The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Manchester 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 80 69 82
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.080% 0.71% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 1.12% 6.72% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate
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- £438 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-14.57% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.63%
System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
89 119 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.11% 10.56% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 53 43
Average daily rate £300 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £406 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 31
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

XenDesktop
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
3 8 (80.00%) Windows
4 7 (70.00%) Solaris
4 7 (70.00%) EMC
4 7 (70.00%) SCOM
4 7 (70.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Server
6 4 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
7 3 (30.00%) XenApp
8 2 (20.00%) Local Government
8 2 (20.00%) NetApp
8 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
9 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (10.00%) AppSense
9 1 (10.00%) ITIL
9 1 (10.00%) SAN
9 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
9 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
9 1 (10.00%) Cisco
9 1 (10.00%) vSphere
9 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Server
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) EMC
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) AppSense