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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 75
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% - 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 1.14% - 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -21.87% +25.49%  

XenDesktop is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 88 99 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.81% 10.68% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 63 66
Median daily rate £350 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 16
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £21.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in Cheshire

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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

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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

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Warrington - 1 £363 - 2
XenDesktop
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Lumension
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

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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 (100.00%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Lumension
1 1 (100.00%) VMware