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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 419 403 397
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 218 222 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.81% 4.13% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 140 124
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.60% +4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-32.60% +26.02%

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
5727 5375 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 9.67% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 3008 2659
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 623 594
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £32.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -11 204 £375 +18.11% 50
London +27 92 £438 +27.73% 16
South East -25 45 £365 +4.28% 5
North West -21 29 £300 - 4
City of London -13 18 £390 +2.29% 5
Kent +13 12 £375 +7.14%
East of England +12 12 £293 - 6
Manchester -10 11 £313 -43.18% 4
Buckinghamshire - 9 £391 - 2
South West -25 8 £233 -24.08% 7
Merseyside - 8 £175 -
Essex +1 7 £375 -
Scotland -3 7 £285 -8.80% 4
Croydon - 7 £463 -
Surrey -8 6 £344 -21.42%
West Midlands -15 6 £275 -12.69% 3
Milton Keynes - 6 £391 -
Guildford - 6 £344 -
Hampshire -6 5 - - 1
Devon - 5 - - 4
Cheshire - 5 £281 -
Liverpool - 5 £175 -
Warrington - 5 £281 -
East Midlands -10 4 £385 +28.11% 2
Lancashire -19 4 £301 +11.41%
Berkshire -22 4 - - 2
Blackpool -30 4 £301 +11.41%
Hertfordshire - 4 £210 - 4
Glasgow +5 3 £270 -13.60% 3
Tunbridge Wells -1 3 £394 +12.50%

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 366 (91.73%) Citrix
2 300 (75.19%) Windows
3 291 (72.93%) XenApp
4 235 (58.90%) VMware
5 176 (44.11%) Active Directory
6 161 (40.35%) Microsoft
7 151 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 139 (34.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 109 (27.32%) SCCM
10 102 (25.56%) PowerShell
11 98 (24.56%) DNS
12 97 (24.31%) MS Exchange
12 97 (24.31%) Microsoft App-V
13 96 (24.06%) Windows 7
14 94 (23.56%) NetScaler
15 90 (22.56%) vSphere
16 85 (21.30%) ITIL
17 83 (20.80%) Windows Server 2012
18 77 (19.30%) DHCP
19 70 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
19 70 (17.54%) AppSense
20 64 (16.04%) Finance
21 59 (14.79%) Hyper-V
22 56 (14.04%) Cisco
23 54 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2010
24 53 (13.28%) SAN
25 52 (13.03%) SQL Server
26 50 (12.53%) Exchange Server 2007
27 49 (12.28%) VMware ESX
28 48 (12.03%) Citrix Certification

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 97 (24.31%) MS Exchange
2 54 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (12.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 39 (9.77%) Lync
5 36 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (5.01%) SharePoint
8 13 (3.26%) IIS
9 9 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.25%) Apache
10 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.00%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (11.78%) MS Excel
2 38 (9.52%) MS Office
3 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.75%) Vectorworks
4 3 (0.75%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.76%) Office 365
2 12 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 98 (24.56%) DNS
2 94 (23.56%) NetScaler
3 77 (19.30%) DHCP
4 53 (13.28%) SAN
5 46 (11.53%) Firewall
6 26 (6.52%) LAN
7 25 (6.27%) VPN
8 24 (6.02%) WAN
9 22 (5.51%) TCP/IP
10 14 (3.51%) Internet
10 14 (3.51%) VLAN
10 14 (3.51%) NAS
11 11 (2.76%) MPLS
12 10 (2.51%) BGP
12 10 (2.51%) Wireless
13 9 (2.26%) OSPF
13 9 (2.26%) SMTP
14 8 (2.01%) Wireshark
15 6 (1.50%) BIG-IP
15 6 (1.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.76%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.25%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (5.51%) MSI
2 4 (1.00%) Fiddler
3 3 (0.75%) WinDbg
3 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
General
1 64 (16.04%) Finance
2 18 (4.51%) Banking
3 12 (3.01%) Law
4 11 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.01%) Legal
7 7 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.00%) Back Office
8 4 (1.00%) Advertising
8 4 (1.00%) Retail
9 3 (0.75%) Publishing
9 3 (0.75%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 52 (13.03%) Consultant
2 49 (12.28%) Citrix Engineer
3 44 (11.03%) Architect
4 43 (10.78%) Administrator
5 40 (10.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (9.27%) Analyst
7 33 (8.27%) Citrix Consultant
8 29 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
9 27 (6.77%) Support Engineer
10 23 (5.76%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.51%) Citrix Specialist
13 13 (3.26%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.01%) Citrix Administrator
15 10 (2.51%) Desktop Support
16 9 (2.26%) Desktop Engineer
16 9 (2.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 9 (2.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 9 (2.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 8 (2.01%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.01%) Application Packaging
2 9 (2.26%) X-Windows
3 7 (1.75%) Web Services
4 6 (1.50%) .NET
5 5 (1.25%) Middleware
6 4 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.75%) WCF
7 3 (0.75%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.50%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.77%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.76%) Blackberry
3 22 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.01%) Thin Client
4 16 (4.01%) Fat Client
5 14 (3.51%) Performance Metrics
6 13 (3.26%) Replication
7 11 (2.76%) Clustering
8 9 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.01%) User Experience
10 7 (1.75%) BYOD
10 7 (1.75%) PKI
11 5 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.00%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.00%) iPhone
12 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.00%) iPad
13 3 (0.75%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.75%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 300 (75.19%) Windows
2 151 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (24.06%) Windows 7
4 83 (20.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (9.02%) Linux
7 27 (6.77%) Windows XP
8 12 (3.01%) UNIX
9 8 (2.01%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.75%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.25%) Android
11 5 (1.25%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.75%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.75%) Solaris
13 2 (0.50%) AIX
13 2 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (21.30%) ITIL
2 33 (8.27%) Migration
3 27 (6.77%) Project Management
4 20 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (3.76%) Change Management
5 15 (3.76%) Portfolio Management
6 12 (3.01%) Incident Management
7 11 (2.76%) Problem Management
7 11 (2.76%) ITIL V3
7 11 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (2.26%) Service Delivery
9 8 (2.01%) Service Management
9 8 (2.01%) Capacity Management
9 8 (2.01%) Software Distribution
9 8 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (1.75%) Patch Management
10 7 (1.75%) Server Building
11 6 (1.50%) Time Management
12 5 (1.25%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (25.56%) PowerShell
2 28 (7.02%) SQL
3 22 (5.51%) VBScript
4 17 (4.26%) VB
5 9 (2.26%) C#
6 8 (2.01%) Java
6 8 (2.01%) Python
7 5 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.25%) Perl
8 4 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (12.03%) Citrix Certification
2 39 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (8.77%) Security Cleared
4 33 (8.27%) CCA
4 33 (8.27%) MCSE
5 26 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (5.26%) CCEE
7 14 (3.51%) MCITP
8 13 (3.26%) CCIA
9 12 (3.01%) CCAA
9 12 (3.01%) CCEA
10 11 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (2.76%) DV Cleared
11 10 (2.51%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.51%) CCNA
12 9 (2.26%) MCSA
13 8 (2.01%) CCNP
13 8 (2.01%) VCP5
14 7 (1.75%) Degree
15 6 (1.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.01%) SLA
2 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.50%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.25%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 291 (72.93%) XenApp
2 176 (44.11%) Active Directory
3 139 (34.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (24.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 90 (22.56%) vSphere
6 59 (14.79%) Hyper-V
7 49 (12.28%) VMware ESX
8 42 (10.53%) XenServer
9 21 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.75%) Xen
11 6 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (1.25%) Terminal Server
12 5 (1.25%) HDFS
12 5 (1.25%) DFS Replication
13 4 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.75%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.75%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.75%) Samba
14 3 (0.75%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.75%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 109 (27.32%) SCCM
2 32 (8.02%) XenMobile
3 14 (3.51%) EdgeSight
3 14 (3.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 12 (3.01%) SolarWinds Orion
5 10 (2.51%) SCOM
5 10 (2.51%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (1.75%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.50%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.25%) Foglight
8 5 (1.25%) Nagios
8 5 (1.25%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.25%) Zenoss
8 5 (1.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 4 (1.00%) HP SIM
9 4 (1.00%) WSUS
9 4 (1.00%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 366 (91.73%) Citrix
2 235 (58.90%) VMware
3 161 (40.35%) Microsoft
4 70 (17.54%) AppSense
5 56 (14.04%) Cisco
6 42 (10.53%) HP
7 37 (9.27%) Symantec
8 31 (7.77%) Oracle
9 24 (6.02%) Dell
10 23 (5.76%) IBM
11 22 (5.51%) Wyse
12 17 (4.26%) SolarWinds
13 15 (3.76%) Ventyx
13 15 (3.76%) NetApp
14 14 (3.51%) CheckPoint
15 13 (3.26%) OpenText
16 12 (3.01%) Veeam
17 11 (2.76%) EMC
18 10 (2.51%) 3PAR
19 9 (2.26%) Sophos
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £230 - £330 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago