The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 39 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.30% 2.53% 1.43%
As % of the System Software category 2.33% 17.19% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
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£270 £265 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +1.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +31.50%
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 Lancashire region.

System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
43 64 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.99% 14.71% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 23
Average daily rate £350 £270 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £301 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.30 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.80 £22.00 £29.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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
Blackpool -4 1 £270 +1.88%
XenDesktop
North West

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) XenApp
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) XenServer
4 4 (57.14%) vSphere
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) Compaq
4 4 (57.14%) Dell
4 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (42.86%) AppSense
5 3 (42.86%) SMS
5 3 (42.86%) MCSE
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 2 (28.57%) Server Building
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) Content Management
6 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (14.29%) Lync
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) SMS
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Server Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Content Management
2 2 (28.57%) Server Building
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) XenApp
2 5 (71.43%) XenServer
3 4 (57.14%) vSphere
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) Compaq
3 4 (57.14%) Dell
4 3 (42.86%) AppSense
5 2 (28.57%) McAfee
5 2 (28.57%) Stellent