The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 68 88 78
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.33% 0.091% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 2.21% 0.62% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £260 £350
% change year-on-year
+37.59% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +65.33%
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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 Reading region.

System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
136 162 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.03% 14.69% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 77 33
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (100.00%) Citrix
1 11 (100.00%) XenApp
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (36.36%) SCCM
4 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) NetScaler
4 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
5 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (18.18%) vSphere
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (9.09%) Analytics
7 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (9.09%) CCEE
7 1 (9.09%) CCIA
7 1 (9.09%) Office 365
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 1 (9.09%) Firewall
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) NetScaler
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CCEE
2 1 (9.09%) CCIA
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) XenApp
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (18.18%) vSphere
6 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) AppSense