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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 76 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 1.63% -
As % of the System Software category 3.92% 12.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £428 £333 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £295 £325
% change year-on-year +35.59% -9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -21.87% +25.49%  

XenDesktop is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 102 174 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.35% 12.89% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 94 50
Median daily rate £400 £375 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +80.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £109 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £48.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) XenApp
2 7 (77.78%) Internet
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) DHCP
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL V3
6 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 3 (33.33%) IIS
7 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (22.22%) VMware
7 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (22.22%) DevOps
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team

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 3 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Internet
2 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Support
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Systems Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Support
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL V3
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Coaching
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) XenApp
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) AppDNA
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) VMware