The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 24 July 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 London 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 329 301 272
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -29
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 72 106 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 3.47% 5.55% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 67 99
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.89% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.63%
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2075 1910 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.80% 7.88% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1136 1161
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 160 205
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in London

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in London

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in London

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the London region.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in London

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
City of London +10 22 £302 -28.94% 9
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 165 (97.06%) Citrix
2 123 (72.35%) Windows
3 114 (67.06%) XenApp
4 70 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 68 (40.00%) VMware
6 57 (33.53%) Active Directory
7 56 (32.94%) Microsoft
8 48 (28.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 46 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 46 (27.06%) SCCM
10 39 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (22.94%) NetScaler
11 36 (21.18%) AppSense
12 29 (17.06%) Migration
13 28 (16.47%) Finance
13 28 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (16.47%) vSphere
14 26 (15.29%) SQL
15 21 (12.35%) XenServer
16 19 (11.18%) MS Excel
16 19 (11.18%) TCP/IP
16 19 (11.18%) Cisco
17 18 (10.59%) ITIL
18 17 (10.00%) Legal
19 16 (9.41%) DNS
19 16 (9.41%) Application Packaging
20 15 (8.82%) Citrix Certification
20 15 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
21 14 (8.24%) Law
22 13 (7.65%) Firewall

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 13 (7.65%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (5.88%) IIS
4 9 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.53%) Lync
7 2 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.18%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (11.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Agresso
1 1 (0.59%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.94%) NetScaler
2 19 (11.18%) TCP/IP
3 16 (9.41%) DNS
4 13 (7.65%) Firewall
5 9 (5.29%) DHCP
6 8 (4.71%) SAN
7 7 (4.12%) Unified Communications
8 6 (3.53%) LAN
8 6 (3.53%) WAN
9 5 (2.94%) VPN
10 3 (1.76%) Internet
10 3 (1.76%) SSL
10 3 (1.76%) LDAP
11 2 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.18%) SSH
11 2 (1.18%) VLAN
11 2 (1.18%) FTP
11 2 (1.18%) HTTP
12 1 (0.59%) DMZ
12 1 (0.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.94%) MSI
2 2 (1.18%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.18%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.18%) AdminStudio
General
1 28 (16.47%) Finance
2 17 (10.00%) Legal
3 14 (8.24%) Law
4 13 (7.65%) Banking
5 9 (5.29%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.35%) Retail
6 4 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (11.76%) Architect
2 19 (11.18%) Consultant
2 19 (11.18%) Citrix Engineer
3 16 (9.41%) Administrator
4 12 (7.06%) Analyst
5 11 (6.47%) Citrix Consultant
6 9 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.29%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (5.29%) Citrix Support
7 8 (4.71%) Citrix Administrator
8 7 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.12%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.53%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.94%) Applications Packager
10 5 (2.94%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.94%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.94%) Server Administrator
10 5 (2.94%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.41%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.47%) Thin Client
1 11 (6.47%) Fat Client
2 10 (5.88%) Clustering
3 7 (4.12%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.53%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.35%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.76%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) Replication
8 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.59%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.59%) Statistics
8 1 (0.59%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 123 (72.35%) Windows
2 70 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 39 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (7.65%) Linux
7 12 (7.06%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.12%) UNIX
9 3 (1.76%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.59%) SUSE
10 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.06%) Migration
2 18 (10.59%) ITIL
3 11 (6.47%) Risk Management
4 10 (5.88%) Requirements Management
5 8 (4.71%) Use Case
6 7 (4.12%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (3.53%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (3.53%) Project Management
7 6 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.94%) Software Distribution
9 4 (2.35%) Change Management
10 3 (1.76%) Business Continuity
10 3 (1.76%) Problem Management
10 3 (1.76%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (1.18%) Data Migration
11 2 (1.18%) Data Protection
11 2 (1.18%) Financial Analysis
11 2 (1.18%) Mobile Device Management
11 2 (1.18%) Change Control
11 2 (1.18%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.29%) SQL
2 12 (7.06%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.94%) VBScript
4 4 (2.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.82%) Citrix Certification
2 11 (6.47%) CCA
3 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.29%) MCSE
4 9 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.53%) CCEE
5 6 (3.53%) CCEA
6 5 (2.94%) MCSA
7 4 (2.35%) Degree
8 3 (1.76%) MCP
9 2 (1.18%) CCAA
9 2 (1.18%) CCIA
9 2 (1.18%) MCITP
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.18%) CCNA
10 1 (0.59%) CCNP
10 1 (0.59%) MCDST
10 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.71%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 114 (67.06%) XenApp
2 57 (33.53%) Active Directory
3 48 (28.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 46 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (16.47%) vSphere
6 21 (12.35%) XenServer
7 13 (7.65%) Hyper-V
8 11 (6.47%) VMware ESX
9 6 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.35%) Xen
11 3 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (27.06%) SCCM
2 9 (5.29%) SCOM
3 5 (2.94%) XenMobile
4 3 (1.76%) AppDNA
5 2 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (1.18%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.18%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.18%) Control-M
6 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.59%) WMI
6 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.59%) SCSM
Vendors
1 165 (97.06%) Citrix
2 68 (40.00%) VMware
3 56 (32.94%) Microsoft
4 36 (21.18%) AppSense
5 19 (11.18%) Cisco
6 13 (7.65%) Dell
7 12 (7.06%) Altiris
7 12 (7.06%) HP
8 11 (6.47%) NetApp
9 9 (5.29%) EMC
10 4 (2.35%) BMC
10 4 (2.35%) McAfee
11 3 (1.76%) Intel
11 3 (1.76%) IBM
11 3 (1.76%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.18%) F5
12 2 (1.18%) Wyse
12 2 (1.18%) Compaq
12 2 (1.18%) Remedy
12 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
London
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £27,000 per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £150 to £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £281 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago