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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 51 28 37
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 2 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.44% 2.81% 1.41%
As % of the System Software category 3.57% 21.21% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
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£258 £260 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% -42.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £358
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.54 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.26% +12.70%
XenDesktop
South West

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
56 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 12.31% 13.25% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 14
Average daily rate £288 £260 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.57% -42.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £191 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £332 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +65.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -10 1 £185 -41.73%
XenDesktop
South West

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) XenApp
3 7 (77.78%) vSphere
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (66.67%) VMware ESX
5 5 (55.56%) Backup Exec
6 3 (33.33%) AppSense
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 2 (22.22%) Symantec
7 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (11.11%) Information Security
8 1 (11.11%) Altiris
8 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 1 (11.11%) Firewall
8 1 (11.11%) McAfee
8 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Environment Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
1 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
1 1 (11.11%) Information Security
1 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) XenApp
2 7 (77.78%) vSphere
3 6 (66.67%) VMware ESX
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) AppSense
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) Sophos
5 1 (11.11%) Altiris
5 1 (11.11%) Lumension