Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 June 2019 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 West
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 184 190
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 -21
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 28 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.46% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 2.53% 2.04% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 11
South West median daily rate £375 £348 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.91% +11.20% +8.70%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £290
90th Percentile £438 £437 £600
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -
England median hourly rate £21.58 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.09% -10.00% +16.28%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,108 783 620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.34% 15.49% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 428 375
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £200 £160 £162
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 75 41
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the South West

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the South West

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the South West over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the South West

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the South West

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. 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
Gloucestershire - 11 £315 -
Devon +1 7 £363 -
Bristol -15 7 £394 +13.31% 2
Somerset - 2 - -
Wiltshire -32 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 28 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 26 (92.86%) Windows
3 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
4 24 (85.71%) SCCM
5 23 (82.14%) Windows Server
6 22 (78.57%) Windows 10
7 21 (75.00%) PowerShell
8 17 (60.71%) XenApp
8 17 (60.71%) ITIL
9 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (53.57%) DHCP
10 15 (53.57%) DNS
11 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
11 14 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (46.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 12 (42.86%) Hyper-V
13 12 (42.86%) VMware
14 11 (39.29%) ITSM
14 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (39.29%) SCOM
14 11 (39.29%) SLA
14 11 (39.29%) MCSE
14 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (39.29%) Service Management
14 11 (39.29%) Office 365
15 10 (35.71%) ITIL V3
15 10 (35.71%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (35.71%) Skype

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (28.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Office 365
2 3 (10.71%) SaaS
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) IaaS
4 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) DHCP
1 15 (53.57%) DNS
2 10 (35.71%) Remote Desktop
2 10 (35.71%) Skype
3 5 (17.86%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 9 (32.14%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Azure Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Virtualisation Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 4 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 23 (82.14%) Windows Server
3 22 (78.57%) Windows 10
4 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.71%) Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (39.29%) ITSM
3 11 (39.29%) Service Management
4 10 (35.71%) ITIL V3
4 10 (35.71%) Preventative Maintenance
5 4 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
5 4 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
6 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Server Management
7 1 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) Presales
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) MCSE
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (35.71%) MCP
3 10 (35.71%) MCSA
4 8 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (60.71%) XenApp
3 14 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 10 (35.71%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (10.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (10.71%) vSphere
10 2 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (85.71%) SCCM
2 11 (39.29%) SCOM
3 10 (35.71%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.57%) vRealize
4 1 (3.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
3 12 (42.86%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) ServiceNow
5 4 (14.29%) CA
5 4 (14.29%) Ivanti
5 4 (14.29%) Wyse
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) Dell
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat