Period
to 23 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 310 297 323
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26 +2
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 62 59 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.37% 0.38% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.62% 3.09% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 59
South East median daily rate £413 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.27% +7.86% -15.15%
10th Percentile £311 £293 £263
90th Percentile £477 £597 £437
England median daily rate £390 £353 £334
% change year-on-year +10.64% +5.62% -11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
South East median hourly rate £25.01 - -
England median hourly rate £25.01 £22.34 £19.50
% change year-on-year +11.95% +14.54% -23.53%

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 2,364 1,911 2,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.07% 12.29% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,251 1,062 1,400
South East median daily rate £403 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +3.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £171 £183
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 171 222
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -

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 April 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the South East over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 April 2018. 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 +1 33 £413 +11.86% 3
Thames Valley -20 14 £450 +5.88% 5
Surrey -20 11 £363 - 3
Berkshire +2 9 £450 +246.15% 2
West Sussex -1 4 £413 -13.16% 1
Buckinghamshire -30 3 £400 -13.51% 3
Oxfordshire -13 2 £391 +4.33%
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 58 (93.55%) Windows
2 52 (83.87%) Citrix
3 43 (69.35%) Windows Server
4 39 (62.90%) PowerShell
5 38 (61.29%) VMware
6 36 (58.06%) Hyper-V
7 35 (56.45%) Active Directory
8 32 (51.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (48.39%) XenApp
9 30 (48.39%) XenServer
10 28 (45.16%) SCCM
11 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
11 27 (43.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (43.55%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (38.71%) NetScaler
13 20 (32.26%) Windows 10
13 20 (32.26%) Office 365
13 20 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (30.65%) Skype for Business
14 19 (30.65%) ITIL
14 19 (30.65%) Microsoft App-V
15 18 (29.03%) Firewall
16 16 (25.81%) Finance
16 16 (25.81%) Windows 7
17 14 (22.58%) Ivanti
18 12 (19.35%) Azure Active Directory
18 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Intune
19 11 (17.74%) IaaS
19 11 (17.74%) TOGAF
20 9 (14.52%) PaaS

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 19 (30.65%) Skype for Business
2 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (32.26%) Office 365
2 12 (19.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (17.74%) IaaS
4 9 (14.52%) PaaS
5 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (9.68%) SaaS
7 4 (6.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (6.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (6.45%) Yammer
8 2 (3.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.71%) NetScaler
2 18 (29.03%) Firewall
3 8 (12.90%) DNS
3 8 (12.90%) SAN
3 8 (12.90%) Skype
4 7 (11.29%) DHCP
4 7 (11.29%) VLAN
4 7 (11.29%) VPN
5 4 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (6.45%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.61%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.61%) LAN
6 1 (1.61%) MPLS
6 1 (1.61%) NAS
6 1 (1.61%) VSAN
6 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Back Office
2 3 (4.84%) Online Betting
2 3 (4.84%) Publishing
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Architect
3 11 (17.74%) Citrix Engineer
4 10 (16.13%) Designer
4 10 (16.13%) Solutions Designer
5 9 (14.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (14.52%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Citrix Server Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Server Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (12.90%) Windows Server Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) Consultant
8 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (8.06%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (8.06%) Technical Architect
9 4 (6.45%) AWS Architect
9 4 (6.45%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 4 (6.45%) Azure Architect
9 4 (6.45%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Fat Client
1 7 (11.29%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.45%) Clustering
2 4 (6.45%) PKI
2 4 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (93.55%) Windows
2 43 (69.35%) Windows Server
3 32 (51.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (32.26%) Windows 10
5 16 (25.81%) Windows 7
6 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (9.68%) Linux
8 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.84%) Windows NT
10 2 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) ITIL
2 11 (17.74%) TOGAF
3 9 (14.52%) Application Packaging
3 9 (14.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (14.52%) Virtual Environments
4 8 (12.90%) Operations Management
5 7 (11.29%) Change Management
5 7 (11.29%) Migration
6 6 (9.68%) Disk Encryption
7 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.06%) High Availability
7 5 (8.06%) ITIL V3
7 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.45%) Network Architecture
9 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (3.23%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.90%) VBScript
3 4 (6.45%) SQL
4 3 (4.84%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Citrix Certification
1 7 (11.29%) MCSE
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.68%) CCA
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) CCNA
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 36 (58.06%) Hyper-V
2 35 (56.45%) Active Directory
3 30 (48.39%) XenApp
3 30 (48.39%) XenServer
4 27 (43.55%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (43.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (30.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (8.06%) BitLocker
6 5 (8.06%) DFS Replication
6 5 (8.06%) vSphere
7 4 (6.45%) Docker
8 3 (4.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (4.84%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.61%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (45.16%) SCCM
2 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (12.90%) WSUS
4 5 (8.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (6.45%) Ansible
5 4 (6.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Backup Exec
6 3 (4.84%) vRealize
7 2 (3.23%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (83.87%) Citrix
2 38 (61.29%) VMware
3 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
4 14 (22.58%) Ivanti
5 6 (9.68%) Dell
5 6 (9.68%) Symantec
6 5 (8.06%) HP
7 4 (6.45%) IBM
7 4 (6.45%) McAfee
7 4 (6.45%) Oracle
8 3 (4.84%) Acronis
8 3 (4.84%) Kaspersky
8 3 (4.84%) Sophos
8 3 (4.84%) Veeam
9 2 (3.23%) Cisco
9 2 (3.23%) Computacenter
9 2 (3.23%) F5
9 2 (3.23%) NetApp
9 2 (3.23%) Wyse
10 1 (1.61%) EMC