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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 87 81 74
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.22% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 6.00% 4.69% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £363 £240
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +51.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-44.23% +85.71%
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
100 64 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.02% 4.75% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 39
Average daily rate £363 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 9 February 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 15 (100.00%) Citrix
1 15 (100.00%) XenApp
2 12 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 8 (53.33%) VMware ESX
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (53.33%) SCOM
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) Clustering
5 6 (40.00%) DHCP
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) VBScript
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (40.00%) NetScaler
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (40.00%) SCCM
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (33.33%) Application Packaging
6 5 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) DHCP
1 6 (40.00%) DNS
1 6 (40.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) IT Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Senior IT Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Support
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Server Support
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (40.00%) Clustering
3 5 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (13.33%) CMDB
5 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Application Packaging
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
1 5 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (40.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) XenApp
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (53.33%) VMware ESX
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCOM
2 6 (40.00%) SCCM
3 4 (26.67%) WSUS
4 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) AppSense
6 2 (13.33%) Symantec