Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 150 133
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17 -16
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 6 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.20% 0.34% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 1.81% 3.05% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 12
Manchester median daily rate £350 £431 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.84% +36.36% -9.77%
10th Percentile £339 £97 £130
90th Percentile £361 £600 £425
North West median daily rate £350 £438 £313
% change year-on-year -20.00% +40.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £15.50
North West median hourly rate - - £16.50

XenDesktop is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 331 393 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.21% 11.07% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 235 207
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +17.19% +6.67%
10th Percentile £119 £145 £150
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 37
Manchester median hourly rate £16.60 £13.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.28% -1.85% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £9.55 £10.15
90th Percentile £32.20 £20.73 £20.60
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in Manchester

XenDesktop
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

XenDesktop
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 22 November 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) XenApp
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
6 1 (16.67%) iPad
6 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
6 1 (16.67%) Xerox
6 1 (16.67%) Hummingbird
6 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V

XenDesktop
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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Server Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Support
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Exchange Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Document Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (16.67%) Xen
4 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Altiris
5 1 (16.67%) AppSense
5 1 (16.67%) Hummingbird
5 1 (16.67%) Interwoven
5 1 (16.67%) IronPort
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (16.67%) Polycom
5 1 (16.67%) Xerox