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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 127 126 125
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 13 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.56% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 4.21% 5.17% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
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£280 £364 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.02% -32.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £356
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £140.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -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
309 348 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.83% 10.78% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 186 115
Average daily rate £300 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £195 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 41
Average hourly rate £20.06 £14.00 £13.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.05 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Bristol +8 4 £285 -36.66% 4
Somerset - 4 £253 -
Wiltshire +13 2 £420 +52.72% 1
Devon -1 1 - -
Dorset -3 1 £225 -50.00%
Gloucestershire -17 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 26 (96.30%) Citrix
2 23 (85.19%) Windows
3 20 (74.07%) XenApp
4 19 (70.37%) VMware
5 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
6 14 (51.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (33.33%) AppSense
10 8 (29.63%) SCCM
10 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
10 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
10 8 (29.63%) Symantec
11 7 (25.93%) Finance
11 7 (25.93%) Cisco
12 6 (22.22%) vSphere
12 6 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
12 6 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
13 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
13 5 (18.52%) Lync
13 5 (18.52%) CCEE
13 5 (18.52%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (18.52%) MS Office
14 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
14 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
14 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (18.52%) Lync
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
2 3 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (3.70%) MPLS
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) DB2
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 3 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.70%) AIX
8 1 (3.70%) Solaris
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
8 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
1 5 (18.52%) CCEE
1 5 (18.52%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (14.81%) CCAA
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (11.11%) CCA
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) VCP5
5 1 (3.70%) MCTS
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) XenApp
2 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 14 (51.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
5 6 (22.22%) vSphere
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
7 3 (11.11%) XenServer
7 3 (11.11%) BitLocker
8 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (7.41%) Xen
9 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
9 1 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) SCCM
2 6 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (14.81%) SCVMM
4 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) Citrix
2 19 (70.37%) VMware
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 9 (33.33%) AppSense
5 8 (29.63%) Symantec
6 7 (25.93%) Cisco
7 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
8 3 (11.11%) Wyse
8 3 (11.11%) Veeam
8 3 (11.11%) CA
9 2 (7.41%) IBM
10 1 (3.70%) Brocade
10 1 (3.70%) Acronis
10 1 (3.70%) Veritas
10 1 (3.70%) Sophos
10 1 (3.70%) Oracle
10 1 (3.70%) Genesys
10 1 (3.70%) BMC
10 1 (3.70%) HP
10 1 (3.70%) Compaq