The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 235 237 222
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 48 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 3.76% 2.64% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 12
Median daily rate £364 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £296 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +5.26%
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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1278 1286 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.24% 12.92% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 643 519
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 146 159
Median hourly rate £21.33 £18.53 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.14% +12.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the South East region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in the South East

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the South East region.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Surrey +7 16 £434 +15.73% 1
Hampshire +12 9 £275 -53.38%
Berkshire -1 8 £350 -28.57%
West Sussex - 7 £475 - 1
Kent -19 6 £313 -
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - - 4
Oxfordshire +6 1 £364 +21.33%
East Sussex +1 1 £363 - 2
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 South East region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 66 (91.67%) Citrix
2 62 (86.11%) Windows
3 58 (80.56%) XenApp
4 45 (62.50%) Windows Server
5 44 (61.11%) Microsoft
6 43 (59.72%) VMware
7 40 (55.56%) Active Directory
8 35 (48.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (43.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (41.67%) XenServer
11 26 (36.11%) SCCM
12 25 (34.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (31.94%) Hyper-V
14 20 (27.78%) PowerShell
15 17 (23.61%) Windows 7
15 17 (23.61%) Change Management
16 16 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (22.22%) vSphere
16 16 (22.22%) NetScaler
17 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
17 13 (18.06%) SCVMM
17 13 (18.06%) ITIL
17 13 (18.06%) Unix
18 12 (16.67%) Finance
18 12 (16.67%) VMware ESX
18 12 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
19 11 (15.28%) Linux
19 11 (15.28%) Cisco
19 11 (15.28%) Project Management
20 10 (13.89%) AppSense

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.22%) NetScaler
2 7 (9.72%) DHCP
2 7 (9.72%) DNS
2 7 (9.72%) Firewall
3 6 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (6.94%) VPN
5 4 (5.56%) LAN
5 4 (5.56%) MPLS
5 4 (5.56%) WAN
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.78%) NAS
6 2 (2.78%) SAN
6 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.39%) Internet
7 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.39%) Network Security
7 1 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (9.72%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.33%) Back Office
4 4 (5.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Architect
1 16 (22.22%) Consultant
2 13 (18.06%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
4 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
5 10 (13.89%) Analyst
5 10 (13.89%) Citrix Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (9.72%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 7 (9.72%) Citrix Expert
8 7 (9.72%) Citrix Subject Matter Expert
8 7 (9.72%) Citrix Support
8 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 7 (9.72%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (9.72%) Subject Matter Expert
8 7 (9.72%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) Web Services
1 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) PKI
3 4 (5.56%) BYOD
3 4 (5.56%) iSeries
3 4 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.17%) Clustering
4 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.17%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.39%) Handset
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (86.11%) Windows
2 45 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 35 (48.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (34.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (23.61%) Windows 7
6 13 (18.06%) Unix
7 11 (15.28%) Linux
8 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (9.72%) Windows 10
10 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
10 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.78%) AIX
11 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) Change Management
2 13 (18.06%) ITIL
3 12 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 11 (15.28%) Project Management
5 8 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (5.56%) High Availability
9 4 (5.56%) Network Management
9 4 (5.56%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.56%) Service Management
9 4 (5.56%) SOA
9 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (4.17%) Application Virtualisation
10 3 (4.17%) Performance Management
11 2 (2.78%) Application Packaging
11 2 (2.78%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 2 (2.78%) Load Balancing
11 2 (2.78%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.33%) C
3 1 (1.39%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.39%) PHP
3 1 (1.39%) VB
3 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) CCA
4 4 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.17%) MCITP
6 2 (2.78%) CISSP
6 2 (2.78%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.78%) MCSE
6 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.78%) PMP
6 2 (2.78%) VCP5
6 2 (2.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) PMBOK
2 3 (4.17%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 58 (80.56%) XenApp
2 40 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 31 (43.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (41.67%) XenServer
5 23 (31.94%) Hyper-V
6 16 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (22.22%) vSphere
7 12 (16.67%) VMware ESX
8 5 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (5.56%) Terminal Server
10 3 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (4.17%) ISA Server
11 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (36.11%) SCCM
2 13 (18.06%) SCVMM
3 9 (12.50%) EdgeSight
4 8 (11.11%) SCOM
5 5 (6.94%) SCOrch
6 3 (4.17%) WSUS
7 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (2.78%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (2.78%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 66 (91.67%) Citrix
2 44 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 43 (59.72%) VMware
4 11 (15.28%) Cisco
5 10 (13.89%) AppSense
6 9 (12.50%) Wyse
7 6 (8.33%) NetApp
8 5 (6.94%) HP
9 4 (5.56%) IBM
9 4 (5.56%) Oracle
10 3 (4.17%) Dell
10 3 (4.17%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.78%) Apple
11 2 (2.78%) F5
11 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.78%) Symantec
11 2 (2.78%) Veritas
12 1 (1.39%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.39%) CA
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