The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 70 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.47% 0.53% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 3.88% 4.40% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £120 £226 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.90% -46.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.13% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
103 91 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.17% 12.12% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 29
Average daily rate £270 £253 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -28.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 15 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% +25.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenDesktop
North West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 £120 - 5
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
XenDesktop
North West

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) iPad
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) iPhone
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (20.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (20.00%) Broadband
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco