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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 79 76 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.087% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 4.92% 1.02% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £230 £348
% change year-on-year
+52.39% -33.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -20.00%
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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
61 98 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.53% 8.54% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 27
Average daily rate £425 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £145 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) XenApp
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) AppSense
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) MetaFrame
4 3 (50.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (33.33%) Lumension
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) Symantec
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) NetScaler
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) MetaFrame
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) AppSense
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Lumension
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec