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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 395 324 389
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +65
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 185 255 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.52% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 3.78% 5.42% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 176 82
Average daily rate
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£378 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £110 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £230 £349
% change year-on-year
+52.39% -34.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 22
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -38.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.64 £13.68 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.20 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +77.14%

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
4900 4701 4326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.64% 9.65% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2406 2009
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 546 769
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -73 174 £375 +1.35% 77
London -57 86 £401 -6.68% 26
South East -7 37 £450 +21.62% 21
City of London -6 18 £313 -17.76% 10
South West -14 15 £325 +41.08% 5
Berkshire +8 12 £535 +101.88% 13
North West -20 12 £351 +159.62% 8
Manchester -8 11 £351 +159.62% 5
Buckinghamshire - 11 - -
West Midlands -2 9 £225 -25.61% 4
East of England +3 8 £300 - 6
Essex +9 7 £288 - 2
Gloucestershire -18 6 £242 -40.98% 1
Hampshire - 6 £275 - 3
Milton Keynes - 6 - -
Birmingham 0 4 - - 2
Yorkshire -2 4 £215 -41.89% 4
Wiltshire - 4 £420 - 1
Brentwood - 4 £288 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 3 £215 -41.89% 4
Worcestershire -3 3 £225 -18.18%
Worcester -5 3 £225 -18.18%
Edinburgh -7 3 - - 2
Scotland -7 3 - - 2
Kent -11 3 £465 +86.00%
Surrey -13 3 £400 -3.03% 4
Coventry +3 2 £230 -37.83%
Gloucester -1 2 £160 -
Leeds -3 2 £215 -41.89% 2
South Yorkshire 0 1 £450 -2.17%

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 363 (90.52%) Citrix
2 316 (78.80%) Windows
3 297 (74.06%) XenApp
4 256 (63.84%) VMware
5 207 (51.62%) Microsoft
6 190 (47.38%) Active Directory
7 171 (42.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 139 (34.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 122 (30.42%) SCCM
10 114 (28.43%) Windows 7
11 105 (26.18%) NetScaler
12 94 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 93 (23.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 87 (21.70%) Finance
15 85 (21.20%) vSphere
16 84 (20.95%) MS Exchange
17 82 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
18 78 (19.45%) Hyper-V
19 74 (18.45%) ITIL
20 73 (18.20%) AppSense
21 72 (17.96%) SAN
22 66 (16.46%) DNS
23 60 (14.96%) PowerShell
24 57 (14.21%) HP
25 53 (13.22%) SQL
26 52 (12.97%) XenServer
27 50 (12.47%) Security Cleared
27 50 (12.47%) MS Office
28 48 (11.97%) Migration
29 46 (11.47%) DHCP

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 84 (20.95%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.48%) SharePoint
3 37 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (5.24%) Lync
6 16 (3.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (3.24%) OpenStack
10 8 (2.00%) IIS
11 7 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.75%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 50 (12.47%) MS Office
2 39 (9.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.24%) Office 365
2 5 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.75%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (26.18%) NetScaler
2 72 (17.96%) SAN
3 66 (16.46%) DNS
4 46 (11.47%) DHCP
5 29 (7.23%) TCP/IP
6 27 (6.73%) Firewall
7 25 (6.23%) VPN
7 25 (6.23%) NAS
8 24 (5.99%) LAN
9 23 (5.74%) WAN
10 13 (3.24%) SMTP
11 10 (2.49%) VLAN
11 10 (2.49%) iSCSI
12 8 (2.00%) Ethernet
13 7 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (1.75%) FTP
14 6 (1.50%) SMS
14 6 (1.50%) SSL
14 6 (1.50%) Internet
14 6 (1.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.00%) MySQL
6 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.50%) DB2
7 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 46 (11.47%) MSI
2 5 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.50%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.25%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
General
1 87 (21.70%) Finance
2 29 (7.23%) Banking
3 15 (3.74%) Legal
4 7 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.25%) Law
6 4 (1.00%) Back Office
7 3 (0.75%) Marketing
7 3 (0.75%) Dutch Language
7 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
8 2 (0.50%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (18.70%) Consultant
2 54 (13.47%) Analyst
3 43 (10.72%) Citrix Consultant
4 42 (10.47%) Architect
5 38 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (9.23%) Citrix Engineer
7 30 (7.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (6.48%) Support Engineer
9 21 (5.24%) Support Analyst
10 20 (4.99%) Administrator
11 19 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
12 18 (4.49%) Server Engineer
13 17 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
13 17 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (3.74%) Wintel Analyst
15 14 (3.49%) Desktop Support
15 14 (3.49%) Citrix Specialist
16 13 (3.24%) Technical Architect
17 11 (2.74%) Citrix Architect
18 10 (2.49%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.73%) Application Packaging
2 18 (4.49%) Middleware
3 6 (1.50%) Web Services
4 2 (0.50%) HTML
4 2 (0.50%) CSS
4 2 (0.50%) HTML5
4 2 (0.50%) JSON
4 2 (0.50%) Django
4 2 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (0.50%) Ajax
4 2 (0.50%) REST
4 2 (0.50%) CSS3
4 2 (0.50%) Play Framework
5 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.25%) COM
5 1 (0.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.99%) Clustering
2 22 (5.49%) Blackberry
2 22 (5.49%) Replication
3 19 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.24%) Thin Client
4 17 (4.24%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.74%) PDA
6 10 (2.49%) PKI
7 9 (2.24%) User Experience
8 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.00%) Open Source
9 4 (1.00%) SecurID
9 4 (1.00%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.75%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 316 (78.80%) Windows
2 139 (34.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (28.43%) Windows 7
4 94 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 82 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (9.48%) Linux
7 28 (6.98%) Windows XP
8 27 (6.73%) UNIX
9 13 (3.24%) Windows Vista
10 11 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.49%) Windows 8
12 9 (2.24%) CentOS
13 6 (1.50%) Solaris
14 5 (1.25%) VMS
14 5 (1.25%) AIX
14 5 (1.25%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.50%) NetWare
16 2 (0.50%) Android
17 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.45%) ITIL
2 48 (11.97%) Migration
3 25 (6.23%) Incident Management
4 22 (5.49%) Project Management
5 18 (4.49%) ITSM
6 17 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (3.49%) Low Latency
7 14 (3.49%) Service Delivery
8 13 (3.24%) TOGAF
9 11 (2.74%) Load Balancing
9 11 (2.74%) Problem Management
10 10 (2.49%) Change Management
10 10 (2.49%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (2.24%) Software Deployment
11 9 (2.24%) Service Management
11 9 (2.24%) Asset Management
11 9 (2.24%) Configuration Management
12 8 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (2.00%) System Testing
13 7 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (14.96%) PowerShell
2 53 (13.22%) SQL
3 29 (7.23%) VBScript
4 13 (3.24%) C#
5 6 (1.50%) VB
6 3 (0.75%) Java
7 2 (0.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.25%) C
8 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (12.47%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.73%) Citrix Certification
3 31 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (7.48%) SC Cleared
5 26 (6.48%) CCA
6 22 (5.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (5.24%) CCEE
8 17 (4.24%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.99%) CCEA
10 15 (3.74%) MCSE
11 13 (3.24%) CCIA
12 11 (2.74%) MCITP
13 10 (2.49%) CCAA
14 9 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (2.24%) CCNA
15 8 (2.00%) Degree
16 7 (1.75%) MCSA
17 6 (1.50%) CCNP
17 6 (1.50%) VCP5
18 5 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.74%) SLA
2 5 (1.25%) QA
3 4 (1.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 297 (74.06%) XenApp
2 190 (47.38%) Active Directory
3 171 (42.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (23.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 85 (21.20%) vSphere
6 78 (19.45%) Hyper-V
7 52 (12.97%) XenServer
8 31 (7.73%) VMware ESX
9 17 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (3.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 14 (3.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 11 (2.74%) Terminal Services
13 8 (2.00%) Xen
13 8 (2.00%) UAG
14 7 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
14 7 (1.75%) vCloud
15 6 (1.50%) MetaFrame
15 6 (1.50%) ISA Server
15 6 (1.50%) VMware Server
16 4 (1.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 122 (30.42%) SCCM
2 45 (11.22%) SCOM
3 29 (7.23%) EdgeSight
4 23 (5.74%) SCVMM
4 23 (5.74%) HP SIM
5 18 (4.49%) XenMobile
6 11 (2.74%) WSUS
7 10 (2.49%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 10 (2.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 9 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (1.75%) ARCserve
11 5 (1.25%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.25%) Control-M
12 4 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
13 3 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (0.75%) Foglight
13 3 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 363 (90.52%) Citrix
2 256 (63.84%) VMware
3 207 (51.62%) Microsoft
4 73 (18.20%) AppSense
5 57 (14.21%) HP
6 44 (10.97%) Cisco
7 40 (9.98%) Dell
8 28 (6.98%) Wyse
9 27 (6.73%) IBM
10 26 (6.48%) NetApp
11 23 (5.74%) Altiris
11 23 (5.74%) CA
11 23 (5.74%) Symantec
12 22 (5.49%) EMC
13 20 (4.99%) Veeam
14 16 (3.99%) 3PAR
15 14 (3.49%) Nimsoft
15 14 (3.49%) Red Hat
15 14 (3.49%) Veritas
16 13 (3.24%) ServiceNow
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