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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 131 133 119
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 13 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.93% 2.97% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
Average daily rate £235 £225 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -2.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-44.23% +85.71%
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
331 303 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.34% 9.56% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 143 111
Average daily rate £330 £375 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 48 37
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £10.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £30.00 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol - 9 £260 -
Gloucestershire +1 2 £125 -21.87%
Dorset +6 1 - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (73.33%) XenApp
4 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (66.67%) Citrix
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
6 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (53.33%) VMware
6 8 (53.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (46.67%) SCCM
8 6 (40.00%) AppSense
8 6 (40.00%) MS Office
9 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
9 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
10 4 (26.67%) Polycom
10 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (26.67%) Finance
10 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
10 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
10 4 (26.67%) BitLocker
10 4 (26.67%) Symantec
10 4 (26.67%) Wyse
10 4 (26.67%) ITIL
10 4 (26.67%) VPN
10 4 (26.67%) DNS
10 4 (26.67%) CA
10 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
10 4 (26.67%) Cisco

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (26.67%) Skype for Business
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
2 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DTS
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Back Office
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
1 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
1 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (13.33%) ITSM
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
2 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCP
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (73.33%) XenApp
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 4 (26.67%) BitLocker
6 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (13.33%) UAG
7 1 (6.67%) Firmware
7 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Citrix
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) AppSense
4 4 (26.67%) CA
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 4 (26.67%) Polycom
4 4 (26.67%) Symantec
4 4 (26.67%) Wyse
5 3 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Canon
6 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Dell
6 2 (13.33%) EMC
6 2 (13.33%) Sophos
7 1 (6.67%) Altiris
7 1 (6.67%) Sun