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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 144 143 124
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 11 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.56% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 3.11% 5.62% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 15
Median daily rate £425 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.47% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £251 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £363 £308
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +17.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £15.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+72.58% -29.14%
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
354 445 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.96% 9.90% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 243 180
Median daily rate £394 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 61 66
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.45 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Merseyside +5 5 £425 +36.00% 1
Manchester -17 3 £105 -72.90% 3
Cheshire +1 2 £433 +53.77% 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (60.00%) XenApp
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) SCCM
5 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 3 (20.00%) Intel Security
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (20.00%) VoIP
7 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
7 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) WSUS
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) McAfee ePO

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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (13.33%) SNMP
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) PBX
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) Skype
4 1 (6.67%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) VPLS
4 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) IVR
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
1 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Change Control
2 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (13.33%) SIEM
2 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) SDLC
3 1 (6.67%) Service Design
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) XenApp
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
5 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
5 1 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (20.00%) WSUS
3 2 (13.33%) SCOM
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (13.33%) Lotus
5 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (13.33%) Sun
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) F5
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.67%) Siemens
6 1 (6.67%) Sonus