Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 279 280 305
Rank change year-on-year +1 +25 +30
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 66 103 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.62% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 2.90% 4.25% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 76 48
South East median daily rate £402 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -1.17% +6.51%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £471 £445 £529
England median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +18.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
South East median hourly rate - £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.56% +12.50% -25.93%

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 2,275 2,423 2,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.71% 14.51% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,411 1,351 1,265
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £193 £185 £156
90th Percentile £600 £556 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 201 172
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.13 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.52% +3.13% -

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 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the South East

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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 25 August 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 -7 45 £380 -5.00% 8
West Sussex +21 16 £413 -
Surrey +23 3 - - 3
Oxfordshire +38 2 £313 +4.17%
Thames Valley +8 2 £313 -3.85% 2
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 65 (98.48%) Citrix
2 64 (96.97%) Windows
3 56 (84.85%) VMware
4 55 (83.33%) Windows Server
5 51 (77.27%) XenApp
6 45 (68.18%) Active Directory
7 44 (66.67%) Microsoft
8 42 (63.64%) VMware ESXi
9 41 (62.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 38 (57.58%) Office 365
11 36 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (45.45%) PowerShell
13 28 (42.42%) NetScaler
14 27 (40.91%) Skype for Business
15 25 (37.88%) SCCM
15 25 (37.88%) Windows 10
15 25 (37.88%) Skype
16 24 (36.36%) Hyper-V
16 24 (36.36%) Firewall
17 22 (33.33%) Azure
18 21 (31.82%) DNS
19 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (30.30%) vSphere
20 19 (28.79%) Finance
21 18 (27.27%) HP
21 18 (27.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
22 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Office
23 16 (24.24%) DHCP
24 15 (22.73%) Thin Client
24 15 (22.73%) Migration

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 27 (40.91%) Skype for Business
2 13 (19.70%) SharePoint
3 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (57.58%) Office 365
2 22 (33.33%) Azure
3 11 (16.67%) Yammer
4 9 (13.64%) IaaS
4 9 (13.64%) PaaS
4 9 (13.64%) SaaS
5 6 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.55%) AWS
7 2 (3.03%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (42.42%) NetScaler
2 25 (37.88%) Skype
3 24 (36.36%) Firewall
4 21 (31.82%) DNS
5 16 (24.24%) DHCP
6 14 (21.21%) VLAN
7 8 (12.12%) LAN
8 6 (9.09%) SAN
8 6 (9.09%) WAN
9 3 (4.55%) SMTP
10 2 (3.03%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
10 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.03%) Wireless
11 1 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.52%) NAS
11 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
General
1 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Public Sector
3 5 (7.58%) Back Office
3 5 (7.58%) Online Betting
3 5 (7.58%) Publishing
4 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (24.24%) Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 12 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (16.67%) Designer
5 10 (15.15%) Solutions Designer
6 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Designer
7 6 (9.09%) Consultant
8 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Citrix Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Citrix Support
8 5 (7.58%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Fat Client
1 15 (22.73%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.55%) Clustering
2 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.03%) PKI
3 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (96.97%) Windows
2 55 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 25 (37.88%) Windows 10
4 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.03%) Unix
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (62.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (22.73%) Migration
3 12 (18.18%) ITIL
4 7 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (7.58%) Project Delivery
7 4 (6.06%) Application Packaging
7 4 (6.06%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 3 (4.55%) High Availability
8 3 (4.55%) Presales
9 2 (3.03%) Business Continuity
9 2 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (3.03%) Disk Encryption
9 2 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (3.03%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.03%) Resource Management
9 2 (3.03%) Security Hardening
9 2 (3.03%) Technical Leadership
9 2 (3.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 30 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) CCA
1 15 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (6.06%) MCSE
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (4.55%) CCNA
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.03%) CCNP
4 2 (3.03%) VCP5
4 2 (3.03%) VCP6
5 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 51 (77.27%) XenApp
2 45 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 42 (63.64%) VMware ESXi
4 36 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (36.36%) Hyper-V
6 20 (30.30%) vSphere
7 18 (27.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 13 (19.70%) DFS Replication
9 5 (7.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (4.55%) Xen
11 2 (3.03%) BitLocker
12 1 (1.52%) vCloud
12 1 (1.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (37.88%) SCCM
2 11 (16.67%) vRealize
3 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (9.09%) SCOM
5 3 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (4.55%) vCenter Server
5 3 (4.55%) vMotion
5 3 (4.55%) XenMobile
6 2 (3.03%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.52%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 65 (98.48%) Citrix
2 56 (84.85%) VMware
3 44 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 18 (27.27%) HP
5 11 (16.67%) Dell
6 8 (12.12%) Cisco
7 7 (10.61%) IBM
8 6 (9.09%) Fortinet
8 6 (9.09%) Meraki
9 3 (4.55%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.03%) Apple
10 2 (3.03%) McAfee
10 2 (3.03%) Mitel
10 2 (3.03%) NetApp
10 2 (3.03%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (3.03%) SAP
11 1 (1.52%) CommVault
11 1 (1.52%) Intel
11 1 (1.52%) Sophos
11 1 (1.52%) Zerto