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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 81 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.081% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 5.23% 0.98% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
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£281 - £356
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 - £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
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
153 102 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.09% 8.23% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 48 20
Average daily rate £320 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £115 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.26 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.93 £22.20 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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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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
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
XenDesktop
North West

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (91.67%) XenApp
3 10 (83.33%) Windows
4 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (58.33%) VMware
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
8 4 (33.33%) MCSE
8 4 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (33.33%) NetApp
8 4 (33.33%) MCITP
8 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (25.00%) CCIA
9 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (25.00%) SCCM
9 3 (25.00%) Migration
9 3 (25.00%) CCEA
9 3 (25.00%) DHCP
9 3 (25.00%) DNS
9 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (25.00%) MS Office
9 3 (25.00%) ITIL
10 2 (16.67%) MCP
10 2 (16.67%) Linux
10 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) OpenScape
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) BYOD
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
1 1 (8.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 2 (16.67%) Windows NT
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Time Management
2 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MCSE
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MCITP
3 3 (25.00%) CCIA
3 3 (25.00%) CCEA
4 2 (16.67%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) MCSA
4 2 (16.67%) CCEE
5 1 (8.33%) MCTS
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) CCENT
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) XenApp
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) Terminal Server
4 2 (16.67%) XenServer
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) XenMobile
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) Wyse
5 2 (16.67%) AppSense
5 2 (16.67%) Veeam
6 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
6 1 (8.33%) Brocade
6 1 (8.33%) Sophos
6 1 (8.33%) Siemens
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Dell