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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 397 370 371
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +1
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 195 208 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.77% 4.30% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 129 124
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£375 £323 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -19.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £237 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
Average hourly rate £20.63 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £20.00 £15.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.94 £60.45 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +31.50%
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
5168 4832 4647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.01% 9.79% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3029 2698 2390
Average daily rate £355 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £173 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 582 598
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%

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 August 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 August 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 +12 85 £450 +38.46% 11
South East -25 56 £363 +3.57% 8
North West -14 25 £300 +7.14% 5
South West -15 11 £275 -12.69% 2
West Midlands -7 8 £275 -12.69% 2
Yorkshire -26 3 £375 +1.69% 4
East Midlands -16 2 £385 +28.11% 3
East of England -9 1 £210 - 3
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 345 (93.75%) Citrix
2 274 (74.46%) XenApp
3 260 (70.65%) Windows
4 222 (60.33%) VMware
5 162 (44.02%) Active Directory
6 148 (40.22%) Microsoft
7 136 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 135 (36.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 96 (26.09%) SCCM
9 96 (26.09%) PowerShell
10 89 (24.18%) MS Exchange
10 89 (24.18%) Windows 7
11 84 (22.83%) vSphere
11 84 (22.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 81 (22.01%) DNS
12 81 (22.01%) ITIL
13 79 (21.47%) NetScaler
14 78 (21.20%) Microsoft App-V
15 71 (19.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 70 (19.02%) DHCP
17 62 (16.85%) Finance
18 57 (15.49%) Hyper-V
19 55 (14.95%) AppSense
20 49 (13.32%) SAN
21 48 (13.04%) Cisco
21 48 (13.04%) MS Excel
22 47 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
23 45 (12.23%) SQL Server
24 44 (11.96%) Citrix Certification
25 43 (11.68%) HP

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 89 (24.18%) MS Exchange
2 47 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (11.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 37 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (8.70%) Lync
6 27 (7.34%) SharePoint
7 20 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (3.53%) IIS
9 6 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.36%) Apache
10 5 (1.36%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.36%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.27%) TPMS
13 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 48 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 35 (9.51%) MS Office
3 6 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.82%) Vectorworks
5 3 (0.82%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.08%) Office 365
2 9 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 81 (22.01%) DNS
2 79 (21.47%) NetScaler
3 70 (19.02%) DHCP
4 49 (13.32%) SAN
5 43 (11.68%) Firewall
6 25 (6.79%) LAN
7 23 (6.25%) VPN
8 22 (5.98%) WAN
9 19 (5.16%) TCP/IP
10 17 (4.62%) NAS
11 15 (4.08%) Internet
12 13 (3.53%) VLAN
13 11 (2.99%) SMTP
14 10 (2.72%) MPLS
15 8 (2.17%) BGP
15 8 (2.17%) Wireshark
16 7 (1.90%) OSPF
17 6 (1.63%) Broadband
18 5 (1.36%) SNMP
18 5 (1.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (3.26%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.36%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.26%) MSI
2 3 (0.82%) Fiddler
2 3 (0.82%) WinDbg
2 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
General
1 62 (16.85%) Finance
2 21 (5.71%) Banking
3 12 (3.26%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.99%) Law
5 9 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.09%) Back Office
7 4 (1.09%) Retail
7 4 (1.09%) Legal
7 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.09%) Advertising
8 3 (0.82%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (12.77%) Consultant
2 45 (12.23%) Architect
2 45 (12.23%) Citrix Engineer
3 43 (11.68%) Administrator
4 36 (9.78%) Analyst
5 35 (9.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (8.42%) Support Engineer
7 30 (8.15%) Citrix Consultant
8 26 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
9 21 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
10 19 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (3.26%) Citrix Specialist
12 11 (2.99%) Citrix Administrator
13 10 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (2.72%) Citrix Architect
14 9 (2.45%) Project Manager
14 9 (2.45%) Support Analyst
15 8 (2.17%) Desktop Support
15 8 (2.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.80%) Application Packaging
2 8 (2.17%) Web Services
3 7 (1.90%) X-Windows
4 6 (1.63%) Middleware
4 6 (1.63%) .NET
5 4 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.82%) WCF
6 3 (0.82%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.54%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 14 (3.80%) Replication
5 13 (3.53%) Performance Metrics
6 11 (2.99%) Clustering
6 11 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.72%) Thin Client
7 10 (2.72%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.17%) iPhone
8 8 (2.17%) BYOD
8 8 (2.17%) iPad
8 8 (2.17%) User Experience
9 6 (1.63%) PKI
9 6 (1.63%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.09%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.82%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.54%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 260 (70.65%) Windows
2 136 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (24.18%) Windows 7
4 84 (22.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (19.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (8.70%) Linux
7 21 (5.71%) Windows XP
8 13 (3.53%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.45%) Mac OS X
9 9 (2.45%) UNIX
10 5 (1.36%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.36%) Android
10 5 (1.36%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.27%) Debian
13 1 (0.27%) CentOS
13 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.01%) ITIL
2 30 (8.15%) Migration
3 27 (7.34%) Project Management
4 22 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (5.16%) Incident Management
6 16 (4.35%) Change Management
7 13 (3.53%) Problem Management
8 12 (3.26%) Portfolio Management
9 11 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (2.45%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.45%) ITIL V3
11 8 (2.17%) Capacity Management
11 8 (2.17%) Software Distribution
11 8 (2.17%) Patch Management
12 7 (1.90%) Service Management
13 6 (1.63%) ITSM
13 6 (1.63%) Server Building
13 6 (1.63%) Mobile Device Management
14 5 (1.36%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 96 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 25 (6.79%) SQL
3 23 (6.25%) VBScript
4 9 (2.45%) VB
4 9 (2.45%) C#
5 7 (1.90%) Python
6 6 (1.63%) Java
7 5 (1.36%) Perl
7 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (11.96%) Citrix Certification
2 38 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (9.24%) Security Cleared
4 32 (8.70%) MCSE
5 31 (8.42%) CCA
6 24 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (4.08%) CCEE
8 13 (3.53%) DV Cleared
9 12 (3.26%) MCITP
9 12 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (2.99%) CCNA
10 11 (2.99%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.72%) CCIA
12 9 (2.45%) CCAA
12 9 (2.45%) CCEA
13 8 (2.17%) CCNP
14 7 (1.90%) MCSA
14 7 (1.90%) MCP
15 6 (1.63%) VCP5
16 4 (1.09%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.35%) SLA
2 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.82%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.54%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 274 (74.46%) XenApp
2 162 (44.02%) Active Directory
3 135 (36.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (22.83%) vSphere
5 78 (21.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 57 (15.49%) Hyper-V
7 42 (11.41%) VMware ESX
8 37 (10.05%) XenServer
9 18 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.90%) Xen
10 7 (1.90%) DFS Replication
11 6 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.63%) Terminal Server
12 5 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (1.36%) HDFS
13 3 (0.82%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.82%) vCloud
13 3 (0.82%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.82%) Samba
13 3 (0.82%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 96 (26.09%) SCCM
2 26 (7.07%) XenMobile
3 16 (4.35%) EdgeSight
4 12 (3.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 11 (2.99%) SCOM
6 10 (2.72%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.90%) AirWatch
7 7 (1.90%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.90%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.63%) ARCserve
8 6 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (1.36%) HP SIM
9 5 (1.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (1.36%) Nagios
9 5 (1.36%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.36%) Zenoss
10 4 (1.09%) WSUS
10 4 (1.09%) Foglight
11 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 345 (93.75%) Citrix
2 222 (60.33%) VMware
3 148 (40.22%) Microsoft
4 55 (14.95%) AppSense
5 48 (13.04%) Cisco
6 43 (11.68%) HP
7 33 (8.97%) Symantec
8 27 (7.34%) Oracle
9 23 (6.25%) Dell
10 21 (5.71%) IBM
11 19 (5.16%) NetApp
12 16 (4.35%) Wyse
13 15 (4.08%) SolarWinds
14 13 (3.53%) Ventyx
14 13 (3.53%) CheckPoint
15 11 (2.99%) CA
15 11 (2.99%) Veeam
15 11 (2.99%) 3PAR
15 11 (2.99%) OpenText
16 9 (2.45%) Altiris
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