Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 286 338
Rank change year-on-year -12 +52 -34
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 74 64 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 3.03% 3.24% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 41
South East median daily rate £413 £348 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.71% -4.14% -14.71%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £281
90th Percentile £485 £513 £425
England median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South East median hourly rate £60.00 - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £26.75 £21.98
% change year-on-year +21.50% +21.73% -0.11%

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 2,446 1,975 2,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.92% 13.06% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,406 1,142 1,152
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +0.73%
10th Percentile £143 £193 £161
90th Percentile £563 £538 £500
England median daily rate £445 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +7.88% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 186 226
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.27 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.79 £48.27 £50.50
England median hourly rate £16.45 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.87% +4.19% -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +14 38 £404 +10.62% 3
Thames Valley -10 31 £425 +6.25% 1
Berkshire -2 21 £450 -7.22%
Oxfordshire -11 5 £300 -14.29%
Buckinghamshire -29 5 £250 -15.25% 1
West Sussex -7 2 £413 -
East Sussex - 2 £388 -
Surrey -35 1 - - 2
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 72 (97.30%) Citrix
2 71 (95.95%) Windows
3 55 (74.32%) VMware
4 48 (64.86%) Microsoft
4 48 (64.86%) Windows Server
5 43 (58.11%) PowerShell
6 39 (52.70%) XenServer
6 39 (52.70%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (51.35%) Skype for Business
7 38 (51.35%) Hyper-V
8 36 (48.65%) XenApp
9 35 (47.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (44.59%) NetScaler
11 29 (39.19%) Firewall
11 29 (39.19%) TOGAF
12 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
13 25 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (27.03%) Office 365
14 20 (27.03%) IaaS
15 19 (25.68%) Windows 10
15 19 (25.68%) PaaS
16 17 (22.97%) Windows 7
17 15 (20.27%) Linux
18 14 (18.92%) Symantec
19 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
20 12 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
20 12 (16.22%) Ivanti
21 11 (14.86%) Norton AntiVirus
21 11 (14.86%) SAN
21 11 (14.86%) MCSE

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 38 (51.35%) Skype for Business
2 8 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.35%) IIS
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 20 (27.03%) IaaS
1 20 (27.03%) Office 365
2 19 (25.68%) PaaS
3 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (8.11%) SaaS
5 5 (6.76%) OneDrive
6 4 (5.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (44.59%) NetScaler
2 29 (39.19%) Firewall
3 11 (14.86%) SAN
4 9 (12.16%) DNS
4 9 (12.16%) LAN
4 9 (12.16%) WAN
5 8 (10.81%) DHCP
5 8 (10.81%) Skype
6 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.11%) VLAN
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.70%) Network Security
7 2 (2.70%) VPN
8 1 (1.35%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MSI
2 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Back Office
3 2 (2.70%) Online Betting
3 2 (2.70%) Publishing
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Designer
1 25 (33.78%) Solutions Designer
2 19 (25.68%) Architect
3 14 (18.92%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (14.86%) Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Consultant
5 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Citrix Designer
7 6 (8.11%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.41%) AWS Architect
8 4 (5.41%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Azure Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Citrix Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (4.05%) SCCM Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) .NET
1 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.35%) Middleware
1 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.41%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.05%) CESG
4 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.05%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.70%) User Experience
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.35%) CMDB
6 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.35%) iPad
6 1 (1.35%) iPhone
6 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 71 (95.95%) Windows
2 48 (64.86%) Windows Server
3 35 (47.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (25.68%) Windows 10
5 17 (22.97%) Windows 7
6 15 (20.27%) Linux
7 6 (8.11%) Unix
7 6 (8.11%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.35%) Android
11 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) TOGAF
2 9 (12.16%) ITIL
3 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 5 (6.76%) Disk Encryption
4 5 (6.76%) ITIL V3
4 5 (6.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.41%) Business Continuity
5 4 (5.41%) High Availability
5 4 (5.41%) Network Architecture
5 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.05%) Coaching
6 3 (4.05%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (4.05%) Network Design
6 3 (4.05%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 43 (58.11%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.86%) VBScript
3 4 (5.41%) SQL
4 3 (4.05%) Java
5 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.86%) MCSE
3 3 (4.05%) CCNA
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) CCA
4 2 (2.70%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) CCAA
5 1 (1.35%) CCNP
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (52.70%) VMware ESXi
1 39 (52.70%) XenServer
2 38 (51.35%) Hyper-V
3 36 (48.65%) XenApp
4 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
5 25 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (10.81%) vSphere
8 5 (6.76%) BitLocker
9 4 (5.41%) Docker
10 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (12.16%) SCCM
3 5 (6.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (5.41%) Ansible
4 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.05%) EdgeSight
5 3 (4.05%) SCOM
6 2 (2.70%) vRealize
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.35%) MOM
Vendors
1 72 (97.30%) Citrix
2 55 (74.32%) VMware
3 48 (64.86%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.92%) Symantec
5 12 (16.22%) Ivanti
6 10 (13.51%) HP
7 9 (12.16%) NetApp
8 7 (9.46%) Cisco
9 6 (8.11%) Apple
10 5 (6.76%) Altiris
10 5 (6.76%) Forcepoint
10 5 (6.76%) IBM
10 5 (6.76%) MobileIron
10 5 (6.76%) Polycom
11 4 (5.41%) Canon
11 4 (5.41%) Dell
11 4 (5.41%) EMC
11 4 (5.41%) Oracle
12 3 (4.05%) Intel
12 3 (4.05%) SAP