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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 319 316 267
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -49
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 89 98 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.41% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 4.63% 5.12% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 77 85
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £356
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £28.75 £17.32 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.99% -30.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £140.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -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
1923 1914 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.63% 8.10% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1294 1171 1064
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 143 154
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +1 18 £395 -1.25% 5
Croydon +1 6 £438 -2.77%
Ealing - 3 £180 -
Feltham - 2 £438 -
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 164 (93.71%) Citrix
2 133 (76.00%) Windows
3 128 (73.14%) XenApp
4 116 (66.29%) VMware
5 80 (45.71%) Microsoft
6 75 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 74 (42.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (41.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (36.00%) NetScaler
10 58 (33.14%) Windows 7
11 55 (31.43%) SCCM
12 49 (28.00%) vSphere
13 46 (26.29%) Finance
14 43 (24.57%) ITIL
15 41 (23.43%) PowerShell
16 39 (22.29%) Microsoft App-V
16 39 (22.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 37 (21.14%) SAN
18 36 (20.57%) Hyper-V
19 31 (17.71%) MS Exchange
20 30 (17.14%) HP
20 30 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (16.57%) VBScript
21 29 (16.57%) AppSense
22 28 (16.00%) EdgeSight
23 27 (15.43%) TCP/IP
24 26 (14.86%) Project Management
24 26 (14.86%) SCOM
25 25 (14.29%) Cisco
26 24 (13.71%) Dell

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (17.71%) MS Exchange
2 23 (13.14%) SharePoint
3 18 (10.29%) OpenStack
4 14 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.86%) Lync
9 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.43%) Office 365
2 3 (1.71%) SaaS
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 63 (36.00%) NetScaler
2 37 (21.14%) SAN
3 27 (15.43%) TCP/IP
4 23 (13.14%) NAS
5 21 (12.00%) DNS
6 18 (10.29%) Firewall
7 17 (9.71%) DHCP
8 11 (6.29%) VPN
9 7 (4.00%) LAN
9 7 (4.00%) WAN
9 7 (4.00%) VLAN
10 5 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.29%) Internet
12 3 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.71%) VoIP
12 3 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.71%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (1.71%) Wireshark
13 2 (1.14%) Network Security
13 2 (1.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.29%) MySQL
5 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (8.57%) MSI
2 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.71%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.57%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.57%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.57%) Fiddler
General
1 46 (26.29%) Finance
2 17 (9.71%) Banking
3 9 (5.14%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.86%) Legal
5 3 (1.71%) Law
5 3 (1.71%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (16.00%) Architect
2 26 (14.86%) Analyst
3 25 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
4 19 (10.86%) Wintel Analyst
5 18 (10.29%) Consultant
6 17 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (6.29%) Citrix Architect
9 10 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (5.71%) Citrix Consultant
9 10 (5.71%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Citrix Analyst
10 7 (4.00%) Citrix Specialist
10 7 (4.00%) Citrix Support
11 6 (3.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 6 (3.43%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.43%) Desktop Support
12 5 (2.86%) Administrator
12 5 (2.86%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.57%) Middleware
2 14 (8.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.71%) .NET
3 3 (1.71%) Web Services
3 3 (1.71%) WCF
4 2 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.14%) Ajax
4 2 (1.14%) HTML5
4 2 (1.14%) Django
4 2 (1.14%) JSON
4 2 (1.14%) CSS
4 2 (1.14%) HTML
4 2 (1.14%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.14%) CSS3
4 2 (1.14%) REST
4 2 (1.14%) Play Framework
5 1 (0.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.86%) Replication
2 10 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.57%) Fat Client
3 8 (4.57%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.29%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.29%) User Experience
5 3 (1.71%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (1.71%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.71%) Open Source
6 2 (1.14%) CCTV
6 2 (1.14%) BYOD
6 2 (1.14%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.57%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.57%) PKI
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 133 (76.00%) Windows
2 73 (41.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (33.14%) Windows 7
4 39 (22.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (8.57%) Linux
7 13 (7.43%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.00%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.43%) CentOS
10 4 (2.29%) UNIX
11 3 (1.71%) Solaris
11 3 (1.71%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.14%) Android
12 2 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.57%) Debian
13 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.57%) ITIL
2 26 (14.86%) Project Management
3 24 (13.71%) Migration
4 20 (11.43%) Incident Management
4 20 (11.43%) ITSM
5 19 (10.86%) Low Latency
6 10 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.29%) TOGAF
8 4 (2.29%) Investment Management
8 4 (2.29%) Change Management
9 3 (1.71%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (1.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.71%) ITIL V3
10 2 (1.14%) Load Balancing
10 2 (1.14%) Information Security
10 2 (1.14%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.14%) TDD
10 2 (1.14%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.43%) PowerShell
2 29 (16.57%) VBScript
3 21 (12.00%) C#
4 15 (8.57%) SQL
5 4 (2.29%) VB
6 3 (1.71%) Java
7 2 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (9.14%) Citrix Certification
2 13 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.86%) CCA
4 9 (5.14%) CCEA
4 9 (5.14%) MCITP
5 8 (4.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (4.57%) MCSE
6 7 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.00%) Degree
7 5 (2.86%) CCEE
8 4 (2.29%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.29%) CCNA
8 4 (2.29%) CISSP
8 4 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.29%) MCSA
8 4 (2.29%) CCIA
9 3 (1.71%) CCAA
9 3 (1.71%) CCNP
10 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.00%) SLA
2 3 (1.71%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 128 (73.14%) XenApp
2 75 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 74 (42.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (28.00%) vSphere
5 39 (22.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 36 (20.57%) Hyper-V
7 19 (10.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 18 (10.29%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (8.57%) XenServer
10 13 (7.43%) VMware ESX
11 8 (4.57%) vCloud
12 5 (2.86%) Terminal Services
13 4 (2.29%) DFS Replication
13 4 (2.29%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (1.71%) BitLocker
14 3 (1.71%) Xen
15 2 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (1.14%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 55 (31.43%) SCCM
2 28 (16.00%) EdgeSight
3 26 (14.86%) SCOM
4 20 (11.43%) SCVMM
5 17 (9.71%) HP SIM
6 10 (5.71%) XenMobile
7 3 (1.71%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (1.71%) WSUS
8 2 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.14%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.57%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 164 (93.71%) Citrix
2 116 (66.29%) VMware
3 80 (45.71%) Microsoft
4 30 (17.14%) HP
5 29 (16.57%) AppSense
6 25 (14.29%) Cisco
7 24 (13.71%) Dell
7 24 (13.71%) NetApp
8 21 (12.00%) IBM
8 21 (12.00%) Veeam
9 19 (10.86%) Veritas
9 19 (10.86%) CA
10 18 (10.29%) ServiceNow
11 17 (9.71%) Nimsoft
12 13 (7.43%) EMC
13 5 (2.86%) Symantec
13 5 (2.86%) Altiris
14 4 (2.29%) Polycom
14 4 (2.29%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.29%) Apple
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