The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 181 177 181
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 22 36 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 4.13% 5.95% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 42
Average daily rate
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£301 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.17% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £328 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -23.15%
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
533 605 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.11% 8.51% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 376 339
Average daily rate £325 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 57
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £48.40 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
XenDesktop
London

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 43 (75.44%) XenApp
3 40 (70.18%) Windows
4 27 (47.37%) VMware
5 24 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 23 (40.35%) Windows 7
7 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (31.58%) SCCM
10 17 (29.82%) NetScaler
11 14 (24.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
12 12 (21.05%) XenServer
13 10 (17.54%) ITIL
13 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
13 10 (17.54%) Requirements Management
14 9 (15.79%) Cisco
14 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (14.04%) Use Case
15 8 (14.04%) SQL
15 8 (14.04%) AppSense
16 7 (12.28%) Finance
16 7 (12.28%) MS Exchange
16 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
16 7 (12.28%) vSphere
17 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
17 6 (10.53%) HP
17 6 (10.53%) EMC
17 6 (10.53%) DNS
17 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (12.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.26%) Lync
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) ReMetrica
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.82%) NetScaler
2 6 (10.53%) DNS
3 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.77%) Firewall
3 5 (8.77%) Unified Communications
4 4 (7.02%) LAN
4 4 (7.02%) WAN
4 4 (7.02%) SAN
5 3 (5.26%) DHCP
5 3 (5.26%) Internet
6 2 (3.51%) VPN
7 1 (1.75%) DMZ
7 1 (1.75%) SSL
7 1 (1.75%) MPLS
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MSI
2 2 (3.51%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.75%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.75%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Legal
3 4 (7.02%) Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Law
5 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Architect
1 9 (15.79%) Administrator
2 8 (14.04%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Consultant
3 6 (10.53%) Citrix Support
4 5 (8.77%) Citrix Administrator
4 5 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Citrix Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Applications Packager
7 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.51%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.51%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (70.18%) Windows
2 23 (40.35%) Windows 7
3 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) ITIL
1 10 (17.54%) Risk Management
1 10 (17.54%) Requirements Management
2 8 (14.04%) Use Case
3 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (8.77%) Migration
5 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.26%) Change Management
5 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.26%) Software Distribution
6 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.51%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.51%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.75%) Project Management
7 1 (1.75%) Service Management
7 1 (1.75%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (1.75%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.26%) CCA
3 2 (3.51%) CCEA
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) CCEE
3 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) MCSA
4 1 (1.75%) CCNP
4 1 (1.75%) CCNA
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (75.44%) XenApp
2 24 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 20 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (24.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (21.05%) XenServer
6 7 (12.28%) vSphere
6 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
7 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (7.02%) Xen
8 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (31.58%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.51%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.75%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (96.49%) Citrix
2 27 (47.37%) VMware
3 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.79%) Cisco
5 8 (14.04%) AppSense
6 6 (10.53%) EMC
6 6 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (3.51%) IBM
7 2 (3.51%) NetApp
7 2 (3.51%) Remedy
7 2 (3.51%) Intel
7 2 (3.51%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.75%) Altiris
8 1 (1.75%) McAfee
8 1 (1.75%) Wyse
8 1 (1.75%) Compaq
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