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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 384 365 302
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -63
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 207 192 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.40% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 4.02% 4.02% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 118 177
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £503 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £293 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -16.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.87 £14.65 £16.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.40 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.54 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.26% +12.70%
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
5155 4771 4499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.98% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2895 2480 2208
Average daily rate £360 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 613 601
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +1 105 £425 +16.43% 26
South East -7 38 £425 +70.00% 9
South West -26 22 £350 +26.69% 5
North West -6 14 £300 -7.56% 7
West Midlands - 10 £309 - 5
East Midlands +2 9 £301 +173.18% 1
East of England -20 6 £375 +44.23% 3
Yorkshire -5 1 - - 4
North East - 1 £300 - 1
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 363 (90.07%) Citrix
2 318 (78.91%) Windows
3 281 (69.73%) XenApp
4 214 (53.10%) VMware
5 189 (46.90%) Microsoft
6 185 (45.91%) Active Directory
7 143 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 138 (34.24%) Windows 7
9 121 (30.02%) SCCM
10 113 (28.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 112 (27.79%) Microsoft App-V
12 92 (22.83%) vSphere
13 88 (21.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 86 (21.34%) NetScaler
15 79 (19.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 79 (19.60%) MS Exchange
16 74 (18.36%) DNS
17 70 (17.37%) AppSense
18 69 (17.12%) Finance
19 62 (15.38%) XenServer
20 59 (14.64%) Security Cleared
21 55 (13.65%) DHCP
22 54 (13.40%) ITIL
23 50 (12.41%) Application Packaging
24 48 (11.91%) Migration
25 47 (11.66%) SAN
26 45 (11.17%) MS Office
26 45 (11.17%) Hyper-V
27 44 (10.92%) SQL Server
27 44 (10.92%) HP

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 79 (19.60%) MS Exchange
2 39 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (8.19%) SharePoint
4 25 (6.20%) Lync
5 23 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.99%) IIS
9 6 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.24%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.50%) ColdFusion
14 1 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 45 (11.17%) MS Office
2 35 (8.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.47%) Office 365
2 11 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.74%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (21.34%) NetScaler
2 74 (18.36%) DNS
3 55 (13.65%) DHCP
4 47 (11.66%) SAN
5 28 (6.95%) LAN
5 28 (6.95%) WAN
6 25 (6.20%) Firewall
7 22 (5.46%) NAS
8 18 (4.47%) VLAN
9 17 (4.22%) VPN
10 14 (3.47%) TCP/IP
11 10 (2.48%) MPLS
12 9 (2.23%) SMS
13 8 (1.99%) OSPF
13 8 (1.99%) BGP
14 6 (1.49%) Wireless
15 5 (1.24%) SMTP
16 4 (0.99%) Internet
16 4 (0.99%) SSL
17 3 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.50%) DataStage
5 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
6 1 (0.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (9.43%) MSI
2 5 (1.24%) AdminStudio
3 4 (0.99%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.74%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.25%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 69 (17.12%) Finance
2 26 (6.45%) Banking
3 15 (3.72%) Legal
4 11 (2.73%) Law
5 8 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.99%) Back Office
8 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.74%) Publishing
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) Retail
10 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 68 (16.87%) Consultant
2 48 (11.91%) Architect
3 38 (9.43%) Citrix Engineer
4 37 (9.18%) Citrix Consultant
5 35 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (8.68%) Analyst
6 27 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 27 (6.70%) Administrator
7 25 (6.20%) Support Engineer
8 24 (5.96%) Support Analyst
9 16 (3.97%) Citrix Support
9 16 (3.97%) Applications Packager
10 14 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (3.23%) Citrix Architect
12 12 (2.98%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (2.73%) Project Manager
13 11 (2.73%) Citrix Specialist
13 11 (2.73%) VMware Engineer
14 10 (2.48%) Wintel Administrator
14 10 (2.48%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.41%) Application Packaging
2 13 (3.23%) Web Services
3 2 (0.50%) Middleware
4 1 (0.25%) .NET
4 1 (0.25%) COM
4 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.44%) Blackberry
2 22 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.47%) Clustering
4 16 (3.97%) PDA
5 15 (3.72%) Thin Client
5 15 (3.72%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.23%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.49%) Replication
8 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.24%) iPad
8 5 (1.24%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.99%) SecurID
10 3 (0.74%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.25%) Equities
12 1 (0.25%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 318 (78.91%) Windows
2 143 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 138 (34.24%) Windows 7
4 88 (21.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 79 (19.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (7.94%) Windows XP
7 24 (5.96%) Linux
8 22 (5.46%) UNIX
9 11 (2.73%) Windows Vista
9 11 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.23%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.49%) AIX
11 6 (1.49%) Solaris
12 5 (1.24%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.50%) NetWare
15 1 (0.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.40%) ITIL
2 48 (11.91%) Migration
3 16 (3.97%) Incident Management
4 15 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (2.73%) Load Balancing
5 11 (2.73%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (2.48%) Service Delivery
7 9 (2.23%) Project Management
7 9 (2.23%) Service Management
7 9 (2.23%) TOGAF
7 9 (2.23%) System Testing
8 8 (1.99%) Software Distribution
8 8 (1.99%) Change Management
9 7 (1.74%) Configuration Management
9 7 (1.74%) Problem Management
9 7 (1.74%) Time Management
10 6 (1.49%) Software Deployment
10 6 (1.49%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.18%) PowerShell
2 31 (7.69%) SQL
3 16 (3.97%) VBScript
4 10 (2.48%) VB
5 2 (0.50%) Java
6 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (14.64%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 30 (7.44%) SC Cleared
4 30 (7.44%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (5.71%) MCSE
5 23 (5.71%) CCA
6 11 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.73%) CCNA
6 11 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (2.73%) CCEE
7 10 (2.48%) CCEA
8 8 (1.99%) CCNP
9 6 (1.49%) MCSA
10 5 (1.24%) CCIA
11 4 (0.99%) CCAA
11 4 (0.99%) MCITP
11 4 (0.99%) MCP
12 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.47%) SLA
2 4 (0.99%) QA
2 4 (0.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 281 (69.73%) XenApp
2 185 (45.91%) Active Directory
3 113 (28.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (27.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 92 (22.83%) vSphere
6 62 (15.38%) XenServer
7 45 (11.17%) Hyper-V
8 38 (9.43%) VMware ESX
9 14 (3.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (2.98%) VMware Server
11 8 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (1.74%) ISA Server
12 7 (1.74%) UAG
12 7 (1.74%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (1.74%) Xen
13 4 (0.99%) Firmware
14 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.74%) vCloud
15 2 (0.50%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.25%) IAG
Systems Management
1 121 (30.02%) SCCM
2 28 (6.95%) SCOM
3 12 (2.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 11 (2.73%) HP SIM
4 11 (2.73%) XenMobile
5 10 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (2.23%) BMC PATROL
7 8 (1.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.74%) Control-M
8 7 (1.74%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.49%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (1.24%) WSUS
11 4 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 4 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.99%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.99%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.74%) Foglight
Vendors
1 363 (90.07%) Citrix
2 214 (53.10%) VMware
3 189 (46.90%) Microsoft
4 70 (17.37%) AppSense
5 44 (10.92%) HP
6 41 (10.17%) Cisco
7 26 (6.45%) Dell
8 22 (5.46%) Altiris
9 20 (4.96%) Symantec
10 15 (3.72%) Wyse
10 15 (3.72%) EMC
10 15 (3.72%) NetApp
11 13 (3.23%) Oracle
12 12 (2.98%) IBM
12 12 (2.98%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.48%) Lumension
13 10 (2.48%) McAfee
14 9 (2.23%) Compaq
14 9 (2.23%) BMC
14 9 (2.23%) 3PAR
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