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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
North West / Cheshire
Rank - - 68
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 0.62%
As % of the System Software category - - 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £16.25
% change year-on-year - -25.53%  

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 48 125 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 8.92% 12.94% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 56 60
Median daily rate £350 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.83% +1.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.74 £35.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in Cheshire

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Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) WSUS
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (75.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) AppDNA
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) DNA
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) SLA

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Top Related 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 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Support
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) DNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) WSUS
2 1 (25.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) VMware