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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 48 81 87
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 20 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.53% 0.57% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 21.98% 7.27% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
Median daily rate £395 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -44.23%

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
91 110 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.50% 7.90% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 34
Median daily rate £400 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £436 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.03% +220.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-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 17 January 2017, 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 24 (96.00%) XenApp
2 22 (88.00%) Citrix
3 21 (84.00%) Windows
3 21 (84.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (68.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (64.00%) VMware
5 16 (64.00%) VMware ESX
6 15 (60.00%) DHCP
6 15 (60.00%) DNS
7 13 (52.00%) SCCM
7 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (52.00%) Windows 10
8 12 (48.00%) Finance
9 11 (44.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
11 8 (32.00%) SCOM
12 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (28.00%) Internet
12 7 (28.00%) NetScaler
13 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (16.00%) SQL
14 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
14 4 (16.00%) Symantec
14 4 (16.00%) Blackberry

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 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) DHCP
1 15 (60.00%) DNS
2 7 (28.00%) Internet
2 7 (28.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MSI
1 2 (8.00%) WinDbg
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Law
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix Support
4 3 (12.00%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Support Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
1 21 (84.00%) Windows 7
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (52.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.00%) Application Discovery
3 3 (12.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
System Software
1 24 (96.00%) XenApp
2 17 (68.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (64.00%) VMware ESX
4 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (52.00%) SCCM
2 8 (32.00%) SCOM
3 4 (16.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (16.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Citrix
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) CA
3 4 (16.00%) Symantec
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) Varonis