The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 77 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 9 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 1.34% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 7.38% 11.72% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £135 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+177.77% -68.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £230 £348
% change year-on-year
+52.39% -33.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -20.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
122 128 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.89% 11.42% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 59 29
Average daily rate £360 £238 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% -39.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) MS Exchange
5 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (50.00%) Finance
7 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (43.75%) MS Office
7 7 (43.75%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (43.75%) CCEA
7 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (43.75%) CCIA
7 7 (43.75%) XenApp
7 7 (43.75%) XenServer
7 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (37.50%) CCA
8 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 6 (37.50%) Legal
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (18.75%) HP
10 3 (18.75%) ITIL
10 3 (18.75%) VBScript
10 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
10 3 (18.75%) Lotus
10 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
10 3 (18.75%) Migration
10 3 (18.75%) PowerShell

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 10 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
4 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
1 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Fiddler
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Law
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Server Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
5 2 (12.50%) NetWare
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITSM
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) VBScript
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Citrix Certification
1 7 (43.75%) CCEA
1 7 (43.75%) CCIA
2 6 (37.50%) CCA
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (6.25%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) XenApp
2 7 (43.75%) XenServer
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Lotus
5 2 (12.50%) Novell
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Wyse
6 1 (6.25%) AppSense
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
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