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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 156 195 184
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -11
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 42 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 0.47% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 7.22% 4.93% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 31
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.92% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £12.79 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+71.03% -30.86%
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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
582 690 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.01% 9.56% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 452 350
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 48 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £14.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.35 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014, 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 57 (90.48%) Citrix
2 53 (84.13%) Windows
3 47 (74.60%) XenApp
4 32 (50.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (47.62%) VMware
6 26 (41.27%) SCCM
7 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
8 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
8 23 (36.51%) Windows 7
9 19 (30.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (28.57%) NetScaler
11 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (25.40%) Finance
12 15 (23.81%) EMC
13 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (20.63%) DNS
14 12 (19.05%) SQL
14 12 (19.05%) XenServer
14 12 (19.05%) vSphere
15 10 (15.87%) SAN
15 10 (15.87%) Banking
16 9 (14.29%) Application Packaging
16 9 (14.29%) ITIL
17 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
17 8 (12.70%) HP
17 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
18 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
18 7 (11.11%) AppSense
18 7 (11.11%) Clustering
18 7 (11.11%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 13 (20.63%) DNS
3 10 (15.87%) SAN
4 6 (9.52%) DHCP
5 3 (4.76%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.76%) LAN
5 3 (4.76%) WAN
5 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.76%) Firewall
6 2 (3.17%) VPN
7 1 (1.59%) SSL
7 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.59%) SNMP
7 1 (1.59%) DMZ
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MSI
2 1 (1.59%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.59%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Legal
4 4 (6.35%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Consultant
2 9 (14.29%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Administrator
2 9 (14.29%) Architect
3 8 (12.70%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Server Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Citrix Support
4 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Server Support
5 5 (7.94%) Server Support Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Citrix Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) Linux Support
7 3 (4.76%) Citrix Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Server Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Citrix Specialist
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Clustering
2 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 53 (84.13%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (36.51%) Windows 7
4 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.52%) Linux
6 6 (9.52%) UNIX
6 6 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) ITIL
2 6 (9.52%) Migration
3 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
4 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.76%) Coaching
5 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.76%) Change Management
5 3 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.17%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.17%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.17%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.59%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.59%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.76%) VBScript
3 3 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (4.76%) CCEE
2 3 (4.76%) CCA
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) MCSA
3 2 (3.17%) CCEA
4 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) MCSE
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.59%) MCITP
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
1 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (74.60%) XenApp
2 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 19 (30.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (19.05%) XenServer
5 12 (19.05%) vSphere
6 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
7 5 (7.94%) VMware ESX
8 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (4.76%) Xen
10 2 (3.17%) Firmware
11 1 (1.59%) vCloud
11 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 26 (41.27%) SCCM
2 7 (11.11%) SCOM
3 4 (6.35%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (6.35%) HP SIM
3 4 (6.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 3 (4.76%) XenMobile
5 2 (3.17%) WSUS
5 2 (3.17%) Control-M
5 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.59%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (90.48%) Citrix
2 30 (47.62%) VMware
3 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
4 15 (23.81%) EMC
5 8 (12.70%) HP
6 7 (11.11%) AppSense
7 6 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 6 (9.52%) Hitachi
8 5 (7.94%) Cisco
8 5 (7.94%) LANDesk
9 4 (6.35%) Altiris
9 4 (6.35%) BMC
10 3 (4.76%) Remedy
10 3 (4.76%) Wyse
11 2 (3.17%) McAfee
11 2 (3.17%) NetApp
12 1 (1.59%) Compaq
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