The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 May 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
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 485 409 475
Rank change year-on-year -76 +66  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 110 274 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.50% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 2.23% 4.03% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 171 121
Median daily rate £400 £330 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +29.16% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 9
Median hourly rate £103.75 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +418.75% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £15.85 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.75 £36.00 £28.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4929 6805 5857
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.01% 12.48% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3162 4168 3290
Median daily rate £404 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +10.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 454 672
Median hourly rate £17.39 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.47% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £41.00 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.15% +11.76%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
England -73 103 £400 +20.30% 40
London +16 53 £450 +5.88% 13
South East +19 22 £400 - 8
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £625 - 3
Milton Keynes - 10 £625 - 1
City of London -5 9 £475 +18.75% 7
Hampshire +20 7 £370 - 3
East of England -3 7 £488 +156.57% 3
North West +27 5 £275 -20.28% 3
Scotland +13 5 £428 +29.54%
Hertfordshire +5 5 £488 +87.50% 2
West Midlands +17 4 £381 -15.27% 7
Edinburgh +1 4 £428 +14.00%
South West -4 4 £600 +93.54% 3
West Yorkshire +31 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Yorkshire +20 3 £375 +15.38% 1
East Midlands -7 3 £125 +12.61% 2
Derbyshire -16 3 £125 -53.35% 1
Derby -16 3 £125 +12.61% 1
Swindon - 3 £600 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 3 £388 -
Warwickshire - 3 £388 -
Wiltshire - 3 £600 -
Manchester +12 2 £275 -17.91% 1
Stevenage +2 2 £525 +101.92% 1
East Sussex +1 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Brighton - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 £375 -
Southampton - 2 £323 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 238 (91.89%) Citrix
2 185 (71.43%) XenApp
3 183 (70.66%) Windows
4 153 (59.07%) VMware
5 143 (55.21%) Microsoft
6 119 (45.95%) Active Directory
7 99 (38.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 95 (36.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 83 (32.05%) Windows Server
10 80 (30.89%) Finance
11 74 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 74 (28.57%) SCCM
12 71 (27.41%) PowerShell
13 67 (25.87%) Windows 7
14 66 (25.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 61 (23.55%) NetScaler
16 60 (23.17%) AppSense
17 53 (20.46%) VMware ESXi
18 51 (19.69%) HP
19 49 (18.92%) Hyper-V
20 43 (16.60%) Thin Client
20 43 (16.60%) Cisco
20 43 (16.60%) Security Cleared
20 43 (16.60%) Fat Client
21 38 (14.67%) XenServer
21 38 (14.67%) MS Exchange
21 38 (14.67%) SAN
22 36 (13.90%) ITIL
22 36 (13.90%) DNS
23 35 (13.51%) Microsoft Office

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 38 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 34 (13.13%) Skype for Business
3 21 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (7.72%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.32%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.32%) IIS
7 6 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.39%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.74%) Office 365
2 10 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.32%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.16%) G Suite
5 2 (0.77%) Yammer
6 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.39%) PaaS
6 1 (0.39%) SaaS
6 1 (0.39%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (23.55%) NetScaler
2 38 (14.67%) SAN
3 36 (13.90%) DNS
4 32 (12.36%) DHCP
5 19 (7.34%) VPN
6 18 (6.95%) Internet
7 14 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (5.41%) Firewall
8 12 (4.63%) NAS
9 10 (3.86%) BIG-IP
9 10 (3.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (3.86%) LAN
10 7 (2.70%) Skype
10 7 (2.70%) WAN
11 5 (1.93%) SSL
11 5 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.54%) TCP/IP
12 4 (1.54%) VSAN
12 4 (1.54%) Wireless
13 3 (1.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.09%) DB2
5 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (4.63%) MSI
2 5 (1.93%) JIRA
3 4 (1.54%) eggPlant
3 4 (1.54%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 80 (30.89%) Finance
2 24 (9.27%) Banking
3 9 (3.47%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.32%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.54%) Back Office
5 4 (1.54%) Law
5 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.77%) Electronics
6 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (18.53%) Analyst
2 32 (12.36%) Citrix Engineer
3 30 (11.58%) Architect
4 29 (11.20%) Consultant
5 22 (8.49%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (7.72%) Citrix Consultant
8 19 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (7.34%) Desktop Support
9 16 (6.18%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (5.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 15 (5.79%) Citrix Analyst
11 14 (5.41%) Designer
11 14 (5.41%) Support Analyst
11 14 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
12 13 (5.02%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (5.02%) Solutions Designer
13 12 (4.63%) Citrix Support
14 11 (4.25%) Citrix Specialist
14 11 (4.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.16%) .NET
1 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.39%) Node.js
2 1 (0.39%) RESTful
2 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.39%) Web Services
2 1 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.60%) Fat Client
1 43 (16.60%) Thin Client
2 23 (8.88%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.79%) Clustering
4 14 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.02%) Blackberry
6 9 (3.47%) iSeries
7 8 (3.09%) AS400
8 7 (2.70%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.54%) CESG
9 4 (1.54%) iPad
9 4 (1.54%) iPhone
9 4 (1.54%) PKI
9 4 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.16%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.16%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.16%) Replication
11 2 (0.77%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 183 (70.66%) Windows
2 99 (38.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (32.05%) Windows Server
4 67 (25.87%) Windows 7
5 66 (25.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (12.36%) Windows 10
7 28 (10.81%) Linux
8 18 (6.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (4.25%) Apple iOS
10 10 (3.86%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.47%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.70%) Android
13 5 (1.93%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.54%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.16%) CentOS
15 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.16%) Unix
16 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.90%) ITIL
2 21 (8.11%) Application Packaging
2 21 (8.11%) Migration
3 17 (6.56%) TOGAF
4 15 (5.79%) Incident Management
5 14 (5.41%) Change Management
5 14 (5.41%) Customer Requirements
6 12 (4.63%) DevOps
7 11 (4.25%) Protective Monitoring
8 10 (3.86%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (3.86%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (3.47%) Server Building
9 9 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.09%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 8 (3.09%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (3.09%) Project Management
11 7 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (2.70%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (27.41%) PowerShell
2 26 (10.04%) SQL
3 17 (6.56%) VBScript
4 8 (3.09%) C
5 5 (1.93%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.16%) C#
6 3 (1.16%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.77%) Python
7 2 (0.77%) VB
8 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.39%) Perl
8 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (16.60%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.04%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (6.18%) DV Cleared
5 13 (5.02%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (4.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (3.47%) MCSE
8 5 (1.93%) MCP
9 4 (1.54%) CCA
9 4 (1.54%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.54%) VCP6
10 3 (1.16%) CCNA
10 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.77%) Degree
11 2 (0.77%) MCITP
11 2 (0.77%) MCSA
12 1 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.25%) GPG13
2 5 (1.93%) SLA
3 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 185 (71.43%) XenApp
2 119 (45.95%) Active Directory
3 95 (36.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 53 (20.46%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (18.92%) Hyper-V
7 38 (14.67%) XenServer
8 35 (13.51%) vSphere
9 23 (8.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (4.25%) BitLocker
11 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (2.32%) Terminal Server
13 5 (1.93%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (1.54%) SRDF
15 3 (1.16%) vCloud
15 3 (1.16%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (28.57%) SCCM
2 15 (5.79%) AppDNA
3 12 (4.63%) SCOM
3 12 (4.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (3.09%) Tivoli
4 8 (3.09%) vCenter Server
4 8 (3.09%) WSUS
5 6 (2.32%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.32%) PowerCLI
5 6 (2.32%) XenMobile
6 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.54%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.16%) EdgeSight
8 3 (1.16%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.77%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 238 (91.89%) Citrix
2 153 (59.07%) VMware
3 143 (55.21%) Microsoft
4 60 (23.17%) AppSense
5 51 (19.69%) HP
6 43 (16.60%) Cisco
7 29 (11.20%) Wyse
8 21 (8.11%) Symantec
9 19 (7.34%) Dell
10 18 (6.95%) Palo Alto
11 17 (6.56%) EMC
12 15 (5.79%) IBM
13 12 (4.63%) F5
14 10 (3.86%) ServiceNow
15 8 (3.09%) Altiris
15 8 (3.09%) Hitachi
15 8 (3.09%) ThinPrint
16 6 (2.32%) Lotus
16 6 (2.32%) NetApp
16 6 (2.32%) Veritas
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £370 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
KPRS Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
KPRS
Rate: £25 per hour Or 45k Fixed Contract for one year
Posted: 3 days ago