Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 477 506 562
Rank change year-on-year +29 +56 -9
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 221 409 349
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.37% 2.76% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 259 238
Median daily rate £388 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +3.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £257
90th Percentile £500 £528 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £398 £338
% change year-on-year -5.78% +17.93% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 10
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.22 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +96.41% -1.49%
10th Percentile £33.54 £17.66 £15.08
90th Percentile £165.00 £49.26 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £25.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +56.47% +14.74% -

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 9,329 14,828 13,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 15.32% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,964 9,833 8,565
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £175
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £397
% change year-on-year - +7.05% +13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 685 711
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.04% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.41 £10.92 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.66 £47.50 £45.13
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -1.64%

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 9 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XenDesktop over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 16 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 9 April 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 +54 197 £375 -5.30% 53
UK excluding London +63 135 £375 -5.78% 41
London +65 75 £400 +6.67% 14
North of England +99 47 £340 -15.00% 19
South East +43 46 £400 - 8
North West +61 20 £285 -37.02% 7
North East +33 15 £345 -12.76% 4
South West +27 13 £335 -13.55% 2
Yorkshire +77 12 £450 - 8
Scotland +5 12 - - 1
Midlands +51 9 £388 -3.13% 10
Work from Home +19 9 £400 - 3
West Midlands +58 7 £406 +1.56% 6
East of England +33 7 £400 +14.29%
East Midlands +29 1 £388 -13.89% 4
Northern Ireland +17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 215 (97.29%) Citrix
2 183 (82.81%) XenApp
3 158 (71.49%) Windows
4 149 (67.42%) Active Directory
5 118 (53.39%) VMware
6 117 (52.94%) Microsoft
7 89 (40.27%) NetScaler
8 73 (33.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (33.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 70 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 70 (31.67%) DNS
10 67 (30.32%) Windows Server
11 60 (27.15%) Office 365
12 59 (26.70%) Windows 10
13 58 (26.24%) Citrix Certification
14 56 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 54 (24.43%) VMware ESXi
16 53 (23.98%) PowerShell
17 52 (23.53%) SCCM
17 52 (23.53%) Windows 7
18 50 (22.62%) DHCP
19 49 (22.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 49 (22.17%) Windows Server 2016
20 44 (19.91%) Finance
21 39 (17.65%) Azure
22 38 (17.19%) Ivanti
22 38 (17.19%) Firewall
23 36 (16.29%) ITIL
24 35 (15.84%) SAN
25 32 (14.48%) Microsoft App-V

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 22 (9.95%) Skype for Business
2 18 (8.14%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.33%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.07%) IIS
5 8 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (9.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 60 (27.15%) Office 365
2 39 (17.65%) Azure
3 17 (7.69%) OneDrive
4 12 (5.43%) AWS
5 7 (3.17%) IaaS
6 2 (0.90%) iTunes
7 1 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.45%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.45%) PaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 89 (40.27%) NetScaler
2 70 (31.67%) DNS
3 50 (22.62%) DHCP
4 38 (17.19%) Firewall
5 35 (15.84%) SAN
6 20 (9.05%) Skype
7 18 (8.14%) TCP/IP
8 13 (5.88%) SSL
9 10 (4.52%) VLAN
10 8 (3.62%) MPLS
10 8 (3.62%) Wireless
11 7 (3.17%) BGP
11 7 (3.17%) OSPF
11 7 (3.17%) RIP
11 7 (3.17%) VPN
12 6 (2.71%) LAN
12 6 (2.71%) VoIP
13 5 (2.26%) NAS
14 4 (1.81%) Network Security
14 4 (1.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.07%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Rational Team Concert
2 3 (1.36%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.90%) MSI
4 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.45%) WinDbg
General
1 44 (19.91%) Finance
2 16 (7.24%) Banking
3 8 (3.62%) Law
4 7 (3.17%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.90%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Police
Job Titles
1 81 (36.65%) Citrix Engineer
2 66 (29.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (10.86%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (7.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (7.24%) Desktop Support
5 15 (6.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 15 (6.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (6.79%) Citrix Specialist
6 13 (5.88%) Citrix Support
6 13 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 13 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (5.43%) Analyst
7 12 (5.43%) Consultant
7 12 (5.43%) Deskside Support
8 9 (4.07%) Citrix Consultant
9 8 (3.62%) Service Analyst
9 8 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (3.62%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.17%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.52%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.36%) Middleware
3 1 (0.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.31%) Fat Client
1 25 (11.31%) Thin Client
2 23 (10.41%) PKI
3 10 (4.52%) Clustering
3 10 (4.52%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.07%) CMDB
5 6 (2.71%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.36%) iPhone
8 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.90%) User Experience
10 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.45%) Derivative
10 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 158 (71.49%) Windows
2 70 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 67 (30.32%) Windows Server
4 59 (26.70%) Windows 10
5 56 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (23.53%) Windows 7
7 49 (22.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (6.79%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.98%) VMS
10 5 (2.26%) Linux
11 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.36%) Android
13 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.45%) CentOS
14 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (16.29%) ITIL
3 23 (10.41%) Migration
4 22 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (9.05%) Performance Management
6 18 (8.14%) Service Management
7 16 (7.24%) High Availability
8 15 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (5.88%) ITSM
9 13 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (5.43%) Load Balancing
10 12 (5.43%) Web Filtering
11 11 (4.98%) Information Security
11 11 (4.98%) Infrastructure Management
11 11 (4.98%) Network Virtualisation
12 10 (4.52%) Application Packaging
12 10 (4.52%) Break/Fix
12 10 (4.52%) Change Management
12 10 (4.52%) Proactive Maintenance
13 9 (4.07%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 53 (23.98%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.69%) SQL
3 5 (2.26%) VBA
3 5 (2.26%) VBScript
4 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (26.24%) Citrix Certification
2 31 (14.03%) Security Cleared
3 27 (12.22%) CCA
4 20 (9.05%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 12 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (4.98%) MCSE
8 9 (4.07%) MCSA
9 6 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.81%) CCNA
10 4 (1.81%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.81%) Degree
11 3 (1.36%) MCITP
12 2 (0.90%) CCEA
13 1 (0.45%) CCIE
13 1 (0.45%) CCNP
13 1 (0.45%) MCP
13 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.05%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 183 (82.81%) XenApp
2 149 (67.42%) Active Directory
3 73 (33.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (24.43%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (22.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 32 (14.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 22 (9.95%) vSphere
8 20 (9.05%) Hyper-V
9 17 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (7.24%) DFS Replication
11 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (4.98%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (3.17%) BitLocker
13 4 (1.81%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.81%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 1 (0.45%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (23.53%) SCCM
2 20 (9.05%) SCOM
3 16 (7.24%) XenMobile
4 15 (6.79%) vCenter Server
5 6 (2.71%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.26%) Ansible
6 5 (2.26%) Puppet
7 4 (1.81%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.81%) WSUS
8 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.36%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.90%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.90%) Terraform
9 2 (0.90%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 215 (97.29%) Citrix
2 118 (53.39%) VMware
3 117 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 38 (17.19%) Ivanti
5 26 (11.76%) Cisco
6 22 (9.95%) Dell
7 16 (7.24%) McAfee
7 16 (7.24%) Symantec
8 11 (4.98%) Nimble Storage
9 10 (4.52%) NetApp
10 9 (4.07%) Altiris
10 9 (4.07%) EMC
10 9 (4.07%) HP
11 8 (3.62%) Juniper
11 8 (3.62%) Meraki
11 8 (3.62%) Sony
12 7 (3.17%) Brocade
12 7 (3.17%) Hitachi
12 7 (3.17%) Veeam
13 6 (2.71%) arcserve