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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 36 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.30% 0.35% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 14.89% 1.92% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£438 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £358
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.54 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.26% +12.70%
XenDesktop
South East

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
47 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.46% 17.99% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 21
Average daily rate £425 £450 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +125.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £304 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 19
Average hourly rate £11.35 £11.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.18% -42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.27 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £450 -
XenDesktop
South East

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) XenApp
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (72.73%) vSphere
4 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
5 6 (54.55%) CCNP
5 6 (54.55%) CCNA
5 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
5 6 (54.55%) MPLS
5 6 (54.55%) OSPF
5 6 (54.55%) BGP
5 6 (54.55%) MCSE
5 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
5 6 (54.55%) LAN
5 6 (54.55%) WAN
5 6 (54.55%) Cisco
5 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (54.55%) Firewall
5 6 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) SCOM
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
1 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) WAN
1 6 (54.55%) MPLS
1 6 (54.55%) OSPF
1 6 (54.55%) BGP
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Packager
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) UNIX
6 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (18.18%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) MCSE
1 6 (54.55%) CCNP
1 6 (54.55%) CCNA
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) XenApp
2 8 (72.73%) vSphere
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (9.09%) Xen
6 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
1 3 (27.27%) SCOM
2 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (18.18%) HP SIM
2 2 (18.18%) Foglight
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Veeam
5 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
5 2 (18.18%) F5
6 1 (9.09%) Intel
6 1 (9.09%) Mercator