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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 122 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 20 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.61% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 6.29% 6.22% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 19
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£300 £525 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £450 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-14.57% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.63%
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
318 209 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.44% 9.73% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 122 114
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £199 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £510 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.62 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £23.75 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Gloucestershire -6 8 £288 -11.53% 3
Wiltshire -12 4 £330 -37.14%
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 36 (94.74%) Citrix
2 33 (86.84%) Windows
3 28 (73.68%) XenApp
4 27 (71.05%) VMware
5 24 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (42.11%) vSphere
7 15 (39.47%) VMware ESX
8 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
8 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
10 12 (31.58%) AppSense
11 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
12 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
13 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (18.42%) Symantec
14 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
14 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
15 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
15 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
15 6 (15.79%) iPad
15 6 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
15 6 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
15 6 (15.79%) McAfee
15 6 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (15.79%) Sophos
15 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
15 6 (15.79%) Apple
15 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
15 6 (15.79%) VPN

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
1 6 (15.79%) VPN
1 6 (15.79%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.63%) SAN
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) ClearCase
2 2 (5.26%) AdminStudio
3 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Consultant
1 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Citrix Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) ICT Technician
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Packager
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Environment Manager
6 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.63%) Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.63%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Client/Server
1 6 (15.79%) iPad
2 5 (13.16%) Fat Client
2 5 (13.16%) Thin Client
3 4 (10.53%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 33 (86.84%) Windows
2 24 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.89%) Linux
7 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.26%) UNIX
8 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
1 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
1 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
1 6 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (13.16%) Migration
3 4 (10.53%) Change Management
3 4 (10.53%) ITIL
4 1 (2.63%) Project Management
4 1 (2.63%) Information Security
4 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.79%) VBScript
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 28 (73.68%) XenApp
2 16 (42.11%) vSphere
3 15 (39.47%) VMware ESX
4 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (13.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
8 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (13.16%) Backup Exec
3 3 (7.89%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (94.74%) Citrix
2 27 (71.05%) VMware
3 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
4 12 (31.58%) AppSense
5 7 (18.42%) Symantec
6 6 (15.79%) McAfee
6 6 (15.79%) Sophos
6 6 (15.79%) Apple
7 4 (10.53%) Altiris
8 2 (5.26%) Sun
8 2 (5.26%) HP
8 2 (5.26%) Compaq
8 2 (5.26%) Dell
9 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.63%) Lumension
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £170 - £250 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago