The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 107 91 85
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.43% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 1.47% 4.26% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £105 £400 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.75% +180.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £363 £303
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +19.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £15.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+72.58% -29.14%
XenDesktop
North West

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
204 188 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.26% 10.03% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 102 58
Median daily rate £375 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 25
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £19.50 £23.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) XenApp
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) VBScript
5 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Lotus
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) PBX
2 1 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) VPLS
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Lotus
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 1 (16.67%) Siemens
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) Sonus