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 3 months to 28 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
England / North East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 -
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 0 94 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 5.80% -
As % of the System Software category - 19.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 64 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
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 the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 85 481 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 14.96% 29.67% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 293 46
Median daily rate £350 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £340 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 18
Median hourly rate £29.50 £28.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +115.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £26.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £36.00 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 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

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) XenServer
1 4 (100.00%) XenMobile
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) AppSense
4 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) EdgeSight
4 1 (25.00%) ThinPrint
4 1 (25.00%) SafeCom

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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) XenServer
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) XenMobile
2 1 (25.00%) EdgeSight
2 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) AppSense
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) ThinPrint
2 1 (25.00%) VMware