Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 20 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
England > North East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 102 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 - +103
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 23 62 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.89% 2.30% -
As % of the System Software category 11.11% 9.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 0
North East median daily rate £280 £235 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.15% - -
England median daily rate £400 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
North East median hourly rate - £28.00 -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -19.64% +27.42% +0.46%

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 the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 207 675 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.98% 25.06% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 431 94
North East median daily rate £335 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% -10.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £201 £205 £208
90th Percentile £534 £487 £611
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 76 41
North East median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +9.80% -11.30%
10th Percentile £9.50 £11.13 £11.68
90th Percentile £45.50 £29.50 £43.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the North East

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the North East

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the North East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the North East

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the North East

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the North East region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +25 20 £283 +22.83% 3
Durham - 1 £335 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North East region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 23 (100.00%) Citrix
2 21 (91.30%) XenApp
2 21 (91.30%) XenServer
3 20 (86.96%) Windows
4 17 (73.91%) DHCP
4 17 (73.91%) DNS
4 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
5 15 (65.22%) VMware
5 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
6 14 (60.87%) AppSense
7 13 (56.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (56.52%) MS Exchange
7 13 (56.52%) Skype for Business
7 13 (56.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (47.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
8 11 (47.83%) SCCM
8 11 (47.83%) Hyper-V
9 9 (39.13%) SMS
10 8 (34.78%) ITIL
11 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
11 7 (30.43%) Software Delivery
12 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
12 6 (26.09%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (21.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (13.04%) Degree
15 3 (13.04%) Computer Science

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 13 (56.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (56.52%) MS Exchange
1 13 (56.52%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) DHCP
1 17 (73.91%) DNS
2 9 (39.13%) SMS
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Desktop Support
2 10 (43.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (39.13%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) Software Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
4 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Security
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (91.30%) XenApp
1 21 (91.30%) XenServer
2 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (47.83%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.70%) Xen
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) SCCM
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (13.04%) XenMobile
4 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) PowerCLI
4 1 (4.35%) SafeCom
4 1 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (65.22%) VMware
3 14 (60.87%) AppSense
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) ThinPrint