The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 130 124 95
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -29
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 7 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.21% 0.18% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 2.72% 1.97% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
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£285 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-32.60% +26.02%
XenDesktop
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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 Scotland region.

System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
257 254 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.83% 9.10% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 147 81
Average daily rate £300 £323 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £115 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 7
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.10 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £26.00 £85.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the Scotland region.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 September 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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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
Glasgow +14 3 £270 -13.60% 2
Renfrewshire - 3 £300 -
Edinburgh -16 1 - - 1
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (44.44%) XenApp
5 4 (44.44%) NetScaler
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (44.44%) AppSense
6 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 3 (33.33%) Six Sigma
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
6 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) HP
6 3 (33.33%) IPv4
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) UNIX
6 3 (33.33%) SAN
6 3 (33.33%) Thin Client

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) NetScaler
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) IPv4
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Designer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 2 (22.22%) Solaris
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Six Sigma
1 3 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCEE
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) CCA
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (11.11%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) AppSense
5 3 (33.33%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) Dell
6 2 (22.22%) EMC
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) IBM