Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 510 517
Rank change year-on-year -89 +7 -30
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 264 416 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.39% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.17% 3.16% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 269 255
UK median daily rate £395 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £260 £220 £219
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £338
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 10
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +14.87% +16.42%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.50 £16.83
90th Percentile £26.88 £36.50 £28.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +25.00%

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 12141 13159 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 12.35% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7811 8250 6511
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.12% +4.63%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £335
% change year-on-year +4.17% +7.46% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 899 1267
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year - -0.80% +4.17%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 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 -53 251 £390 +6.12% 28
UK excluding London -71 168 £375 +25.00% 18
London -34 92 £413 -0.60% 11
South East +33 67 £400 -5.88% 3
North of England -2 40 £300 +7.14% 10
East of England +3 28 £450 +136.84%
North East +8 19 £285 +5.56% 1
North West +28 14 £350 -19.08% 9
Midlands +2 11 £290 -27.50% 2
Scotland -10 11 £438 +32.58%
South West 0 10 £600 +100.00% 2
Yorkshire +24 7 £345 +6.15%
West Midlands +13 6 £444 +4.41% 1
East Midlands -2 5 £125 -62.69% 1
Wales -2 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 260 (98.48%) Citrix
2 225 (85.23%) Windows
3 188 (71.21%) VMware
4 166 (62.88%) XenApp
5 150 (56.82%) Microsoft
6 140 (53.03%) Active Directory
7 129 (48.86%) Windows Server
8 107 (40.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 97 (36.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 91 (34.47%) PowerShell
11 90 (34.09%) NetScaler
12 87 (32.95%) Hyper-V
13 80 (30.30%) XenServer
14 77 (29.17%) SCCM
14 77 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
15 76 (28.79%) Skype for Business
16 69 (26.14%) VMware ESXi
17 62 (23.48%) MS Exchange
18 61 (23.11%) Windows Server 2012
19 58 (21.97%) AppSense
20 53 (20.08%) Windows 7
21 52 (19.70%) Cisco
22 48 (18.18%) Office 365
23 47 (17.80%) Finance
24 46 (17.42%) DNS
25 44 (16.67%) Firewall
26 41 (15.53%) SAN
27 40 (15.15%) DHCP
28 38 (14.39%) SharePoint
28 38 (14.39%) 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 76 (28.79%) Skype for Business
2 62 (23.48%) MS Exchange
3 38 (14.39%) SharePoint
4 32 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.52%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.14%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.76%) IIS
10 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.38%) Apache
11 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.38%) nginx
11 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (18.18%) Office 365
2 22 (8.33%) OneDrive
3 17 (6.44%) IaaS
3 17 (6.44%) PaaS
4 12 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.14%) Yammer
6 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (34.09%) NetScaler
2 46 (17.42%) DNS
3 44 (16.67%) Firewall
4 41 (15.53%) SAN
5 40 (15.15%) DHCP
6 27 (10.23%) Skype
7 23 (8.71%) WAN
8 22 (8.33%) LAN
8 22 (8.33%) NAS
9 13 (4.92%) VPN
10 11 (4.17%) iSCSI
10 11 (4.17%) Wireless
11 10 (3.79%) SMS
12 9 (3.41%) SMTP
13 8 (3.03%) Network Security
13 8 (3.03%) TCP/IP
14 7 (2.65%) MPLS
14 7 (2.65%) SSL
14 7 (2.65%) VLAN
15 6 (2.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.76%) MySQL
4 2 (0.76%) Power BI
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.38%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.14%) MSI
2 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (17.80%) Finance
2 23 (8.71%) Banking
3 7 (2.65%) Investment Banking
3 7 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.14%) Back Office
4 3 (1.14%) Publishing
5 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Billing
6 1 (0.38%) Law
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (14.02%) Citrix Engineer
1 37 (14.02%) Consultant
2 34 (12.88%) Architect
3 33 (12.50%) Analyst
4 29 (10.98%) Designer
5 27 (10.23%) Solutions Designer
6 26 (9.85%) Desktop Support
7 25 (9.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 22 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (8.33%) Support Engineer
9 18 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (5.30%) Citrix Architect
10 14 (5.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (5.30%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (4.92%) Citrix Consultant
11 13 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (3.79%) Senior Citrix Engineer
12 10 (3.79%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.79%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (3.41%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.14%) .NET
1 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
1 3 (1.14%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.76%) SAML
3 1 (0.38%) COM
3 1 (0.38%) Web Services
3 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.58%) CESG
1 20 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.06%) Fat Client
2 16 (6.06%) Thin Client
3 15 (5.68%) Clustering
4 12 (4.55%) Private Cloud
5 11 (4.17%) User Experience
6 10 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.41%) Blackberry
8 8 (3.03%) FlexPod
9 7 (2.65%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (2.27%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.89%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.14%) Derivative
12 3 (1.14%) iPhone
13 2 (0.76%) CCTV
13 2 (0.76%) iPad
13 2 (0.76%) iSeries
13 2 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 225 (85.23%) Windows
2 129 (48.86%) Windows Server
3 107 (40.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (23.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (20.08%) Windows 7
6 35 (13.26%) Windows 10
7 23 (8.71%) Linux
8 20 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (5.68%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.41%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.27%) Unix
12 6 (2.27%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.52%) Android
14 3 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.76%) AIX
15 2 (0.76%) Solaris
16 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.38%) SUSE
16 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (13.26%) TOGAF
2 31 (11.74%) Migration
3 28 (10.61%) ITIL
4 24 (9.09%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 19 (7.20%) Disk Encryption
6 17 (6.44%) Presales
7 16 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
8 14 (5.30%) Project Management
9 13 (4.92%) High Availability
9 13 (4.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (4.55%) Change Management
11 11 (4.17%) Application Packaging
11 11 (4.17%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.41%) Service Management
12 9 (3.41%) Software Delivery
13 8 (3.03%) Server Building
14 7 (2.65%) Mobile Device Management
14 7 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
15 6 (2.27%) Business Continuity
15 6 (2.27%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 91 (34.47%) PowerShell
2 32 (12.12%) VBScript
3 20 (7.58%) SQL
4 4 (1.52%) VB
5 3 (1.14%) C
5 3 (1.14%) C#
5 3 (1.14%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.76%) Ruby
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.38%) Perl
7 1 (0.38%) PHP
7 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (6.44%) Citrix Certification
4 16 (6.06%) MCSE
5 14 (5.30%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.79%) Degree
7 8 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (3.03%) CCA
7 8 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (2.65%) MCSA
9 6 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.27%) MCP
10 5 (1.89%) CCNA
10 5 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.52%) CCEA
11 4 (1.52%) MCITP
11 4 (1.52%) MCTS
12 2 (0.76%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.76%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.44%) SLA
2 7 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 166 (62.88%) XenApp
2 140 (53.03%) Active Directory
3 97 (36.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (32.95%) Hyper-V
5 80 (30.30%) XenServer
6 77 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 69 (26.14%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (14.39%) vSphere
9 19 (7.20%) BitLocker
10 14 (5.30%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (4.17%) VMware NSX
13 8 (3.03%) DFS Replication
14 7 (2.65%) Terminal Services
14 7 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (1.52%) SRDF
16 4 (1.52%) Terminal Server
17 1 (0.38%) vCloud
17 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (29.17%) SCCM
2 31 (11.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 21 (7.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (7.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 12 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (4.17%) SCOM
7 10 (3.79%) PowerCLI
8 9 (3.41%) SCVMM
9 8 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (3.03%) WSUS
10 7 (2.65%) EdgeSight
10 7 (2.65%) vRealize
11 5 (1.89%) AppDNA
11 5 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (1.89%) vCenter Server
12 3 (1.14%) Ansible
12 3 (1.14%) Backup Exec
12 3 (1.14%) Puppet
12 3 (1.14%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (1.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 260 (98.48%) Citrix
2 188 (71.21%) VMware
3 150 (56.82%) Microsoft
4 58 (21.97%) AppSense
5 52 (19.70%) Cisco
6 34 (12.88%) Symantec
7 32 (12.12%) HP
8 24 (9.09%) NetApp
9 22 (8.33%) Altiris
10 21 (7.95%) EMC
11 20 (7.58%) LANDesk
12 12 (4.55%) Dell
12 12 (4.55%) Palo Alto
13 10 (3.79%) Apple
13 10 (3.79%) IBM
14 7 (2.65%) 3PAR
14 7 (2.65%) CommVault
14 7 (2.65%) Juniper
14 7 (2.65%) Oracle
14 7 (2.65%) Veritas