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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 160 133 112
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -21
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.62% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 0.91% 6.33% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 15
Median daily rate £360 £270 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £337 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +5.26%
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
441 379 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.93% 9.75% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 160 156
Median daily rate £375 £321 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.86% +22.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £202 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £512 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 74 74
Median hourly rate £13.75 £14.35 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £22.50 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
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 5 May 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
Lancashire -1 2 £400 +40.35%
Manchester -13 2 £335 +27.61% 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Citrix
2 16 (84.21%) VMware
3 14 (73.68%) XenApp
4 13 (68.42%) MS Exchange
5 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
6 11 (57.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (52.63%) Skype for Business
8 8 (42.11%) XenServer
8 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (42.11%) Office 365
8 8 (42.11%) DNS
8 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
8 8 (42.11%) DHCP
9 7 (36.84%) MS Office
9 7 (36.84%) ITIL
9 7 (36.84%) HP
9 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
10 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
10 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
10 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (31.58%) AppSense
11 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (26.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
12 4 (21.05%) SMS
12 4 (21.05%) VoIP
12 4 (21.05%) SQL
12 4 (21.05%) Compaq

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 13 (68.42%) MS Exchange
2 11 (57.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (52.63%) Skype for Business
4 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (15.79%) IBM Notes
7 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DHCP
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) SMS
2 4 (21.05%) VoIP
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
4 2 (10.53%) Skype
5 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Messaging Support
3 3 (15.79%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Support
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) NetWare
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) XenApp
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (42.11%) XenServer
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (21.05%) Brightmail
5 4 (21.05%) vSphere
6 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
7 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
1 4 (21.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (10.53%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (5.26%) CFEngine
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Citrix
1 16 (84.21%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) HP
4 6 (31.58%) AppSense
5 4 (21.05%) Compaq
5 4 (21.05%) Dell
5 4 (21.05%) IronPort
5 4 (21.05%) Symantec
5 4 (21.05%) ThinPrint
6 3 (15.79%) Lotus
7 2 (10.53%) Novell
7 2 (10.53%) Wyse
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco
8 1 (5.26%) NetApp