Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 328 332
Rank change year-on-year +37 +4 -24
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 88 46 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 3.67% 2.31% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 35 60
South East median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £252
90th Percentile £440 £609 £488
England median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.67 £27.00
% change year-on-year -4.93% -12.34% +10.77%

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 2,398 1,993 2,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.07% 12.43% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,316 1,147 1,527
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £180
90th Percentile £564 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 179 198
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +9.09% -10.57%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.48 £11.51
90th Percentile £44.43 £44.00 £46.45
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +10 41 £400 -1.84% 1
Surrey +2 22 £350 +53.85% 3
West Sussex +9 11 £413 -13.16% 3
Kent +19 8 £330 -17.50%
Thames Valley -24 6 £363 -29.27% 5
Berkshire -9 4 £400 -21.95% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £400 -36.00% 1
Oxfordshire -6 1 £300 -25.00%
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 85 (96.59%) Windows
2 74 (84.09%) Citrix
3 68 (77.27%) Windows Server
4 65 (73.86%) Active Directory
5 60 (68.18%) VMware
6 53 (60.23%) XenApp
7 51 (57.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 48 (54.55%) SCCM
9 43 (48.86%) Hyper-V
10 42 (47.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
12 38 (43.18%) Microsoft
13 37 (42.05%) PowerShell
14 32 (36.36%) NetScaler
14 32 (36.36%) Finance
15 30 (34.09%) Office 365
15 30 (34.09%) XenServer
16 29 (32.95%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (29.55%) ITIL
18 25 (28.41%) Microsoft App-V
18 25 (28.41%) Migration
18 25 (28.41%) Windows 10
19 24 (27.27%) Windows 7
20 23 (26.14%) Microsoft Intune
20 23 (26.14%) Firewall
21 20 (22.73%) DNS
21 20 (22.73%) Skype for Business
22 19 (21.59%) Azure Active Directory
23 18 (20.45%) Thin Client
23 18 (20.45%) Fat Client

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 20 (22.73%) Skype for Business
2 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.95%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.09%) Office 365
2 29 (32.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (21.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (9.09%) Yammer
5 5 (5.68%) IaaS
6 4 (4.55%) PaaS
6 4 (4.55%) SaaS
7 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (1.14%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 32 (36.36%) NetScaler
2 23 (26.14%) Firewall
3 20 (22.73%) DNS
4 16 (18.18%) Skype
5 14 (15.91%) VLAN
6 13 (14.77%) DHCP
7 11 (12.50%) SAN
8 10 (11.36%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (11.36%) iSCSI
9 6 (6.82%) VPN
10 3 (3.41%) NAS
11 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.27%) SMTP
11 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.27%) Wireless
12 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (1.14%) LAN
12 1 (1.14%) MPLS
12 1 (1.14%) VSAN
12 1 (1.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
General
1 32 (36.36%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Back Office
3 4 (4.55%) Online Betting
3 4 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (34.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (25.00%) Analyst
3 14 (15.91%) Citrix Engineer
4 13 (14.77%) Windows Engineer
5 12 (13.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (12.50%) Citrix Analyst
7 10 (11.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (11.36%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (10.23%) VMware Engineer
8 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 8 (9.09%) Architect
9 8 (9.09%) Citrix Server Engineer
9 8 (9.09%) Consultant
9 8 (9.09%) Server Engineer
9 8 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
10 7 (7.95%) Desktop Support
11 6 (6.82%) Designer
11 6 (6.82%) Service Analyst
11 6 (6.82%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) Middleware
2 3 (3.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.45%) Fat Client
1 18 (20.45%) Thin Client
2 8 (9.09%) Clustering
2 8 (9.09%) PKI
3 7 (7.95%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.14%) AS400
6 1 (1.14%) iSeries
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 85 (96.59%) Windows
2 68 (77.27%) Windows Server
3 42 (47.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (28.41%) Windows 10
5 24 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.68%) Linux
9 4 (4.55%) Windows NT
10 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.14%) Unix
11 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) ITIL
2 25 (28.41%) Migration
3 17 (19.32%) Application Packaging
4 11 (12.50%) Operations Management
5 10 (11.36%) Change Management
5 10 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (11.36%) Virtual Environments
6 9 (10.23%) Application Virtualisation
7 8 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (9.09%) High Availability
8 6 (6.82%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.68%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (5.68%) Disk Encryption
9 5 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.68%) TOGAF
10 4 (4.55%) Integration Testing
10 4 (4.55%) Network Design
10 4 (4.55%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.55%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.05%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.23%) SQL
3 5 (5.68%) VBScript
4 1 (1.14%) C
4 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) Citrix Certification
2 12 (13.64%) CCA
3 1 (1.14%) Degree
3 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) MCSE
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 65 (73.86%) Active Directory
2 53 (60.23%) XenApp
3 51 (57.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (48.86%) Hyper-V
5 40 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (34.09%) XenServer
7 25 (28.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (14.77%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (11.36%) DFS Replication
10 8 (9.09%) vSphere
11 4 (4.55%) BitLocker
11 4 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (4.55%) VirtualBox
12 2 (2.27%) NFS
12 2 (2.27%) Xen
13 1 (1.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 48 (54.55%) SCCM
2 23 (26.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (10.23%) WSUS
4 8 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (7.95%) vRealize
6 5 (5.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (4.55%) Backup Exec
7 4 (4.55%) XenMobile
8 2 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 74 (84.09%) Citrix
2 60 (68.18%) VMware
3 38 (43.18%) Microsoft
4 10 (11.36%) Dell
5 9 (10.23%) Ivanti
6 7 (7.95%) Oracle
6 7 (7.95%) Polycom
7 5 (5.68%) IBM
7 5 (5.68%) Symantec
7 5 (5.68%) Wyse
8 4 (4.55%) Acronis
8 4 (4.55%) HP
8 4 (4.55%) Kaspersky
8 4 (4.55%) McAfee
8 4 (4.55%) Sophos
8 4 (4.55%) Veeam
9 2 (2.27%) Apple
9 2 (2.27%) NetApp
10 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.14%) EMC