The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Scotland 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 128 111 100
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 1.59% 3.09% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£313 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.89% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.63%
System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
251 162 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.04% 6.57% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 69 67
Average daily rate £325 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £260 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.35 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £55.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
XenDesktop
UK

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 24 July 2014. 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
Edinburgh -21 1 - -
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (42.86%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Meru Networks
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Apple
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Brocade
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Team Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Server Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Consultant
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 3 (42.86%) XenApp
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Meru Networks
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Apple
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Brocade
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco