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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 194 175 188
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.41% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 2.58% 4.41% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 26
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£450 £302 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.00% -28.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £213 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.30 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +31.50%
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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
543 544 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.27% 9.37% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 387 383
Average daily rate £413 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 53
Average hourly rate £21.88 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £25.40 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 28 (90.32%) Citrix
2 27 (87.10%) XenApp
3 18 (58.06%) VMware
4 17 (54.84%) Windows
5 13 (41.94%) Finance
6 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (38.71%) PowerShell
6 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
7 11 (35.48%) SCCM
7 11 (35.48%) vSphere
8 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
8 9 (29.03%) NetScaler
9 8 (25.81%) ITIL
10 7 (22.58%) XenServer
10 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
10 7 (22.58%) Migration
10 7 (22.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (19.35%) XenMobile
12 5 (16.13%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (16.13%) HP
12 5 (16.13%) AppSense
12 5 (16.13%) Change Management
12 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
13 4 (12.90%) ITIL V3
13 4 (12.90%) DNS
13 4 (12.90%) VBScript
13 4 (12.90%) SAN
13 4 (12.90%) CCA

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) Lync
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) NetScaler
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) SAN
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
4 1 (3.23%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) Intranet
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) WinDbg
2 1 (3.23%) MSI
2 1 (3.23%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) Citrix Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Trainer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Trainer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.45%) WCF
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) X-Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) BYOD
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) UNIX
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) Debian
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.23%) Time Management
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security
7 1 (3.23%) Security Patching
7 1 (3.23%) Server Building
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.23%) Software Distribution
7 1 (3.23%) ITSM
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security Management
7 1 (3.23%) Security Management
7 1 (3.23%) Service Management
7 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.90%) VBScript
3 3 (9.68%) VB
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (12.90%) CCA
2 4 (12.90%) CCIA
3 3 (9.68%) CCAA
3 3 (9.68%) MCSE
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) CCEA
4 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) VCAP
5 1 (3.23%) CCEE
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.23%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) MOS
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.23%) MCITP
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (87.10%) XenApp
2 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (35.48%) vSphere
4 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (22.58%) XenServer
5 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (6.45%) vCloud
6 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.23%) MetaFrame
6 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) SCCM
2 6 (19.35%) XenMobile
3 4 (12.90%) EdgeSight
4 3 (9.68%) SCOM
5 2 (6.45%) HP SIM
5 2 (6.45%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (6.45%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (6.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
6 1 (3.23%) Control-M
6 1 (3.23%) WMI
6 1 (3.23%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Citrix
2 18 (58.06%) VMware
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) AppSense
4 5 (16.13%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) EMC
5 2 (6.45%) Symantec
5 2 (6.45%) Wyse
5 2 (6.45%) BMC
6 1 (3.23%) CommVault
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.23%) Adobe
6 1 (3.23%) Sun
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Intel
6 1 (3.23%) Google
6 1 (3.23%) Splunk