Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 180 190
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 16 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.29% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.43% 4.18% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 19
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +17.65% -22.14%
10th Percentile £304 £125 £150
90th Percentile £600 £401 £432
England median daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £23.67 £27.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year -12.34% +10.77% +21.88%

XenDesktop is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 659 765 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.99% 12.66% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 430 333
South West median daily rate £355 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +10.77% -7.80%
10th Percentile £163 £148 £130
90th Percentile £538 £564 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 77 94
South West median hourly rate £15.51 £15.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -10.00% +18.64%
10th Percentile £10.36 £10.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.70 £34.33
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% +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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 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 - 8 £600 -
Bristol -3 6 £310 -3.13% 1
Gloucestershire 0 2 £350 +174.51%
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) Cisco
5 9 (56.25%) NetScaler
5 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
6 8 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (50.00%) FlexPod
6 8 (50.00%) SCVMM
6 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (50.00%) XenApp
6 8 (50.00%) NetApp
6 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (43.75%) Finance
7 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
8 6 (37.50%) VMware
8 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
9 5 (31.25%) Migration
9 5 (31.25%) SCCM
9 5 (31.25%) Project Management
10 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
10 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (25.00%) DNS
10 4 (25.00%) Fat Client
10 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 4 (25.00%) Wyse
10 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (25.00%) AppSense

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 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) NetScaler
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
1 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Support
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) FlexPod
2 4 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Derivative
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Signage
4 1 (6.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Network Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 8 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 8 (50.00%) XenApp
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (18.75%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 5 (31.25%) SCCM
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Ansible
4 1 (6.25%) Puppet
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
4 8 (50.00%) NetApp
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) AppSense
6 4 (25.00%) Wyse
7 3 (18.75%) Dell
8 2 (12.50%) Symantec
8 2 (12.50%) Xerox
9 1 (6.25%) CA
9 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
9 1 (6.25%) Polycom
9 1 (6.25%) Red Hat