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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 133 175 163
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 10 15 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.30% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 3.70% 3.30% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 39
Average daily rate £363 £300 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £242 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £468 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-44.23% +85.71%
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
270 454 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.75% 8.95% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 318 326
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 32
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £22.85 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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 30 (93.75%) Citrix
2 25 (78.13%) XenApp
3 21 (65.63%) SCCM
4 20 (62.50%) Windows
5 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
5 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
6 18 (56.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (46.88%) VMware
8 14 (43.75%) PowerShell
9 13 (40.63%) NetScaler
10 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
10 10 (31.25%) Finance
11 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
13 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (21.88%) AppSense
13 7 (21.88%) VBScript
14 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (18.75%) SCOM
15 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
15 5 (15.63%) XenServer
15 5 (15.63%) VB
15 5 (15.63%) ITIL
15 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
15 5 (15.63%) XenMobile
16 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
16 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
16 4 (12.50%) SAN
16 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
16 4 (12.50%) Investment Management

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) NetScaler
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (9.38%) SSL
3 3 (9.38%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) SNMP
5 1 (3.13%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.13%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MSI
2 1 (3.13%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Support
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Wintel Server Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
1 1 (3.13%) PKINIT
1 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.50%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) BYOD
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.13%) Social Media
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.25%) Android
7 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.13%) Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Investment Management
3 3 (9.38%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
3 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.25%) Coaching
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Network Management
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.25%) Release Management
4 2 (6.25%) Security Management
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 7 (21.88%) VBScript
3 5 (15.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) CCEA
3 1 (3.13%) CCEE
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) XenApp
2 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
3 18 (56.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (15.63%) XenServer
6 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 3 (9.38%) BitLocker
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
8 2 (6.25%) vSphere
9 1 (3.13%) DFS Replication
9 1 (3.13%) Firmware
9 1 (3.13%) MetaFrame
9 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (65.63%) SCCM
2 6 (18.75%) SCOM
3 5 (15.63%) XenMobile
4 2 (6.25%) EdgeSight
4 2 (6.25%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.13%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (3.13%) CFEngine
5 1 (3.13%) Control-M
5 1 (3.13%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) Citrix
2 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
3 15 (46.88%) VMware
4 7 (21.88%) AppSense
5 4 (12.50%) Altiris
6 3 (9.38%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) Wyse
7 2 (6.25%) BMC
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
8 1 (3.13%) Apple
8 1 (3.13%) Brocade
8 1 (3.13%) F5
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) Remedy
8 1 (3.13%) Symantec
8 1 (3.13%) ThinPrint