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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
England / London
Rank 357 368 335
Rank change year-on-year +11 -33  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 43 60 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.01% 2.75% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 56
Median daily rate £350 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £21.17 £19.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.40% -33.91%  
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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2137 2178 1947
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.98% 9.88% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1486 1495 1282
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 93 132
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.68 £30.00 £28.00
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 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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
City of London +8 18 £350 -6.66% 5
West End of London +3 2 £163 -70.45%
Croydon - 1 £450 -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 89 (90.82%) Citrix
2 79 (80.61%) Windows
3 66 (67.35%) XenApp
4 56 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 46 (46.94%) Microsoft
6 43 (43.88%) VMware
7 40 (40.82%) Windows 7
8 38 (38.78%) SCCM
9 33 (33.67%) ITIL
10 30 (30.61%) Finance
11 29 (29.59%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (27.55%) PowerShell
13 26 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (24.49%) Windows 10
15 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (19.39%) HP
17 18 (18.37%) Security Cleared
17 18 (18.37%) Windows Server
18 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (17.35%) Problem Management
19 16 (16.33%) DV Cleared
19 16 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (15.31%) Linux
20 15 (15.31%) Symantec
21 12 (12.24%) MS Office
21 12 (12.24%) Dell
21 12 (12.24%) Hyper-V
21 12 (12.24%) Degree
21 12 (12.24%) NetScaler
22 11 (11.22%) Cisco

XenDesktop
Top Related 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 10 (10.20%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.08%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.06%) IIS
5 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.02%) Confluence
6 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (12.24%) MS Office
2 6 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) Office 365
2 8 (8.16%) G Suite
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.02%) GitHub
5 1 (1.02%) IaaS
5 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.02%) PaaS
5 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) NetScaler
2 11 (11.22%) DHCP
2 11 (11.22%) DNS
3 10 (10.20%) SAN
4 7 (7.14%) VPN
5 6 (6.12%) SSL
5 6 (6.12%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.10%) Firewall
7 3 (3.06%) BIG-IP
7 3 (3.06%) NAS
7 3 (3.06%) PCoIP
8 2 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.04%) FTP
8 2 (2.04%) Internet
8 2 (2.04%) IPv4
8 2 (2.04%) LAN
8 2 (2.04%) SMTP
8 2 (2.04%) SNMP
8 2 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.02%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) JIRA
1 5 (5.10%) MSI
2 4 (4.08%) eggPlant
2 4 (4.08%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (30.61%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 7 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.04%) Back Office
4 2 (2.04%) Electronics
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Marketing
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (20.41%) Citrix Engineer
2 12 (12.24%) Analyst
3 11 (11.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Design Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Administrator
7 6 (6.12%) Architect
7 6 (6.12%) SCCM Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.10%) Citrix Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.02%) HTML
3 1 (1.02%) Middleware
3 1 (1.02%) REST
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.02%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.14%) Cloud Native
2 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.14%) Hedge funds
3 5 (5.10%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.10%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.08%) Clustering
5 3 (3.06%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.04%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.04%) IVR
6 2 (2.04%) User Experience
6 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.02%) Fintech
7 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) iPad
7 1 (1.02%) iPhone
7 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 79 (80.61%) Windows
2 40 (40.82%) Windows 7
3 24 (24.49%) Windows 10
4 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (18.37%) Windows Server
6 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (15.31%) Linux
8 9 (9.18%) Android
8 9 (9.18%) Apple iOS
8 9 (9.18%) Mac OS X
9 8 (8.16%) Ubuntu
10 5 (5.10%) Mac OS
10 5 (5.10%) Windows 8
10 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.06%) Solaris
11 3 (3.06%) Unix
12 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (2.04%) SUSE
12 2 (2.04%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) ITIL
2 17 (17.35%) Problem Management
3 11 (11.22%) Migration
3 11 (11.22%) Service Management
4 10 (10.20%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (9.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (8.16%) Patch Management
6 8 (8.16%) Translating Business Requirements
6 8 (8.16%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 7 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (7.14%) Software Distribution
7 7 (7.14%) Use Case
8 6 (6.12%) Change Management
8 6 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.10%) Functional Testing
9 5 (5.10%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.08%) DevOps
10 4 (4.08%) Document Management
10 4 (4.08%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.55%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.16%) Bash Shell
2 8 (8.16%) Python
3 7 (7.14%) SQL
4 6 (6.12%) VBScript
5 3 (3.06%) C#
6 1 (1.02%) C
6 1 (1.02%) Java
6 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.02%) VB
6 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.33%) DV Cleared
3 12 (12.24%) Degree
4 7 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (6.12%) HNC
5 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.10%) CCA
7 4 (4.08%) ISTQB
7 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (4.08%) MCSE
8 3 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.02%) ACMT
10 1 (1.02%) CCEA
10 1 (1.02%) CCNA
10 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.02%) MCP
10 1 (1.02%) MCTS
10 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (67.35%) XenApp
2 56 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 29 (29.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 26 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (12.24%) Hyper-V
6 10 (10.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (9.18%) Xen
8 8 (8.16%) BitLocker
8 8 (8.16%) XenServer
9 7 (7.14%) vSphere
10 6 (6.12%) VMware ESX
11 4 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (3.06%) VMware Server
13 2 (2.04%) ISA Server
13 2 (2.04%) Terminal Server
13 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (1.02%) DFS Replication
14 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (38.78%) SCCM
2 9 (9.18%) WSUS
3 5 (5.10%) SCOM
4 4 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (4.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (3.06%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.04%) PowerCLI
6 2 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.04%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.02%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (1.02%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.02%) Puppet
7 1 (1.02%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 89 (90.82%) Citrix
2 46 (46.94%) Microsoft
3 43 (43.88%) VMware
4 19 (19.39%) HP
5 15 (15.31%) Symantec
6 12 (12.24%) Dell
7 11 (11.22%) Cisco
8 10 (10.20%) Apple
9 9 (9.18%) AppSense
9 9 (9.18%) Google
9 9 (9.18%) ServiceNow
10 7 (7.14%) EMC
11 5 (5.10%) WorldPay
12 4 (4.08%) Altiris
13 3 (3.06%) F5
13 3 (3.06%) Wyse
14 2 (2.04%) IBM
14 2 (2.04%) SAP
14 2 (2.04%) Sun
14 2 (2.04%) Veritas
London
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