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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 118 100 112
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 27 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 0.65% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 8.08% 7.25% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 14
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£300 £310 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.92% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.88 £14.08 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £12.79 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+71.03% -30.86%
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
334 207 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.09% 9.01% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 115 133
Average daily rate £325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 38
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £27.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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
Wiltshire +2 12 £300 -42.85%
Gloucestershire -19 5 £300 +15.38% 1
Somerset -4 2 £213 -20.56% 2
Dorset -1 1 £265 -24.28%
Bristol -14 1 £210 -6.66%
Devon - - - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 38 (90.48%) Citrix
2 35 (83.33%) Windows
3 29 (69.05%) VMware
3 29 (69.05%) XenApp
4 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 14 (33.33%) AppSense
7 13 (30.95%) VMware ESX
8 12 (28.57%) vSphere
9 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
10 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (19.05%) Hyper-V
12 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (16.67%) Symantec
12 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 6 (14.29%) Client/Server
13 6 (14.29%) VPN
13 6 (14.29%) ClearCase
13 6 (14.29%) VBScript
13 6 (14.29%) Web Services
13 6 (14.29%) McAfee
13 6 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (14.29%) Sophos
13 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
13 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
13 6 (14.29%) Firewall

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) VPN
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
5 1 (2.38%) DNS
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) VoIP
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) ClearCase
2 3 (7.14%) MSI
3 2 (4.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Consultant
2 10 (23.81%) Citrix Consultant
3 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) SCCM Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Packager
6 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix Architect
7 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) ICT Technician
7 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Active Directory Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 1 (2.38%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 5 (11.90%) iPad
3 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
1 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 5 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (7.14%) System Testing
3 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) Requirements Management
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Migration
5 1 (2.38%) Change Management
5 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.38%) Information Security
5 1 (2.38%) ERP
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL
5 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) VBScript
1 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MCP
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
System Software
1 29 (69.05%) XenApp
2 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (30.95%) VMware ESX
4 12 (28.57%) vSphere
5 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (19.05%) Hyper-V
7 7 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) Backup Exec
3 4 (9.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 38 (90.48%) Citrix
2 29 (69.05%) VMware
3 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) AppSense
4 7 (16.67%) Symantec
5 6 (14.29%) McAfee
5 6 (14.29%) Sophos
6 5 (11.90%) Apple
7 4 (9.52%) Altiris
8 2 (4.76%) Dell
9 1 (2.38%) Lumension
9 1 (2.38%) HP
9 1 (2.38%) Compaq
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