Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 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 West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 189 203
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14 +5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 20 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 2.33% 1.49% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 10
South West median daily rate £390 £600 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +100.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £425 £263
90th Percentile £460 £600 £423
England median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +12.50% -30.43% +17.95%

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 859 669 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.21% 12.25% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 406 446
South West median daily rate £400 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.07% +1.07% +7.69%
10th Percentile £195 £156 £133
90th Percentile £575 £521 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 47 72
South West median hourly rate £18.85 £17.50 £15.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +15.30% -22.17%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.41 £10.28
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £42.95
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.79% +6.70% -1.56%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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
Bristol +4 16 £371 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £475 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 West region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 20 (100.00%) Citrix
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (85.00%) XenApp
3 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (70.00%) NetScaler
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (60.00%) Virtual Environments
5 12 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (60.00%) Windows
6 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (45.00%) Hyper-V
7 9 (45.00%) SCCM
8 8 (40.00%) Fat Client
8 8 (40.00%) Thin Client
8 8 (40.00%) Wyse
9 7 (35.00%) CA
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (35.00%) Ivanti
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (35.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (35.00%) Application Virtualisation
9 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
10 6 (30.00%) Skype
10 6 (30.00%) Skype for Business
10 6 (30.00%) Office 365
11 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (25.00%) ITIL

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 6 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) NetScaler
2 6 (30.00%) Skype
3 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) SAN
4 4 (20.00%) DHCP
4 4 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (20.00%) NAS
4 4 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 8 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (60.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Virtual Environments
2 7 (35.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (20.00%) Fault Management
4 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) Server Management
4 4 (20.00%) Storage Management
5 3 (15.00%) Proactive Management
6 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.00%) ITSM
6 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNA
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) XenApp
2 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (45.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (35.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (20.00%) Firmware
6 4 (20.00%) XenServer
7 3 (15.00%) vSphere
8 1 (5.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) XenMobile
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (10.00%) SCDPM
3 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (10.00%) WSUS
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Citrix
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Wyse
4 7 (35.00%) CA
4 7 (35.00%) Ivanti
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec