Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 January 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 250 306 299
Rank change year-on-year +56 -7 +43
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 127 74 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 0.45% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 4.81% 3.00% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 49 40
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +18.71% -4.14%
10th Percentile £317 £300 £279
90th Percentile £625 £485 £513
England median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South East median hourly rate - £60.00 -
England median hourly rate £20.33 £32.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year -37.46% +21.50% +21.73%

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2,641 2,465 1,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.49% 14.86% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,581 1,415 1,154
South East median daily rate £428 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £179 £143 £193
90th Percentile £575 £564 £538
England median daily rate £475 £449 £413
% change year-on-year +5.91% +8.73% +7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 160 186
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.83% +10.92% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.20 £10.27
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.73 £48.27
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.45 £16.20
% change year-on-year -2.75% +1.56% +4.52%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the South East

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the South East

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the South East

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the South East

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Hampshire -10 54 £406 +0.62% 7
West Sussex +10 21 £413 - 3
Surrey +5 21 £395 - 2
Thames Valley 0 18 £375 -11.76% 8
Berkshire -11 10 £400 -11.11% 3
East Sussex 0 9 £363 -6.45% 1
Buckinghamshire +23 7 £325 +30.00% 4
Kent - 2 £500 -
Middlesex - 2 £285 -
Oxfordshire +26 1 £260 -13.33% 1
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 118 (92.91%) Citrix
2 99 (77.95%) Windows
3 91 (71.65%) XenApp
3 91 (71.65%) Windows Server
4 88 (69.29%) VMware
5 78 (61.42%) Active Directory
6 73 (57.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 58 (45.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 55 (43.31%) NetScaler
9 52 (40.94%) Microsoft Azure
9 52 (40.94%) Microsoft
10 49 (38.58%) PowerShell
11 45 (35.43%) SCCM
12 44 (34.65%) Hyper-V
13 43 (33.86%) Office 365
14 41 (32.28%) VMware ESXi
15 40 (31.50%) Microsoft App-V
16 39 (30.71%) Migration
17 38 (29.92%) DNS
18 37 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 36 (28.35%) Dell
19 36 (28.35%) Finance
20 33 (25.98%) Windows 10
21 31 (24.41%) XenServer
21 31 (24.41%) VLAN
22 28 (22.05%) ITIL
23 27 (21.26%) SAN
23 27 (21.26%) Microsoft Intune
24 25 (19.69%) Fibre Channel
24 25 (19.69%) Azure Active Directory

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (15.75%) Skype for Business
2 16 (12.60%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.45%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.36%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 52 (40.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (33.86%) Office 365
3 25 (19.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (11.02%) IaaS
5 10 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (7.87%) SaaS
5 10 (7.87%) Yammer
6 5 (3.94%) PaaS
7 2 (1.57%) Boomi
8 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (43.31%) NetScaler
2 38 (29.92%) DNS
3 31 (24.41%) VLAN
4 27 (21.26%) SAN
5 25 (19.69%) Fibre Channel
5 25 (19.69%) iSCSI
6 24 (18.90%) DHCP
6 24 (18.90%) Firewall
7 18 (14.17%) Skype
8 9 (7.09%) VSAN
9 6 (4.72%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.94%) VPN
11 4 (3.15%) LAN
11 4 (3.15%) Network Security
11 4 (3.15%) WAN
12 3 (2.36%) Internet
12 3 (2.36%) SMTP
13 2 (1.57%) SSL
14 1 (0.79%) MPLS
14 1 (0.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.51%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.57%) MSI
General
1 36 (28.35%) Finance
2 5 (3.94%) Back Office
2 5 (3.94%) Online Betting
2 5 (3.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (44.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (15.75%) Citrix Engineer
3 15 (11.81%) Analyst
3 15 (11.81%) Consultant
4 14 (11.02%) Architect
5 13 (10.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 13 (10.24%) VMware Engineer
6 12 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (7.09%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Active Directory Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Citrix Support
8 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (6.30%) SCCM Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (6.30%) Technical Manager
9 7 (5.51%) Citrix Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Citrix Support Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.09%) Middleware
2 4 (3.15%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.57%) MEAN Stack
3 2 (1.57%) Node.js
3 2 (1.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) PKI
2 20 (15.75%) Fat Client
2 20 (15.75%) Thin Client
3 16 (12.60%) Clustering
4 10 (7.87%) Data Centre
5 8 (6.30%) CMDB
6 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.15%) AS400
7 4 (3.15%) iSeries
8 2 (1.57%) IBM Storwize
9 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 99 (77.95%) Windows
2 91 (71.65%) Windows Server
3 37 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (25.98%) Windows 10
5 15 (11.81%) Linux
6 13 (10.24%) Windows 7
7 11 (8.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.51%) CentOS
8 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.36%) VMS
9 3 (2.36%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.36%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.79%) Android
10 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (57.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (30.71%) Migration
3 28 (22.05%) ITIL
4 24 (18.90%) Application Packaging
5 16 (12.60%) High Availability
6 13 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (9.45%) Patch Management
7 12 (9.45%) Service Management
7 12 (9.45%) Technical Leadership
8 10 (7.87%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (7.09%) Network Design
9 9 (7.09%) Operations Management
9 9 (7.09%) Problem Management
9 9 (7.09%) Server Monitoring
9 9 (7.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 7 (5.51%) Analytics
11 6 (4.72%) Storage Virtualisation
12 5 (3.94%) Change Management
12 5 (3.94%) Converged Infrastructure
13 4 (3.15%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 49 (38.58%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.66%) SQL
3 10 (7.87%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.51%) VBScript
5 2 (1.57%) VB
6 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (14.17%) Citrix Certification
2 14 (11.02%) CCA
3 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.09%) MCSE
4 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.72%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.36%) CCNA
7 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.57%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.79%) CCNP
9 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.79%) Degree
9 1 (0.79%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) PMO
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 91 (71.65%) XenApp
2 78 (61.42%) Active Directory
3 58 (45.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (34.65%) Hyper-V
5 41 (32.28%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (31.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (24.41%) XenServer
8 21 (16.54%) vSphere
9 10 (7.87%) DFS Replication
10 9 (7.09%) NFS
10 9 (7.09%) VMware NSX
11 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (2.36%) Docker
12 3 (2.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (35.43%) SCCM
2 27 (21.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (13.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 17 (13.39%) vRealize
4 9 (7.09%) Failover Clustering
4 9 (7.09%) vCenter Server
4 9 (7.09%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 8 (6.30%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (5.51%) Ansible
6 7 (5.51%) Packer
6 7 (5.51%) Puppet
6 7 (5.51%) Terraform
7 6 (4.72%) SCOM
8 4 (3.15%) XenMobile
9 3 (2.36%) AirWatch
9 3 (2.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.57%) Control-M
10 2 (1.57%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.79%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 118 (92.91%) Citrix
2 88 (69.29%) VMware
3 52 (40.94%) Microsoft
4 36 (28.35%) Dell
5 22 (17.32%) McAfee
6 20 (15.75%) EMC
7 13 (10.24%) Cisco
8 12 (9.45%) CA
8 12 (9.45%) IBM
9 9 (7.09%) HP
9 9 (7.09%) Oracle
10 7 (5.51%) Red Hat
10 7 (5.51%) ServiceNow
11 6 (4.72%) NetApp
12 4 (3.15%) Isilon
12 4 (3.15%) Juniper
12 4 (3.15%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.36%) Clearswift
13 3 (2.36%) Veeam
14 2 (1.57%) SAP