The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 120 123 108
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 8 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.31% 0.22% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 2.53% 1.76% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate
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£300 - £362
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 - £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £230 £348
% change year-on-year
+52.39% -33.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -20.00%
XenDesktop
England

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 of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
316 284 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.35% 12.45% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 147 125
Average daily rate £350 £313 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +9.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £448 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 47 64
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.75 £31.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 30 January 2015. 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 +12 7 £288 - 4
Cambridgeshire -14 1 £325 - 2
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) XenApp
2 13 (92.86%) Citrix
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) VMware
5 8 (57.14%) Clustering
5 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (57.14%) Linux
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) HP
6 7 (50.00%) SAN
6 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (50.00%) SQL
6 7 (50.00%) 3PAR
6 7 (50.00%) Lync
6 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (35.71%) Brocade
8 4 (28.57%) CentOS
8 4 (28.57%) VMS
8 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
9 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (14.29%) AppSense
10 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (50.00%) Lync
1 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Broadband
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) CentOS
4 4 (28.57%) VMS
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (7.14%) AIX
7 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) XenApp
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) XenMobile
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Citrix
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) HP
4 7 (50.00%) 3PAR
5 5 (35.71%) Brocade
6 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
7 2 (14.29%) AppSense
8 1 (7.14%) Oracle
8 1 (7.14%) IBM
8 1 (7.14%) Mercator
8 1 (7.14%) EMC