Period
to 17 December 2017

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 December 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
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 305 335
Rank change year-on-year +14 +30 -26
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 82 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 3.33% 2.60% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 34 44
South East median daily rate £413 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.57% -1.43% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £273
90th Percentile £491 £534 £425
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South East median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £21.49
% change year-on-year -28.57% +30.31% -2.05%

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 2464 2040 2151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.67% 12.68% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1434 1182 1192
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +2.28%
10th Percentile £143 £185 £161
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £436 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +5.70% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 185 256
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +8.09%
10th Percentile £10.28 £10.29 £10.75
90th Percentile £44.25 £47.46 £41.00
England median hourly rate £16.62 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.89% +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

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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 6 months to 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 +29 45 £408 +18.12% 2
Thames Valley +5 31 £450 -4.26% 1
Berkshire +14 21 £450 -7.22% 1
Oxfordshire -3 5 £300 -14.29%
Buckinghamshire -31 5 £250 -37.11%
West Sussex +1 3 £413 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £388 -
Surrey -29 1 - - 1
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 80 (97.56%) Citrix
2 78 (95.12%) Windows
3 62 (75.61%) VMware
4 55 (67.07%) Microsoft
4 55 (67.07%) Windows Server
5 48 (58.54%) PowerShell
6 44 (53.66%) XenServer
6 44 (53.66%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (52.44%) Skype for Business
7 43 (52.44%) Hyper-V
8 42 (51.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (48.78%) NetScaler
10 39 (47.56%) XenApp
11 34 (41.46%) TOGAF
12 32 (39.02%) Firewall
13 29 (35.37%) Active Directory
14 26 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (28.05%) IaaS
16 22 (26.83%) PaaS
17 20 (24.39%) Windows 10
18 19 (23.17%) Office 365
19 18 (21.95%) Windows 7
20 16 (19.51%) Linux
21 14 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
21 14 (17.07%) Symantec
22 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
23 11 (13.41%) Norton AntiVirus
23 11 (13.41%) SAN
23 11 (13.41%) HP
23 11 (13.41%) 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 43 (52.44%) Skype for Business
2 8 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.66%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.22%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.05%) IaaS
2 22 (26.83%) PaaS
3 19 (23.17%) Office 365
4 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (7.32%) SaaS
6 5 (6.10%) OneDrive
7 4 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 40 (48.78%) NetScaler
2 32 (39.02%) Firewall
3 11 (13.41%) SAN
4 9 (10.98%) DNS
4 9 (10.98%) LAN
4 9 (10.98%) WAN
5 8 (9.76%) DHCP
6 7 (8.54%) Skype
7 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.32%) VLAN
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.44%) Network Security
8 2 (2.44%) VPN
9 1 (1.22%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.22%) SSL
9 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MSI
2 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Back Office
3 3 (3.66%) Publishing
4 2 (2.44%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (35.37%) Designer
1 29 (35.37%) Solutions Designer
2 20 (24.39%) Architect
3 15 (18.29%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (14.63%) Analyst
5 11 (13.41%) Consultant
6 10 (12.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) Citrix Designer
7 7 (8.54%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (7.32%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.88%) AWS Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Azure Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Citrix Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Citrix Consultant
9 4 (4.88%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.66%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 3 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) .NET
1 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.22%) Middleware
1 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.88%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.66%) CESG
4 3 (3.66%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.66%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.66%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) AS400
6 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.22%) CMDB
6 1 (1.22%) iPad
6 1 (1.22%) iPhone
6 1 (1.22%) iSeries
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 78 (95.12%) Windows
2 55 (67.07%) Windows Server
3 42 (51.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (24.39%) Windows 10
5 18 (21.95%) Windows 7
6 16 (19.51%) Linux
7 6 (7.32%) Unix
7 6 (7.32%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.22%) Android
10 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (41.46%) TOGAF
2 10 (12.20%) ITIL
3 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.10%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 5 (6.10%) Disk Encryption
4 5 (6.10%) ITIL V3
4 5 (6.10%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (6.10%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.88%) Business Continuity
5 4 (4.88%) High Availability
5 4 (4.88%) Network Architecture
5 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.66%) Application Packaging
6 3 (3.66%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (3.66%) Migration
6 3 (3.66%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 48 (58.54%) PowerShell
2 11 (13.41%) VBScript
3 4 (4.88%) SQL
4 3 (3.66%) Java
5 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.41%) MCSE
3 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) CCNA
4 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.44%) CCA
5 2 (2.44%) MCP
6 1 (1.22%) CCAA
6 1 (1.22%) CCNP
6 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.22%) MCSA
6 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (53.66%) VMware ESXi
1 44 (53.66%) XenServer
2 43 (52.44%) Hyper-V
3 39 (47.56%) XenApp
4 29 (35.37%) Active Directory
5 26 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (10.98%) vSphere
8 5 (6.10%) BitLocker
9 4 (4.88%) Docker
10 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.22%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (10.98%) SCCM
3 5 (6.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (4.88%) Ansible
4 4 (4.88%) EdgeSight
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.88%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.88%) SCOM
5 2 (2.44%) vRealize
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) MOM
Vendors
1 80 (97.56%) Citrix
2 62 (75.61%) VMware
3 55 (67.07%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.07%) Symantec
5 11 (13.41%) HP
6 10 (12.20%) AppSense
7 9 (10.98%) NetApp
8 8 (9.76%) Cisco
9 6 (7.32%) Apple
10 5 (6.10%) Altiris
10 5 (6.10%) Forcepoint
10 5 (6.10%) IBM
10 5 (6.10%) MobileIron
10 5 (6.10%) Polycom
11 4 (4.88%) Canon
11 4 (4.88%) Dell
11 4 (4.88%) EMC
11 4 (4.88%) LANDesk
11 4 (4.88%) Oracle
12 3 (3.66%) Intel