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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 313 261 319
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +58
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 104 122 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.56% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 5.31% 7.08% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 75 79
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £260 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.17% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 1
Average hourly rate £16.41 £25.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.36% -47.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1959 1722 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.91% 7.83% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1179 1046 1199
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £214 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 157 166
Average hourly rate £17.32 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.84% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £33.50 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -16 36 £400 -5.88% 10
Croydon - 4 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £170 -
Bromley - 1 £350 -
Twickenham - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Brentford - - - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 237 (94.05%) Citrix
2 213 (84.52%) XenApp
3 158 (62.70%) Windows
4 132 (52.38%) VMware
5 112 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 92 (36.51%) Microsoft
7 85 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 66 (26.19%) Windows 7
9 60 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 56 (22.22%) AppSense
11 54 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 54 (21.43%) vSphere
12 51 (20.24%) SCCM
13 46 (18.25%) Migration
13 46 (18.25%) Finance
13 46 (18.25%) NetScaler
14 42 (16.67%) TCP/IP
15 39 (15.48%) Linux
16 36 (14.29%) ITIL
17 35 (13.89%) SQL Server
17 35 (13.89%) SQL
18 34 (13.49%) Cisco
18 34 (13.49%) MS Exchange
18 34 (13.49%) Thin Client
18 34 (13.49%) Fat Client
19 32 (12.70%) HP
20 29 (11.51%) IIS
20 29 (11.51%) SAN
21 28 (11.11%) Windows XP
22 26 (10.32%) DNS

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 34 (13.49%) MS Exchange
2 29 (11.51%) IIS
3 16 (6.35%) Lync
4 9 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.38%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.79%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (7.94%) MS Office
2 17 (6.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Agresso
2 4 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 46 (18.25%) NetScaler
2 42 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 29 (11.51%) SAN
4 26 (10.32%) DNS
4 26 (10.32%) Firewall
5 22 (8.73%) DHCP
6 11 (4.37%) Internet
7 6 (2.38%) LDAP
7 6 (2.38%) LAN
8 5 (1.98%) WAN
8 5 (1.98%) VPN
9 4 (1.59%) SSL
9 4 (1.59%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.19%) DMZ
10 3 (1.19%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.79%) FTP
11 2 (0.79%) HTTP
11 2 (0.79%) VoIP
11 2 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.76%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.40%) MySQL
4 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (3.97%) MSI
2 2 (0.79%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.79%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 46 (18.25%) Finance
2 21 (8.33%) Law
3 18 (7.14%) Banking
4 10 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.57%) Legal
6 7 (2.78%) Retail
7 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.79%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (15.48%) Architect
2 37 (14.68%) Consultant
3 32 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (9.13%) Analyst
4 23 (9.13%) Citrix Consultant
5 22 (8.73%) Citrix Engineer
6 18 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (5.95%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.37%) Wintel Engineer
9 9 (3.57%) Citrix Specialist
9 9 (3.57%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 9 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
9 9 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (2.78%) Administrator
10 7 (2.78%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (2.78%) Senior Wintel Engineer
11 5 (1.98%) Citrix Architect
11 5 (1.98%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.92%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.59%) Web Services
3 3 (1.19%) SAML
3 3 (1.19%) OAuth
3 3 (1.19%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) .NET
4 1 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.49%) Thin Client
1 34 (13.49%) Fat Client
2 19 (7.54%) Clustering
3 11 (4.37%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 8 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.38%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.19%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.79%) AS400
8 2 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.79%) iPhone
8 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.40%) CMDB
9 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.40%) Statistics
9 1 (0.40%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 158 (62.70%) Windows
2 66 (26.19%) Windows 7
3 54 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (15.48%) Linux
5 28 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 23 (9.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.97%) UNIX
9 8 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.78%) SUSE
11 4 (1.59%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.19%) AIX
12 3 (1.19%) Solaris
13 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.25%) Migration
2 36 (14.29%) ITIL
3 20 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
4 15 (5.95%) Load Balancing
5 14 (5.56%) Project Management
6 11 (4.37%) Service Management
6 11 (4.37%) Risk Management
6 11 (4.37%) Change Management
7 10 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (3.97%) Requirements Management
8 9 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.17%) Use Case
10 7 (2.78%) Information Management
10 7 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (2.38%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (2.38%) DNA
12 5 (1.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (1.59%) SOA
13 4 (1.59%) Service Delivery
13 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.89%) SQL
2 19 (7.54%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.37%) VBScript
4 6 (2.38%) C
5 3 (1.19%) Java
5 3 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.19%) Python
5 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 26 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.52%) MCSE
4 20 (7.94%) Citrix Certification
5 17 (6.75%) CCA
6 12 (4.76%) MCSA
7 11 (4.37%) CCEA
7 11 (4.37%) MCP
8 10 (3.97%) MCITP
9 5 (1.98%) Degree
10 4 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.59%) CCEE
11 3 (1.19%) CCNA
11 3 (1.19%) CISSP
12 2 (0.79%) PhD
12 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.40%) MCDST
13 1 (0.40%) Security+ Certification
13 1 (0.40%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.59%) SLA
3 3 (1.19%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 213 (84.52%) XenApp
2 112 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 85 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 54 (21.43%) vSphere
6 24 (9.52%) XenServer
7 15 (5.95%) VMware ESX
8 12 (4.76%) IAG
8 12 (4.76%) UAG
9 11 (4.37%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.19%) Xen
12 1 (0.40%) PowerConvert
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 51 (20.24%) SCCM
2 22 (8.73%) SCOM
3 8 (3.17%) AppDNA
4 4 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.59%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.79%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.79%) SCSM
6 2 (0.79%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.79%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.40%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.40%) WMI
7 1 (0.40%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 237 (94.05%) Citrix
2 132 (52.38%) VMware
3 92 (36.51%) Microsoft
4 56 (22.22%) AppSense
5 34 (13.49%) Cisco
6 32 (12.70%) HP
7 24 (9.52%) EMC
8 22 (8.73%) NetApp
9 16 (6.35%) Wyse
10 15 (5.95%) Dell
11 14 (5.56%) McAfee
12 13 (5.16%) Altiris
13 12 (4.76%) Oracle
14 10 (3.97%) Juniper
14 10 (3.97%) Intel
15 9 (3.57%) Apple
16 8 (3.17%) LANDesk
16 8 (3.17%) BMC
16 8 (3.17%) Red Hat
17 6 (2.38%) Lotus
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