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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 421 377 325
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -52
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 185 231 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 3.45% 4.45% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 149 138
Average daily rate
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£400 £369 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £32.60 £63.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -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
5367 5187 4452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.50% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2981 2677 2139
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £166 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 600 623
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -43 176 £398 +7.79% 53
London -11 87 £425 +6.25% 20
South East -14 37 £400 +25.49% 9
North West -23 23 £300 +14.28% 3
City of London +3 17 £410 +2.50% 8
South West +7 12 £280 -23.02% 4
Berkshire -1 12 £490 +63.33% 4
East of England +8 6 £488 +30.00% 9
Hampshire +5 6 £590 - 2
Cheshire -6 6 - -
Manchester -11 6 £331 +1.92% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 - -
Lancashire -3 5 £310 +18.82%
East Midlands -3 5 £300 +122.22%
Blackpool -7 5 £310 +19.39%
Liverpool - 5 £250 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £250 - 2
Bristol +5 4 £285 -36.66% 4
Croydon -1 4 £438 -2.77%
Slough -2 4 £413 +37.50%
West Midlands -7 4 £369 +23.94% 7
Surrey -8 4 £375 +3.44% 2
Warrington -12 4 - -
Aylesbury - 4 - -
Somerset - 4 £253 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £310 -
Leicestershire +10 3 £300 +66.66%
Hertfordshire +1 3 £488 +95.00% 5
Kent 0 3 - - 1
Scotland -5 3 £463 +6.44% 3

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 354 (95.68%) Citrix
2 284 (76.76%) XenApp
3 266 (71.89%) Windows
4 254 (68.65%) VMware
5 187 (50.54%) Microsoft
6 165 (44.59%) Active Directory
7 159 (42.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 136 (36.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 102 (27.57%) NetScaler
10 96 (25.95%) SCCM
11 95 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 91 (24.59%) MS Exchange
13 89 (24.05%) Windows 7
14 88 (23.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 85 (22.97%) vSphere
16 83 (22.43%) Hyper-V
17 75 (20.27%) PowerShell
18 74 (20.00%) ITIL
19 71 (19.19%) AppSense
20 70 (18.92%) SAN
21 69 (18.65%) DNS
22 67 (18.11%) Finance
23 66 (17.84%) Security Cleared
24 62 (16.76%) Microsoft App-V
25 61 (16.49%) DHCP
26 57 (15.41%) HP
26 57 (15.41%) Dell
27 51 (13.78%) Cisco
28 48 (12.97%) SQL
29 44 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2010

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 91 (24.59%) MS Exchange
2 44 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (10.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 26 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (7.03%) Lync
6 21 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (4.86%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (2.43%) IIS
9 5 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.08%) Apache
10 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 40 (10.81%) MS Office
2 36 (9.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.70%) Office 365
2 6 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.81%) SaaS
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 102 (27.57%) NetScaler
2 70 (18.92%) SAN
3 69 (18.65%) DNS
4 61 (16.49%) DHCP
5 42 (11.35%) Firewall
6 37 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 29 (7.84%) NAS
8 28 (7.57%) VPN
9 26 (7.03%) LAN
10 24 (6.49%) WAN
11 15 (4.05%) VLAN
12 12 (3.24%) SMTP
13 9 (2.43%) iSCSI
14 8 (2.16%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.89%) Wireshark
15 7 (1.89%) VoIP
16 6 (1.62%) SSL
16 6 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (1.62%) Network Security
16 6 (1.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.08%) MySQL
6 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.27%) DB2
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (4.86%) MSI
2 5 (1.35%) Fiddler
3 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.81%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.54%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 67 (18.11%) Finance
2 22 (5.95%) Banking
3 12 (3.24%) Legal
4 9 (2.43%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.16%) Law
6 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.81%) Local Government
6 3 (0.81%) Marketing
6 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.54%) Retail
7 2 (0.54%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (12.70%) Analyst
2 45 (12.16%) Citrix Engineer
3 43 (11.62%) Consultant
3 43 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 41 (11.08%) Architect
5 33 (8.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 32 (8.65%) Support Engineer
7 26 (7.03%) Citrix Consultant
8 25 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 25 (6.76%) Server Engineer
9 19 (5.14%) Administrator
9 19 (5.14%) Wintel Analyst
10 18 (4.86%) Security Engineer
11 17 (4.59%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (3.78%) Citrix Specialist
12 14 (3.78%) Support Analyst
13 13 (3.51%) Desktop Support
14 12 (3.24%) Citrix Architect
15 11 (2.97%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.49%) Middleware
2 20 (5.41%) Application Packaging
3 8 (2.16%) Web Services
4 3 (0.81%) .NET
4 3 (0.81%) WCF
5 2 (0.54%) Django
5 2 (0.54%) HTML5
5 2 (0.54%) REST
5 2 (0.54%) CSS3
5 2 (0.54%) Play Framework
5 2 (0.54%) HTML
5 2 (0.54%) CSS
5 2 (0.54%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.54%) Ajax
5 2 (0.54%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.54%) JSON
6 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.95%) Replication
2 19 (5.14%) PKI
3 17 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.05%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.51%) Clustering
6 12 (3.24%) Thin Client
6 12 (3.24%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.97%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.97%) User Experience
8 7 (1.89%) iPhone
8 7 (1.89%) PDA
8 7 (1.89%) iPad
9 5 (1.35%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.08%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.08%) Open Source
11 3 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.81%) BYOD
12 2 (0.54%) CCTV
12 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 266 (71.89%) Windows
2 136 (36.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 89 (24.05%) Windows 7
5 88 (23.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (10.00%) Linux
7 19 (5.14%) Windows XP
8 18 (4.86%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.70%) UNIX
9 10 (2.70%) CentOS
10 5 (1.35%) Solaris
11 4 (1.08%) VMS
11 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.81%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.81%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.81%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.54%) AIX
13 2 (0.54%) Android
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (20.00%) ITIL
2 36 (9.73%) Project Management
2 36 (9.73%) Migration
3 35 (9.46%) Incident Management
4 20 (5.41%) ITSM
5 19 (5.14%) Low Latency
6 14 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (3.51%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.51%) Change Management
7 13 (3.51%) Problem Management
8 11 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (2.16%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (2.16%) Configuration Management
10 7 (1.89%) TOGAF
11 6 (1.62%) Asset Management
11 6 (1.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (1.62%) Time Management
12 5 (1.35%) Load Balancing
12 5 (1.35%) Load Testing
12 5 (1.35%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.27%) PowerShell
2 48 (12.97%) SQL
3 37 (10.00%) VBScript
4 21 (5.68%) C#
5 6 (1.62%) VB
6 4 (1.08%) Python
6 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.08%) Perl
7 3 (0.81%) Java
8 2 (0.54%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (17.84%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.35%) Citrix Certification
3 36 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (8.11%) CCA
5 29 (7.84%) SC Cleared
6 25 (6.76%) DV Cleared
7 24 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (6.49%) MCSE
8 20 (5.41%) CCEA
9 19 (5.14%) CCEE
10 18 (4.86%) MCITP
11 16 (4.32%) CCIA
12 15 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (4.05%) CCNA
13 12 (3.24%) CCAA
14 8 (2.16%) Degree
15 7 (1.89%) CCNP
16 6 (1.62%) CISSP
16 6 (1.62%) MCSA
16 6 (1.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.41%) SLA
2 8 (2.16%) QA
3 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 284 (76.76%) XenApp
2 165 (44.59%) Active Directory
3 159 (42.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (22.97%) vSphere
5 83 (22.43%) Hyper-V
6 62 (16.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 43 (11.62%) XenServer
8 26 (7.03%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (6.76%) VMware ESX
10 19 (5.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 10 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (2.43%) Terminal Server
12 9 (2.43%) Terminal Services
13 8 (2.16%) vCloud
14 6 (1.62%) BitLocker
14 6 (1.62%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.62%) Xen
15 5 (1.35%) DFS Replication
16 4 (1.08%) MetaFrame
16 4 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 96 (25.95%) SCCM
2 29 (7.84%) EdgeSight
3 26 (7.03%) SCOM
4 25 (6.76%) SCVMM
5 19 (5.14%) XenMobile
6 17 (4.59%) HP SIM
7 7 (1.89%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (1.62%) WSUS
9 5 (1.35%) ARCserve
9 5 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.08%) Nagios
10 4 (1.08%) Zenoss
11 3 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.81%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.81%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.54%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 354 (95.68%) Citrix
2 254 (68.65%) VMware
3 187 (50.54%) Microsoft
4 71 (19.19%) AppSense
5 57 (15.41%) HP
5 57 (15.41%) Dell
6 51 (13.78%) Cisco
7 36 (9.73%) Wyse
8 32 (8.65%) NetApp
9 28 (7.57%) IBM
10 27 (7.30%) CA
11 25 (6.76%) Veeam
12 24 (6.49%) Symantec
13 20 (5.41%) Veritas
14 18 (4.86%) Lumension
14 18 (4.86%) ServiceNow
15 17 (4.59%) Nimsoft
16 15 (4.05%) 3PAR
16 15 (4.05%) Brocade
17 14 (3.78%) Oracle
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