The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 18 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 Cambridge 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 42 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% - 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 2.70% - 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £350 - £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.13% +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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
37 68 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.14% 17.62% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 24
Average daily rate £350 £310 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £164 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £358 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -50.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £11.60 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £39.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenDesktop
Cambridgeshire

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

XenDesktop
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) SMS
4 1 (25.00%) VMS
4 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (25.00%) DirectX
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (25.00%) AppSense
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SMS
2 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) VMS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense