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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 122 118 106
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 25 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 5.97% 4.23% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 9
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£273 £255 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.86% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £236 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £280 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
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
419 307 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.52% 10.19% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 145 91
Average daily rate £300 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 64
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.14 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +1 12 £300 - 5
Merseyside - 6 £250 - 1
Cheshire -2 3 - -
Lancashire -1 2 £270 +5.88%
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 41 (97.62%) Citrix
2 36 (85.71%) XenApp
3 30 (71.43%) Windows
4 28 (66.67%) VMware
5 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
6 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (40.48%) DHCP
7 17 (40.48%) DNS
8 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
9 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (28.57%) XenServer
11 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
11 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (21.43%) ITIL
11 9 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (19.05%) Linux
12 8 (19.05%) MCSE
12 8 (19.05%) vSphere
13 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 7 (16.67%) SCCM
13 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
13 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
14 6 (14.29%) Smartphone
14 6 (14.29%) Broadband
14 6 (14.29%) SQL
14 6 (14.29%) iPhone
14 6 (14.29%) iPad

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.52%) Lync
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
6 1 (2.38%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Office
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) DNS
1 17 (40.48%) DHCP
2 6 (14.29%) Broadband
3 3 (7.14%) SMS
4 2 (4.76%) VoIP
4 2 (4.76%) SAN
4 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.38%) OpenScape
5 1 (2.38%) Firewall
5 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MSI
1 2 (4.76%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Law
1 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Administrator
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Project Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 6 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 6 (14.29%) iPhone
2 6 (14.29%) iPad
3 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) BYOD
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) DTV
5 1 (2.38%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (19.05%) Linux
5 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
7 4 (9.52%) Windows NT
8 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Server Building
5 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.76%) Validation
6 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.76%) Content Management
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) Service Management
6 2 (4.76%) Load Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
7 1 (2.38%) Change Control
7 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.38%) Software Asset Management
7 1 (2.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Change Management
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) VBScript
4 2 (4.76%) C
5 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (19.05%) MCSE
3 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.52%) MCITP
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (7.14%) MCSA
5 3 (7.14%) CCIA
6 2 (4.76%) CCEE
6 2 (4.76%) CCEA
6 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.76%) MCP
6 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) VCDX
7 1 (2.38%) MCTS
7 1 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) CCENT
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.38%) CCNP
7 1 (2.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 36 (85.71%) XenApp
2 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 17 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (28.57%) XenServer
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (19.05%) vSphere
7 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
9 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
10 2 (4.76%) Terminal Server
11 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) WSUS
3 2 (4.76%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 41 (97.62%) Citrix
2 28 (66.67%) VMware
3 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) AppSense
5 4 (9.52%) Compaq
5 4 (9.52%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco
6 3 (7.14%) NetApp
7 2 (4.76%) Brocade
7 2 (4.76%) Lotus
7 2 (4.76%) Symantec
7 2 (4.76%) McAfee
7 2 (4.76%) Sophos
7 2 (4.76%) Wyse
7 2 (4.76%) Stellent
8 1 (2.38%) Veeam
8 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.38%) Acronis
8 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
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