The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 30 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.

Citrix XenDesktop
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 43 42
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 0 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 1.42% 1.03%
As % of the System Software category - 9.52% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 20 63 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 9.80% 14.89% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 38 26
Median daily rate £431 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.80% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £425 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 15
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Lancashire