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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 118 119 113
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 19 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.44% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 6.40% 4.26% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 18
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£300 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £318 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.81% +2.94%
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 £22.44 £18.25 £16.19
% change year-on-year
+22.94% +12.75%
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
297 305 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.34% 10.31% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 133 103
Average daily rate £300 £293 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -19.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £449 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 59 64
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £11.27 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.56 £26.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 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 19 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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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
Lancashire -10 10 £300 -3.22%
Manchester -13 4 £143 -67.42% 6
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 30 (100.00%) Citrix
2 24 (80.00%) XenApp
3 23 (76.67%) Windows
4 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 17 (56.67%) ITIL
5 17 (56.67%) XenServer
6 16 (53.33%) VMware
7 15 (50.00%) DHCP
7 15 (50.00%) DNS
8 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
9 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
10 11 (36.67%) AppSense
11 10 (33.33%) HP
12 9 (30.00%) SMS
12 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (26.67%) Lync
14 7 (23.33%) vSphere
14 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
14 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
14 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (23.33%) Compaq
14 7 (23.33%) Dell
14 7 (23.33%) MCSE
15 6 (20.00%) NetScaler
16 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
17 3 (10.00%) PowerShell

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (26.67%) Lync
4 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) DHCP
1 15 (50.00%) DNS
2 9 (30.00%) SMS
3 6 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (23.33%) Consultant
1 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Remote Desktop Support
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Implementation Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (6.67%) NetWare
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
4 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) ITSM
3 1 (3.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 24 (80.00%) XenApp
2 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) XenServer
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (23.33%) vSphere
5 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (6.67%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Citrix
2 16 (53.33%) VMware
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (36.67%) AppSense
5 10 (33.33%) HP
6 7 (23.33%) Compaq
6 7 (23.33%) Dell
7 2 (6.67%) NetApp
7 2 (6.67%) Novell
7 2 (6.67%) Lotus
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco
8 1 (3.33%) Avaya
8 1 (3.33%) McAfee
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