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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 121 124 125
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 20 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.38% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 6.71% 3.49% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £374 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.46% -4.41%
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 £23.00 £18.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+26.02% +18.73%
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
298 315 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.62% 10.82% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 128 115
Average daily rate £280 £299 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £193 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £441 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 69 69
Average hourly rate £18.50 £29.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.20% +75.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £11.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 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
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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
Lancashire -3 12 £270 -12.90% 1
Manchester -5 3 £346 -20.85% 9
Cheshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 40 (100.00%) Citrix
2 35 (87.50%) XenApp
3 31 (77.50%) Windows
4 27 (67.50%) XenServer
5 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
5 26 (65.00%) VMware
6 25 (62.50%) DNS
6 25 (62.50%) DHCP
7 24 (60.00%) ITIL
8 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
9 19 (47.50%) HP
10 18 (45.00%) vSphere
11 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (42.50%) Compaq
11 17 (42.50%) Dell
11 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
13 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
13 15 (37.50%) MCSE
14 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
14 10 (25.00%) AppSense
15 9 (22.50%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (20.00%) SMS
16 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 7 (17.50%) NetScaler
17 7 (17.50%) Lync
18 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
18 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (17.50%) Lync
4 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) DHCP
1 25 (62.50%) DNS
2 8 (20.00%) SMS
3 7 (17.50%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.50%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) Broadband
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Consultant
2 7 (17.50%) Server Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Server Support
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Wintel Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop Support
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
2 1 (2.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.50%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (2.50%) ITSM
2 1 (2.50%) Content Management
2 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (37.50%) MCSE
2 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 35 (87.50%) XenApp
2 27 (67.50%) XenServer
3 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (45.00%) vSphere
5 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Citrix
2 26 (65.00%) VMware
3 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (47.50%) HP
5 17 (42.50%) Compaq
5 17 (42.50%) Dell
6 10 (25.00%) AppSense
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Novell
8 1 (2.50%) Lotus
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) Avaya
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco