Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 106 124
Rank change year-on-year -23 +18 -5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 5 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.17% 0.97% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 1.86% 9.09% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Edinburgh median daily rate - £369 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.53% -
Scotland median daily rate £438 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.85% +23.25%
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% - -

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 269 231 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.25% 10.71% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 116 78
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £147 £129 £125
90th Percentile £600 £475 £507
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% -23.53% +112.50%
10th Percentile £15.30 £15.35 £24.05
90th Percentile £41.00 £36.25 £37.55
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.75% +18.25%

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 18 November 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 5 (100.00%) VBScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
1 5 (100.00%) WSUS
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (60.00%) SCOM
3 3 (60.00%) Service Management
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) AppSense
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) CMDB

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 (60.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Support
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (100.00%) WSUS
2 3 (60.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) AppSense