Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 457 513 496
Rank change year-on-year +56 -17 +121
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 93 358 450
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 1.78% 2.50% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 239 307
Median daily rate £419 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% +4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £255 £295 £267
90th Percentile £526 £540 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 20
Median hourly rate £36.30 £19.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.03% -38.71% +55.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £14.80 £15.23
90th Percentile £43.30 £35.04 £45.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.59 £15.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year +148.36% -32.73% -10.00%

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 5,218 14,314 14,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.90% 15.60% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,259 9,449 9,554
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £178 £183
90th Percentile £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 650 886
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.12 £47.50 £44.63
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% +5.73%

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 10 August 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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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 +76 83 £413 +3.13% 21
UK excluding London +92 48 £390 +4.00% 15
London +96 42 £425 +3.03% 7
North of England +112 12 £334 -7.93% 3
Work from Home -9 12 £425 +19.30% 2
Midlands +82 11 £425 +25.93% 6
West Midlands +65 11 £425 +23.64% 4
Scotland +70 8 - -
South West +64 8 £350 -3.45% 4
North West +83 6 £313 -10.71% 2
Yorkshire +81 6 £334 -16.56%
South East +103 5 £425 +5.99% 1
East of England +72 3 £200 -42.86%
Wales +36 1 £450 +28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 91 (97.85%) Citrix
2 76 (81.72%) XenApp
3 69 (74.19%) Windows
4 50 (53.76%) Active Directory
5 49 (52.69%) VMware
6 48 (51.61%) Microsoft
7 32 (34.41%) Finance
7 32 (34.41%) NetScaler
7 32 (34.41%) Windows 10
8 31 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (29.03%) Office 365
10 26 (27.96%) Windows 7
11 25 (26.88%) SCCM
11 25 (26.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (23.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 22 (23.66%) PowerShell
14 21 (22.58%) ITIL
15 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (21.51%) Windows Server
16 18 (19.35%) Banking
17 17 (18.28%) Microsoft App-V
17 17 (18.28%) Azure
18 16 (17.20%) Citrix Certification
19 15 (16.13%) SAN
20 14 (15.05%) DNS
20 14 (15.05%) VMware ESXi
21 12 (12.90%) vSphere
21 12 (12.90%) Security Cleared
21 12 (12.90%) Ivanti

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 5 (5.38%) IIS
1 5 (5.38%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (29.03%) Office 365
2 17 (18.28%) Azure
3 4 (4.30%) IaaS
4 3 (3.23%) AWS
4 3 (3.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.08%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.08%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (34.41%) NetScaler
2 15 (16.13%) SAN
3 14 (15.05%) DNS
4 10 (10.75%) DHCP
5 8 (8.60%) Firewall
6 7 (7.53%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.45%) WAN
8 5 (5.38%) Network Security
9 4 (4.30%) NAS
9 4 (4.30%) Skype
10 3 (3.23%) VLAN
11 2 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.15%) VPN
12 1 (1.08%) iSCSI
12 1 (1.08%) LAN
12 1 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
12 1 (1.08%) SSL
12 1 (1.08%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.08%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MSI
1 1 (1.08%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 32 (34.41%) Finance
2 18 (19.35%) Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.15%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.15%) International Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.08%) Publishing
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (29.03%) Citrix Engineer
2 23 (24.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (12.90%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (12.90%) Desktop Support
4 11 (11.83%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 11 (11.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (9.68%) Citrix Support
6 8 (8.60%) Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Deskside Support
7 7 (7.53%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Server Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Wintel Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Citrix Support Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Systems Integration Specialist
11 3 (3.23%) Technology Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Fat Client
1 8 (8.60%) Thin Client
2 7 (7.53%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.30%) Clustering
5 3 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) Derivative
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.08%) NHS
7 1 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 69 (74.19%) Windows
2 32 (34.41%) Windows 10
3 26 (27.96%) Windows 7
4 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (21.51%) Windows Server
5 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (4.30%) Linux
8 3 (3.23%) CentOS
9 2 (2.15%) Unix
9 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (22.58%) ITIL
3 7 (7.53%) Change Management
4 6 (6.45%) Migration
4 6 (6.45%) Service Management
5 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.38%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.38%) Information Security
5 5 (5.38%) Load Balancing
5 5 (5.38%) Strategic Roadmap
6 4 (4.30%) Application Packaging
6 4 (4.30%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.30%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.23%) Build Automation
7 3 (3.23%) Manual Testing
7 3 (3.23%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.23%) Server Building
7 3 (3.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.66%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.45%) SQL
2 6 (6.45%) VBA
3 1 (1.08%) C#
3 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Citrix Certification
2 12 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.83%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.60%) CCA
5 7 (7.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (6.45%) MCSE
6 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (2.15%) MCSA
9 1 (1.08%) Degree
9 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (81.72%) XenApp
2 50 (53.76%) Active Directory
3 31 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (23.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 17 (18.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (15.05%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (12.90%) vSphere
8 5 (5.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (4.30%) Hyper-V
10 2 (2.15%) Terminal Server
10 2 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.08%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.08%) MetaFrame
11 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.08%) VMware NSX
11 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (26.88%) SCCM
2 7 (7.53%) Ansible
2 7 (7.53%) Puppet
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.30%) SCOM
4 4 (4.30%) Terraform
5 3 (3.23%) XenMobile
6 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.15%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.15%) Perfmon
6 2 (2.15%) ThinApp
6 2 (2.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.08%) EdgeSight
7 1 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.08%) Kibana
7 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.08%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 91 (97.85%) Citrix
2 49 (52.69%) VMware
3 48 (51.61%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.90%) Ivanti
5 6 (6.45%) Cisco
5 6 (6.45%) HP
6 5 (5.38%) Dell
6 5 (5.38%) Veeam
7 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.30%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.23%) arcserve
8 3 (3.23%) EMC
8 3 (3.23%) Hitachi
8 3 (3.23%) IBM
8 3 (3.23%) Juniper
8 3 (3.23%) Wyse
9 2 (2.15%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.15%) CA
9 2 (2.15%) Reuters
9 2 (2.15%) Symantec