The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 57 85 78
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -7
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 17 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.03% 0.48% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 21.25% 5.65% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 1
Median daily rate £395 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.40% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £21.75
% change year-on-year
- -44.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
80 124 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.55% 8.50% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 41 21
Median daily rate £395 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 24 (96.00%) Citrix
1 24 (96.00%) XenApp
2 20 (80.00%) Windows
3 19 (76.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (64.00%) DHCP
5 16 (64.00%) DNS
5 16 (64.00%) VMware
5 16 (64.00%) VMware ESX
5 16 (64.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (52.00%) Finance
6 13 (52.00%) Windows 10
7 10 (40.00%) SCCM
8 9 (36.00%) NetScaler
9 8 (32.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (32.00%) Internet
9 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (28.00%) SCOM
10 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (16.00%) Law
11 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
12 3 (12.00%) Application Discovery
12 3 (12.00%) Translating Business Requirements

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) DHCP
1 16 (64.00%) DNS
2 9 (36.00%) NetScaler
3 8 (32.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) WinDbg
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix Support
5 3 (12.00%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Support Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (52.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.00%) Application Discovery
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 24 (96.00%) XenApp
2 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (64.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (64.00%) VMware ESX
4 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) SCCM
2 7 (28.00%) SCOM
3 3 (12.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (12.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Citrix
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) CA
3 3 (12.00%) Symantec
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) Varonis