Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 February 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 170 197
Rank change year-on-year -19 +27 -24
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 19 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.38% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 2.53% 3.56% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 1
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -13.22% +33.85%
England median daily rate £400 £389 £350
% change year-on-year +2.89% +11.07% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £20.33 £60.00 £22.34
% change year-on-year -66.13% +168.64% +1.64%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 750 506 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.24% 10.66% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 290 242
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +7.94%
10th Percentile £172 £150 £120
90th Percentile £544 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 45 53
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.13 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.04% -6.67% +16.28%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.15 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.50 £38.10 £21.47
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the West Midlands

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the West Midlands

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the West Midlands

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. 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
Shropshire - 7 £400 -
Birmingham +15 6 £400 +28.00% 2
Warwickshire +6 4 £350 -10.26%
Coventry -12 2 £383 +0.66% 1
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 19 (100.00%) Citrix
2 16 (84.21%) XenApp
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) SCCM
7 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (26.32%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
7 5 (26.32%) BCP
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (21.05%) Office 365
8 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (21.05%) IIS
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Service Management
9 3 (15.79%) Change Management
9 3 (15.79%) McAfee
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
9 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (15.79%) .NET
9 3 (15.79%) JBoss
9 3 (15.79%) WildFly

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) JBoss
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) WildFly
3 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (21.05%) Office 365
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
2 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
2 2 (10.53%) NAS
2 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) AdminStudio
1 2 (10.53%) MSI
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Applications Support
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Support
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Packager
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.26%) FlexPod
4 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) BCP
1 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
1 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity Planning
1 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Thinking
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) PMO
2 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) XenApp
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) McAfee
4 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.53%) Asigra
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) BT
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Veeam