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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 397 305 363
Rank change year-on-year
-92 +58
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 201 295 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.58% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 3.83% 5.67% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 211 110
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£380 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £131 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £536 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £260 £350
% change year-on-year
+34.80% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £13.44 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.10 £56.80 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +77.14%

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
5242 5201 4496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.16% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2678 2109
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 622 757
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -90 190 £375 +1.35% 55
London -53 99 £421 +5.31% 19
South East -15 33 £438 +18.24% 14
City of London -18 29 £406 +8.33% 7
South West -27 16 £365 +43.13% 4
North West -23 13 £351 +159.62% 7
Manchester -23 11 £351 +159.62% 5
Berkshire +2 10 £473 +89.00% 3
Wiltshire -5 10 £375 -31.81% 3
East of England -6 10 £313 -16.66% 3
West Midlands -3 7 £225 -25.61% 6
Essex -3 7 £288 -23.33%
Yorkshire -7 7 £215 -41.89% 2
Kent +1 6 £450 +80.00%
West Yorkshire -10 6 £215 -41.89% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 5 - - 2
Hampshire - 5 £275 - 3
Scotland -7 4 £333 -21.76% 2
Milton Keynes -9 4 - - 2
Gloucestershire -16 4 £325 +24.80%
Brentwood - 4 £288 -
Reading +19 3 £450 +21.62%
Worcester -4 3 £225 -18.18%
Worcestershire -4 3 £225 -18.18%
West Sussex -6 3 £438 -
Leeds -13 3 £215 -41.89% 2
Crawley - 3 £438 -
Tunbridge Wells +2 2 £450 +80.00%
Coventry -1 2 £230 -37.83%
Birmingham -5 2 - - 3

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 387 (90.42%) Citrix
2 343 (80.14%) Windows
3 323 (75.47%) XenApp
4 256 (59.81%) VMware
5 208 (48.60%) Microsoft
6 201 (46.96%) Active Directory
7 163 (38.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 152 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 126 (29.44%) SCCM
10 120 (28.04%) Windows 7
11 106 (24.77%) NetScaler
12 101 (23.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 101 (23.60%) Microsoft App-V
13 94 (21.96%) vSphere
14 92 (21.50%) MS Exchange
15 83 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 82 (19.16%) Finance
17 81 (18.93%) DNS
18 71 (16.59%) AppSense
19 67 (15.65%) ITIL
19 67 (15.65%) SAN
20 64 (14.95%) Hyper-V
21 61 (14.25%) XenServer
22 57 (13.32%) Migration
23 55 (12.85%) HP
23 55 (12.85%) DHCP
24 51 (11.92%) MS Office
24 51 (11.92%) PowerShell
25 47 (10.98%) MSI
26 46 (10.75%) SQL

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 92 (21.50%) MS Exchange
2 43 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (9.11%) SharePoint
4 27 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (5.37%) Lync
6 16 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.87%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.64%) IIS
11 6 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.93%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 51 (11.92%) MS Office
2 40 (9.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.57%) Office 365
2 10 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.70%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (24.77%) NetScaler
2 81 (18.93%) DNS
3 67 (15.65%) SAN
4 55 (12.85%) DHCP
5 27 (6.31%) TCP/IP
6 25 (5.84%) VPN
6 25 (5.84%) LAN
7 24 (5.61%) Firewall
7 24 (5.61%) NAS
8 23 (5.37%) WAN
9 14 (3.27%) VLAN
10 12 (2.80%) SMTP
11 8 (1.87%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.87%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (1.64%) FTP
12 7 (1.64%) SMS
13 6 (1.40%) SSL
13 6 (1.40%) Wireless
13 6 (1.40%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.70%) MySQL
5 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 47 (10.98%) MSI
2 4 (0.93%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.23%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 82 (19.16%) Finance
2 24 (5.61%) Banking
3 14 (3.27%) Legal
4 7 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.40%) Law
6 4 (0.93%) Back Office
7 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.70%) Marketing
7 3 (0.70%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.47%) Local Government
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 82 (19.16%) Consultant
2 48 (11.21%) Analyst
3 46 (10.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 44 (10.28%) Citrix Engineer
5 40 (9.35%) Citrix Consultant
5 40 (9.35%) Architect
6 33 (7.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (6.07%) Support Engineer
8 23 (5.37%) Administrator
9 22 (5.14%) Support Analyst
10 18 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
12 16 (3.74%) Server Engineer
13 12 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (2.80%) VMware Engineer
13 12 (2.80%) Citrix Architect
13 12 (2.80%) Citrix Specialist
14 11 (2.57%) Desktop Support
15 10 (2.34%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.11%) Application Packaging
2 11 (2.57%) Web Services
2 11 (2.57%) Middleware
3 1 (0.23%) Ajax
3 1 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.23%) JSON
3 1 (0.23%) HTML
3 1 (0.23%) .NET
3 1 (0.23%) COM
3 1 (0.23%) CSS
3 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.23%) Django
3 1 (0.23%) HTML5
3 1 (0.23%) REST
3 1 (0.23%) CSS3
3 1 (0.23%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.31%) Clustering
2 26 (6.07%) Blackberry
3 20 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.21%) Replication
5 16 (3.74%) Thin Client
5 16 (3.74%) Fat Client
6 15 (3.50%) PDA
7 7 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.17%) PKI
9 4 (0.93%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.93%) SecurID
9 4 (0.93%) iPad
9 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.93%) User Experience
10 3 (0.70%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.47%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.23%) CCTV
12 1 (0.23%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 343 (80.14%) Windows
2 152 (35.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (28.04%) Windows 7
4 101 (23.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 83 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (7.71%) Linux
7 27 (6.31%) Windows XP
8 21 (4.91%) UNIX
9 13 (3.04%) Windows Vista
9 13 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (2.34%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.87%) CentOS
12 7 (1.64%) Solaris
13 6 (1.40%) AIX
14 5 (1.17%) VMS
14 5 (1.17%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.47%) Android
16 2 (0.47%) NetWare
16 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.65%) ITIL
2 57 (13.32%) Migration
3 24 (5.61%) Incident Management
4 15 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (3.50%) ITSM
5 14 (3.27%) Project Management
6 12 (2.80%) Service Delivery
7 11 (2.57%) Load Balancing
8 10 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (2.10%) Low Latency
9 9 (2.10%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (2.10%) Software Deployment
9 9 (2.10%) System Testing
9 9 (2.10%) Service Management
9 9 (2.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (1.87%) TOGAF
10 8 (1.87%) Change Management
10 8 (1.87%) Configuration Management
10 8 (1.87%) Problem Management
11 7 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (11.92%) PowerShell
2 46 (10.75%) SQL
3 23 (5.37%) VBScript
4 8 (1.87%) VB
4 8 (1.87%) C#
5 3 (0.70%) Java
6 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.23%) VBA
6 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.23%) Ruby
6 1 (0.23%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (10.05%) Citrix Certification
1 43 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.48%) CCA
3 30 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 23 (5.37%) CCEE
6 18 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (3.97%) MCSE
8 16 (3.74%) CCEA
9 13 (3.04%) CCIA
10 12 (2.80%) DV Cleared
11 10 (2.34%) CCAA
12 8 (1.87%) MCSA
13 7 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.64%) CCNA
14 6 (1.40%) MCP
14 6 (1.40%) MCITP
14 6 (1.40%) Degree
14 6 (1.40%) VCP5
15 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.50%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 323 (75.47%) XenApp
2 201 (46.96%) Active Directory
3 163 (38.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 101 (23.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 94 (21.96%) vSphere
6 64 (14.95%) Hyper-V
7 61 (14.25%) XenServer
8 44 (10.28%) VMware ESX
9 22 (5.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 14 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (2.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (2.10%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.87%) VMware Server
12 8 (1.87%) Xen
12 8 (1.87%) UAG
13 7 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.40%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.17%) MetaFrame
15 5 (1.17%) vCloud
16 4 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 126 (29.44%) SCCM
2 43 (10.05%) SCOM
3 22 (5.14%) EdgeSight
4 20 (4.67%) HP SIM
5 17 (3.97%) SCVMM
6 15 (3.50%) XenMobile
7 12 (2.80%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 11 (2.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 11 (2.57%) WSUS
9 10 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (2.10%) BMC PATROL
11 8 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (1.64%) Control-M
13 6 (1.40%) ARCserve
13 6 (1.40%) Backup Exec
13 6 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (1.17%) Tivoli
15 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
16 3 (0.70%) Foglight
16 3 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 387 (90.42%) Citrix
2 256 (59.81%) VMware
3 208 (48.60%) Microsoft
4 71 (16.59%) AppSense
5 55 (12.85%) HP
6 41 (9.58%) Cisco
7 33 (7.71%) Dell
8 26 (6.07%) Symantec
9 23 (5.37%) Altiris
9 23 (5.37%) IBM
10 22 (5.14%) Wyse
11 21 (4.91%) EMC
12 20 (4.67%) NetApp
13 17 (3.97%) CA
13 17 (3.97%) 3PAR
14 16 (3.74%) Red Hat
15 14 (3.27%) Veeam
16 11 (2.57%) Brocade
17 10 (2.34%) Oracle
17 10 (2.34%) BMC
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South East London
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Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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West Midlands
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £420 per day
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Blackpool
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £230 per day
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