The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 for the Berkshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 92 113 132
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +19
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 27 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.11% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 11.02% 2.23% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 3
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UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-12.88% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -42.06%
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
245 314 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.03% 12.90% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 124 96
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 31
Average hourly rate £17.72 £25.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% +27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
XenDesktop
South East

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 22 July 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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 6 £400 - 6
Bracknell - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
XenDesktop
South East

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 32 (91.43%) Citrix
2 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 24 (68.57%) DV Cleared
5 19 (54.29%) Windows
6 18 (51.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (45.71%) VMware
8 12 (34.29%) Application Packaging
9 11 (31.43%) vSphere
9 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (28.57%) AppSense
11 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (22.86%) Lumension
12 7 (20.00%) XenApp
13 6 (17.14%) NetScaler
13 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
14 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
15 4 (11.43%) SCCM
15 4 (11.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX
16 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
16 3 (8.57%) Migration
16 3 (8.57%) Information Security
16 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
16 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
17 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
17 2 (5.71%) Project Planning

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) NetScaler
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Applications Packager
2 4 (11.43%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Environment Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) UNIX
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (8.57%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) Information Security
3 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Analytics
4 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 24 (68.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (31.43%) vSphere
3 7 (20.00%) XenApp
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX
5 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
5 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.71%) XenServer
7 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.86%) MetaFrame
7 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Citrix
2 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (45.71%) VMware
4 10 (28.57%) AppSense
5 8 (22.86%) Lumension
6 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 2 (5.71%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) Remedy
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £195 to £245 per day
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