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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 124 115 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.075% 0.21% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.85% 2.66% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £435 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.13% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
236 188 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.91% 8.02% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 79 105
Average daily rate £333 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £125 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -41.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £21.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -26 2 £435 - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (20.00%) AIX
5 1 (20.00%) Solaris
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (20.00%) VBScript
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Wyse
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Brocade
4 1 (20.00%) AppSense
4 1 (20.00%) Dell