Period
to 22 October 2020

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 6 months to 22 October 2020 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 463 477 502
Rank change year-on-year +14 +25 +124
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 68 358 444
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 1.47% 2.70% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 231 300
Median daily rate £379 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.31% - +2.89%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £277
90th Percentile £588 £549 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Median hourly rate £40.75 £26.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.77% -14.52% +24.00%
10th Percentile £35.98 £20.75 £17.88
90th Percentile £42.00 £45.20 £46.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - £21.25

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,632 13,242 15,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.57% 15.61% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,868 8,724 10,069
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £170 £180
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 679 902
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +6.25% -3.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.51
90th Percentile £53.30 £47.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £15.60
% change year-on-year +10.94% +2.56% +0.65%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop.

Daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XenDesktop over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop.

Hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 14 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 6 months to 22 October 2020. 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
England +37 57 £375 -6.25% 21
UK excluding London +98 31 £375 +3.09% 16
London +70 31 £363 -14.71% 5
Work from Home -81 17 £425 +17.24% 2
North of England +111 7 £330 -5.71% 8
Midlands +70 6 £425 +21.43% 3
Scotland +67 6 - -
West Midlands +62 6 £425 +21.43% 2
South East +115 5 £390 -2.50% 3
South West +73 4 £263 -27.59% 1
Yorkshire +68 4 £334 +19.20% 3
North West +93 3 £275 -21.43% 3
East of England +80 2 £288 -17.86% 1
Wales +39 1 £450 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 67 (98.53%) Citrix
2 51 (75.00%) XenApp
3 45 (66.18%) Windows
4 34 (50.00%) VMware
5 27 (39.71%) Active Directory
6 26 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (35.29%) SCCM
8 23 (33.82%) Microsoft
8 23 (33.82%) NetScaler
9 20 (29.41%) Windows Server
10 18 (26.47%) Office 365
10 18 (26.47%) ITIL
10 18 (26.47%) Finance
11 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
11 16 (23.53%) Windows 10
12 14 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (20.59%) PowerShell
12 14 (20.59%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (19.12%) Ivanti
14 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
14 12 (17.65%) Azure
15 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
15 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (14.71%) SAN
17 8 (11.76%) DNS
17 8 (11.76%) Firewall
17 8 (11.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 8 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
17 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.47%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.47%) Office 365
2 12 (17.65%) Azure
3 4 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.94%) AWS
4 2 (2.94%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (1.47%) Datadog
5 1 (1.47%) IaaS
5 1 (1.47%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (33.82%) NetScaler
2 10 (14.71%) SAN
3 8 (11.76%) DNS
3 8 (11.76%) Firewall
4 7 (10.29%) VSAN
5 6 (8.82%) SSL
6 4 (5.88%) VPN
7 3 (4.41%) DHCP
7 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.41%) VLAN
7 3 (4.41%) WAN
8 1 (1.47%) LAN
8 1 (1.47%) NAS
8 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MSI
1 1 (1.47%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 18 (26.47%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) International Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.94%) Publishing
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (7.35%) Analyst
3 5 (7.35%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (7.35%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Consultant
4 4 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Applications Packager
5 3 (4.41%) Architect
5 3 (4.41%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (4.41%) Citrix Support
5 3 (4.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Technology Analyst
6 2 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix Architect
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) .NET
1 1 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.35%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.94%) Clustering
3 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) BYOD
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
4 1 (1.47%) PKI
4 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (66.18%) Windows
2 20 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 16 (23.53%) Windows 10
4 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.88%) Linux
7 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.94%) CentOS
8 2 (2.94%) Unix
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) ITIL
2 14 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (8.82%) Patch Management
4 5 (7.35%) High Availability
4 5 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.88%) Application Packaging
5 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.88%) Change Management
5 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.88%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.41%) Build Automation
6 3 (4.41%) Migration
6 3 (4.41%) Server Building
6 3 (4.41%) Server Management
6 3 (4.41%) Service Management
6 3 (4.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) VBA
3 1 (1.47%) C#
3 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (5.88%) MCSE
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) CCA
4 1 (1.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) MCP
4 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 51 (75.00%) XenApp
2 27 (39.71%) Active Directory
3 26 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (20.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (11.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 8 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (10.29%) VMware NSX
7 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
7 6 (8.82%) vSphere
8 3 (4.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (4.41%) MetaFrame
8 3 (4.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.94%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.94%) Terminal Server
9 2 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (35.29%) SCCM
2 7 (10.29%) SCOM
3 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (5.88%) PowerCLI
4 4 (5.88%) SCDPM
5 3 (4.41%) EdgeSight
6 2 (2.94%) Ansible
6 2 (2.94%) Perfmon
6 2 (2.94%) Puppet
6 2 (2.94%) Terraform
6 2 (2.94%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.94%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.47%) CASB
7 1 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.47%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.47%) Kibana
7 1 (1.47%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.47%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 67 (98.53%) Citrix
2 34 (50.00%) VMware
3 23 (33.82%) Microsoft
4 13 (19.12%) Ivanti
5 7 (10.29%) Cisco
6 5 (7.35%) Juniper
7 4 (5.88%) Veeam
8 3 (4.41%) EMC
8 3 (4.41%) Hitachi
8 3 (4.41%) HP
8 3 (4.41%) IBM
8 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.94%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.94%) CommVault
9 2 (2.94%) Dell
9 2 (2.94%) NetApp
9 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.94%) Reuters
9 2 (2.94%) Splunk
9 2 (2.94%) Wyse