The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 - 93
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% - 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 3.10% - 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £275 - £400
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 - - £15.00
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 Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 129 156 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 9.74% 8.68% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 77 51
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 15
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.28 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.27% -18.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £9.75 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £67.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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 Manchester region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Intel Security
3 7 (58.33%) WSUS
3 7 (58.33%) SCCM
3 7 (58.33%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) XenApp
4 5 (41.67%) Software Deployment
5 4 (33.33%) vSphere
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) LAN
6 3 (25.00%) WLAN
6 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 3 (25.00%) NAS
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco
7 1 (8.33%) NetApp
7 1 (8.33%) SQL
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
7 1 (8.33%) XenMobile

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) NAS
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
1 3 (25.00%) WLAN
2 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) XenApp
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
1 7 (58.33%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Intel Security
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp