The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 302 329 270
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -59
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 88 74 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 4.27% 3.91% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 72
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -13.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £26.03 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.21 - £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
XenDesktop
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2060 1895 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.11% 8.34% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1389 1203 979
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 147 146
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.85 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.85%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 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
City of London -1 18 £410 +2.50% 1
Ealing - 3 £180 -
Docklands, London -1 2 £450 -20.70% 1
Croydon - 2 £438 -
Ilford - 1 £230 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £250 - 1
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Wimbledon - 1 £300 -
Bromley - 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 159 (94.08%) Citrix
2 120 (71.01%) Windows
2 120 (71.01%) XenApp
3 109 (64.50%) VMware
4 80 (47.34%) Microsoft
5 72 (42.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 68 (40.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (40.24%) Active Directory
7 59 (34.91%) NetScaler
8 54 (31.95%) Windows 7
9 48 (28.40%) SCCM
10 47 (27.81%) vSphere
11 45 (26.63%) Finance
12 44 (26.04%) PowerShell
13 43 (25.44%) ITIL
13 43 (25.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 36 (21.30%) SAN
14 36 (21.30%) Microsoft App-V
15 35 (20.71%) MS Exchange
16 32 (18.93%) Hyper-V
17 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2003
18 29 (17.16%) HP
19 28 (16.57%) AppSense
20 26 (15.38%) Cisco
21 25 (14.79%) TCP/IP
21 25 (14.79%) Project Management
22 24 (14.20%) VBScript
22 24 (14.20%) EdgeSight
23 23 (13.61%) SharePoint
23 23 (13.61%) DNS

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 35 (20.71%) MS Exchange
2 23 (13.61%) SharePoint
3 17 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (8.88%) OpenStack
5 13 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.14%) Lync
8 6 (3.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (1.18%) IIS
11 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.59%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.18%) MS Project
4 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.59%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.14%) Office 365
2 3 (1.78%) SaaS
2 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (34.91%) NetScaler
2 36 (21.30%) SAN
3 25 (14.79%) TCP/IP
4 23 (13.61%) DNS
5 21 (12.43%) NAS
6 20 (11.83%) DHCP
7 14 (8.28%) Firewall
8 7 (4.14%) VPN
8 7 (4.14%) LAN
8 7 (4.14%) WAN
8 7 (4.14%) VLAN
9 5 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (2.96%) Internet
10 3 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.78%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (1.78%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.18%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.78%) MySQL
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.51%) MSI
2 4 (2.37%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.78%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.59%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.59%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.59%) Fiddler
General
1 45 (26.63%) Finance
2 16 (9.47%) Banking
3 10 (5.92%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.37%) Legal
5 3 (1.78%) Law
5 3 (1.78%) Publishing
6 2 (1.18%) Local Government
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (16.57%) Architect
2 24 (14.20%) Citrix Engineer
3 21 (12.43%) Consultant
4 19 (11.24%) Analyst
5 15 (8.88%) Wintel Analyst
6 14 (8.28%) Citrix Consultant
7 13 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (6.51%) Administrator
8 11 (6.51%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (5.92%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) Citrix Architect
10 7 (4.14%) Citrix Specialist
10 7 (4.14%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.55%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.55%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 6 (3.55%) IT Support
12 5 (2.96%) Wintel Engineer
12 5 (2.96%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.06%) Middleware
2 15 (8.88%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.78%) WCF
3 3 (1.78%) .NET
3 3 (1.78%) Web Services
4 2 (1.18%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.59%) Ajax
5 1 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.59%) JSON
5 1 (0.59%) HTML
5 1 (0.59%) CSS
5 1 (0.59%) Django
5 1 (0.59%) HTML5
5 1 (0.59%) REST
5 1 (0.59%) CSS3
5 1 (0.59%) Play Framework
5 1 (0.59%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Replication
2 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.33%) Fat Client
3 9 (5.33%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.14%) Performance Metrics
5 5 (2.96%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.96%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.78%) BYOD
8 2 (1.18%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.18%) User Experience
9 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.59%) NHS
9 1 (0.59%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.59%) Clustering
9 1 (0.59%) PKI
9 1 (0.59%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 120 (71.01%) Windows
2 68 (40.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (31.95%) Windows 7
4 43 (25.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (8.28%) Windows 8
7 12 (7.10%) Linux
8 9 (5.33%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.96%) UNIX
10 4 (2.37%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.18%) Solaris
11 2 (1.18%) Android
11 2 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.59%) Debian
12 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.44%) ITIL
2 25 (14.79%) Project Management
3 21 (12.43%) Migration
4 16 (9.47%) ITSM
4 16 (9.47%) Incident Management
5 15 (8.88%) Low Latency
6 11 (6.51%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (4.73%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.55%) ITIL V3
8 6 (3.55%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.96%) TOGAF
10 4 (2.37%) Investment Management
10 4 (2.37%) Change Management
11 3 (1.78%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (1.78%) Performance Monitoring
12 2 (1.18%) Cyber Security
12 2 (1.18%) Service Management
12 2 (1.18%) Information Security
12 2 (1.18%) Data Protection
12 2 (1.18%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.04%) PowerShell
2 24 (14.20%) VBScript
3 19 (11.24%) C#
4 15 (8.88%) SQL
5 4 (2.37%) VB
6 3 (1.78%) Java
7 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (13.02%) Citrix Certification
2 17 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (9.47%) CCA
4 12 (7.10%) MCITP
4 12 (7.10%) MCSE
5 10 (5.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (5.33%) CCEA
7 8 (4.73%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.55%) CCEE
8 6 (3.55%) Degree
9 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.37%) CCNA
9 4 (2.37%) CISSP
9 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.37%) CCIA
10 3 (1.78%) CCAA
10 3 (1.78%) MCSA
10 3 (1.78%) CCNP
11 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.18%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) QA
System Software
1 120 (71.01%) XenApp
2 72 (42.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (40.24%) Active Directory
4 47 (27.81%) vSphere
5 36 (21.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 32 (18.93%) Hyper-V
7 15 (8.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (8.88%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (8.28%) XenServer
8 14 (8.28%) VMware ESX
9 6 (3.55%) vCloud
10 4 (2.37%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (2.37%) DFS Replication
10 4 (2.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.78%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.78%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.78%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.18%) Xen
13 1 (0.59%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 48 (28.40%) SCCM
2 24 (14.20%) EdgeSight
3 18 (10.65%) SCOM
4 16 (9.47%) SCVMM
5 14 (8.28%) XenMobile
6 12 (7.10%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.78%) WSUS
7 3 (1.78%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.18%) ARCserve
8 2 (1.18%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.59%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.59%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 159 (94.08%) Citrix
2 109 (64.50%) VMware
3 80 (47.34%) Microsoft
4 29 (17.16%) HP
5 28 (16.57%) AppSense
6 26 (15.38%) Cisco
7 21 (12.43%) Dell
7 21 (12.43%) NetApp
8 19 (11.24%) IBM
9 16 (9.47%) CA
10 15 (8.88%) Veritas
10 15 (8.88%) Veeam
10 15 (8.88%) ServiceNow
11 14 (8.28%) EMC
12 12 (7.10%) Nimsoft
13 7 (4.14%) Symantec
14 6 (3.55%) Altiris
15 5 (2.96%) CheckPoint
15 5 (2.96%) Juniper
16 4 (2.37%) Intel
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