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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 346 346 351
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 76 89 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.38% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 3.14% 3.90% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 66 53
Median daily rate £415 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.50 £26.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.07% +30.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.49% +27.50%
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
2420 2282 2146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.21% 9.75% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1732 1526 1319
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.16% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 123 151
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +53 15 £400 -11.11% 4
Hounslow - 5 £415 -
Ilford +4 1 - -
Bromley -8 1 £200 -
Feltham - 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 131 (98.50%) Citrix
2 102 (76.69%) Windows
3 95 (71.43%) XenApp
4 81 (60.90%) VMware
5 72 (54.14%) Active Directory
6 66 (49.62%) SCCM
7 59 (44.36%) Microsoft
8 50 (37.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 50 (37.59%) Windows Server
9 49 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (33.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 43 (32.33%) PowerShell
12 39 (29.32%) HP
13 36 (27.07%) ITIL
14 34 (25.56%) Finance
14 34 (25.56%) NetScaler
15 33 (24.81%) SCOM
16 32 (24.06%) Microsoft App-V
17 28 (21.05%) MS Exchange
18 26 (19.55%) SAN
19 25 (18.80%) Windows 7
20 22 (16.54%) AppSense
21 20 (15.04%) DNS
21 20 (15.04%) Hyper-V
22 19 (14.29%) MS Office
23 18 (13.53%) Linux
23 18 (13.53%) MS Excel
23 18 (13.53%) VMware ESX
23 18 (13.53%) XenServer
24 17 (12.78%) Symantec

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 28 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.77%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.26%) Drupal
4 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.50%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (14.29%) MS Office
2 18 (13.53%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.75%) ImageReady
5 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.26%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (11.28%) Office 365
2 9 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.51%) SaaS
4 3 (2.26%) Google Apps
4 3 (2.26%) IaaS
4 3 (2.26%) PaaS
5 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.75%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.75%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.56%) NetScaler
2 26 (19.55%) SAN
3 20 (15.04%) DNS
4 14 (10.53%) DHCP
4 14 (10.53%) WAN
5 13 (9.77%) LAN
6 7 (5.26%) Internet
6 7 (5.26%) VLAN
6 7 (5.26%) WLAN
7 6 (4.51%) Firewall
8 5 (3.76%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.26%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.50%) MPLS
12 1 (0.75%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.26%) MySQL
2 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.26%) Power BI
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.75%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) MSI
2 2 (1.50%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.50%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.75%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (25.56%) Finance
2 13 (9.77%) Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Legal
4 6 (4.51%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.01%) Retail
6 2 (1.50%) Games
6 2 (1.50%) Law
6 2 (1.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (21.80%) Citrix Engineer
2 22 (16.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (13.53%) Architect
3 18 (13.53%) Consultant
4 13 (9.77%) Analyst
5 9 (6.77%) Citrix Consultant
6 8 (6.02%) Citrix Architect
6 8 (6.02%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Administrator
7 6 (4.51%) Citrix Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.51%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.76%) Storage Consultant
8 5 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (3.76%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 5 (3.76%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) .NET
2 3 (2.26%) CSS
2 3 (2.26%) HTML
2 3 (2.26%) HTML5
2 3 (2.26%) Web Services
3 2 (1.50%) Middleware
3 2 (1.50%) SAML
4 1 (0.75%) MDX
4 1 (0.75%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.75%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Replication
2 11 (8.27%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.77%) Clustering
3 9 (6.77%) Device Driver
4 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.51%) Fat Client
5 6 (4.51%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.76%) EqualLogic
6 5 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (3.01%) Cloud Native
7 4 (3.01%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.50%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.75%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.75%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.75%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 102 (76.69%) Windows
2 50 (37.59%) Windows Server
3 49 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (33.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (18.80%) Windows 7
6 18 (13.53%) Linux
7 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (9.77%) Windows 10
8 13 (9.77%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.77%) Mac OS X
10 7 (5.26%) Windows XP
11 6 (4.51%) VMS
12 5 (3.76%) Android
13 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
14 3 (2.26%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.75%) Unix
15 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.07%) ITIL
2 16 (12.03%) Root Cause Analysis
3 15 (11.28%) Project Management
4 12 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Management
5 11 (8.27%) Migration
6 9 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.02%) Application Virtualisation
7 8 (6.02%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.02%) Service Management
8 6 (4.51%) Asset Management
8 6 (4.51%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.76%) Data Management
9 5 (3.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 5 (3.76%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.76%) Release Management
9 5 (3.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 5 (3.76%) Workflow
10 4 (3.01%) Patch Management
10 4 (3.01%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.33%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.27%) SQL
3 10 (7.52%) VBScript
4 7 (5.26%) VB
5 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.76%) Python
6 4 (3.01%) C#
7 3 (2.26%) Go
7 3 (2.26%) Java
7 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.26%) PHP
8 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.02%) Citrix Certification
3 11 (8.27%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.77%) CCA
4 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (5.26%) MCSE
7 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.01%) ACMT
8 4 (3.01%) CCEE
8 4 (3.01%) MCTS
8 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.26%) Degree
10 2 (1.50%) CCEA
10 2 (1.50%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.50%) MCSA
11 1 (0.75%) CCNA
11 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.75%) HNC
11 1 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) QA
1 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (71.43%) XenApp
2 72 (54.14%) Active Directory
3 50 (37.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (24.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (15.04%) Hyper-V
6 18 (13.53%) VMware ESX
6 18 (13.53%) XenServer
7 13 (9.77%) vSphere
8 11 (8.27%) Xen
9 10 (7.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (6.77%) BitLocker
10 9 (6.77%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (5.26%) DFS Replication
11 7 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (4.51%) VMware Server
13 5 (3.76%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (3.01%) Terminal Services
15 3 (2.26%) Docker
16 2 (1.50%) MetaFrame
17 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 66 (49.62%) SCCM
2 33 (24.81%) SCOM
3 11 (8.27%) HP SIM
4 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (5.26%) SCVMM
4 7 (5.26%) XenMobile
5 6 (4.51%) Backup Exec
5 6 (4.51%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (3.76%) Casper Suite
6 5 (3.76%) WSUS
7 4 (3.01%) EdgeSight
7 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (3.01%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.26%) Ansible
8 3 (2.26%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (2.26%) Control-M
8 3 (2.26%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 131 (98.50%) Citrix
2 81 (60.90%) VMware
3 59 (44.36%) Microsoft
4 39 (29.32%) HP
5 22 (16.54%) AppSense
6 17 (12.78%) Symantec
7 14 (10.53%) Cisco
7 14 (10.53%) NetApp
8 10 (7.52%) Apple
8 10 (7.52%) Dell
9 8 (6.02%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.76%) EMC
10 5 (3.76%) Oracle
10 5 (3.76%) Wyse
11 4 (3.01%) BMC
11 4 (3.01%) Google
11 4 (3.01%) IBM
11 4 (3.01%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.01%) Sophos
12 3 (2.26%) 3PAR
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