The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 4 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 41 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.72% 1.04% -
As % of the System Software category 4.00% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £343
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -19.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.09% -10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
50 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.05% 21.76% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 29
Average daily rate £415 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.60% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Kent

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (100.00%) Citrix
1 8 (100.00%) XenApp
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) vSphere
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) IIS
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (25.00%) HP SIM
6 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) F5
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Wyse
6 2 (25.00%) Foglight

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
2 2 (25.00%) OSPF
2 2 (25.00%) BGP
2 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) BCP
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) XenApp
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) vSphere
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) HP SIM
2 2 (25.00%) Foglight
2 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) Wyse
4 2 (25.00%) Veeam
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Intel
5 1 (12.50%) Mercator