Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 582 548 557
Rank change year-on-year -34 +9 -61
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 302 307 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 2.34% 2.63% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 209 231
UK median daily rate £376 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -5.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £257 £237 £205
90th Percentile £533 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +1.50% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £18.17 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +147.70% -13.49% -4.55%
10th Percentile £15.70 £14.32 £13.09
90th Percentile £60.00 £22.15 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £13.30
% change year-on-year +221.43% +5.26% -33.50%

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 12,933 11,659 10,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 12.14% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,440 7,277 6,273
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 847 1,094
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £44.35 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 -9 273 £380 +8.57% 70
UK excluding London -9 202 £355 +1.50% 40
London -23 95 £450 +17.80% 31
North of England +48 62 £300 - 13
South East -18 60 £414 +19.06% 10
North East +66 37 £278 +11.00% 1
Midlands +1 26 £368 +5.07% 9
Scotland -24 26 £310 -21.52% 1
East of England +11 24 £450 +140.00% 6
West Midlands +23 18 £378 -13.22% 5
Yorkshire +2 15 £320 +6.67% 4
North West +5 10 £375 -14.29% 8
East Midlands -12 8 £345 -1.36% 4
South West -9 4 £225 -28.00% 1
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 296 (98.01%) Citrix
2 225 (74.50%) Windows
3 220 (72.85%) XenApp
4 191 (63.25%) VMware
5 171 (56.62%) Active Directory
6 156 (51.66%) Microsoft
7 130 (43.05%) PowerShell
8 126 (41.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 116 (38.41%) Windows Server
10 98 (32.45%) Ivanti
11 97 (32.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 96 (31.79%) SCCM
13 91 (30.13%) Microsoft App-V
14 89 (29.47%) NetScaler
15 79 (26.16%) Windows 10
16 76 (25.17%) Windows 7
17 73 (24.17%) Finance
18 68 (22.52%) DNS
19 64 (21.19%) DHCP
20 62 (20.53%) XenServer
21 60 (19.87%) Office 365
22 59 (19.54%) Hyper-V
22 59 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
23 56 (18.54%) vSphere
23 56 (18.54%) VMware ESXi
24 53 (17.55%) ITIL
25 52 (17.22%) VBScript
25 52 (17.22%) Skype for Business
26 45 (14.90%) HP
27 44 (14.57%) MS Exchange

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 52 (17.22%) Skype for Business
2 44 (14.57%) MS Exchange
3 28 (9.27%) SharePoint
4 18 (5.96%) IIS
5 12 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.32%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.99%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.99%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 60 (19.87%) Office 365
2 19 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.30%) IaaS
3 16 (5.30%) OneDrive
3 16 (5.30%) PaaS
4 13 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.31%) SaaS
6 4 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 89 (29.47%) NetScaler
2 68 (22.52%) DNS
3 64 (21.19%) DHCP
4 44 (14.57%) SAN
5 35 (11.59%) Firewall
6 23 (7.62%) Skype
7 16 (5.30%) LAN
7 16 (5.30%) VPN
7 16 (5.30%) WAN
8 12 (3.97%) VSAN
9 9 (2.98%) Internet
9 9 (2.98%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.65%) NAS
10 8 (2.65%) TCP/IP
11 7 (2.32%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.32%) VLAN
12 6 (1.99%) MPLS
12 6 (1.99%) Wireless
13 5 (1.66%) SMTP
14 4 (1.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.32%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (2.32%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.33%) DB2
6 1 (0.33%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) MySQL
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.33%) Power BI
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (2.98%) MSI
2 3 (0.99%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 73 (24.17%) Finance
2 21 (6.95%) Banking
3 16 (5.30%) Publishing
4 9 (2.98%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.32%) Back Office
6 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.99%) Retail
6 3 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.66%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (15.23%) Citrix Engineer
2 36 (11.92%) Analyst
2 36 (11.92%) Consultant
3 34 (11.26%) Architect
4 30 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (8.94%) Support Engineer
6 24 (7.95%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 22 (7.28%) Designer
8 21 (6.95%) Desktop Support
9 17 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
10 16 (5.30%) Solutions Designer
11 15 (4.97%) Citrix Architect
11 15 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (3.97%) Citrix Consultant
12 12 (3.97%) Citrix Support
12 12 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (3.64%) Applications Packager
14 10 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.32%) .NET
2 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.99%) Web Services
3 2 (0.66%) LDAP
4 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.33%) Middleware
4 1 (0.33%) REST
4 1 (0.33%) SOAP
4 1 (0.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.28%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.29%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.97%) CESG
4 13 (4.30%) PKI
4 13 (4.30%) User Experience
5 12 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.97%) Clustering
6 11 (3.64%) Fat Client
6 11 (3.64%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.98%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.65%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.99%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.32%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.99%) Derivative
11 3 (0.99%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.99%) Wiki
12 2 (0.66%) CCTV
12 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.66%) CMDB
12 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 225 (74.50%) Windows
2 116 (38.41%) Windows Server
3 97 (32.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (26.16%) Windows 10
5 76 (25.17%) Windows 7
6 59 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (7.28%) Linux
8 13 (4.30%) Windows 8
8 13 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.99%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.66%) Unix
12 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.66%) Android
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.33%) AIX
14 1 (0.33%) Solaris
14 1 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.55%) ITIL
2 30 (9.93%) Migration
3 28 (9.27%) Project Management
4 24 (7.95%) Service Delivery
5 23 (7.62%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 21 (6.95%) Application Packaging
6 21 (6.95%) Business Continuity
7 20 (6.62%) TOGAF
8 18 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (5.63%) Disk Encryption
10 15 (4.97%) Change Management
11 14 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (4.30%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (4.30%) Investment Management
12 13 (4.30%) Software Deployment
13 12 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (3.97%) Service Management
14 10 (3.31%) Presales
14 10 (3.31%) PRINCE2
15 9 (2.98%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 130 (43.05%) PowerShell
2 52 (17.22%) VBScript
3 17 (5.63%) SQL
4 5 (1.66%) C
4 5 (1.66%) VB
5 3 (0.99%) C#
5 3 (0.99%) Java
5 3 (0.99%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.33%) Ruby
6 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (8.28%) SC Cleared
4 22 (7.28%) Citrix Certification
5 20 (6.62%) Degree
6 14 (4.64%) MCSE
7 7 (2.32%) CCA
7 7 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (2.32%) MCSA
8 6 (1.99%) CCEA
8 6 (1.99%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.66%) CCDP
9 5 (1.66%) CCIE
9 5 (1.66%) CCNP
9 5 (1.66%) Chartered Engineer
9 5 (1.66%) CISM
9 5 (1.66%) CISSP
9 5 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.32%) SLA
2 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) GDPR
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 220 (72.85%) XenApp
2 171 (56.62%) Active Directory
3 126 (41.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (30.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 62 (20.53%) XenServer
6 59 (19.54%) Hyper-V
7 56 (18.54%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (18.54%) vSphere
8 30 (9.93%) BitLocker
9 13 (4.30%) VMware NSX
9 13 (4.30%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (2.98%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (1.99%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.66%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.66%) Terminal Server
13 4 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.32%) Docker
13 4 (1.32%) Xen
14 3 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 96 (31.79%) SCCM
2 23 (7.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 21 (6.95%) SCOM
4 18 (5.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (5.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 11 (3.64%) WSUS
7 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (2.98%) vRealize
8 7 (2.32%) Ansible
8 7 (2.32%) EdgeSight
8 7 (2.32%) XenMobile
9 6 (1.99%) PowerCLI
10 5 (1.66%) SafeCom
11 4 (1.32%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.99%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.99%) Puppet
12 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.99%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 296 (98.01%) Citrix
2 191 (63.25%) VMware
3 156 (51.66%) Microsoft
4 98 (32.45%) Ivanti
5 45 (14.90%) HP
6 28 (9.27%) SAP
7 26 (8.61%) Symantec
8 25 (8.28%) Cisco
9 18 (5.96%) Altiris
10 16 (5.30%) NetApp
11 14 (4.64%) Dell
12 11 (3.64%) IBM
13 9 (2.98%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.65%) EMC
15 7 (2.32%) Oracle
16 6 (1.99%) Google
16 6 (1.99%) ThinPrint
16 6 (1.99%) Veeam
17 5 (1.66%) 3PAR
17 5 (1.66%) Wyse