The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 64 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.39% 0.25% -
As % of the System Software category 4.69% 2.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £349
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+38.09% -10.00%
XenDesktop
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
64 88 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.28% 11.10% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 30
Average daily rate £375 £275 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 40 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £44.40 £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the Cheshire region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
XenDesktop
North West

XenDesktop
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XenDesktop.

1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (66.67%) iPhone
2 2 (66.67%) Broadband
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) VCP4
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XenDesktop. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Broadband
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Smartphone
1 2 (66.67%) iPhone
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft