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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 114 126 111
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 13 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 4.71% 1.42% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
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£515 £310 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.12% -30.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £212 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £391 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £230 £348
% change year-on-year
+52.39% -33.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -20.00%
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
276 282 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.43% 10.84% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 125 74
Average daily rate £350 £325 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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 +7 1 £400 +8.10% 10
Newbury - 1 £450 -
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
XenDesktop
South East

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) Citrix
1 19 (100.00%) XenApp
2 16 (84.21%) Security Cleared
3 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
4 14 (73.68%) VMware
5 13 (68.42%) Hyper-V
5 13 (68.42%) DV Cleared
6 10 (52.63%) NetScaler
7 9 (47.37%) Dell
7 9 (47.37%) Wyse
7 9 (47.37%) AppSense
7 9 (47.37%) SQL
8 8 (42.11%) Lumension
8 8 (42.11%) PKI
8 8 (42.11%) SCCM
9 6 (31.58%) Windows
10 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
10 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
11 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
11 3 (15.79%) vSphere
12 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (5.26%) SAN
13 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
2 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Security Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Server Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL
1 1 (5.26%) Time Management
1 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (68.42%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CCA
5 1 (5.26%) CCEE
5 1 (5.26%) CCIA
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) XenApp
2 13 (68.42%) Hyper-V
3 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.79%) vSphere
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
6 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
3 14 (73.68%) VMware
4 9 (47.37%) Dell
4 9 (47.37%) Wyse
4 9 (47.37%) AppSense
5 8 (42.11%) Lumension
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) HP
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