The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 44 27 38
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 7 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.49% 0.90% 1.86%
As % of the System Software category 10.00% 6.25% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £338 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £328 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £348 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
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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 Gloucestershire region.

System Software Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
70 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 14.93% 14.35% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 26
Average daily rate £325 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the Gloucestershire region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (92.86%) VMware
3 12 (85.71%) Windows
4 11 (78.57%) XenApp
5 9 (64.29%) vSphere
5 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (64.29%) VMware ESX
6 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (50.00%) AppSense
8 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
9 3 (21.43%) Symantec
9 3 (21.43%) Web Services
9 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
9 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 3 (21.43%) VPN
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 3 (21.43%) Firewall
9 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
9 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (14.29%) iPad
10 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 2 (14.29%) PowerShell

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Environment Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
2 2 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
1 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 2 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) XenApp
2 9 (64.29%) vSphere
2 9 (64.29%) VMware ESX
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (92.86%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) AppSense
4 3 (21.43%) Symantec
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) McAfee
5 2 (14.29%) Sophos
5 2 (14.29%) Apple
6 1 (7.14%) Altiris
6 1 (7.14%) Lumension