Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for XenDesktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XenDesktop over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Citrix XenDesktop
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 127 105
Rank change year-on-year +3 -22 +15
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 16 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.31% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 4.65% 3.18% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +29.03% -16.49%
10th Percentile £313 £500 £325
90th Percentile £543 £500 £438
Scotland median daily rate £325 £475 £369
% change year-on-year -31.58% +28.81% -5.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +78.57% -3.45%

XenDesktop is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 344 283 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.08% 9.67% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 159 95
Edinburgh median daily rate £444 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £180 £199 £126
90th Percentile £700 £600 £495
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £320
% change year-on-year +3.33% +17.19% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +133.33% -41.18%
10th Percentile £12.27 £15.30 £14.49
90th Percentile £44.27 £41.00 £30.25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +13.51%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in Edinburgh

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Edinburgh

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (93.75%) XenApp
3 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) XenServer
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (31.25%) Office 365
7 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
8 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
8 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (25.00%) SCCM
8 4 (25.00%) Project Management
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL
8 4 (25.00%) DHCP
9 3 (18.75%) VBA
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) SAN
9 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (18.75%) Banking
9 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (18.75%) VMware
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
9 3 (18.75%) Skype

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) Skype
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365 Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365 Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.25%) Kanban
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
5 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CISSP
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) XenApp
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) XenServer
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) XenMobile
3 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio
5 1 (6.25%) Charles River
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds