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 3 months to 23 April 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 228 226
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 23 46 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.38% 3.33% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 24
Median daily rate £425 £344 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.63% -14.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £244 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £323 £375
% change year-on-year +8.35% -13.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -17.14%  

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 965 1382 1315
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.71% 14.19% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 855 671
Median daily rate £395 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £362 £348
% change year-on-year -0.41% +3.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 109 151
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.64% +15.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.69 £47.83 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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

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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 3 months to 23 April 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
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £625 - 1
Hampshire +9 5 £325 +18.18% 1
East Sussex +4 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -9 2 £400 +9.89%
Kent +12 1 £400 +28.00%
West Sussex +6 1 £475 - 1
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 South East region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 53 (89.83%) Citrix
2 48 (81.36%) Windows
3 43 (72.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (67.80%) Microsoft
5 37 (62.71%) XenApp
6 35 (59.32%) Windows Server
6 35 (59.32%) VMware
7 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
8 26 (44.07%) PowerShell
9 24 (40.68%) Hyper-V
10 22 (37.29%) XenServer
11 20 (33.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (32.20%) SCCM
13 18 (30.51%) Skype for Business
13 18 (30.51%) Fat Client
13 18 (30.51%) Thin Client
14 16 (27.12%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (27.12%) NetScaler
14 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (25.42%) AppDNA
16 14 (23.73%) SQL
17 13 (22.03%) Cisco
17 13 (22.03%) TOGAF
17 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
17 13 (22.03%) vSphere
18 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (18.64%) AppSense
19 11 (18.64%) Linux
20 10 (16.95%) HP
20 10 (16.95%) Change Management

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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 18 (30.51%) Skype for Business
2 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.86%) Office 365
3 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) NetScaler
2 10 (16.95%) BIG-IP
2 10 (16.95%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (13.56%) DNS
5 7 (11.86%) DHCP
6 5 (8.47%) Firewall
7 4 (6.78%) Skype
8 2 (3.39%) Network Security
8 2 (3.39%) SAN
8 2 (3.39%) VPN
8 2 (3.39%) WAN
9 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.69%) HTTP
9 1 (1.69%) Internet
9 1 (1.69%) MPLS
9 1 (1.69%) SSL
9 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.69%) Wireless
9 1 (1.69%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) DB2
2 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (11.86%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.78%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MSI
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Back Office
2 1 (1.69%) Publishing
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Architect
1 11 (18.64%) Designer
1 11 (18.64%) Solutions Designer
2 9 (15.25%) Enterprise Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.17%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Applications Packager
5 4 (6.78%) Citrix Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Citrix Designer
6 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Server Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Fat Client
1 18 (30.51%) Thin Client
2 9 (15.25%) iSeries
3 8 (13.56%) AS400
4 5 (8.47%) BYOD
5 4 (6.78%) Clustering
6 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.39%) Replication
8 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.69%) PKI
8 1 (1.69%) PMI
8 1 (1.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 43 (72.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (59.32%) Windows Server
4 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.64%) Linux
6 9 (15.25%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.39%) CentOS
8 2 (3.39%) Unix
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.69%) Android
9 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.69%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) TOGAF
2 10 (16.95%) Change Management
2 10 (16.95%) Protective Monitoring
3 9 (15.25%) DevOps
4 7 (11.86%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (10.17%) Migration
6 5 (8.47%) ITIL
7 4 (6.78%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (6.78%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.08%) Service Design
9 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.39%) High Availability
9 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.39%) Project Management
9 2 (3.39%) Server Building
9 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) PowerShell
2 14 (23.73%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) C
3 1 (1.69%) VB
3 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.69%) CCA
6 1 (1.69%) CCAA
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.69%) MCITP
6 1 (1.69%) MCSE
6 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) GPG13
2 1 (1.69%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (62.71%) XenApp
2 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
3 24 (40.68%) Hyper-V
4 22 (37.29%) XenServer
5 20 (33.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (27.12%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (22.03%) vSphere
8 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (5.08%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (5.08%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (3.39%) Terminal Server
10 2 (3.39%) vCloud
11 1 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (32.20%) SCCM
2 15 (25.42%) AppDNA
3 8 (13.56%) Tivoli
4 5 (8.47%) EdgeSight
4 5 (8.47%) SCOM
5 3 (5.08%) WSUS
6 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.69%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.69%) WMI
6 1 (1.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 53 (89.83%) Citrix
2 40 (67.80%) Microsoft
3 35 (59.32%) VMware
4 13 (22.03%) Cisco
5 11 (18.64%) AppSense
6 10 (16.95%) F5
6 10 (16.95%) HP
7 9 (15.25%) Palo Alto
8 8 (13.56%) Hitachi
8 8 (13.56%) IBM
8 8 (13.56%) Wyse
9 2 (3.39%) NetApp
10 1 (1.69%) Apple
10 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.69%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.69%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.69%) Google
10 1 (1.69%) Intel Security
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