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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
England / West Midlands
Rank 124 113 97
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.21% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 2.58% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -44.23%

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
178 194 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.38% 8.25% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 68 90
Median daily rate £325 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 70
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -12.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.00 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £21.25 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-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
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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham 0 1 - - 1
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) XenApp
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) XenServer
3 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 5 (55.56%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) Dell
5 4 (44.44%) MS Office
5 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
5 4 (44.44%) DHCP
5 4 (44.44%) SAN
5 4 (44.44%) PDA
5 4 (44.44%) VLAN
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Server
5 4 (44.44%) SCCM
5 4 (44.44%) Virtual Team
5 4 (44.44%) Patch Management
5 4 (44.44%) NAS
6 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012

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 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) NAS
2 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix Support
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Azure Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Wintel Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
1 4 (44.44%) PDA
1 4 (44.44%) Virtual Team
2 1 (11.11%) CESG
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Patch Management
2 1 (11.11%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCA
2 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) XenApp
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) XenServer
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Server
6 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco