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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 218 218 184
Rank change year-on-year
0 -34
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 34 32 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.34% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 2.83% 2.93% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £200 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -18.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 -
% change year-on-year
+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
1201 1093 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.20% 11.48% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 498 478
Average daily rate £365 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 153 176
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +4.76%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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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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 -5 10 £490 +27.27% 8
Hampshire +4 6 £590 - 2
Surrey -7 5 £375 +11.11% 6
Oxfordshire - 4 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Kent +4 3 - -
East Sussex -13 2 £363 +38.09%
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 69 (94.52%) Citrix
2 57 (78.08%) VMware
3 56 (76.71%) XenApp
4 52 (71.23%) Windows
5 44 (60.27%) Microsoft
6 38 (52.05%) Active Directory
7 32 (43.84%) MS Exchange
8 30 (41.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (41.10%) Security Cleared
9 29 (39.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (38.36%) Hyper-V
11 27 (36.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (32.88%) SCCM
13 22 (30.14%) Firewall
14 21 (28.77%) DNS
15 20 (27.40%) DHCP
15 20 (27.40%) Exchange Server 2007
15 20 (27.40%) NetScaler
16 19 (26.03%) ITIL
16 19 (26.03%) SQL
16 19 (26.03%) SQL Server
16 19 (26.03%) AppSense
17 18 (24.66%) SAN
17 18 (24.66%) DV Cleared
18 17 (23.29%) Windows 7
18 17 (23.29%) Wyse
19 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
20 15 (20.55%) Dell
21 14 (19.18%) LAN

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 32 (43.84%) MS Exchange
2 20 (27.40%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (19.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
6 7 (9.59%) IIS
7 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (8.22%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (6.85%) Lync
9 4 (5.48%) Apache
9 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.22%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.14%) Firewall
2 21 (28.77%) DNS
3 20 (27.40%) DHCP
3 20 (27.40%) NetScaler
4 18 (24.66%) SAN
5 14 (19.18%) LAN
6 11 (15.07%) WAN
7 10 (13.70%) SMTP
8 8 (10.96%) VPN
9 4 (5.48%) SSL
9 4 (5.48%) VLAN
9 4 (5.48%) Wireshark
10 3 (4.11%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (4.11%) Network Security
10 3 (4.11%) iSCSI
10 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (4.11%) SNMP
10 3 (4.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (4.11%) Banking
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (19.18%) Consultant
2 12 (16.44%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (13.70%) Security Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Architect
4 9 (12.33%) Analyst
4 9 (12.33%) Server Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Citrix Consultant
6 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Administrator
7 5 (6.85%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Citrix Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) Web Services
2 2 (2.74%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) PKI
2 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.59%) User Experience
4 3 (4.11%) Clustering
4 3 (4.11%) Replication
5 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 52 (71.23%) Windows
2 30 (41.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (36.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (23.29%) Windows 7
5 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (13.70%) Linux
7 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.22%) UNIX
9 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (10.96%) Problem Management
4 7 (9.59%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.48%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.11%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (4.11%) Network Management
7 3 (4.11%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.11%) Change Management
7 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.11%) Project Management
7 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.74%) Service Management
8 2 (2.74%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (2.74%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (1.37%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.37%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.37%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) SQL
2 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.48%) Perl
3 4 (5.48%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) VBScript
5 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (41.10%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.66%) DV Cleared
3 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.85%) MCSE
5 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.48%) CCNP
5 4 (5.48%) CCNA
5 4 (5.48%) MCITP
6 3 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.11%) CCA
6 3 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.74%) CISSP
7 2 (2.74%) MCSA
7 2 (2.74%) CCEE
8 1 (1.37%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) CCIA
8 1 (1.37%) VCAP
8 1 (1.37%) MCTS
8 1 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 56 (76.71%) XenApp
2 38 (52.05%) Active Directory
3 29 (39.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (38.36%) Hyper-V
5 12 (16.44%) vSphere
6 8 (10.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (5.48%) HDFS
8 3 (4.11%) XenServer
8 3 (4.11%) Samba
9 2 (2.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.37%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 24 (32.88%) SCCM
2 7 (9.59%) AirWatch
2 7 (9.59%) XenMobile
3 6 (8.22%) ARCserve
4 4 (5.48%) Nagios
4 4 (5.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (5.48%) Zenoss
5 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (4.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (2.74%) WSUS
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 69 (94.52%) Citrix
2 57 (78.08%) VMware
3 44 (60.27%) Microsoft
4 19 (26.03%) AppSense
5 17 (23.29%) Wyse
6 15 (20.55%) Dell
7 13 (17.81%) Lumension
8 12 (16.44%) HP
8 12 (16.44%) Cisco
9 11 (15.07%) Symantec
10 10 (13.70%) Oracle
11 9 (12.33%) 3PAR
12 7 (9.59%) NetApp
13 6 (8.22%) CA
13 6 (8.22%) Brocade
13 6 (8.22%) Altiris
13 6 (8.22%) SolarWinds
14 5 (6.85%) CheckPoint
15 4 (5.48%) IBM
15 4 (5.48%) Splunk