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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 145 123 109
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 2 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.085% 1.06%
As % of the System Software category 1.09% 0.65% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 13
Average daily rate
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- £145 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -63.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £12.79 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+71.03% -36.05%
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
367 309 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.01% 13.19% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 114 203
Average daily rate £275 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 76 76
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £10.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £27.50 £38.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 2 October 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
Essex -10 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (40.00%) AppSense
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) vSphere
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
7 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
7 1 (10.00%) Broadband
7 1 (10.00%) SMS
7 1 (10.00%) AIX
7 1 (10.00%) Solaris
7 1 (10.00%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Broadband
2 1 (10.00%) SMS
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) XenApp
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) MetaFrame
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) AppSense
3 4 (40.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (10.00%) Mercator
6 1 (10.00%) 3PAR