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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 436 392 333
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -59
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 177 198 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 3.32% 3.95% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 127 133
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £456 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £33.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -

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
5332 5007 4441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.84% 9.51% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2998 2669 2133
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 619 619
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 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.

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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 173 £358 +5.92% 72
London +2 85 £375 - 20
South East -6 40 £431 +16.94% 12
North West -18 23 £270 +3.84% 15
City of London +7 17 £410 +2.50% 5
South West +7 14 £280 -21.12% 3
Berkshire -9 10 £495 +5.31% 4
Hampshire +4 9 £536 -
Manchester -4 8 £281 - 12
Havant - 7 £536 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £200 -
Kent +9 6 £475 - 3
Somerset - 6 £255 -
Cheshire -9 5 - - 1
West Midlands -14 5 £235 -22.95% 9
Aylesbury - 5 £200 -
Bristol +3 4 £285 -36.66%
Slough +3 4 £413 +37.50%
Lancashire -3 4 £270 +3.84% 1
Blackpool -4 4 £270 +3.84%
Warrington -8 4 - - 1
Liverpool - 4 £250 - 1
Merseyside - 4 £250 - 1
Surrey -5 3 £200 -36.00% 4
West Yorkshire -13 3 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -20 3 £350 -9.67% 1
Tonbridge - 3 £475 - 2
Ealing - 3 £180 -
East of England +4 2 £488 +39.28% 9
Devon 0 2 £158 - 2

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 347 (95.07%) Citrix
2 280 (76.71%) XenApp
3 258 (70.68%) Windows
4 241 (66.03%) VMware
5 178 (48.77%) Microsoft
6 164 (44.93%) Active Directory
7 146 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 140 (38.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 100 (27.40%) NetScaler
10 97 (26.58%) SCCM
11 94 (25.75%) Windows 7
12 91 (24.93%) MS Exchange
13 88 (24.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 80 (21.92%) vSphere
14 80 (21.92%) PowerShell
15 79 (21.64%) DNS
16 78 (21.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 77 (21.10%) Hyper-V
18 75 (20.55%) ITIL
19 72 (19.73%) AppSense
20 71 (19.45%) DHCP
21 65 (17.81%) Microsoft App-V
22 63 (17.26%) Finance
23 60 (16.44%) SAN
24 59 (16.16%) Cisco
24 59 (16.16%) Security Cleared
25 56 (15.34%) Dell
26 50 (13.70%) HP
27 46 (12.60%) Firewall
28 44 (12.05%) SQL

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 91 (24.93%) MS Exchange
2 38 (10.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (9.86%) SharePoint
4 32 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (6.58%) Lync
8 16 (4.38%) OpenStack
9 11 (3.01%) IIS
10 7 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.37%) Apache
11 5 (1.37%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (10.14%) MS Office
1 37 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.55%) Vectorworks
3 2 (0.55%) MS Project
3 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.01%) Office 365
2 6 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.82%) SaaS
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 100 (27.40%) NetScaler
2 79 (21.64%) DNS
3 71 (19.45%) DHCP
4 60 (16.44%) SAN
5 46 (12.60%) Firewall
6 36 (9.86%) TCP/IP
7 28 (7.67%) NAS
8 24 (6.58%) LAN
8 24 (6.58%) VPN
8 24 (6.58%) WAN
9 16 (4.38%) VLAN
10 10 (2.74%) SMTP
11 9 (2.47%) Internet
12 8 (2.19%) Wireshark
13 7 (1.92%) SSL
13 7 (1.92%) VoIP
14 6 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.64%) Network Security
14 6 (1.64%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.37%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.82%) MySQL
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.27%) DB2
8 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (3.56%) MSI
2 4 (1.10%) Fiddler
2 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.82%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.55%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 63 (17.26%) Finance
2 21 (5.75%) Banking
3 10 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.19%) Law
5 5 (1.37%) Legal
6 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.82%) Retail
7 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.82%) Local Government
7 3 (0.82%) Marketing
8 2 (0.55%) Publishing
8 2 (0.55%) Back Office
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (13.42%) Architect
2 43 (11.78%) Analyst
3 42 (11.51%) Citrix Engineer
4 40 (10.96%) Consultant
5 35 (9.59%) Support Engineer
6 34 (9.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 34 (9.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (7.40%) Citrix Consultant
8 25 (6.85%) Desktop Engineer
9 23 (6.30%) Infrastructure Architect
10 20 (5.48%) Server Engineer
10 20 (5.48%) Administrator
11 18 (4.93%) Security Engineer
12 17 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (4.38%) Wintel Analyst
14 13 (3.56%) Support Analyst
14 13 (3.56%) Desktop Support
14 13 (3.56%) Citrix Specialist
15 12 (3.29%) Technical Architect
16 11 (3.01%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.48%) Application Packaging
2 19 (5.21%) Middleware
3 8 (2.19%) Web Services
4 3 (0.82%) .NET
4 3 (0.82%) WCF
5 2 (0.55%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.27%) COM
6 1 (0.27%) CSS
6 1 (0.27%) HTML
6 1 (0.27%) HTML5
6 1 (0.27%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.27%) Ajax
6 1 (0.27%) Django
6 1 (0.27%) JSON
6 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.27%) REST
6 1 (0.27%) CSS3
6 1 (0.27%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.21%) PKI
1 19 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (5.21%) Replication
1 19 (5.21%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.29%) Fat Client
2 12 (3.29%) Thin Client
3 11 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.74%) User Experience
5 8 (2.19%) iPad
5 8 (2.19%) iPhone
6 7 (1.92%) Clustering
6 7 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
7 5 (1.37%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.37%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.37%) BYOD
8 4 (1.10%) PDA
9 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.82%) Open Source
10 2 (0.55%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 258 (70.68%) Windows
2 140 (38.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (25.75%) Windows 7
4 88 (24.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (21.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (8.22%) Linux
7 26 (7.12%) Windows XP
8 21 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.56%) UNIX
10 5 (1.37%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.37%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.37%) Solaris
11 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.82%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.55%) Android
12 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.55%) CentOS
12 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.55%) ITIL
2 36 (9.86%) Project Management
3 32 (8.77%) Migration
4 31 (8.49%) Incident Management
5 17 (4.66%) ITSM
6 16 (4.38%) Low Latency
7 14 (3.84%) Problem Management
7 14 (3.84%) Service Delivery
7 14 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (3.56%) Change Management
9 12 (3.29%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (2.74%) TOGAF
11 8 (2.19%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (2.19%) Portfolio Management
12 7 (1.92%) Information Security
12 7 (1.92%) ITIL V3
13 6 (1.64%) Service Management
13 6 (1.64%) Asset Management
13 6 (1.64%) Configuration Management
14 5 (1.37%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 80 (21.92%) PowerShell
2 44 (12.05%) SQL
3 31 (8.49%) VBScript
4 20 (5.48%) C#
5 5 (1.37%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.37%) Python
5 5 (1.37%) Perl
5 5 (1.37%) VB
6 4 (1.10%) C
7 3 (0.82%) Java
8 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (16.16%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.23%) Citrix Certification
3 40 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (7.67%) MCSE
4 28 (7.67%) CCA
5 25 (6.85%) DV Cleared
5 25 (6.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (6.30%) SC Cleared
7 21 (5.75%) MCITP
8 18 (4.93%) CCEE
9 14 (3.84%) CCEA
9 14 (3.84%) CCNA
9 14 (3.84%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (3.01%) CCAA
10 11 (3.01%) CCIA
11 8 (2.19%) VCP5
11 8 (2.19%) CCNP
12 7 (1.92%) MCP
12 7 (1.92%) MCSA
12 7 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.75%) SLA
2 9 (2.47%) QA
3 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 280 (76.71%) XenApp
2 164 (44.93%) Active Directory
3 146 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (21.92%) vSphere
5 77 (21.10%) Hyper-V
6 65 (17.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 40 (10.96%) XenServer
8 27 (7.40%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (6.58%) VMware ESX
10 16 (4.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (2.47%) Terminal Server
12 6 (1.64%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.64%) vCloud
12 6 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (1.64%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.37%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.37%) Xen
13 5 (1.37%) HDFS
14 4 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 97 (26.58%) SCCM
2 25 (6.85%) EdgeSight
3 24 (6.58%) XenMobile
4 21 (5.75%) SCOM
5 20 (5.48%) SCVMM
6 13 (3.56%) HP SIM
7 10 (2.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 9 (2.47%) WSUS
8 9 (2.47%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.37%) Nagios
10 5 (1.37%) ARCserve
10 5 (1.37%) Zenoss
11 4 (1.10%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.82%) ServiceCenter
13 2 (0.55%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 347 (95.07%) Citrix
2 241 (66.03%) VMware
3 178 (48.77%) Microsoft
4 72 (19.73%) AppSense
5 59 (16.16%) Cisco
6 56 (15.34%) Dell
7 50 (13.70%) HP
8 35 (9.59%) Wyse
9 34 (9.32%) NetApp
10 30 (8.22%) IBM
11 28 (7.67%) Symantec
12 25 (6.85%) Veeam
13 23 (6.30%) CA
14 20 (5.48%) Oracle
15 18 (4.93%) Lumension
16 17 (4.66%) Veritas
17 16 (4.38%) ServiceNow
18 14 (3.84%) CheckPoint
18 14 (3.84%) EMC
19 13 (3.56%) Nimsoft
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