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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 394 398 317
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -81
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 225 193 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.37% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 4.10% 3.89% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 119 193
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £221 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.81% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.75 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.70 £15.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £24.10 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +12.75%

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
5493 4959 4777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.54% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3068 2635 2298
Average daily rate £338 £338 £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 555 590
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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
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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 +1 213 £325 -15.58% 70
London -14 93 £425 +6.25% 27
South East +6 41 £325 - 15
City of London +31 37 £450 +5.88% 14
South West -22 28 £288 -32.35% 8
North West 0 19 £300 -14.28% 5
West Midlands -3 17 £315 -38.53% 3
Berkshire +12 12 £325 +30.00% 4
Swindon -2 10 £288 -45.23% 2
Surrey -3 10 £438 +34.61% 4
Wiltshire -10 10 £288 -43.90% 2
Lancashire -10 10 £300 -3.22%
East Midlands +10 9 £301 -17.10% 2
Reading +17 8 £318 - 2
Gloucestershire -15 7 £300 +5.26%
Leicester +10 5 - -
Leicestershire +9 5 - -
Gloucester -8 5 £275 -15.38%
Scotland -24 5 £313 -16.66% 1
East of England -26 5 - - 3
Middlesex - 5 £500 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £300 - 1
Kent 0 4 £419 +264.13%
Edinburgh -6 4 - -
Manchester -10 4 £143 -67.42% 5
Brighton - 4 £238 -
East Sussex - 4 £238 -
Essex -9 3 - -
Northamptonshire +1 2 £301 -17.10%
Somerset -12 2 £213 -20.56% 4

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 399 (93.22%) Citrix
2 342 (79.91%) Windows
3 295 (68.93%) XenApp
4 239 (55.84%) VMware
5 197 (46.03%) Microsoft
6 176 (41.12%) Active Directory
7 165 (38.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 145 (33.88%) Windows 7
9 124 (28.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 119 (27.80%) SCCM
10 119 (27.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 98 (22.90%) vSphere
12 93 (21.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 92 (21.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 88 (20.56%) NetScaler
15 85 (19.86%) AppSense
16 83 (19.39%) MS Exchange
17 80 (18.69%) DNS
18 78 (18.22%) XenServer
19 75 (17.52%) Security Cleared
20 63 (14.72%) Migration
21 59 (13.79%) HP
22 55 (12.85%) DHCP
23 54 (12.62%) Finance
24 53 (12.38%) SAN
24 53 (12.38%) Hyper-V
25 52 (12.15%) ITIL
26 47 (10.98%) Application Packaging
27 46 (10.75%) Cisco
28 45 (10.51%) SQL Server

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 83 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (8.64%) SharePoint
4 27 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (6.07%) Lync
6 17 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.40%) IIS
9 4 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.47%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.23%) Site Server
12 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 45 (10.51%) MS Office
2 31 (7.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.04%) Office 365
2 11 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.70%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (20.56%) NetScaler
2 80 (18.69%) DNS
3 55 (12.85%) DHCP
4 53 (12.38%) SAN
5 32 (7.48%) LAN
6 31 (7.24%) WAN
7 27 (6.31%) Firewall
8 21 (4.91%) NAS
9 18 (4.21%) VLAN
10 17 (3.97%) VPN
11 16 (3.74%) TCP/IP
12 10 (2.34%) SMS
12 10 (2.34%) Wireless
13 8 (1.87%) MPLS
14 6 (1.40%) OSPF
14 6 (1.40%) BGP
14 6 (1.40%) Unified Communications
15 5 (1.17%) VoIP
16 4 (0.93%) SMTP
16 4 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.47%) DataStage
6 1 (0.23%) DTS
6 1 (0.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (4.91%) MSI
2 6 (1.40%) ClearCase
2 6 (1.40%) AdminStudio
3 5 (1.17%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.23%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (12.62%) Finance
2 24 (5.61%) Banking
3 17 (3.97%) Legal
4 12 (2.80%) Law
5 8 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
8 2 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 59 (13.79%) Consultant
2 52 (12.15%) Architect
3 42 (9.81%) Citrix Engineer
4 32 (7.48%) 3rd Line Support
4 32 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (7.24%) Support Engineer
6 30 (7.01%) Analyst
7 29 (6.78%) Administrator
7 29 (6.78%) Citrix Consultant
8 21 (4.91%) Support Analyst
9 18 (4.21%) Applications Packager
10 16 (3.74%) Citrix Support
11 15 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (3.04%) Desktop Support
13 13 (3.04%) Citrix Architect
14 12 (2.80%) Citrix Administrator
14 12 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (2.80%) Support Specialist
14 12 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.98%) Application Packaging
2 13 (3.04%) Web Services
3 3 (0.70%) Middleware
4 1 (0.23%) .NET
4 1 (0.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.61%) Blackberry
2 19 (4.44%) Clustering
2 19 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.97%) Thin Client
3 17 (3.97%) Fat Client
4 15 (3.50%) PDA
5 9 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.17%) Replication
7 5 (1.17%) iPad
7 5 (1.17%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.93%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.70%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.47%) Firmware
10 2 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.47%) CMDB
11 1 (0.23%) Symmetrix DMX
11 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.23%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 342 (79.91%) Windows
2 165 (38.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 145 (33.88%) Windows 7
4 93 (21.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 92 (21.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (6.54%) Windows XP
7 22 (5.14%) Linux
8 21 (4.91%) UNIX
9 12 (2.80%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.64%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.40%) Solaris
13 5 (1.17%) AIX
13 5 (1.17%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.47%) NetWare
14 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.72%) Migration
2 52 (12.15%) ITIL
3 22 (5.14%) Incident Management
4 14 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (3.04%) Service Delivery
5 13 (3.04%) Change Management
6 12 (2.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (2.80%) Mentoring
7 11 (2.57%) Configuration Management
8 10 (2.34%) Load Balancing
8 10 (2.34%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (1.87%) Software Distribution
9 8 (1.87%) Service Management
10 7 (1.64%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (1.64%) Unit Testing
11 6 (1.40%) Problem Management
11 6 (1.40%) Coaching
11 6 (1.40%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (1.40%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.88%) SQL
2 36 (8.41%) PowerShell
3 19 (4.44%) VBScript
4 9 (2.10%) VB
5 2 (0.47%) C
5 2 (0.47%) Java
6 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (17.52%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 37 (8.64%) DV Cleared
4 33 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (6.07%) Citrix Certification
6 25 (5.84%) MCSE
7 21 (4.91%) CCA
8 11 (2.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.10%) CCEE
9 9 (2.10%) CCNA
9 9 (2.10%) CCEA
9 9 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.40%) MCSA
10 6 (1.40%) CCNP
10 6 (1.40%) Degree
11 5 (1.17%) MCITP
12 4 (0.93%) MCP
12 4 (0.93%) CCIA
13 3 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.70%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.04%) SLA
2 9 (2.10%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 295 (68.93%) XenApp
2 176 (41.12%) Active Directory
3 124 (28.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 119 (27.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 98 (22.90%) vSphere
6 78 (18.22%) XenServer
7 53 (12.38%) Hyper-V
8 41 (9.58%) VMware ESX
9 12 (2.80%) VMware Server
10 11 (2.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.87%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (1.64%) UAG
13 6 (1.40%) Xen
13 6 (1.40%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.40%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.17%) MetaFrame
14 5 (1.17%) vCloud
15 2 (0.47%) IAG
16 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 119 (27.80%) SCCM
2 25 (5.84%) SCOM
3 13 (3.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (2.34%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 10 (2.34%) XenMobile
5 9 (2.10%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.10%) HP SIM
6 7 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (1.40%) Control-M
7 6 (1.40%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.17%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.93%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.70%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 399 (93.22%) Citrix
2 239 (55.84%) VMware
3 197 (46.03%) Microsoft
4 85 (19.86%) AppSense
5 59 (13.79%) HP
6 46 (10.75%) Cisco
7 37 (8.64%) Dell
8 23 (5.37%) Altiris
9 22 (5.14%) Symantec
9 22 (5.14%) EMC
10 21 (4.91%) NetApp
11 15 (3.50%) Oracle
12 14 (3.27%) IBM
13 12 (2.80%) Lumension
14 11 (2.57%) Compaq
14 11 (2.57%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.57%) Apple
15 10 (2.34%) McAfee
15 10 (2.34%) Wyse
16 9 (2.10%) 3PAR
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