The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 116 128 105
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 7 6 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.23% 1.23%
As % of the System Software category 2.39% 2.16% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £250 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £358
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.54 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.26% +12.70%
XenDesktop
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
293 278 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.70% 10.62% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 122 116
Average daily rate £378 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 35
Average hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the Berkshire region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Reading +14 6 £344 - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
XenDesktop
South East

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region 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 34 (97.14%) Citrix
2 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (74.29%) Security Cleared
4 24 (68.57%) DV Cleared
5 20 (57.14%) VMware
5 20 (57.14%) Windows
6 18 (51.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (40.00%) XenApp
8 13 (37.14%) vSphere
8 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (31.43%) AppSense
10 10 (28.57%) Application Packaging
11 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
12 8 (22.86%) Lumension
13 6 (17.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (17.14%) NetScaler
14 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
14 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
14 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
14 5 (14.29%) SCCM
14 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
15 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
15 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
16 3 (8.57%) Information Security
16 3 (8.57%) DNS
17 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
17 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region 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 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) NetScaler
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) LAN
3 2 (5.71%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) SAN
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 5 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Environment Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.86%) Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (8.57%) Information Security
3 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL
3 1 (2.86%) Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Time Management
3 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.86%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (74.29%) Security Cleared
2 24 (68.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.86%) CCA
5 1 (2.86%) CCEE
5 1 (2.86%) CCIA
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 14 (40.00%) XenApp
3 13 (37.14%) vSphere
4 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
5 6 (17.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
6 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (2.86%) XenServer
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (97.14%) Citrix
2 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (57.14%) VMware
4 11 (31.43%) AppSense
5 8 (22.86%) Lumension
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec