Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 507 512 642
Rank change year-on-year +5 +130 -163
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 352 439 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.43% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 2.47% 3.04% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 298 153
UK median daily rate £395 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £207
90th Percentile £542 £488 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% +29.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 7
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.01 £22.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.98% +11.95% -17.28%
10th Percentile £15.21 £15.20 £20.00
90th Percentile £39.84 £46.00 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.49 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -31.16% -10.00% -13.79%

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 14,270 14,428 10,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 13.97% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,467 9,338 6,910
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £183 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 863 660
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.43% +0.78% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.78 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -4.97%

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 23 July 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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 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 +12 316 £400 +5.26% 80
UK excluding London -34 189 £375 +7.14% 50
London +61 159 £400 -5.88% 32
South East -5 70 £413 +3.13% 16
South West +1 35 £363 +3.57% 9
Midlands +17 25 £344 -8.94% 14
Scotland -18 23 £375 +25.00% 1
West Midlands +26 19 £350 -6.67% 12
North of England -26 19 £400 +20.30% 5
Wales +3 10 £350 +18.34% 1
Yorkshire +23 8 £450 +35.34% 2
East of England +10 8 £350 -17.65% 4
East Midlands +5 6 £325 -13.62% 2
North East -11 6 £300 -9.77%
North West +9 5 £438 +35.14% 3

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 338 (96.02%) Citrix
2 311 (88.35%) Windows
3 240 (68.18%) XenApp
4 235 (66.76%) Active Directory
5 194 (55.11%) VMware
6 189 (53.69%) Microsoft
7 182 (51.70%) Windows Server
8 145 (41.19%) Windows 10
9 136 (38.64%) SCCM
10 135 (38.35%) VMware Infrastructure
11 120 (34.09%) PowerShell
11 120 (34.09%) Office 365
12 117 (33.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 93 (26.42%) Finance
14 86 (24.43%) Microsoft Azure
15 84 (23.86%) NetScaler
16 80 (22.73%) DNS
17 77 (21.88%) ITIL
18 74 (21.02%) Hyper-V
19 64 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
20 63 (17.90%) DHCP
21 62 (17.61%) Migration
21 62 (17.61%) VMware ESXi
22 61 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
23 60 (17.05%) Skype for Business
24 57 (16.19%) Windows 7
24 57 (16.19%) MS Exchange
25 56 (15.91%) vSphere
26 54 (15.34%) Skype
27 52 (14.77%) Microsoft Office

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 60 (17.05%) Skype for Business
2 57 (16.19%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.68%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.41%) IIS
5 3 (0.85%) Apache
5 3 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.85%) MQSeries
5 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Confluence
6 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (14.77%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.28%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 120 (34.09%) Office 365
2 86 (24.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (5.97%) IaaS
5 17 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (4.83%) SaaS
6 14 (3.98%) PaaS
7 6 (1.70%) Yammer
8 5 (1.42%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.28%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 84 (23.86%) NetScaler
2 80 (22.73%) DNS
3 63 (17.90%) DHCP
4 54 (15.34%) Skype
5 50 (14.20%) Firewall
6 22 (6.25%) LAN
6 22 (6.25%) SAN
7 19 (5.40%) WAN
8 18 (5.11%) VLAN
9 12 (3.41%) VPN
10 11 (3.13%) Unified Communications
11 10 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (2.84%) TCP/IP
11 10 (2.84%) Wireless
12 9 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (1.99%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (1.99%) iSCSI
15 6 (1.70%) VSAN
16 5 (1.42%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.14%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (1.99%) JIRA
2 6 (1.70%) MSI
3 5 (1.42%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.57%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.57%) Hudson
5 1 (0.28%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.28%) TestRail
5 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 93 (26.42%) Finance
2 47 (13.35%) Banking
3 13 (3.69%) German Language
3 13 (3.69%) Russian Language
4 12 (3.41%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.84%) Publishing
6 8 (2.27%) Law
7 6 (1.70%) Advertising
7 6 (1.70%) Back Office
8 5 (1.42%) Online Betting
8 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.14%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Legal
10 3 (0.85%) Marketing
11 2 (0.57%) Electronics
11 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (25.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (15.63%) Analyst
3 39 (11.08%) Windows Engineer
4 37 (10.51%) Consultant
5 31 (8.81%) Desktop Engineer
6 28 (7.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 24 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (6.82%) Architect
8 23 (6.53%) Citrix Engineer
9 21 (5.97%) Support Engineer
10 17 (4.83%) Infrastructure Support
11 16 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 16 (4.55%) Administrator
12 14 (3.98%) Designer
12 14 (3.98%) VMware Engineer
12 14 (3.98%) Wintel Engineer
13 13 (3.69%) Desktop Support
13 13 (3.69%) Infrastructure Designer
13 13 (3.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 13 (3.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.27%) Web Services
2 4 (1.14%) .NET
3 3 (0.85%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.28%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.28%) JSON
4 1 (0.28%) Middleware
4 1 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.82%) Fat Client
2 24 (6.82%) Thin Client
3 20 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.98%) Clustering
5 9 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.27%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.99%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.42%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.14%) iPhone
9 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.14%) User Experience
10 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.85%) PKI
10 3 (0.85%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (0.57%) BYOD
11 2 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.57%) iPad
11 2 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 311 (88.35%) Windows
2 182 (51.70%) Windows Server
3 145 (41.19%) Windows 10
4 61 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (16.19%) Windows 7
6 46 (13.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (8.24%) Linux
8 15 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.99%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.70%) AIX
12 5 (1.42%) Android
12 5 (1.42%) Solaris
13 4 (1.14%) Unix
14 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (33.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 77 (21.88%) ITIL
3 62 (17.61%) Migration
4 25 (7.10%) Service Management
5 23 (6.53%) Application Packaging
6 22 (6.25%) Change Management
7 20 (5.68%) Virtual Environments
8 19 (5.40%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (5.40%) Mobile Device Management
8 19 (5.40%) Service Delivery
9 18 (5.11%) Application Virtualisation
9 18 (5.11%) ITSM
10 15 (4.26%) DevOps
10 15 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (3.69%) Information Security
12 12 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (3.41%) ITIL V3
12 12 (3.41%) Project Management
12 12 (3.41%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (34.09%) PowerShell
2 28 (7.95%) SQL
3 17 (4.83%) VBScript
4 14 (3.98%) VB
5 6 (1.70%) Python
6 5 (1.42%) Java
7 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.85%) C
9 2 (0.57%) Ruby
10 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.28%) C#
10 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.82%) MCSE
3 23 (6.53%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
5 15 (4.26%) CCA
6 13 (3.69%) MCSA
7 12 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.41%) SC Cleared
8 10 (2.84%) CCNA
9 9 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.56%) MCP
9 9 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.70%) Degree
11 5 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.14%) CCNP
12 4 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.85%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.57%) JNCIS
14 2 (0.57%) VCP5
14 2 (0.57%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.98%) SLA
2 8 (2.27%) NIST
3 7 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 240 (68.18%) XenApp
2 235 (66.76%) Active Directory
3 135 (38.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (21.02%) Hyper-V
5 64 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 62 (17.61%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (15.91%) vSphere
8 49 (13.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 33 (9.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (2.84%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (2.27%) VMware NSX
12 8 (2.27%) Xen
13 7 (1.99%) BitLocker
13 7 (1.99%) DFS Replication
14 5 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (1.42%) NFS
15 3 (0.85%) vCloud
16 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 1 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 136 (38.64%) SCCM
2 26 (7.39%) SCOM
3 21 (5.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (4.83%) vRealize
5 12 (3.41%) SCVMM
6 11 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 11 (3.13%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.70%) Perfmon
7 6 (1.70%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 6 (1.70%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.85%) Ansible
10 3 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.85%) SCSM
10 3 (0.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 338 (96.02%) Citrix
2 194 (55.11%) VMware
3 189 (53.69%) Microsoft
4 48 (13.64%) HP
5 47 (13.35%) Cisco
6 35 (9.94%) Dell
7 31 (8.81%) Ivanti
8 23 (6.53%) Symantec
9 18 (5.11%) Meraki
10 17 (4.83%) Red Hat
11 15 (4.26%) IBM
12 13 (3.69%) EMC
12 13 (3.69%) ServiceNow
13 12 (3.41%) Fortinet
13 12 (3.41%) Oracle
14 10 (2.84%) Veeam
15 9 (2.56%) Bloomberg
15 9 (2.56%) Reuters
16 8 (2.27%) CheckPoint
16 8 (2.27%) McAfee