Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 126 80
Rank change year-on-year +13 -46 +36
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 18 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.71% 0.39% 1.37%
As % of the System Software category 5.57% 3.74% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 18
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £475 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +20.25% -12.22%
10th Percentile £313 £365 £325
90th Percentile £475 £495 £438
Scotland median daily rate £375 £288 £395
% change year-on-year +30.43% -27.22% -12.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £15.75 -

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 323 294 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.74% 10.35% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 176 90
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £138 £137 £120
90th Percentile £700 £600 £513
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 7
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +166.67% -61.04%
10th Percentile £13.82 £35.50 £14.49
90th Percentile £46.30 £47.50 £21.65
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.18
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.61% -4.82%

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 23 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 17 (94.44%) XenApp
3 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 11 (61.11%) Windows
5 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 10 (55.56%) Finance
6 9 (50.00%) Windows 10
7 8 (44.44%) Office 365
7 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (38.89%) SCCM
8 7 (38.89%) Banking
8 7 (38.89%) XenServer
8 7 (38.89%) Public Cloud
9 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
10 5 (27.78%) Scrum
10 5 (27.78%) DHCP
11 4 (22.22%) SAN
11 4 (22.22%) ITIL
11 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
11 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (22.22%) DevOps
11 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
11 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
12 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 3 (16.67%) DNS

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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DHCP
2 4 (22.22%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 2 (11.11%) Skype
5 1 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Citrix Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Public Cloud
2 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) Scrum
2 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CISSP
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) XenApp
2 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) XenServer
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas