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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 411 373 356
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -17
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 179 186 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 3.47% 3.95% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 114 132
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £20.00 £18.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.64 £81.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
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
5154 4712 4426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.17% 9.84% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2982 2593 2204
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 577 599
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +1 83 £375 +11.11% 16
South East -3 54 £350 -7.89% 10
North West -2 25 £273 +6.86% 8
South West -12 10 £280 -21.12% 1
West Midlands -15 6 £255 -19.04% 1
East Midlands -17 1 £385 +28.33% 1
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 335 (94.37%) Citrix
2 259 (72.96%) XenApp
3 253 (71.27%) Windows
4 217 (61.13%) VMware
5 167 (47.04%) Active Directory
6 157 (44.23%) Microsoft
7 134 (37.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 133 (37.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 95 (26.76%) Windows 7
9 95 (26.76%) SCCM
10 92 (25.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 90 (25.35%) PowerShell
11 90 (25.35%) MS Exchange
12 82 (23.10%) ITIL
13 78 (21.97%) DNS
14 77 (21.69%) NetScaler
15 73 (20.56%) vSphere
16 69 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
17 67 (18.87%) DHCP
18 66 (18.59%) Microsoft App-V
19 61 (17.18%) Finance
20 60 (16.90%) Hyper-V
21 54 (15.21%) AppSense
21 54 (15.21%) SAN
22 53 (14.93%) Cisco
23 50 (14.08%) Security Cleared
24 47 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
24 47 (13.24%) Firewall
25 45 (12.68%) HP
25 45 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 90 (25.35%) MS Exchange
2 47 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (8.73%) SharePoint
5 31 (8.73%) Lync
6 21 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (3.38%) IIS
8 9 (2.54%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.97%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.41%) Apache
10 5 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.28%) TPMS
13 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 35 (9.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.85%) Vectorworks
5 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.56%) MS Project
6 2 (0.56%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.23%) Office 365
2 6 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.85%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 78 (21.97%) DNS
2 77 (21.69%) NetScaler
3 67 (18.87%) DHCP
4 54 (15.21%) SAN
5 47 (13.24%) Firewall
6 27 (7.61%) VPN
7 25 (7.04%) LAN
8 24 (6.76%) WAN
8 24 (6.76%) TCP/IP
9 19 (5.35%) NAS
10 15 (4.23%) Internet
11 13 (3.66%) VLAN
12 12 (3.38%) SMTP
13 8 (2.25%) Wireshark
13 8 (2.25%) MPLS
14 6 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.69%) VoIP
14 6 (1.69%) Broadband
15 5 (1.41%) SSL
15 5 (1.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.41%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.56%) MySQL
8 1 (0.28%) DB2
8 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.82%) MSI
2 4 (1.13%) Fiddler
2 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.85%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
General
1 61 (17.18%) Finance
2 23 (6.48%) Banking
3 13 (3.66%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.54%) Law
5 8 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.13%) Legal
6 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.85%) Publishing
7 3 (0.85%) Back Office
7 3 (0.85%) Retail
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (14.08%) Architect
2 42 (11.83%) Citrix Engineer
3 41 (11.55%) Analyst
4 36 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (9.58%) Consultant
5 34 (9.58%) Support Engineer
6 33 (9.30%) Administrator
7 32 (9.01%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (7.32%) Citrix Consultant
9 23 (6.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 17 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
11 16 (4.51%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (3.66%) Citrix Specialist
14 12 (3.38%) Technical Architect
14 12 (3.38%) Server Engineer
15 11 (3.10%) Support Analyst
16 10 (2.82%) Desktop Support
16 10 (2.82%) Citrix Architect
17 9 (2.54%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.94%) Application Packaging
2 12 (3.38%) Middleware
3 8 (2.25%) Web Services
4 6 (1.69%) .NET
5 4 (1.13%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.85%) WCF
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.56%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.56%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.28%) Django
8 1 (0.28%) HTML5
8 1 (0.28%) REST
8 1 (0.28%) CSS3
8 1 (0.28%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.28%) Ajax
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.28%) JSON
8 1 (0.28%) COM
8 1 (0.28%) CSS
8 1 (0.28%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.35%) Blackberry
3 17 (4.79%) Replication
4 11 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.10%) Performance Metrics
4 11 (3.10%) User Experience
5 9 (2.54%) Clustering
5 9 (2.54%) iPhone
5 9 (2.54%) iPad
6 8 (2.25%) PKI
6 8 (2.25%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.25%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.69%) BYOD
7 6 (1.69%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.13%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.56%) iSeries
10 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 253 (71.27%) Windows
2 134 (37.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (26.76%) Windows 7
4 92 (25.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (10.99%) Linux
7 24 (6.76%) Windows XP
8 17 (4.79%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.51%) UNIX
10 10 (2.82%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.41%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.13%) Android
12 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.85%) Solaris
14 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.56%) CentOS
14 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (23.10%) ITIL
2 33 (9.30%) Project Management
3 30 (8.45%) Migration
4 24 (6.76%) Incident Management
5 19 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (3.66%) Problem Management
7 13 (3.66%) Change Management
8 11 (3.10%) TOGAF
9 10 (2.82%) ITSM
10 9 (2.54%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.54%) Portfolio Management
10 9 (2.54%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (2.54%) Low Latency
11 8 (2.25%) ITIL V3
12 7 (1.97%) Service Management
12 7 (1.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (1.97%) Information Security
12 7 (1.97%) Patch Management
12 7 (1.97%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 90 (25.35%) PowerShell
2 31 (8.73%) SQL
3 27 (7.61%) VBScript
4 13 (3.66%) C#
5 8 (2.25%) VB
6 6 (1.69%) Python
7 5 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.41%) C
7 5 (1.41%) Perl
8 4 (1.13%) Java
9 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 45 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (11.27%) Citrix Certification
4 34 (9.58%) MCSE
5 28 (7.89%) CCA
6 25 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (5.63%) MCITP
7 20 (5.63%) SC Cleared
8 18 (5.07%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (3.94%) CCNA
10 13 (3.66%) CCEE
11 10 (2.82%) CCEA
12 9 (2.54%) CCNP
12 9 (2.54%) CCIA
13 7 (1.97%) CCAA
13 7 (1.97%) MCP
14 6 (1.69%) MCSA
14 6 (1.69%) CISSP
15 5 (1.41%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.79%) SLA
2 8 (2.25%) QA
3 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 259 (72.96%) XenApp
2 167 (47.04%) Active Directory
3 133 (37.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (20.56%) vSphere
5 66 (18.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 60 (16.90%) Hyper-V
7 33 (9.30%) XenServer
8 27 (7.61%) VMware ESX
9 19 (5.35%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (2.54%) Terminal Server
10 9 (2.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (2.25%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.69%) vCloud
13 5 (1.41%) HDFS
13 5 (1.41%) Xen
14 4 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.85%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.85%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 95 (26.76%) SCCM
2 22 (6.20%) XenMobile
3 19 (5.35%) EdgeSight
4 13 (3.66%) SCOM
5 12 (3.38%) SCVMM
6 10 (2.82%) AirWatch
6 10 (2.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (2.25%) HP SIM
8 7 (1.97%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (1.97%) ARCserve
9 6 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.41%) Nagios
10 5 (1.41%) Zenoss
11 4 (1.13%) WSUS
11 4 (1.13%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 335 (94.37%) Citrix
2 217 (61.13%) VMware
3 157 (44.23%) Microsoft
4 54 (15.21%) AppSense
5 53 (14.93%) Cisco
6 45 (12.68%) HP
7 33 (9.30%) Dell
8 30 (8.45%) Symantec
9 29 (8.17%) NetApp
10 24 (6.76%) IBM
10 24 (6.76%) Oracle
11 19 (5.35%) Wyse
12 16 (4.51%) CA
12 16 (4.51%) CheckPoint
13 15 (4.23%) Veeam
14 11 (3.10%) SolarWinds
14 11 (3.10%) 3PAR
14 11 (3.10%) Veritas
15 10 (2.82%) EMC
15 10 (2.82%) Ventyx
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Experis Ltd
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
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Posted: 21 days ago
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Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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