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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 123 111 132
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 7 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.44% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 2.75% 4.49% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate £313 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £365 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £375 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.17% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
255 245 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.71% 9.88% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 98 102
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £14.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.51 £32.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -11 2 £325 -12.75% 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
XenDesktop
South East

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) XenApp
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) vSphere
4 4 (33.33%) XenServer
4 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) NetApp
5 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) SCOM
5 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
6 2 (16.67%) DHCP
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) Active Directory

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Support
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Data Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
1 1 (8.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CCA
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (8.33%) NCDA
3 1 (8.33%) NCIE
3 1 (8.33%) VCAP
3 1 (8.33%) CCEE
3 1 (8.33%) CCIA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) XenApp
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
2 4 (33.33%) XenServer
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) MetaFrame
5 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
5 1 (8.33%) AppSense
5 1 (8.33%) Lumension
5 1 (8.33%) Veeam
Berkshire
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