Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 215 190 185
Rank change year-on-year -25 -5 +19
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 22 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.019% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 2.25% 0.14% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 12
South West median daily rate £400 - £306
10th Percentile £300 - £263
90th Percentile £485 - £342
England median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.33 £32.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year -37.46% +21.50% +21.73%

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 976 691 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.19% 13.13% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 404 390
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £200 £162 £119
90th Percentile £585 £584 £513
England median daily rate £475 £449 £413
% change year-on-year +5.91% +8.73% +7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 57 68
South West median hourly rate £26.57 £18.63 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.67% +33.04% -28.21%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.78 £10.46
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.45 £16.20
% change year-on-year -2.75% +1.56% +4.52%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Bristol - 13 £400 - 3
Gloucestershire - 6 £475 - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 22 (100.00%) Citrix
2 19 (86.36%) XenApp
3 17 (77.27%) Windows Server
3 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
3 17 (77.27%) VMware
4 16 (72.73%) Windows
4 16 (72.73%) NetScaler
5 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
6 14 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (63.64%) Virtual Environments
7 13 (59.09%) Windows 10
8 12 (54.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (54.55%) SCCM
9 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
9 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (50.00%) Office 365
10 10 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
10 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
10 10 (45.45%) Skype
10 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (45.45%) ITIL
11 9 (40.91%) CA
11 9 (40.91%) Thin Client
11 9 (40.91%) Fat Client
11 9 (40.91%) Ivanti
11 9 (40.91%) Wyse
11 9 (40.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (40.91%) Application Virtualisation
12 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 7 (31.82%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Office 365
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) NetScaler
2 10 (45.45%) Skype
3 7 (31.82%) DHCP
3 7 (31.82%) DNS
4 6 (27.27%) SAN
5 4 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (18.18%) NAS
5 4 (18.18%) VLAN
6 3 (13.64%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.55%) Firewall
7 1 (4.55%) Internet
7 1 (4.55%) LAN
7 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (22.73%) Citrix Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Specialist
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Fat Client
1 9 (40.91%) Thin Client
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows Server
2 16 (72.73%) Windows
3 13 (59.09%) Windows 10
4 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Virtual Environments
2 10 (45.45%) ITIL
3 9 (40.91%) Application Virtualisation
4 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (22.73%) ITIL V3
5 5 (22.73%) ITSM
5 5 (22.73%) Service Management
6 4 (18.18%) Converged Infrastructure
6 4 (18.18%) Fault Management
6 4 (18.18%) Server Management
6 4 (18.18%) Storage Management
7 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
8 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (9.09%) Proactive Management
8 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.55%) Migration
9 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) MCP
4 3 (13.64%) MCSA
4 3 (13.64%) MCSE
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (86.36%) XenApp
2 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 14 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (54.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
5 10 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (18.18%) Firmware
8 3 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (9.09%) XenServer
10 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) SCOM
2 3 (13.64%) SCVMM
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (9.09%) SCDPM
4 1 (4.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Citrix
2 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (77.27%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) CA
3 9 (40.91%) Ivanti
3 9 (40.91%) Wyse
4 6 (27.27%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) HP