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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 92 76 72
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.69% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 3.28% 6.52% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -17.24%
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 £15.00 £22.50 £76.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -70.39%
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
122 138 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.29% 10.55% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 23
Average daily rate £350 £264 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.70% -0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £112 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -35.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +1.58%

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 1 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - - - -
XenDesktop
North West

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 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 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) XenApp
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (56.25%) CCIA
4 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (56.25%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (56.25%) CCEA
4 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
7 6 (37.50%) CCA
7 6 (37.50%) MS Office
7 6 (37.50%) Legal
7 6 (37.50%) XenServer
7 6 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (31.25%) Migration
8 5 (31.25%) Finance
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (25.00%) DNS
9 4 (25.00%) MCSE
9 4 (25.00%) DHCP
9 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (25.00%) MCITP
10 3 (18.75%) Time Management

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (37.50%) Legal
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Server Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
2 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CCIA
1 9 (56.25%) Citrix Certification
1 9 (56.25%) CCEA
2 6 (37.50%) CCA
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (25.00%) MCSE
4 4 (25.00%) MCITP
5 3 (18.75%) CCEE
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) MCP
6 1 (6.25%) MCSA
6 1 (6.25%) CCNA
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) XenApp
2 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) XenServer
4 6 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (18.75%) Terminal Server
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Wyse
4 3 (18.75%) AppSense
5 1 (6.25%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) MobileIron
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) Siemens
5 1 (6.25%) Lotus
5 1 (6.25%) Sophos