The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 113 128
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 6 38 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.28% 1.29% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 2.91% 7.17% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 3
Median daily rate £425 £326 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.56% -3.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +31.66% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £27.75 -
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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 206 530 257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.52% 18.03% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 242 120
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 10
Median hourly rate £20.25 £38.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.71% +123.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £35.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Scotland

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in Scotland

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -2 4 £428 +28.57%
Renfrewshire +43 1 - -
Glasgow +4 1 £425 +41.66%
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) XenApp
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 8 (61.54%) Internet
4 8 (61.54%) Finance
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (61.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) DHCP
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
6 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) IIS
7 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
8 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
8 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (15.38%) DevOps
8 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (15.38%) Performance Management

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (23.08%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) MQSeries
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Internet
2 5 (38.46%) DHCP
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix Specialist
4 3 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
4 3 (23.08%) IT Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix Support
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 2 (15.38%) Designer
5 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Support Specialist
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 2 (15.38%) AIX
6 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Solaris
7 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) XenApp
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AppDNA
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Dell
4 2 (15.38%) EMC
4 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec