The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 29 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.

Citrix XenDesktop
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 55 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.19% 0.69% -
As % of the System Software category 2.50% 7.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £306 -
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 £16.25
% change year-on-year - -25.53%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 40 53 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 7.58% 9.09% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 36
Median daily rate £300 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £109 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £110.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -85.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 1 (50.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware