The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 16 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 Lancashire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 37 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.24% 5.41% -
As % of the System Software category 15.05% 41.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
Average daily rate £261 £246 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.17% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
93 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.53% 13.06% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 4
Average daily rate £255 £250 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +61.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 3
Average hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.15% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.50 £28.60
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 Lancashire

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 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
Blackburn - - - -
Preston - - - -
XenDesktop
North West

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) DHCP
1 14 (100.00%) DNS
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
1 14 (100.00%) XenApp
1 14 (100.00%) XenServer
2 12 (85.71%) ITIL
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (78.57%) HP
3 11 (78.57%) Compaq
3 11 (78.57%) Dell
3 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (78.57%) vSphere
4 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
5 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
5 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (64.29%) MCSE
6 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
6 5 (35.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (35.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
8 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 3 (21.43%) SMS
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (21.43%) AppSense
8 3 (21.43%) Lync

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
1 5 (35.71%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (35.71%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Lync
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) DHCP
1 14 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) SMS
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Server Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (64.29%) MCSE
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (100.00%) XenApp
1 14 (100.00%) XenServer
2 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (78.57%) vSphere
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) HP
2 11 (78.57%) Compaq
2 11 (78.57%) Dell
3 3 (21.43%) AppSense