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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 175 182 170
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 17 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.32% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 3.40% 4.06% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 33
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£410 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
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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
500 468 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.21% 7.83% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 328 338
Average daily rate £400 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 43
Average hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 25 (83.33%) Citrix
1 25 (83.33%) XenApp
2 20 (66.67%) Windows
3 17 (56.67%) VMware
4 14 (46.67%) Finance
5 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
6 12 (40.00%) vSphere
7 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (33.33%) NetScaler
9 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
9 9 (30.00%) SCCM
9 9 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
11 6 (20.00%) AppSense
11 6 (20.00%) Migration
12 5 (16.67%) XenServer
12 5 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (16.67%) XenMobile
13 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (13.33%) Project Management
13 4 (13.33%) CCA
13 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (13.33%) NetApp
13 4 (13.33%) ITIL
13 4 (13.33%) Application Packaging
14 3 (10.00%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Lync
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 3 (10.00%) DHCP
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
3 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.33%) NAS
4 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) WinDbg
2 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
2 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 14 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Architect
1 5 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Administrator
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Trainer
4 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) IT Trainer
4 1 (3.33%) Wintel Support
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) WCF
3 1 (3.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) BYOD
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Symmetrix
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Debian
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Time Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITSM
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security Management
5 1 (3.33%) Security Management
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security
5 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.33%) Service Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) VBScript
3 2 (6.67%) VB
3 2 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (13.33%) CCA
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.00%) MCSE
3 3 (10.00%) CCEA
3 3 (10.00%) CCIA
4 2 (6.67%) CCEE
4 2 (6.67%) CCAA
4 2 (6.67%) MCSA
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.67%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) CISSP
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 25 (83.33%) XenApp
2 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (40.00%) vSphere
4 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (16.67%) XenServer
7 2 (6.67%) vCloud
7 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
7 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.33%) NFS
8 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) SCCM
2 5 (16.67%) XenMobile
3 2 (6.67%) EdgeSight
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 2 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Citrix
2 17 (56.67%) VMware
3 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.00%) AppSense
5 4 (13.33%) NetApp
6 3 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) EMC
6 3 (10.00%) Symantec
7 2 (6.67%) Websense
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco
8 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.33%) Wyse
8 1 (3.33%) Altiris
8 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.33%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) Intel
8 1 (3.33%) Dell
8 1 (3.33%) CommVault
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
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