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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 109 103 104
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 12 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.14% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 5.48% 1.60% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£309 £500 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.25% +185.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £500 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £500 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.92% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £12.79 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+71.03% -30.86%
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
219 187 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.74% 8.96% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 76 56
Average daily rate £300 £300 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 44 28
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £18.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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
Birmingham -7 1 £400 - 3
Staffordshire - 1 £450 -
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 32 (100.00%) Citrix
2 31 (96.88%) XenApp
3 30 (93.75%) VMware
3 30 (93.75%) Windows
3 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
4 29 (90.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (90.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (84.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
7 17 (53.13%) XenServer
7 17 (53.13%) SCCM
8 16 (50.00%) DHCP
8 16 (50.00%) DNS
8 16 (50.00%) MS Office
8 16 (50.00%) SAN
8 16 (50.00%) NAS
9 15 (46.88%) Blackberry
9 15 (46.88%) Dell
9 15 (46.88%) VLAN
9 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (46.88%) MS Exchange
9 15 (46.88%) PDA
10 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
10 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
10 13 (40.63%) vSphere
10 13 (40.63%) NetScaler
11 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
11 12 (37.50%) Incident Management
11 12 (37.50%) Migration
12 8 (25.00%) VMware Server

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 15 (46.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) ColdFusion
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) DHCP
1 16 (50.00%) DNS
1 16 (50.00%) SAN
1 16 (50.00%) NAS
2 15 (46.88%) VLAN
3 13 (40.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) DataStage
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
1 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support
1 10 (31.25%) Support Engineer
1 10 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Support Specialist
3 8 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Support Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Support
7 1 (3.13%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Blackberry
1 15 (46.88%) PDA
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) Windows
2 29 (90.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (90.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 12 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (6.25%) Project Management
2 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
2 2 (6.25%) Time Management
2 2 (6.25%) Information Assurance
2 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
2 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 31 (96.88%) XenApp
2 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
3 27 (84.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (53.13%) XenServer
5 13 (40.63%) vSphere
6 8 (25.00%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (53.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Citrix
2 30 (93.75%) VMware
3 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
4 15 (46.88%) Dell