The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 383 335 342
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +7
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 60 104 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.17% 4.68% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 78 67
Median daily rate £415 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.68% -5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £556 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £363 £308
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +17.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £87.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -79.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £15.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+72.58% -29.14%
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
2766 2221 2390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.12% 9.49% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1915 1492 1536
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 98 166
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the London region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 5 £437 +9.18% 1
Croydon -14 5 £450 -2.70%
Harrow - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £500 -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 128 (94.81%) Citrix
2 113 (83.70%) Windows
3 91 (67.41%) XenApp
4 80 (59.26%) Active Directory
5 74 (54.81%) VMware
6 72 (53.33%) Microsoft
7 70 (51.85%) SCCM
8 49 (36.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (32.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (30.37%) NetScaler
10 41 (30.37%) HP
11 38 (28.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (27.41%) ITIL
13 35 (25.93%) PowerShell
13 35 (25.93%) Windows Server
14 33 (24.44%) Windows 7
14 33 (24.44%) Microsoft App-V
15 27 (20.00%) Windows 10
16 26 (19.26%) SAN
16 26 (19.26%) Finance
17 25 (18.52%) MS Exchange
17 25 (18.52%) AppSense
18 23 (17.04%) SCOM
19 21 (15.56%) Cisco
20 20 (14.81%) Linux
21 19 (14.07%) Hyper-V
21 19 (14.07%) Root Cause Analysis
22 18 (13.33%) Dell
23 17 (12.59%) MS Office
23 17 (12.59%) NetApp

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.67%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.22%) Drupal
7 2 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.74%) IIS
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (12.59%) MS Office
2 12 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.48%) MS Project
3 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.22%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.74%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (10.37%) Office 365
2 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.22%) Google Apps
3 3 (2.22%) IaaS
3 3 (2.22%) SaaS
4 2 (1.48%) PaaS
5 1 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.74%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.74%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (30.37%) NetScaler
2 26 (19.26%) SAN
3 16 (11.85%) DNS
4 13 (9.63%) DHCP
5 12 (8.89%) LAN
5 12 (8.89%) WAN
6 8 (5.93%) Firewall
7 7 (5.19%) VLAN
7 7 (5.19%) VPN
7 7 (5.19%) WLAN
8 5 (3.70%) iSCSI
8 5 (3.70%) Skype
9 4 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.22%) PCoIP
10 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.22%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.48%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.48%) FTP
11 2 (1.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.22%) MySQL
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.22%) Power BI
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (4.44%) MSI
General
1 26 (19.26%) Finance
2 11 (8.15%) Banking
3 4 (2.96%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.96%) Legal
3 4 (2.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.48%) Games
4 2 (1.48%) Publishing
4 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) Law
5 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (22.96%) Citrix Engineer
2 23 (17.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (14.07%) Architect
4 14 (10.37%) Analyst
5 13 (9.63%) Consultant
6 10 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Design Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) VMware Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.70%) Citrix Support
10 5 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Platform Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Storage Consultant
10 5 (3.70%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.93%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.96%) .NET
3 3 (2.22%) CSS
3 3 (2.22%) HTML
3 3 (2.22%) HTML5
3 3 (2.22%) Web Services
4 2 (1.48%) SAML
5 1 (0.74%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.89%) Replication
3 10 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.93%) Clustering
4 8 (5.93%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.70%) Cloud Native
5 5 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.70%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.22%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.22%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.48%) BYOD
7 2 (1.48%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.48%) iSeries
7 2 (1.48%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 113 (83.70%) Windows
2 49 (36.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (32.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 33 (24.44%) Windows 7
6 27 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 20 (14.81%) Linux
8 15 (11.11%) Windows 8
9 12 (8.89%) Windows XP
10 10 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (6.67%) Mac OS X
12 6 (4.44%) Android
12 6 (4.44%) VMS
13 5 (3.70%) Apple iOS
14 4 (2.96%) Unix
14 4 (2.96%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (2.96%) Windows Phone
14 4 (2.96%) Windows Phone 8
15 3 (2.22%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.41%) ITIL
2 19 (14.07%) Root Cause Analysis
3 16 (11.85%) Service Management
4 13 (9.63%) Infrastructure Management
5 12 (8.89%) Problem Management
6 11 (8.15%) Project Management
7 10 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 9 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (5.93%) Migration
10 7 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (5.19%) Application Virtualisation
10 7 (5.19%) Release Management
11 6 (4.44%) Patch Management
11 6 (4.44%) Software Distribution
11 6 (4.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 5 (3.70%) Asset Management
12 5 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (3.70%) Translating Business Requirements
12 5 (3.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.41%) SQL
3 7 (5.19%) Python
3 7 (5.19%) VBScript
4 6 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.44%) VB
5 3 (2.22%) C#
5 3 (2.22%) Go
5 3 (2.22%) Java
5 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.41%) DV Cleared
3 10 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (6.67%) Degree
5 8 (5.93%) CCA
6 7 (5.19%) MCSE
7 6 (4.44%) HNC
8 4 (2.96%) ACMT
8 4 (2.96%) MCITP
8 4 (2.96%) MCTS
9 2 (1.48%) CISSP
9 2 (1.48%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.48%) MCSA
9 2 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.74%) QA
1 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (67.41%) XenApp
2 80 (59.26%) Active Directory
3 38 (28.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (24.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (14.07%) Hyper-V
6 17 (12.59%) VMware ESX
7 15 (11.11%) XenServer
8 13 (9.63%) vSphere
9 10 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (7.41%) Xen
10 9 (6.67%) BitLocker
10 9 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (6.67%) DFS Replication
11 8 (5.93%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (4.44%) VMware Server
14 3 (2.22%) Docker
15 2 (1.48%) KVM
15 2 (1.48%) MetaFrame
15 2 (1.48%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 70 (51.85%) SCCM
2 23 (17.04%) SCOM
3 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (5.19%) SCVMM
3 7 (5.19%) WSUS
4 6 (4.44%) Casper Suite
4 6 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (4.44%) HP SIM
4 6 (4.44%) SCOrch
5 4 (2.96%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.96%) Simpana
6 3 (2.22%) Ansible
6 3 (2.22%) EdgeSight
6 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.48%) PowerCLI
7 2 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.74%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 128 (94.81%) Citrix
2 74 (54.81%) VMware
3 72 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 41 (30.37%) HP
5 25 (18.52%) AppSense
6 21 (15.56%) Cisco
7 18 (13.33%) Dell
8 17 (12.59%) NetApp
9 16 (11.85%) Apple
9 16 (11.85%) Symantec
10 9 (6.67%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.70%) Avaya
11 5 (3.70%) EqualLogic
11 5 (3.70%) Google
12 4 (2.96%) Lumension
12 4 (2.96%) Sophos
13 3 (2.22%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.22%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.22%) Informatica
13 3 (2.22%) ServiceNow