The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 25 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 East of England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 143 112 97
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -15
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 3 9 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.099% 0.38% 1.38%
As % of the System Software category 0.77% 2.61% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 21
Average daily rate
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- £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-14.57% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.63%
System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
390 345 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.85% 14.44% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 117 185
Average daily rate £275 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 76 76
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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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
Essex -1 3 - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 5
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 13 (86.67%) Citrix
2 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 10 (66.67%) HP
3 10 (66.67%) XenApp
4 9 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (60.00%) IBM
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (53.33%) Dell
5 8 (53.33%) SAN
5 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 6 (40.00%) DHCP
7 6 (40.00%) DNS
7 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (40.00%) MCSE
7 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (40.00%) vSphere
7 6 (40.00%) SCCM
8 5 (33.33%) NetScaler
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (33.33%) SQL
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
9 4 (26.67%) LAN
9 4 (26.67%) WAN
9 4 (26.67%) AppSense

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.67%) SAS
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) SAN
2 6 (40.00%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) DHCP
3 5 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 4 (26.67%) NAS
4 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.67%) SMS
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Design Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Server Support
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
1 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) UNIX
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Software Deployment
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) MCSE
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (20.00%) MCSA
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (20.00%) MCITP
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) VCAP
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCEA
4 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCA
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP
4 1 (6.67%) NCDA
4 1 (6.67%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) XenApp
2 9 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) vSphere
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (13.33%) XenServer
8 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Citrix
2 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 10 (66.67%) HP
4 9 (60.00%) IBM
5 8 (53.33%) Dell
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) AppSense
8 3 (20.00%) Mercator
8 3 (20.00%) EMC
8 3 (20.00%) NetApp
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco
10 1 (6.67%) McAfee
10 1 (6.67%) Wyse
10 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
10 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard
10 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
10 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
10 1 (6.67%) Juniper