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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 381 391 307
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -84
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 212 179 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.37% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 4.16% 3.80% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 112 182
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£325 £384 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £223 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.81% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.75 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.70 £15.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £24.10 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.44 £18.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+22.94% +12.75%
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
5091 4706 4469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 9.76% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 2517 2194
Average daily rate £340 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 555 555
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 92 £425 +6.25% 30
South East +15 41 £325 - 15
South West -32 28 £288 -32.35% 8
North West +1 19 £300 -14.28% 6
West Midlands -5 17 £315 -38.53% 5
East Midlands +6 9 £301 -17.10% 1
East of England -18 5 - - 3
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (93.23%) Citrix
2 316 (79.20%) Windows
3 279 (69.92%) XenApp
4 219 (54.89%) VMware
5 182 (45.61%) Microsoft
6 170 (42.61%) Active Directory
7 149 (37.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 136 (34.09%) Windows 7
9 118 (29.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 113 (28.32%) SCCM
11 112 (28.07%) Microsoft App-V
12 93 (23.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 90 (22.56%) vSphere
14 87 (21.80%) NetScaler
15 81 (20.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 79 (19.80%) AppSense
17 77 (19.30%) MS Exchange
18 74 (18.55%) XenServer
19 72 (18.05%) DNS
20 64 (16.04%) Security Cleared
21 60 (15.04%) Migration
22 55 (13.78%) DHCP
23 51 (12.78%) Finance
24 48 (12.03%) ITIL
25 47 (11.78%) HP
25 47 (11.78%) Hyper-V
26 46 (11.53%) Application Packaging
27 43 (10.78%) SAN
27 43 (10.78%) SQL Server
28 42 (10.53%) MS Office

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 77 (19.30%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (8.27%) SharePoint
4 26 (6.52%) Lync
5 24 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.50%) IIS
9 4 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.00%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.50%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.25%) CMS
12 1 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.25%) Site Server
Applications
1 42 (10.53%) MS Office
2 26 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.50%) MS Project
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.26%) Office 365
2 11 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.75%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (21.80%) NetScaler
2 72 (18.05%) DNS
3 55 (13.78%) DHCP
4 43 (10.78%) SAN
5 30 (7.52%) LAN
6 29 (7.27%) WAN
7 25 (6.27%) Firewall
8 20 (5.01%) NAS
9 18 (4.51%) VLAN
10 17 (4.26%) VPN
11 16 (4.01%) TCP/IP
12 10 (2.51%) SMS
13 7 (1.75%) Wireless
13 7 (1.75%) MPLS
14 6 (1.50%) Unified Communications
15 5 (1.25%) BGP
15 5 (1.25%) OSPF
16 4 (1.00%) SSL
16 4 (1.00%) SMTP
17 3 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.50%) DataStage
5 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.25%) DB2
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
6 1 (0.25%) DTS
Development Applications
1 21 (5.26%) MSI
2 6 (1.50%) AdminStudio
2 6 (1.50%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.25%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.25%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (12.78%) Finance
2 22 (5.51%) Banking
3 16 (4.01%) Legal
4 12 (3.01%) Law
5 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 52 (13.03%) Consultant
2 50 (12.53%) Architect
3 41 (10.28%) Citrix Engineer
4 30 (7.52%) Support Engineer
5 29 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (7.27%) Citrix Consultant
6 28 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (7.02%) Administrator
7 25 (6.27%) Analyst
8 19 (4.76%) Support Analyst
9 18 (4.51%) Applications Packager
10 16 (4.01%) Citrix Support
11 14 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (3.26%) Citrix Architect
12 13 (3.26%) Desktop Support
13 12 (3.01%) Desktop Engineer
13 12 (3.01%) Citrix Administrator
14 11 (2.76%) VMware Engineer
14 11 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.53%) Application Packaging
2 13 (3.26%) Web Services
3 3 (0.75%) Middleware
4 1 (0.25%) .NET
4 1 (0.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.02%) Blackberry
2 19 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.76%) Clustering
3 17 (4.26%) Thin Client
3 17 (4.26%) Fat Client
4 15 (3.76%) PDA
5 9 (2.26%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.25%) iPad
7 5 (1.25%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.25%) Replication
8 4 (1.00%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.75%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.50%) Firmware
10 2 (0.50%) CMDB
10 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.25%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 316 (79.20%) Windows
2 149 (37.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 136 (34.09%) Windows 7
4 93 (23.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (20.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (6.77%) Windows XP
7 22 (5.51%) Linux
8 18 (4.51%) UNIX
9 11 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.26%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.50%) Solaris
11 6 (1.50%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.25%) AIX
12 5 (1.25%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.50%) NetWare
13 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (15.04%) Migration
2 48 (12.03%) ITIL
3 21 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 14 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (3.26%) Service Delivery
6 12 (3.01%) Change Management
7 11 (2.76%) Configuration Management
8 10 (2.51%) Load Balancing
8 10 (2.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (2.51%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (2.01%) Service Management
9 8 (2.01%) Software Distribution
10 7 (1.75%) Unit Testing
10 7 (1.75%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (1.50%) Project Management
11 6 (1.50%) ITSM
11 6 (1.50%) TOGAF
11 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (1.50%) Problem Management
12 5 (1.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.52%) SQL
2 33 (8.27%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.26%) VBScript
4 9 (2.26%) VB
5 2 (0.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 64 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.52%) SC Cleared
2 34 (8.52%) DV Cleared
3 29 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (5.76%) MCSE
6 21 (5.26%) CCA
7 9 (2.26%) CCEE
7 9 (2.26%) CCEA
8 8 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.01%) CCNA
8 8 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.50%) Degree
10 5 (1.25%) CCNP
11 4 (1.00%) MCSA
11 4 (1.00%) MCP
11 4 (1.00%) CCIA
12 3 (0.75%) CCAA
13 2 (0.50%) MCITP
14 1 (0.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.01%) SLA
2 9 (2.26%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 279 (69.92%) XenApp
2 170 (42.61%) Active Directory
3 118 (29.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (28.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 90 (22.56%) vSphere
6 74 (18.55%) XenServer
7 47 (11.78%) Hyper-V
8 40 (10.03%) VMware ESX
9 12 (3.01%) VMware Server
10 11 (2.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.50%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.50%) Xen
11 6 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.50%) UAG
12 3 (0.75%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.50%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.50%) vCloud
14 1 (0.25%) IAG
14 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 113 (28.32%) SCCM
2 23 (5.76%) SCOM
3 10 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (2.51%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 10 (2.51%) XenMobile
4 9 (2.26%) HP SIM
5 7 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
6 6 (1.50%) Control-M
6 6 (1.50%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.50%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.00%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.50%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 372 (93.23%) Citrix
2 219 (54.89%) VMware
3 182 (45.61%) Microsoft
4 79 (19.80%) AppSense
5 47 (11.78%) HP
6 40 (10.03%) Cisco
7 34 (8.52%) Dell
8 23 (5.76%) Altiris
9 19 (4.76%) EMC
9 19 (4.76%) NetApp
10 16 (4.01%) Symantec
11 13 (3.26%) IBM
12 12 (3.01%) Oracle
13 11 (2.76%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.76%) Compaq
14 10 (2.51%) Wyse
14 10 (2.51%) McAfee
14 10 (2.51%) Lumension
15 9 (2.26%) 3PAR
16 8 (2.01%) Apple
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