Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 632 438 496
Rank change year-on-year -194 +58 +23
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 78 166 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 0.89% 2.45% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 112 237
10th Percentile £330 £263 £270
25th Percentile £358 £331 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £419 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +4.69% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £489 £488 £475
90th Percentile £523 £500 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -4.69% - +15.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
10th Percentile " £36.24 £15.28
25th Percentile £10.50 £37.53 £17.12
Median hourly rate £14.11 £47.25 £21.58
Median % change year-on-year -70.14% +118.95% -9.15%
75th Percentile £18.07 £55.00 £31.09
90th Percentile £51.48 " £44.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £38.55 £15.31
% change year-on-year -71.46% +151.72% -27.94%

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 8,781 6,767 14,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.23% 15.52% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,091 4,594 9,425
10th Percentile £238 £186 £178
25th Percentile £390 £350 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 312 595
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.25 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.63 £13.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.42 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.79% +5.59% +4.04%
75th Percentile £48.75 £24.31 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £49.92 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.12 £16.50 £15.76
% change year-on-year +9.79% +4.70% +3.68%

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 15 June 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XenDesktop over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 -127 68 £419 +4.69% 27
London -103 36 £475 +11.76% 13
UK excluding London -69 32 £381 -4.69% 17
Work from Home -260 20 £500 +25.00% 1
North of England -16 9 £361 +0.35% 3
Midlands -19 8 £460 +9.85% 2
East Midlands +8 6 £460 +18.71%
North West -1 6 £360 +2.86% 1
East of England +12 5 - - 4
South East -7 4 £440 +10.00% 2
South West +6 3 £338 +9.76% 3
Yorkshire +2 3 £400 -11.11% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -
West Midlands -22 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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 76 (97.44%) Citrix
2 71 (91.03%) XenApp
3 58 (74.36%) Windows
4 53 (67.95%) Microsoft
4 53 (67.95%) Active Directory
5 49 (62.82%) VMware
6 37 (47.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 33 (42.31%) Azure
8 29 (37.18%) Microsoft 365
9 25 (32.05%) NetScaler
9 25 (32.05%) PowerShell
9 25 (32.05%) Windows Server
10 23 (29.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (26.92%) Migration
11 21 (26.92%) Windows 10
12 20 (25.64%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (24.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 19 (24.36%) SCCM
14 17 (21.79%) ITIL
15 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2016
16 15 (19.23%) Ivanti
16 15 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
16 15 (19.23%) Azure Active Directory
17 13 (16.67%) Windows 7
17 13 (16.67%) DHCP
17 13 (16.67%) Social Skills
18 12 (15.38%) MS Exchange
18 12 (15.38%) Cisco
19 11 (14.10%) DNS
19 11 (14.10%) SQL

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 12 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.54%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Elite 3E
2 3 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (42.31%) Azure
2 29 (37.18%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (19.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (10.26%) IaaS
5 7 (8.97%) Mimecast
6 6 (7.69%) PaaS
7 5 (6.41%) AWS
7 5 (6.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (6.41%) Power Platform
8 3 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (3.85%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.28%) Google Workspace
9 1 (1.28%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.05%) NetScaler
2 13 (16.67%) DHCP
3 11 (14.10%) DNS
4 8 (10.26%) Skype
5 7 (8.97%) Firewall
5 7 (8.97%) WAN
6 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.41%) LAN
7 5 (6.41%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (6.41%) SAN
7 5 (6.41%) VPN
8 4 (5.13%) VoIP
9 3 (3.85%) FTP
9 3 (3.85%) GoToMeeting
9 3 (3.85%) NAS
9 3 (3.85%) VLAN
9 3 (3.85%) Wireless
10 2 (2.56%) SMTP
10 2 (2.56%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.56%) Power BI
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.28%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.28%) MSI
General
1 13 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 10 (12.82%) Finance
3 5 (6.41%) Billing
3 5 (6.41%) Legal
4 4 (5.13%) Law
5 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.85%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.56%) Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.56%) Marketing
7 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (16.67%) Architect
2 12 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (14.10%) Citrix Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Consultant
4 8 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Azure Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Citrix Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Citrix Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.13%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) IT Support
8 3 (3.85%) Deskside Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Deskside Support
8 3 (3.85%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) .NET
1 3 (3.85%) J2EE
1 3 (3.85%) LDAP
2 1 (1.28%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Replication
2 3 (3.85%) Clustering
2 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.85%) Public Cloud
2 3 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.56%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.28%) Derivative
4 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.28%) iPhone
4 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.28%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.28%) User Experience
4 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (74.36%) Windows
2 25 (32.05%) Windows Server
3 23 (29.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (26.92%) Windows 10
5 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (7.69%) Linux
9 4 (5.13%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.85%) Android
11 1 (1.28%) CentOS
11 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) Migration
2 19 (24.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (21.79%) ITIL
4 10 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (11.54%) Server Virtualisation
6 8 (10.26%) Project Delivery
6 8 (10.26%) Task Automation
7 7 (8.97%) Architecture Roadmap
8 6 (7.69%) Application Packaging
8 6 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
8 6 (7.69%) High Availability
9 5 (6.41%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (6.41%) Storage Management
10 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.13%) Load Balancing
10 4 (5.13%) Requirements Gathering
10 4 (5.13%) Service Management
11 3 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (3.85%) CRM
11 3 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.05%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 3 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.97%) MCSE
3 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.41%) CCNA
4 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) CISSP
6 3 (3.85%) A+ Certification
6 3 (3.85%) MCP
7 2 (2.56%) CCA
7 2 (2.56%) CCNP
7 2 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.56%) Degree
7 2 (2.56%) MCITP
7 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.28%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
2 3 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 71 (91.03%) XenApp
2 53 (67.95%) Active Directory
3 37 (47.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (25.64%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (14.10%) Hyper-V
7 10 (12.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (6.41%) vSphere
9 4 (5.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.28%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.28%) NFS
11 1 (1.28%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (24.36%) SCCM
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (10.26%) SCOM
4 7 (8.97%) Ansible
4 7 (8.97%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (3.85%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.56%) Puppet
6 2 (2.56%) SafeCom
6 2 (2.56%) Terraform
6 2 (2.56%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.28%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.28%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.28%) ThinApp
7 1 (1.28%) vRealize
7 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (97.44%) Citrix
2 53 (67.95%) Microsoft
3 49 (62.82%) VMware
4 15 (19.23%) Ivanti
5 12 (15.38%) Cisco
6 7 (8.97%) HP
6 7 (8.97%) Veeam
7 6 (7.69%) iManage
7 6 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.13%) Dell
8 4 (5.13%) Intapp
8 4 (5.13%) NetApp
8 4 (5.13%) Oracle
8 4 (5.13%) Wyse
9 3 (3.85%) F5
9 3 (3.85%) Infoblox
9 3 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.85%) SAP
9 3 (3.85%) Sophos
10 2 (2.56%) MobileIron