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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank - 80 73
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.60% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category - 6.74% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £120
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.29% +6.25%
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
137 89 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.40% 8.91% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 40 28
Average daily rate £425 £438 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +62.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.42 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.86% -56.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.93 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) CFEngine
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Head of Digital
1 1 (100.00%) Head of Infrastructure
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) CFEngine
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware