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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 54 45 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.41% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 4.65% 1.67% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£160 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £343
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -19.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.09% -10.00%
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
43 60 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 8.87% 18.18% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 38
Average daily rate £250 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% -18.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £160 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -42.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%

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
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 4 March 2015. 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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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 - 2 £160 - 1
Cheltenham - - - - 2
XenDesktop
South West

XenDesktop
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) XenApp
2 4 (66.67%) CCEE
2 4 (66.67%) CCAA
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) CCA
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) VCP5
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCEE
1 4 (66.67%) CCAA
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (33.33%) CCA
2 2 (33.33%) VCP5
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) XenApp
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft