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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 32 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 15 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.05% 1.47% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 41.67% 12.50% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
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£473 £350 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +204.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +31.50%
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
36 32 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.12% 11.76% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 35
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 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
Tonbridge - 5 £475 -
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 - -
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
XenDesktop
South East

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 14 (77.78%) XenApp
4 13 (72.22%) VMware
4 13 (72.22%) Citrix
5 11 (61.11%) MS Exchange
5 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (61.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (55.56%) SolarWinds
6 10 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (44.44%) vSphere
9 7 (38.89%) Firewall
9 7 (38.89%) LAN
9 7 (38.89%) WAN
9 7 (38.89%) Cisco
9 7 (38.89%) MPLS
9 7 (38.89%) OSPF
9 7 (38.89%) BGP
9 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
10 6 (33.33%) ITIL
10 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (33.33%) MCSE
10 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
11 5 (27.78%) Internet
11 5 (27.78%) Capacity Planning

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (61.11%) MS Exchange
1 11 (61.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (11.11%) Lync
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) MPLS
1 7 (38.89%) OSPF
1 7 (38.89%) BGP
1 7 (38.89%) Firewall
1 7 (38.89%) LAN
1 7 (38.89%) WAN
2 5 (27.78%) Internet
3 4 (22.22%) VPN
3 4 (22.22%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Architect
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Server Support
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) MCSE
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
2 4 (22.22%) CCNA
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (77.78%) XenApp
3 8 (44.44%) vSphere
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 2 (11.11%) DFS Replication
6 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (27.78%) SCCM
3 4 (22.22%) Foglight
4 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Citrix
1 13 (72.22%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) SolarWinds
3 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) F5
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Mercator
6 1 (5.56%) Wyse