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 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 416 373 317
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -56
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 182 217 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 3.69% 4.50% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 136 127
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £208 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £311 £363
% change year-on-year
+16.46% -14.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 10
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.67 £14.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.88 £32.20 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -85.71%
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
4930 4827 4078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.73% 9.42% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2764 2500 1992
Average daily rate £365 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 576 618
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015.

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 April 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
London -11 89 £425 +6.25% 15
South East 0 40 £400 +28.00% 12
North West -28 21 £300 +14.28% 9
South West 0 15 £255 -29.89% 6
East of England +22 6 £488 +39.28% 7
East Midlands -1 5 £300 +172.72%
West Midlands -12 4 £369 +23.94% 6
Yorkshire -20 3 £350 -12.50% 3
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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.

1 333 (95.14%) Citrix
2 268 (76.57%) XenApp
3 254 (72.57%) Windows
4 241 (68.86%) VMware
5 179 (51.14%) Microsoft
6 163 (46.57%) Active Directory
7 156 (44.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 131 (37.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 98 (28.00%) SCCM
10 94 (26.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 93 (26.57%) NetScaler
12 90 (25.71%) Windows 7
13 88 (25.14%) MS Exchange
14 87 (24.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 79 (22.57%) vSphere
16 75 (21.43%) Hyper-V
17 74 (21.14%) ITIL
18 71 (20.29%) DNS
19 70 (20.00%) SAN
19 70 (20.00%) PowerShell
20 63 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
20 63 (18.00%) AppSense
21 62 (17.71%) Finance
21 62 (17.71%) DHCP
22 60 (17.14%) Security Cleared
23 55 (15.71%) HP
24 49 (14.00%) Dell
25 47 (13.43%) Cisco
26 44 (12.57%) XenServer
27 43 (12.29%) SQL

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 88 (25.14%) MS Exchange
2 42 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (10.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 36 (10.29%) SharePoint
5 26 (7.43%) Lync
6 24 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (4.86%) OpenStack
9 11 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (2.29%) IIS
11 5 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.86%) Apache
13 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.29%) JBoss
15 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (12.00%) MS Office
2 36 (10.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.57%) Office 365
2 5 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.86%) SaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 93 (26.57%) NetScaler
2 71 (20.29%) DNS
3 70 (20.00%) SAN
4 62 (17.71%) DHCP
5 39 (11.14%) Firewall
6 35 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 29 (8.29%) VPN
8 28 (8.00%) NAS
9 24 (6.86%) LAN
10 22 (6.29%) WAN
11 15 (4.29%) VLAN
12 13 (3.71%) SMTP
13 11 (3.14%) iSCSI
14 10 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (2.00%) FTP
15 7 (2.00%) VoIP
16 6 (1.71%) Wireshark
16 6 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (1.71%) Internet
17 5 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 15 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.14%) MySQL
5 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (6.57%) MSI
2 5 (1.43%) Fiddler
3 4 (1.14%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.86%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.57%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 62 (17.71%) Finance
2 23 (6.57%) Banking
3 12 (3.43%) Legal
4 9 (2.57%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.43%) Law
6 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.86%) Local Government
6 3 (0.86%) Marketing
7 2 (0.57%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (12.57%) Consultant
2 42 (12.00%) Analyst
2 42 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (11.14%) Citrix Engineer
3 39 (11.14%) Architect
4 31 (8.86%) Support Engineer
4 31 (8.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 26 (7.43%) Citrix Consultant
6 25 (7.14%) Server Engineer
7 20 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (5.43%) Administrator
9 18 (5.14%) Wintel Analyst
10 17 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (3.71%) Desktop Support
12 13 (3.71%) Support Analyst
12 13 (3.71%) Security Engineer
13 12 (3.43%) Citrix Architect
14 11 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (3.14%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.57%) Middleware
2 21 (6.00%) Application Packaging
3 7 (2.00%) Web Services
4 3 (0.86%) .NET
4 3 (0.86%) WCF
5 2 (0.57%) CSS3
5 2 (0.57%) REST
5 2 (0.57%) Play Framework
5 2 (0.57%) HTML5
5 2 (0.57%) JSON
5 2 (0.57%) Django
5 2 (0.57%) HTML
5 2 (0.57%) CSS
5 2 (0.57%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.57%) Ajax
5 2 (0.57%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.29%) Replication
2 16 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 13 (3.71%) Clustering
4 13 (3.71%) PKI
5 12 (3.43%) Fat Client
5 12 (3.43%) Thin Client
6 11 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.14%) User Experience
7 8 (2.29%) PDA
8 6 (1.71%) iPhone
8 6 (1.71%) iPad
9 4 (1.14%) Open Source
9 4 (1.14%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.14%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.86%) BYOD
11 2 (0.57%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.57%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 254 (72.57%) Windows
2 131 (37.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (26.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (25.71%) Windows 7
5 87 (24.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (10.00%) Linux
7 19 (5.43%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.14%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.86%) CentOS
10 9 (2.57%) UNIX
11 4 (1.14%) VMS
11 4 (1.14%) Solaris
12 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.86%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.57%) Android
13 2 (0.57%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (21.14%) ITIL
2 38 (10.86%) Migration
3 35 (10.00%) Project Management
4 32 (9.14%) Incident Management
5 19 (5.43%) ITSM
6 18 (5.14%) Low Latency
7 14 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 14 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (3.71%) Change Management
9 12 (3.43%) Problem Management
10 11 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (2.57%) Configuration Management
12 8 (2.29%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (2.29%) TOGAF
13 6 (1.71%) Asset Management
14 5 (1.43%) Information Security
14 5 (1.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (1.43%) Load Testing
14 5 (1.43%) Time Management
14 5 (1.43%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 43 (12.29%) SQL
3 36 (10.29%) VBScript
4 20 (5.71%) C#
5 5 (1.43%) VB
6 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.86%) Python
6 3 (0.86%) Java
6 3 (0.86%) Perl
7 2 (0.57%) Ruby
8 1 (0.29%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.86%) Citrix Certification
3 35 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 25 (7.14%) CCA
6 22 (6.29%) MCSE
7 20 (5.71%) DV Cleared
7 20 (5.71%) CCEA
8 19 (5.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (4.86%) MCITP
10 16 (4.57%) CCEE
10 16 (4.57%) CCIA
11 15 (4.29%) CCNA
11 15 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (2.29%) CCAA
12 8 (2.29%) Degree
13 7 (2.00%) MCP
13 7 (2.00%) MCSA
13 7 (2.00%) CCNP
14 5 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.71%) SLA
2 8 (2.29%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 268 (76.57%) XenApp
2 163 (46.57%) Active Directory
3 156 (44.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (22.57%) vSphere
5 75 (21.43%) Hyper-V
6 63 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 44 (12.57%) XenServer
8 26 (7.43%) VMware ESX
9 24 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (5.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 11 (3.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (2.57%) Terminal Server
13 8 (2.29%) vCloud
13 8 (2.29%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.71%) BitLocker
14 6 (1.71%) Xen
14 6 (1.71%) VMware Server
15 5 (1.43%) DFS Replication
16 4 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.86%) Samba
Systems Management
1 98 (28.00%) SCCM
2 29 (8.29%) EdgeSight
3 28 (8.00%) SCOM
4 24 (6.86%) SCVMM
5 19 (5.43%) XenMobile
6 17 (4.86%) HP SIM
7 7 (2.00%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (1.71%) WSUS
9 5 (1.43%) ARCserve
9 5 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.86%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.86%) Nagios
11 3 (0.86%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.86%) Zenoss
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.57%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 333 (95.14%) Citrix
2 241 (68.86%) VMware
3 179 (51.14%) Microsoft
4 63 (18.00%) AppSense
5 55 (15.71%) HP
6 49 (14.00%) Dell
7 47 (13.43%) Cisco
8 31 (8.86%) NetApp
8 31 (8.86%) Wyse
9 27 (7.71%) CA
10 26 (7.43%) IBM
11 25 (7.14%) Veeam
12 23 (6.57%) Symantec
13 19 (5.43%) Veritas
14 17 (4.86%) ServiceNow
14 17 (4.86%) Nimsoft
15 15 (4.29%) Brocade
15 15 (4.29%) 3PAR
16 13 (3.71%) EMC
16 13 (3.71%) Lumension
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