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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 102 103 97
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 11 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.21% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 5.58% 2.26% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Average daily rate £298 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £294 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £494 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.17% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £140.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.71% -
System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
197 177 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.23% 9.38% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 63
Average daily rate £310 £250 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £113 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 42
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £23.00 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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
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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -3 4 £275 -48.11%
Birmingham - 2 £213 - 3
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (93.75%) Citrix
1 15 (93.75%) XenApp
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (50.00%) vSphere
5 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
6 6 (37.50%) NetScaler
6 6 (37.50%) Incident Management
6 6 (37.50%) Migration
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco
8 4 (25.00%) XenServer
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 3 (18.75%) LAN
9 3 (18.75%) WAN
9 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
10 2 (12.50%) Wireless
10 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (12.50%) SCCM
10 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) NetScaler
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Support Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) FlexPod
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) VCAP
2 1 (6.25%) CCEE
2 1 (6.25%) CCIA
2 1 (6.25%) NCDA
2 1 (6.25%) NCIE
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCIE
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (12.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) XenApp
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (50.00%) vSphere
5 4 (25.00%) XenServer
6 1 (6.25%) IAG
6 1 (6.25%) UAG
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Citrix
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Symantec
6 1 (6.25%) McAfee
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) LANDesk