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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 132 108 99
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 16 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.92% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 5.21% 7.78% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 11
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£321 £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.68% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £356
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.58% +158.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £76.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -70.39%
XenDesktop
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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
307 334 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.51% 11.79% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 121 80
Average daily rate £350 £269 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% +1.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £144 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £400 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 73 55
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £11.67 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 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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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
Cheshire 0 5 - -
Lancashire -9 4 £310 +18.26% 1
Manchester -15 4 £400 +23.07% 10
Merseyside -15 2 - - 2
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (100.00%) Citrix
2 24 (80.00%) XenApp
3 22 (73.33%) Windows
4 20 (66.67%) VMware
5 15 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (46.67%) XenServer
6 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 12 (40.00%) DNS
7 12 (40.00%) DHCP
7 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (30.00%) CCEA
10 9 (30.00%) CCIA
11 8 (26.67%) ITIL
11 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (23.33%) MCSE
12 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
12 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 6 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (20.00%) MS Office
13 6 (20.00%) CCA
13 6 (20.00%) Legal
14 5 (16.67%) Migration
14 5 (16.67%) Finance

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.67%) Lync
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) DNS
1 12 (40.00%) DHCP
2 3 (10.00%) Broadband
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) SMS
4 1 (3.33%) VoIP
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (20.00%) Legal
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (10.00%) iPhone
2 3 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Content Management
5 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.33%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Information Assurance
6 1 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.33%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
1 9 (30.00%) CCEA
1 9 (30.00%) CCIA
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (23.33%) MCSE
4 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) CCA
5 4 (13.33%) MCITP
6 3 (10.00%) CCEE
7 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.67%) CCNA
8 1 (3.33%) MCSA
8 1 (3.33%) MCP
8 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (80.00%) XenApp
2 15 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (46.67%) XenServer
3 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 6 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (16.67%) vSphere
6 3 (10.00%) Terminal Server
7 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
8 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
8 1 (3.33%) Xen
8 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) WSUS
1 1 (3.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Citrix
2 20 (66.67%) VMware
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) AppSense
5 4 (13.33%) Dell
5 4 (13.33%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) Compaq
6 3 (10.00%) Wyse
7 2 (6.67%) McAfee
7 2 (6.67%) Stellent
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (3.33%) Siemens
8 1 (3.33%) Lotus
8 1 (3.33%) Sophos
8 1 (3.33%) Veeam
8 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
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