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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank - 66 61
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 0 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.24% 1.66%
As % of the System Software category - 2.25% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +18.73%
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
92 89 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.34% 10.57% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 49
Average daily rate £280 £260 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £203 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 21
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £20.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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
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 1 September 2014. 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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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
Crewe - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
XenDesktop
North West

XenDesktop
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) Broadband
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) HP