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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 401 308 323
Rank change year-on-year
-93 +15
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 204 269 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.57% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 3.99% 5.50% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 183 129
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£380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £263 £345
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -23.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -24.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £13.33 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £69.70 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +55.00%
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
5116 4892 4243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.70% 10.33% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2811 2595 2038
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 656 616 665
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -55 103 £425 +6.25% 19
South East -29 27 £425 +54.54% 11
South West -22 23 £337 +27.86% 2
North West -2 16 £325 +140.92% 11
East of England +3 14 £313 -16.66% 3
Yorkshire -3 7 £215 -42.66% 7
East Midlands -10 6 - -
West Midlands -8 5 £280 +24.44% 3
North East - 1 £300 -
Midlands - - - -
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 372 (90.07%) Citrix
2 329 (79.66%) Windows
3 296 (71.67%) XenApp
4 238 (57.63%) VMware
5 201 (48.67%) Microsoft
6 197 (47.70%) Active Directory
7 146 (35.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 144 (34.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 119 (28.81%) SCCM
10 113 (27.36%) Windows 7
11 102 (24.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 102 (24.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 93 (22.52%) MS Exchange
13 91 (22.03%) vSphere
13 91 (22.03%) NetScaler
14 81 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 80 (19.37%) DNS
16 70 (16.95%) Finance
17 65 (15.74%) SAN
18 64 (15.50%) ITIL
19 61 (14.77%) XenServer
20 59 (14.29%) DHCP
20 59 (14.29%) AppSense
21 55 (13.32%) HP
22 53 (12.83%) MS Office
23 51 (12.35%) Hyper-V
24 50 (12.11%) Migration
25 47 (11.38%) Security Cleared
26 46 (11.14%) Exchange Server 2010
26 46 (11.14%) SQL Server

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 93 (22.52%) MS Exchange
2 46 (11.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 28 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (5.57%) Lync
6 16 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.94%) IIS
9 6 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.21%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.97%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.24%) CMS
13 1 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 53 (12.83%) MS Office
2 40 (9.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.66%) Office 365
1 11 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.73%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (22.03%) NetScaler
2 80 (19.37%) DNS
3 65 (15.74%) SAN
4 59 (14.29%) DHCP
5 29 (7.02%) LAN
6 27 (6.54%) WAN
7 25 (6.05%) VPN
8 24 (5.81%) Firewall
9 23 (5.57%) NAS
10 19 (4.60%) TCP/IP
11 16 (3.87%) VLAN
12 12 (2.91%) SMTP
13 8 (1.94%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.94%) SMS
13 8 (1.94%) MPLS
14 7 (1.69%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.69%) FTP
15 6 (1.45%) OSPF
15 6 (1.45%) BGP
15 6 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.48%) MySQL
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) DataStage
6 1 (0.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 46 (11.14%) MSI
2 5 (1.21%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.73%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.24%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.24%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (16.95%) Finance
2 23 (5.57%) Banking
3 15 (3.63%) Legal
4 8 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.45%) Law
6 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.97%) Back Office
8 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Retail
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 75 (18.16%) Consultant
2 46 (11.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (10.90%) Analyst
4 43 (10.41%) Citrix Engineer
5 41 (9.93%) Architect
6 40 (9.69%) Citrix Consultant
7 28 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (6.78%) Administrator
8 26 (6.30%) Support Analyst
9 25 (6.05%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (2.91%) Applications Packager
12 12 (2.91%) Citrix Architect
12 12 (2.91%) VMware Engineer
13 11 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (2.66%) Server Engineer
13 11 (2.66%) Desktop Engineer
14 10 (2.42%) Senior Systems Administrator
14 10 (2.42%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.41%) Application Packaging
2 12 (2.91%) Web Services
3 8 (1.94%) Middleware
4 1 (0.24%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.24%) REST
4 1 (0.24%) CSS3
4 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.24%) Django
4 1 (0.24%) Ajax
4 1 (0.24%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.24%) JSON
4 1 (0.24%) HTML5
4 1 (0.24%) .NET
4 1 (0.24%) HTML
4 1 (0.24%) COM
4 1 (0.24%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.78%) Blackberry
2 27 (6.54%) Clustering
3 20 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.36%) PDA
5 14 (3.39%) Replication
6 12 (2.91%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.91%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.21%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.21%) iPad
9 4 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.97%) SecurID
9 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.73%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.48%) User Experience
12 1 (0.24%) CCTV
12 1 (0.24%) Open Source
12 1 (0.24%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.24%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 329 (79.66%) Windows
2 144 (34.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 113 (27.36%) Windows 7
4 102 (24.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (8.47%) Linux
7 23 (5.57%) Windows XP
8 22 (5.33%) UNIX
9 13 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (2.66%) Windows Vista
11 8 (1.94%) CentOS
12 7 (1.69%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.69%) Solaris
13 6 (1.45%) AIX
14 5 (1.21%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.97%) VMS
16 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.48%) NetWare
17 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (15.50%) ITIL
2 50 (12.11%) Migration
3 21 (5.08%) Incident Management
4 17 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (2.91%) Project Management
6 11 (2.66%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (2.66%) Load Balancing
6 11 (2.66%) ITSM
7 10 (2.42%) TOGAF
7 10 (2.42%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (2.18%) Software Deployment
8 9 (2.18%) System Testing
8 9 (2.18%) Service Management
8 9 (2.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (1.94%) Service Delivery
9 8 (1.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (1.69%) Problem Management
10 7 (1.69%) Time Management
10 7 (1.69%) Configuration Management
11 6 (1.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.93%) PowerShell
2 36 (8.72%) SQL
3 18 (4.36%) VBScript
4 11 (2.66%) VB
5 4 (0.97%) C#
6 2 (0.48%) Java
7 1 (0.24%) Ruby
7 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.20%) Citrix Certification
3 34 (8.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 27 (6.54%) CCA
6 22 (5.33%) MCSE
7 18 (4.36%) CCEE
8 17 (4.12%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (3.39%) CCEA
11 11 (2.66%) CCIA
12 9 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (2.18%) CCNA
13 8 (1.94%) CCAA
14 7 (1.69%) MCSA
15 6 (1.45%) MCP
15 6 (1.45%) CCNP
16 5 (1.21%) MCITP
16 5 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.15%) SLA
2 4 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 296 (71.67%) XenApp
2 197 (47.70%) Active Directory
3 146 (35.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (24.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 91 (22.03%) vSphere
6 61 (14.77%) XenServer
7 51 (12.35%) Hyper-V
8 42 (10.17%) VMware ESX
9 20 (4.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.94%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.94%) VMware Server
12 7 (1.69%) Xen
12 7 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (1.69%) UAG
13 6 (1.45%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.21%) vCloud
14 5 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.97%) Firmware
16 2 (0.48%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 119 (28.81%) SCCM
2 36 (8.72%) SCOM
3 18 (4.36%) EdgeSight
4 16 (3.87%) HP SIM
5 14 (3.39%) SCVMM
6 12 (2.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 11 (2.66%) XenMobile
8 9 (2.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (2.18%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (1.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (1.69%) Control-M
11 6 (1.45%) ARCserve
11 6 (1.45%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (1.21%) WSUS
12 5 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (1.21%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (0.97%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.73%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 372 (90.07%) Citrix
2 238 (57.63%) VMware
3 201 (48.67%) Microsoft
4 59 (14.29%) AppSense
5 55 (13.32%) HP
6 39 (9.44%) Cisco
7 28 (6.78%) Dell
8 21 (5.08%) Symantec
9 20 (4.84%) Altiris
10 18 (4.36%) 3PAR
11 17 (4.12%) IBM
11 17 (4.12%) NetApp
12 16 (3.87%) Red Hat
13 15 (3.63%) EMC
14 14 (3.39%) Wyse
15 11 (2.66%) CA
15 11 (2.66%) Oracle
16 10 (2.42%) BMC
16 10 (2.42%) Brocade
17 9 (2.18%) Veeam
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