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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 336 322 270
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -52
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 93 104 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.42% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 4.07% 4.93% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 68 98
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £533 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.81% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.15 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £21.35 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +12.75%
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
2284 2111 1993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.34% 8.53% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1304 1147
Average daily rate £388 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 150 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £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 18 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 September 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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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 +31 37 £450 +5.88% 14
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 153 (93.87%) Citrix
2 130 (79.75%) Windows
3 113 (69.33%) XenApp
4 74 (45.40%) VMware
5 65 (39.88%) Microsoft
6 64 (39.26%) Windows 7
7 61 (37.42%) SCCM
8 58 (35.58%) Active Directory
9 55 (33.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 52 (31.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 49 (30.06%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (28.22%) NetScaler
13 32 (19.63%) Finance
14 31 (19.02%) vSphere
15 29 (17.79%) AppSense
15 29 (17.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (17.18%) XenServer
17 26 (15.95%) Application Packaging
17 26 (15.95%) Migration
17 26 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (14.72%) SQL
19 23 (14.11%) DNS
20 22 (13.50%) HP
21 21 (12.88%) Banking
22 20 (12.27%) Hyper-V
22 20 (12.27%) Cisco
23 18 (11.04%) MS Exchange
24 17 (10.43%) EMC
24 17 (10.43%) VMware ESX
25 16 (9.82%) Legal

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 18 (11.04%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.84%) Lync
6 2 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.23%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.07%) Office 365
2 3 (1.84%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (28.22%) NetScaler
2 23 (14.11%) DNS
3 14 (8.59%) SAN
4 11 (6.75%) DHCP
5 8 (4.91%) Firewall
6 7 (4.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.68%) VPN
7 6 (3.68%) Unified Communications
7 6 (3.68%) WAN
8 5 (3.07%) LAN
9 4 (2.45%) SSL
10 3 (1.84%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.23%) Internet
11 2 (1.23%) MPLS
12 1 (0.61%) VLAN
12 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.61%) DMZ
12 1 (0.61%) LDAP
12 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (7.36%) MSI
2 2 (1.23%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.23%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.61%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 32 (19.63%) Finance
2 21 (12.88%) Banking
3 16 (9.82%) Legal
4 12 (7.36%) Law
5 6 (3.68%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.68%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 31 (19.02%) Architect
2 20 (12.27%) Administrator
3 19 (11.66%) Citrix Engineer
4 17 (10.43%) Analyst
4 17 (10.43%) Consultant
5 15 (9.20%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.13%) Citrix Support
7 9 (5.52%) Citrix Consultant
7 9 (5.52%) Desktop Support
7 9 (5.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Citrix Administrator
9 7 (4.29%) Citrix Architect
10 6 (3.68%) Wintel Administrator
10 6 (3.68%) Wintel Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.68%) Enterprise Architect
10 6 (3.68%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.68%) Server Analyst
10 6 (3.68%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.95%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.61%) COM
2 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.59%) Clustering
2 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.68%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.68%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.07%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.07%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.84%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.23%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Firmware
7 1 (0.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 130 (79.75%) Windows
2 64 (39.26%) Windows 7
3 55 (33.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (17.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (9.20%) Linux
6 15 (9.20%) UNIX
7 14 (8.59%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.45%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.84%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.84%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.95%) Migration
2 15 (9.20%) ITIL
3 8 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (4.29%) Software Distribution
5 5 (3.07%) Configuration Management
5 5 (3.07%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.07%) Change Management
5 5 (3.07%) Load Balancing
6 4 (2.45%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (2.45%) TOGAF
7 3 (1.84%) Business Continuity
7 3 (1.84%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (1.84%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (1.84%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.84%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (1.84%) Coaching
8 2 (1.23%) Financial Analysis
8 2 (1.23%) Mentoring
8 2 (1.23%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.72%) SQL
2 14 (8.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.91%) VB
4 4 (2.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (9.20%) Citrix Certification
2 11 (6.75%) CCA
3 9 (5.52%) CCEE
4 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.68%) MCSE
6 5 (3.07%) CCEA
6 5 (3.07%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.45%) Degree
7 4 (2.45%) CCIA
8 3 (1.84%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.84%) MCSA
9 2 (1.23%) MCP
9 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.23%) MCITP
9 2 (1.23%) CCAA
10 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.61%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) QA
2 5 (3.07%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 113 (69.33%) XenApp
2 58 (35.58%) Active Directory
3 52 (31.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 49 (30.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (19.02%) vSphere
6 28 (17.18%) XenServer
7 20 (12.27%) Hyper-V
8 17 (10.43%) VMware ESX
9 7 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.68%) Xen
11 3 (1.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.23%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.23%) vCloud
13 1 (0.61%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 61 (37.42%) SCCM
2 14 (8.59%) SCOM
3 10 (6.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 7 (4.29%) HP SIM
4 7 (4.29%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (3.68%) Control-M
5 6 (3.68%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.84%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.23%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.23%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.61%) WSUS
8 1 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 153 (93.87%) Citrix
2 74 (45.40%) VMware
3 65 (39.88%) Microsoft
4 29 (17.79%) AppSense
5 22 (13.50%) HP
6 20 (12.27%) Cisco
7 17 (10.43%) EMC
8 15 (9.20%) Altiris
9 12 (7.36%) NetApp
10 9 (5.52%) Dell
11 7 (4.29%) BMC
11 7 (4.29%) Hitachi
11 7 (4.29%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.68%) IBM
12 6 (3.68%) Wyse
13 4 (2.45%) LANDesk
14 3 (1.84%) Splunk
14 3 (1.84%) Remedy
14 3 (1.84%) McAfee
14 3 (1.84%) Oracle
London
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £540 - £565 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago