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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 155 130 125
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.62% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 1.02% 5.02% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 8
Median daily rate £345 £273 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.60% +6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £251 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £319 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.81% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.49% +27.50%
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
391 458 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.42% 12.32% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 244 149
Median daily rate £375 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 50
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £22.25 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 3 £335 +11.66% 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) Citrix
4 9 (75.00%) XenApp
5 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (66.67%) Office 365
6 7 (58.33%) Skype for Business
6 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
6 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
8 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (41.67%) HP
8 5 (41.67%) VoIP
8 5 (41.67%) DNS
8 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (33.33%) Symantec
9 4 (33.33%) DHCP
9 4 (33.33%) Compaq
9 4 (33.33%) Dell
9 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
9 4 (33.33%) SQL
9 4 (33.33%) MS Office
9 4 (33.33%) XenServer
9 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 4 (33.33%) IronPort

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (58.33%) Skype for Business
3 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
1 5 (41.67%) VoIP
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) Skype
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) PBX
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (8.33%) VPLS
5 1 (8.33%) WLAN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Messaging Support
2 3 (25.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Support
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Expert
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Subject Matter Expert
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) XenApp
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Brightmail
3 4 (33.33%) vSphere
3 4 (33.33%) XenServer
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
5 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
1 4 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Compaq
4 4 (33.33%) Dell
4 4 (33.33%) IronPort
4 4 (33.33%) Symantec
4 4 (33.33%) ThinPrint
5 2 (16.67%) AppSense
5 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (16.67%) Wyse
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (8.33%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
6 1 (8.33%) Siemens
6 1 (8.33%) Sonus