Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 462 464 582
Rank change year-on-year +2 +118 -12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 297 458 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.46% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 2.66% 3.02% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 312 186
UK median daily rate £380 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +1.27% +8.97%
10th Percentile £265 £271 £260
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £389
% change year-on-year -7.50% +2.89% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £43.34 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.90% +73.36% -5.66%
10th Percentile £35.69 £17.74 £15.25
90th Percentile £110.00 £49.55 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £91.38 £19.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +362.66% -21.00% -5.66%

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 11,182 15,141 12,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.60% 15.33% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,339 9,925 8,320
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.12%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £160
90th Percentile £638 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 814 703
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.39 £44.68 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 +32 278 £380 -5.00% 88
UK excluding London +36 169 £370 -7.50% 55
London +49 119 £425 +3.03% 34
South East +18 65 £400 - 21
North of England +76 45 £300 -25.00% 12
South West +23 28 £363 -12.12% 8
North West +27 18 £285 -19.15% 5
North East +19 14 £375 -6.35% 2
Yorkshire +55 13 £280 -27.74% 5
East of England +31 13 £350 -9.68% 1
Scotland +17 9 £351 +7.85% 1
Midlands +36 8 £350 -3.45% 12
West Midlands +23 6 £350 -6.67% 8
East Midlands +23 2 £288 -20.69% 4
Northern Ireland +5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 287 (96.63%) Citrix
2 247 (83.16%) XenApp
3 222 (74.75%) Windows
4 201 (67.68%) Active Directory
5 175 (58.92%) VMware
6 165 (55.56%) Microsoft
7 122 (41.08%) Windows Server
8 121 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 116 (39.06%) SCCM
10 104 (35.02%) DNS
11 99 (33.33%) NetScaler
12 94 (31.65%) Office 365
13 89 (29.97%) PowerShell
14 88 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 88 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 82 (27.61%) Windows 10
16 80 (26.94%) DHCP
17 73 (24.58%) Citrix Certification
18 68 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
19 67 (22.56%) Firewall
20 66 (22.22%) Ivanti
21 64 (21.55%) VMware ESXi
22 61 (20.54%) Azure
23 58 (19.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
24 56 (18.86%) Windows 7
25 53 (17.85%) ITIL
26 51 (17.17%) Finance
27 45 (15.15%) MS Exchange
28 44 (14.81%) Hyper-V
29 43 (14.48%) 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 45 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 42 (14.14%) Skype for Business
3 26 (8.75%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.37%) IIS
6 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 31 (10.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 94 (31.65%) Office 365
2 61 (20.54%) Azure
3 31 (10.44%) AWS
4 12 (4.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (4.04%) IaaS
4 12 (4.04%) OneDrive
4 12 (4.04%) SaaS
5 11 (3.70%) Yammer
6 5 (1.68%) GCP
6 5 (1.68%) PaaS
7 2 (0.67%) iTunes
8 1 (0.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.34%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 104 (35.02%) DNS
2 99 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 80 (26.94%) DHCP
4 67 (22.56%) Firewall
5 41 (13.80%) SAN
6 38 (12.79%) Skype
7 21 (7.07%) VLAN
8 20 (6.73%) TCP/IP
9 13 (4.38%) SSL
10 12 (4.04%) VoIP
11 10 (3.37%) MPLS
11 10 (3.37%) Wireless
12 9 (3.03%) BGP
12 9 (3.03%) LAN
13 7 (2.36%) WAN
14 6 (2.02%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.02%) OSPF
14 6 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (2.02%) RIP
14 6 (2.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.36%) Big Data
3 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.68%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.36%) MSI
2 4 (1.35%) InstallShield
2 4 (1.35%) WinDbg
3 3 (1.01%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (0.34%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.34%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (17.17%) Finance
2 26 (8.75%) Banking
3 17 (5.72%) Law
3 17 (5.72%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.35%) Retail
6 3 (1.01%) Front Office
6 3 (1.01%) Local Government
6 3 (1.01%) Publishing
7 2 (0.67%) Electronics
7 2 (0.67%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) International Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 78 (26.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (25.93%) Citrix Engineer
3 26 (8.75%) Analyst
4 20 (6.73%) Windows Engineer
5 17 (5.72%) Consultant
6 16 (5.39%) Architect
6 16 (5.39%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.05%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (5.05%) Citrix Support
8 14 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (4.71%) Citrix Specialist
9 13 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (4.38%) Desktop Support
10 12 (4.04%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 11 (3.70%) Citrix Consultant
12 10 (3.37%) Deskside Support
12 10 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (3.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.37%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.37%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.03%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.68%) React
2 5 (1.68%) SAML
3 3 (1.01%) Middleware
4 2 (0.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.46%) Fat Client
1 37 (12.46%) Thin Client
2 20 (6.73%) PKI
3 11 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.69%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.69%) Clustering
6 7 (2.36%) CMDB
6 7 (2.36%) Replication
7 6 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.68%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (1.35%) User Experience
10 3 (1.01%) Derivative
10 3 (1.01%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 222 (74.75%) Windows
2 122 (41.08%) Windows Server
3 88 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (27.61%) Windows 10
5 68 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (18.86%) Windows 7
7 20 (6.73%) Linux
8 14 (4.71%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.70%) VMS
10 9 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.68%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.01%) Android
14 1 (0.34%) CentOS
14 1 (0.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 53 (17.85%) ITIL
3 43 (14.48%) Migration
4 26 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (7.07%) High Availability
6 20 (6.73%) Project Delivery
7 17 (5.72%) Information Security
7 17 (5.72%) Information Security Management
7 17 (5.72%) ISMS
7 17 (5.72%) Security Management
7 17 (5.72%) Service Management
8 16 (5.39%) Application Packaging
9 15 (5.05%) Performance Management
9 15 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (4.38%) Change Management
10 13 (4.38%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (4.04%) Infrastructure Management
11 12 (4.04%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 89 (29.97%) PowerShell
2 32 (10.77%) SQL
3 9 (3.03%) C
4 8 (2.69%) VBScript
5 4 (1.35%) VB
6 3 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (24.58%) Citrix Certification
2 42 (14.14%) Security Cleared
3 40 (13.47%) CCA
4 32 (10.77%) SC Cleared
5 17 (5.72%) MCSE
5 17 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.70%) MCSA
7 10 (3.37%) Degree
8 6 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.68%) CCNA
9 5 (1.68%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.01%) CCNP
11 3 (1.01%) MCITP
12 2 (0.67%) CCEA
12 2 (0.67%) MCP
13 1 (0.34%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.74%) SLA
2 4 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.67%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.67%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 247 (83.16%) XenApp
2 201 (67.68%) Active Directory
3 121 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (21.55%) VMware ESXi
5 58 (19.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 44 (14.81%) Hyper-V
7 39 (13.13%) vSphere
8 37 (12.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 32 (10.77%) DFS Replication
10 18 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (5.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (3.03%) Xen
13 8 (2.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (2.69%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (2.36%) BitLocker
15 6 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (1.01%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 116 (39.06%) SCCM
2 24 (8.08%) SCOM
3 19 (6.40%) vCenter Server
3 19 (6.40%) XenMobile
4 14 (4.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (3.37%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.02%) Netcool
6 6 (2.02%) Perfmon
6 6 (2.02%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.68%) Istio
7 5 (1.68%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.68%) Terraform
7 5 (1.68%) WSUS
8 4 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.35%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.35%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.35%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.67%) Simpana
9 2 (0.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 287 (96.63%) Citrix
2 175 (58.92%) VMware
3 165 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 66 (22.22%) Ivanti
5 38 (12.79%) Cisco
6 29 (9.76%) Dell
7 20 (6.73%) McAfee
8 17 (5.72%) EMC
8 17 (5.72%) NetApp
8 17 (5.72%) Sony
9 15 (5.05%) HP
10 14 (4.71%) Symantec
11 11 (3.70%) Splunk
12 10 (3.37%) Nimble Storage
13 9 (3.03%) Meraki
14 7 (2.36%) Juniper
14 7 (2.36%) Lumension
14 7 (2.36%) Red Hat
14 7 (2.36%) ServiceNow
15 6 (2.02%) Hitachi