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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 397 447
Rank change year-on-year -103 +50  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 107 272 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.51% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.04% 4.06% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 172 126
Median daily rate £408 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.38% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.38 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.89% +11.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -21.87% +25.49%  

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 5251 6694 5913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3369 4129 3336
Median daily rate £402 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £203 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 469 616
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.02 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -86 101 £408 +25.38% 41
London -30 48 £475 +14.45% 15
South East +24 20 £405 -4.76% 5
Hampshire - 15 £408 - 3
East of England 0 9 £475 +150.00% 1
Scotland +2 6 £425 +30.56%
South West +1 6 £600 +100.00% 5
City of London -12 6 £475 +18.75% 5
East Midlands -4 5 £125 -70.58%
Wiltshire - 5 £600 -
Swindon - 5 £600 -
Yorkshire +24 4 £360 +10.76% 2
West Midlands +13 4 £381 -15.27% 7
Edinburgh 0 4 £428 +28.57%
Hertfordshire -1 4 £488 +87.50% 1
Derbyshire -12 4 £125 -70.58%
Derby - 4 £125 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
North West +23 3 £363 +5.07% 6
West Yorkshire +14 3 £360 +10.76% 1
Warwickshire +13 3 £388 - 1
Huntingdon - 3 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 3 £388 - 1
Leeds +19 2 £345 +6.15%
West Sussex +16 2 - -
Surrey -2 2 £228 -47.58%
Merseyside - 2 - -
Hatfield - 2 £488 -
Winchester - 2 £403 -
Renfrewshire +44 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 231 (93.52%) Citrix
2 172 (69.64%) Windows
3 165 (66.80%) XenApp
4 147 (59.51%) VMware
5 138 (55.87%) Microsoft
6 106 (42.91%) Active Directory
7 94 (38.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 90 (36.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 87 (35.22%) Windows Server
10 71 (28.74%) PowerShell
11 70 (28.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 69 (27.94%) Finance
13 64 (25.91%) SCCM
14 63 (25.51%) AppSense
15 62 (25.10%) NetScaler
16 59 (23.89%) Windows Server 2012
17 55 (22.27%) Windows 7
18 54 (21.86%) Hyper-V
19 50 (20.24%) VMware ESXi
20 48 (19.43%) Cisco
21 45 (18.22%) Security Cleared
22 44 (17.81%) HP
23 43 (17.41%) MS Exchange
24 40 (16.19%) Thin Client
24 40 (16.19%) Fat Client
24 40 (16.19%) Skype for Business
25 39 (15.79%) XenServer
25 39 (15.79%) SAN
26 37 (14.98%) Office 365
27 33 (13.36%) ITIL

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 43 (17.41%) MS Exchange
2 40 (16.19%) Skype for Business
3 25 (10.12%) SharePoint
4 22 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.83%) IBM Notes
7 7 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.43%) IIS
9 2 (0.81%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
10 1 (0.40%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) nginx
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.98%) Office 365
2 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.64%) OneDrive
3 7 (2.83%) IaaS
3 7 (2.83%) PaaS
4 6 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.21%) Yammer
6 2 (0.81%) G Suite
6 2 (0.81%) SaaS
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 62 (25.10%) NetScaler
2 39 (15.79%) SAN
3 27 (10.93%) DNS
4 23 (9.31%) DHCP
5 18 (7.29%) Firewall
6 14 (5.67%) VPN
7 13 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (5.26%) Internet
7 13 (5.26%) NAS
8 11 (4.45%) Skype
9 10 (4.05%) BIG-IP
9 10 (4.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (3.64%) LAN
11 7 (2.83%) WAN
12 5 (2.02%) SMTP
13 4 (1.62%) TCP/IP
13 4 (1.62%) VSAN
13 4 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.62%) Wireless
14 3 (1.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.21%) DB2
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Power BI
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (4.86%) MSI
2 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.40%) JIRA
General
1 69 (27.94%) Finance
2 24 (9.72%) Banking
3 8 (3.24%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.62%) Back Office
4 4 (1.62%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.62%) Law
4 4 (1.62%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.81%) Electronics
5 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (16.19%) Analyst
2 36 (14.57%) Architect
3 32 (12.96%) Citrix Engineer
4 29 (11.74%) Consultant
5 21 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (8.10%) Citrix Consultant
7 17 (6.88%) Designer
7 17 (6.88%) Desktop Support
8 16 (6.48%) Support Engineer
9 15 (6.07%) Solutions Designer
10 14 (5.67%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (5.67%) VMware Engineer
11 12 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.86%) Citrix Analyst
11 12 (4.86%) Citrix Specialist
11 12 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (4.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 11 (4.45%) Support Analyst
12 11 (4.45%) Wintel Engineer
13 10 (4.05%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.21%) .NET
1 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.81%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.40%) COM
3 1 (0.40%) Node.js
3 1 (0.40%) RESTful
3 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.19%) Fat Client
1 40 (16.19%) Thin Client
2 27 (10.93%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.07%) Blackberry
4 15 (6.07%) Clustering
5 7 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.43%) CESG
6 6 (2.43%) iSeries
7 5 (2.02%) AS400
7 5 (2.02%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.62%) iPad
8 4 (1.62%) iPhone
8 4 (1.62%) PKI
8 4 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.21%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.21%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.21%) User Experience
10 2 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 172 (69.64%) Windows
2 94 (38.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (35.22%) Windows Server
4 59 (23.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (22.27%) Windows 7
6 24 (9.72%) Linux
6 24 (9.72%) Windows 10
7 18 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.86%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.05%) Apple iOS
9 10 (4.05%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.43%) Android
11 4 (1.62%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.21%) CentOS
12 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.21%) Unix
13 2 (0.81%) AIX
13 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.81%) Solaris
13 2 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.36%) ITIL
2 22 (8.91%) Migration
3 21 (8.50%) Application Packaging
3 21 (8.50%) TOGAF
4 15 (6.07%) Incident Management
5 12 (4.86%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 12 (4.86%) DevOps
6 11 (4.45%) Protective Monitoring
7 10 (4.05%) Project Management
8 9 (3.64%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (3.24%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (3.24%) Server Building
9 8 (3.24%) Service Management
10 7 (2.83%) Change Management
10 7 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (2.83%) High Availability
10 7 (2.83%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (2.43%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.43%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (2.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (28.74%) PowerShell
2 22 (8.91%) SQL
3 19 (7.69%) VBScript
4 8 (3.24%) C
5 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.21%) C#
6 3 (1.21%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.81%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) Java
8 1 (0.40%) Perl
8 1 (0.40%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) Python
8 1 (0.40%) Ruby
8 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (18.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 17 (6.88%) Citrix Certification
4 17 (6.88%) DV Cleared
5 13 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (4.05%) MCSE
7 6 (2.43%) MCP
8 5 (2.02%) CCA
9 4 (1.62%) Degree
9 4 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.62%) VCP6
10 3 (1.21%) CCNA
10 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.21%) MCITP
11 2 (0.81%) CCEA
11 2 (0.81%) HNC
11 2 (0.81%) MCSA
12 1 (0.40%) PMP
12 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.45%) GPG13
2 6 (2.43%) SLA
3 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 165 (66.80%) XenApp
2 106 (42.91%) Active Directory
3 90 (36.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (28.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 54 (21.86%) Hyper-V
6 50 (20.24%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (15.79%) XenServer
8 30 (12.15%) vSphere
9 22 (8.91%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (4.86%) BitLocker
11 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (3.24%) Terminal Server
13 7 (2.83%) DFS Replication
14 4 (1.62%) SRDF
15 3 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (1.21%) vCloud
15 3 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (1.21%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 64 (25.91%) SCCM
2 14 (5.67%) AppDNA
3 13 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (4.05%) SCOM
5 9 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (2.43%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.43%) PowerCLI
7 6 (2.43%) vCenter Server
7 6 (2.43%) WSUS
7 6 (2.43%) XenMobile
8 5 (2.02%) EdgeSight
8 5 (2.02%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.21%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.21%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 231 (93.52%) Citrix
2 147 (59.51%) VMware
3 138 (55.87%) Microsoft
4 63 (25.51%) AppSense
5 48 (19.43%) Cisco
6 44 (17.81%) HP
7 24 (9.72%) Wyse
8 22 (8.91%) Symantec
9 19 (7.69%) EMC
10 18 (7.29%) Dell
10 18 (7.29%) Palo Alto
11 12 (4.86%) F5
12 11 (4.45%) IBM
13 10 (4.05%) Altiris
13 10 (4.05%) ServiceNow
14 8 (3.24%) NetApp
15 7 (2.83%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.83%) Lotus
15 7 (2.83%) ThinPrint
16 6 (2.43%) LANDesk
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