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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 134 115 112
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.037% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 0.48% 3.69% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £435 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -27.50%
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
209 244 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.64% 9.52% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 96 82
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £161 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 74
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.95 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -16.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £18.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.85
% change year-on-year
- -5.04%

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 9 December 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
Warwickshire - 1 £435 -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 14 (100.00%) Citrix
1 14 (100.00%) XenApp
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
4 10 (71.43%) VMware
4 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
5 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
6 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (50.00%) Dell
8 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (42.86%) DNS
8 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
8 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (42.86%) XenServer
8 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (35.71%) PDA
9 5 (35.71%) VLAN
9 5 (35.71%) VMware Server
9 5 (35.71%) SCCM
9 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
9 5 (35.71%) NAS
9 5 (35.71%) MS Office
9 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
9 5 (35.71%) SAN
9 5 (35.71%) DHCP
9 5 (35.71%) Patch Management
9 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (35.71%) Virtual Team

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 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) DHCP
2 5 (35.71%) NAS
2 5 (35.71%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) VLAN
3 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (14.29%) Data Lake
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) HDInsight
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) Power BI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix Support
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Azure Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Administrator
5 2 (14.29%) Azure Administrator
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery Manager
6 1 (7.14%) IT Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Wintel Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
1 5 (35.71%) PDA
1 5 (35.71%) Virtual Team
2 4 (28.57%) CESG
3 3 (21.43%) Clustering
4 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
5 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Patch Management
2 4 (28.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) HOOD
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) CCA
2 2 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) XenApp
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (42.86%) XenServer
4 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (35.71%) VMware Server
5 2 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) VMware
4 7 (50.00%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle