The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 379 382 284
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -98
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 206 175 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.36% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 4.19% 3.69% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 111 195
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£316 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £192 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.79 £17.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £139.50 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
XenDesktop
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4919 4743 4583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.82% 9.77% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2780 2472 2258
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 566 579
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in England

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in England

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in England

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in England

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Histogram in England

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
London 0 82 £319 -25.00% 22
South East +19 51 £350 +7.69% 11
West Midlands +3 23 £315 -37.00% 4
South West -22 20 £300 -40.00% 4
North West -2 16 £300 -19.73% 16
East Midlands +7 9 £325 +41.41% 1
East of England -21 3 - - 5
North East - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 3
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 372 (94.90%) Citrix
2 301 (76.79%) Windows
3 274 (69.90%) XenApp
4 201 (51.28%) VMware
5 183 (46.68%) Microsoft
6 169 (43.11%) Active Directory
7 143 (36.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 123 (31.38%) Windows 7
9 111 (28.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 110 (28.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 103 (26.28%) vSphere
12 101 (25.77%) SCCM
13 89 (22.70%) AppSense
14 84 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 84 (21.43%) NetScaler
15 82 (20.92%) XenServer
16 80 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
17 79 (20.15%) DNS
18 73 (18.62%) Security Cleared
19 72 (18.37%) MS Exchange
20 65 (16.58%) DHCP
21 59 (15.05%) Migration
22 57 (14.54%) ITIL
23 49 (12.50%) HP
23 49 (12.50%) Dell
24 46 (11.73%) Finance
25 41 (10.46%) SC Cleared
25 41 (10.46%) Exchange Server 2010
26 40 (10.20%) Cisco
27 39 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 72 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 41 (10.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (6.89%) SharePoint
4 25 (6.38%) Lync
5 21 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (2.55%) IIS
8 8 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.53%) CloudStack
11 3 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.51%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.26%) Site Server
13 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 35 (8.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (3.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 84 (21.43%) NetScaler
2 79 (20.15%) DNS
3 65 (16.58%) DHCP
4 34 (8.67%) SAN
5 28 (7.14%) Firewall
6 25 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.38%) WAN
6 25 (6.38%) LAN
7 18 (4.59%) NAS
8 17 (4.34%) VLAN
9 15 (3.83%) VPN
10 8 (2.04%) SMS
11 7 (1.79%) MPLS
11 7 (1.79%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.28%) BGP
12 5 (1.28%) OSPF
12 5 (1.28%) Wireless
13 2 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.51%) Structured Cabling
13 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.51%) DataStage
2 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.26%) DTS
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.57%) MSI
2 8 (2.04%) AdminStudio
3 6 (1.53%) ClearCase
4 5 (1.28%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.77%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (11.73%) Finance
2 19 (4.85%) Banking
3 17 (4.34%) Legal
4 14 (3.57%) Law
5 8 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.51%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (13.01%) Consultant
2 45 (11.48%) Citrix Engineer
3 32 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (7.65%) Architect
4 30 (7.65%) Support Engineer
5 28 (7.14%) Citrix Consultant
6 27 (6.89%) Administrator
7 25 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (5.61%) Analyst
9 20 (5.10%) Citrix Support
10 19 (4.85%) Applications Packager
11 18 (4.59%) Support Analyst
12 16 (4.08%) Server Engineer
13 15 (3.83%) Citrix Administrator
14 14 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
14 14 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
15 13 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 12 (3.06%) Desktop Support
16 12 (3.06%) Citrix Specialist
17 11 (2.81%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.69%) Application Packaging
2 19 (4.85%) Web Services
3 3 (0.77%) Middleware
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
4 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.87%) Blackberry
2 15 (3.83%) Thin Client
2 15 (3.83%) Clustering
2 15 (3.83%) PDA
2 15 (3.83%) Fat Client
3 12 (3.06%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.79%) iPad
4 7 (1.79%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (1.02%) Smartphone
6 3 (0.77%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.51%) Replication
7 2 (0.51%) CMDB
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.26%) Statistics
8 1 (0.26%) Equities
8 1 (0.26%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 301 (76.79%) Windows
2 143 (36.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 123 (31.38%) Windows 7
4 84 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 80 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (5.61%) Windows XP
7 21 (5.36%) Linux
8 14 (3.57%) UNIX
9 9 (2.30%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.28%) Solaris
11 4 (1.02%) AIX
12 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (15.05%) Migration
2 57 (14.54%) ITIL
3 19 (4.85%) Incident Management
4 12 (3.06%) Change Management
4 12 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (2.81%) Configuration Management
5 11 (2.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (2.30%) Service Delivery
6 9 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (2.04%) Service Management
7 8 (2.04%) Project Management
8 7 (1.79%) Unit Testing
9 6 (1.53%) Software Distribution
9 6 (1.53%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (1.53%) Problem Management
10 5 (1.28%) Information Security
11 4 (1.02%) Time Management
11 4 (1.02%) ITSM
11 4 (1.02%) Business Continuity
11 4 (1.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.95%) SQL
2 38 (9.69%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.08%) VBScript
4 7 (1.79%) VB
5 2 (0.51%) Java
6 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (18.62%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 39 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (8.93%) DV Cleared
5 34 (8.67%) MCSE
6 26 (6.63%) Citrix Certification
7 22 (5.61%) CCA
8 12 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (2.81%) CCNA
10 9 (2.30%) CCEA
11 7 (1.79%) CCEE
12 6 (1.53%) CCNP
13 5 (1.28%) MCSA
13 5 (1.28%) MCP
13 5 (1.28%) Degree
14 4 (1.02%) VCP5
15 3 (0.77%) MCITP
15 3 (0.77%) CCAA
16 2 (0.51%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.30%) QA
2 7 (1.79%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 274 (69.90%) XenApp
2 169 (43.11%) Active Directory
3 111 (28.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (28.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 103 (26.28%) vSphere
6 82 (20.92%) XenServer
7 38 (9.69%) VMware ESX
8 33 (8.42%) Hyper-V
9 12 (3.06%) VMware Server
10 10 (2.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.79%) Xen
12 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.26%) vCloud
13 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 101 (25.77%) SCCM
2 14 (3.57%) SCOM
3 7 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.53%) SCVMM
4 6 (1.53%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.53%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.28%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (1.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 5 (1.28%) HP SIM
5 5 (1.28%) XenMobile
6 4 (1.02%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.02%) Control-M
7 3 (0.77%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.51%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.26%) WMI
9 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 372 (94.90%) Citrix
2 201 (51.28%) VMware
3 183 (46.68%) Microsoft
4 89 (22.70%) AppSense
5 49 (12.50%) HP
5 49 (12.50%) Dell
6 40 (10.20%) Cisco
7 25 (6.38%) NetApp
8 21 (5.36%) Compaq
9 18 (4.59%) Altiris
10 16 (4.08%) EMC
11 11 (2.81%) McAfee
11 11 (2.81%) IBM
12 10 (2.55%) Lumension
12 10 (2.55%) Symantec
13 9 (2.30%) Red Hat
13 9 (2.30%) Apple
14 8 (2.04%) Oracle
15 7 (1.79%) BMC
16 6 (1.53%) Sophos
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