The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Edinburgh 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 83 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.078% 0.29% -
As % of the System Software category 1.09% 4.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-14.57% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.63%
System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
92 65 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.20% 6.35% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 20 20
Average daily rate £338 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £184 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
XenDesktop
Scotland

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) Brocade
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) VBA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Implementation Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) EMC