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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 350 322 280
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -42
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 56 89 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.42% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.80% 4.61% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 61 99
Average daily rate £375 £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £240 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +27.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-44.23% +85.71%
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
1998 1930 1847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.40% 9.20% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1265 1110
Average daily rate £425 £410 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +7.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £194 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 114 114
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £28.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +42 10 £363 +20.83% 6
Kingston Upon Thames +5 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 157 (92.35%) Citrix
2 137 (80.59%) XenApp
3 122 (71.76%) Windows
4 98 (57.65%) VMware
5 92 (54.12%) Microsoft
6 90 (52.94%) Active Directory
7 83 (48.82%) SCCM
8 82 (48.24%) Windows Server
9 68 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 66 (38.82%) NetScaler
11 58 (34.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 57 (33.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 52 (30.59%) PowerShell
14 51 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 44 (25.88%) Windows 7
16 42 (24.71%) Finance
17 38 (22.35%) ITIL
18 34 (20.00%) DNS
19 33 (19.41%) AppSense
20 30 (17.65%) SCOM
21 29 (17.06%) XenServer
22 27 (15.88%) SAN
23 25 (14.71%) HP
24 24 (14.12%) MS Excel
25 23 (13.53%) Service Delivery
25 23 (13.53%) MS Exchange
25 23 (13.53%) Hyper-V
26 21 (12.35%) Citrix Certification
27 20 (11.76%) XenMobile
28 19 (11.18%) Agile Software Development

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 23 (13.53%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 15 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.53%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.35%) IIS
6 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (14.12%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.47%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.18%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.29%) IaaS
1 9 (5.29%) Office 365
1 9 (5.29%) PaaS
1 9 (5.29%) SaaS
2 7 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (38.82%) NetScaler
2 34 (20.00%) DNS
3 27 (15.88%) SAN
4 15 (8.82%) DHCP
5 13 (7.65%) VPN
6 11 (6.47%) VLAN
7 10 (5.88%) SSL
8 8 (4.71%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (3.53%) Firewall
10 5 (2.94%) Internet
10 5 (2.94%) LAN
10 5 (2.94%) WAN
11 4 (2.35%) NAS
11 4 (2.35%) SNMP
12 3 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.18%) Kerberos
14 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.59%) GIS
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.59%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (3.53%) MSI
2 1 (0.59%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.59%) InstallShield
General
1 42 (24.71%) Finance
2 11 (6.47%) Financial Institution
3 10 (5.88%) Banking
3 10 (5.88%) Legal
4 5 (2.94%) Law
5 4 (2.35%) Automotive
6 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 2 (1.18%) Publishing
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (22.94%) Citrix Engineer
2 24 (14.12%) Analyst
3 22 (12.94%) Consultant
4 21 (12.35%) Citrix Consultant
5 18 (10.59%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (8.24%) Architect
8 12 (7.06%) Administrator
8 12 (7.06%) Citrix Specialist
8 12 (7.06%) Citrix Support
9 11 (6.47%) Support Engineer
10 10 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 10 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (5.29%) Citrix Systems Engineer
11 9 (5.29%) Desktop Support
11 9 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (4.71%) Citrix Administrator
12 8 (4.71%) VMware Engineer
13 7 (4.12%) Head of Technology
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.35%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.18%) Middleware
2 2 (1.18%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.59%) MDX
3 1 (0.59%) PKINIT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.00%) PKI
2 14 (8.24%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.06%) Blackberry
3 12 (7.06%) Hedge funds
4 9 (5.29%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.12%) Fat Client
5 7 (4.12%) Thin Client
6 6 (3.53%) User Experience
7 4 (2.35%) Social Media
8 3 (1.76%) BYOD
8 3 (1.76%) CCTV
8 3 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.59%) iPhone
10 1 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 122 (71.76%) Windows
2 82 (48.24%) Windows Server
3 58 (34.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (25.88%) Windows 7
6 18 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (7.65%) Linux
8 7 (4.12%) Android
9 6 (3.53%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.53%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.94%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.76%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.18%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.59%) VMS
13 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.35%) ITIL
2 23 (13.53%) Service Delivery
3 19 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (8.82%) Service Management
5 14 (8.24%) ITSM
6 13 (7.65%) Performance Management
6 13 (7.65%) Project Management
7 12 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (7.06%) High Availability
8 11 (6.47%) PRINCE
9 10 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.88%) Investment Management
9 10 (5.88%) Patch Management
10 9 (5.29%) Open Source
10 9 (5.29%) Security Management
11 7 (4.12%) Asset Management
11 7 (4.12%) Migration
12 6 (3.53%) Change Management
12 6 (3.53%) ITIL V3
13 5 (2.94%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.59%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.82%) VBScript
3 7 (4.12%) VB
4 6 (3.53%) SQL
5 2 (1.18%) Java
5 2 (1.18%) Python
6 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.35%) Citrix Certification
2 19 (11.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (7.65%) CCA
4 12 (7.06%) Security Cleared
5 11 (6.47%) CCEE
5 11 (6.47%) MCSE
6 10 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (4.12%) CCEA
7 7 (4.12%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.53%) CCAA
9 4 (2.35%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.35%) MCP
9 4 (2.35%) MCSA
10 3 (1.76%) CCNA
10 3 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 137 (80.59%) XenApp
2 90 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 68 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 57 (33.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (17.06%) XenServer
6 23 (13.53%) Hyper-V
7 17 (10.00%) vSphere
8 10 (5.88%) BitLocker
9 8 (4.71%) VMware ESX
10 6 (3.53%) MetaFrame
11 4 (2.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.76%) Firmware
13 2 (1.18%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 83 (48.82%) SCCM
2 30 (17.65%) SCOM
3 20 (11.76%) XenMobile
4 9 (5.29%) CFEngine
4 9 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.94%) EdgeSight
5 5 (2.94%) HP SIM
5 5 (2.94%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (2.35%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.76%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.18%) Control-M
8 2 (1.18%) Ionix
9 1 (0.59%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.59%) SCSM
9 1 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 157 (92.35%) Citrix
2 98 (57.65%) VMware
3 92 (54.12%) Microsoft
4 33 (19.41%) AppSense
5 25 (14.71%) HP
6 17 (10.00%) Cisco
7 11 (6.47%) Altiris
7 11 (6.47%) Remedy
8 8 (4.71%) BMC
9 6 (3.53%) Dell
9 6 (3.53%) Wyse
10 5 (2.94%) IBM
10 5 (2.94%) Symantec
11 4 (2.35%) Apple
11 4 (2.35%) Oracle
11 4 (2.35%) Veeam
12 3 (1.76%) F5
12 3 (1.76%) NetApp
12 3 (1.76%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.76%) Splunk
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