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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 460 414 348
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -66
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 159 189 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.37% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 3.15% 3.76% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 113 165
Average daily rate £325 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £221 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £351 £230
% change year-on-year
-10.84% +52.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 12
Average hourly rate £17.75 £24.00 £16.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.04% +46.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £17.21 £13.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £52.38 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-44.23% +85.71%

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
5055 5023 4726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.83% 9.91% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 2742 2372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 582 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 149 £325 -13.33% 48
London -21 73 £425 +5.91% 18
South East -12 24 £325 -27.77% 9
North West -13 15 £255 -32.00% 4
City of London +33 13 £388 +24.00% 4
South West +2 12 £235 -27.58% 1
Hampshire +9 10 £350 +27.27% 2
Scotland -1 10 £313 - 1
Bristol - 9 £235 -
East Midlands -3 8 £114 -62.00% 2
Lancashire - 8 £255 -
Blackpool - 7 £255 -
East of England -2 6 £325 +13.04% 4
Edinburgh -11 6 - - 1
Derby - 6 £114 - 1
Derbyshire - 6 £114 - 1
Berkshire -4 5 £353 -31.55% 3
Leicestershire -7 5 £114 -62.00%
Yorkshire -8 5 £400 +86.04% 4
West Midlands -18 5 £325 +44.44% 6
Kegworth - 5 £114 -
Manchester -21 4 £130 -65.33% 4
East Sussex - 4 £319 -
Lewes - 4 £319 -
Surrey -4 3 £375 -6.25% 1
West Yorkshire -4 3 £419 +94.76% 3
Essex -9 3 £190 -33.91%
Glasgow - 3 £313 -
Slough - 3 £353 -
Winchester - 3 £308 - 1

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 316 (90.54%) Citrix
2 274 (78.51%) Windows
3 265 (75.93%) XenApp
4 206 (59.03%) VMware
5 201 (57.59%) Active Directory
6 199 (57.02%) Microsoft
7 171 (49.00%) Windows Server
8 141 (40.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 129 (36.96%) SCCM
10 124 (35.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 121 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 116 (33.24%) NetScaler
13 109 (31.23%) PowerShell
14 92 (26.36%) Windows 7
14 92 (26.36%) DNS
15 91 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
16 79 (22.64%) ITIL
17 78 (22.35%) Finance
18 74 (21.20%) XenServer
19 73 (20.92%) MS Exchange
20 72 (20.63%) AppSense
21 63 (18.05%) DHCP
22 62 (17.77%) Hyper-V
23 57 (16.33%) HP
24 55 (15.76%) vSphere
25 52 (14.90%) Exchange Server 2010
25 52 (14.90%) Cisco
26 50 (14.33%) Windows Server 2003
27 47 (13.47%) SCOM
28 44 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 73 (20.92%) MS Exchange
2 52 (14.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (10.32%) Lync
4 30 (8.60%) SharePoint
5 27 (7.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (4.01%) IBM Notes
10 10 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.72%) IIS
12 5 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (12.03%) MS Office
2 39 (11.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.30%) Office 365
2 13 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (3.15%) IaaS
4 11 (3.15%) PaaS
4 11 (3.15%) SaaS
5 4 (1.15%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 116 (33.24%) NetScaler
2 92 (26.36%) DNS
3 63 (18.05%) DHCP
4 44 (12.61%) SAN
5 33 (9.46%) VPN
6 14 (4.01%) Firewall
6 14 (4.01%) LAN
7 13 (3.72%) VLAN
8 12 (3.44%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (3.44%) WAN
9 11 (3.15%) SSL
10 10 (2.87%) Internet
10 10 (2.87%) TCP/IP
10 10 (2.87%) VoIP
11 9 (2.58%) SMS
12 8 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (2.29%) Wireless
13 6 (1.72%) SNMP
14 5 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.29%) DTS
6 1 (0.29%) GIS
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.29%) QlikView
6 1 (0.29%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (4.58%) MSI
2 6 (1.72%) Fiddler
General
1 78 (22.35%) Finance
2 17 (4.87%) Banking
3 14 (4.01%) Financial Institution
4 11 (3.15%) Law
4 11 (3.15%) Legal
5 8 (2.29%) Back Office
6 5 (1.43%) Automotive
6 5 (1.43%) Publishing
7 4 (1.15%) Advertising
7 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (16.33%) Analyst
2 55 (15.76%) Citrix Engineer
3 52 (14.90%) Consultant
4 43 (12.32%) Citrix Consultant
5 36 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 35 (10.03%) Architect
7 32 (9.17%) Support Analyst
8 30 (8.60%) Support Engineer
9 29 (8.31%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (6.30%) Citrix Support
11 18 (5.16%) Citrix Specialist
11 18 (5.16%) VMware Engineer
12 17 (4.87%) Desktop Support
12 17 (4.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 14 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (4.01%) Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 13 (3.72%) Administrator
15 12 (3.44%) Citrix Architect
15 12 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.15%) X-Windows
2 3 (0.86%) Web Services
3 2 (0.57%) Middleware
3 2 (0.57%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.29%) PKINIT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.03%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.16%) Blackberry
3 24 (6.88%) PKI
4 23 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (5.44%) Fat Client
5 19 (5.44%) Thin Client
6 14 (4.01%) Hedge funds
7 13 (3.72%) Clustering
8 11 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (2.58%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.72%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.72%) User Experience
11 5 (1.43%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.15%) Social Media
13 3 (0.86%) BYOD
13 3 (0.86%) CCTV
13 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.86%) NHS
14 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 274 (78.51%) Windows
2 171 (49.00%) Windows Server
3 141 (40.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (26.36%) Windows 7
5 91 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (14.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (9.74%) Windows XP
8 24 (6.88%) Windows 10
9 22 (6.30%) Windows 8
10 20 (5.73%) Linux
11 16 (4.58%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.01%) Android
13 6 (1.72%) Unix
14 5 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.86%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.57%) AIX
16 2 (0.57%) Solaris
16 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (22.64%) ITIL
2 27 (7.74%) Project Management
3 25 (7.16%) Migration
4 24 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (6.59%) Service Delivery
6 21 (6.02%) Change Management
7 20 (5.73%) Service Management
8 19 (5.44%) ITSM
9 15 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (4.01%) Application Packaging
10 14 (4.01%) Configuration Management
10 14 (4.01%) Performance Management
11 12 (3.44%) High Availability
11 12 (3.44%) TOGAF
12 11 (3.15%) Open Source
12 11 (3.15%) PRINCE
12 11 (3.15%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (2.87%) Asset Management
13 10 (2.87%) Investment Management
13 10 (2.87%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (31.23%) PowerShell
2 35 (10.03%) VBScript
3 17 (4.87%) VB
4 16 (4.58%) SQL
5 4 (1.15%) Java
6 3 (0.86%) C
6 3 (0.86%) Python
7 1 (0.29%) C#
7 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (9.46%) Citrix Certification
3 32 (9.17%) Security Cleared
4 23 (6.59%) MCSE
5 19 (5.44%) SC Cleared
6 18 (5.16%) CCA
6 18 (5.16%) CCEE
7 15 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (3.72%) CCEA
9 10 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.01%) CCAA
11 7 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.72%) CCNA
12 6 (1.72%) MCITP
12 6 (1.72%) MCP
12 6 (1.72%) MCSA
13 5 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.15%) CCIA
15 3 (0.86%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.01%) SLA
2 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.86%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
System Software
1 265 (75.93%) XenApp
2 201 (57.59%) Active Directory
3 124 (35.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 121 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 74 (21.20%) XenServer
6 62 (17.77%) Hyper-V
7 55 (15.76%) vSphere
8 36 (10.32%) VMware ESX
9 25 (7.16%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (4.01%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.72%) MetaFrame
12 4 (1.15%) Brightmail
12 4 (1.15%) Firmware
12 4 (1.15%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.86%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.86%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 129 (36.96%) SCCM
2 47 (13.47%) SCOM
3 27 (7.74%) XenMobile
4 14 (4.01%) EdgeSight
5 11 (3.15%) CFEngine
5 11 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.29%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.29%) WSUS
7 6 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (1.72%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.43%) HP SIM
8 5 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.43%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 4 (1.15%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.15%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.86%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.57%) Ionix
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 316 (90.54%) Citrix
2 206 (59.03%) VMware
3 199 (57.02%) Microsoft
4 72 (20.63%) AppSense
5 57 (16.33%) HP
6 52 (14.90%) Cisco
7 27 (7.74%) Dell
7 27 (7.74%) Wyse
8 22 (6.30%) Symantec
9 16 (4.58%) NetApp
10 14 (4.01%) Lotus
11 13 (3.72%) Altiris
12 12 (3.44%) IBM
12 12 (3.44%) Remedy
13 11 (3.15%) ThinPrint
14 9 (2.58%) EMC
14 9 (2.58%) Oracle
15 8 (2.29%) BMC
16 7 (2.01%) Compaq
16 7 (2.01%) Polycom
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