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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 341 307 268
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -39
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 76 106 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.44% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 3.65% 5.57% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 69 104
Average daily rate
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£323 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £262 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £525 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.06% +3.01%
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 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -23.15%
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2085 1902 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.87% 7.84% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1133 1155
Average daily rate £373 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 162 209
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
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 29 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 29 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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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 +10 24 £302 -28.94% 7
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 3
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 164 (95.91%) Citrix
2 127 (74.27%) Windows
3 115 (67.25%) XenApp
4 74 (43.27%) Windows 7
5 70 (40.94%) VMware
6 58 (33.92%) Active Directory
7 55 (32.16%) Microsoft
8 50 (29.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 49 (28.65%) SCCM
10 47 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 42 (24.56%) NetScaler
12 41 (23.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (21.64%) AppSense
14 30 (17.54%) Migration
15 29 (16.96%) vSphere
15 29 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (15.79%) Finance
16 27 (15.79%) SQL
17 21 (12.28%) Cisco
18 20 (11.70%) XenServer
19 19 (11.11%) MS Excel
19 19 (11.11%) ITIL
20 17 (9.94%) DNS
20 17 (9.94%) TCP/IP
20 17 (9.94%) Legal
20 17 (9.94%) Application Packaging
21 15 (8.77%) Citrix Certification
21 15 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
22 14 (8.19%) MS Exchange
22 14 (8.19%) Law

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 14 (8.19%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (5.85%) IIS
4 9 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.51%) Lync
6 2 (1.17%) CloudStack
6 2 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.26%) MS Office
3 3 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Agresso
1 1 (0.58%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (24.56%) NetScaler
2 17 (9.94%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.94%) DNS
3 11 (6.43%) Firewall
4 9 (5.26%) DHCP
5 8 (4.68%) SAN
6 7 (4.09%) Unified Communications
7 6 (3.51%) LAN
7 6 (3.51%) WAN
8 4 (2.34%) VPN
9 3 (1.75%) Internet
10 2 (1.17%) VLAN
10 2 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.17%) SSL
11 1 (0.58%) LDAP
11 1 (0.58%) Wireless
11 1 (0.58%) MPLS
11 1 (0.58%) DMZ
11 1 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.51%) MSI
2 2 (1.17%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.17%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 27 (15.79%) Finance
2 17 (9.94%) Legal
3 14 (8.19%) Law
4 13 (7.60%) Banking
5 8 (4.68%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.34%) Retail
6 4 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (12.28%) Architect
2 20 (11.70%) Consultant
2 20 (11.70%) Citrix Engineer
3 16 (9.36%) Administrator
4 12 (7.02%) Analyst
5 11 (6.43%) Citrix Consultant
6 9 (5.26%) Citrix Support
6 9 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Citrix Administrator
8 7 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.51%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.51%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.92%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.92%) Applications Packager
10 5 (2.92%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.92%) Citrix Specialist
10 5 (2.92%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.94%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.85%) Thin Client
1 10 (5.85%) Clustering
1 10 (5.85%) Fat Client
2 7 (4.09%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.51%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.34%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.75%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.58%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.58%) Statistics
7 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 127 (74.27%) Windows
2 74 (43.27%) Windows 7
3 41 (23.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (7.02%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.43%) Linux
8 5 (2.92%) UNIX
9 3 (1.75%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.58%) SUSE
10 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.54%) Migration
2 19 (11.11%) ITIL
3 11 (6.43%) Risk Management
4 10 (5.85%) Requirements Management
5 8 (4.68%) Use Case
6 7 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (3.51%) Project Management
7 6 (3.51%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (2.92%) Change Management
8 5 (2.92%) Software Distribution
9 4 (2.34%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.34%) Business Continuity
10 3 (1.75%) Incident Management
10 3 (1.75%) Problem Management
11 2 (1.17%) Business Analysis
11 2 (1.17%) Data Migration
11 2 (1.17%) Data Protection
11 2 (1.17%) Financial Analysis
11 2 (1.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.79%) SQL
2 12 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.92%) VBScript
4 4 (2.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.77%) Citrix Certification
2 11 (6.43%) CCA
3 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.26%) MCSE
4 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.68%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.51%) CCEE
6 6 (3.51%) CCEA
7 5 (2.92%) MCSA
8 3 (1.75%) MCP
8 3 (1.75%) Degree
9 2 (1.17%) CCNA
9 2 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.17%) CCAA
9 2 (1.17%) CCIA
9 2 (1.17%) MCITP
10 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) VCP5
10 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.68%) QA
2 4 (2.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 115 (67.25%) XenApp
2 58 (33.92%) Active Directory
3 50 (29.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 47 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (16.96%) vSphere
6 20 (11.70%) XenServer
7 13 (7.60%) Hyper-V
8 12 (7.02%) VMware ESX
9 7 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.34%) Xen
11 3 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (28.65%) SCCM
2 9 (5.26%) SCOM
3 4 (2.34%) XenMobile
4 3 (1.75%) AppDNA
5 2 (1.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (1.17%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.17%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.17%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.17%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.17%) Control-M
5 2 (1.17%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.58%) WMI
6 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.58%) SCSM
Vendors
1 164 (95.91%) Citrix
2 70 (40.94%) VMware
3 55 (32.16%) Microsoft
4 37 (21.64%) AppSense
5 21 (12.28%) Cisco
6 13 (7.60%) Dell
6 13 (7.60%) Altiris
7 12 (7.02%) HP
8 11 (6.43%) NetApp
9 9 (5.26%) EMC
10 4 (2.34%) BMC
10 4 (2.34%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.34%) McAfee
11 3 (1.75%) Wyse
11 3 (1.75%) Remedy
11 3 (1.75%) Intel
11 3 (1.75%) IBM
12 2 (1.17%) Compaq
13 1 (0.58%) Oracle
13 1 (0.58%) SAP
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Rate: £0 - £27,000 per year
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
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Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £281 per day
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