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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 407 323 332
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +9
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 211 281 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 3.89% 5.37% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 188 142
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£388 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £203 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £564 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £260 £350
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 13
Average hourly rate £21.88 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.12% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £13.45 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £82.60 £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +55.00%

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
5429 5234 4605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 10.07% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2986 2733 2207
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 654 670
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £31.56 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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.

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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 -67 207 £388 +5.44% 69
London -70 99 £425 +6.25% 23
City of London -6 37 £425 +13.33% 6
South East -11 32 £425 +70.00% 14
South West -24 25 £337 +26.07% 3
Swindon +1 15 £365 -33.63%
Wiltshire -4 15 £365 -33.63%
North West -10 15 £351 +159.62% 14
East of England -6 14 £313 +20.19% 5
Manchester -14 12 £351 +159.62% 10
Essex -4 9 £288 +10.57%
East Midlands -5 8 - - 1
Yorkshire -5 7 £215 -42.66% 4
Berkshire +4 6 £450 +80.00% 2
West Yorkshire +3 6 £215 - 4
Kent +2 6 £450 - 2
Surrey -10 6 £400 +68.42% 4
West Sussex 0 5 £425 - 2
Hampshire - 5 £300 - 1
Brentwood - 5 £288 -
Crawley - 5 £425 - 2
Gloucestershire -19 4 £325 +24.80%
Leeds -9 3 £215 - 3
West Midlands -10 3 £303 +34.44% 5
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 3
Reading - 3 £450 -
Glasgow -2 2 £333 - 2
Derbyshire -5 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -8 2 £350 - 2
Scotland -10 2 £333 - 2

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 396 (90.21%) Citrix
2 348 (79.27%) Windows
3 313 (71.30%) XenApp
4 249 (56.72%) VMware
5 213 (48.52%) Microsoft
6 207 (47.15%) Active Directory
7 157 (35.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 151 (34.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 126 (28.70%) Windows 7
10 124 (28.25%) SCCM
11 112 (25.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 104 (23.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 99 (22.55%) MS Exchange
14 96 (21.87%) vSphere
15 92 (20.96%) NetScaler
16 89 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
17 87 (19.82%) DNS
18 75 (17.08%) Finance
19 68 (15.49%) SAN
20 67 (15.26%) AppSense
21 65 (14.81%) ITIL
22 64 (14.58%) DHCP
22 64 (14.58%) XenServer
23 58 (13.21%) HP
24 57 (12.98%) MS Office
25 55 (12.53%) Security Cleared
26 52 (11.85%) Migration
27 51 (11.62%) Hyper-V
28 50 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
29 46 (10.48%) SQL Server

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 99 (22.55%) MS Exchange
2 50 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 31 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (5.47%) Lync
6 18 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (2.05%) IIS
10 6 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.14%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.46%) ColdFusion
14 1 (0.23%) CMS
14 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (12.98%) MS Office
2 42 (9.57%) MS Excel
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 11 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (2.51%) Office 365
2 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.68%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (20.96%) NetScaler
2 87 (19.82%) DNS
3 68 (15.49%) SAN
4 64 (14.58%) DHCP
5 33 (7.52%) LAN
6 31 (7.06%) WAN
7 30 (6.83%) Firewall
8 26 (5.92%) VPN
9 25 (5.69%) NAS
10 19 (4.33%) TCP/IP
11 18 (4.10%) VLAN
12 12 (2.73%) SMTP
13 11 (2.51%) MPLS
14 9 (2.05%) OSPF
14 9 (2.05%) BGP
15 8 (1.82%) SMS
15 8 (1.82%) Ethernet
16 7 (1.59%) FTP
16 7 (1.59%) Wireless
16 7 (1.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.46%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.46%) DataStage
5 2 (0.46%) MySQL
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.23%) DB2
6 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (10.48%) MSI
2 5 (1.14%) AdminStudio
3 4 (0.91%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.23%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 75 (17.08%) Finance
2 24 (5.47%) Banking
3 16 (3.64%) Legal
4 8 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.37%) Law
5 6 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.91%) Back Office
7 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.68%) Publishing
7 3 (0.68%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Retail
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 81 (18.45%) Consultant
2 48 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (10.48%) Analyst
4 45 (10.25%) Citrix Engineer
5 43 (9.79%) Architect
6 40 (9.11%) Citrix Consultant
7 30 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support
8 29 (6.61%) Administrator
9 27 (6.15%) Support Analyst
10 26 (5.92%) Support Engineer
11 18 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (3.64%) Applications Packager
14 13 (2.96%) Citrix Architect
14 13 (2.96%) Citrix Support
15 12 (2.73%) VMware Engineer
16 11 (2.51%) Systems Engineer
17 10 (2.28%) Desktop Engineer
17 10 (2.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 10 (2.28%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.48%) Application Packaging
2 12 (2.73%) Web Services
3 8 (1.82%) Middleware
4 1 (0.23%) Ajax
4 1 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.23%) JSON
4 1 (0.23%) HTML
4 1 (0.23%) .NET
4 1 (0.23%) COM
4 1 (0.23%) CSS
4 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.23%) Django
4 1 (0.23%) HTML5
4 1 (0.23%) REST
4 1 (0.23%) CSS3
4 1 (0.23%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.83%) Blackberry
2 27 (6.15%) Clustering
3 20 (4.56%) PDA
3 20 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.96%) Fat Client
4 13 (2.96%) Replication
4 13 (2.96%) Thin Client
5 8 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.37%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.14%) iPad
7 5 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.91%) SecurID
8 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.23%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.23%) Symmetrix DMX
10 1 (0.23%) Open Source
10 1 (0.23%) Equities
10 1 (0.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 348 (79.27%) Windows
2 157 (35.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 126 (28.70%) Windows 7
4 104 (23.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 89 (20.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (7.97%) Linux
7 25 (5.69%) Windows XP
8 22 (5.01%) UNIX
9 13 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.73%) Windows Vista
11 9 (2.05%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.82%) CentOS
13 6 (1.37%) AIX
13 6 (1.37%) Solaris
14 5 (1.14%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.14%) VMS
15 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.46%) NetWare
16 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (14.81%) ITIL
2 52 (11.85%) Migration
3 20 (4.56%) Incident Management
4 17 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (2.73%) Project Management
5 12 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (2.51%) Load Balancing
6 11 (2.51%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (2.28%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (2.28%) Software Deployment
7 10 (2.28%) ITSM
7 10 (2.28%) TOGAF
8 9 (2.05%) Service Management
8 9 (2.05%) System Testing
9 8 (1.82%) Time Management
9 8 (1.82%) Service Delivery
9 8 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (1.59%) Change Management
10 7 (1.59%) Configuration Management
10 7 (1.59%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (8.88%) PowerShell
2 37 (8.43%) SQL
3 17 (3.87%) VBScript
4 11 (2.51%) VB
5 3 (0.68%) C#
6 2 (0.46%) Java
7 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.23%) VBA
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) Ruby
7 1 (0.23%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (12.53%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.88%) Citrix Certification
3 37 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (7.29%) SC Cleared
5 28 (6.38%) CCA
6 25 (5.69%) MCSE
7 21 (4.78%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (4.10%) CCEE
10 14 (3.19%) CCEA
11 11 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (2.51%) CCNA
11 11 (2.51%) CCIA
12 9 (2.05%) CCNP
13 8 (1.82%) CCAA
14 7 (1.59%) MCSA
15 6 (1.37%) MCP
16 5 (1.14%) MCITP
17 4 (0.91%) Degree
17 4 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.19%) SLA
2 4 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 313 (71.30%) XenApp
2 207 (47.15%) Active Directory
3 151 (34.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (25.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 96 (21.87%) vSphere
6 64 (14.58%) XenServer
7 51 (11.62%) Hyper-V
8 43 (9.79%) VMware ESX
9 20 (4.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (2.05%) VMware Server
10 9 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.82%) UAG
11 8 (1.82%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.59%) Xen
12 7 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (1.37%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.14%) vCloud
15 4 (0.91%) Firmware
15 4 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.68%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 124 (28.25%) SCCM
2 34 (7.74%) SCOM
3 18 (4.10%) EdgeSight
4 15 (3.42%) HP SIM
5 14 (3.19%) SCVMM
6 12 (2.73%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 11 (2.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 11 (2.51%) XenMobile
8 10 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (2.05%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (1.59%) Control-M
10 7 (1.59%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.37%) WSUS
11 6 (1.37%) ARCserve
11 6 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (1.14%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (0.91%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 396 (90.21%) Citrix
2 249 (56.72%) VMware
3 213 (48.52%) Microsoft
4 67 (15.26%) AppSense
5 58 (13.21%) HP
6 42 (9.57%) Cisco
7 30 (6.83%) Dell
8 24 (5.47%) Symantec
9 20 (4.56%) Altiris
10 19 (4.33%) IBM
11 18 (4.10%) 3PAR
12 17 (3.87%) NetApp
13 16 (3.64%) EMC
13 16 (3.64%) Red Hat
14 13 (2.96%) Wyse
15 11 (2.51%) Brocade
15 11 (2.51%) Oracle
16 10 (2.28%) BMC
16 10 (2.28%) CA
17 9 (2.05%) CheckPoint
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