The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 110 129 125
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 15 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.67% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 6.33% 2.62% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £290 £285 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -8.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-13.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+80.64% -27.90%
XenDesktop
UK

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
237 267 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.59% 8.15% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 109 149
Median daily rate £295 £300 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £180 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 10
Median hourly rate £41.25 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £23.75 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 11 £320 -
Renfrewshire -12 2 £240 -20.00%
Glasgow +10 1 £425 +57.40%
Highlands - 1 - -
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 49 (94.23%) XenApp
2 45 (86.54%) Citrix
3 39 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 32 (61.54%) Windows
4 32 (61.54%) PowerShell
4 32 (61.54%) VMware
5 28 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (51.92%) Active Directory
6 27 (51.92%) NetScaler
7 19 (36.54%) SCCM
8 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
9 17 (32.69%) Application Packaging
9 17 (32.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (28.85%) Clustering
12 14 (26.92%) AppSense
12 14 (26.92%) VMware ESX
12 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (25.00%) VBScript
14 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
14 12 (23.08%) Analytics
15 11 (21.15%) Windows Server
15 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Clustering
15 11 (21.15%) WSUS
16 10 (19.23%) Finance
16 10 (19.23%) DHCP
16 10 (19.23%) DNS
16 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (15.38%) OpenStack
4 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.69%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (51.92%) NetScaler
2 10 (19.23%) DHCP
2 10 (19.23%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) LAN
3 2 (3.85%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MSI
2 2 (3.85%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Publishing
3 3 (5.77%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Citrix Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (17.31%) Support Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) VMware Support Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Applications Packager
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (5.77%) Storage Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Support
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Clustering
2 8 (15.38%) Client/Server
2 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) CMDB
5 1 (1.92%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 32 (61.54%) Windows
2 28 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (21.15%) Windows Server
5 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.54%) Windows 10
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.92%) AIX
9 1 (1.92%) Linux
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.92%) Solaris
9 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Application Packaging
2 12 (23.08%) Analytics
3 7 (13.46%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (9.62%) ITIL
5 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.85%) Migration
6 2 (3.85%) Service Management
6 2 (3.85%) Software Delivery
6 2 (3.85%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.92%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.92%) Test Management
7 1 (1.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) PowerShell
2 13 (25.00%) VBScript
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Degree
4 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) CCA
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.85%) MCSE
System Software
1 49 (94.23%) XenApp
2 27 (51.92%) Active Directory
3 17 (32.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (26.92%) VMware ESX
6 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.85%) MetaFrame
7 2 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (3.85%) XenServer
8 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (36.54%) SCCM
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (21.15%) WSUS
3 7 (13.46%) SCOM
4 4 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 45 (86.54%) Citrix
2 39 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 32 (61.54%) VMware
4 14 (26.92%) AppSense
5 8 (15.38%) Symantec
6 6 (11.54%) NetApp
7 5 (9.62%) Cisco
8 4 (7.69%) CA
9 2 (3.85%) Altiris
9 2 (3.85%) EMC
9 2 (3.85%) HP
9 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.92%) Dell
10 1 (1.92%) IBM
10 1 (1.92%) IronPort
10 1 (1.92%) Lumension
10 1 (1.92%) Oracle
10 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.92%) ThinPrint
10 1 (1.92%) Xerox