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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 136 141 127
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 9 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.28% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 2.20% 2.72% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 12
Median daily rate £300 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+75.75% -31.25%
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
409 331 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.41% 10.32% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 170 183
Median daily rate £386 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 44
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.19 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 6 £300 -
Somerset +15 1 - -
Dorset -5 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 30 (93.75%) XenApp
2 28 (87.50%) Windows
3 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
3 19 (59.38%) Citrix
4 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
4 17 (53.13%) VMware
4 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 14 (43.75%) SCCM
6 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (43.75%) PowerShell
6 14 (43.75%) Finance
7 12 (37.50%) VMware ESX
7 12 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (34.38%) Skype for Business
8 11 (34.38%) LAN
8 11 (34.38%) WAN
8 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
9 10 (31.25%) VPN
9 10 (31.25%) Cisco
9 10 (31.25%) Migration
9 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
10 9 (28.13%) AppSense
10 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
10 9 (28.13%) SQL
11 8 (25.00%) VBScript
11 8 (25.00%) MS Office
11 8 (25.00%) Thin Client
11 8 (25.00%) Wyse

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (34.38%) Skype for Business
2 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) LAN
1 11 (34.38%) WAN
2 10 (31.25%) VPN
3 7 (21.88%) DHCP
3 7 (21.88%) DNS
3 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
4 5 (15.63%) Internet
5 4 (12.50%) VoIP
6 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
6 3 (9.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.13%) DTS
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.38%) Law
4 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
1 8 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (18.75%) Citrix Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Desktop Support
3 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Support
3 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Office 365 Expert
6 2 (6.25%) Subject Matter Expert
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 8 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 8 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.25%) CMDB
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.13%) CESG
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (21.88%) Windows 10
4 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 4 (12.50%) ITSM
3 4 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
3 4 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Server Building
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.13%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.13%) Presales
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) VBScript
4 2 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) MCSE
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.25%) CCA
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.25%) MCP
4 2 (6.25%) MCSA
5 1 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.13%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 30 (93.75%) XenApp
2 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
3 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (37.50%) VMware ESX
5 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (12.50%) BitLocker
6 4 (12.50%) UAG
7 3 (9.38%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (3.13%) Firmware
9 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) EdgeSight
3 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Citrix
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 17 (53.13%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco
4 9 (28.13%) AppSense
5 8 (25.00%) Dell
5 8 (25.00%) Wyse
6 7 (21.88%) Oracle
7 6 (18.75%) HP
7 6 (18.75%) Intel Security
8 4 (12.50%) Canon
8 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 4 (12.50%) Sophos
9 2 (6.25%) Forcepoint
10 1 (3.13%) Polycom
10 1 (3.13%) Sun
10 1 (3.13%) Symantec