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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 151 200 183
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -17
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.72% 2.45% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 18
Median daily rate £400 £450 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +49.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £338 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £510 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £28.30 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+75.75% -31.25%
XenDesktop
London

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
376 571 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.19% 9.66% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 411 395
Median daily rate £474 £413 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 29 44
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.83 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.24% +23.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 29 (100.00%) Citrix
2 21 (72.41%) XenApp
3 20 (68.97%) SCCM
3 20 (68.97%) Windows
4 18 (62.07%) VMware
5 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
6 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (44.83%) PowerShell
7 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (44.83%) HP
7 13 (44.83%) Windows Server
8 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
9 11 (37.93%) NetScaler
9 11 (37.93%) SCOM
9 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (34.48%) Finance
11 9 (31.03%) ITIL
12 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
13 7 (24.14%) VMware ESX
13 7 (24.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (24.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (24.14%) XenServer
14 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (20.69%) SaaS
14 6 (20.69%) Asset Management
14 6 (20.69%) Symantec
14 6 (20.69%) Device Driver
14 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
15 5 (17.24%) DHCP

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) SaaS
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.90%) IaaS
3 2 (6.90%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Office 365
4 1 (3.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) NetScaler
2 5 (17.24%) DHCP
2 5 (17.24%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) Internet
3 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.34%) SAN
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MSI
2 2 (6.90%) AdminStudio
2 2 (6.90%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Citrix Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Applications Packager
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Support
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Applications Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Device Driver
2 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Fat Client
2 4 (13.79%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Native
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Replication
5 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows Server
2 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
6 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (20.69%) Asset Management
3 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (17.24%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Data Management
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
5 4 (13.79%) Workflow
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Application Discovery
7 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
7 2 (6.90%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) Software Distribution
7 2 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (6.90%) Use Case
7 2 (6.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 1 (3.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.90%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) CCA
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) XenApp
2 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
3 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (24.14%) VMware ESX
4 7 (24.14%) XenServer
5 5 (17.24%) Xen
6 4 (13.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (13.79%) Terminal Services
6 4 (13.79%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (6.90%) BitLocker
7 2 (6.90%) DFS Replication
7 2 (6.90%) vSphere
8 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (68.97%) SCCM
2 11 (37.93%) SCOM
3 5 (17.24%) HP SIM
4 4 (13.79%) Backup Exec
4 4 (13.79%) SCOrch
5 3 (10.34%) XenMobile
6 2 (6.90%) WSUS
7 1 (3.45%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (3.45%) Control-M
7 1 (3.45%) EdgeSight
7 1 (3.45%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (62.07%) VMware
3 13 (44.83%) HP
4 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Symantec
6 3 (10.34%) Dell
6 3 (10.34%) Juniper
7 2 (6.90%) Apple
7 2 (6.90%) AppSense
7 2 (6.90%) Google
8 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.45%) BMC
8 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco
8 1 (3.45%) CommVault
8 1 (3.45%) Mitel
8 1 (3.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
8 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.45%) Wyse