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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 53 37 44
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.78% 1.69% 1.48%
As % of the System Software category 7.14% 9.09% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£325 £260 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.80% +1.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £260 £350
% change year-on-year
+34.80% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +77.14%
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 55 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.94% 18.58% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 22
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £158 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.70 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £20.00 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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
Cheltenham - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
XenDesktop
South West

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (100.00%) Citrix
1 11 (100.00%) XenApp
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 8 (72.73%) vSphere
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (45.45%) VMware ESX
5 5 (45.45%) Backup Exec
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) CCEE
6 4 (36.36%) CCAA
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 2 (18.18%) CCA
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 2 (18.18%) AppSense
8 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (18.18%) VCP5
8 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (9.09%) Web Services
9 1 (9.09%) Office 365
9 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
9 1 (9.09%) Symantec

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) CCEE
1 4 (36.36%) CCAA
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (18.18%) CCA
2 2 (18.18%) VCP5
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) XenApp
2 8 (72.73%) vSphere
3 5 (45.45%) VMware ESX
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) AppSense
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec