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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 457 460 453
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 144 184 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 2.83% 3.11% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 121 115
Median daily rate £350 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £161 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -20.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.47 £12.10 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £154.47 £20.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £16.25
% change year-on-year - -25.53%  

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 5084 5919 5511
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 10.93% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3238 3608 3035
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 458 641
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 129 £350 +7.69% 33
London +30 53 £375 - 14
South East +3 28 £415 +25.28% 4
East Midlands +14 26 £350 +216.74%
Derbyshire +7 23 £350 +218.18%
City of London +16 19 £350 -6.66% 5
Derby -1 16 £350 +218.18%
Buckinghamshire - 14 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes - 14 £475 -
South West -19 7 £313 +13.63% 3
Northern Ireland - 7 £326 - 1
County Antrim - 7 £326 - 1
Belfast - 7 £326 - 1
Scotland +14 6 £398 -11.66%
Bristol 0 6 £311 +4.62% 1
North West +27 5 £275 -26.66% 2
Edinburgh +12 5 £398 -11.66%
Hampshire +9 5 £325 +18.18% 1
Hertfordshire +1 4 £488 +66.66% 2
East of England -4 4 £488 +87.50% 3
North East - 4 £250 -
Manchester - 4 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £225 -
East Sussex +8 2 - - 1
West End of London +2 2 £163 -70.45%
Stevenage +2 2 £525 +101.92% 1
Surrey -4 2 - - 1
Brighton - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £323 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 274 (92.57%) Citrix
2 221 (74.66%) XenApp
3 206 (69.59%) Windows
4 172 (58.11%) Microsoft
5 160 (54.05%) VMware
6 147 (49.66%) Active Directory
7 121 (40.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 109 (36.82%) SCCM
9 98 (33.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 97 (32.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 90 (30.41%) Windows 7
12 89 (30.07%) Windows Server
13 84 (28.38%) Finance
14 80 (27.03%) PowerShell
15 74 (25.00%) AppSense
16 68 (22.97%) DNS
16 68 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
17 58 (19.59%) DHCP
18 55 (18.58%) Security Cleared
19 54 (18.24%) NetScaler
20 50 (16.89%) HP
21 49 (16.55%) ITIL
22 47 (15.88%) Thin Client
22 47 (15.88%) XenServer
22 47 (15.88%) Fat Client
23 46 (15.54%) Hyper-V
23 46 (15.54%) Windows 10
24 44 (14.86%) VMware ESX
25 41 (13.85%) Cisco
25 41 (13.85%) vSphere

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 41 (13.85%) Skype for Business
2 36 (12.16%) MS Exchange
3 23 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.72%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.35%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.35%) IIS
9 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.34%) Confluence
11 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (12.16%) MS Office
2 27 (9.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.15%) Office 365
2 18 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.04%) G Suite
5 3 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.34%) GitHub
6 1 (0.34%) IaaS
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (22.97%) DNS
2 58 (19.59%) DHCP
3 54 (18.24%) NetScaler
4 27 (9.12%) SAN
5 21 (7.09%) VPN
6 14 (4.73%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (4.39%) BIG-IP
7 13 (4.39%) Firewall
7 13 (4.39%) Internet
8 12 (4.05%) LAN
9 10 (3.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (3.04%) WAN
11 7 (2.36%) SSL
11 7 (2.36%) TCP/IP
12 6 (2.03%) NAS
12 6 (2.03%) Wireless
13 5 (1.69%) Skype
14 3 (1.01%) Ethernet
14 3 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.01%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.70%) DB2
6 7 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.34%) MS Access
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (4.39%) MSI
2 5 (1.69%) JIRA
3 4 (1.35%) eggPlant
3 4 (1.35%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.68%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (28.38%) Finance
2 18 (6.08%) Banking
3 9 (3.04%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.69%) Law
4 5 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.35%) Back Office
5 4 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Electronics
6 2 (0.68%) Local Government
6 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (16.22%) Analyst
2 36 (12.16%) Consultant
3 34 (11.49%) Citrix Engineer
4 28 (9.46%) Support Engineer
5 26 (8.78%) Citrix Consultant
5 26 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (7.77%) Architect
7 20 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (6.42%) Citrix Analyst
9 18 (6.08%) Windows Engineer
10 17 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (5.07%) Citrix Specialist
12 15 (5.07%) Support Analyst
13 13 (4.39%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 12 (4.05%) Citrix Support
14 12 (4.05%) Designer
15 11 (3.72%) Desktop Engineer
15 11 (3.72%) Solutions Designer
15 11 (3.72%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.69%) Software Packaging
1 5 (1.69%) Web Services
2 2 (0.68%) .NET
2 2 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.34%) HTML
3 1 (0.34%) Middleware
3 1 (0.34%) Node.js
3 1 (0.34%) REST
3 1 (0.34%) RESTful
3 1 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.88%) Fat Client
1 47 (15.88%) Thin Client
2 22 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.08%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.05%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.04%) Clustering
5 9 (3.04%) iSeries
6 8 (2.70%) AS400
6 8 (2.70%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.36%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.36%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.69%) BYOD
9 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.35%) PKI
9 4 (1.35%) Replication
10 2 (0.68%) iPad
10 2 (0.68%) iPhone
10 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 206 (69.59%) Windows
2 121 (40.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (30.41%) Windows 7
4 89 (30.07%) Windows Server
5 68 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (15.54%) Windows 10
7 33 (11.15%) Linux
8 27 (9.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (5.07%) Apple iOS
10 12 (4.05%) Android
11 10 (3.38%) Mac OS X
11 10 (3.38%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.70%) Ubuntu
13 7 (2.36%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.69%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.35%) Unix
16 3 (1.01%) Solaris
17 2 (0.68%) CentOS
17 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.55%) ITIL
2 25 (8.45%) Migration
3 19 (6.42%) Incident Management
4 18 (6.08%) Application Packaging
4 18 (6.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 17 (5.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 16 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 14 (4.73%) Application Virtualisation
7 14 (4.73%) Customer Requirements
7 14 (4.73%) DevOps
7 14 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.39%) Change Management
8 13 (4.39%) TOGAF
9 12 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (3.72%) Protective Monitoring
10 11 (3.72%) Server Building
10 11 (3.72%) Translating Business Requirements
11 9 (3.04%) Service Management
11 9 (3.04%) Software Distribution
12 8 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 32 (10.81%) SQL
3 14 (4.73%) VBScript
4 8 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.70%) Python
5 5 (1.69%) C
5 5 (1.69%) VB
6 3 (1.01%) C#
6 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (18.58%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.09%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.74%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (3.72%) CCA
7 11 (3.72%) Degree
8 9 (3.04%) MCSE
9 4 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.01%) CCNA
10 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.01%) HNC
10 3 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.01%) MCP
10 3 (1.01%) VCP6
11 2 (0.68%) MCITP
11 2 (0.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) GPG13
2 6 (2.03%) SLA
3 3 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 221 (74.66%) XenApp
2 147 (49.66%) Active Directory
3 98 (33.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 97 (32.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 47 (15.88%) XenServer
6 46 (15.54%) Hyper-V
7 44 (14.86%) VMware ESX
8 41 (13.85%) vSphere
9 28 (9.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 23 (7.77%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (6.42%) BitLocker
12 9 (3.04%) Xen
13 7 (2.36%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (1.35%) DFS Replication
16 3 (1.01%) ISA Server
16 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (1.01%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 109 (36.82%) SCCM
2 23 (7.77%) WSUS
3 22 (7.43%) SCOM
4 19 (6.42%) AppDNA
5 17 (5.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 12 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (3.04%) XenMobile
8 8 (2.70%) Tivoli
9 7 (2.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (2.03%) EdgeSight
10 6 (2.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (1.69%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (1.01%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (1.01%) PowerCLI
14 2 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
14 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 274 (92.57%) Citrix
2 172 (58.11%) Microsoft
3 160 (54.05%) VMware
4 74 (25.00%) AppSense
5 50 (16.89%) HP
6 41 (13.85%) Cisco
7 34 (11.49%) Wyse
8 32 (10.81%) Symantec
9 23 (7.77%) Dell
10 14 (4.73%) F5
11 13 (4.39%) Apple
11 13 (4.39%) ThinPrint
12 12 (4.05%) CA
12 12 (4.05%) EMC
12 12 (4.05%) Intel Security
12 12 (4.05%) Palo Alto
13 11 (3.72%) Google
13 11 (3.72%) IBM
14 9 (3.04%) ServiceNow
15 8 (2.70%) Hitachi
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