The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 63 - 45
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.42% - 1.22%
As % of the System Software category 5.45% - 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£200 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +18.73%
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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 Wales region.

System Software Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
55 61 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.79% 10.55% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 16
Average daily rate £310 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £139 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.89 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.40 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Wales

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (85.71%) Citrix
2 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) XenApp
5 7 (50.00%) vSphere
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (50.00%) HP
5 7 (50.00%) SAN
5 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 7 (50.00%) DNS
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) UNIX
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
6 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
6 5 (35.71%) Symantec
6 5 (35.71%) Remedy
6 5 (35.71%) vCloud
6 5 (35.71%) XenServer
6 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
6 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
6 5 (35.71%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (14.29%) Mitel

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) SAN
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Wintel Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) UNIX
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Network Design
2 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) C
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) MCSE
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) XenApp
1 7 (50.00%) vSphere
2 5 (35.71%) vCloud
2 5 (35.71%) XenServer
2 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 2 (14.29%) MetaFrame
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) NetBackup
1 5 (35.71%) Backup Exec
1 5 (35.71%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (85.71%) Citrix
3 7 (50.00%) HP
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 5 (35.71%) Symantec
4 5 (35.71%) Remedy
5 2 (14.29%) Mitel
5 2 (14.29%) ProCurve
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco