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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 120 127 128
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 22 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.76% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 6.43% 4.11% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 6
Median daily rate £310 £280 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -23.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +5.26%
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
342 292 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.76% 9.56% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 140 193
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 37
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.19 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.68% +44.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.27 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Gloucestershire +16 10 £130 -
Bristol +8 9 £325 +14.03%
Dorset - 1 - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 28 (84.85%) XenApp
3 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
3 19 (57.58%) Citrix
4 17 (51.52%) VMware
4 17 (51.52%) SCCM
5 16 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (48.48%) Windows 7
5 16 (48.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (39.39%) AppSense
7 13 (39.39%) VMware ESX
8 11 (33.33%) Finance
8 11 (33.33%) Migration
8 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (30.30%) Data Centre
9 10 (30.30%) Skype for Business
9 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
9 10 (30.30%) Fat Client
9 10 (30.30%) Wyse
9 10 (30.30%) Thin Client
9 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
10 9 (27.27%) Cisco
10 9 (27.27%) VPN
10 9 (27.27%) HP
10 9 (27.27%) MS Office
11 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
12 7 (21.21%) LAN
12 7 (21.21%) WAN

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 10 (30.30%) Skype for Business
2 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) VPN
2 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 7 (21.21%) LAN
2 7 (21.21%) WAN
3 5 (15.15%) DHCP
4 4 (12.12%) Internet
4 4 (12.12%) VoIP
5 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 3 (9.09%) Skype
5 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) DTS
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Back Office
3 3 (9.09%) Law
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Data Centre
1 10 (30.30%) Fat Client
1 10 (30.30%) Thin Client
2 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.06%) CMDB
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows 7
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
6 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
4 4 (12.12%) ITSM
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (12.12%) Service Management
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) Software Licensing
5 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
2 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) VBScript
4 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 28 (84.85%) XenApp
2 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
3 16 (48.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (39.39%) VMware ESX
5 6 (18.18%) BitLocker
6 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
7 4 (12.12%) UAG
8 2 (6.06%) Firmware
8 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (6.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (51.52%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.03%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Citrix
2 17 (51.52%) VMware
3 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 13 (39.39%) AppSense
5 10 (30.30%) Wyse
6 9 (27.27%) Cisco
6 9 (27.27%) HP
7 7 (21.21%) Dell
8 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
8 5 (15.15%) Symantec
9 4 (12.12%) CA
9 4 (12.12%) Canon
9 4 (12.12%) Polycom
9 4 (12.12%) Sophos
10 3 (9.09%) Intel Security
10 3 (9.09%) Oracle
11 2 (6.06%) EMC
11 2 (6.06%) Forcepoint
11 2 (6.06%) Sun
12 1 (3.03%) Altiris