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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 403 354 353
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -1
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 179 224 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.58% 4.76% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 150 110
Average daily rate
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£403 £370 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.78% +10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £110 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £343
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -19.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 17
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.33% -30.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £24.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.09% -10.00%

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
4996 4706 4331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.29% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2788 2306 2069
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £172 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 539 704
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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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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 -43 164 £401 +8.44% 64
London -33 80 £450 +12.50% 23
South East -9 47 £400 +23.07% 10
Berkshire +11 13 £493 +41.72% 4
Buckinghamshire - 13 - -
City of London -13 12 £400 +2.56% 10
North West -25 11 £321 +22.23% 6
South West -9 9 £225 -2.17% 10
West Midlands -7 8 £225 -33.82% 1
Surrey -13 7 £388 +10.71% 1
East of England +3 6 £488 +21.87% 8
Hampshire - 6 £275 - 2
Milton Keynes - 6 - -
Birmingham +3 5 £500 - 1
Scotland -7 4 £500 +15.07% 2
Oxfordshire -13 4 £320 -13.51%
Hertfordshire +9 3 £488 - 7
Cheshire -1 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £104 -
Edinburgh -8 3 £500 +12.61%
East Midlands -12 3 £300 +172.72% 3
Manchester -25 3 £388 +89.02% 5
Lancashire - 3 £310 -
Leicestershire - 3 £300 -
Guildford - 3 £375 -
Reading +7 2 £400 +15.10% 1
Peterborough 0 2 £104 -
Worcestershire 0 2 £225 -18.18%
Worcester -1 2 £225 -18.18%
Gloucestershire -9 2 £160 - 4

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 356 (92.23%) Citrix
2 291 (75.39%) Windows
3 286 (74.09%) XenApp
4 251 (65.03%) VMware
5 204 (52.85%) Microsoft
6 179 (46.37%) Active Directory
7 154 (39.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 133 (34.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 112 (29.02%) NetScaler
10 110 (28.50%) Windows 7
11 108 (27.98%) SCCM
12 91 (23.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 84 (21.76%) vSphere
14 83 (21.50%) Hyper-V
14 83 (21.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 83 (21.50%) Finance
15 82 (21.24%) Microsoft App-V
15 82 (21.24%) MS Exchange
16 75 (19.43%) ITIL
17 69 (17.88%) AppSense
18 66 (17.10%) SAN
19 64 (16.58%) DNS
20 60 (15.54%) PowerShell
21 59 (15.28%) Security Cleared
22 53 (13.73%) SQL
23 52 (13.47%) DHCP
23 52 (13.47%) HP
24 49 (12.69%) XenServer
25 47 (12.18%) Cisco
25 47 (12.18%) MS Excel

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 82 (21.24%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (8.81%) SharePoint
4 31 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (4.66%) Lync
6 16 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (3.89%) OpenStack
8 13 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (2.07%) IIS
10 6 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.26%) JBoss
13 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.26%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 47 (12.18%) MS Excel
2 42 (10.88%) MS Office
3 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.33%) Office 365
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) SaaS
3 3 (0.78%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (29.02%) NetScaler
2 66 (17.10%) SAN
3 64 (16.58%) DNS
4 52 (13.47%) DHCP
5 36 (9.33%) TCP/IP
6 32 (8.29%) Firewall
7 24 (6.22%) VPN
8 23 (5.96%) NAS
9 22 (5.70%) LAN
10 21 (5.44%) WAN
11 12 (3.11%) SMTP
12 11 (2.85%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.33%) VLAN
14 8 (2.07%) Ethernet
15 7 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.81%) FTP
15 7 (1.81%) VoIP
16 6 (1.55%) RTSP
16 6 (1.55%) Internet
17 5 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.30%) MySQL
6 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.52%) DB2
7 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 43 (11.14%) MSI
2 4 (1.04%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.52%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.52%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.26%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 83 (21.50%) Finance
2 25 (6.48%) Banking
3 15 (3.89%) Legal
4 6 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.55%) Law
4 6 (1.55%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.04%) Back Office
6 3 (0.78%) Local Government
6 3 (0.78%) Marketing
7 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.52%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (16.58%) Consultant
2 49 (12.69%) Analyst
3 45 (11.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 41 (10.62%) Citrix Engineer
5 40 (10.36%) Citrix Consultant
6 39 (10.10%) Architect
7 31 (8.03%) 3rd Line Support
8 29 (7.51%) Support Engineer
9 27 (6.99%) Desktop Engineer
10 19 (4.92%) Server Engineer
11 17 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (4.40%) Support Analyst
12 16 (4.15%) Wintel Analyst
13 15 (3.89%) Citrix Architect
13 15 (3.89%) Security Engineer
14 14 (3.63%) Administrator
15 13 (3.37%) Citrix Specialist
16 12 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
16 12 (3.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.03%) Application Packaging
2 21 (5.44%) Middleware
3 2 (0.52%) CSS
3 2 (0.52%) Web Services
3 2 (0.52%) HTML
3 2 (0.52%) REST
3 2 (0.52%) CSS3
3 2 (0.52%) Play Framework
3 2 (0.52%) HTML5
3 2 (0.52%) JSON
3 2 (0.52%) Django
3 2 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (0.52%) Ajax
4 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.44%) Replication
3 16 (4.15%) Clustering
3 16 (4.15%) PKI
4 15 (3.89%) Fat Client
4 15 (3.89%) Blackberry
4 15 (3.89%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.33%) User Experience
6 8 (2.07%) PDA
7 7 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.55%) iPad
9 5 (1.30%) iPhone
10 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.04%) Open Source
10 4 (1.04%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.04%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.04%) SecurID
11 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.52%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 291 (75.39%) Windows
2 133 (34.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 110 (28.50%) Windows 7
4 91 (23.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (21.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (8.29%) Linux
7 25 (6.48%) Windows XP
8 21 (5.44%) UNIX
9 20 (5.18%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.59%) Windows Vista
11 9 (2.33%) CentOS
12 5 (1.30%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.30%) Solaris
13 4 (1.04%) VMS
14 3 (0.78%) Android
14 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.78%) AIX
15 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.43%) ITIL
2 34 (8.81%) Migration
3 31 (8.03%) Incident Management
3 31 (8.03%) Project Management
4 19 (4.92%) Service Delivery
5 17 (4.40%) ITSM
6 16 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (4.15%) Low Latency
7 15 (3.89%) Problem Management
8 13 (3.37%) TOGAF
9 12 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (2.85%) Load Balancing
10 11 (2.85%) Change Management
11 9 (2.33%) Software Deployment
11 9 (2.33%) Asset Management
12 8 (2.07%) Configuration Management
13 7 (1.81%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (1.81%) Mobile Device Management
13 7 (1.81%) PRINCE2
14 6 (1.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (15.54%) PowerShell
2 53 (13.73%) SQL
3 32 (8.29%) VBScript
4 15 (3.89%) C#
5 3 (0.78%) Java
5 3 (0.78%) VB
6 2 (0.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.26%) C
7 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.88%) Citrix Certification
3 37 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (7.51%) CCA
5 28 (7.25%) SC Cleared
6 26 (6.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (6.22%) CCEE
8 23 (5.96%) DV Cleared
9 20 (5.18%) MCSE
10 19 (4.92%) CCEA
11 17 (4.40%) CCNA
11 17 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (3.89%) MCITP
13 14 (3.63%) CCIA
14 10 (2.59%) CCNP
14 10 (2.59%) CCAA
15 7 (1.81%) Degree
16 6 (1.55%) MCP
16 6 (1.55%) MCSA
16 6 (1.55%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.15%) SLA
2 8 (2.07%) QA
3 4 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 286 (74.09%) XenApp
2 179 (46.37%) Active Directory
3 154 (39.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (21.76%) vSphere
5 83 (21.50%) Hyper-V
6 82 (21.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 49 (12.69%) XenServer
8 21 (5.44%) VMware ESX
9 20 (5.18%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (4.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 14 (3.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (2.33%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.81%) vCloud
14 6 (1.55%) Terminal Server
14 6 (1.55%) MetaFrame
14 6 (1.55%) Xen
15 4 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (1.04%) Firmware
15 4 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (1.04%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 108 (27.98%) SCCM
2 36 (9.33%) SCOM
3 32 (8.29%) EdgeSight
4 25 (6.48%) SCVMM
5 21 (5.44%) HP SIM
6 16 (4.15%) XenMobile
7 10 (2.59%) WSUS
8 6 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.55%) ARCserve
8 6 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 6 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (1.30%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.78%) Foglight
12 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.52%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 356 (92.23%) Citrix
2 251 (65.03%) VMware
3 204 (52.85%) Microsoft
4 69 (17.88%) AppSense
5 52 (13.47%) HP
6 47 (12.18%) Cisco
7 42 (10.88%) Dell
8 36 (9.33%) Wyse
9 28 (7.25%) NetApp
10 24 (6.22%) IBM
10 24 (6.22%) CA
11 23 (5.96%) Veeam
12 21 (5.44%) Altiris
13 18 (4.66%) Symantec
14 17 (4.40%) EMC
15 16 (4.15%) Veritas
15 16 (4.15%) Nimsoft
15 16 (4.15%) Lumension
16 15 (3.89%) ServiceNow
17 12 (3.11%) 3PAR
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