The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 65 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.52% 0.16% -
As % of the System Software category 5.71% 1.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £250 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.13% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
70 53 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.02% 8.39% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 33
Average daily rate £250 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenDesktop
East of England

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the Hertfordshire region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
XenDesktop
East of England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (80.00%) IBM
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
1 4 (80.00%) NetApp
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) MCITP
1 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere
1 4 (80.00%) XenApp
1 4 (80.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (60.00%) VCAP
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (40.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) Lync
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SAS
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
1 4 (80.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (40.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (60.00%) VCAP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) NCDA
4 1 (20.00%) NCIE
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere
1 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) NetApp
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (20.00%) AppSense