Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 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 West
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 193 208
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -35
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 5 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.090% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.73% 1.84% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 4
South West median daily rate £600 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +84.62% +8.33% -7.55%
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 689 707 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.35% 12.53% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 430 370
South West median daily rate £350 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £159 £122 £120
90th Percentile £556 £519 £488
England median daily rate £436 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +5.70% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 72 89
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.21% +2.63%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £11.20
90th Percentile £44.05 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +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 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 14 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
Wiltshire - 3 £600 -
Bristol -17 2 - -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 West region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) NetApp
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (60.00%) SCVMM
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (60.00%) FlexPod
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Billing
5 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (20.00%) Linux

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 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V Architect
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Derivative
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) VMware