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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 128 114 116
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 12 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 4.18% 4.50% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
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£325 £230 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.08% -34.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £230 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £244 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £230 £348
% change year-on-year
+52.39% -33.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+292.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -20.00%
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
287 222 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.99% 9.05% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 98 114
Average daily rate £355 £260 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.53% -28.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 42
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £21.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Gloucestershire -11 6 £242 -
Wiltshire - 3 £420 -
Devon -8 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (88.57%) Windows
2 27 (77.14%) Citrix
3 19 (54.29%) XenApp
4 18 (51.43%) VMware
5 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (37.14%) Windows 7
8 12 (34.29%) SCCM
8 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
9 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
10 9 (25.71%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (25.71%) AppSense
11 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (20.00%) Finance
12 7 (20.00%) System Testing
12 7 (20.00%) Symantec
12 7 (20.00%) MSI
13 6 (17.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (17.14%) vSphere
14 5 (14.29%) CCEE
14 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 5 (14.29%) SCVMM
14 5 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
15 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
15 4 (11.43%) DHCP
15 4 (11.43%) DNS
15 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Lync
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) DHCP
1 4 (11.43%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) NetScaler
2 3 (8.57%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 2 (5.71%) SMS
4 1 (2.86%) Network Security
4 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.86%) MPLS
4 1 (2.86%) VoIP
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Consultant
2 7 (20.00%) Citrix Consultant
3 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (14.29%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) SCCM Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
1 2 (5.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) iPad
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.86%) UNIX
7 1 (2.86%) AIX
7 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) System Testing
2 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.71%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.71%) Requirements Management
3 2 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.86%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.86%) Information Security
4 1 (2.86%) ERP
4 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
3 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) CCEE
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 5 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) CCAA
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (8.57%) CCA
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.71%) VCP5
5 1 (2.86%) MCTS
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
5 1 (2.86%) MCSE
5 1 (2.86%) MCSA
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) XenApp
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
4 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 9 (25.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (17.14%) vSphere
7 3 (8.57%) XenServer
8 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (14.29%) SCVMM
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) Citrix
2 18 (51.43%) VMware
3 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.71%) AppSense
5 7 (20.00%) Symantec
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco
7 2 (5.71%) IBM
7 2 (5.71%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) Brocade
8 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.86%) Genesys
8 1 (2.86%) BMC
8 1 (2.86%) Apple
8 1 (2.86%) Intel
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle
8 1 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) Compaq
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