Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 469 501 615
Rank change year-on-year +32 +114 -93
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 363 454 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.44% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 2.73% 2.95% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 307 162
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £260
90th Percentile £550 £488 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -1.33% - +26.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 11
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +24.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £16.28 £17.88 £16.00
90th Percentile £42.60 £46.76 £26.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.14 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -28.78% -15.00% -13.04%

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 13,293 15,398 12,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.62% 14.92% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,778 10,008 7,786
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £168 £180 £158
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 901 679
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -4.19% +4.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 October 2019. 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 +30 345 £400 - 75
UK excluding London +20 182 £370 -1.33% 51
London +52 179 £425 +1.19% 29
South East -12 64 £400 - 21
South West +21 45 £363 -7.05% 4
Midlands +35 23 £350 - 10
North of England +12 18 £350 +5.26% 11
West Midlands +35 16 £350 - 8
East of England +37 15 £350 -9.68%
Scotland +24 15 £375 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire +36 13 £328 -15.48% 3
East Midlands +23 7 £320 -13.51% 2
North West +21 5 £350 +15.70% 7
Wales +22 2 £360 +15.20% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 351 (96.69%) Citrix
2 311 (85.67%) Windows
3 276 (76.03%) XenApp
4 242 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 224 (61.71%) Microsoft
6 208 (57.30%) VMware
7 182 (50.14%) Windows Server
8 148 (40.77%) SCCM
9 143 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 143 (39.39%) Windows 10
10 135 (37.19%) Office 365
11 131 (36.09%) PowerShell
12 107 (29.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 96 (26.45%) NetScaler
14 92 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 92 (25.34%) DNS
15 81 (22.31%) MS Exchange
16 79 (21.76%) Azure
17 75 (20.66%) Finance
18 73 (20.11%) DHCP
19 71 (19.56%) Windows 7
20 70 (19.28%) Hyper-V
20 70 (19.28%) Firewall
21 67 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
22 65 (17.91%) ITIL
23 62 (17.08%) VMware ESXi
23 62 (17.08%) Skype for Business
24 60 (16.53%) Ivanti
25 55 (15.15%) Skype
25 55 (15.15%) Banking

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 81 (22.31%) MS Exchange
2 62 (17.08%) Skype for Business
3 28 (7.71%) SharePoint
4 22 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.58%) IIS
6 3 (0.83%) Apache
6 3 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.28%) Confluence
8 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (13.77%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 135 (37.19%) Office 365
2 79 (21.76%) Azure
3 36 (9.92%) AWS
4 27 (7.44%) SaaS
5 20 (5.51%) IaaS
6 19 (5.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (4.68%) PaaS
8 15 (4.13%) Yammer
9 5 (1.38%) GCP
9 5 (1.38%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.28%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.28%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 96 (26.45%) NetScaler
2 92 (25.34%) DNS
3 73 (20.11%) DHCP
4 70 (19.28%) Firewall
5 55 (15.15%) Skype
6 29 (7.99%) SAN
7 19 (5.23%) TCP/IP
8 17 (4.68%) VLAN
9 14 (3.86%) LAN
10 12 (3.31%) WAN
11 10 (2.75%) VPN
12 9 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.93%) Network Security
13 7 (1.93%) VoIP
14 6 (1.65%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.65%) NAS
14 6 (1.65%) Wireless
15 4 (1.10%) MPLS
15 4 (1.10%) Unified Communications
15 4 (1.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.93%) Big Data
4 5 (1.38%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (2.20%) MSI
2 6 (1.65%) JIRA
3 5 (1.38%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.10%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.10%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.28%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.28%) TestRail
6 1 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 75 (20.66%) Finance
2 55 (15.15%) Banking
3 27 (7.44%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.58%) German Language
4 13 (3.58%) Law
4 13 (3.58%) Russian Language
5 11 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.48%) Publishing
7 8 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.38%) Advertising
8 5 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.10%) Back Office
9 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.10%) Retail
10 3 (0.83%) Front Office
10 3 (0.83%) Marketing
10 3 (0.83%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.55%) Electronics
11 2 (0.55%) Legal
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 89 (24.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (13.22%) Analyst
2 48 (13.22%) Citrix Engineer
3 41 (11.29%) Windows Engineer
4 32 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
5 29 (7.99%) Support Engineer
6 25 (6.89%) Consultant
6 25 (6.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 23 (6.34%) Architect
8 20 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (4.96%) Citrix Support
9 18 (4.96%) Desktop Support
10 17 (4.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 16 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support
12 15 (4.13%) Administrator
13 13 (3.58%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.31%) Designer
14 12 (3.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 12 (3.31%) Junior
14 12 (3.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.20%) Web Services
2 6 (1.65%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.65%) SAML
3 5 (1.38%) React
4 3 (0.83%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.55%) .NET
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.16%) Fat Client
1 26 (7.16%) Thin Client
2 23 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.75%) Clustering
4 10 (2.75%) Hedge funds
4 10 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.48%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.93%) Replication
7 5 (1.38%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.38%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.10%) PKI
8 4 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 311 (85.67%) Windows
2 182 (50.14%) Windows Server
3 143 (39.39%) Windows 10
4 92 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (19.56%) Windows 7
6 67 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (9.92%) Linux
8 18 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.75%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.93%) VMS
11 7 (1.93%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.65%) Android
13 5 (1.38%) Unix
14 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.28%) AIX
15 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.28%) CentOS
15 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (29.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 65 (17.91%) ITIL
3 53 (14.60%) Migration
4 26 (7.16%) Service Management
5 22 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
6 21 (5.79%) Project Delivery
7 20 (5.51%) Service Delivery
8 19 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (5.23%) Information Security
8 19 (5.23%) Mobile Device Management
9 18 (4.96%) Application Packaging
9 18 (4.96%) ITSM
10 17 (4.68%) Change Management
11 16 (4.41%) Application Virtualisation
11 16 (4.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 15 (4.13%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (3.86%) Business Continuity
13 14 (3.86%) Security Management
14 13 (3.58%) ITIL V3
14 13 (3.58%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 131 (36.09%) PowerShell
2 35 (9.64%) SQL
3 13 (3.58%) VBScript
4 12 (3.31%) C
5 8 (2.20%) VB
6 4 (1.10%) Python
7 2 (0.55%) Ruby
7 2 (0.55%) VBA
8 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.28%) C#
8 1 (0.28%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (13.77%) Citrix Certification
2 36 (9.92%) CCA
3 33 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 30 (8.26%) MCSE
5 20 (5.51%) SC Cleared
6 15 (4.13%) MCSA
7 12 (3.31%) Degree
7 12 (3.31%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.03%) CCNA
8 11 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.93%) MCP
11 4 (1.10%) CCNP
11 4 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.83%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.28%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.13%) SLA
2 6 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.10%) NIST
4 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.55%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.55%) QA
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 276 (76.03%) XenApp
2 242 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 143 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (19.28%) Hyper-V
5 62 (17.08%) VMware ESXi
6 53 (14.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 47 (12.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 46 (12.67%) vSphere
9 36 (9.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 22 (6.06%) DFS Replication
10 22 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (3.03%) Xen
12 7 (1.93%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.65%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.55%) vCloud
16 2 (0.55%) VMware NSX
17 1 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 148 (40.77%) SCCM
2 31 (8.54%) SCOM
3 20 (5.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (3.58%) XenMobile
5 12 (3.31%) Perfmon
6 11 (3.03%) Backup Exec
6 11 (3.03%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.93%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (1.65%) WSUS
9 5 (1.38%) Ansible
9 5 (1.38%) Istio
9 5 (1.38%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (1.38%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.38%) Netcool
9 5 (1.38%) Terraform
10 4 (1.10%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (1.10%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 351 (96.69%) Citrix
2 224 (61.71%) Microsoft
3 208 (57.30%) VMware
4 60 (16.53%) Ivanti
5 40 (11.02%) Cisco
5 40 (11.02%) HP
6 35 (9.64%) Dell
7 20 (5.51%) Symantec
8 19 (5.23%) EMC
9 18 (4.96%) Red Hat
10 15 (4.13%) NetApp
11 13 (3.58%) McAfee
11 13 (3.58%) ServiceNow
12 12 (3.31%) Sony
13 10 (2.75%) Meraki
14 9 (2.48%) IBM
14 9 (2.48%) Splunk
15 8 (2.20%) Oracle
16 7 (1.93%) Lumension
16 7 (1.93%) SolarWinds