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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 225 200 204
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 45 51 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.56% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.85% 4.79% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 18
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£365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £245 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £484 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £135.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-32.60% +26.02%
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
1168 1064 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.79% 11.63% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 545 541
Average daily rate £350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £164 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 131 130
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.89 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Kent +13 12 £375 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire - 9 £391 - 2
Surrey -8 6 £344 -21.42%
Hampshire -6 5 - - 1
Berkshire -22 4 - - 2
East Sussex -4 3 £325 +36.84%
Oxfordshire - 3 £306 -
West Sussex -13 2 £438 +75.00%
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 82 (91.11%) Windows
2 81 (90.00%) Citrix
3 70 (77.78%) XenApp
4 54 (60.00%) VMware
5 41 (45.56%) Active Directory
5 41 (45.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (43.33%) MS Exchange
7 37 (41.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (36.67%) Windows 7
10 32 (35.56%) SCCM
11 31 (34.44%) Firewall
12 30 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
14 27 (30.00%) SQL Server
15 25 (27.78%) ITIL
16 24 (26.67%) DHCP
16 24 (26.67%) DNS
16 24 (26.67%) vSphere
17 22 (24.44%) PowerShell
17 22 (24.44%) Microsoft App-V
18 20 (22.22%) Oracle
18 20 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 20 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
19 19 (21.11%) NetScaler
20 18 (20.00%) MS Office
20 18 (20.00%) LAN
20 18 (20.00%) WAN
21 16 (17.78%) Symantec
21 16 (17.78%) MS Excel

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 39 (43.33%) MS Exchange
2 37 (41.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 20 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.78%) Lync
5 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (6.67%) IIS
6 5 (5.56%) Apache
6 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (20.00%) MS Office
2 16 (17.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.44%) Office 365
3 1 (1.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.44%) Firewall
2 24 (26.67%) DHCP
2 24 (26.67%) DNS
3 19 (21.11%) NetScaler
4 18 (20.00%) LAN
4 18 (20.00%) WAN
5 16 (17.78%) VPN
6 12 (13.33%) SAN
7 10 (11.11%) MPLS
8 9 (10.00%) OSPF
8 9 (10.00%) BGP
9 6 (6.67%) BIG-IP
9 6 (6.67%) Internet
9 6 (6.67%) SMTP
10 5 (5.56%) SSL
10 5 (5.56%) Wireshark
11 4 (4.44%) VLAN
12 3 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MSI
2 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Back Office
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (18.89%) Architect
2 14 (15.56%) Analyst
2 14 (15.56%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (13.33%) Consultant
4 11 (12.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (8.89%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) Citrix Specialist
8 4 (4.44%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (2.22%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Web Services
2 3 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.11%) COM
3 1 (1.11%) Middleware
3 1 (1.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.67%) User Experience
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.56%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.44%) PKI
5 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.33%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.22%) iSeries
6 2 (2.22%) BYOD
7 1 (1.11%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 82 (91.11%) Windows
2 41 (45.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (36.67%) Windows 7
4 30 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.78%) Linux
6 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.56%) UNIX
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.78%) ITIL
2 13 (14.44%) Portfolio Management
3 8 (8.89%) Migration
4 7 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 5 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.44%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.44%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.33%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.33%) Application Discovery
7 3 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.22%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.22%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.22%) Project Management
8 2 (2.22%) Service Management
8 2 (2.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.78%) SQL
3 5 (5.56%) Perl
3 5 (5.56%) Python
3 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.33%) VBScript
5 2 (2.22%) C
6 1 (1.11%) Java
6 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.44%) MCSE
2 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (8.89%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.89%) CCA
4 8 (8.89%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (7.78%) CCEE
5 7 (7.78%) CCAA
6 6 (6.67%) VCP5
6 6 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.67%) CCNA
7 5 (5.56%) CCNP
7 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.56%) VCAP
7 5 (5.56%) CCIA
8 3 (3.33%) MCSA
9 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.11%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.11%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (77.78%) XenApp
2 41 (45.56%) Active Directory
3 35 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (26.67%) vSphere
5 22 (24.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 6 (6.67%) XenServer
8 5 (5.56%) DFS Replication
8 5 (5.56%) VMware ESX
8 5 (5.56%) HDFS
9 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.33%) Samba
11 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 32 (35.56%) SCCM
2 14 (15.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 12 (13.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (6.67%) XenMobile
5 5 (5.56%) Zenoss
5 5 (5.56%) AirWatch
5 5 (5.56%) Foglight
5 5 (5.56%) Nagios
6 3 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.22%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.11%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.11%) Puppet
8 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (1.11%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.11%) Control-M
8 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 81 (90.00%) Citrix
2 54 (60.00%) VMware
3 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
4 20 (22.22%) Oracle
5 16 (17.78%) Cisco
5 16 (17.78%) Symantec
5 16 (17.78%) SolarWinds
6 13 (14.44%) OpenText
6 13 (14.44%) Ventyx
7 12 (13.33%) AppSense
8 9 (10.00%) HP
8 9 (10.00%) IBM
9 8 (8.89%) CheckPoint
10 6 (6.67%) Wyse
10 6 (6.67%) F5
11 5 (5.56%) Splunk
11 5 (5.56%) ProCurve
11 5 (5.56%) 3PAR
12 4 (4.44%) Brocade
12 4 (4.44%) Lumension
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