The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 60 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.36% - 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 3.17% - 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £400 - £320
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 63 62 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 11.39% 12.47% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 64
Median daily rate £338 £250 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -28.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £172 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £356 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 21
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -28.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £21.85 £32.40
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Oxfordshire

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in Oxfordshire

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Banbury - 1 £300 -
Oxford - 1 £500 -
XenDesktop
South East

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) XenApp
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (71.43%) vSphere
3 5 (71.43%) SCCM
3 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (71.43%) Office 365
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) EdgeSight
4 4 (57.14%) Skype
4 4 (57.14%) BYOD
4 4 (57.14%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) SCOM
4 4 (57.14%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Application Virtualisation

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (71.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) BYOD
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Application Virtualisation
1 4 (57.14%) Compatibility Testing
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Design
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Application Rationalisation
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
1 6 (85.71%) XenApp
2 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (71.43%) vSphere
3 3 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
2 4 (57.14%) AppDNA
2 4 (57.14%) EdgeSight
2 4 (57.14%) SCOM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) VMware