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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 310 261 279
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +18
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 88 136 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.63% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 4.66% 7.38% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 106 49
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£401 £430 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.68% +36.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £273 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £230 £348
% change year-on-year
+52.39% -33.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 18
Average hourly rate £20.53 £17.41 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% -44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.62 £14.60 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.73 £27.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -20.00%
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
1888 1842 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.94% 8.55% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1139 933
Average daily rate £400 £380 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 109 210
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -13 18 £313 -19.87% 5
Ealing - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 170 (88.54%) Citrix
2 157 (81.77%) Windows
3 148 (77.08%) XenApp
4 120 (62.50%) VMware
5 92 (47.92%) Microsoft
6 91 (47.40%) Active Directory
7 76 (39.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 75 (39.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (37.50%) SCCM
10 67 (34.90%) NetScaler
11 63 (32.81%) Windows 7
12 56 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 51 (26.56%) Finance
14 48 (25.00%) vSphere
15 41 (21.35%) PowerShell
16 37 (19.27%) ITIL
16 37 (19.27%) SAN
16 37 (19.27%) Windows Server 2003
17 35 (18.23%) AppSense
18 34 (17.71%) SCOM
19 33 (17.19%) HP
20 32 (16.67%) Hyper-V
21 31 (16.15%) DNS
21 31 (16.15%) Application Packaging
22 30 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
23 29 (15.10%) EdgeSight
23 29 (15.10%) MSI
24 28 (14.58%) MS Exchange
25 24 (12.50%) TCP/IP
25 24 (12.50%) Linux

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.29%) OpenStack
4 13 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.08%) IIS
7 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.56%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.60%) Office 365
2 3 (1.56%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (1.04%) SaaS
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (34.90%) NetScaler
2 37 (19.27%) SAN
3 31 (16.15%) DNS
4 24 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 17 (8.85%) NAS
5 17 (8.85%) DHCP
6 14 (7.29%) Firewall
7 13 (6.77%) VPN
8 6 (3.13%) WAN
9 5 (2.60%) LAN
9 5 (2.60%) SSL
9 5 (2.60%) Internet
10 3 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (1.56%) MPLS
11 2 (1.04%) SNMP
11 2 (1.04%) VoIP
11 2 (1.04%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.52%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.08%) MySQL
5 3 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (15.10%) MSI
2 4 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.52%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.52%) WinDbg
General
1 51 (26.56%) Finance
2 23 (11.98%) Banking
3 8 (4.17%) Legal
4 7 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.56%) Law
7 2 (1.04%) Local Government
7 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Retail
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (19.27%) Analyst
2 28 (14.58%) Consultant
3 25 (13.02%) Architect
4 20 (10.42%) Citrix Engineer
5 17 (8.85%) Citrix Consultant
5 17 (8.85%) Support Analyst
6 15 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.81%) Wintel Analyst
7 10 (5.21%) Administrator
8 9 (4.69%) Citrix Architect
8 9 (4.69%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.65%) Citrix Support
9 7 (3.65%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.13%) Server Support
10 6 (3.13%) Server Analyst
10 6 (3.13%) Citrix Specialist
10 6 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.15%) Application Packaging
2 17 (8.85%) Middleware
3 2 (1.04%) REST
3 2 (1.04%) CSS3
3 2 (1.04%) HTML5
3 2 (1.04%) Play Framework
3 2 (1.04%) CSS
3 2 (1.04%) HTML
3 2 (1.04%) Ajax
3 2 (1.04%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (1.04%) Django
3 2 (1.04%) JSON
4 1 (0.52%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.52%) COM
4 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.38%) Replication
2 12 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 12 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 10 (5.21%) Clustering
3 10 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.69%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.08%) SecurID
6 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.56%) Open Source
6 3 (1.56%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.04%) User Experience
7 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.52%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.52%) Equities
8 1 (0.52%) CCTV
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 157 (81.77%) Windows
2 75 (39.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (32.81%) Windows 7
4 37 (19.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (12.50%) Linux
7 20 (10.42%) UNIX
8 13 (6.77%) Windows XP
9 10 (5.21%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.60%) CentOS
12 4 (2.08%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.56%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.04%) Solaris
15 1 (0.52%) Android
15 1 (0.52%) AIX
15 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.27%) ITIL
2 23 (11.98%) Migration
3 16 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 15 (7.81%) ITSM
4 15 (7.81%) Project Management
4 15 (7.81%) Low Latency
5 11 (5.73%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.21%) TOGAF
7 9 (4.69%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.65%) Problem Management
8 7 (3.65%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.13%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.08%) Software Deployment
11 4 (2.08%) Software Distribution
11 4 (2.08%) Software Asset Management
11 4 (2.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.35%) PowerShell
2 23 (11.98%) VBScript
3 20 (10.42%) SQL
4 14 (7.29%) C#
5 5 (2.60%) VB
6 3 (1.56%) Java
7 2 (1.04%) Ruby
8 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.29%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (5.21%) CCA
3 10 (5.21%) CCEE
4 8 (4.17%) CCEA
4 8 (4.17%) Degree
5 7 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (3.65%) MCSE
6 6 (3.13%) MCITP
7 5 (2.60%) MCSA
8 4 (2.08%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.08%) CCIA
9 2 (1.04%) CCAA
9 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.04%) CISSP
9 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.04%) CCNP
9 2 (1.04%) CCNA
10 1 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.08%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.56%) SLA
3 2 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 148 (77.08%) XenApp
2 91 (47.40%) Active Directory
3 76 (39.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (29.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 48 (25.00%) vSphere
6 32 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 24 (12.50%) XenServer
8 18 (9.38%) VMware ESX
9 15 (7.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (7.81%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.13%) vCloud
10 6 (3.13%) Terminal Services
10 6 (3.13%) Xen
11 4 (2.08%) Firmware
11 4 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.52%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.52%) NFS
12 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 72 (37.50%) SCCM
2 34 (17.71%) SCOM
3 29 (15.10%) EdgeSight
4 22 (11.46%) HP SIM
5 18 (9.38%) SCVMM
6 10 (5.21%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 8 (4.17%) WSUS
8 7 (3.65%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (2.60%) Control-M
9 5 (2.60%) XenMobile
10 4 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (2.08%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (1.04%) SCOrch
12 2 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.52%) Foglight
13 1 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
13 1 (0.52%) ZENworks
13 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 170 (88.54%) Citrix
2 120 (62.50%) VMware
3 92 (47.92%) Microsoft
4 35 (18.23%) AppSense
5 33 (17.19%) HP
6 20 (10.42%) Cisco
7 19 (9.90%) IBM
7 19 (9.90%) Dell
7 19 (9.90%) EMC
7 19 (9.90%) NetApp
8 18 (9.38%) Veeam
9 17 (8.85%) CA
10 15 (7.81%) Altiris
10 15 (7.81%) Veritas
10 15 (7.81%) Nimsoft
11 14 (7.29%) ServiceNow
12 13 (6.77%) Wyse
13 8 (4.17%) Red Hat
14 7 (3.65%) LANDesk
14 7 (3.65%) Hitachi
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