Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for XenDesktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XenDesktop over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Citrix XenDesktop
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 91 104
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 -
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.22% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 1.94% 3.68% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +50.00% -
10th Percentile £349 £416 £246
90th Percentile £426 £550 £578
North West median daily rate £350 £438 £313
% change year-on-year -20.00% +40.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £17.50
North West median hourly rate - - £16.50

XenDesktop is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 155 136 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.60% 9.34% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 78 111
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +1.33% +23.97%
10th Percentile £171 £140 £203
90th Percentile £571 £590 £625
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% +6.14% -13.37%
10th Percentile £11.05 £13.15 £9.92
90th Percentile £20.55 £21.60 £29.85
North West median hourly rate £14.97 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.39% -1.10% -3.33%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in Cheshire

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Cheshire

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in Cheshire

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £388 - 1
XenDesktop
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (66.67%) AppSense
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Product Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Lumension
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCDP
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior SCCM Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Product Management
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Contract Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SFIA
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCDP
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) AppSense
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Lumension
3 1 (33.33%) VMware