The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 212 188 224
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +36
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 34 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.55% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 3.11% 4.86% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 17
Average daily rate £313 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £329 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.17% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £140.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1092 968 854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.04% 11.39% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 453 363
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £185 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 178 117
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £11.33 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -10 17 £363 -3.33% 5
Berkshire -12 7 £313 -16.10% 3
Hampshire -2 2 - - 4
Kent - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 54 (94.74%) Citrix
2 42 (73.68%) Windows
3 39 (68.42%) XenApp
4 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
5 29 (50.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 27 (47.37%) AppSense
7 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (38.60%) VMware
9 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (36.84%) PowerShell
9 21 (36.84%) XenServer
10 20 (35.09%) Active Directory
11 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (29.82%) vSphere
13 16 (28.07%) NetApp
14 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
15 14 (24.56%) ITIL
15 14 (24.56%) NetScaler
16 12 (21.05%) NetBackup
17 11 (19.30%) Migration
17 11 (19.30%) SCOM
17 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
17 11 (19.30%) SQL
18 10 (17.54%) XML
18 10 (17.54%) HP
18 10 (17.54%) Symantec
18 10 (17.54%) CloudStack
19 9 (15.79%) Service Management
19 9 (15.79%) Linux
19 9 (15.79%) Perl

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (17.54%) CloudStack
2 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) NetScaler
2 4 (7.02%) DNS
2 4 (7.02%) SAN
3 3 (5.26%) MPLS
3 3 (5.26%) LAN
3 3 (5.26%) WAN
3 3 (5.26%) DHCP
4 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.75%) Firewall
5 1 (1.75%) Wireless
5 1 (1.75%) SSL
5 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.75%) VPN
5 1 (1.75%) VLAN
5 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Citrix Engineer
2 19 (33.33%) Consultant
3 18 (31.58%) Citrix Support
4 17 (29.82%) Support Engineer
5 16 (28.07%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 14 (24.56%) Citrix Consultant
7 8 (14.04%) Platform Engineer
8 7 (12.28%) Architect
9 5 (8.77%) Analyst
9 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
9 5 (8.77%) Citrix Support Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Applications Packager
10 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
10 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (5.26%) Citrix Architect
10 3 (5.26%) Solutions Consultant
10 3 (5.26%) Network Support
10 3 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
11 2 (3.51%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) XML
2 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
1 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.75%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 42 (73.68%) Windows
2 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
5 9 (15.79%) Linux
6 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (12.28%) UNIX
8 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.26%) AIX
9 3 (5.26%) Solaris
9 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) ITIL
2 11 (19.30%) Migration
3 9 (15.79%) Service Management
4 7 (12.28%) Project Management
5 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.51%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 9 (15.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (7.02%) CCA
3 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.51%) VCP5
4 2 (3.51%) CCNA
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.75%) NCDA
5 1 (1.75%) NCIE
5 1 (1.75%) CCEE
5 1 (1.75%) CCIA
5 1 (1.75%) VCAP
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 39 (68.42%) XenApp
2 29 (50.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (36.84%) XenServer
4 20 (35.09%) Active Directory
5 17 (29.82%) vSphere
6 5 (8.77%) Xen
6 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
7 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.75%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) NetBackup
2 11 (19.30%) SCOM
3 8 (14.04%) SCCM
4 3 (5.26%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.75%) WSUS
5 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 54 (94.74%) Citrix
2 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
3 27 (47.37%) AppSense
4 22 (38.60%) VMware
5 16 (28.07%) NetApp
6 10 (17.54%) HP
6 10 (17.54%) Symantec
7 9 (15.79%) Lumension
8 7 (12.28%) Cisco
9 4 (7.02%) Oracle
9 4 (7.02%) Mercator
10 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.26%) SAP
10 3 (5.26%) IBM
10 3 (5.26%) 3PAR
11 2 (3.51%) Dell
12 1 (1.75%) Toshiba
12 1 (1.75%) Remedy
12 1 (1.75%) Veeam
12 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
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