The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 127 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 18 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.29% 0.92%
As % of the System Software category 5.59% 3.23% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 8
Median daily rate £348 £275 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.36% -12.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £276 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.23% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+69.69% -17.50%
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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
322 217 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.69% 8.94% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 110 106
Median daily rate £375 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 50
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £34.85 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

XenDesktop Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire - 5 £240 -
Staffordshire - 4 £510 -
Warwickshire -6 3 - -
Birmingham -12 3 £465 +69.09%
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 30 (100.00%) Citrix
2 25 (83.33%) Windows
3 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 21 (70.00%) XenApp
5 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (66.67%) Windows Server
6 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (46.67%) NetScaler
8 13 (43.33%) XenServer
9 12 (40.00%) VMware
9 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
9 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
10 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
11 8 (26.67%) Migration
11 8 (26.67%) SCCM
11 8 (26.67%) Dell
11 8 (26.67%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (26.67%) Rackspace
12 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (23.33%) SAN
12 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
13 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (20.00%) Project Management
13 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
13 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (16.67%) Patch Management
14 5 (16.67%) Virtual Team
14 5 (16.67%) VMware Server
14 5 (16.67%) NAS

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) NetScaler
2 7 (23.33%) SAN
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) DNS
3 5 (16.67%) NAS
3 5 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (6.67%) Data Lake
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) HDInsight
2 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) Power BI
General
1 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Architect
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Citrix Support
4 5 (16.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Migration Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) VMware Support Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Azure Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Azure Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Cloud Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Migration Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.67%) VMware Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 5 (16.67%) PDA
2 5 (16.67%) Virtual Team
3 4 (13.33%) CESG
4 3 (10.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (6.67%) Clustering
6 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 20 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Project Management
3 5 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 4 (13.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Analytics
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Machine Learning
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) HOOD
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) CCA
2 2 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCSA
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (70.00%) XenApp
3 13 (43.33%) XenServer
4 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (16.67%) VMware Server
6 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) AppDNA
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Citrix
2 12 (40.00%) VMware
3 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (26.67%) Dell
4 8 (26.67%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Lotus
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle