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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 427 355 335
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -20
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 175 228 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 3.42% 4.76% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 143 115
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £171 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £356
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £14.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £33.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £76.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -70.39%

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
5111 4785 4314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.22% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2806 2381 2081
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 564 652
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £34.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -52 166 £400 +6.66% 74
London -19 79 £425 - 29
South East -34 38 £400 +28.00% 10
North West -24 16 £321 +16.68% 14
South West -1 14 £255 -29.65% 6
City of London -5 13 £385 -3.75% 9
Berkshire -4 12 £490 +63.33% 7
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
East of England +3 6 £488 +95.00% 1
West Midlands -7 6 £369 +23.94% 6
Hampshire -7 6 £275 - 2
Surrey -14 6 £388 +6.89%
Cheshire 0 5 - -
East Midlands -14 5 £300 +172.72% 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £320 -
Lancashire -9 4 £310 +18.26% 1
Manchester -15 4 £400 +23.07% 10
Hertfordshire +3 3 £488 +95.00% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £104 -
Warrington -4 3 - -
Scotland -6 3 £500 +15.07% 3
West Yorkshire -8 3 £350 - 3
Birmingham -10 3 £500 - 2
Gloucestershire -15 3 £160 - 2
Yorkshire -20 3 £350 -12.50% 4
Somerset - 3 £255 - 2
Leicestershire - 3 £300 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Gloucester - 3 £160 - 1
Reading 0 2 £400 +23.07% 1

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 357 (93.95%) Citrix
2 283 (74.47%) XenApp
3 278 (73.16%) Windows
4 248 (65.26%) VMware
5 204 (53.68%) Microsoft
6 179 (47.11%) Active Directory
7 152 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 131 (34.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 107 (28.16%) NetScaler
10 103 (27.11%) Windows 7
10 103 (27.11%) SCCM
11 98 (25.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 87 (22.89%) MS Exchange
13 85 (22.37%) vSphere
14 83 (21.84%) Windows Server 2003
15 82 (21.58%) Hyper-V
16 78 (20.53%) Microsoft App-V
17 77 (20.26%) Finance
18 75 (19.74%) ITIL
19 69 (18.16%) DNS
20 68 (17.89%) SAN
20 68 (17.89%) AppSense
21 66 (17.37%) Security Cleared
22 63 (16.58%) DHCP
23 61 (16.05%) PowerShell
24 50 (13.16%) Cisco
25 49 (12.89%) Dell
25 49 (12.89%) SQL
26 45 (11.84%) HP
27 42 (11.05%) MS Excel

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 87 (22.89%) MS Exchange
2 40 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (8.42%) SharePoint
5 21 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (5.26%) Lync
7 19 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (3.95%) OpenStack
9 13 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.84%) IIS
11 5 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.26%) JBoss
14 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.26%) ArcSDE
14 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 42 (11.05%) MS Office
1 42 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.37%) Office 365
2 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.79%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (28.16%) NetScaler
2 69 (18.16%) DNS
3 68 (17.89%) SAN
4 63 (16.58%) DHCP
5 35 (9.21%) TCP/IP
5 35 (9.21%) Firewall
6 28 (7.37%) NAS
7 21 (5.53%) LAN
8 20 (5.26%) VPN
9 19 (5.00%) WAN
10 12 (3.16%) iSCSI
11 11 (2.89%) SMTP
12 10 (2.63%) VLAN
13 8 (2.11%) FTP
13 8 (2.11%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (1.84%) Ethernet
14 7 (1.84%) VoIP
14 7 (1.84%) Internet
15 6 (1.58%) RTSP
15 6 (1.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.05%) MySQL
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.26%) DB2
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 37 (9.74%) MSI
2 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.05%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.53%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.26%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.26%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 77 (20.26%) Finance
2 22 (5.79%) Banking
3 16 (4.21%) Legal
4 8 (2.11%) Law
4 8 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.79%) Local Government
5 3 (0.79%) Marketing
5 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.53%) Back Office
6 2 (0.53%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (15.26%) Consultant
2 47 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (12.11%) Analyst
3 46 (12.11%) Citrix Engineer
4 35 (9.21%) Citrix Consultant
4 35 (9.21%) Architect
5 32 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support
6 31 (8.16%) Support Engineer
7 26 (6.84%) Desktop Engineer
8 23 (6.05%) Server Engineer
9 18 (4.74%) Security Engineer
10 17 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (4.21%) Wintel Analyst
12 15 (3.95%) Support Analyst
13 14 (3.68%) Administrator
14 13 (3.42%) Desktop Support
14 13 (3.42%) Citrix Specialist
15 12 (3.16%) Citrix Support
15 12 (3.16%) Citrix Architect
15 12 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.84%) Application Packaging
2 21 (5.53%) Middleware
3 2 (0.53%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.53%) Ajax
3 2 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (0.53%) JSON
3 2 (0.53%) HTML
3 2 (0.53%) CSS
3 2 (0.53%) Web Services
3 2 (0.53%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.53%) Django
3 2 (0.53%) HTML5
3 2 (0.53%) REST
3 2 (0.53%) CSS3
3 2 (0.53%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.26%) WCF
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.53%) Replication
2 19 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 18 (4.74%) PKI
4 17 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.68%) Clustering
6 11 (2.89%) Thin Client
6 11 (2.89%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.63%) User Experience
8 9 (2.37%) PDA
9 8 (2.11%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.58%) iPhone
10 6 (1.58%) iPad
11 5 (1.32%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.05%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.05%) Open Source
12 4 (1.05%) SecurID
13 2 (0.53%) CCTV
13 2 (0.53%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.26%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 278 (73.16%) Windows
2 131 (34.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (27.11%) Windows 7
4 98 (25.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (21.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (8.16%) Linux
7 20 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 19 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 12 (3.16%) UNIX
10 10 (2.63%) CentOS
11 6 (1.58%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.05%) Solaris
12 4 (1.05%) VMS
13 3 (0.79%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.79%) Android
13 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.53%) AIX
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.74%) ITIL
2 38 (10.00%) Migration
3 33 (8.68%) Project Management
4 31 (8.16%) Incident Management
5 17 (4.47%) ITSM
6 16 (4.21%) Low Latency
7 15 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (3.95%) Service Delivery
8 12 (3.16%) Change Management
8 12 (3.16%) Problem Management
9 11 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (2.37%) TOGAF
10 9 (2.37%) Configuration Management
11 8 (2.11%) Asset Management
11 8 (2.11%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (2.11%) Software Deployment
12 6 (1.58%) Time Management
12 6 (1.58%) System Testing
12 6 (1.58%) PRINCE2
13 5 (1.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.05%) PowerShell
2 49 (12.89%) SQL
3 33 (8.68%) VBScript
4 16 (4.21%) C#
5 3 (0.79%) Java
5 3 (0.79%) VB
6 2 (0.53%) Ruby
7 1 (0.26%) C
7 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
2 40 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (7.63%) SC Cleared
4 27 (7.11%) DV Cleared
4 27 (7.11%) CCA
5 25 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (6.05%) MCSE
7 22 (5.79%) CCEE
8 21 (5.53%) CCEA
9 18 (4.74%) CCNA
9 18 (4.74%) MCITP
9 18 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (3.68%) CCIA
11 11 (2.89%) CCAA
12 10 (2.63%) CCNP
13 8 (2.11%) Degree
14 7 (1.84%) MCSA
14 7 (1.84%) MCP
15 6 (1.58%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.47%) SLA
2 8 (2.11%) QA
3 3 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 283 (74.47%) XenApp
2 179 (47.11%) Active Directory
3 152 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (22.37%) vSphere
5 82 (21.58%) Hyper-V
6 78 (20.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 40 (10.53%) XenServer
8 24 (6.32%) VMware ESX
9 18 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (4.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 13 (3.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (2.37%) Terminal Services
12 9 (2.37%) vCloud
13 8 (2.11%) Terminal Server
14 7 (1.84%) Xen
15 6 (1.58%) VMware Server
16 4 (1.05%) DFS Replication
16 4 (1.05%) MetaFrame
16 4 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.79%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 103 (27.11%) SCCM
2 31 (8.16%) EdgeSight
3 29 (7.63%) SCOM
4 24 (6.32%) SCVMM
5 17 (4.47%) XenMobile
6 16 (4.21%) HP SIM
7 9 (2.37%) WSUS
8 8 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (1.32%) ARCserve
12 4 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.79%) Foglight
13 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.53%) ZENworks
14 2 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 357 (93.95%) Citrix
2 248 (65.26%) VMware
3 204 (53.68%) Microsoft
4 68 (17.89%) AppSense
5 50 (13.16%) Cisco
6 49 (12.89%) Dell
7 45 (11.84%) HP
8 35 (9.21%) Wyse
9 29 (7.63%) NetApp
10 25 (6.58%) IBM
11 23 (6.05%) CA
11 23 (6.05%) Symantec
11 23 (6.05%) Veeam
12 18 (4.74%) Lumension
13 17 (4.47%) Veritas
14 16 (4.21%) Nimsoft
15 15 (3.95%) ServiceNow
16 14 (3.68%) Altiris
17 12 (3.16%) EMC
18 11 (2.89%) Brocade
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