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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 111 127 125
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 12 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.16% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 4.41% 1.77% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.81% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.44 £18.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+22.94% +12.75%
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
272 226 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.08% 8.76% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 94 120
Average daily rate £338 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £37.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend 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 19 September 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 19 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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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 +22 8 £318 - 2
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
XenDesktop
South East

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (94.59%) Citrix
2 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
3 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
4 24 (64.86%) DV Cleared
5 20 (54.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (54.05%) Windows
6 18 (48.65%) VMware
7 12 (32.43%) Application Packaging
7 12 (32.43%) XenApp
7 12 (32.43%) vSphere
7 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (29.73%) AppSense
9 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
9 8 (21.62%) Lumension
10 7 (18.92%) NetScaler
11 6 (16.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
12 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
12 5 (13.51%) SCCM
12 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
13 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
13 3 (8.11%) DNS
13 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
13 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
13 3 (8.11%) Information Security
14 2 (5.41%) XenServer

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) NetScaler
2 3 (8.11%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Applications Packager
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (2.70%) Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.70%) Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Environment Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (8.11%) Information Security
3 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 1 (2.70%) Analytics
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL
4 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) Time Management
4 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
2 24 (64.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) CCA
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (32.43%) XenApp
2 12 (32.43%) vSphere
3 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
4 6 (16.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
6 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (5.41%) XenServer
8 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) Citrix
2 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
3 18 (48.65%) VMware
4 11 (29.73%) AppSense
5 8 (21.62%) Lumension
6 1 (2.70%) NetApp
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco