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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 391 382 387
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 209 209 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 3.98% 4.21% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 143 115
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £232 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.60% -2.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-32.60% +26.02%
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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
5249 4969 4704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.90% 9.83% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3040 2797 2476
Average daily rate £365 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 611 560
Average hourly rate £16.71 £16.92 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.22% -8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.35 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 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 +18 100 £438 +21.10% 13
South East -31 39 £363 +9.84% 6
North West -23 29 £300 - 8
East of England +17 14 £300 - 6
South West -21 8 £233 -22.50% 7
West Midlands -3 7 £275 -12.69% 2
East Midlands -12 4 £385 +28.11%
Yorkshire -26 3 £375 +7.14% 4
Midlands - 1 - -
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XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 360 (91.60%) Citrix
2 294 (74.81%) Windows
3 292 (74.30%) XenApp
4 234 (59.54%) VMware
5 173 (44.02%) Active Directory
6 159 (40.46%) Microsoft
7 142 (36.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 139 (35.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 109 (27.74%) PowerShell
10 107 (27.23%) SCCM
11 98 (24.94%) Microsoft App-V
12 97 (24.68%) DNS
13 96 (24.43%) Windows 7
14 94 (23.92%) vSphere
14 94 (23.92%) NetScaler
15 93 (23.66%) MS Exchange
16 83 (21.12%) ITIL
16 83 (21.12%) Windows Server 2012
17 75 (19.08%) DHCP
18 70 (17.81%) AppSense
19 66 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
20 62 (15.78%) Finance
21 57 (14.50%) Hyper-V
22 54 (13.74%) Cisco
23 53 (13.49%) Exchange Server 2010
24 50 (12.72%) SQL Server
25 49 (12.47%) Citrix Certification
25 49 (12.47%) SAN
26 48 (12.21%) VMware ESX
26 48 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2007

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 93 (23.66%) MS Exchange
2 53 (13.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 38 (9.67%) Lync
5 36 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (5.34%) SharePoint
7 13 (3.31%) IIS
8 10 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.27%) Apache
9 5 (1.27%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.02%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.25%) TPMS
13 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 45 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 39 (9.92%) MS Office
3 5 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.76%) Vectorworks
4 3 (0.76%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.82%) Office 365
2 13 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 97 (24.68%) DNS
2 94 (23.92%) NetScaler
3 75 (19.08%) DHCP
4 49 (12.47%) SAN
5 47 (11.96%) Firewall
6 26 (6.62%) LAN
6 26 (6.62%) VPN
7 24 (6.11%) WAN
8 22 (5.60%) TCP/IP
9 15 (3.82%) VLAN
10 14 (3.56%) Internet
10 14 (3.56%) NAS
11 12 (3.05%) MPLS
12 11 (2.80%) BGP
13 10 (2.54%) Wireless
14 9 (2.29%) OSPF
14 9 (2.29%) SMTP
15 8 (2.04%) Wireshark
16 6 (1.53%) BIG-IP
16 6 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.82%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (6.11%) MSI
2 5 (1.27%) Fiddler
3 3 (0.76%) WinDbg
3 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
General
1 62 (15.78%) Finance
2 18 (4.58%) Banking
3 13 (3.31%) Law
4 11 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.29%) Legal
7 7 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.27%) Back Office
9 4 (1.02%) Automotive
9 4 (1.02%) Advertising
9 4 (1.02%) Retail
10 3 (0.76%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (13.74%) Consultant
2 47 (11.96%) Citrix Engineer
3 44 (11.20%) Architect
4 42 (10.69%) Administrator
5 40 (10.18%) Analyst
6 39 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 34 (8.65%) Citrix Consultant
8 27 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
9 25 (6.36%) Support Engineer
10 23 (5.85%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (4.07%) Support Analyst
13 13 (3.31%) Citrix Specialist
14 12 (3.05%) Citrix Administrator
15 11 (2.80%) Desktop Support
16 9 (2.29%) Desktop Engineer
16 9 (2.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 9 (2.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 8 (2.04%) Citrix Support
17 8 (2.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.33%) Application Packaging
2 9 (2.29%) X-Windows
3 7 (1.78%) Web Services
4 6 (1.53%) .NET
5 5 (1.27%) Middleware
6 4 (1.02%) Software Packaging
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.76%) WCF
7 3 (0.76%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.41%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.11%) Blackberry
3 22 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.56%) Performance Metrics
5 13 (3.31%) Fat Client
5 13 (3.31%) Thin Client
6 12 (3.05%) Replication
7 10 (2.54%) Clustering
7 10 (2.54%) PKI
8 9 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.29%) BYOD
9 8 (2.04%) User Experience
10 6 (1.53%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.02%) iPhone
12 4 (1.02%) iPad
13 3 (0.76%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.76%) FlexPod
13 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.51%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 294 (74.81%) Windows
2 142 (36.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (24.43%) Windows 7
4 83 (21.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (8.40%) Linux
7 25 (6.36%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.29%) UNIX
9 8 (2.04%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.53%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.53%) Android
11 4 (1.02%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (21.12%) ITIL
2 35 (8.91%) Migration
3 28 (7.12%) Project Management
4 20 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (3.82%) Change Management
5 15 (3.82%) Portfolio Management
6 13 (3.31%) ITIL V3
7 12 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (2.80%) Incident Management
8 11 (2.80%) Problem Management
9 9 (2.29%) Service Management
10 8 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (2.04%) Capacity Management
10 8 (2.04%) Software Distribution
10 8 (2.04%) Server Building
11 7 (1.78%) ITSM
12 6 (1.53%) Service Delivery
12 6 (1.53%) TOGAF
12 6 (1.53%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (1.53%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (27.74%) PowerShell
2 24 (6.11%) SQL
3 22 (5.60%) VBScript
4 17 (4.33%) VB
5 9 (2.29%) Python
5 9 (2.29%) C#
5 9 (2.29%) Java
6 5 (1.27%) Perl
6 5 (1.27%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (12.47%) Citrix Certification
2 39 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (8.40%) CCA
3 33 (8.40%) MCSE
4 31 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 26 (6.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (5.34%) CCEE
7 15 (3.82%) MCITP
8 14 (3.56%) CCIA
9 13 (3.31%) CCEA
10 12 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.05%) CCAA
11 11 (2.80%) DV Cleared
12 10 (2.54%) CCNA
13 9 (2.29%) MCSA
13 9 (2.29%) CCNP
13 9 (2.29%) SC Cleared
14 8 (2.04%) VCP5
15 6 (1.53%) VCAP
15 6 (1.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.83%) SLA
2 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.25%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 292 (74.30%) XenApp
2 173 (44.02%) Active Directory
3 139 (35.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (24.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 94 (23.92%) vSphere
6 57 (14.50%) Hyper-V
7 48 (12.21%) VMware ESX
8 42 (10.69%) XenServer
9 19 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.53%) Xen
10 6 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.53%) Terminal Server
11 5 (1.27%) HDFS
11 5 (1.27%) DFS Replication
12 4 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.76%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.76%) Samba
13 3 (0.76%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.76%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 107 (27.23%) SCCM
2 32 (8.14%) XenMobile
3 16 (4.07%) EdgeSight
4 14 (3.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 12 (3.05%) SolarWinds Orion
5 12 (3.05%) SCOM
6 10 (2.54%) Backup Exec
7 8 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.78%) AirWatch
8 7 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.53%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 5 (1.27%) Foglight
10 5 (1.27%) Nagios
10 5 (1.27%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.27%) Zenoss
11 4 (1.02%) WSUS
11 4 (1.02%) ARCserve
11 4 (1.02%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.02%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 360 (91.60%) Citrix
2 234 (59.54%) VMware
3 159 (40.46%) Microsoft
4 70 (17.81%) AppSense
5 54 (13.74%) Cisco
6 40 (10.18%) HP
7 36 (9.16%) Symantec
8 30 (7.63%) Oracle
9 24 (6.11%) Wyse
10 23 (5.85%) Dell
11 22 (5.60%) IBM
12 17 (4.33%) SolarWinds
13 16 (4.07%) Ventyx
13 16 (4.07%) NetApp
14 14 (3.56%) CheckPoint
15 13 (3.31%) OpenText
16 12 (3.05%) Veeam
17 10 (2.54%) 3PAR
17 10 (2.54%) EMC
18 9 (2.29%) Sophos
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