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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 114 92 109
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 28 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.73% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 8.02% 8.56% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 18
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£288 £425 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +55.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £264 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.81% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +12.75%
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
349 187 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.52% 8.48% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 105 133
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 29
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 £11.00 £12.50 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -10 10 £288 -43.90% 2
Gloucestershire -15 7 £300 +5.26%
Somerset -12 2 £213 -20.56% 4
Dorset -4 1 £265 -24.28% 2
Bristol - 1 £210 -
Devon - - - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 39 (92.86%) Citrix
2 36 (85.71%) Windows
3 30 (71.43%) VMware
3 30 (71.43%) XenApp
4 20 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (33.33%) VMware ESX
6 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
7 13 (30.95%) vSphere
7 13 (30.95%) AppSense
8 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
9 7 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (16.67%) Symantec
9 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
9 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
9 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
10 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (14.29%) VPN
10 6 (14.29%) VBScript
10 6 (14.29%) Web Services
10 6 (14.29%) ClearCase
10 6 (14.29%) Client/Server
10 6 (14.29%) McAfee
10 6 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (14.29%) Sophos

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2013
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
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 2 (4.76%) WAN
3 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.38%) SAN
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) ClearCase
2 3 (7.14%) MSI
3 2 (4.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) 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%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Packager
6 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix Architect
6 2 (4.76%) ICT Technician
7 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Active Directory Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Technical Support
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 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.76%) CMDB
5 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) UNIX
6 1 (2.38%) Linux
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%) Test Scripting
3 3 (7.14%) System Testing
3 3 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) Requirements Management
5 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.38%) ERP
5 1 (2.38%) Project Management
5 1 (2.38%) Information Security
5 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.29%) VBScript
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) MCP
4 1 (2.38%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 30 (71.43%) XenApp
2 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 13 (30.95%) vSphere
4 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (11.90%) Backup Exec
2 5 (11.90%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 39 (92.86%) Citrix
2 30 (71.43%) VMware
3 13 (30.95%) AppSense
3 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
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%) Sun
9 1 (2.38%) HP
9 1 (2.38%) Compaq
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