Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 500 589 474
Rank change year-on-year +89 -115 +43
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 423 246 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.27% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 3.06% 2.40% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 174 303
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -16.45%
10th Percentile £261 £258 £211
90th Percentile £488 £531 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £363 £300
% change year-on-year -6.55% +20.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 19
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.99% +16.28% -15.69%
10th Percentile £15.25 £20.67 £13.67
90th Percentile £47.75 £126.25 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -15.00% -13.04% +35.29%

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 13,802 10,270 12,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.74% 11.21% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,902 6,569 7,643
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £174
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 826 656 915
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.87 £46.07 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% -6.25% +6.67%

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 2018. 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 +64 347 £376 +0.13% 73
UK excluding London +79 281 £339 -6.55% 44
London -4 135 £425 +6.25% 31
South East +8 75 £375 -7.35% 11
North of England +23 73 £320 +14.29% 17
Scotland +11 63 £300 -29.41% 1
North East +41 48 £310 +23.80%
Midlands -18 33 £380 +8.57% 8
North West -8 19 £350 +27.27% 8
East Midlands -12 19 £380 +12.59% 6
South West +9 16 £348 +11.20% 2
East of England +7 14 £425 -10.53% 4
West Midlands -13 13 £380 -0.33% 2
Wales -6 7 £296 -4.60%
Yorkshire -21 6 £333 -11.33% 9
Northern Ireland +14 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, 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.

1 403 (95.27%) Citrix
2 325 (76.83%) Windows
3 302 (71.39%) XenApp
4 281 (66.43%) VMware
5 258 (60.99%) Active Directory
6 212 (50.12%) Microsoft
7 198 (46.81%) Windows Server
8 193 (45.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 162 (38.30%) PowerShell
10 159 (37.59%) SCCM
11 141 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 137 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 133 (31.44%) NetScaler
14 128 (30.26%) Ivanti
15 122 (28.84%) Finance
15 122 (28.84%) DNS
16 119 (28.13%) DHCP
17 106 (25.06%) ITIL
18 105 (24.82%) XenServer
19 102 (24.11%) Windows 10
20 95 (22.46%) Windows 7
21 91 (21.51%) vSphere
22 85 (20.09%) Security Cleared
23 84 (19.86%) Office 365
24 77 (18.20%) VMware ESXi
25 73 (17.26%) Windows Server 2012
26 72 (17.02%) Hyper-V
26 72 (17.02%) SAN
27 71 (16.78%) SC Cleared
28 64 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure

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 44 (10.40%) IIS
2 43 (10.17%) MS Exchange
3 38 (8.98%) Skype for Business
4 29 (6.86%) SharePoint
5 22 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (4.26%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.95%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.24%) Confluence
13 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.47%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 84 (19.86%) Office 365
2 64 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (3.78%) IaaS
5 10 (2.36%) PaaS
6 9 (2.13%) SaaS
7 8 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (1.89%) Yammer
8 4 (0.95%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.24%) Boomi
10 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 133 (31.44%) NetScaler
2 122 (28.84%) DNS
3 119 (28.13%) DHCP
4 72 (17.02%) SAN
5 43 (10.17%) Firewall
6 38 (8.98%) Skype
7 28 (6.62%) VPN
7 28 (6.62%) VSAN
8 21 (4.96%) NAS
9 19 (4.49%) VLAN
10 16 (3.78%) MPLS
10 16 (3.78%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (3.55%) Internet
12 14 (3.31%) iSCSI
12 14 (3.31%) TCP/IP
13 12 (2.84%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (2.13%) VoIP
15 8 (1.89%) Wireless
16 6 (1.42%) WAN
17 5 (1.18%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (1.65%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (1.42%) MySQL
3 6 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.95%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.47%) Power BI
7 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.24%) DB2
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (7.57%) MSI
2 15 (3.55%) AdminStudio
3 5 (1.18%) Rational Team Concert
4 2 (0.47%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.47%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.24%) Hudson
5 1 (0.24%) JIRA
General
1 122 (28.84%) Finance
2 19 (4.49%) Publishing
3 18 (4.26%) Banking
4 10 (2.36%) Back Office
5 6 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.95%) Electronics
6 4 (0.95%) Law
6 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.95%) Marketing
7 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.71%) Retail
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Billing
8 2 (0.47%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (24.11%) Citrix Engineer
2 62 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 59 (13.95%) Analyst
4 44 (10.40%) Desktop Support
5 42 (9.93%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 34 (8.04%) Support Engineer
7 33 (7.80%) Architect
8 29 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
9 27 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (5.20%) Applications Packager
11 21 (4.96%) Consultant
12 19 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
13 18 (4.26%) Citrix Support
14 17 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (4.02%) Server Engineer
15 16 (3.78%) Service Analyst
16 15 (3.55%) Citrix Specialist
16 15 (3.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 15 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
16 15 (3.55%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.18%) Middleware
2 4 (0.95%) .NET
3 3 (0.71%) Web Services
4 2 (0.47%) JSON
4 2 (0.47%) LDAP
5 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.24%) REST
5 1 (0.24%) SAML
5 1 (0.24%) SOAP
5 1 (0.24%) Swagger
5 1 (0.24%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.24%) XMPP
5 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.04%) Fat Client
1 34 (8.04%) Thin Client
2 28 (6.62%) Computer Science
2 28 (6.62%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.26%) Clustering
4 16 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.31%) PKI
6 13 (3.07%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.18%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.18%) User Experience
9 5 (1.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 4 (0.95%) iPad
10 4 (0.95%) iPhone
10 4 (0.95%) Wiki
11 2 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.47%) Derivative
11 2 (0.47%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 325 (76.83%) Windows
2 198 (46.81%) Windows Server
3 137 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 102 (24.11%) Windows 10
5 95 (22.46%) Windows 7
6 73 (17.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (6.15%) Linux
9 9 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.89%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.65%) Windows NT
12 5 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.71%) Unix
14 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.24%) AIX
15 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (25.06%) ITIL
2 59 (13.95%) Migration
3 48 (11.35%) Application Packaging
4 39 (9.22%) Project Management
5 37 (8.75%) Application Virtualisation
6 36 (8.51%) Service Delivery
7 32 (7.57%) Business Continuity
8 25 (5.91%) Virtual Environments
9 22 (5.20%) Change Management
10 21 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (4.73%) Load Balancing
11 20 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (4.26%) Capacity Management
13 17 (4.02%) Analytics
14 16 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (3.55%) Incident Management
15 15 (3.55%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (3.55%) Software Distribution
16 14 (3.31%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (38.30%) PowerShell
2 54 (12.77%) SQL
3 48 (11.35%) VBScript
4 18 (4.26%) VB
5 13 (3.07%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.42%) C
7 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.24%) Perl
8 1 (0.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 85 (20.09%) Security Cleared
2 71 (16.78%) SC Cleared
3 43 (10.17%) Degree
4 37 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (6.15%) Citrix Certification
5 26 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (3.31%) CCA
8 10 (2.36%) CISSP
9 8 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.65%) MCSA
11 6 (1.42%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.18%) CCDP
12 5 (1.18%) CCIE
12 5 (1.18%) CCNP
12 5 (1.18%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (1.18%) CISM
12 5 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.95%) QA
2 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) BS25999
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
4 1 (0.24%) IASME
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 302 (71.39%) XenApp
2 258 (60.99%) Active Directory
3 193 (45.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 141 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 105 (24.82%) XenServer
6 91 (21.51%) vSphere
7 77 (18.20%) VMware ESXi
8 72 (17.02%) Hyper-V
9 40 (9.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 32 (7.57%) VMware NSX
11 18 (4.26%) BitLocker
12 17 (4.02%) VMware Workstation
13 13 (3.07%) DFS Replication
14 7 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (1.65%) VirtualBox
15 6 (1.42%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
16 4 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.71%) ISA Server
18 2 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 159 (37.59%) SCCM
2 30 (7.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (5.44%) vRealize
4 21 (4.96%) WSUS
5 16 (3.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 15 (3.55%) PowerCLI
7 12 (2.84%) SafeCom
8 11 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (2.60%) SCOM
8 11 (2.60%) vCenter Server
8 11 (2.60%) XenMobile
9 10 (2.36%) Backup Exec
9 10 (2.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.42%) Ansible
11 6 (1.42%) Puppet
11 6 (1.42%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.71%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 403 (95.27%) Citrix
2 281 (66.43%) VMware
3 212 (50.12%) Microsoft
4 128 (30.26%) Ivanti
5 51 (12.06%) HP
6 42 (9.93%) SAP
7 39 (9.22%) Cisco
8 24 (5.67%) Wyse
9 18 (4.26%) Dell
10 17 (4.02%) Oracle
11 16 (3.78%) Veeam
12 14 (3.31%) Symantec
13 13 (3.07%) CheckPoint
13 13 (3.07%) NetApp
14 12 (2.84%) McAfee
14 12 (2.84%) ThinPrint
15 11 (2.60%) Apple
16 9 (2.13%) Avaya
17 8 (1.89%) Sophos
17 8 (1.89%) Splunk