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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 61 78 93
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +15
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 8 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 0.10% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 5.56% 1.32% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£318 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.81% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +12.75%
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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
144 76 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.55% 7.63% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 28 64
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £171 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 8
Average hourly rate £17.07 £13.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.83% -36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.15 £20.89 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 18 September 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (75.00%) XenApp
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) VMware
5 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (41.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) NetScaler
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
8 3 (25.00%) AppSense
8 3 (25.00%) SCCM
8 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
8 3 (25.00%) vSphere
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
9 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 1 (8.33%) Marketing
10 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
10 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (8.33%) LAN
10 1 (8.33%) WAN
10 1 (8.33%) DNS
10 1 (8.33%) SharePoint

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (8.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) XenApp
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (25.00%) vSphere
5 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) AppSense
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec