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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 167 154 172
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 33 54 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.79% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 6.73% 9.28% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 48 20
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£425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £625 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £260 £350
% change year-on-year
+37.59% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +65.33%
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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
490 582 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.68% 8.56% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 388 315
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 62
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £24.20 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 (82.61%) Windows
2 56 (81.16%) Citrix
2 56 (81.16%) XenApp
3 34 (49.28%) VMware
4 33 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
6 26 (37.68%) SCCM
7 24 (34.78%) Windows 7
8 23 (33.33%) Finance
8 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 21 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (24.64%) DNS
11 16 (23.19%) vSphere
11 16 (23.19%) NetScaler
12 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (18.84%) EMC
13 13 (18.84%) SCOM
13 13 (18.84%) Application Packaging
14 11 (15.94%) AppSense
14 11 (15.94%) MSI
15 10 (14.49%) MS Excel
16 9 (13.04%) DHCP
16 9 (13.04%) SQL
16 9 (13.04%) ITIL
16 9 (13.04%) SAN
16 9 (13.04%) Banking
17 8 (11.59%) LANDesk
18 7 (10.14%) NetApp
18 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.45%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) DNS
2 16 (23.19%) NetScaler
3 9 (13.04%) DHCP
3 9 (13.04%) SAN
4 2 (2.90%) SNMP
4 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.90%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.45%) MPLS
5 1 (1.45%) VPN
5 1 (1.45%) SSL
5 1 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MSI
General
1 23 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Law
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Consultant
2 10 (14.49%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Server Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Server Support Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Citrix Consultant
5 5 (7.25%) Server Support
5 5 (7.25%) Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Linux Support
7 3 (4.35%) Citrix Specialist
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.35%) SCCM Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.80%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) SecurID
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 57 (82.61%) Windows
2 33 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (34.78%) Windows 7
4 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.70%) Linux
5 6 (8.70%) UNIX
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.04%) ITIL
2 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 5 (7.25%) TOGAF
4 4 (5.80%) Migration
5 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.35%) Change Management
5 3 (4.35%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.35%) Software Deployment
5 3 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.35%) Coaching
5 3 (4.35%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.90%) Network Management
6 2 (2.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.90%) VBScript
3 2 (2.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (5.80%) CCEE
2 4 (5.80%) CCA
2 4 (5.80%) CCEA
2 4 (5.80%) MCSA
3 2 (2.90%) MCITP
3 2 (2.90%) MCSE
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (81.16%) XenApp
2 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
3 21 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (23.19%) vSphere
5 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (8.70%) XenServer
7 5 (7.25%) VMware ESX
8 3 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (4.35%) Firmware
8 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.45%) NFS
9 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (37.68%) SCCM
2 13 (18.84%) SCOM
3 4 (5.80%) HP SIM
3 4 (5.80%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (5.80%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (4.35%) WSUS
4 3 (4.35%) SCVMM
4 3 (4.35%) XenMobile
4 3 (4.35%) EdgeSight
4 3 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.90%) Control-M
6 1 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 56 (81.16%) Citrix
2 34 (49.28%) VMware
3 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.84%) EMC
5 11 (15.94%) AppSense
6 8 (11.59%) LANDesk
7 7 (10.14%) NetApp
8 6 (8.70%) Red Hat
8 6 (8.70%) Hitachi
8 6 (8.70%) Altiris
9 5 (7.25%) HP
10 4 (5.80%) BMC
10 4 (5.80%) Wyse
11 3 (4.35%) Remedy
11 3 (4.35%) McAfee
12 1 (1.45%) Symantec
12 1 (1.45%) Websense
12 1 (1.45%) Cisco
12 1 (1.45%) Dell
12 1 (1.45%) Infoblox
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