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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 225 210 207
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 33 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.70% 1.62% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 19
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£438 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £420 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £260 £350
% change year-on-year
+34.80% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +77.14%
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
1221 1114 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.41% 13.05% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 523 363
Average daily rate £353 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 156 167
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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
Berkshire +2 10 £473 +89.00% 3
Kent +1 6 £450 +80.00%
Buckinghamshire -12 5 - - 2
Hampshire - 5 £275 - 3
West Sussex -6 3 £438 -
Surrey -5 2 £375 -9.09% 3
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 69 (93.24%) Citrix
2 56 (75.68%) Windows
2 56 (75.68%) XenApp
3 53 (71.62%) VMware
4 42 (56.76%) Microsoft
5 40 (54.05%) Active Directory
6 27 (36.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (32.43%) SQL Server
9 22 (29.73%) Hyper-V
9 22 (29.73%) SCCM
10 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
11 20 (27.03%) MS Exchange
12 19 (25.68%) NetScaler
13 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (22.97%) SQL
14 17 (22.97%) ITIL
15 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (18.92%) SAN
17 13 (17.57%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (17.57%) LAN
18 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
18 12 (16.22%) Cisco
18 12 (16.22%) HP
18 12 (16.22%) Windows 7
19 11 (14.86%) vSphere
19 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
19 11 (14.86%) DNS
19 11 (14.86%) Finance
20 10 (13.51%) Symantec

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (12.16%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.11%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (8.11%) Lync
4 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.05%) IIS
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.68%) NetScaler
2 14 (18.92%) SAN
3 13 (17.57%) LAN
4 11 (14.86%) DNS
5 9 (12.16%) WAN
6 7 (9.46%) DHCP
7 6 (8.11%) SMTP
8 4 (5.41%) Firewall
9 3 (4.05%) VLAN
10 2 (2.70%) BIG-IP
10 2 (2.70%) NAS
10 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.70%) MPLS
10 2 (2.70%) OSPF
10 2 (2.70%) BGP
11 1 (1.35%) Internet
11 1 (1.35%) VPN
11 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
11 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Back Office
3 3 (4.05%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Consultant
2 10 (13.51%) Citrix Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Citrix Consultant
3 9 (12.16%) Architect
3 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (9.46%) Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Design Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Web Services
2 4 (5.41%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Replication
2 5 (6.76%) Clustering
2 5 (6.76%) PKI
3 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.70%) User Experience
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 56 (75.68%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (16.22%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.41%) AIX
6 4 (5.41%) Solaris
6 4 (5.41%) Linux
6 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.70%) UNIX
8 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) ITIL
2 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
3 5 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (5.41%) Network Management
4 4 (5.41%) Migration
4 4 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (5.41%) ITSM
4 4 (5.41%) Service Management
4 4 (5.41%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.05%) Project Management
6 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (2.70%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.35%) Matrix Management
7 1 (1.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) SQL
2 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.51%) DV Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (8.11%) CCA
6 4 (5.41%) MCSE
6 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.05%) CCNP
7 3 (4.05%) CCNA
7 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.70%) CCIA
9 1 (1.35%) CCEA
9 1 (1.35%) VCAP
9 1 (1.35%) CCEE
9 1 (1.35%) MCP
9 1 (1.35%) MCTS
9 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (75.68%) XenApp
2 40 (54.05%) Active Directory
3 27 (36.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (29.73%) Hyper-V
5 13 (17.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (14.86%) vSphere
7 9 (12.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (8.11%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (8.11%) UAG
8 6 (8.11%) ISA Server
8 6 (8.11%) VMware ESX
9 4 (5.41%) XenServer
10 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (2.70%) Xen
12 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (29.73%) SCCM
2 10 (13.51%) SCOM
3 6 (8.11%) ARCserve
4 5 (6.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.70%) Foglight
5 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.70%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (2.70%) XenMobile
5 2 (2.70%) WSUS
6 1 (1.35%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.35%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 69 (93.24%) Citrix
2 53 (71.62%) VMware
3 42 (56.76%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.22%) HP
4 12 (16.22%) Cisco
5 10 (13.51%) Symantec
5 10 (13.51%) 3PAR
6 9 (12.16%) AppSense
7 8 (10.81%) SolarWinds
8 7 (9.46%) F5
8 7 (9.46%) Altiris
8 7 (9.46%) Wyse
9 6 (8.11%) CA
9 6 (8.11%) Oracle
10 5 (6.76%) Lumension
10 5 (6.76%) Dell
10 5 (6.76%) IBM
11 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
11 4 (5.41%) NetApp
12 3 (4.05%) Brocade
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