Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 193 183
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 +12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 16 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.29% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 2.03% 2.41% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 17
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% +17.65%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £125
90th Percentile £436 £600 £401
England median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.67 £27.00
% change year-on-year -4.93% -12.34% +10.77%

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 788 665 775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.83% 12.06% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 410 439
South West median daily rate £391 £355 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.21% -1.39% +10.77%
10th Percentile £164 £162 £148
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 42 78
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.64 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.20% +5.63% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.39 £10.01
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.25 £42.65
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +1 12 £350 +12.90%
Wiltshire -3 1 £325 -45.83%
Devon - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (93.75%) VMware
3 12 (75.00%) Windows
4 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
5 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (62.50%) XenApp
5 10 (62.50%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
6 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
7 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (43.75%) XenServer
9 6 (37.50%) NetScaler
9 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (37.50%) ITIL
9 6 (37.50%) SCCM
9 6 (37.50%) Finance
10 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (31.25%) Virtual Environments
11 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (25.00%) Ivanti
11 4 (25.00%) WSUS
12 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
12 3 (18.75%) Wyse
12 3 (18.75%) Cisco
12 3 (18.75%) SAN
12 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
12 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure

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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) NetScaler
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Skype
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Citrix Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Server Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
1 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.25%) Android
7 1 (6.25%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Demand Management
4 1 (6.25%) Due Diligence
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Proactive Management
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) XenApp
3 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (43.75%) XenServer
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) WSUS
3 3 (18.75%) vCenter Server
3 3 (18.75%) XenMobile
4 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (93.75%) VMware
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Ivanti
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Wyse
6 2 (12.50%) CA
6 2 (12.50%) Dell
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Veeam
7 1 (6.25%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (6.25%) arcserve
7 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
7 1 (6.25%) CommVault
7 1 (6.25%) McAfee
7 1 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (6.25%) Samsung
7 1 (6.25%) Sonus
7 1 (6.25%) Splunk
7 1 (6.25%) Symantec