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 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
UK / Scotland
Rank 95 120 121
Rank change year-on-year +25 +1  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 7 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 0.54% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 5.04% 4.42% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 139 317 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 8.12% 12.28% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 165 109
Median daily rate £375 £390 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £263 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £33.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £16.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £110.00
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +19 6 £400 -11.11%
Glasgow -1 1 - -
XenDesktop
UK

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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

1 25 (96.15%) Citrix
2 24 (92.31%) XenApp
3 21 (80.77%) Windows
4 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
5 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
6 17 (65.38%) DHCP
6 17 (65.38%) DNS
6 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
6 17 (65.38%) VMware
6 17 (65.38%) VMware ESX
7 16 (61.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (53.85%) Finance
9 13 (50.00%) Windows 10
10 11 (42.31%) SCCM
11 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
11 9 (34.62%) NetScaler
12 8 (30.77%) Internet
12 8 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (26.92%) SCOM
13 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
15 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
15 4 (15.38%) ITIL
15 4 (15.38%) Symantec
15 4 (15.38%) Law

XenDesktop
Top Related 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 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) DHCP
1 17 (65.38%) DNS
2 9 (34.62%) NetScaler
3 8 (30.77%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) WinDbg
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix Support
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) IT Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Support Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
3 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.85%) AIX
7 1 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Application Discovery
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (3.85%) MCP
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 24 (92.31%) XenApp
2 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 17 (65.38%) VMware ESX
4 16 (61.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (11.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
7 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) SCCM
2 7 (26.92%) SCOM
3 3 (11.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (11.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.85%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Citrix
2 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (65.38%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Symantec
4 3 (11.54%) CA
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) Varonis
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) EMC
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat