Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 299 333
Rank change year-on-year +20 +34 -15
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 107 77 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.46% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 4.10% 3.14% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 56 35
South East median daily rate £400 £408 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +16.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £253
90th Percentile £504 £491 £533
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
South East median hourly rate - £25.00 -
England median hourly rate £24.75 £22.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -19.64% +27.42%

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 2,608 2,450 2,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.79% 14.54% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,553 1,456 1,276
South East median daily rate £425 £392 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +4.53% +7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £144 £180
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 183 187
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +11.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.26 £10.28
90th Percentile £44.50 £45.00 £46.96
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.57 £15.75
% change year-on-year -3.41% +5.17% -1.56%

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 17 November 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
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 17 November 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 -30 43 £425 +4.29% 5
West Sussex +16 24 £413 - 4
Thames Valley -3 14 £325 -11.56% 7
Surrey -6 12 £350 +169.23% 1
East Sussex -2 9 £363 -6.45% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 7 £325 +30.00% 2
Berkshire -26 5 £325 -27.78% 4
Kent - 3 £325 -
Oxfordshire +9 2 £280 -6.67% 1
Middlesex - 2 £285 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 100 (93.46%) Citrix
2 91 (85.05%) Windows
3 80 (74.77%) Windows Server
4 76 (71.03%) XenApp
5 71 (66.36%) VMware
6 60 (56.07%) Active Directory
7 56 (52.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 45 (42.06%) NetScaler
9 42 (39.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 40 (37.38%) Migration
11 39 (36.45%) PowerShell
12 38 (35.51%) Finance
13 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
13 36 (33.64%) Hyper-V
14 34 (31.78%) SCCM
15 33 (30.84%) VMware ESXi
16 32 (29.91%) Microsoft Azure
17 29 (27.10%) Windows Server 2008
17 29 (27.10%) Microsoft App-V
18 28 (26.17%) Office 365
19 26 (24.30%) Firewall
20 22 (20.56%) Windows 10
21 20 (18.69%) XenServer
22 19 (17.76%) ITIL
23 18 (16.82%) DNS
24 17 (15.89%) Application Packaging
25 16 (14.95%) Citrix Certification
25 16 (14.95%) SAN
25 16 (14.95%) Skype for Business
26 15 (14.02%) Microsoft Intune

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 16 (14.95%) Skype for Business
2 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (26.17%) Office 365
3 11 (10.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (8.41%) SaaS
5 7 (6.54%) IaaS
5 7 (6.54%) PaaS
6 6 (5.61%) Yammer
7 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (2.80%) Boomi
8 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (42.06%) NetScaler
2 26 (24.30%) Firewall
3 18 (16.82%) DNS
4 16 (14.95%) SAN
5 13 (12.15%) DHCP
6 12 (11.21%) Skype
7 9 (8.41%) VLAN
8 8 (7.48%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (7.48%) iSCSI
9 5 (4.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (3.74%) VPN
11 3 (2.80%) Internet
12 2 (1.87%) NAS
12 2 (1.87%) Network Security
12 2 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.87%) SMTP
13 1 (0.93%) LAN
13 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.93%) WAN
13 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.87%) MSI
General
1 38 (35.51%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Back Office
2 7 (6.54%) Online Betting
2 7 (6.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (39.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (20.56%) Citrix Engineer
3 20 (18.69%) Analyst
3 20 (18.69%) Architect
4 17 (15.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 14 (13.08%) VMware Engineer
5 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (11.21%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (11.21%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (10.28%) Citrix Analyst
7 11 (10.28%) Citrix Support
8 9 (8.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 9 (8.41%) Active Directory Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 9 (8.41%) Designer
8 9 (8.41%) SCCM Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) Solutions Designer
9 8 (7.48%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (6.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) Middleware
2 4 (3.74%) Web Services
3 2 (1.87%) MEAN Stack
3 2 (1.87%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Fat Client
1 12 (11.21%) Thin Client
2 9 (8.41%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.48%) PKI
4 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.61%) Clustering
6 5 (4.67%) AS400
6 5 (4.67%) iSeries
7 2 (1.87%) CMDB
7 2 (1.87%) IBM Storwize
7 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 91 (85.05%) Windows
2 80 (74.77%) Windows Server
3 29 (27.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (20.56%) Windows 10
5 13 (12.15%) Linux
5 13 (12.15%) Windows 7
6 7 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.87%) CentOS
8 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.93%) Android
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (52.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (37.38%) Migration
3 19 (17.76%) ITIL
4 17 (15.89%) Application Packaging
5 13 (12.15%) Network Design
6 10 (9.35%) Storage Virtualisation
7 7 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.54%) TOGAF
8 6 (5.61%) High Availability
9 5 (4.67%) Operations Management
10 4 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.74%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (3.74%) Patch Management
11 3 (2.80%) Application Virtualisation
11 3 (2.80%) Asset Management
11 3 (2.80%) Change Management
11 3 (2.80%) Content Management
11 3 (2.80%) CRM
11 3 (2.80%) Feasibility Study
11 3 (2.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.45%) PowerShell
2 14 (13.08%) SQL
3 9 (8.41%) VBScript
4 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.87%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Citrix Certification
2 11 (10.28%) CCA
3 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.61%) MCSE
5 3 (2.80%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.93%) Degree
System Software
1 76 (71.03%) XenApp
2 60 (56.07%) Active Directory
3 42 (39.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (33.64%) Hyper-V
5 33 (30.84%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (27.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (18.69%) XenServer
8 14 (13.08%) vSphere
9 8 (7.48%) DFS Replication
10 3 (2.80%) Docker
11 2 (1.87%) NFS
11 2 (1.87%) Xen
12 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (31.78%) SCCM
2 15 (14.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (9.35%) vRealize
4 8 (7.48%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (5.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (4.67%) XenMobile
7 3 (2.80%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.80%) SCOM
8 2 (1.87%) Ansible
8 2 (1.87%) Control-M
8 2 (1.87%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.87%) Packer
8 2 (1.87%) Puppet
8 2 (1.87%) Terraform
9 1 (0.93%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 100 (93.46%) Citrix
2 71 (66.36%) VMware
3 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
4 15 (14.02%) IBM
5 14 (13.08%) Dell
6 13 (12.15%) Oracle
7 10 (9.35%) HP
7 10 (9.35%) McAfee
8 9 (8.41%) EMC
9 7 (6.54%) NetApp
10 5 (4.67%) Cisco
10 5 (4.67%) Isilon
11 4 (3.74%) CA
11 4 (3.74%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.80%) ForgeRock
12 3 (2.80%) SAP
12 3 (2.80%) Sitecore
12 3 (2.80%) Veeam
13 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.87%) ServiceNow