The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 131 102 121
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 16 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.68% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 5.10% 6.15% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 5
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£365 £255 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.13% -27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £230 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £452 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £260 £350
% change year-on-year
+34.80% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £14.08 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+290.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +77.14%
XenDesktop
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
314 260 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.64% 11.05% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 118 122
Average daily rate £365 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 47
Average hourly rate £22.69 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -9.71%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in the South West

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the South West region.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 December 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
Wiltshire -4 10 £375 -31.81% 2
Gloucestershire -15 4 £325 +24.80%
Bristol - 1 £200 -
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 34 (77.27%) Citrix
3 29 (65.91%) XenApp
4 24 (54.55%) VMware
5 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (34.09%) Windows 7
7 14 (31.82%) vSphere
7 14 (31.82%) SCCM
7 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
8 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
9 12 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (25.00%) AppSense
10 11 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 9 (20.45%) System Testing
11 9 (20.45%) MSI
12 8 (18.18%) Symantec
13 7 (15.91%) Finance
13 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
14 6 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (11.36%) CCEE
15 5 (11.36%) Backup Exec
15 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
15 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
15 5 (11.36%) Client/Server
15 5 (11.36%) Web Services
15 5 (11.36%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (11.36%) VPN

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) VPN
1 5 (11.36%) Firewall
2 4 (9.09%) DNS
2 4 (9.09%) DHCP
2 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) NetScaler
3 3 (6.82%) WAN
4 2 (4.55%) LAN
4 2 (4.55%) SMS
5 1 (2.27%) VoIP
5 1 (2.27%) SAN
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MSI
2 2 (4.55%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Consultant
2 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Citrix Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) SCCM Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Citrix Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Citrix Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Packager
8 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Architect
8 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Server Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.09%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (34.09%) Windows 7
4 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) System Testing
2 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.55%) Requirements Management
5 1 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.27%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.27%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) VBScript
2 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Citrix Certification
1 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
1 5 (11.36%) CCEE
2 4 (9.09%) CCAA
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (6.82%) CCA
4 2 (4.55%) VCP5
5 1 (2.27%) MCTS
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.27%) MCP
5 1 (2.27%) MCSE
5 1 (2.27%) MCSA
5 1 (2.27%) CCNA
System Software
1 29 (65.91%) XenApp
2 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (31.82%) vSphere
4 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
5 12 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
8 3 (6.82%) XenServer
9 2 (4.55%) Terminal Services
10 1 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) SCCM
2 6 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (11.36%) Backup Exec
4 4 (9.09%) SCVMM
4 4 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (77.27%) Citrix
2 24 (54.55%) VMware
3 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 11 (25.00%) AppSense
5 8 (18.18%) Symantec
6 4 (9.09%) Apple
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco
8 1 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) Dell
8 1 (2.27%) BMC