The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Wales region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.27% - -
As % of the System Software category 15.15% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£256 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-14.57% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.63%
System Software Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
66 73 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.38% 13.88% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 13
Average daily rate £375 £358 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +19.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.16 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.15 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
XenDesktop
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
1 16 (88.89%) Citrix
2 14 (77.78%) VMware
3 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
4 11 (61.11%) XenApp
5 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
5 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (44.44%) XenServer
7 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
8 7 (38.89%) HP
8 7 (38.89%) DNS
8 7 (38.89%) SAN
8 7 (38.89%) vSphere
8 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (27.78%) vCloud
9 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
9 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
9 5 (27.78%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (27.78%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
9 5 (27.78%) Backup Exec
9 5 (27.78%) Symantec
9 5 (27.78%) Remedy
9 5 (27.78%) UNIX
9 5 (27.78%) Oracle
9 5 (27.78%) ITIL
10 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 3 (16.67%) CCEE

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (11.11%) IIS
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
1 7 (38.89%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
2 2 (11.11%) LDAP
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) VoIP
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) POP3
2 2 (11.11%) SMTP
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.11%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Wintel Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Citrix Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (27.78%) UNIX
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Information Governance
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) C
3 2 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (16.67%) MCSE
4 3 (16.67%) CCA
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (16.67%) CCEE
4 3 (16.67%) CCAA
5 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) ISEB
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (5.56%) MCP
6 1 (5.56%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) XenApp
2 8 (44.44%) XenServer
3 7 (38.89%) vSphere
4 5 (27.78%) vCloud
4 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
5 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 3 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (11.11%) MetaFrame
7 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
7 2 (11.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
1 5 (27.78%) Backup Exec
1 5 (27.78%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Citrix
2 14 (77.78%) VMware
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) Oracle
5 5 (27.78%) Symantec
5 5 (27.78%) Remedy
6 2 (11.11%) Mitel
6 2 (11.11%) ProCurve
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) Dell