Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 155 170
Rank change year-on-year -22 +15 +12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 10 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.20% 0.60% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 1.96% 4.15% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Scotland median daily rate £438 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.85% +23.25%
10th Percentile £414 £240 £285
90th Percentile £471 £438 £502
UK median daily rate £400 £358 £375
% change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -3.45% -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £19.99
% change year-on-year -9.09% +37.59% -8.63%

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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 511 627 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.17% 14.54% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 371 261
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -3.50%
10th Percentile £130 £160 £135
90th Percentile £550 £453 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 31
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% +17.46%
10th Percentile £10.39 £13.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £37.25 £42.00 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -22 5 - -
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Glasgow -11 2 £438 +2.94%
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (50.00%) XenApp
6 5 (50.00%) NetScaler
6 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (50.00%) VBScript
6 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (50.00%) WSUS
6 5 (50.00%) Clustering
6 5 (50.00%) Finance
7 4 (40.00%) Dell
7 4 (40.00%) Symantec
8 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (30.00%) Sophos
8 3 (30.00%) Juniper
8 3 (30.00%) SAN
8 3 (30.00%) Veritas
8 3 (30.00%) HP
8 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (30.00%) SLA
8 3 (30.00%) Service Management
8 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery

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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Support
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (30.00%) Biometrics
1 3 (30.00%) Database Tuning
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (20.00%) ACSA
1 2 (20.00%) CCENT
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCITP
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) MCTS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (20.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (50.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (50.00%) WSUS
2 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Dell
3 4 (40.00%) Symantec
4 3 (30.00%) Apple
4 3 (30.00%) AppSense
4 3 (30.00%) Google
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) Meru Networks
4 3 (30.00%) Sophos
4 3 (30.00%) Veeam
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) EMC
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (10.00%) IBM