Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 572 460 492
Rank change year-on-year -112 +32 +101
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 57 262 430
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 0.82% 2.56% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 187 285
Median daily rate £380 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £213
90th Percentile £500 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 11
Median hourly rate £57.25 £55.00 £44.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.09% +24.49% -26.37%
10th Percentile £19.95 £29.38 £17.66
90th Percentile £73.75 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £37.59 £15.49
% change year-on-year -70.74% +142.67% -74.18%

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 6,987 10,239 15,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.53% 15.50% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,746 6,965 10,089
Median daily rate £475 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £175
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 543 720
Median hourly rate £18.52 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.24% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.26 £10.66
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.90 £47.01
Median hourly rate £15.70 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.88% +4.92% +1.67%

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 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021. 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 -40 44 £400 +6.31% 25
UK excluding London +13 27 £360 -4.00% 19
London +5 25 £380 -5.00% 8
Work from Home -226 15 £370 -7.50% 2
South East +45 8 £450 +12.50% 3
Scotland +19 8 £334 -4.78%
Midlands +38 4 - - 4
West Midlands +29 4 - - 4
East of England +56 3 £344 -19.12% 5
North of England +31 2 £360 +5.88% 4
South West +64 1 £225 -32.84% 1
North West +31 1 £360 +26.32% 2
Yorkshire +31 1 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 57 (100.00%) Citrix
2 47 (82.46%) XenApp
3 38 (66.67%) Windows
4 33 (57.89%) VMware
5 24 (42.11%) Windows Server
6 23 (40.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (38.60%) NetScaler
8 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
9 19 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 18 (31.58%) Azure
10 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
11 17 (29.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
13 12 (21.05%) Cisco
14 11 (19.30%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (19.30%) Microsoft 365
14 11 (19.30%) Application Packaging
14 11 (19.30%) SCCM
15 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
15 10 (17.54%) ITIL
15 10 (17.54%) Migration
16 9 (15.79%) Firewall
16 9 (15.79%) Dell
16 9 (15.79%) vSphere
16 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 8 (14.04%) Ivanti
17 8 (14.04%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (14.04%) PowerCLI
17 8 (14.04%) Ansible

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 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.58%) Azure
2 11 (19.30%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (7.02%) AWS
3 4 (7.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.51%) GCP
4 2 (3.51%) IaaS
4 2 (3.51%) SaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (38.60%) NetScaler
2 9 (15.79%) Firewall
3 6 (10.53%) DHCP
3 6 (10.53%) DNS
4 5 (8.77%) SAN
4 5 (8.77%) VSAN
5 4 (7.02%) SSL
5 4 (7.02%) WAN
6 3 (5.26%) LAN
6 3 (5.26%) MPLS
6 3 (5.26%) NAS
6 3 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (5.26%) VPN
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (1.75%) GoToMeeting
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.75%) Network Security
7 1 (1.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MSI
1 1 (1.75%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 7 (12.28%) Banking
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Citrix Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) Citrix Specialist
2 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Citrix Consultant
3 4 (7.02%) Consultant
4 3 (5.26%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 3 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Blackberry Specialist
5 2 (3.51%) Designer
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile Specialist
5 2 (3.51%) Mobility Specialist
5 2 (3.51%) Senior Unix Specialist
5 2 (3.51%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Unix Specialist
5 2 (3.51%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Consultant
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) LDAP
1 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.51%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
3 2 (3.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.75%) FMCG
4 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (66.67%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.77%) Windows 8
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (7.02%) Linux
9 2 (3.51%) Android
9 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.51%) Unix
10 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Application Packaging
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL
2 10 (17.54%) Migration
3 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.77%) Customer-Centricity
5 5 (8.77%) High Availability
5 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (8.77%) Task Automation
6 4 (7.02%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (7.02%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 4 (7.02%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (7.02%) Server Management
7 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.26%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.26%) SDLC
7 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.51%) Python
3 1 (1.75%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) VB
3 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) CCA
2 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.51%) CCNP
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.75%) CCNA
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.75%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.75%) MCITP
4 1 (1.75%) MCP
4 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (82.46%) XenApp
2 23 (40.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 17 (29.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (19.30%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (15.79%) vSphere
7 8 (14.04%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
8 6 (10.53%) VMware NSX
9 4 (7.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (1.75%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) SCCM
2 8 (14.04%) Ansible
2 8 (14.04%) PowerCLI
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (5.26%) SCDPM
4 3 (5.26%) SCOM
5 2 (3.51%) Puppet
5 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.75%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.75%) SafeCom
6 1 (1.75%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.75%) Terraform
6 1 (1.75%) ThinApp
6 1 (1.75%) vRealize
6 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) Citrix
2 33 (57.89%) VMware
3 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.05%) Cisco
5 9 (15.79%) Dell
6 8 (14.04%) Ivanti
7 6 (10.53%) HP
7 6 (10.53%) Juniper
8 5 (8.77%) CommVault
8 5 (8.77%) EMC
8 5 (8.77%) NetApp
8 5 (8.77%) Veeam
9 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.26%) F5
9 3 (5.26%) MobileIron
9 3 (5.26%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.26%) Wyse
10 2 (3.51%) Brocade
10 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.51%) Google