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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 168 167 173
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 5 18 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.39% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 1.33% 3.95% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 32
Median daily rate £437 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.18% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £347 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £363 £308
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +17.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £15.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+72.58% -29.14%
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
375 456 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.96% 9.82% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 341 433
Median daily rate £450 £425 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £255 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 46
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £23.75 £85.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 18 (94.74%) Citrix
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) XenApp
3 13 (68.42%) SCCM
4 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 11 (57.89%) VMware
5 10 (52.63%) HP
5 10 (52.63%) NetScaler
5 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
7 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
7 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
8 7 (36.84%) Finance
8 7 (36.84%) SCOM
8 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
9 4 (21.05%) Device Driver
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (21.05%) Symantec
9 4 (21.05%) DNS
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL
9 4 (21.05%) DHCP
9 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
9 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
9 4 (21.05%) XenServer
10 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
10 3 (15.79%) Xen
10 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management

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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) NetScaler
2 4 (21.05%) DHCP
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) SAN
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) FTP
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Citrix Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Support
3 2 (10.53%) Cloud Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Applications Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Device Driver
2 2 (10.53%) Cloud Native
2 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
7 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Application Discovery
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
3 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
3 2 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (10.53%) Use Case
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.53%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) XenApp
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
4 4 (21.05%) XenServer
5 3 (15.79%) Xen
6 2 (10.53%) BitLocker
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (10.53%) DFS Replication
6 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
6 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) SCCM
2 7 (36.84%) SCOM
3 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
3 2 (10.53%) HP SIM
3 2 (10.53%) SCOrch
3 2 (10.53%) WSUS
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SCVMM
4 1 (5.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Citrix
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) HP
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) Symantec
6 3 (15.79%) Dell
6 3 (15.79%) Juniper
7 2 (10.53%) Apple
7 2 (10.53%) AppSense
7 2 (10.53%) Google
8 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
8 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco
8 1 (5.26%) CommVault
8 1 (5.26%) IBM
8 1 (5.26%) Mitel
8 1 (5.26%) NetApp
8 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
8 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds