The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 27 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.

Citrix XenDesktop
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 - 70
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.90% - 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 12.50% - 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £16.25
% change year-on-year - -25.53%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 112 77 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 15.20% 10.24% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 30
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £318 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 5
Median hourly rate £16.75 £17.38 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.59% +7.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.24 £10.96 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Milton Keynes

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in Milton Keynes

XenDesktop
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
3 12 (75.00%) XenApp
4 11 (68.75%) AppDNA
4 11 (68.75%) AppSense
4 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) Citrix
5 10 (62.50%) Thin Client
5 10 (62.50%) BIG-IP
5 10 (62.50%) Fat Client
5 10 (62.50%) Cisco
5 10 (62.50%) F5
5 10 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (62.50%) GPG13
5 10 (62.50%) Protective Monitoring
6 9 (56.25%) DevOps
6 9 (56.25%) Palo Alto
6 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (50.00%) DV Cleared
8 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
8 6 (37.50%) Windows
9 5 (31.25%) MSI
9 5 (31.25%) SCCM
9 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
10 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 4 (25.00%) Migration
11 2 (12.50%) Firewall
11 2 (12.50%) DNS

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) BIG-IP
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) IPsec
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MSI
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Architect
2 9 (56.25%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Applications Packager
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Fat Client
1 10 (62.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Protective Monitoring
2 9 (56.25%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) DNA
4 1 (6.25%) Email Filtering
4 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VB
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.25%) CCA
5 1 (6.25%) CCAA
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (75.00%) XenApp
3 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) AppDNA
2 5 (31.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) EdgeSight
3 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) AppSense
1 11 (68.75%) Citrix
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) F5
3 9 (56.25%) Palo Alto
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Clearswift
5 1 (6.25%) CommVault
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
5 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.25%) Genesys
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp