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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 166 197 172
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -25
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 37 30 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.42% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 6.26% 4.53% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 35
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £505 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.81% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +12.75%
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
591 662 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.02% 9.36% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 428 332
Average daily rate £375 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 57
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £30.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 55 (96.49%) Citrix
2 48 (84.21%) Windows
3 44 (77.19%) XenApp
4 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (52.63%) VMware
6 25 (43.86%) SCCM
7 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
8 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
9 19 (33.33%) Windows 7
10 18 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (29.82%) NetScaler
11 17 (29.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (26.32%) EMC
13 13 (22.81%) XenServer
14 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (21.05%) DNS
14 12 (21.05%) SQL
14 12 (21.05%) Finance
15 11 (19.30%) SAN
16 10 (17.54%) vSphere
17 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (15.79%) Banking
18 8 (14.04%) HP
19 7 (12.28%) ITIL
19 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
19 7 (12.28%) Application Packaging
19 7 (12.28%) Clustering
19 7 (12.28%) AppSense
19 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
20 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.82%) NetScaler
2 12 (21.05%) DNS
3 11 (19.30%) SAN
4 6 (10.53%) DHCP
5 4 (7.02%) LAN
5 4 (7.02%) WAN
5 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.02%) Firewall
5 4 (7.02%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.51%) VPN
7 1 (1.75%) SSL
7 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.75%) SNMP
7 1 (1.75%) DMZ
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MSI
2 1 (1.75%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.75%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.75%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Legal
4 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Architect
2 9 (15.79%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Administrator
3 8 (14.04%) Support Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Consultant
4 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Citrix Support
5 6 (10.53%) Server Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Citrix Administrator
6 5 (8.77%) Server Support Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Server Support
6 5 (8.77%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.51%) Wintel Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Wintel Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Server Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Clustering
2 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Firmware
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 48 (84.21%) Windows
2 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.53%) UNIX
6 6 (10.53%) Linux
6 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) ITIL
2 6 (10.53%) Migration
3 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.26%) Coaching
5 3 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (3.51%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.75%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (1.75%) Time Management
7 1 (1.75%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.75%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.75%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.75%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) VB
4 2 (3.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.26%) CCA
2 3 (5.26%) CCEE
3 2 (3.51%) MCSA
3 2 (3.51%) CCEA
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (77.19%) XenApp
2 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
3 18 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (29.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (22.81%) XenServer
6 10 (17.54%) vSphere
7 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
8 5 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (7.02%) Xen
9 4 (7.02%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (43.86%) SCCM
2 5 (8.77%) SCOM
3 3 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (5.26%) HP SIM
3 3 (5.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 3 (5.26%) XenMobile
4 2 (3.51%) Control-M
5 1 (1.75%) WSUS
5 1 (1.75%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 55 (96.49%) Citrix
2 30 (52.63%) VMware
3 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
4 15 (26.32%) EMC
5 8 (14.04%) HP
6 7 (12.28%) AppSense
7 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 6 (10.53%) Cisco
7 6 (10.53%) Hitachi
8 3 (5.26%) BMC
8 3 (5.26%) Remedy
8 3 (5.26%) Altiris
8 3 (5.26%) LANDesk
9 2 (3.51%) Wyse
9 2 (3.51%) NetApp
10 1 (1.75%) Compaq
10 1 (1.75%) McAfee
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £540 - £565 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago