The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 168 162 168
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 18 39 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 4.22% 7.62% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 15
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£313 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £730 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £230 £348
% change year-on-year
+52.39% -33.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -20.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
427 512 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.61% 8.56% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 331 277
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £229 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 67
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £24.30 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the City of London region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the City of London region.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XenDesktop.

1 50 (83.33%) Windows
2 49 (81.67%) XenApp
3 47 (78.33%) Citrix
4 32 (53.33%) VMware
5 28 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (45.00%) Active Directory
7 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
7 23 (38.33%) SCCM
8 22 (36.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (35.00%) Finance
10 20 (33.33%) Windows 7
11 15 (25.00%) vSphere
11 15 (25.00%) NetScaler
11 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (21.67%) SCOM
13 13 (21.67%) EMC
13 13 (21.67%) DNS
14 12 (20.00%) Application Packaging
15 11 (18.33%) Banking
16 10 (16.67%) MSI
17 9 (15.00%) NetApp
17 9 (15.00%) SAN
17 9 (15.00%) AppSense
18 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
18 8 (13.33%) DHCP
19 7 (11.67%) Linux
19 7 (11.67%) ITIL
19 7 (11.67%) UNIX
19 7 (11.67%) LANDesk

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XenDesktop. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 13 (21.67%) DNS
3 9 (15.00%) SAN
4 8 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (3.33%) Internet
5 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.33%) SNMP
6 1 (1.67%) Firewall
6 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 11 (18.33%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Consultant
2 10 (16.67%) Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Server Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Architect
5 5 (8.33%) Server Support Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Server Support
6 4 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Linux Support
7 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.00%) SCCM Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Wintel Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.67%) Clustering
3 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.33%) SecurID
5 1 (1.67%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 50 (83.33%) Windows
2 28 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (11.67%) Linux
5 7 (11.67%) UNIX
6 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.67%) ITIL
2 6 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.00%) Software Deployment
4 3 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (5.00%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (3.33%) Network Management
5 2 (3.33%) Migration
5 2 (3.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.33%) Service Management
5 2 (3.33%) Process Management
6 1 (1.67%) Project Management
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (1.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) VBScript
2 2 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.00%) CCEA
3 3 (5.00%) MCSA
3 3 (5.00%) MCITP
3 3 (5.00%) CCEE
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.33%) CCA
5 1 (1.67%) CISSP
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 49 (81.67%) XenApp
2 27 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (36.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (25.00%) vSphere
5 14 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (10.00%) VMware ESX
7 5 (8.33%) XenServer
8 3 (5.00%) Firmware
8 3 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.67%) NFS
9 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (38.33%) SCCM
2 13 (21.67%) SCOM
3 4 (6.67%) HP SIM
3 4 (6.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (5.00%) SCVMM
4 3 (5.00%) WSUS
4 3 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.00%) EdgeSight
5 2 (3.33%) XenMobile
5 2 (3.33%) Control-M
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 47 (78.33%) Citrix
2 32 (53.33%) VMware
3 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (21.67%) EMC
5 9 (15.00%) NetApp
5 9 (15.00%) AppSense
6 7 (11.67%) LANDesk
7 6 (10.00%) Altiris
7 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (10.00%) Hitachi
8 5 (8.33%) HP
9 4 (6.67%) BMC
10 3 (5.00%) McAfee
10 3 (5.00%) Wyse
11 2 (3.33%) Websense
11 2 (3.33%) Cisco
12 1 (1.67%) Juniper
12 1 (1.67%) Dell
12 1 (1.67%) Symantec
12 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
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