Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 312 347
Rank change year-on-year +45 +35 -45
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 114 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.69% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 4.71% 2.65% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 46 37
South East median daily rate £400 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.25% -5.65% +14.48%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £261
90th Percentile £480 £475 £526
England median daily rate £393 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -1.88% +18.52% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 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 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -28.57% +14.87%

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 2,420 2,306 2,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.68% 14.01% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,385 1,386 1,312
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £197 £148 £180
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 175 179
South East median hourly rate £16.05 £17.48 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.18% +16.53% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.45 £47.07
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.79% +5.03% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +4 54 £423 +3.68% 1
Surrey -15 22 £341 +50.00% 3
West Sussex +11 20 £413 -
Thames Valley +2 10 £325 +5.69% 3
Kent - 8 £330 - 3
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £338 - 1
Berkshire -17 4 £363 -19.44% 2
Oxfordshire +3 1 £300 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 108 (94.74%) Windows
2 105 (92.11%) Citrix
3 92 (80.70%) Windows Server
4 83 (72.81%) VMware
5 82 (71.93%) XenApp
6 74 (64.91%) Active Directory
7 64 (56.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 50 (43.86%) NetScaler
8 50 (43.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 49 (42.98%) VMware ESXi
10 48 (42.11%) Hyper-V
11 46 (40.35%) SCCM
11 46 (40.35%) Microsoft
12 42 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 41 (35.96%) Migration
14 39 (34.21%) Finance
14 39 (34.21%) PowerShell
15 37 (32.46%) Microsoft Azure
16 32 (28.07%) Office 365
17 31 (27.19%) XenServer
17 31 (27.19%) Microsoft App-V
17 31 (27.19%) Firewall
18 28 (24.56%) ITIL
19 26 (22.81%) Skype for Business
20 24 (21.05%) DNS
20 24 (21.05%) Application Packaging
21 23 (20.18%) Fat Client
21 23 (20.18%) Thin Client
21 23 (20.18%) Windows 7
21 23 (20.18%) Windows 10

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 26 (22.81%) Skype for Business
2 14 (12.28%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (32.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (28.07%) Office 365
3 17 (14.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (9.65%) Yammer
5 8 (7.02%) IaaS
5 8 (7.02%) PaaS
5 8 (7.02%) SaaS
6 3 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.63%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 50 (43.86%) NetScaler
2 31 (27.19%) Firewall
3 24 (21.05%) DNS
4 21 (18.42%) Skype
5 18 (15.79%) VLAN
6 16 (14.04%) DHCP
7 14 (12.28%) SAN
8 13 (11.40%) Fibre Channel
8 13 (11.40%) iSCSI
9 5 (4.39%) VPN
10 2 (1.75%) NAS
10 2 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.75%) SMTP
10 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.75%) Wireless
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.88%) LAN
11 1 (0.88%) Network Security
11 1 (0.88%) WAN
11 1 (0.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MSI
General
1 39 (34.21%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Back Office
3 7 (6.14%) Online Betting
3 7 (6.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (34.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (22.81%) Analyst
3 19 (16.67%) Architect
4 16 (14.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 15 (13.16%) Citrix Engineer
6 14 (12.28%) Citrix Analyst
7 13 (11.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (9.65%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (8.77%) Designer
9 10 (8.77%) Solutions Designer
9 10 (8.77%) VMware Engineer
9 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 8 (7.02%) Citrix Support
11 7 (6.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (6.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 7 (6.14%) Desktop Support
11 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 7 (6.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) Middleware
2 3 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.18%) Fat Client
1 23 (20.18%) Thin Client
2 11 (9.65%) Clustering
2 11 (9.65%) PKI
3 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.14%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.14%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.39%) AS400
4 5 (4.39%) iSeries
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 108 (94.74%) Windows
2 92 (80.70%) Windows Server
3 42 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (20.18%) Windows 10
4 23 (20.18%) Windows 7
5 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.02%) Linux
6 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.51%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.75%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 41 (35.96%) Migration
3 28 (24.56%) ITIL
4 24 (21.05%) Application Packaging
5 13 (11.40%) Network Design
6 12 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (9.65%) High Availability
8 10 (8.77%) Storage Virtualisation
9 8 (7.02%) Application Virtualisation
9 8 (7.02%) TOGAF
10 6 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
11 5 (4.39%) Change Management
11 5 (4.39%) Operations Management
12 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (3.51%) Integration Testing
12 4 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (3.51%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (34.21%) PowerShell
2 18 (15.79%) SQL
3 9 (7.89%) VBScript
4 2 (1.75%) VB
5 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
2 17 (14.91%) CCA
3 4 (3.51%) MCSE
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.88%) Degree
4 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 82 (71.93%) XenApp
2 74 (64.91%) Active Directory
3 64 (56.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (42.98%) VMware ESXi
5 48 (42.11%) Hyper-V
6 31 (27.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 31 (27.19%) XenServer
7 14 (12.28%) DFS Replication
8 12 (10.53%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (9.65%) vSphere
10 4 (3.51%) BitLocker
10 4 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (3.51%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.75%) NFS
11 2 (1.75%) Xen
12 1 (0.88%) Docker
12 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (40.35%) SCCM
2 20 (17.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (9.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 9 (7.89%) vRealize
5 6 (5.26%) WSUS
6 5 (4.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (3.51%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.51%) XenMobile
8 3 (2.63%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.63%) SCOM
9 2 (1.75%) Control-M
9 2 (1.75%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.88%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 105 (92.11%) Citrix
2 83 (72.81%) VMware
3 46 (40.35%) Microsoft
4 19 (16.67%) Dell
5 16 (14.04%) Oracle
6 12 (10.53%) IBM
7 10 (8.77%) HP
8 7 (6.14%) EMC
8 7 (6.14%) NetApp
8 7 (6.14%) Polycom
9 5 (4.39%) Isilon
9 5 (4.39%) Ivanti
9 5 (4.39%) Symantec
10 4 (3.51%) Acronis
10 4 (3.51%) ESET
10 4 (3.51%) Kaspersky
10 4 (3.51%) McAfee
10 4 (3.51%) Sophos
10 4 (3.51%) Veeam
10 4 (3.51%) Wyse