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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 401 302 337
Rank change year-on-year
-99 +35
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 193 283 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.60% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.86% 5.82% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 199 109
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£375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £128 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £260 £350
% change year-on-year
+37.59% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £13.44 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £56.80 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +65.33%
XenDesktop
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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
5000 4864 4223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.91% 10.30% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2786 2559 1989
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 599 738
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -51 103 £421 +5.31% 19
South East -8 33 £425 +14.86% 14
South West -24 16 £365 +46.00% 2
North West -19 14 £351 +159.62% 11
East of England -13 10 £313 -16.66% 1
Yorkshire -5 7 £215 -41.89% 2
West Midlands -15 5 £225 -25.61% 8
East Midlands -20 2 - - 2
Midlands - - - -
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XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 365 (90.12%) Citrix
2 324 (80.00%) Windows
3 303 (74.81%) XenApp
4 241 (59.51%) VMware
5 198 (48.89%) Microsoft
6 196 (48.40%) Active Directory
7 149 (36.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 143 (35.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 122 (30.12%) SCCM
10 115 (28.40%) Windows 7
11 100 (24.69%) NetScaler
12 99 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 95 (23.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 92 (22.72%) MS Exchange
15 86 (21.23%) vSphere
16 79 (19.51%) DNS
17 77 (19.01%) Finance
18 76 (18.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 66 (16.30%) SAN
20 62 (15.31%) AppSense
21 61 (15.06%) ITIL
22 60 (14.81%) XenServer
23 59 (14.57%) Hyper-V
24 55 (13.58%) HP
24 55 (13.58%) DHCP
25 53 (13.09%) Migration
26 52 (12.84%) MS Office
27 47 (11.60%) MSI
27 47 (11.60%) PowerShell
28 46 (11.36%) SQL Server

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 92 (22.72%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (9.38%) SharePoint
4 27 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (5.68%) Lync
6 16 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.73%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.73%) IIS
10 6 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.99%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 52 (12.84%) MS Office
2 42 (10.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.72%) Office 365
2 10 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.74%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (24.69%) NetScaler
2 79 (19.51%) DNS
3 66 (16.30%) SAN
4 55 (13.58%) DHCP
5 26 (6.42%) TCP/IP
5 26 (6.42%) LAN
6 25 (6.17%) VPN
7 24 (5.93%) WAN
8 22 (5.43%) NAS
8 22 (5.43%) Firewall
9 14 (3.46%) VLAN
10 12 (2.96%) SMTP
11 8 (1.98%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.98%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (1.73%) FTP
12 7 (1.73%) SMS
13 6 (1.48%) SSL
13 6 (1.48%) RTSP
14 5 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.74%) MySQL
6 2 (0.49%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.25%) DB2
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 47 (11.60%) MSI
2 4 (0.99%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.25%) WinDbg
General
1 77 (19.01%) Finance
2 23 (5.68%) Banking
3 14 (3.46%) Legal
4 7 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.48%) Law
6 4 (0.99%) Back Office
7 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) Publishing
8 2 (0.49%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.49%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.25%) Retail
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 75 (18.52%) Consultant
2 48 (11.85%) Analyst
3 46 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (9.88%) Citrix Engineer
5 39 (9.63%) Architect
6 38 (9.38%) Citrix Consultant
7 31 (7.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (6.42%) Support Engineer
9 25 (6.17%) Support Analyst
10 23 (5.68%) Administrator
11 18 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 18 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (3.95%) Server Engineer
14 12 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (2.96%) VMware Engineer
14 12 (2.96%) Citrix Architect
15 11 (2.72%) Desktop Support
16 10 (2.47%) Project Manager
16 10 (2.47%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.38%) Application Packaging
2 11 (2.72%) Web Services
3 10 (2.47%) Middleware
4 1 (0.25%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.25%) Ajax
4 1 (0.25%) Django
4 1 (0.25%) JSON
4 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.25%) HTML5
4 1 (0.25%) REST
4 1 (0.25%) CSS3
4 1 (0.25%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.25%) .NET
4 1 (0.25%) HTML
4 1 (0.25%) COM
4 1 (0.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 27 (6.67%) Clustering
2 21 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.20%) Replication
4 16 (3.95%) Thin Client
4 16 (3.95%) Fat Client
5 15 (3.70%) PDA
6 7 (1.73%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.23%) PKI
8 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.99%) iPad
8 4 (0.99%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.99%) SecurID
9 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.49%) User Experience
10 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.25%) CCTV
11 1 (0.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 324 (80.00%) Windows
2 143 (35.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (28.40%) Windows 7
4 99 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (18.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (8.40%) Linux
7 25 (6.17%) Windows XP
8 21 (5.19%) UNIX
9 13 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.96%) Windows Vista
11 11 (2.72%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.98%) Solaris
12 8 (1.98%) CentOS
13 6 (1.48%) AIX
14 5 (1.23%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.99%) VMS
16 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.49%) NetWare
17 2 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.06%) ITIL
2 53 (13.09%) Migration
3 23 (5.68%) Incident Management
4 15 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (3.46%) ITSM
6 13 (3.21%) Project Management
7 11 (2.72%) Load Balancing
7 11 (2.72%) Service Delivery
8 10 (2.47%) Service Management
8 10 (2.47%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (2.22%) System Testing
9 9 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (2.22%) Software Deployment
9 9 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (1.98%) Configuration Management
10 8 (1.98%) TOGAF
10 8 (1.98%) Low Latency
10 8 (1.98%) Problem Management
11 7 (1.73%) Change Management
12 6 (1.48%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (11.60%) PowerShell
2 45 (11.11%) SQL
3 22 (5.43%) VBScript
4 8 (1.98%) VB
5 7 (1.73%) C#
6 3 (0.74%) Java
7 1 (0.25%) Ruby
7 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (9.63%) Citrix Certification
1 39 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (6.91%) CCA
4 25 (6.17%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.69%) CCEE
6 17 (4.20%) MCSE
7 16 (3.95%) CCEA
8 14 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (3.21%) CCIA
10 12 (2.96%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.98%) MCSA
12 7 (1.73%) MCP
12 7 (1.73%) CCNA
12 7 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (1.48%) CCAA
13 6 (1.48%) MCITP
14 5 (1.23%) Degree
14 5 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.99%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.21%) SLA
2 4 (0.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 303 (74.81%) XenApp
2 196 (48.40%) Active Directory
3 149 (36.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (23.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 86 (21.23%) vSphere
6 60 (14.81%) XenServer
7 59 (14.57%) Hyper-V
8 43 (10.62%) VMware ESX
9 23 (5.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 13 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.98%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (1.98%) VMware Server
11 8 (1.98%) Xen
12 7 (1.73%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (1.73%) UAG
13 6 (1.48%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.23%) vCloud
15 4 (0.99%) Firmware
16 2 (0.49%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 122 (30.12%) SCCM
2 42 (10.37%) SCOM
3 21 (5.19%) EdgeSight
4 19 (4.69%) HP SIM
5 15 (3.70%) SCVMM
6 13 (3.21%) XenMobile
7 12 (2.96%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 9 (2.22%) WSUS
8 9 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
8 9 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (1.73%) Control-M
10 7 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (1.48%) ARCserve
11 6 (1.48%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (1.23%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.99%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
14 3 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 365 (90.12%) Citrix
2 241 (59.51%) VMware
3 198 (48.89%) Microsoft
4 62 (15.31%) AppSense
5 55 (13.58%) HP
6 39 (9.63%) Cisco
7 31 (7.65%) Dell
8 23 (5.68%) Symantec
8 23 (5.68%) Wyse
8 23 (5.68%) Altiris
9 20 (4.94%) IBM
9 20 (4.94%) EMC
9 20 (4.94%) NetApp
10 18 (4.44%) 3PAR
11 16 (3.95%) Red Hat
11 16 (3.95%) CA
12 13 (3.21%) Veeam
13 10 (2.47%) Oracle
13 10 (2.47%) BMC
13 10 (2.47%) Brocade
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