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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 249 216 203
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -13
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 20 55 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 1.85% 4.44% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 34
Median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £480 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £81.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -68.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+75.71% -27.08%
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
1080 1238 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.17% 12.94% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 659 527
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £230 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 143 133
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £39.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -1 7 £494 +51.92% 1
Oxfordshire +8 3 £425 +41.66%
Berkshire -3 3 £225 - 2
West Sussex -6 3 £434 +3.64% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 1 - - 3
Hampshire -6 1 - - 1
Kent -6 1 £434 -8.14% 1
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 62 (91.18%) Citrix
2 57 (83.82%) XenApp
3 55 (80.88%) Windows
4 41 (60.29%) Active Directory
5 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
5 38 (55.88%) VMware
6 36 (52.94%) Windows Server
7 31 (45.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (39.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (39.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (36.76%) SCCM
10 22 (32.35%) XenServer
11 21 (30.88%) Hyper-V
12 15 (22.06%) vSphere
12 15 (22.06%) Finance
13 14 (20.59%) ITIL
13 14 (20.59%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (20.59%) Windows 7
14 13 (19.12%) Firewall
15 12 (17.65%) Linux
15 12 (17.65%) NetScaler
15 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
16 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
16 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
16 11 (16.18%) Unix
16 11 (16.18%) VMware ESX
16 11 (16.18%) AppSense
17 9 (13.24%) Cisco
17 9 (13.24%) Project Management
18 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management

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 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) Firewall
2 12 (17.65%) NetScaler
3 7 (10.29%) WAN
4 6 (8.82%) DHCP
4 6 (8.82%) DNS
4 6 (8.82%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (7.35%) LAN
5 5 (7.35%) VPN
6 4 (5.88%) MPLS
7 3 (4.41%) SAN
7 3 (4.41%) Wireless
8 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.94%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.94%) NAS
8 2 (2.94%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.47%) Internet
9 1 (1.47%) Intranet
9 1 (1.47%) Network Security
9 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MSI
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.29%) Back Office
4 4 (5.88%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Architect
1 15 (22.06%) Consultant
2 11 (16.18%) Citrix Consultant
3 10 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (14.71%) Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Citrix Architect
6 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (7.35%) Citrix Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Citrix Support
8 5 (7.35%) Server Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Web Services
1 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.29%) Mainframe
3 5 (7.35%) BYOD
4 4 (5.88%) iSeries
4 4 (5.88%) PKI
5 3 (4.41%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.47%) CCTV
7 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.47%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (80.88%) Windows
2 36 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 27 (39.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (39.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (20.59%) Windows 7
5 12 (17.65%) Linux
6 11 (16.18%) Unix
7 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.47%) VMS
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Project Management
3 8 (11.76%) Change Management
3 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (5.88%) High Availability
6 4 (5.88%) Migration
6 4 (5.88%) Network Management
6 4 (5.88%) Planning and Forecasting
6 4 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 4 (5.88%) Service Management
6 4 (5.88%) SOA
6 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (4.41%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.41%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (4.41%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.82%) C
3 1 (1.47%) Java
3 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) PHP
3 1 (1.47%) SQL
3 1 (1.47%) VB
3 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) CCA
4 4 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (5.88%) DBS Check
4 4 (5.88%) MCITP
4 4 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.94%) CISSP
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) MCSE
5 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.94%) PMP
6 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) PMBOK
2 3 (4.41%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 57 (83.82%) XenApp
2 41 (60.29%) Active Directory
3 31 (45.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (32.35%) XenServer
5 21 (30.88%) Hyper-V
6 15 (22.06%) vSphere
7 14 (20.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (16.18%) VMware ESX
9 4 (5.88%) Terminal Server
9 4 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (4.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (2.94%) Terminal Services
11 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (36.76%) SCCM
2 8 (11.76%) SCVMM
3 6 (8.82%) EdgeSight
4 5 (7.35%) SCOM
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.47%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.47%) ThinApp
6 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (91.18%) Citrix
2 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 38 (55.88%) VMware
3 11 (16.18%) AppSense
4 9 (13.24%) Cisco
5 5 (7.35%) Oracle
5 5 (7.35%) Wyse
6 4 (5.88%) Apple
7 3 (4.41%) Dell
7 3 (4.41%) HP
7 3 (4.41%) NetApp
7 3 (4.41%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.94%) F5
9 1 (1.47%) Altiris
9 1 (1.47%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (1.47%) Google
9 1 (1.47%) Lumension
9 1 (1.47%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.47%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL