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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 386 322 363
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +41
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 176 234 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.53% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.85% 5.55% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 164 82
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£375 £375 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £110 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £230 £348
% change year-on-year
+52.39% -33.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 21
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.32 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.56% -30.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.44 £13.68 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -20.00%
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
4567 4213 3891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.58% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2506 2206 1804
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 502 716
Average hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.31 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -49 88 £401 -6.68% 18
South East +13 39 £450 +21.62% 21
South West -14 12 £325 +41.08% 2
North West -21 11 £375 +177.77% 12
West Midlands +6 9 £225 -31.81% 3
East of England +3 8 £300 - 9
Yorkshire -7 4 £215 -41.89% 6
East Midlands -11 3 £300 +172.72% 2
Midlands - - - -
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 344 (90.53%) Citrix
2 297 (78.16%) Windows
3 279 (73.42%) XenApp
4 245 (64.47%) VMware
5 198 (52.11%) Microsoft
6 183 (48.16%) Active Directory
7 159 (41.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 133 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 119 (31.32%) SCCM
10 106 (27.89%) Windows 7
11 101 (26.58%) NetScaler
12 90 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 85 (22.37%) Microsoft App-V
14 82 (21.58%) MS Exchange
15 80 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 78 (20.53%) Finance
17 76 (20.00%) vSphere
17 76 (20.00%) Hyper-V
18 73 (19.21%) ITIL
19 72 (18.95%) SAN
20 65 (17.11%) AppSense
21 62 (16.32%) DNS
22 60 (15.79%) PowerShell
23 57 (15.00%) HP
24 51 (13.42%) SQL
25 50 (13.16%) Security Cleared
25 50 (13.16%) XenServer
26 48 (12.63%) MS Office
27 46 (12.11%) SCOM
28 45 (11.84%) DHCP

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 82 (21.58%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.74%) SharePoint
2 37 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (5.53%) Lync
5 16 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (3.68%) OpenStack
8 8 (2.11%) IIS
9 7 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.79%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.26%) JBoss
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (12.63%) MS Office
2 41 (10.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.37%) Office 365
2 5 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.79%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.53%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (26.58%) NetScaler
2 72 (18.95%) SAN
3 62 (16.32%) DNS
4 45 (11.84%) DHCP
5 29 (7.63%) TCP/IP
6 24 (6.32%) VPN
6 24 (6.32%) LAN
6 24 (6.32%) Firewall
6 24 (6.32%) NAS
7 23 (6.05%) WAN
8 13 (3.42%) SMTP
9 10 (2.63%) iSCSI
10 9 (2.37%) VLAN
11 8 (2.11%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.84%) FTP
12 7 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (1.58%) RTSP
13 6 (1.58%) SMS
13 6 (1.58%) Internet
13 6 (1.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.05%) MySQL
6 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.53%) DB2
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 44 (11.58%) MSI
2 5 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.53%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.26%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.26%) WinDbg
General
1 78 (20.53%) Finance
2 29 (7.63%) Banking
3 15 (3.95%) Legal
4 7 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.32%) Law
5 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.05%) Back Office
7 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.79%) Marketing
8 2 (0.53%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.53%) Local Government
8 2 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 70 (18.42%) Consultant
2 52 (13.68%) Analyst
3 43 (11.32%) Architect
3 43 (11.32%) Citrix Consultant
4 39 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (9.21%) Citrix Engineer
6 27 (7.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (6.32%) Support Engineer
8 21 (5.53%) Support Analyst
8 21 (5.53%) Administrator
9 19 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
10 18 (4.74%) Server Engineer
11 17 (4.47%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (3.95%) Wintel Analyst
14 14 (3.68%) Desktop Support
15 13 (3.42%) Citrix Architect
15 13 (3.42%) Technical Architect
16 10 (2.63%) Citrix Support
16 10 (2.63%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.95%) Application Packaging
2 19 (5.00%) Middleware
3 6 (1.58%) Web Services
4 2 (0.53%) HTML5
4 2 (0.53%) Django
4 2 (0.53%) JSON
4 2 (0.53%) Ajax
4 2 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (0.53%) REST
4 2 (0.53%) CSS3
4 2 (0.53%) Play Framework
4 2 (0.53%) HTML
4 2 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.26%) COM
5 1 (0.26%) .NET
5 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.32%) Clustering
2 23 (6.05%) Replication
3 20 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 20 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.21%) Thin Client
4 16 (4.21%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.63%) PDA
6 9 (2.37%) User Experience
6 9 (2.37%) PKI
7 5 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.05%) Open Source
8 4 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.05%) SecurID
8 4 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.79%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.79%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.26%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 297 (78.16%) Windows
2 133 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 106 (27.89%) Windows 7
4 90 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 80 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (10.26%) Linux
7 28 (7.37%) Windows XP
8 27 (7.11%) UNIX
9 12 (3.16%) Windows Vista
9 12 (3.16%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.37%) CentOS
12 6 (1.58%) Solaris
13 5 (1.32%) AIX
13 5 (1.32%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.05%) VMS
15 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.53%) Android
16 2 (0.53%) NetWare
17 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (19.21%) ITIL
2 42 (11.05%) Migration
3 23 (6.05%) Project Management
4 22 (5.79%) Incident Management
5 19 (5.00%) ITSM
6 16 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (3.95%) Low Latency
8 14 (3.68%) Service Delivery
9 13 (3.42%) Load Balancing
9 13 (3.42%) TOGAF
10 12 (3.16%) Problem Management
11 10 (2.63%) Configuration Management
12 9 (2.37%) Asset Management
12 9 (2.37%) Service Management
12 9 (2.37%) Software Deployment
12 9 (2.37%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (2.11%) Change Management
13 8 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (1.84%) Mobile Device Management
14 7 (1.84%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 60 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 51 (13.42%) SQL
3 30 (7.89%) VBScript
4 14 (3.68%) C#
5 6 (1.58%) VB
6 3 (0.79%) Java
7 2 (0.53%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) C
8 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.16%) Citrix Certification
2 31 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (7.37%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.79%) CCA
5 18 (4.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (4.47%) CCEE
7 16 (4.21%) CCEA
7 16 (4.21%) DV Cleared
8 15 (3.95%) MCSE
9 13 (3.42%) CCIA
10 11 (2.89%) MCITP
11 9 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (2.37%) CCNA
12 8 (2.11%) Degree
13 7 (1.84%) MCSA
14 6 (1.58%) CCAA
14 6 (1.58%) CCNP
15 5 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.95%) SLA
2 5 (1.32%) QA
3 4 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 279 (73.42%) XenApp
2 183 (48.16%) Active Directory
3 159 (41.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (22.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 76 (20.00%) vSphere
5 76 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 50 (13.16%) XenServer
7 29 (7.63%) VMware ESX
8 17 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (3.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 15 (3.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (2.63%) Terminal Services
11 8 (2.11%) Xen
12 7 (1.84%) UAG
12 7 (1.84%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (1.58%) vCloud
13 6 (1.58%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.32%) VMware Server
15 4 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 119 (31.32%) SCCM
2 46 (12.11%) SCOM
3 30 (7.89%) EdgeSight
4 24 (6.32%) HP SIM
5 23 (6.05%) SCVMM
6 18 (4.74%) XenMobile
7 10 (2.63%) WSUS
7 10 (2.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 8 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.84%) ARCserve
9 7 (1.84%) BMC PATROL
9 7 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.32%) Tivoli
10 5 (1.32%) Control-M
11 4 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.79%) Foglight
12 3 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 344 (90.53%) Citrix
2 245 (64.47%) VMware
3 198 (52.11%) Microsoft
4 65 (17.11%) AppSense
5 57 (15.00%) HP
6 42 (11.05%) Cisco
7 38 (10.00%) Dell
8 26 (6.84%) Wyse
8 26 (6.84%) NetApp
9 25 (6.58%) IBM
10 24 (6.32%) CA
11 23 (6.05%) Altiris
12 21 (5.53%) Veeam
12 21 (5.53%) EMC
13 20 (5.26%) Symantec
14 16 (4.21%) 3PAR
15 15 (3.95%) Nimsoft
15 15 (3.95%) Veritas
16 14 (3.68%) Red Hat
16 14 (3.68%) ServiceNow
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