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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 150 184 189
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 3.86% 3.36% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 18
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £288 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £28.30 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -4.76%
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
363 536 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.73% 9.68% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 398 350
Median daily rate £450 £395 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £240 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 30
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.83 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.77% +10.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £28.30 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 23 (95.83%) Citrix
2 19 (79.17%) XenApp
3 17 (70.83%) Windows
4 16 (66.67%) SCCM
5 14 (58.33%) VMware
6 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
7 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
8 10 (41.67%) ITIL
9 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
9 9 (37.50%) Finance
10 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 8 (33.33%) HP
10 8 (33.33%) NetScaler
10 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (33.33%) SCOM
10 8 (33.33%) XenServer
11 7 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 6 (25.00%) HP SIM
12 6 (25.00%) SaaS
13 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (20.83%) DHCP
13 5 (20.83%) DNS
13 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
13 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
13 5 (20.83%) MS Office

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) SaaS
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.33%) IaaS
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 5 (20.83%) DHCP
2 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 5 (20.83%) Internet
3 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MSI
2 2 (8.33%) AdminStudio
2 2 (8.33%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix Support
4 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Packager
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SCCM Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (16.67%) Device Driver
1 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 4 (16.67%) Data Management
4 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.67%) Workflow
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.17%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.17%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) VBScript
3 2 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCA
3 1 (4.17%) CCEA
3 1 (4.17%) CCEE
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) XenApp
2 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (33.33%) XenServer
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (16.67%) Terminal Services
6 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (8.33%) vSphere
8 2 (8.33%) Xen
9 1 (4.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) SCCM
2 8 (33.33%) SCOM
3 6 (25.00%) HP SIM
4 4 (16.67%) Backup Exec
4 4 (16.67%) SCOrch
5 3 (12.50%) XenMobile
6 1 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (4.17%) Control-M
6 1 (4.17%) EdgeSight
6 1 (4.17%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Citrix
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) Symantec
6 3 (12.50%) AppSense
7 2 (8.33%) Altiris
8 1 (4.17%) BMC
8 1 (4.17%) Brocade
8 1 (4.17%) Cisco
8 1 (4.17%) NetApp
8 1 (4.17%) Rackspace
8 1 (4.17%) Wyse