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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 109 125 119
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 39 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.35% 0.070% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 7.56% 0.83% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
Median daily rate £330 £381 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% -10.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.75 - £21.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 - £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 - £23.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -4.76%
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
516 242 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.85% 8.44% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 115 113
Median daily rate £330 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 19
Median hourly rate £37.25 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £11.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £110.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +8.64%

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 1 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 June 2016.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 June 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 - 20 £375 - 1
Renfrewshire - 10 £330 -
Glasgow +6 8 £300 -21.31% 1
Highlands - 1 - -
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 47 (97.92%) XenApp
2 43 (89.58%) Citrix
3 37 (77.08%) Microsoft
4 32 (66.67%) VMware
5 27 (56.25%) Windows
6 26 (54.17%) PowerShell
6 26 (54.17%) NetScaler
7 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
8 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (33.33%) SCCM
10 14 (29.17%) Windows Server
10 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (29.17%) Clustering
11 13 (27.08%) AppSense
11 13 (27.08%) Application Packaging
12 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (25.00%) Analytics
12 12 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 11 (22.92%) MS Exchange
13 11 (22.92%) VMware ESX
14 10 (20.83%) VBScript
14 10 (20.83%) DNS
14 10 (20.83%) DHCP
15 9 (18.75%) Cisco
16 8 (16.67%) OpenStack
16 8 (16.67%) WSUS
16 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
16 8 (16.67%) Degree

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 11 (22.92%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
4 5 (10.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (54.17%) NetScaler
2 10 (20.83%) DHCP
2 10 (20.83%) DNS
3 5 (10.42%) Skype
4 3 (6.25%) Internet
5 2 (4.17%) LAN
5 2 (4.17%) PABX
5 2 (4.17%) PBX
6 1 (2.08%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.08%) LDAP
6 1 (2.08%) SAN
6 1 (2.08%) VPN
6 1 (2.08%) WAN
6 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Informix
2 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MSI
2 1 (2.08%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Publishing
3 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Citrix Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Applications Packager
5 5 (10.42%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) VMware Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) MSI Packager
8 2 (4.17%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Desktop Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) SCCM Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Storage Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) XenServer Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Clustering
2 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.25%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.08%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (29.17%) Windows Server
4 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.33%) Linux
5 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.25%) Solaris
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Application Packaging
2 12 (25.00%) Analytics
3 4 (8.33%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) Kanban
4 3 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.17%) Software Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) PowerShell
2 10 (20.83%) VBScript
3 4 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (16.67%) Degree
3 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CCA
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (97.92%) XenApp
2 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
3 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (22.92%) VMware ESX
6 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (4.17%) MetaFrame
8 2 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (4.17%) XenServer
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (33.33%) SCCM
2 8 (16.67%) WSUS
3 3 (6.25%) XenMobile
4 2 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (89.58%) Citrix
2 37 (77.08%) Microsoft
3 32 (66.67%) VMware
4 13 (27.08%) AppSense
5 9 (18.75%) Cisco
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle
6 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.25%) NetApp
7 3 (6.25%) Sun
8 2 (4.17%) Altiris
8 2 (4.17%) HP
8 2 (4.17%) Mitel
9 1 (2.08%) EMC
9 1 (2.08%) IBM
9 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds