The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 65 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% - 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 4.69% - 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-12.88% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -42.06%
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
128 120 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.53% 12.32% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 58
Average daily rate £369 £355 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.65 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
XenDesktop
Berkshire

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Reading

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) XenApp
4 5 (55.56%) NetScaler
5 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (33.33%) AppSense
6 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (33.33%) vSphere
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 2 (22.22%) XenServer
7 2 (22.22%) Symantec
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (11.11%) Firewall
8 1 (11.11%) Finance
8 1 (11.11%) MetaFrame
8 1 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (11.11%) SAN
8 1 (11.11%) NetApp
8 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) NetScaler
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (11.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) XenApp
2 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) XenServer
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) MetaFrame
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) AppSense
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
6 1 (11.11%) NetApp
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £195 to £245 per day
Posted: 3 days ago