Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 207 197
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10 -6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 28 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 0.33% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 2.62% 2.15% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 0
South West median daily rate £363 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% - -
England median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £160.00 - -
England median hourly rate £106.00 £20.33 £45.00
% change year-on-year +421.53% -54.83% +68.22%

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 1,070 976 700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.64% 15.30% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 572 413
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £143 £200 £159
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 57 55
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £33.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.28% +55.81% +53.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.92 £11.40
90th Percentile £44.51 £48.75 £45.10
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £16.45
% change year-on-year +5.94% -2.75% +1.87%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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
Devon - 10 £365 -
Bristol +9 7 £363 -9.38% 5
Gloucestershire +7 7 £335 -29.47% 1
Somerset +8 4 - -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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%) Citrix
2 25 (89.29%) XenApp
3 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 24 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 24 (85.71%) Windows
4 19 (67.86%) Windows Server
5 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (57.14%) Office 365
6 16 (57.14%) SCCM
7 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 14 (50.00%) VMware
7 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
8 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
9 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (39.29%) Azure
10 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
10 10 (35.71%) DHCP
10 10 (35.71%) DNS
11 9 (32.14%) ITIL
11 9 (32.14%) Firewall
12 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
12 8 (28.57%) Skype for Business
12 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
12 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (28.57%) Skype
12 8 (28.57%) Windows 10
13 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 7 (25.00%) vSphere
13 7 (25.00%) AWS
13 7 (25.00%) SQL

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%) MS Exchange
1 8 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (57.14%) Office 365
2 11 (39.29%) Azure
3 7 (25.00%) AWS
4 3 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (10.71%) IaaS
4 3 (10.71%) PaaS
4 3 (10.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) DHCP
1 10 (35.71%) DNS
2 9 (32.14%) Firewall
3 8 (28.57%) Skype
4 6 (21.43%) NetScaler
5 3 (10.71%) Wireless
6 2 (7.14%) VPN
7 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Public Sector
2 4 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Junior
3 4 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Junior Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Azure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.14%) iPhone
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server
3 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (21.43%) Linux
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (25.00%) Migration
3 6 (21.43%) Application Packaging
4 4 (14.29%) Information Security
4 4 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 4 (14.29%) ISMS
4 4 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Security Management
5 3 (10.71%) High Availability
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Leadership
6 1 (3.57%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (89.29%) XenApp
2 24 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (25.00%) vSphere
5 3 (10.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (10.71%) Xen
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (57.14%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) Ivanti
4 5 (17.86%) ServiceNow
5 4 (14.29%) Sony
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.57%) CA
7 1 (3.57%) Wyse