The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 40 45 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.55% 0.23% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 4.76% 3.13% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£420 £275 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.72% -48.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £311 £363
% change year-on-year
+16.46% -14.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £140.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -85.71%
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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 Swindon region.

System Software Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 11.51% 7.24% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 18
Average daily rate £400 £403 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £480 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.19 £40.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.16% +200.00%
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 Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the Swindon region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the Swindon region.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) AppSense
2 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (66.67%) SCVMM
4 3 (50.00%) Information Security
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) XenServer
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) SCCM
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (16.67%) MCTS
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (16.67%) CCEE
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (16.67%) VBScript
6 1 (16.67%) VB
6 1 (16.67%) CCA
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCA
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
1 1 (16.67%) CCEE
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) XenServer
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCVMM
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) AppSense
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) BMC