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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 128 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 23 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.64% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 6.82% 5.78% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
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£270 £260 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £245 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £282 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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
337 346 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.33% 11.14% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 157 73
Average daily rate £300 £264 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.74% -4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 68 54
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.11 £35.20 £44.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 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 29 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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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
Manchester +2 8 £281 - 6
Cheshire -7 5 - - 1
Lancashire -2 4 £270 +3.84%
Merseyside - 4 £250 - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 34 (100.00%) Citrix
2 33 (97.06%) XenApp
3 23 (67.65%) Windows
4 22 (64.71%) VMware
5 18 (52.94%) Active Directory
6 16 (47.06%) DNS
6 16 (47.06%) DHCP
6 16 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (38.24%) XenServer
8 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
9 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (23.53%) ITIL
10 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
10 8 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
11 7 (20.59%) vSphere
11 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
11 7 (20.59%) MCSE
12 6 (17.65%) Blackberry
12 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
12 6 (17.65%) Broadband
12 6 (17.65%) Linux
12 6 (17.65%) Smartphone
12 6 (17.65%) iPhone
12 6 (17.65%) iPad
12 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.82%) Lync
5 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.94%) TPMS
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) DNS
1 16 (47.06%) DHCP
2 6 (17.65%) Broadband
3 3 (8.82%) SMS
4 2 (5.88%) SAN
4 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.94%) OpenScape
5 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.94%) LAN
5 1 (2.94%) VoIP
5 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MSI
1 2 (5.88%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Law
1 2 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Administrator
4 4 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Citrix Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Blackberry
1 6 (17.65%) Smartphone
1 6 (17.65%) iPhone
1 6 (17.65%) iPad
2 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) BYOD
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.65%) Linux
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Windows NT
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.76%) Server Building
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Validation
5 2 (5.88%) Content Management
5 2 (5.88%) Time Management
5 2 (5.88%) Load Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Security Hardening
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.94%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.94%) Change Control
6 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.94%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) VBScript
3 2 (5.88%) C
3 2 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) MCSE
3 5 (14.71%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (11.76%) MCITP
4 4 (11.76%) CCIA
5 3 (8.82%) CCEA
6 2 (5.88%) CCA
6 2 (5.88%) MCSA
6 2 (5.88%) MCP
6 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.88%) CCEE
7 1 (2.94%) CCAA
7 1 (2.94%) Degree
7 1 (2.94%) CCENT
7 1 (2.94%) MCTS
7 1 (2.94%) CCNP
7 1 (2.94%) CCNA
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 33 (97.06%) XenApp
2 18 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (38.24%) XenServer
5 8 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (20.59%) vSphere
7 5 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (5.88%) Terminal Server
8 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
8 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
9 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) WSUS
3 2 (5.88%) XenMobile
3 2 (5.88%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) Citrix
2 22 (64.71%) VMware
3 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.71%) AppSense
4 5 (14.71%) HP
4 5 (14.71%) Dell
5 4 (11.76%) NetApp
5 4 (11.76%) Compaq
6 2 (5.88%) Wyse
6 2 (5.88%) Lotus
6 2 (5.88%) McAfee
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) Stellent
6 2 (5.88%) Veeam
7 1 (2.94%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.94%) Brocade
7 1 (2.94%) IBM
7 1 (2.94%) Sophos
7 1 (2.94%) Siemens
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago