The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 378 286 390
Rank change year-on-year
-92 +104
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 218 230 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 4.52% 5.70% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 134 136
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.13% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4826 4033 4364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.40% 9.36% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2493 1988 2160
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 600 543
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.72 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenDesktop
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -47 101 £400 - 17
South East -27 33 £313 -16.66% 16
North West -9 29 £263 +1.44% 18
South West -5 18 £364 -32.32% 1
East of England -34 12 £375 -3.84% 6
West Midlands -8 11 £298 -15.00% 5
East Midlands -2 7 £110 -73.49% 2
Yorkshire -17 7 £400 +3.22% 1
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 449 (94.53%) Citrix
2 339 (71.37%) Windows
2 339 (71.37%) XenApp
3 237 (49.89%) VMware
4 236 (49.68%) Active Directory
5 227 (47.79%) Microsoft
6 155 (32.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 135 (28.42%) Windows 7
8 134 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 112 (23.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 110 (23.16%) HP
10 110 (23.16%) MS Exchange
11 105 (22.11%) vSphere
12 103 (21.68%) PowerShell
13 102 (21.47%) AppSense
14 94 (19.79%) Windows XP
15 87 (18.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 84 (17.68%) SCCM
17 82 (17.26%) ITIL
18 81 (17.05%) NetScaler
19 79 (16.63%) Migration
20 75 (15.79%) XenServer
21 71 (14.95%) MS Office
21 71 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
22 61 (12.84%) VBScript
23 59 (12.42%) SQL Server
24 58 (12.21%) DNS
24 58 (12.21%) Cisco
24 58 (12.21%) Finance
25 57 (12.00%) Blackberry

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 110 (23.16%) MS Exchange
2 49 (10.32%) IBM Notes
3 30 (6.32%) IIS
4 28 (5.89%) SharePoint
5 27 (5.68%) Lync
5 27 (5.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.53%) CloudStack
8 11 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.21%) SAS
14 1 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 71 (14.95%) MS Office
2 41 (8.63%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Agresso
2 4 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 81 (17.05%) NetScaler
2 58 (12.21%) DNS
3 56 (11.79%) VPN
4 53 (11.16%) DHCP
5 45 (9.47%) TCP/IP
6 42 (8.84%) SAN
7 31 (6.53%) Firewall
8 21 (4.42%) LAN
9 19 (4.00%) WAN
10 11 (2.32%) Internet
11 8 (1.68%) SMS
11 8 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.47%) Wireless
13 6 (1.26%) LDAP
13 6 (1.26%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.05%) NAS
14 5 (1.05%) SSL
15 4 (0.84%) MPLS
15 4 (0.84%) iSCSI
16 3 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.53%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) DTS
6 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (2.95%) MSI
2 5 (1.05%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (0.63%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.42%) InstallShield
General
1 58 (12.21%) Finance
2 23 (4.84%) Law
3 20 (4.21%) Banking
4 13 (2.74%) Legal
5 9 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.47%) Retail
7 4 (0.84%) Back Office
7 4 (0.84%) Publishing
8 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 2 (0.42%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 84 (17.68%) Consultant
2 73 (15.37%) Support Engineer
3 53 (11.16%) Citrix Engineer
4 51 (10.74%) Citrix Consultant
5 48 (10.11%) Architect
6 38 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 33 (6.95%) Analyst
8 26 (5.47%) Citrix Support
9 23 (4.84%) Desktop Support
10 22 (4.63%) Server Engineer
11 21 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (3.79%) Citrix Support Engineer
13 17 (3.58%) Citrix Specialist
14 15 (3.16%) Support Manager
15 14 (2.95%) Environment Manager
15 14 (2.95%) Service Manager
15 14 (2.95%) Support Analyst
15 14 (2.95%) Service Support Manager
16 12 (2.53%) Administrator
17 11 (2.32%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.89%) Application Packaging
2 13 (2.74%) Web Services
3 10 (2.11%) XML
4 3 (0.63%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.63%) OAuth
4 3 (0.63%) SAML
5 2 (0.42%) Middleware
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.21%) .NET
6 1 (0.21%) J2EE
6 1 (0.21%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 45 (9.47%) Thin Client
2 45 (9.47%) Fat Client
3 23 (4.84%) Clustering
4 11 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.32%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.26%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.05%) CMDB
6 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.63%) FlexPod
7 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.63%) iPad
7 3 (0.63%) iPhone
7 3 (0.63%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.42%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.21%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.21%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.21%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.21%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 339 (71.37%) Windows
2 135 (28.42%) Windows 7
3 134 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (19.79%) Windows XP
5 87 (18.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (11.16%) Linux
7 48 (10.11%) Windows 2000
8 44 (9.26%) NetWare
9 43 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (6.95%) Windows Vista
11 26 (5.47%) Apple iOS
12 21 (4.42%) UNIX
13 14 (2.95%) Solaris
14 13 (2.74%) Windows 8
15 12 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (1.26%) AIX
17 5 (1.05%) SUSE
18 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
19 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (17.26%) ITIL
2 79 (16.63%) Migration
3 27 (5.68%) Project Management
4 26 (5.47%) Service Management
5 25 (5.26%) ITSM
6 23 (4.84%) Performance Monitoring
7 19 (4.00%) Change Management
8 17 (3.58%) Load Balancing
9 12 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (2.53%) Problem Management
10 11 (2.32%) Risk Management
11 10 (2.11%) Service Delivery
11 10 (2.11%) Requirements Management
12 9 (1.89%) Incident Management
13 8 (1.68%) Use Case
14 7 (1.47%) Technical Architecture
14 7 (1.47%) Enterprise Architecture
14 7 (1.47%) Information Management
15 6 (1.26%) DNA
15 6 (1.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 103 (21.68%) PowerShell
2 61 (12.84%) VBScript
3 56 (11.79%) SQL
4 9 (1.89%) Perl
5 6 (1.26%) C
6 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.63%) Python
7 3 (0.63%) Java
7 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (10.32%) Security Cleared
3 43 (9.05%) MCSE
4 41 (8.63%) SC Cleared
5 35 (7.37%) Citrix Certification
6 28 (5.89%) CCA
7 17 (3.58%) MCSA
8 16 (3.37%) MCITP
9 14 (2.95%) CCEA
10 13 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (2.32%) Degree
11 11 (2.32%) MCP
12 10 (2.11%) CCNA
12 10 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.68%) CCEE
14 5 (1.05%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.05%) ISEB
15 4 (0.84%) VCAP
15 4 (0.84%) VCP5
16 3 (0.63%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.32%) SLA
2 5 (1.05%) QA
2 5 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) COBIT
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 339 (71.37%) XenApp
2 236 (49.68%) Active Directory
3 155 (32.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (23.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 105 (22.11%) vSphere
6 75 (15.79%) XenServer
7 36 (7.58%) Hyper-V
8 23 (4.84%) VMware ESX
9 19 (4.00%) IAG
9 19 (4.00%) UAG
10 11 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.89%) Xen
11 9 (1.89%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.63%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.21%) vCloud
14 1 (0.21%) PowerConvert
14 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 84 (17.68%) SCCM
2 48 (10.11%) SCOM
3 44 (9.26%) ServiceCenter
4 14 (2.95%) NetBackup
4 14 (2.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (2.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 11 (2.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (1.89%) XenMobile
7 8 (1.68%) AppDNA
8 5 (1.05%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.84%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.42%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.42%) WSUS
10 2 (0.42%) SCSM
11 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 449 (94.53%) Citrix
2 237 (49.89%) VMware
3 227 (47.79%) Microsoft
4 110 (23.16%) HP
5 102 (21.47%) AppSense
6 58 (12.21%) Cisco
7 50 (10.53%) NetApp
8 49 (10.32%) Lotus
9 44 (9.26%) Novell
10 39 (8.21%) Dell
11 36 (7.58%) EMC
12 25 (5.26%) Symantec
13 19 (4.00%) McAfee
14 17 (3.58%) Wyse
15 16 (3.37%) Oracle
15 16 (3.37%) IBM
16 14 (2.95%) Altiris
16 14 (2.95%) Compaq
17 11 (2.32%) Juniper
17 11 (2.32%) Apple
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