The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 116 113 125
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.49% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 4.84% 4.08% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% -22.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £444 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-14.23% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.63%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
289 319 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.61% 11.97% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 118 120
Average daily rate £275 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
XenDesktop
England

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
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 23 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire -6 11 £265 +1.92%
Manchester -7 1 - - 8
Cheshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 43 (100.00%) Citrix
2 35 (81.40%) Windows
3 33 (76.74%) VMware
3 33 (76.74%) XenApp
4 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
5 22 (51.16%) DHCP
5 22 (51.16%) DNS
5 22 (51.16%) XenServer
6 21 (48.84%) ITIL
7 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
8 19 (44.19%) vSphere
9 18 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (39.53%) HP
11 16 (37.21%) Compaq
11 16 (37.21%) Dell
11 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (37.21%) Security Cleared
12 15 (34.88%) SC Cleared
13 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (32.56%) MCSE
14 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
15 8 (18.60%) Solaris
15 8 (18.60%) EMC
15 8 (18.60%) AppSense
15 8 (18.60%) SCOM
16 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
17 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
17 6 (13.95%) SMS

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.63%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (51.16%) DHCP
1 22 (51.16%) DNS
2 6 (13.95%) SMS
3 5 (11.63%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.33%) Broadband
5 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Server Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Consultant
2 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Citrix Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Citrix Server Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Server Support
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Citrix Architect
9 1 (2.33%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Citrix Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) Citrix Support
9 1 (2.33%) Implementation Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
1 1 (2.33%) iPhone
1 1 (2.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 35 (81.40%) Windows
2 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (18.60%) Solaris
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (2.33%) Migration
3 1 (2.33%) Content Management
3 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.33%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.88%) SC Cleared
3 14 (32.56%) MCSE
3 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 33 (76.74%) XenApp
2 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
3 22 (51.16%) XenServer
4 19 (44.19%) vSphere
5 18 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (11.63%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) Citrix
2 33 (76.74%) VMware
3 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
4 17 (39.53%) HP
5 16 (37.21%) Compaq
5 16 (37.21%) Dell
6 8 (18.60%) EMC
6 8 (18.60%) AppSense
7 4 (9.30%) NetApp
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco
9 1 (2.33%) McAfee
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £23 - 25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago