The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 420 392 378
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -14
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 207 224 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 3.69% 4.25% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 137 139
Average daily rate
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£375 £316 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Average hourly rate £20.63 £24.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £20.00 £15.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.94 £49.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +31.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5607 5266 5034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 9.64% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 2901 2540
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 619 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK 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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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
England -38 192 £375 +17.18% 37
London +5 83 £450 +39.53% 13
South East -8 56 £363 +3.57% 9
North West -14 26 £300 +10.09% 4
Kent +7 15 £473 +35.00% 1
City of London -19 14 £450 +49.00% 2
Manchester +3 12 £313 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 11 £391 - 2
West Midlands -10 9 £275 -12.69% 2
South West -20 9 £275 -8.33% 2
Hampshire 0 8 £483 +48.46% 3
Scotland -5 8 £300 -4.00% 2
Merseyside - 7 - -
Milton Keynes - 6 £400 -
Surrey -9 5 £325 -10.34% 1
Berkshire -19 5 - - 1
Birmingham - 5 £275 - 2
Havant - 5 £483 - 1
Tonbridge - 5 £475 -
Lewes +10 4 £325 -13.33%
Glasgow +7 4 £304 -2.80% 1
Warrington 0 4 £281 - 2
West Sussex -4 4 £419 +67.50% 1
Cheshire -6 4 £281 - 2
East Sussex -7 4 £325 +33.33%
Liverpool - 4 - -
Devon - 4 £175 - 2
Croydon - 4 £463 -
Guildford - 4 £325 -
Yorkshire -24 3 £375 -3.22% 2

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 374 (94.21%) Citrix
2 289 (72.80%) XenApp
3 284 (71.54%) Windows
4 236 (59.45%) VMware
5 176 (44.33%) Active Directory
6 167 (42.07%) Microsoft
7 151 (38.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 139 (35.01%) VMware Infrastructure
9 106 (26.70%) SCCM
10 100 (25.19%) Windows 7
11 99 (24.94%) MS Exchange
12 97 (24.43%) PowerShell
13 93 (23.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 92 (23.17%) NetScaler
15 90 (22.67%) DNS
16 87 (21.91%) ITIL
17 82 (20.65%) vSphere
18 81 (20.40%) Microsoft App-V
19 77 (19.40%) DHCP
20 74 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
21 65 (16.37%) Finance
22 63 (15.87%) Hyper-V
23 61 (15.37%) AppSense
24 58 (14.61%) Cisco
25 53 (13.35%) SAN
26 51 (12.85%) Exchange Server 2010
27 50 (12.59%) MS Excel
27 50 (12.59%) SQL Server
28 47 (11.84%) HP
28 47 (11.84%) Citrix Certification

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 99 (24.94%) MS Exchange
2 51 (12.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 38 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (8.56%) Lync
6 27 (6.80%) SharePoint
7 24 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (3.53%) IIS
9 6 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.51%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.26%) Apache
10 5 (1.26%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (12.59%) MS Excel
2 36 (9.07%) MS Office
3 7 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.76%) Vectorworks
5 3 (0.76%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.78%) Office 365
2 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 92 (23.17%) NetScaler
2 90 (22.67%) DNS
3 77 (19.40%) DHCP
4 53 (13.35%) SAN
5 46 (11.59%) Firewall
6 27 (6.80%) LAN
7 25 (6.30%) VPN
8 24 (6.05%) TCP/IP
8 24 (6.05%) WAN
9 17 (4.28%) NAS
10 15 (3.78%) Internet
11 14 (3.53%) VLAN
12 11 (2.77%) SMTP
13 10 (2.52%) MPLS
14 8 (2.02%) Wireshark
14 8 (2.02%) BGP
15 7 (1.76%) OSPF
16 6 (1.51%) Broadband
16 6 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
17 5 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.02%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.02%) MSI
2 4 (1.01%) Fiddler
3 3 (0.76%) WinDbg
3 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
General
1 65 (16.37%) Finance
2 18 (4.53%) Banking
3 11 (2.77%) Investment Banking
3 11 (2.77%) Law
4 8 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.01%) Back Office
5 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.01%) Advertising
5 4 (1.01%) Retail
6 3 (0.76%) Publishing
6 3 (0.76%) Legal
6 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Local Government
7 1 (0.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 49 (12.34%) Architect
2 47 (11.84%) Consultant
3 45 (11.34%) Citrix Engineer
4 43 (10.83%) Administrator
5 40 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 38 (9.57%) Analyst
7 35 (8.82%) Support Engineer
8 33 (8.31%) 3rd Line Support
9 31 (7.81%) Citrix Consultant
10 24 (6.05%) Infrastructure Architect
11 20 (5.04%) Desktop Engineer
12 19 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.27%) Citrix Specialist
14 12 (3.02%) Citrix Administrator
14 12 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 11 (2.77%) Support Analyst
16 10 (2.52%) Desktop Support
16 10 (2.52%) Server Engineer
16 10 (2.52%) Citrix Support
16 10 (2.52%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.53%) Application Packaging
2 8 (2.02%) Web Services
3 7 (1.76%) Middleware
3 7 (1.76%) X-Windows
4 6 (1.51%) .NET
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.76%) WCF
6 3 (0.76%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.50%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.29%) Blackberry
4 15 (3.78%) Replication
5 13 (3.27%) Performance Metrics
6 12 (3.02%) Thin Client
6 12 (3.02%) Fat Client
6 12 (3.02%) Clustering
6 12 (3.02%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.77%) PKI
8 9 (2.27%) iPhone
8 9 (2.27%) iPad
9 8 (2.02%) User Experience
10 7 (1.76%) BYOD
11 6 (1.51%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.01%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.01%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.50%) iSeries
13 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 284 (71.54%) Windows
2 151 (38.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (25.19%) Windows 7
4 93 (23.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (9.57%) Linux
7 25 (6.30%) Windows XP
8 16 (4.03%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.27%) UNIX
10 10 (2.52%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.51%) Android
11 6 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.51%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.26%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.01%) Solaris
14 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.76%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.50%) AIX
15 2 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (21.91%) ITIL
2 30 (7.56%) Project Management
2 30 (7.56%) Migration
3 22 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (5.54%) Incident Management
4 17 (4.28%) Change Management
5 14 (3.53%) Problem Management
6 12 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (3.02%) Portfolio Management
6 12 (3.02%) Service Delivery
7 10 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (2.27%) ITIL V3
8 9 (2.27%) Patch Management
9 8 (2.02%) Capacity Management
9 8 (2.02%) Software Distribution
10 7 (1.76%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (1.76%) Service Management
10 7 (1.76%) ITSM
10 7 (1.76%) Server Building
11 6 (1.51%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 97 (24.43%) PowerShell
2 34 (8.56%) SQL
3 26 (6.55%) VBScript
4 10 (2.52%) VB
4 10 (2.52%) C#
5 7 (1.76%) Python
6 6 (1.51%) Java
7 5 (1.26%) Perl
7 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (11.84%) Citrix Certification
1 47 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (9.07%) MCSE
4 33 (8.31%) CCA
5 26 (6.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (4.79%) DV Cleared
7 17 (4.28%) CCEE
8 15 (3.78%) MCITP
8 15 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (3.53%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.53%) CCNA
10 11 (2.77%) CCEA
10 11 (2.77%) CCIA
11 10 (2.52%) CCNP
12 9 (2.27%) CCAA
13 8 (2.02%) MCP
14 7 (1.76%) MCSA
14 7 (1.76%) Degree
15 6 (1.51%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.28%) SLA
2 4 (1.01%) QA
3 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 289 (72.80%) XenApp
2 176 (44.33%) Active Directory
3 139 (35.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (20.65%) vSphere
5 81 (20.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 63 (15.87%) Hyper-V
7 42 (10.58%) VMware ESX
8 37 (9.32%) XenServer
9 21 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.02%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.76%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.76%) Xen
12 6 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (1.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (1.26%) HDFS
14 4 (1.01%) vCloud
15 3 (0.76%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.76%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.76%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 106 (26.70%) SCCM
2 25 (6.30%) XenMobile
3 17 (4.28%) EdgeSight
4 12 (3.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 12 (3.02%) SCOM
5 10 (2.52%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (2.02%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.76%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.51%) HP SIM
8 6 (1.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (1.51%) ARCserve
8 6 (1.51%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.26%) Zenoss
9 5 (1.26%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.26%) Nagios
9 5 (1.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 4 (1.01%) Foglight
10 4 (1.01%) WSUS
11 3 (0.76%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 374 (94.21%) Citrix
2 236 (59.45%) VMware
3 167 (42.07%) Microsoft
4 61 (15.37%) AppSense
5 58 (14.61%) Cisco
6 47 (11.84%) HP
7 35 (8.82%) Symantec
8 31 (7.81%) Dell
9 29 (7.30%) Oracle
10 23 (5.79%) IBM
10 23 (5.79%) Wyse
11 22 (5.54%) NetApp
12 14 (3.53%) SolarWinds
13 13 (3.27%) Ventyx
13 13 (3.27%) CheckPoint
14 12 (3.02%) EMC
14 12 (3.02%) CA
14 12 (3.02%) Veeam
15 11 (2.77%) OpenText
16 10 (2.52%) Google
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £395 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago