The first table below looks at the demand for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 99 95 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 19 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.51% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 9.00% 4.67% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
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£315 £450 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +35.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £369 £340
% change year-on-year
-14.57% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+31.50% -33.63%
System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
211 214 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.72% 10.90% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 101 70
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £177 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 37 33
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

XenDesktop
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenDesktop across the West Midlands region.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XenDesktop
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop across the West Midlands region.

XenDesktop Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Worcestershire - 17 £315 - 2
Coventry - 1 £263 - 2
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 5
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (96.55%) Citrix
2 27 (93.10%) XenApp
3 24 (82.76%) Active Directory
3 24 (82.76%) Windows
4 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (79.31%) VMware
4 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (72.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (55.17%) XenServer
7 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
8 14 (48.28%) SCCM
9 13 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (44.83%) MS Exchange
9 13 (44.83%) DHCP
9 13 (44.83%) DNS
9 13 (44.83%) MS Office
9 13 (44.83%) SAN
9 13 (44.83%) NAS
10 12 (41.38%) Dell
10 12 (41.38%) Blackberry
10 12 (41.38%) PDA
10 12 (41.38%) VLAN
11 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
12 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
12 10 (34.48%) vSphere
13 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
13 9 (31.03%) NetScaler
13 9 (31.03%) Incident Management
14 8 (27.59%) Migration
15 5 (17.24%) VMware Server

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (44.83%) MS Exchange
1 13 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.90%) ColdFusion
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) Lync
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (44.83%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) DHCP
1 13 (44.83%) DNS
1 13 (44.83%) SAN
1 13 (44.83%) NAS
2 12 (41.38%) VLAN
3 9 (31.03%) NetScaler
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
5 2 (6.90%) Wireless
5 2 (6.90%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
1 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
1 7 (24.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Support Specialist
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Blackberry
1 12 (41.38%) PDA
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (79.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Incident Management
2 8 (27.59%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Time Management
4 2 (6.90%) Information Assurance
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
2 1 (3.45%) VB
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) CCIE
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.90%) COBIT
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (93.10%) XenApp
2 24 (82.76%) Active Directory
3 21 (72.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (55.17%) XenServer
5 10 (34.48%) vSphere
6 5 (17.24%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (48.28%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Citrix
2 23 (79.31%) VMware
3 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
4 12 (41.38%) Dell
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) NetApp
Worcester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 - £210 per day + or £35k - £50k pro rata on FTC
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago