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 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 80 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 9 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.63% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 5.96% 4.65% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate £325 £270 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £266 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £274 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.17% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
151 86 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.50% 8.59% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 23 39
Average daily rate £275 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £356 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 24
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.99 £20.50
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Manchester 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
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Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
XenDesktop
North West

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 28 (96.55%) Citrix
2 24 (82.76%) Windows
3 19 (65.52%) PowerShell
4 18 (62.07%) MS Exchange
4 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
5 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
6 14 (48.28%) Windows 2000
7 12 (41.38%) IBM Notes
7 12 (41.38%) VBScript
7 12 (41.38%) MS Office
7 12 (41.38%) NetWare
7 12 (41.38%) VPN
7 12 (41.38%) HP
7 12 (41.38%) Windows XP
7 12 (41.38%) Novell
7 12 (41.38%) Lotus
7 12 (41.38%) Blackberry
7 12 (41.38%) ServiceCenter
8 11 (37.93%) SCOM
9 8 (27.59%) VMware
9 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
10 7 (24.14%) Solaris
10 7 (24.14%) EMC
10 7 (24.14%) ITSM
10 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (17.24%) ITIL
12 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
12 5 (17.24%) Finance
13 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 18 (62.07%) MS Exchange
2 12 (41.38%) IBM Notes
3 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (13.79%) Lync
4 3 (10.34%) IIS
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Office
2 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Back Office
3 2 (6.90%) Local Government
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Server Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Desktop Support
3 4 (13.79%) Remote Desktop Support
4 3 (10.34%) Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows 2000
3 12 (41.38%) NetWare
3 12 (41.38%) Windows XP
4 7 (24.14%) Solaris
4 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITSM
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.79%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) PowerShell
2 12 (41.38%) VBScript
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 2 (6.90%) MCSE
3 2 (6.90%) MCSA
3 2 (6.90%) MCITP
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) XenApp
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Server
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) ServiceCenter
2 11 (37.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Citrix
2 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 12 (41.38%) HP
3 12 (41.38%) Novell
3 12 (41.38%) Lotus
4 8 (27.59%) VMware
5 7 (24.14%) EMC
6 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco
7 1 (3.45%) AppSense