Period
to 21 August 2017

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 August 2017 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 479 520
Rank change year-on-year -114 +41 -36
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 257 490 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.45% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.27% 3.71% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 313 252
UK median daily rate £400 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -12.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £259 £210 £219
90th Percentile £533 £488 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +29.17% -7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 10
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £27.00 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +10.77% +1.56%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.95 £15.23
90th Percentile £26.88 £36.50 £28.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -10.71% +31.76% -11.46%

XenDesktop is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11324 13198 11941
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.82% 12.17% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7288 8247 6727
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 874 1288
UK median hourly rate £16.28 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.10 £41.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45% +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 August 2017.

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 August 2017.

Contractor 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 21 August 2017. 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 -94 246 £400 +23.08% 42
UK excluding London -95 150 £388 +29.17% 26
London -18 103 £413 -0.60% 18
South East +29 60 £402 +6.49% 4
North of England -28 33 £305 +8.93% 12
East of England -7 21 £450 +136.84% 2
North West +36 16 £300 -29.41% 6
Midlands +8 14 £135 -66.25% 1
South West -15 11 £600 +100.00% 5
North East -31 10 £300 +9.09% 3
Scotland -13 8 £425 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +30 7 £375 +15.38% 3
West Midlands +20 7 £388 -8.28% 1
East Midlands -15 7 £125 -54.55%
Wales +7 2 £318 - 1
Northern Ireland -53 1 £326 +23.72%

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 248 (96.50%) Citrix
2 202 (78.60%) Windows
3 167 (64.98%) VMware
4 154 (59.92%) XenApp
5 153 (59.53%) Microsoft
6 118 (45.91%) Active Directory
7 116 (45.14%) Windows Server
8 100 (38.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 85 (33.07%) PowerShell
10 83 (32.30%) VMware Infrastructure
10 83 (32.30%) NetScaler
11 76 (29.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 73 (28.40%) Hyper-V
13 68 (26.46%) SCCM
13 68 (26.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 65 (25.29%) XenServer
15 63 (24.51%) MS Exchange
16 62 (24.12%) Cisco
17 61 (23.74%) Skype for Business
18 54 (21.01%) AppSense
19 53 (20.62%) Finance
19 53 (20.62%) VMware ESXi
20 47 (18.29%) SAN
21 45 (17.51%) Windows 7
22 43 (16.73%) vSphere
23 39 (15.18%) Office 365
24 38 (14.79%) HP
25 37 (14.40%) Exchange Server 2010
26 35 (13.62%) Firewall
27 33 (12.84%) Migration

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 63 (24.51%) MS Exchange
2 61 (23.74%) Skype for Business
3 37 (14.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (12.45%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.33%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.95%) IIS
9 4 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.39%) Apache
11 1 (0.39%) Confluence
11 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.39%) nginx
11 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.18%) Office 365
2 15 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.45%) IaaS
3 14 (5.45%) OneDrive
3 14 (5.45%) PaaS
4 6 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.17%) Yammer
6 1 (0.39%) G Suite
6 1 (0.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.39%) SaaS
6 1 (0.39%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 83 (32.30%) NetScaler
2 47 (18.29%) SAN
3 35 (13.62%) Firewall
4 32 (12.45%) DNS
5 26 (10.12%) DHCP
5 26 (10.12%) NAS
6 20 (7.78%) LAN
6 20 (7.78%) Skype
7 19 (7.39%) WAN
8 13 (5.06%) VPN
9 11 (4.28%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (4.28%) Wireless
10 10 (3.89%) BIG-IP
10 10 (3.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (3.89%) Internet
11 8 (3.11%) iSCSI
11 8 (3.11%) SMTP
12 7 (2.72%) Network Security
13 6 (2.33%) SMS
13 6 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) MySQL
5 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.39%) Power BI
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.33%) MSI
2 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) JIRA
General
1 53 (20.62%) Finance
2 25 (9.73%) Banking
3 8 (3.11%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.17%) Publishing
7 2 (0.78%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (16.34%) Architect
2 37 (14.40%) Analyst
3 31 (12.06%) Citrix Engineer
3 31 (12.06%) Consultant
4 25 (9.73%) Designer
5 24 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (9.34%) Solutions Designer
6 20 (7.78%) Support Engineer
7 19 (7.39%) Desktop Support
8 17 (6.61%) Citrix Consultant
8 17 (6.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (6.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 15 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (5.84%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.67%) Citrix Architect
12 11 (4.28%) IT Analyst
12 11 (4.28%) VMware Engineer
12 11 (4.28%) Wintel Engineer
13 10 (3.89%) Enterprise Architect
14 9 (3.50%) Senior Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.17%) .NET
1 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET
1 3 (1.17%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.78%) SAML
3 1 (0.39%) COM
3 1 (0.39%) Node.js
3 1 (0.39%) RESTful
3 1 (0.39%) Web Services
3 1 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.51%) Fat Client
1 27 (10.51%) Thin Client
2 24 (9.34%) Data Centre
3 18 (7.00%) Blackberry
4 12 (4.67%) Clustering
5 11 (4.28%) CESG
6 8 (3.11%) FlexPod
6 8 (3.11%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.11%) Virtual Team
7 7 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.72%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.33%) iPhone
9 5 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.95%) iPad
9 5 (1.95%) PKI
9 5 (1.95%) User Experience
10 4 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.17%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.17%) Replication
12 2 (0.78%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 202 (78.60%) Windows
2 116 (45.14%) Windows Server
3 100 (38.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (26.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (17.51%) Windows 7
6 23 (8.95%) Linux
7 22 (8.56%) Windows 10
8 17 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.50%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.72%) Android
11 7 (2.72%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.17%) Unix
12 3 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.17%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.78%) CentOS
13 2 (0.78%) VMS
14 1 (0.39%) AIX
14 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.84%) Migration
2 32 (12.45%) ITIL
3 30 (11.67%) TOGAF
4 14 (5.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 14 (5.45%) Project Management
5 13 (5.06%) Presales
6 12 (4.67%) Change Management
6 12 (4.67%) Customer Requirements
6 12 (4.67%) DevOps
7 11 (4.28%) Application Packaging
7 11 (4.28%) Disk Encryption
7 11 (4.28%) High Availability
7 11 (4.28%) Protective Monitoring
7 11 (4.28%) Server Building
8 9 (3.50%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (3.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (3.50%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (3.11%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.72%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (33.07%) PowerShell
2 21 (8.17%) SQL
3 20 (7.78%) VBScript
4 4 (1.56%) C
4 4 (1.56%) VB
5 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.17%) C#
5 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.39%) Java
7 1 (0.39%) Perl
7 1 (0.39%) PHP
7 1 (0.39%) Ruby
7 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (6.23%) Citrix Certification
4 15 (5.84%) DV Cleared
5 13 (5.06%) MCSE
5 13 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (4.67%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.89%) Degree
7 10 (3.89%) MCP
8 6 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (2.33%) CCA
9 5 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.95%) MCITP
9 5 (1.95%) VCP6
10 4 (1.56%) CCNA
10 4 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.56%) MCSA
10 4 (1.56%) MCTS
11 3 (1.17%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.23%) SLA
2 11 (4.28%) GPG13
3 6 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 154 (59.92%) XenApp
2 118 (45.91%) Active Directory
3 83 (32.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (29.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 73 (28.40%) Hyper-V
6 65 (25.29%) XenServer
7 53 (20.62%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (16.73%) vSphere
9 14 (5.45%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (5.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (4.67%) DFS Replication
12 11 (4.28%) BitLocker
13 10 (3.89%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (3.11%) VMware NSX
15 6 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (1.95%) Terminal Server
16 5 (1.95%) Terminal Services
17 4 (1.56%) SRDF
18 2 (0.78%) vCloud
19 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 68 (26.46%) SCCM
2 17 (6.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 16 (6.23%) AppDNA
4 12 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (4.28%) PowerCLI
5 11 (4.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 10 (3.89%) SCOM
7 8 (3.11%) SCVMM
7 8 (3.11%) vCenter Server
8 6 (2.33%) EdgeSight
8 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (1.95%) vRealize
10 4 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.56%) WSUS
11 3 (1.17%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.78%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.39%) Puppet
13 1 (0.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 248 (96.50%) Citrix
2 167 (64.98%) VMware
3 153 (59.53%) Microsoft
4 62 (24.12%) Cisco
5 54 (21.01%) AppSense
6 38 (14.79%) HP
7 24 (9.34%) Palo Alto
8 21 (8.17%) EMC
9 18 (7.00%) NetApp
9 18 (7.00%) Symantec
10 14 (5.45%) Altiris
11 11 (4.28%) 3PAR
11 11 (4.28%) LANDesk
12 10 (3.89%) F5
13 9 (3.50%) CommVault
13 9 (3.50%) Dell
13 9 (3.50%) ServiceNow
14 7 (2.72%) IBM
15 6 (2.33%) Lotus
15 6 (2.33%) Veritas