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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 102 81 68
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -13
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.64% 1.06%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 7.69% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Average daily rate £130 £375 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.33% +177.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £351 £230
% change year-on-year
-10.84% +52.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-44.23% +85.71%
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
153 117 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.33% 8.37% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 44 66
Average daily rate £325 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.43 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (63.64%) XenApp
4 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
4 6 (54.55%) VBScript
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 5 (45.45%) NetScaler
6 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco
6 4 (36.36%) HP
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) AppSense
7 3 (27.27%) Wyse
7 3 (27.27%) MCITP
7 3 (27.27%) Application Packaging
7 3 (27.27%) Fiddler
7 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Time Management
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) CCEA
7 3 (27.27%) NetApp
7 3 (27.27%) Lotus
7 3 (27.27%) Terminal Server
7 3 (27.27%) Blackberry

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (27.27%) IBM Notes
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) NetScaler
2 3 (27.27%) DHCP
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) IT Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Architect
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) NetWare
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Application Packaging
2 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Server Building
2 3 (27.27%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
1 6 (54.55%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (27.27%) CCEA
3 3 (27.27%) CCEE
3 3 (27.27%) CCIA
3 3 (27.27%) MCITP
3 3 (27.27%) MCSE
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (9.09%) CCA
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (9.09%) NCDA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) XenApp
2 3 (27.27%) Terminal Server
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) XenServer
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (18.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) AppSense
4 3 (27.27%) Lotus
4 3 (27.27%) NetApp
4 3 (27.27%) Wyse
5 2 (18.18%) Novell
6 1 (9.09%) Dell
6 1 (9.09%) Hitachi