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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 394 387 307
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -80
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 227 199 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.38% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 4.21% 3.91% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 124 193
Average daily rate
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£315 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £196 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.69 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £27.25 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +18.73%

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
5388 5085 4819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3028 2629 2333
Average daily rate £325 £339 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 580 588
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +10 214 £315 -20.25% 61
London +4 85 £343 -19.41% 22
South East +3 52 £340 +4.61% 13
City of London +22 37 £381 -10.29% 10
South West -23 23 £306 -38.75% 6
Berkshire +29 22 £350 - 4
West Midlands +1 21 £315 -37.00% 2
North West -2 20 £300 -19.73% 10
Lancashire +2 12 £270 -12.90% 1
Surrey -1 11 £438 +27.27% 2
Reading +17 9 £321 - 1
East Midlands -2 8 £301 -7.53% 1
Gloucestershire -15 7 £300 -11.11% 1
Leicestershire +14 6 - - 1
Leicester +11 6 - - 1
Kent -4 5 £350 +204.34% 1
Scotland -20 5 £313 -16.66%
Middlesex - 5 £500 - 1
Hampshire -13 4 £300 -11.76% 1
Edinburgh -13 4 - -
Hook -2 3 £300 +3.44%
Essex -9 3 - - 2
Manchester -14 3 £346 -20.85% 7
East of England -31 3 - - 6
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £350 -
Northamptonshire -1 2 £301 -17.10%
Daventry - 2 £301 -
Staines -1 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 £350 - 1
Somerset - 1 - - 1

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 407 (94.00%) Citrix
2 340 (78.52%) Windows
3 295 (68.13%) XenApp
4 229 (52.89%) VMware
5 208 (48.04%) Microsoft
6 181 (41.80%) Active Directory
7 162 (37.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 137 (31.64%) Windows 7
9 124 (28.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 119 (27.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 111 (25.64%) SCCM
12 106 (24.48%) vSphere
13 93 (21.48%) AppSense
14 92 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 90 (20.79%) Windows Server 2003
16 89 (20.55%) XenServer
17 88 (20.32%) Security Cleared
17 88 (20.32%) DNS
18 85 (19.63%) NetScaler
19 82 (18.94%) MS Exchange
20 67 (15.47%) DHCP
21 65 (15.01%) HP
22 64 (14.78%) Migration
23 62 (14.32%) ITIL
24 53 (12.24%) SC Cleared
25 52 (12.01%) SAN
26 51 (11.78%) Dell
27 50 (11.55%) Finance
28 48 (11.09%) Hyper-V
29 46 (10.62%) Cisco

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 82 (18.94%) MS Exchange
2 43 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (8.55%) SharePoint
4 28 (6.47%) Lync
5 27 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.39%) CloudStack
11 5 (1.15%) IIS
12 4 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.46%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.23%) Site Server
15 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 42 (9.70%) MS Office
2 37 (8.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.00%) Office 365
2 11 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (20.32%) DNS
2 85 (19.63%) NetScaler
3 67 (15.47%) DHCP
4 52 (12.01%) SAN
5 31 (7.16%) LAN
6 29 (6.70%) WAN
6 29 (6.70%) Firewall
7 21 (4.85%) NAS
8 18 (4.16%) TCP/IP
9 16 (3.70%) VLAN
10 14 (3.23%) VPN
11 9 (2.08%) SMS
11 9 (2.08%) Wireless
12 8 (1.85%) MPLS
13 7 (1.62%) Unified Communications
14 6 (1.39%) OSPF
14 6 (1.39%) BGP
15 4 (0.92%) VoIP
16 3 (0.69%) SMTP
17 2 (0.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.46%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.46%) DataStage
6 1 (0.23%) DTS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.23%) MSI
2 8 (1.85%) AdminStudio
3 6 (1.39%) ClearCase
4 5 (1.15%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.69%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (11.55%) Finance
2 20 (4.62%) Banking
3 17 (3.93%) Legal
4 12 (2.77%) Law
5 8 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.46%) French Language
8 2 (0.46%) Local Government
8 2 (0.46%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 60 (13.86%) Consultant
2 43 (9.93%) Citrix Engineer
3 41 (9.47%) Architect
4 32 (7.39%) Support Engineer
4 32 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (7.16%) 3rd Line Support
6 30 (6.93%) Analyst
7 29 (6.70%) Administrator
8 28 (6.47%) Citrix Consultant
9 21 (4.85%) Support Analyst
10 19 (4.39%) Applications Packager
10 19 (4.39%) Citrix Support
11 15 (3.46%) Server Engineer
12 14 (3.23%) Citrix Administrator
12 14 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (3.00%) Desktop Engineer
13 13 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (2.77%) Desktop Support
14 12 (2.77%) Citrix Specialist
15 11 (2.54%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.01%) Application Packaging
2 17 (3.93%) Web Services
3 3 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.54%) Blackberry
2 17 (3.93%) Clustering
3 15 (3.46%) PDA
4 14 (3.23%) Thin Client
4 14 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.62%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.39%) iPad
8 5 (1.15%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.15%) Replication
9 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.69%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.46%) CMDB
12 1 (0.23%) Statistics
12 1 (0.23%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.23%) FlexPod
12 1 (0.23%) Firmware
12 1 (0.23%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 340 (78.52%) Windows
2 162 (37.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 137 (31.64%) Windows 7
4 92 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 90 (20.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (5.54%) Windows XP
7 22 (5.08%) Linux
8 20 (4.62%) UNIX
9 12 (2.77%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.15%) Solaris
12 4 (0.92%) AIX
13 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.23%) VMS
14 1 (0.23%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (14.78%) Migration
2 62 (14.32%) ITIL
3 21 (4.85%) Incident Management
4 14 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (3.00%) Change Management
6 11 (2.54%) Configuration Management
6 11 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (2.08%) Service Delivery
8 8 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (1.62%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (1.62%) Project Management
9 7 (1.62%) Service Management
9 7 (1.62%) Unit Testing
10 6 (1.39%) Problem Management
10 6 (1.39%) Software Distribution
11 5 (1.15%) Information Security
11 5 (1.15%) ITSM
12 4 (0.92%) E-Commerce
12 4 (0.92%) Load Balancing
12 4 (0.92%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.39%) PowerShell
2 41 (9.47%) SQL
3 19 (4.39%) VBScript
4 8 (1.85%) VB
5 2 (0.46%) C
5 2 (0.46%) Java
6 1 (0.23%) VBA
6 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (20.32%) Security Cleared
2 53 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 41 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (8.78%) DV Cleared
5 35 (8.08%) MCSE
6 24 (5.54%) Citrix Certification
7 21 (4.85%) CCA
8 12 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (2.31%) CCNA
11 8 (1.85%) CCEA
12 7 (1.62%) CCNP
12 7 (1.62%) CCEE
13 6 (1.39%) MCSA
13 6 (1.39%) MCITP
14 5 (1.15%) Degree
14 5 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (1.15%) MCP
15 3 (0.69%) CCAA
16 2 (0.46%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.54%) SLA
2 9 (2.08%) QA
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 295 (68.13%) XenApp
2 181 (41.80%) Active Directory
3 124 (28.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 119 (27.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 106 (24.48%) vSphere
6 89 (20.55%) XenServer
7 48 (11.09%) Hyper-V
8 39 (9.01%) VMware ESX
9 12 (2.77%) VMware Server
10 10 (2.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.62%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.39%) Xen
12 6 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (1.39%) vCloud
13 5 (1.15%) UAG
14 4 (0.92%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.69%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.46%) IAG
17 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 111 (25.64%) SCCM
2 20 (4.62%) SCOM
3 13 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (2.54%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.08%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.85%) XenMobile
7 6 (1.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 6 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (1.39%) HP SIM
8 5 (1.15%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (1.15%) Control-M
8 5 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 3 (0.69%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.69%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.46%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 407 (94.00%) Citrix
2 229 (52.89%) VMware
3 208 (48.04%) Microsoft
4 93 (21.48%) AppSense
5 65 (15.01%) HP
6 51 (11.78%) Dell
7 46 (10.62%) Cisco
8 24 (5.54%) NetApp
9 22 (5.08%) Symantec
10 21 (4.85%) Compaq
11 20 (4.62%) EMC
12 19 (4.39%) Altiris
13 16 (3.70%) Oracle
14 12 (2.77%) IBM
14 12 (2.77%) Lumension
15 11 (2.54%) Red Hat
15 11 (2.54%) Apple
16 10 (2.31%) McAfee
17 8 (1.85%) Remedy
17 8 (1.85%) 3PAR
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 to £220 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £220 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Church International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Robert Walters
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £630.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago