Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 688 462 494
Rank change year-on-year -226 +32 +7
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 124 69 358
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 1.06% 1.52% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 38 232
10th Percentile £260 £263 £298
25th Percentile £331 £300 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
75th Percentile £500 £456 £491
90th Percentile £525 £529 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £338 £373
% change year-on-year +4.44% -9.40% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
10th Percentile " £39.00 £20.75
25th Percentile £12.50 £40.13 £24.13
Median hourly rate £13.56 £42.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year -67.73% +58.49% -14.52%
75th Percentile £20.74 " £33.50
90th Percentile £28.75 " £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £40.75 -
% change year-on-year -69.33% - -

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 11,744 4,540 13,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.95% 14.56% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,330 3,047 8,865
10th Percentile £206 £220 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £573
90th Percentile £675 £645 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £432 £413
% change year-on-year -0.76% +4.74% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 172 637
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.39 £12.58 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.74
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +6.07% +5.52%
75th Percentile £39.50 £40.00 £24.50
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.47 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.85% +2.94% +3.23%

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 19 October 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 19 October 2021.

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 October 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 -213 97 £398 +9.66% 39
London -180 53 £475 +26.67% 17
UK excluding London -148 42 £353 +4.44% 24
Work from Home -229 20 £483 +13.53% 7
East of England -34 12 £425 +47.83% 3
Midlands -77 8 £455 +7.06% 2
North of England -80 7 £359 +8.64% 7
South West -46 6 £300 +14.29% 4
South East -98 6 £363 -18.08% 6
East Midlands - 6 £390 -
North West -60 4 £359 +30.36% 5
Yorkshire -46 3 - - 1
Wales -26 2 £300 -33.33%
West Midlands -67 2 £475 +11.76% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 118 (95.16%) Citrix
2 104 (83.87%) Windows
3 92 (74.19%) XenApp
4 91 (73.39%) Active Directory
5 87 (70.16%) Microsoft
6 73 (58.87%) VMware
7 59 (47.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 54 (43.55%) Microsoft 365
9 52 (41.94%) Azure
10 49 (39.52%) Windows Server
11 44 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 39 (31.45%) Windows 10
13 38 (30.65%) SCCM
14 35 (28.23%) Windows Server 2016
15 32 (25.81%) Microsoft Intune
15 32 (25.81%) PowerShell
16 31 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
17 30 (24.19%) NetScaler
18 29 (23.39%) Windows 7
18 29 (23.39%) Virtual Desktop
19 28 (22.58%) Social Skills
19 28 (22.58%) Migration
20 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
21 26 (20.97%) Ivanti
21 26 (20.97%) MS Exchange
22 25 (20.16%) VMware ESXi
23 23 (18.55%) ITIL
24 22 (17.74%) SQL
24 22 (17.74%) SharePoint
24 22 (17.74%) Hyper-V

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 26 (20.97%) MS Exchange
2 22 (17.74%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.03%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Dynamics AX
1 15 (12.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.23%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (43.55%) Microsoft 365
2 52 (41.94%) Azure
3 31 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (12.10%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (8.06%) Power Platform
5 10 (8.06%) PowerApps
6 8 (6.45%) Mimecast
7 7 (5.65%) AWS
8 5 (4.03%) OneDrive
9 4 (3.23%) IaaS
10 3 (2.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (2.42%) PaaS
11 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.19%) NetScaler
2 20 (16.13%) DHCP
3 19 (15.32%) DNS
4 15 (12.10%) Firewall
5 9 (7.26%) SAN
6 8 (6.45%) WAN
7 7 (5.65%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.84%) LAN
9 5 (4.03%) VPN
10 4 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (3.23%) NAS
10 4 (3.23%) Skype
11 3 (2.42%) IPv4
11 3 (2.42%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.42%) Network Security
11 3 (2.42%) VoIP
11 3 (2.42%) Wireless
12 2 (1.61%) SSL
12 2 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MSI
General
1 28 (22.58%) Social Skills
2 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (13.71%) Finance
4 6 (4.84%) Legal
5 4 (3.23%) Banking
5 4 (3.23%) Law
6 2 (1.61%) Billing
6 2 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (1.61%) Marketing
6 2 (1.61%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 19 (15.32%) Citrix Engineer
1 19 (15.32%) Consultant
2 15 (12.10%) Architect
2 15 (12.10%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.48%) Analyst
4 11 (8.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Applications Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) IT Support
8 6 (4.84%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Administrator
9 5 (4.03%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.10%) .NET
1 15 (12.10%) J2EE
2 1 (0.81%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.81%) LDAP
2 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.42%) CMDB
4 3 (2.42%) PKI
4 3 (2.42%) Replication
4 3 (2.42%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.61%) Clustering
5 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.81%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.81%) iPhone
6 1 (0.81%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 104 (83.87%) Windows
2 49 (39.52%) Windows Server
3 44 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (31.45%) Windows 10
5 35 (28.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (23.39%) Windows 7
7 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (12.10%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (4.03%) Linux
10 2 (1.61%) MVS
11 1 (0.81%) Android
11 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.58%) Migration
2 23 (18.55%) ITIL
3 17 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (12.10%) CRM
6 10 (8.06%) Change Management
6 10 (8.06%) Problem Management
7 9 (7.26%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
8 8 (6.45%) Service Management
9 7 (5.65%) Application Packaging
9 7 (5.65%) Architecture Roadmap
9 7 (5.65%) DevOps
9 7 (5.65%) Project Management
10 6 (4.84%) Personalization
10 6 (4.84%) Project Delivery
10 6 (4.84%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.03%) Post-Production
11 5 (4.03%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.81%) PowerShell
2 22 (17.74%) SQL
3 15 (12.10%) Java
4 2 (1.61%) C
4 2 (1.61%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) Python
5 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.87%) MCSE
4 8 (6.45%) Degree
5 7 (5.65%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (4.84%) CCA
6 6 (4.84%) CISSP
7 5 (4.03%) MCTS
8 4 (3.23%) CCNA
8 4 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.23%) MCITP
8 4 (3.23%) MCP
9 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.61%) MCSA
11 1 (0.81%) CCNP
11 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.26%) SLA
2 6 (4.84%) GDPR
3 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (74.19%) XenApp
2 91 (73.39%) Active Directory
3 59 (47.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (23.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 25 (20.16%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (17.74%) Hyper-V
7 18 (14.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (11.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 11 (8.87%) vSphere
10 5 (4.03%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (3.23%) NFS
12 3 (2.42%) BitLocker
13 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (30.65%) SCCM
2 32 (25.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (8.87%) SCOM
4 10 (8.06%) Ansible
4 10 (8.06%) SCVMM
4 10 (8.06%) vCenter Server
5 6 (4.84%) Terraform
6 5 (4.03%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (3.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (2.42%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.61%) AppDNA
9 2 (1.61%) EdgeSight
9 2 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.61%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 118 (95.16%) Citrix
2 87 (70.16%) Microsoft
3 73 (58.87%) VMware
4 26 (20.97%) Ivanti
5 15 (12.10%) Oracle
5 15 (12.10%) SAP
6 13 (10.48%) Cisco
7 11 (8.87%) HP
8 7 (5.65%) Dell
9 6 (4.84%) iManage
9 6 (4.84%) Symantec
9 6 (4.84%) Veeam
10 5 (4.03%) F5
11 4 (3.23%) Brocade
11 4 (3.23%) EMC
11 4 (3.23%) Intapp
11 4 (3.23%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.42%) McAfee
12 3 (2.42%) Shavlik
12 3 (2.42%) Sophos