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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 81 77
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 6 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.67% 0.66% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 8.70% 6.45% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £400 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -30.85%  

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 69 155 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.67% 10.26% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 63 33
Median daily rate £395 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £321 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 23 (95.83%) Citrix
1 23 (95.83%) XenApp
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 18 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
4 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (66.67%) DHCP
5 16 (66.67%) DNS
5 16 (66.67%) VMware
5 16 (66.67%) VMware ESX
5 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
7 13 (54.17%) Finance
7 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (54.17%) Windows 10
8 10 (41.67%) SCCM
9 9 (37.50%) NetScaler
10 8 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (33.33%) Internet
10 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 7 (29.17%) SCOM
11 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (16.67%) Law
12 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
13 3 (12.50%) Application Discovery
13 3 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements

XenDesktop
Top Related 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 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) DHCP
1 16 (66.67%) DNS
2 9 (37.50%) NetScaler
3 8 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) WinDbg
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix Support
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Support Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (54.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Application Discovery
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 23 (95.83%) XenApp
2 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (66.67%) VMware ESX
4 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) SCCM
2 7 (29.17%) SCOM
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.17%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Citrix
2 16 (66.67%) VMware
3 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) CA
4 3 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Varonis