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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 116 101 102
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 6 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 3.19% 3.60% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate £325 £225 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -33.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-44.23% +85.71%
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
188 250 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.37% 11.32% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 92 66
Average daily rate £325 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 73 34
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.85 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.75% +53.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.45 £29.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 3 £325 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £325 -
Solihull - 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (60.00%) XenApp
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (46.67%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (40.00%) SCCM
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
9 4 (26.67%) SAN
9 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
9 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
10 3 (20.00%) Office 365
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Intune
10 3 (20.00%) Law
10 3 (20.00%) IBM
10 3 (20.00%) XenServer
10 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (20.00%) Change Management
10 3 (20.00%) Firewall
10 3 (20.00%) Lotus
10 3 (20.00%) IBM Notes
10 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (20.00%) DHCP

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 3 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Server Patching
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) XenApp
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (20.00%) XenServer
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Intune
3 2 (13.33%) WSUS
4 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Dell
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) Lotus
5 2 (13.33%) Sophos
6 1 (6.67%) AppSense
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco