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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 131 145 118
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -27
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 8 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.21% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 2.44% 1.89% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 19
Median daily rate £298 £233 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.95% -19.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £199 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £267 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £363 £308
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +17.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £21.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £15.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+72.58% -29.14%
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
328 370 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.71% 11.15% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 174 211
Median daily rate £325 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 44
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £45.84 £28.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Bristol - 6 £295 -
Dorset +4 1 - - 2
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 South West region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) XenApp
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
5 12 (70.59%) VMware
6 11 (64.71%) Citrix
6 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
9 8 (47.06%) Skype for Business
9 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
9 8 (47.06%) SCCM
10 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
10 7 (41.18%) DNS
10 7 (41.18%) Dell
10 7 (41.18%) MS Office
10 7 (41.18%) VMware ESX
10 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (41.18%) Finance
11 6 (35.29%) DHCP
11 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
11 6 (35.29%) Cisco
11 6 (35.29%) Wyse
11 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
11 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
12 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
12 5 (29.41%) VPN
12 5 (29.41%) VBScript
13 4 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (47.06%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) IaaS
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.88%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) OneDrive
3 1 (5.88%) PaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) DHCP
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall
6 1 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Back Office
3 2 (11.76%) Law
4 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix Support
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Architect
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
1 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
2 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
5 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.88%) CESG
5 1 (5.88%) Clustering
5 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
5 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
7 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
7 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.88%) Android
8 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.88%) Linux
8 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
2 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Server Building
4 1 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Presales
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 5 (29.41%) VBScript
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCA
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (11.76%) MCSA
4 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (5.88%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) XenApp
2 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
5 7 (41.18%) VMware ESX
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (17.65%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (11.76%) BitLocker
8 2 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
9 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) EdgeSight
2 2 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) VMware
3 11 (64.71%) Citrix
4 7 (41.18%) Dell
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco
5 6 (35.29%) Wyse
6 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) AppSense
7 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
7 3 (17.65%) Polycom
8 2 (11.76%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) Symantec
9 1 (5.88%) Avaya
9 1 (5.88%) CA
9 1 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (5.88%) Red Hat