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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenDesktop over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 120 106 96
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.43% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 2.17% 4.90% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
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£235 £305 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.95% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £263 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £315 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
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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
230 204 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.02% 8.73% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 86 63
Average daily rate £325 £291 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +5.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £202 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 37
Average hourly rate £16.18 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 2015. 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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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 -3 1 - -
Birmingham -7 1 £150 -29.41% 4
Coventry - 1 £235 -
Shropshire - 1 £238 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (93.33%) XenApp
3 12 (80.00%) VMware
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (53.33%) Windows
6 7 (46.67%) XenServer
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (40.00%) SCCM
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (33.33%) SAN
8 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 4 (26.67%) PDA
9 4 (26.67%) VLAN
9 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (26.67%) MS Office
9 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (26.67%) DHCP
9 4 (26.67%) DNS
9 4 (26.67%) Dell
9 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
9 4 (26.67%) NAS
10 3 (20.00%) VMware Server
10 3 (20.00%) AppSense
10 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 3 (20.00%) vSphere
10 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
11 2 (13.33%) SCOM

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.67%) Vectorworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) VLAN
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) NAS
3 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Support
4 2 (13.33%) Server Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Server Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) PDA
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Change Management
1 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (13.33%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) XenApp
2 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (46.67%) XenServer
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Server
5 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (20.00%) vSphere
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) EdgeSight
3 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Dell
5 3 (20.00%) AppSense
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos
6 1 (6.67%) Autodesk
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Walsall
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago