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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 126 122 109
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 14 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.36% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 4.35% 3.62% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 15
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£300 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £305 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £345 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £358
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.54 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.26% +12.70%
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
322 276 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.93% 9.81% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 108 104
Average daily rate £300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 63 53
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.78% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.11 £25.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Manchester -2 5 £143 -52.50% 7
Cheshire - - - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 22 (78.57%) Windows
3 21 (75.00%) XenApp
4 16 (57.14%) ITIL
4 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 14 (50.00%) XenServer
6 13 (46.43%) VMware
7 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 12 (42.86%) DHCP
7 12 (42.86%) DNS
8 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
9 9 (32.14%) HP
10 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (28.57%) AppSense
11 7 (25.00%) SMS
11 7 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (21.43%) Lync
12 6 (21.43%) vSphere
12 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (21.43%) MCSE
12 6 (21.43%) Compaq
12 6 (21.43%) Dell
12 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
13 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
13 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
13 5 (17.86%) NetScaler
14 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (21.43%) Lync
4 3 (10.71%) IBM Notes
5 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) DHCP
1 12 (42.86%) DNS
2 7 (25.00%) SMS
3 5 (17.86%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Remote Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Server Support
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000
5 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.14%) NetWare
6 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) ITSM
3 1 (3.57%) Content Management
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (21.43%) MCSE
3 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) XenApp
2 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) XenServer
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (21.43%) vSphere
6 1 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (7.14%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 9 (32.14%) HP
5 8 (28.57%) AppSense
6 6 (21.43%) Compaq
6 6 (21.43%) Dell
7 3 (10.71%) Lotus
8 2 (7.14%) NetApp
8 2 (7.14%) Novell
9 1 (3.57%) Avaya
9 1 (3.57%) McAfee
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco
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