Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 169 191
Rank change year-on-year -15 +22 -27
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 15 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.20% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 2.07% 1.77% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 18
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -5.49% +49.09%
10th Percentile £298 £222 £220
90th Percentile £400 £544 £481
England median daily rate £389 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -2.81% +21.21% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -28.57% +14.87%

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 725 509 617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.16% 11.31% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 321 329
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £161 £161 £162
90th Percentile £575 £543 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +16.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 38 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +9.35% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.35 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.00 £21.00 £20.25
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -

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 21 September 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
Warwickshire +12 7 £350 -9.68% 1
Birmingham -4 6 £308 -22.15% 2
Coventry - 1 £445 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
1 15 (100.00%) XenApp
2 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
5 7 (46.67%) Migration
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) IIS
6 6 (40.00%) .NET
6 6 (40.00%) JBoss
6 6 (40.00%) Service Management
6 6 (40.00%) Change Management
6 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
6 6 (40.00%) WildFly
7 5 (33.33%) NetScaler
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
8 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
8 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (20.00%) SQL
9 3 (20.00%) DNS

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 7 (46.67%) IIS
2 6 (40.00%) JBoss
2 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (40.00%) WildFly
3 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (13.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (13.33%) NAS
3 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Applications Support
1 6 (40.00%) Technical Support
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Support Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Support Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) FMCG
3 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
1 7 (46.67%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Change Management
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) BCP
4 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Tech Ops
5 1 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) XenApp
2 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
6 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
6 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
6 1 (6.67%) vSphere
6 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) EdgeSight
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Asigra
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) BT
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) EMC