Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 539 523
Rank change year-on-year -64 -16 -39
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 287 382 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.21% 2.93% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 243 260
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £210 £238
90th Percentile £530 £500 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +29.17% -14.29% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 8
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +37.59% -8.63%
10th Percentile £16.80 £13.50 £14.95
90th Percentile £58.00 £34.88 £27.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +80.65% -22.50%

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 12996 13026 11515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.60% 12.35% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 8163 6558
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £610 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 885 1239
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.04
90th Percentile £47.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +4.92%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 15 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 November 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
England -47 274 £400 +9.59% 35
UK excluding London -26 188 £388 +29.17% 25
London -64 94 £450 +11.80% 10
South East +33 76 £408 +16.43% 10
North of England +17 52 £300 +5.26% 9
East of England +3 26 £450 +136.84% 2
North East +30 24 £280 +19.15% 3
North West +4 16 £350 -20.00% 4
Midlands +7 15 £315 -16.00% 3
Yorkshire +16 12 £323 +7.50% 2
West Midlands +18 10 £388 -7.74% 2
Scotland -23 10 £438 +25.00%
South West 0 7 £600 +100.00% 1
East Midlands -12 5 £290 -13.43% 1
Wales +17 2 £325 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 284 (98.95%) Citrix
2 234 (81.53%) Windows
3 193 (67.25%) VMware
3 193 (67.25%) XenApp
4 158 (55.05%) Active Directory
5 156 (54.36%) Microsoft
6 131 (45.64%) Windows Server
7 108 (37.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 101 (35.19%) PowerShell
8 101 (35.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 90 (31.36%) NetScaler
10 89 (31.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 85 (29.62%) XenServer
11 85 (29.62%) SCCM
12 81 (28.22%) Hyper-V
13 75 (26.13%) Skype for Business
14 73 (25.44%) AppSense
15 71 (24.74%) VMware ESXi
16 69 (24.04%) Windows 7
17 64 (22.30%) MS Exchange
18 58 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
19 57 (19.86%) Office 365
20 54 (18.82%) Windows 10
20 54 (18.82%) DNS
21 50 (17.42%) Finance
22 48 (16.72%) Firewall
23 46 (16.03%) DHCP
24 45 (15.68%) vSphere
25 44 (15.33%) VBScript
26 42 (14.63%) Cisco

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 75 (26.13%) Skype for Business
2 64 (22.30%) MS Exchange
3 34 (11.85%) SharePoint
4 30 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.05%) IIS
7 3 (1.05%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Apache
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.35%) nginx
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (19.86%) Office 365
2 22 (7.67%) OneDrive
3 16 (5.57%) IaaS
3 16 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.57%) PaaS
4 9 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.70%) Yammer
6 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.35%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (31.36%) NetScaler
2 54 (18.82%) DNS
3 48 (16.72%) Firewall
4 46 (16.03%) DHCP
5 36 (12.54%) SAN
6 28 (9.76%) Skype
7 26 (9.06%) WAN
8 25 (8.71%) LAN
9 17 (5.92%) NAS
10 12 (4.18%) VPN
11 11 (3.83%) iSCSI
11 11 (3.83%) Wireless
12 10 (3.48%) SMS
12 10 (3.48%) SMTP
13 8 (2.79%) Network Security
13 8 (2.79%) SSL
13 8 (2.79%) VLAN
14 7 (2.44%) TCP/IP
15 6 (2.09%) MPLS
15 6 (2.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.70%) MySQL
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.70%) Power BI
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.35%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.39%) MSI
2 3 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 50 (17.42%) Finance
2 22 (7.67%) Banking
3 13 (4.53%) Publishing
4 7 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.74%) Back Office
6 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.70%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (13.94%) Citrix Engineer
2 37 (12.89%) Analyst
2 37 (12.89%) Consultant
3 34 (11.85%) Architect
4 27 (9.41%) Designer
5 25 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (8.71%) Solutions Designer
6 24 (8.36%) Desktop Support
7 23 (8.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 21 (7.32%) Support Engineer
9 17 (5.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 16 (5.57%) Citrix Architect
11 15 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (5.23%) Desktop Engineer
12 13 (4.53%) Citrix Consultant
12 13 (4.53%) Windows Engineer
13 11 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.83%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.83%) Technical Consultant
14 10 (3.48%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.39%) .NET
2 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.70%) SAML
3 2 (0.70%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.35%) COM
4 1 (0.35%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) Web Services
4 1 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.62%) CESG
2 17 (5.92%) Fat Client
2 17 (5.92%) Thin Client
3 16 (5.57%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.53%) User Experience
5 12 (4.18%) Clustering
6 11 (3.83%) Private Cloud
7 10 (3.48%) Blackberry
8 9 (3.14%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.79%) PKI
10 6 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.74%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.74%) FlexPod
12 4 (1.39%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.05%) CCTV
13 3 (1.05%) Derivative
13 3 (1.05%) iPhone
13 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 234 (81.53%) Windows
2 131 (45.64%) Windows Server
3 101 (35.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (24.04%) Windows 7
5 58 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (18.82%) Windows 10
7 23 (8.01%) Linux
8 22 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (5.57%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.44%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.09%) Unix
13 4 (1.39%) Android
13 4 (1.39%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.70%) AIX
15 2 (0.70%) Solaris
16 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.59%) Migration
2 32 (11.15%) TOGAF
3 28 (9.76%) ITIL
4 26 (9.06%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 20 (6.97%) Disk Encryption
6 18 (6.27%) Presales
7 16 (5.57%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (5.23%) High Availability
9 14 (4.88%) Application Packaging
9 14 (4.88%) Project Management
9 14 (4.88%) Service Delivery
10 13 (4.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 10 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (3.48%) Change Management
12 9 (3.14%) Software Delivery
13 8 (2.79%) Business Continuity
13 8 (2.79%) Investment Management
13 8 (2.79%) Server Building
13 8 (2.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 101 (35.19%) PowerShell
2 44 (15.33%) VBScript
3 19 (6.62%) SQL
4 5 (1.74%) VB
5 4 (1.39%) Java
6 3 (1.05%) C#
6 3 (1.05%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.70%) C
7 2 (0.70%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (10.80%) Security Cleared
3 25 (8.71%) Citrix Certification
4 21 (7.32%) MCSE
5 18 (6.27%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.83%) Degree
7 10 (3.48%) CCA
8 9 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (2.79%) CCEA
9 8 (2.79%) MCSA
10 7 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.09%) CCNA
12 5 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.74%) MCP
13 4 (1.39%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.39%) MCITP
14 3 (1.05%) MCTS
15 2 (0.70%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.70%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.92%) SLA
2 7 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 193 (67.25%) XenApp
2 158 (55.05%) Active Directory
3 108 (37.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (31.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 85 (29.62%) XenServer
6 81 (28.22%) Hyper-V
7 71 (24.74%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (15.68%) vSphere
9 27 (9.41%) BitLocker
10 10 (3.48%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (3.48%) VMware NSX
11 9 (3.14%) DFS Replication
12 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (2.44%) Terminal Services
13 7 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (2.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (2.09%) Terminal Server
15 5 (1.74%) Xen
16 2 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 85 (29.62%) SCCM
2 32 (11.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 20 (6.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (6.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 16 (5.57%) SCOM
5 9 (3.14%) EdgeSight
5 9 (3.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (3.14%) vRealize
6 8 (2.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (2.79%) WSUS
7 7 (2.44%) PowerCLI
8 6 (2.09%) SCVMM
8 6 (2.09%) XenMobile
9 5 (1.74%) Ansible
9 5 (1.74%) AppDNA
10 4 (1.39%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.39%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.05%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.05%) Puppet
11 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 284 (98.95%) Citrix
2 193 (67.25%) VMware
3 156 (54.36%) Microsoft
4 73 (25.44%) AppSense
5 42 (14.63%) Cisco
6 36 (12.54%) Symantec
7 33 (11.50%) HP
8 24 (8.36%) NetApp
9 21 (7.32%) Altiris
10 19 (6.62%) LANDesk
11 17 (5.92%) EMC
12 14 (4.88%) Dell
13 10 (3.48%) Apple
13 10 (3.48%) IBM
14 9 (3.14%) Oracle
15 7 (2.44%) CommVault
15 7 (2.44%) Palo Alto
16 6 (2.09%) 3PAR
16 6 (2.09%) Polycom
16 6 (2.09%) ThinPrint