The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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 45 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.27% - 1.12%
As % of the System Software category 3.23% - 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £290 - £430
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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
31 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.47% 10.98% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 15
Average daily rate £225 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenDesktop
South Wales

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

XenDesktop
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Citrix Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Technical Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Technical Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft