The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 131 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 23 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.93% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 6.59% 7.75% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £263 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £245 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £356
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £140.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -85.71%
XenDesktop
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
349 374 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.99% 12.05% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 148 71
Average daily rate £325 £263 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £130 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 75 51
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the North West region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in the North West

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the North West region.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire -5 6 - -
Manchester -16 6 £331 +1.92% 3
Lancashire -3 5 £310 +18.82%
Merseyside - 5 £250 - 2
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 35 (100.00%) Citrix
2 30 (85.71%) XenApp
3 25 (71.43%) VMware
3 25 (71.43%) Windows
4 19 (54.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (42.86%) XenServer
5 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (37.14%) DNS
7 13 (37.14%) DHCP
8 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
8 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (28.57%) CCIA
9 10 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (25.71%) CCEA
11 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (20.00%) CCA
12 7 (20.00%) MCSE
12 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (17.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (17.14%) vSphere
13 6 (17.14%) ITIL
13 6 (17.14%) MS Office
13 6 (17.14%) Finance
13 6 (17.14%) Legal

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) DNS
1 13 (37.14%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) Broadband
3 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.57%) NetScaler
4 2 (5.71%) WAN
4 2 (5.71%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) SAN
5 1 (2.86%) SMS
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.86%) OpenScape
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
1 6 (17.14%) Legal
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Server Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Administrator
3 5 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.86%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Smartphone
1 4 (11.43%) iPad
1 4 (11.43%) iPhone
1 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Open Source
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows NT
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) ITIL
1 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.57%) Project Management
3 3 (8.57%) Time Management
3 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Content Management
4 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) Information Assurance
5 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Change Control
5 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.43%) VBScript
3 1 (2.86%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) CCIA
1 10 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (25.71%) CCEA
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (20.00%) CCA
4 7 (20.00%) MCSE
4 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) MCITP
6 3 (8.57%) CCEE
7 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.71%) CCNA
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.86%) MCP
8 1 (2.86%) MCSA
8 1 (2.86%) Degree
8 1 (2.86%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (85.71%) XenApp
2 19 (54.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (42.86%) XenServer
3 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (17.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (17.14%) vSphere
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (8.57%) Terminal Server
6 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.86%) Xen
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Citrix
2 25 (71.43%) VMware
3 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.29%) HP
4 5 (14.29%) Dell
5 4 (11.43%) AppSense
5 4 (11.43%) Compaq
6 3 (8.57%) Wyse
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco
7 2 (5.71%) McAfee
7 2 (5.71%) Stellent
8 1 (2.86%) Sophos
8 1 (2.86%) NetApp
8 1 (2.86%) Siemens
8 1 (2.86%) Veeam
8 1 (2.86%) MobileIron