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 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 73 60 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.63% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 4.82% 9.21% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +18.73%
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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
83 76 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.92% 6.89% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 24 21
Average daily rate £325 £400 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +49.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £329 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £453 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (100.00%) XenApp
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) AppSense
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Lumension
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) VBA
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) AppSense
3 2 (40.00%) Lumension
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft