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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 403 395 327
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -68
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 176 180 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.38% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 3.54% 3.89% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 115 122
Average daily rate
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£363 £344 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -16.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.64 £33.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year
-12.28% -
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
4973 4623 4006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.07% 9.64% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2836 2513 1957
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 593 576
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.08 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £33.00 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.86%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +21 88 £385 +2.66% 15
South East +3 42 £438 +20.68% 12
North West -18 23 £270 +3.84% 14
South West +3 14 £280 -21.12% 2
West Midlands -15 4 £235 -22.95% 10
Yorkshire -24 3 £350 -9.67% 2
East Midlands -19 2 £325 - 2
East of England -7 1 £488 +39.28% 6
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XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 326 (94.49%) Citrix
2 266 (77.10%) XenApp
3 243 (70.43%) Windows
4 228 (66.09%) VMware
5 165 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 159 (46.09%) Active Directory
7 141 (40.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 136 (39.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 95 (27.54%) SCCM
10 92 (26.67%) Windows 7
11 91 (26.38%) NetScaler
12 88 (25.51%) MS Exchange
13 85 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 80 (23.19%) PowerShell
15 78 (22.61%) DNS
16 76 (22.03%) ITIL
16 76 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
17 75 (21.74%) vSphere
18 71 (20.58%) DHCP
19 70 (20.29%) Hyper-V
20 65 (18.84%) AppSense
21 64 (18.55%) Microsoft App-V
22 61 (17.68%) SAN
23 58 (16.81%) Finance
24 53 (15.36%) Cisco
24 53 (15.36%) Security Cleared
25 49 (14.20%) HP
25 49 (14.20%) Dell
26 45 (13.04%) Firewall
27 41 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (25.51%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (10.43%) SharePoint
4 32 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (6.96%) Lync
8 15 (4.35%) OpenStack
9 11 (3.19%) IIS
10 7 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.45%) Apache
12 5 (1.45%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.29%) TPMS
15 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 37 (10.72%) MS Office
3 5 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) Vectorworks
4 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.19%) Office 365
2 6 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.87%) SaaS
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 91 (26.38%) NetScaler
2 78 (22.61%) DNS
3 71 (20.58%) DHCP
4 61 (17.68%) SAN
5 45 (13.04%) Firewall
6 34 (9.86%) TCP/IP
7 27 (7.83%) NAS
8 25 (7.25%) VPN
9 23 (6.67%) WAN
9 23 (6.67%) LAN
10 15 (4.35%) VLAN
11 11 (3.19%) SMTP
12 10 (2.90%) Internet
13 8 (2.32%) Wireshark
14 7 (2.03%) SSL
15 6 (1.74%) Broadband
15 6 (1.74%) VoIP
15 6 (1.74%) Network Security
15 6 (1.74%) iSCSI
15 6 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.61%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.45%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.87%) MySQL
8 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.29%) DB2
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (3.77%) MSI
2 4 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.16%) Fiddler
3 3 (0.87%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.58%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 58 (16.81%) Finance
2 21 (6.09%) Banking
3 10 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.03%) Law
5 5 (1.45%) Legal
6 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.87%) Publishing
7 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.87%) Retail
7 3 (0.87%) Marketing
8 2 (0.58%) Local Government
8 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.58%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (13.91%) Architect
2 40 (11.59%) Analyst
2 40 (11.59%) Consultant
3 37 (10.72%) Citrix Engineer
4 34 (9.86%) Support Engineer
4 34 (9.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 33 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (7.83%) Citrix Consultant
7 22 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
8 21 (6.09%) Administrator
9 20 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
10 19 (5.51%) Server Engineer
11 17 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (4.35%) Wintel Analyst
13 13 (3.77%) Security Engineer
13 13 (3.77%) Desktop Support
14 12 (3.48%) Technical Architect
15 11 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
15 11 (3.19%) Support Analyst
15 11 (3.19%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.80%) Application Packaging
2 18 (5.22%) Middleware
3 8 (2.32%) Web Services
4 3 (0.87%) .NET
4 3 (0.87%) WCF
5 2 (0.58%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.29%) Ajax
6 1 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.29%) JSON
6 1 (0.29%) COM
6 1 (0.29%) CSS
6 1 (0.29%) HTML
6 1 (0.29%) Django
6 1 (0.29%) HTML5
6 1 (0.29%) REST
6 1 (0.29%) CSS3
6 1 (0.29%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.80%) Blackberry
3 19 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.22%) Replication
5 14 (4.06%) PKI
6 12 (3.48%) Thin Client
6 12 (3.48%) Fat Client
7 11 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.19%) User Experience
8 9 (2.61%) iPad
8 9 (2.61%) iPhone
9 7 (2.03%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (1.74%) Clustering
10 6 (1.74%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.45%) BYOD
11 5 (1.45%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.16%) PDA
12 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 243 (70.43%) Windows
2 136 (39.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 92 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 85 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 76 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (8.41%) Linux
7 25 (7.25%) Windows XP
8 21 (6.09%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.77%) UNIX
10 5 (1.45%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.45%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.87%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.87%) Solaris
11 3 (0.87%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.58%) Android
12 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.58%) CentOS
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (22.03%) ITIL
2 35 (10.14%) Project Management
3 33 (9.57%) Migration
4 30 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 16 (4.64%) ITSM
6 15 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (4.35%) Low Latency
7 14 (4.06%) Problem Management
8 13 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (3.77%) Service Delivery
8 13 (3.77%) Change Management
9 10 (2.90%) TOGAF
10 8 (2.32%) Portfolio Management
10 8 (2.32%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (2.32%) Patch Management
11 7 (2.03%) Server Building
11 7 (2.03%) ITIL V3
11 7 (2.03%) Information Security
12 6 (1.74%) Asset Management
12 6 (1.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (23.19%) PowerShell
2 38 (11.01%) SQL
3 30 (8.70%) VBScript
4 19 (5.51%) C#
5 5 (1.45%) Perl
5 5 (1.45%) VB
5 5 (1.45%) Python
5 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.16%) C
7 3 (0.87%) Java
8 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (11.01%) Citrix Certification
4 29 (8.41%) MCSE
5 25 (7.25%) CCA
6 22 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (6.38%) SC Cleared
7 21 (6.09%) MCITP
8 20 (5.80%) DV Cleared
9 14 (4.06%) CCEE
9 14 (4.06%) CCEA
10 13 (3.77%) CCNA
10 13 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (3.48%) CCIA
12 8 (2.32%) CCNP
13 7 (2.03%) MCSA
13 7 (2.03%) MCP
13 7 (2.03%) CCAA
13 7 (2.03%) Degree
14 6 (1.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.09%) SLA
2 9 (2.61%) QA
3 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
System Software
1 266 (77.10%) XenApp
2 159 (46.09%) Active Directory
3 141 (40.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (21.74%) vSphere
5 70 (20.29%) Hyper-V
6 64 (18.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 40 (11.59%) XenServer
8 25 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (6.67%) VMware ESX
10 15 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (2.61%) Terminal Server
12 7 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.74%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.74%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.74%) vCloud
13 6 (1.74%) BitLocker
14 5 (1.45%) HDFS
14 5 (1.45%) Xen
15 4 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.87%) Samba
Systems Management
1 95 (27.54%) SCCM
2 25 (7.25%) EdgeSight
3 24 (6.96%) XenMobile
4 20 (5.80%) SCOM
5 19 (5.51%) SCVMM
6 12 (3.48%) HP SIM
7 10 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 9 (2.61%) AirWatch
8 9 (2.61%) WSUS
9 6 (1.74%) ARCserve
9 6 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.45%) Nagios
10 5 (1.45%) Zenoss
11 4 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (1.16%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.87%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 326 (94.49%) Citrix
2 228 (66.09%) VMware
3 165 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 65 (18.84%) AppSense
5 53 (15.36%) Cisco
6 49 (14.20%) HP
6 49 (14.20%) Dell
7 34 (9.86%) NetApp
8 30 (8.70%) Wyse
9 28 (8.12%) Symantec
9 28 (8.12%) IBM
10 23 (6.67%) CA
10 23 (6.67%) Veeam
11 19 (5.51%) Oracle
12 16 (4.64%) Veritas
13 15 (4.35%) ServiceNow
14 14 (4.06%) CheckPoint
14 14 (4.06%) EMC
15 13 (3.77%) Lumension
16 12 (3.48%) Nimsoft
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