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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
UK / Scotland
Rank 87 119 123
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +4
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 18 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.03% 0.39% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 10.71% 3.68% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 1
Median daily rate £395 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £313 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.40% -18.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £21.75
% change year-on-year
- -44.36%

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
168 272 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.66% 10.54% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 129 112
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.99 £16.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £16.90 £16.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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
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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +33 17 £395 -12.22%
Glasgow -2 1 - - 1
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 28 (96.55%) Citrix
2 26 (89.66%) XenApp
3 24 (82.76%) Windows
4 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
4 20 (68.97%) Windows 7
5 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (65.52%) VMware
5 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
6 18 (62.07%) DHCP
6 18 (62.07%) DNS
6 18 (62.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (58.62%) VMware ESX
8 16 (55.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (48.28%) Finance
10 13 (44.83%) Windows 10
11 11 (37.93%) SCCM
12 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
12 9 (31.03%) NetScaler
13 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (27.59%) Internet
14 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (24.14%) SCOM
15 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
16 5 (17.24%) Symantec
16 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
16 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
17 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
17 4 (13.79%) Data Centre

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 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) DHCP
1 18 (62.07%) DNS
2 9 (31.03%) NetScaler
3 8 (27.59%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) WinDbg
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix Support
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Support Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows 7
3 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (62.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (44.83%) Windows 10
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.45%) AIX
7 1 (3.45%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Application Discovery
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (3.45%) MCP
1 1 (3.45%) MCSE
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 26 (89.66%) XenApp
2 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) VMware ESX
4 16 (55.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (10.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) SCCM
2 7 (24.14%) SCOM
3 3 (10.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (10.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.45%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Citrix
2 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 19 (65.52%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Symantec
4 3 (10.34%) CA
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Varonis
6 1 (3.45%) Dell
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) IBM
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds