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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 91 80 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 6 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.65% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 4.08% 6.77% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£331 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £285 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £345 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -85.71%
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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
147 133 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.87% 9.67% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 54 19
Average daily rate £350 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.59 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.83 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 April 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 April 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 17 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (88.24%) Windows
3 12 (70.59%) XenApp
4 11 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (64.71%) VMware
5 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (52.94%) CCIA
6 9 (52.94%) Citrix Certification
6 9 (52.94%) CCEA
6 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
6 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
7 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (35.29%) XenServer
9 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (35.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (35.29%) CCA
9 6 (35.29%) MS Office
9 6 (35.29%) Legal
10 5 (29.41%) Migration
10 5 (29.41%) Finance
10 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (23.53%) MCITP
11 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
11 4 (23.53%) DHCP
11 4 (23.53%) DNS
11 4 (23.53%) MCSE
12 3 (17.65%) MS Excel

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
2 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DHCP
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.88%) OpenScape
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (35.29%) Legal
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Law
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Server Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
1 1 (5.88%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
5 2 (11.76%) Windows NT
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Load Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
4 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.88%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Citrix Certification
1 9 (52.94%) CCEA
1 9 (52.94%) CCIA
2 6 (35.29%) CCA
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (23.53%) MCITP
4 4 (23.53%) MCSE
5 3 (17.65%) CCEE
6 1 (5.88%) MCSA
6 1 (5.88%) CCNA
6 1 (5.88%) MCP
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) XenApp
2 11 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) XenServer
4 6 (35.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (17.65%) Terminal Server
6 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
7 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) XenMobile
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (64.71%) VMware
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Wyse
4 3 (17.65%) AppSense
5 1 (5.88%) Veeam
5 1 (5.88%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Siemens
5 1 (5.88%) Sophos