The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 123 125 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 18 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.084% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 5.14% 0.79% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 14
Average daily rate £364 £538 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.32% +59.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £528 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £548 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.17% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
350 252 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.42% 10.56% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 112 139
Average daily rate £366 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.73 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £47.50 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenDesktop
England

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 16 April 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 16 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
Gloucestershire - 5 £364 -
Devon - 2 £148 -
Dorset - 2 £450 - 1
Wiltshire -17 1 £275 -48.83% 1
Bristol - 1 £450 -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 31 (100.00%) Citrix
2 29 (93.55%) Windows
3 25 (80.65%) VMware
4 23 (74.19%) XenApp
5 21 (67.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
8 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
10 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
11 10 (32.26%) VMware ESX
12 9 (29.03%) AppSense
13 8 (25.81%) ITIL
14 7 (22.58%) MS Office
14 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
14 7 (22.58%) Migration
14 7 (22.58%) vSphere
14 7 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
15 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
15 5 (16.13%) CMDB
15 5 (16.13%) Fat Client
15 5 (16.13%) SCCM
15 5 (16.13%) Thin Client
15 5 (16.13%) Project Management
15 5 (16.13%) HP
16 4 (12.90%) SMS
16 4 (12.90%) Symantec
16 4 (12.90%) Linux
16 4 (12.90%) SLA

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) SMS
1 4 (12.90%) NetScaler
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Desktop Support
1 5 (16.13%) Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Server Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) ICT Technician
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) CMDB
1 5 (16.13%) Fat Client
1 5 (16.13%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.45%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
5 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
6 4 (12.90%) Linux
7 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (9.68%) UNIX
8 2 (6.45%) AIX
8 2 (6.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Project Management
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) VCP5
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 23 (74.19%) XenApp
2 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
3 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (32.26%) VMware ESX
5 7 (22.58%) vSphere
5 7 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (12.90%) XenServer
7 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.23%) Xen
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) XenMobile
2 3 (9.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Citrix
2 25 (80.65%) VMware
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (29.03%) AppSense
5 5 (16.13%) HP
6 4 (12.90%) Symantec
7 3 (9.68%) McAfee
7 3 (9.68%) Sophos
7 3 (9.68%) Compaq
7 3 (9.68%) Dell
8 2 (6.45%) Sun
8 2 (6.45%) CommVault
8 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
8 2 (6.45%) Apple
8 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.23%) Altiris