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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 117 128
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 6 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.77% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 1.95% 6.46% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 11
Median daily rate £311 £299 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.18% +6.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £126 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £373 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £320 £375
% change year-on-year +13.28% -14.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -17.14%  

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 308 356 320
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.73% 11.98% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 201 154
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £133 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £441 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 38 50
Median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.39% -18.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.07 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.10 £31.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -1 4 £310 -4.61% 1
Gloucestershire -1 2 £350 +174.50%
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 13 (100.00%) XenApp
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Citrix
3 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 11 (84.62%) Thin Client
3 11 (84.62%) VMware
3 11 (84.62%) VMware ESX
3 11 (84.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (84.62%) AppSense
3 11 (84.62%) Fat Client
3 11 (84.62%) SCCM
3 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (76.92%) Incident Management
4 10 (76.92%) Wyse
4 10 (76.92%) Finance
4 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (61.54%) DNS
6 7 (53.85%) Dell
6 7 (53.85%) Skype for Business
6 7 (53.85%) Office 365
6 7 (53.85%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (53.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (38.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (38.46%) BitLocker
7 5 (38.46%) DHCP
7 5 (38.46%) Symantec
8 4 (30.77%) VPN

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 (53.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
1 10 (76.92%) Citrix Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Support
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Fat Client
1 11 (84.62%) Thin Client
2 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (53.85%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Signage
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Incident Management
2 3 (23.08%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) XenApp
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (84.62%) VMware ESX
2 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (53.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (38.46%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) SCCM
2 5 (38.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Citrix
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) AppSense
2 11 (84.62%) VMware
3 10 (76.92%) Wyse
4 7 (53.85%) Dell
5 5 (38.46%) Symantec
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco
6 4 (30.77%) Xerox
7 3 (23.08%) CA
8 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
8 2 (15.38%) Polycom