The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 102 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.18% 0.41% -
As % of the System Software category 2.02% 3.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £345 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 99 193 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 9.15% 13.09% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 119 79
Median daily rate £400 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £288 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 18
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.30 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Leeds

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leeds region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec