The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 80 85 83
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.91% 0.069% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 8.05% 0.93% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £500 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.29% +6.25%
XenDesktop
Scotland

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
174 108 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.34% 7.47% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 40 34
Average daily rate £450 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +212.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 29 April 2016, 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 21 (100.00%) Citrix
1 21 (100.00%) XenApp
2 19 (90.48%) Windows
3 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
4 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
5 15 (71.43%) PowerShell
5 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
7 12 (57.14%) VMware
7 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (57.14%) NetScaler
8 10 (47.62%) Clustering
8 10 (47.62%) VBScript
9 9 (42.86%) VMware ESX
9 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
10 8 (38.10%) WSUS
10 8 (38.10%) Client/Server
11 7 (33.33%) DHCP
11 7 (33.33%) DNS
11 7 (33.33%) Application Packaging
11 7 (33.33%) Finance
12 6 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (28.57%) AppSense
13 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (23.81%) Skype
13 5 (23.81%) Skype for Business
13 5 (23.81%) SCCM
13 5 (23.81%) SCOM
14 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
14 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (23.81%) Skype for Business
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) NetScaler
2 7 (33.33%) DHCP
2 7 (33.33%) DNS
3 5 (23.81%) Skype
4 4 (19.05%) Wireshark
5 3 (14.29%) Internet
6 2 (9.52%) PABX
6 2 (9.52%) PBX
7 1 (4.76%) LAN
7 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Informix
2 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 4 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Support
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) SCCM Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Server Support
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server Support
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Clustering
2 8 (38.10%) Client/Server
3 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
5 2 (9.52%) CMDB
6 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
6 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
6 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (14.29%) Solaris
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 4 (19.05%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Kanban
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 10 (47.62%) VBScript
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (100.00%) XenApp
2 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (42.86%) VMware ESX
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (9.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) WSUS
2 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 5 (23.81%) SCOM
3 3 (14.29%) XenMobile
4 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) AppSense
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle
5 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (14.29%) Sun
7 2 (9.52%) HP
7 2 (9.52%) Mitel
7 2 (9.52%) Symantec