The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 369 318 397
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +79
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 233 241 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.51% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 4.43% 5.49% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 138 138
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £479 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.13% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -92 218 £363 -3.33% 76
London -47 101 £400 - 19
City of London -24 36 £400 -5.88% 8
South East -27 33 £313 -16.66% 17
North West -9 29 £263 +1.44% 20
South West -5 18 £364 -32.32% 2
Surrey -6 16 £363 -3.33% 5
Lancashire -20 14 £261 +6.09%
Staines +3 13 £400 +6.66%
East of England -34 12 £375 -3.84% 6
West Midlands -8 11 £298 -15.00% 5
Manchester -8 9 £325 +20.37% 12
East Midlands -2 7 £110 -73.49% 4
Wales -13 7 £313 -5.30%
Yorkshire -17 7 £400 +3.22% 1
Berkshire -13 6 £300 -19.46% 5
Derbyshire - 6 £110 -
Cambridgeshire -12 5 £350 -6.41% 3
West Yorkshire -18 5 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £364 -
Warwickshire +1 4 £275 -48.11%
Hertfordshire -5 4 £250 -23.07% 2
Cheshire -12 4 £120 -46.90% 8
Leeds -17 4 - -
Croydon - 4 £450 -
South Wales - 4 £375 -
Peterborough - 3 - -
Bridgend - 3 £425 -
Hampshire +5 2 - - 5
Reading -3 2 £325 -12.75% 1

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 477 (94.83%) Citrix
2 360 (71.57%) Windows
2 360 (71.57%) XenApp
3 253 (50.30%) VMware
4 245 (48.71%) Microsoft
5 244 (48.51%) Active Directory
6 166 (33.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 140 (27.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 139 (27.63%) Windows 7
9 119 (23.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 117 (23.26%) MS Exchange
11 115 (22.86%) HP
11 115 (22.86%) vSphere
12 107 (21.27%) PowerShell
12 107 (21.27%) AppSense
13 98 (19.48%) Windows XP
14 89 (17.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 89 (17.69%) SCCM
15 87 (17.30%) XenServer
16 86 (17.10%) NetScaler
16 86 (17.10%) ITIL
17 82 (16.30%) Migration
18 76 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
19 71 (14.12%) MS Office
20 63 (12.52%) Cisco
20 63 (12.52%) Finance
21 62 (12.33%) SQL Server
21 62 (12.33%) VBScript
22 60 (11.93%) DNS
23 58 (11.53%) SQL

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 117 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.74%) IBM Notes
3 32 (6.36%) IIS
4 31 (6.16%) SharePoint
5 27 (5.37%) Lync
5 27 (5.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 24 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.39%) CloudStack
9 9 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.20%) Site Server
15 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 71 (14.12%) MS Office
2 46 (9.15%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Agresso
2 4 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 86 (17.10%) NetScaler
2 60 (11.93%) DNS
3 56 (11.13%) VPN
4 54 (10.74%) DHCP
5 50 (9.94%) TCP/IP
6 48 (9.54%) SAN
7 32 (6.36%) Firewall
8 25 (4.97%) LAN
9 23 (4.57%) WAN
10 13 (2.58%) Internet
11 8 (1.59%) LDAP
11 8 (1.59%) SMS
11 8 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.39%) Wireless
13 6 (1.19%) NAS
13 6 (1.19%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.99%) SSL
15 4 (0.80%) MPLS
15 4 (0.80%) iSCSI
16 3 (0.60%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.39%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.20%) DTS
6 1 (0.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (2.98%) MSI
2 5 (0.99%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.60%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (0.60%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.40%) InstallShield
General
1 63 (12.52%) Finance
2 24 (4.77%) Law
3 22 (4.37%) Banking
4 15 (2.98%) Legal
5 11 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.39%) Retail
8 5 (0.99%) Publishing
9 4 (0.80%) Back Office
10 3 (0.60%) Local Government
10 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.40%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 90 (17.89%) Consultant
2 73 (14.51%) Support Engineer
3 57 (11.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 54 (10.74%) Citrix Consultant
5 52 (10.34%) Architect
6 40 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (7.55%) Analyst
8 26 (5.17%) Citrix Support
9 25 (4.97%) Citrix Specialist
10 23 (4.57%) Desktop Support
11 22 (4.37%) Server Engineer
11 22 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (3.58%) Citrix Support Engineer
13 15 (2.98%) Support Manager
14 14 (2.78%) Support Analyst
14 14 (2.78%) Environment Manager
14 14 (2.78%) Service Manager
14 14 (2.78%) Service Support Manager
15 13 (2.58%) Administrator
16 12 (2.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.57%) Application Packaging
2 13 (2.58%) Web Services
3 10 (1.99%) XML
4 3 (0.60%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.60%) OAuth
4 3 (0.60%) SAML
5 2 (0.40%) Middleware
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.20%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.20%) DirectX
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.20%) .NET
6 1 (0.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.33%) Blackberry
2 46 (9.15%) Thin Client
2 46 (9.15%) Fat Client
3 23 (4.57%) Clustering
4 11 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.19%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.19%) Hedge funds
6 5 (0.99%) CMDB
7 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.60%) iPad
7 3 (0.60%) FlexPod
7 3 (0.60%) iPhone
7 3 (0.60%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.40%) NHS
8 2 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.40%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.20%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.20%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.20%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 360 (71.57%) Windows
2 140 (27.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 139 (27.63%) Windows 7
4 98 (19.48%) Windows XP
5 89 (17.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 54 (10.74%) Linux
7 48 (9.54%) Windows 2000
8 45 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (8.75%) NetWare
10 35 (6.96%) Windows Vista
11 26 (5.17%) Apple iOS
12 24 (4.77%) UNIX
13 15 (2.98%) Windows 8
13 15 (2.98%) Solaris
14 13 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.39%) AIX
16 5 (0.99%) SUSE
17 4 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.40%) HPUX
18 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (17.10%) ITIL
2 82 (16.30%) Migration
3 28 (5.57%) Service Management
4 27 (5.37%) ITSM
4 27 (5.37%) Project Management
5 23 (4.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 19 (3.78%) Change Management
7 17 (3.38%) Load Balancing
8 12 (2.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (2.39%) Problem Management
9 11 (2.19%) Incident Management
9 11 (2.19%) Risk Management
10 10 (1.99%) Service Delivery
10 10 (1.99%) Requirements Management
11 8 (1.59%) Use Case
12 7 (1.39%) Information Management
12 7 (1.39%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (1.39%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (1.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (1.19%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 107 (21.27%) PowerShell
2 62 (12.33%) VBScript
3 58 (11.53%) SQL
4 9 (1.79%) Perl
5 7 (1.39%) C
6 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.60%) Python
7 3 (0.60%) Java
7 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (10.74%) Security Cleared
3 45 (8.95%) MCSE
4 44 (8.75%) SC Cleared
5 42 (8.35%) Citrix Certification
6 35 (6.96%) CCA
7 19 (3.78%) MCSA
7 19 (3.78%) MCITP
8 14 (2.78%) CCEA
9 13 (2.58%) Degree
9 13 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (2.58%) CCEE
9 13 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (2.39%) MCP
11 10 (1.99%) CCNA
12 7 (1.39%) ISEB
13 6 (1.19%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.99%) CCAA
15 4 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.80%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.19%) SLA
2 5 (0.99%) QA
2 5 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.40%) COBIT
4 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 360 (71.57%) XenApp
2 244 (48.51%) Active Directory
3 166 (33.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 119 (23.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 115 (22.86%) vSphere
6 87 (17.30%) XenServer
7 42 (8.35%) Hyper-V
8 27 (5.37%) VMware ESX
9 21 (4.17%) IAG
9 21 (4.17%) UAG
10 12 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.79%) Xen
11 9 (1.79%) VMware Server
12 8 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.19%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.99%) vCloud
15 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.40%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 89 (17.69%) SCCM
2 50 (9.94%) SCOM
3 44 (8.75%) ServiceCenter
4 17 (3.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (3.38%) NetBackup
5 15 (2.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (2.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 10 (1.99%) XenMobile
8 8 (1.59%) AppDNA
9 5 (0.99%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.99%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.80%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.60%) WSUS
12 2 (0.40%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.40%) SCSM
13 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
13 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 477 (94.83%) Citrix
2 253 (50.30%) VMware
3 245 (48.71%) Microsoft
4 115 (22.86%) HP
5 107 (21.27%) AppSense
6 63 (12.52%) Cisco
7 54 (10.74%) NetApp
8 49 (9.74%) Lotus
9 44 (8.75%) Novell
10 40 (7.95%) Dell
11 38 (7.55%) EMC
12 31 (6.16%) Symantec
13 20 (3.98%) Oracle
14 19 (3.78%) McAfee
15 18 (3.58%) Wyse
16 17 (3.38%) IBM
17 14 (2.78%) Altiris
17 14 (2.78%) Compaq
18 12 (2.39%) Red Hat
19 11 (2.19%) Apple
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