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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 148 130 109
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -21
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 10 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.34% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 3.27% 4.51% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 10
Average daily rate £265 £388 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% +187.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-44.23% +85.71%
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
306 244 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.07% 7.46% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 90 129
Average daily rate £340 £360 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £219 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 58
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.28% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.54 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 5 £265 -
Manchester -20 3 £118 -69.67% 7
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 34 (97.14%) Citrix
2 31 (88.57%) Windows
3 29 (82.86%) XenApp
4 28 (80.00%) VMware
5 26 (74.29%) Active Directory
6 24 (68.57%) DHCP
6 24 (68.57%) DNS
7 20 (57.14%) XenServer
8 19 (54.29%) MS Exchange
9 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
9 17 (48.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (45.71%) ITIL
11 15 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (40.00%) Skype for Business
12 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (37.14%) PowerShell
13 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
14 12 (34.29%) AppSense
15 11 (31.43%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (31.43%) HP
16 9 (25.71%) SMS
16 9 (25.71%) MS Office
16 9 (25.71%) MCSE
16 9 (25.71%) vSphere
16 9 (25.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
17 8 (22.86%) VoIP
17 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (54.29%) MS Exchange
2 15 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (40.00%) Skype for Business
4 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (8.57%) IBM Notes
7 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (68.57%) DHCP
1 24 (68.57%) DNS
2 9 (25.71%) SMS
3 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
3 8 (22.86%) VoIP
4 6 (17.14%) VPN
5 5 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 4 (11.43%) LAN
6 4 (11.43%) SAN
6 4 (11.43%) WAN
6 4 (11.43%) Wireless
7 2 (5.71%) BIG-IP
7 2 (5.71%) SNMP
8 1 (2.86%) NAS
8 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) 2nd Line Support
1 8 (22.86%) Support Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Applications Support
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) IT Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Messaging Support
4 3 (8.57%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
6 3 (8.57%) Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.71%) NetWare
7 2 (5.71%) Solaris
7 2 (5.71%) Unix
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (11.43%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.57%) Application Packaging
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.57%) Content Management
5 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Server Building
5 3 (8.57%) Time Management
6 2 (5.71%) Change Control
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.71%) ITSM
6 2 (5.71%) SIEM
6 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.86%) Change Management
7 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.14%) VBScript
3 5 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (25.71%) MCSE
3 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) CCEA
5 4 (11.43%) CCEE
6 3 (8.57%) CCIA
6 3 (8.57%) MCITP
7 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.86%) CCA
8 1 (2.86%) CCNA
8 1 (2.86%) CCNP
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.86%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (82.86%) XenApp
2 26 (74.29%) Active Directory
3 20 (57.14%) XenServer
4 17 (48.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (31.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (25.71%) vSphere
7 4 (11.43%) Brightmail
8 3 (8.57%) Terminal Server
9 2 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (5.71%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (5.71%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.86%) CFEngine
3 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (97.14%) Citrix
2 28 (80.00%) VMware
3 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
4 12 (34.29%) AppSense
5 11 (31.43%) HP
6 8 (22.86%) Dell
7 7 (20.00%) Cisco
7 7 (20.00%) Compaq
7 7 (20.00%) ThinPrint
8 4 (11.43%) IronPort
8 4 (11.43%) Symantec
9 3 (8.57%) Intel Security
9 3 (8.57%) Lotus
9 3 (8.57%) NetApp
9 3 (8.57%) Stellent
9 3 (8.57%) Wyse
10 2 (5.71%) Avaya
10 2 (5.71%) Novell
10 2 (5.71%) Sun
10 2 (5.71%) Toshiba