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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 120 115 130
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 4.79% 4.01% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% -20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £444 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
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 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -23.15%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
292 324 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.68% 12.03% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 121 120
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 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 70 60
Average hourly rate £15.03 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.22% +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 £42.50 £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 28 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 -7 11 £265 +1.92%
Manchester -13 1 - - 9
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 41 (100.00%) Citrix
2 35 (85.37%) Windows
3 33 (80.49%) VMware
4 32 (78.05%) XenApp
5 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
6 22 (53.66%) DHCP
6 22 (53.66%) DNS
6 22 (53.66%) XenServer
7 21 (51.22%) ITIL
8 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
9 19 (46.34%) vSphere
10 18 (43.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (41.46%) HP
12 16 (39.02%) Compaq
12 16 (39.02%) Dell
12 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (39.02%) Security Cleared
12 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
14 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (34.15%) MCSE
15 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
16 8 (19.51%) Solaris
16 8 (19.51%) EMC
16 8 (19.51%) SCOM
16 8 (19.51%) AppSense
17 7 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
18 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
18 6 (14.63%) SMS

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
3 5 (12.20%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (53.66%) DHCP
1 22 (53.66%) DNS
2 6 (14.63%) SMS
3 5 (12.20%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.44%) Broadband
5 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Server Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Citrix Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Server Support
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Citrix Server Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Support Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.44%) Technical Support Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Technical Support
9 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
1 1 (2.44%) iPhone
1 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 35 (85.37%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.51%) Solaris
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (2.44%) Content Management
3 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.44%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) Security Cleared
2 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
3 14 (34.15%) MCSE
3 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 32 (78.05%) XenApp
2 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
3 22 (53.66%) XenServer
4 19 (46.34%) vSphere
5 18 (43.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (12.20%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.44%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) Citrix
2 33 (80.49%) VMware
3 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 17 (41.46%) HP
5 16 (39.02%) Compaq
5 16 (39.02%) Dell
6 8 (19.51%) EMC
6 8 (19.51%) AppSense
7 4 (9.76%) NetApp
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco
9 1 (2.44%) McAfee
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