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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 205 197 198
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 56 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.59% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 4.92% 5.26% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 37 21
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£363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £473 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £81.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +31.50%
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
1138 1026 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.94% 11.16% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 519 554
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 124 156
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 15 £473 +35.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 11 £391 - 2
Hampshire 0 8 £483 +48.46% 3
Surrey -9 5 £325 -10.34% 1
Berkshire -19 5 - - 1
West Sussex -4 4 £419 +67.50% 1
East Sussex -7 4 £325 +33.33%
Oxfordshire - 3 £300 -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 84 (90.32%) Citrix
2 80 (86.02%) Windows
3 71 (76.34%) XenApp
4 56 (60.22%) VMware
5 43 (46.24%) Active Directory
6 42 (45.16%) MS Exchange
7 38 (40.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (37.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (37.63%) SCCM
9 34 (36.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 34 (36.56%) Microsoft
10 33 (35.48%) Windows 7
11 31 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (33.33%) Firewall
12 26 (27.96%) SQL Server
13 25 (26.88%) ITIL
13 25 (26.88%) DHCP
13 25 (26.88%) DNS
14 22 (23.66%) PowerShell
15 21 (22.58%) vSphere
16 20 (21.51%) Security Cleared
17 19 (20.43%) Exchange Server 2013
17 19 (20.43%) Oracle
17 19 (20.43%) Microsoft App-V
18 18 (19.35%) LAN
18 18 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
19 17 (18.28%) NetScaler
19 17 (18.28%) WAN
19 17 (18.28%) MS Excel
20 16 (17.20%) MS Office

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 42 (45.16%) MS Exchange
2 34 (36.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (20.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (9.68%) Lync
6 7 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (7.53%) IIS
7 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
8 5 (5.38%) Apache
8 5 (5.38%) Tomcat
9 3 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (18.28%) MS Excel
2 16 (17.20%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.33%) Firewall
2 25 (26.88%) DHCP
2 25 (26.88%) DNS
3 18 (19.35%) LAN
4 17 (18.28%) WAN
4 17 (18.28%) NetScaler
5 16 (17.20%) VPN
5 16 (17.20%) SAN
6 9 (9.68%) MPLS
7 8 (8.60%) SMTP
8 7 (7.53%) OSPF
8 7 (7.53%) BGP
9 6 (6.45%) Internet
10 5 (5.38%) SSL
10 5 (5.38%) Wireshark
11 4 (4.30%) BIG-IP
12 3 (3.23%) VLAN
12 3 (3.23%) SNMP
12 3 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.90%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.38%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 10 (10.75%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.23%) Back Office
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (17.20%) Architect
2 15 (16.13%) Analyst
3 12 (12.90%) Consultant
3 12 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Citrix Consultant
6 5 (5.38%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Citrix Specialist
7 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Administrator
7 4 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) Web Services
2 3 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (1.08%) COM
3 1 (1.08%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) User Experience
4 5 (5.38%) PKI
5 3 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.15%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.15%) iSeries
6 2 (2.15%) BYOD
7 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.08%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.08%) Replication
7 1 (1.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 80 (86.02%) Windows
2 38 (40.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (35.48%) Windows 7
4 31 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.60%) Linux
7 7 (7.53%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.45%) UNIX
9 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.88%) ITIL
2 11 (11.83%) Portfolio Management
3 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (8.60%) Migration
5 6 (6.45%) Problem Management
5 6 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (5.38%) Capacity Management
6 5 (5.38%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (5.38%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (5.38%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.30%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.15%) Project Management
9 2 (2.15%) Service Management
9 2 (2.15%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (2.15%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.15%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.15%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.15%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.66%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.60%) SQL
3 5 (5.38%) Perl
3 5 (5.38%) Python
3 5 (5.38%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.23%) VBScript
5 2 (2.15%) C
6 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (21.51%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (12.90%) MCSE
3 12 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (8.60%) CCA
4 8 (8.60%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (7.53%) CCEE
6 6 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 6 (6.45%) CCNP
6 6 (6.45%) CCNA
7 5 (5.38%) CCAA
8 4 (4.30%) VCP5
9 3 (3.23%) CCIA
9 3 (3.23%) VCAP
10 2 (2.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
1 2 (2.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 71 (76.34%) XenApp
2 43 (46.24%) Active Directory
3 35 (37.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (22.58%) vSphere
5 19 (20.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (17.20%) Hyper-V
7 6 (6.45%) XenServer
8 5 (5.38%) HDFS
9 4 (4.30%) DFS Replication
9 4 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.23%) Samba
10 3 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 35 (37.63%) SCCM
2 12 (12.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (10.75%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (6.45%) XenMobile
5 5 (5.38%) Zenoss
5 5 (5.38%) Nagios
5 5 (5.38%) AirWatch
6 4 (4.30%) Foglight
7 3 (3.23%) ARCserve
7 3 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (1.08%) EdgeSight
9 1 (1.08%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.08%) Puppet
9 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (1.08%) Control-M
9 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 84 (90.32%) Citrix
2 56 (60.22%) VMware
3 34 (36.56%) Microsoft
4 19 (20.43%) Oracle
5 16 (17.20%) Cisco
6 15 (16.13%) Symantec
7 14 (15.05%) SolarWinds
8 13 (13.98%) AppSense
9 11 (11.83%) OpenText
9 11 (11.83%) Ventyx
10 10 (10.75%) HP
11 8 (8.60%) IBM
12 7 (7.53%) Wyse
12 7 (7.53%) CheckPoint
13 6 (6.45%) Dell
13 6 (6.45%) Lumension
13 6 (6.45%) 3PAR
14 5 (5.38%) Brocade
14 5 (5.38%) ProCurve
14 5 (5.38%) Splunk
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