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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 75 88 79
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 11 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.94% 0.060% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 9.73% 0.84% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £320 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-13.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+80.64% -32.60%
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
113 119 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.68% 7.09% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 38 50
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £25.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +110.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 28 August 2016, 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 29 (100.00%) XenApp
2 23 (79.31%) Windows
3 22 (75.86%) Citrix
4 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (68.97%) PowerShell
6 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
6 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
7 17 (58.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (58.62%) Application Packaging
8 15 (51.72%) SCCM
8 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
9 13 (44.83%) VBScript
9 13 (44.83%) VMware
9 13 (44.83%) VMware ESX
9 13 (44.83%) NetScaler
10 11 (37.93%) Clustering
10 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (37.93%) WSUS
11 9 (31.03%) Finance
12 8 (27.59%) Client/Server
12 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (24.14%) SCOM
13 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
13 7 (24.14%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (24.14%) MSI
14 6 (20.69%) NetApp
14 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
14 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
15 5 (17.24%) Windows Server

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 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
1 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) NetScaler
2 5 (17.24%) DHCP
2 5 (17.24%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MSI
2 2 (6.90%) Fiddler
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Publishing
3 3 (10.34%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (31.03%) Support Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) VMware Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) VMware Support Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Applications Packager
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Administrator
7 3 (10.34%) Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) MSI Packager
7 3 (10.34%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Storage Support Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Systems Support
7 3 (10.34%) Systems Support Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Technical Support
7 3 (10.34%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Clustering
2 8 (27.59%) Client/Server
3 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
4 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
5 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Application Packaging
2 7 (24.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
5 2 (6.90%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) PowerShell
2 13 (44.83%) VBScript
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) CCA
1 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (6.90%) MCSE
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 29 (100.00%) XenApp
2 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (44.83%) VMware ESX
5 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (6.90%) MetaFrame
6 2 (6.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (6.90%) XenServer
7 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (51.72%) SCCM
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (37.93%) WSUS
3 7 (24.14%) SCOM
4 4 (13.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (13.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Citrix
2 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
3 13 (44.83%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) NetApp
5 5 (17.24%) Symantec
6 4 (13.79%) CA
7 2 (6.90%) Altiris
7 2 (6.90%) AppSense
7 2 (6.90%) HP
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco
8 1 (3.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.45%) Lumension