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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 95 85 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 11 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.15% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 5.53% 1.92% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£313 £550 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £24.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.41% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-32.60% +26.02%
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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
199 104 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.75% 7.94% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 51 44
Average daily rate £313 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £404 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 27
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 18 (94.74%) Citrix
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) VMware
4 11 (57.89%) XenApp
5 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) SQL
8 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
9 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
9 5 (26.32%) SCCM
9 5 (26.32%) MCSE
9 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco
10 4 (21.05%) ITIL
10 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (21.05%) Migration
10 4 (21.05%) MCITP
10 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (15.79%) Office 365
11 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
11 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
11 3 (15.79%) VCDX
11 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
11 3 (15.79%) Retail
11 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.26%) TPMS
4 1 (5.26%) Lync
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
2 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.26%) OpenScape
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Project Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) DTV
2 1 (5.26%) Handset
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
6 2 (10.53%) Windows NT
7 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Service Management
2 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Time Management
2 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.53%) Server Building
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
1 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) MCSE
3 4 (21.05%) MCITP
4 3 (15.79%) VCDX
4 3 (15.79%) MCSA
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (10.53%) CCEA
5 2 (10.53%) CCEE
5 2 (10.53%) CCIA
5 2 (10.53%) MCP
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.26%) MCTS
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) CCENT
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.26%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) XenApp
2 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
7 2 (10.53%) Terminal Server
7 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (5.26%) XenServer
8 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Citrix
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) NetApp
6 2 (10.53%) AppSense
6 2 (10.53%) Brocade
6 2 (10.53%) Wyse
7 1 (5.26%) SAP
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) Veeam
7 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
7 1 (5.26%) Siemens
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (5.26%) Sophos
7 1 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) HP
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