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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 135 115 102
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 9 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.68% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 2.83% 6.56% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
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£275 £300 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -41.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £215 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £444 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +31.50%
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
318 320 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.94% 10.43% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 180 115
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 24
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £30.60 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Devon - 4 £175 - 2
Somerset +3 2 £503 -
Dorset - 2 £190 -
Wiltshire -4 1 £275 -28.57%
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (95.45%) Citrix
2 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) VMware
3 17 (77.27%) XenApp
4 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
5 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
6 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
10 7 (31.82%) Lync
10 7 (31.82%) Symantec
11 6 (27.27%) Cisco
11 6 (27.27%) Finance
11 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
11 6 (27.27%) Veeam
11 6 (27.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
12 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
12 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
12 5 (22.73%) MS Office
12 5 (22.73%) DNS
12 5 (22.73%) AppSense
13 4 (18.18%) Information Security
13 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
13 4 (18.18%) Clustering
13 4 (18.18%) HP
13 4 (18.18%) SCCM
13 4 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (18.18%) vSphere

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (31.82%) Lync
2 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) WLAN
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) Fat Client
2 3 (13.64%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.09%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 2 (9.09%) Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Information Security
2 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) UML
3 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.09%) MODAF
3 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (77.27%) XenApp
2 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (18.18%) vSphere
5 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (13.64%) BitLocker
7 2 (9.09%) Xen
8 1 (4.55%) VMware Server
8 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (18.18%) SCCM
3 2 (9.09%) SCVMM
3 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Citrix
2 18 (81.82%) VMware
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Symantec
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco
5 6 (27.27%) Veeam
6 5 (22.73%) AppSense
7 4 (18.18%) HP
8 3 (13.64%) CA
8 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
8 3 (13.64%) Wyse
9 2 (9.09%) Zerto
9 2 (9.09%) CommVault
9 2 (9.09%) Hitachi
9 2 (9.09%) Compaq
9 2 (9.09%) Dell
10 1 (4.55%) Veritas
10 1 (4.55%) Sophos
10 1 (4.55%) Acronis
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