The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 88 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.58% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 4.92% 4.02% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
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£301 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% -2.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £15.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +12.75%
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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 East Midlands region.

System Software Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
183 199 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.85% 11.98% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 94 53
Average daily rate £338 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £72 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +12.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.28 £10.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £21.73 £19.40
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 East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the East Midlands region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the East Midlands region.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +9 5 - -
Northamptonshire +7 2 £301 -17.10%
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 21 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) XenApp
3 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
4 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
5 10 (47.62%) Migration
5 10 (47.62%) LAN
5 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (42.86%) WAN
6 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 8 (38.10%) MS Office
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (33.33%) Thin Client
8 7 (33.33%) Fat Client
9 6 (28.57%) Wireless
9 6 (28.57%) VMware
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco
11 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
11 4 (19.05%) SCCM
11 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
11 4 (19.05%) Lync
11 4 (19.05%) Office 365
11 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
12 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
12 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 2 (9.52%) ITIL
13 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
13 2 (9.52%) XenServer
13 2 (9.52%) NetScaler

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (19.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (19.05%) Lync
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Site Server
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) LAN
2 9 (42.86%) WAN
3 6 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (4.76%) PABX
5 1 (4.76%) WLAN
5 1 (4.76%) DHCP
5 1 (4.76%) FTP
5 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) MPLS
5 1 (4.76%) OSPF
5 1 (4.76%) BGP
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
1 1 (4.76%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.76%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (19.05%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (14.29%) Wintel Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Support
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Citrix Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 7 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) CCNP
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) XenApp
2 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.52%) XenServer
5 1 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) AppSense