The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 24 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 South Wales 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 55 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.88% - 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 6.94% - 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-85.71% +283.56%
System Software Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
72 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.63% 10.37% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 17 27
Average daily rate £325 £275 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -9.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £382 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenDesktop
Wales

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the South Wales region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bridgend - 4 £425 -
Cardiff - 1 £290 -
Caerphilly - - - -
XenDesktop
Wales

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Symantec
2 4 (80.00%) Remedy
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (80.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (80.00%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) XenServer
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) vCloud
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (20.00%) Local Government
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Citrix Specialist
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Certification
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (80.00%) XenServer
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere
1 4 (80.00%) vCloud
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) MetaFrame
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (80.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (80.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Symantec
2 4 (80.00%) Remedy
2 4 (80.00%) VMware