.25 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +12.36% +18.98% -1.58%
75th Percentile £35.63 £27.81 £22.19
90th Percentile £53.10 £43.20 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -55 7 £470 +4.44% 11
West London - 1 - - 2
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 51 (92.73%) Windows
1 51 (92.73%) Citrix
2 36 (65.45%) Microsoft
2 36 (65.45%) Active Directory
3 34 (61.82%) XenApp
4 28 (50.91%) VMware
5 23 (41.82%) Windows Server
6 22 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
6 22 (40.00%) PowerShell
7 21 (38.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (34.55%) Azure
9 17 (30.91%) SCCM
9 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 15 (27.27%) Ivanti
11 14 (25.45%) Finance
12 13 (23.64%) Firewall
12 13 (23.64%) Windows 10
13 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (20.00%) Problem Management
14 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
14 10 (18.18%) Social Skills
14 10 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (18.18%) NetScaler
14 10 (18.18%) Ansible
15 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (16.36%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (16.36%) ITIL
16 8 (14.55%) SQL Server

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 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 22 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
2 19 (34.55%) Azure
3 10 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (12.73%) AWS
5 5 (9.09%) OneDrive
6 4 (7.27%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (3.64%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) Firewall
2 10 (18.18%) NetScaler
3 8 (14.55%) DHCP
4 6 (10.91%) DNS
5 3 (5.45%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.45%) SAN
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.64%) HTTP
6 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (3.64%) IPv4
6 2 (3.64%) LAN
6 2 (3.64%) NAS
6 2 (3.64%) Network Security
6 2 (3.64%) SSL
6 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.64%) WAN
7 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 10 (18.18%) Social Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Citrix Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Administrator
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.27%) Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Citrix Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) PowerShell Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) PKI
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.82%) Housing Association
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (92.73%) Windows
2 23 (41.82%) Windows Server
3 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (23.64%) Windows 10
5 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
7 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.82%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 11 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 9 (16.36%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (14.55%) Service Management
4 7 (12.73%) Change Management
4 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
5 6 (10.91%) DevOps
5 6 (10.91%) Personalization
6 4 (7.27%) Server Management
7 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.45%) Analytics
7 3 (5.45%) Application Packaging
7 3 (5.45%) Application Virtualisation
7 3 (5.45%) Architecture Roadmap
7 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.45%) Product Roadmap
8 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.64%) Migration
8 2 (3.64%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.91%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Python
3 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.91%) MCTS
3 4 (7.27%) MCSE
4 3 (5.45%) CCA
4 3 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.45%) MCITP
4 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.64%) MCP
5 2 (3.64%) MCSA
5 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) GDPR
2 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (65.45%) Active Directory
2 34 (61.82%) XenApp
3 21 (38.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (16.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (10.91%) vSphere
7 3 (5.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.64%) BitLocker
8 2 (3.64%) NFS
8 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (30.91%) SCCM
2 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (18.18%) Ansible
4 6 (10.91%) Terraform
5 3 (5.45%) FortiGate
5 3 (5.45%) PowerCLI
5 3 (5.45%) SCOM
5 3 (5.45%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (3.64%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.82%) AppDNA
7 1 (1.82%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 51 (92.73%) Citrix
2 36 (65.45%) Microsoft
3 28 (50.91%) VMware
4 15 (27.27%) Ivanti
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco
5 3 (5.45%) Dell
5 3 (5.45%) HP
5 3 (5.45%) Symantec
6 2 (3.64%) EMC
6 2 (3.64%) Isilon
6 2 (3.64%) McAfee
6 2 (3.64%) Shavlik
6 2 (3.64%) Trustwave
7 1 (1.82%) iManage
7 1 (1.82%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.82%) Intapp
7 1 (1.82%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds