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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 420 384 368
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -16
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 187 209 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.42% 4.00% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 126 143
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £17.20 £18.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.64 £49.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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
5474 5224 4842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.94% 9.72% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3113 2849 2381
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.87% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 616 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.63 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -25 176 £350 - 36
London +13 82 £375 +11.11% 14
South East -13 54 £350 -7.89% 9
North West -4 24 £273 +6.86% 7
Kent +9 14 £475 +35.71% 1
City of London -11 14 £450 +44.00% 4
Buckinghamshire - 13 £391 -
Manchester -1 11 £300 - 6
South West -5 9 £280 -21.12% 3
Hampshire +4 6 £483 +48.46% 2
West Midlands -12 6 £255 -19.04%
Berkshire -13 6 £288 -26.28% 2
Merseyside - 6 £250 -
Scotland +6 5 £319 - 1
Birmingham 0 5 £275 +29.41%
Aylesbury - 5 £200 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £400 -
Havant - 5 £483 -
Liverpool - 5 £250 -
Tonbridge - 5 £475 -
Lewes +1 4 £338 -10.00%
East Sussex -6 4 £338 -10.00%
Surrey -8 4 £325 +8.33% 3
Warrington +5 3 - -
Cheshire -1 3 - - 1
Devon -5 3 £158 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £438 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £300 -
Guildford - 3 £325 -

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (94.40%) Citrix
2 270 (72.00%) XenApp
3 269 (71.73%) Windows
4 228 (60.80%) VMware
5 172 (45.87%) Active Directory
6 170 (45.33%) Microsoft
7 145 (38.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 135 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 102 (27.20%) SCCM
10 98 (26.13%) Windows 7
11 96 (25.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 94 (25.07%) MS Exchange
13 91 (24.27%) PowerShell
14 90 (24.00%) NetScaler
15 86 (22.93%) ITIL
16 85 (22.67%) DNS
17 73 (19.47%) DHCP
17 73 (19.47%) Windows Server 2003
17 73 (19.47%) vSphere
18 68 (18.13%) Hyper-V
19 67 (17.87%) Microsoft App-V
20 64 (17.07%) Finance
21 61 (16.27%) AppSense
22 58 (15.47%) SAN
22 58 (15.47%) Security Cleared
23 56 (14.93%) Cisco
24 49 (13.07%) HP
24 49 (13.07%) SQL Server
25 48 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2010
26 47 (12.53%) Firewall

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 94 (25.07%) MS Exchange
2 48 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (9.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 36 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (8.80%) Lync
6 32 (8.53%) SharePoint
7 25 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (3.20%) IIS
9 10 (2.67%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.33%) Apache
11 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.53%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 43 (11.47%) MS Excel
2 34 (9.07%) MS Office
3 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.80%) Vectorworks
5 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.53%) MS Project
6 2 (0.53%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.00%) Office 365
2 6 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 90 (24.00%) NetScaler
2 85 (22.67%) DNS
3 73 (19.47%) DHCP
4 58 (15.47%) SAN
5 47 (12.53%) Firewall
6 27 (7.20%) VPN
7 26 (6.93%) TCP/IP
8 25 (6.67%) LAN
9 24 (6.40%) WAN
10 20 (5.33%) NAS
11 15 (4.00%) Internet
12 13 (3.47%) VLAN
13 12 (3.20%) SMTP
14 8 (2.13%) Wireshark
14 8 (2.13%) MPLS
15 6 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (1.60%) VoIP
15 6 (1.60%) Broadband
16 5 (1.33%) SSL
16 5 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.33%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.53%) MySQL
8 1 (0.27%) DB2
8 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.67%) MSI
2 4 (1.07%) Fiddler
2 4 (1.07%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.80%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
General
1 64 (17.07%) Finance
2 23 (6.13%) Banking
3 13 (3.47%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.67%) Law
5 8 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.07%) Legal
6 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.80%) Publishing
7 3 (0.80%) Back Office
7 3 (0.80%) Retail
8 2 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (13.87%) Architect
2 43 (11.47%) Analyst
2 43 (11.47%) Citrix Engineer
3 38 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (9.60%) 3rd Line Support
5 34 (9.07%) Administrator
5 34 (9.07%) Consultant
6 33 (8.80%) Support Engineer
7 27 (7.20%) Citrix Consultant
8 25 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
9 21 (5.60%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.73%) Citrix Specialist
11 14 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (3.47%) Security Engineer
13 12 (3.20%) Server Engineer
13 12 (3.20%) Technical Architect
13 12 (3.20%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.67%) Wintel Analyst
14 10 (2.67%) Citrix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.73%) Application Packaging
2 13 (3.47%) Middleware
3 8 (2.13%) Web Services
4 6 (1.60%) .NET
5 3 (0.80%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.80%) WCF
5 3 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.53%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.53%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.27%) COM
7 1 (0.27%) CSS
7 1 (0.27%) Ajax
7 1 (0.27%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.27%) JSON
7 1 (0.27%) Django
7 1 (0.27%) HTML5
7 1 (0.27%) REST
7 1 (0.27%) CSS3
7 1 (0.27%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.27%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.07%) Blackberry
2 19 (5.07%) Replication
3 13 (3.47%) PKI
4 11 (2.93%) Thin Client
4 11 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.93%) Performance Metrics
4 11 (2.93%) Fat Client
4 11 (2.93%) User Experience
5 10 (2.67%) Clustering
6 9 (2.40%) iPhone
6 9 (2.40%) iPad
7 6 (1.60%) BYOD
7 6 (1.60%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.07%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 269 (71.73%) Windows
2 145 (38.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (26.13%) Windows 7
4 96 (25.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (19.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (11.20%) Linux
7 26 (6.93%) Windows XP
8 19 (5.07%) UNIX
9 17 (4.53%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.67%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.33%) Windows NT
12 5 (1.33%) Solaris
13 4 (1.07%) Android
13 4 (1.07%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.80%) AIX
14 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.53%) CentOS
15 2 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (22.93%) ITIL
2 34 (9.07%) Project Management
3 30 (8.00%) Migration
4 25 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 19 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (3.73%) Problem Management
8 13 (3.47%) Change Management
9 12 (3.20%) Service Delivery
10 11 (2.93%) TOGAF
10 11 (2.93%) ITSM
11 10 (2.67%) Low Latency
12 9 (2.40%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (2.40%) Portfolio Management
13 8 (2.13%) ITIL V3
14 7 (1.87%) Service Management
14 7 (1.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (1.87%) Information Security
14 7 (1.87%) Patch Management
14 7 (1.87%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 91 (24.27%) PowerShell
2 40 (10.67%) SQL
3 29 (7.73%) VBScript
4 14 (3.73%) C#
5 9 (2.40%) VB
6 6 (1.60%) Python
7 5 (1.33%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.33%) C
7 5 (1.33%) Perl
8 4 (1.07%) Java
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 45 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (10.67%) Citrix Certification
4 34 (9.07%) MCSE
5 28 (7.47%) CCA
6 25 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (6.13%) DV Cleared
8 22 (5.87%) SC Cleared
9 20 (5.33%) MCITP
10 14 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (3.73%) CCNA
11 13 (3.47%) CCEE
12 10 (2.67%) CCEA
13 9 (2.40%) CCNP
13 9 (2.40%) CCIA
14 7 (1.87%) CCAA
14 7 (1.87%) MCP
15 6 (1.60%) MCSA
15 6 (1.60%) CISSP
15 6 (1.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.53%) SLA
2 8 (2.13%) QA
3 3 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.53%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 270 (72.00%) XenApp
2 172 (45.87%) Active Directory
3 135 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (19.47%) vSphere
5 68 (18.13%) Hyper-V
6 67 (17.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (8.80%) XenServer
8 28 (7.47%) VMware ESX
9 21 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (2.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (2.40%) Terminal Server
12 8 (2.13%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.60%) vCloud
14 5 (1.33%) HDFS
14 5 (1.33%) Xen
15 4 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.80%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.80%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.80%) MetaFrame
16 3 (0.80%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 102 (27.20%) SCCM
2 22 (5.87%) XenMobile
3 20 (5.33%) EdgeSight
4 14 (3.73%) SCOM
5 13 (3.47%) SCVMM
6 10 (2.67%) AirWatch
6 10 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 9 (2.40%) HP SIM
8 7 (1.87%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (1.87%) ARCserve
9 6 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.33%) Nagios
10 5 (1.33%) Zenoss
11 4 (1.07%) WSUS
11 4 (1.07%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.80%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.80%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 354 (94.40%) Citrix
2 228 (60.80%) VMware
3 170 (45.33%) Microsoft
4 61 (16.27%) AppSense
5 56 (14.93%) Cisco
6 49 (13.07%) HP
7 40 (10.67%) Dell
8 32 (8.53%) Symantec
9 29 (7.73%) NetApp
10 27 (7.20%) IBM
11 26 (6.93%) Oracle
12 24 (6.40%) Wyse
13 17 (4.53%) CA
14 16 (4.27%) CheckPoint
14 16 (4.27%) Veeam
15 14 (3.73%) Lumension
16 12 (3.20%) Veritas
16 12 (3.20%) EMC
17 11 (2.93%) SolarWinds
17 11 (2.93%) 3PAR
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Talent International
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Kent
First Point
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago