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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 84 73 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.50% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 3.88% 6.38% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£143 £438 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.42% +36.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-12.14% +2.94%
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 £23.00 £18.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +12.75%
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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
103 94 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.53% 7.86% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 36
Average daily rate £275 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £142 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -36.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £26.00 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Novell
3 2 (40.00%) Lotus
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (40.00%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) NetWare
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) XenServer
4 1 (20.00%) SAN

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) NetWare
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) VBScript
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Novell
2 2 (40.00%) Lotus
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) AppSense
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp