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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 119 126 108
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.57% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 5.05% 5.30% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 5
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£280 £355 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.12% -32.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £301 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
XenDesktop
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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
277 321 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.29% 10.71% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 180 122
Average daily rate £313 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 36
Average hourly rate £20.19 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.17% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £36.45 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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
Somerset - 6 £255 -
Bristol +3 4 £285 -36.66%
Devon 0 2 £158 - 2
Wiltshire +3 1 £420 +52.72%
Gloucestershire -12 1 - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
3 16 (72.73%) VMware
4 15 (68.18%) XenApp
4 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
5 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
6 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
9 7 (31.82%) AppSense
9 7 (31.82%) Symantec
9 7 (31.82%) Cisco
10 6 (27.27%) MS Office
10 6 (27.27%) Finance
10 6 (27.27%) Veeam
10 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
10 6 (27.27%) SCCM
10 6 (27.27%) Lync
10 6 (27.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (22.73%) Information Security
11 5 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
11 5 (22.73%) DNS
12 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
12 4 (18.18%) HP
12 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
12 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
12 4 (18.18%) Clustering
12 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (27.27%) Lync
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) JBoss
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) MPLS
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) IT Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
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
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.55%) AIX
7 1 (4.55%) Solaris
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.55%) UNIX
7 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Information Security
2 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) UML
3 2 (9.09%) MODAF
3 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
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 15 (68.18%) XenApp
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
6 3 (13.64%) BitLocker
7 2 (9.09%) Xen
7 2 (9.09%) vSphere
8 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (4.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
1 6 (27.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (13.64%) SCVMM
3 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Citrix
2 16 (72.73%) VMware
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) AppSense
4 7 (31.82%) Symantec
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco
5 6 (27.27%) Veeam
6 4 (18.18%) HP
6 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.64%) CA
7 3 (13.64%) Wyse
8 2 (9.09%) Compaq
8 2 (9.09%) Dell
8 2 (9.09%) CommVault
8 2 (9.09%) Hitachi
8 2 (9.09%) Zerto
9 1 (4.55%) Acronis
9 1 (4.55%) Brocade
9 1 (4.55%) Veritas
9 1 (4.55%) Genesys