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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
England / North East
Rank 76 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.55% - -
As % of the System Software category 4.60% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -30.85%  

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 87 59 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 12.07% 6.77% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 36 20
Median daily rate £290 £283 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% -23.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 6
Median hourly rate £15.13 £11.83 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.85% -15.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.57 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £13.17 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 3 £225 -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
1 13 (100.00%) XenApp
1 13 (100.00%) XenServer
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
3 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
4 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) DHCP
5 8 (61.54%) AppSense
5 8 (61.54%) SCCM
5 8 (61.54%) Software Delivery
6 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
6 7 (53.85%) VMware
6 7 (53.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (53.85%) DNS
7 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
8 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (38.46%) XenMobile
8 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (30.77%) ITIL
9 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
9 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
9 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
9 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
9 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
10 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland

XenDesktop
Top Related 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 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) DHCP
2 7 (53.85%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Software Distribution
4 1 (7.69%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
1 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
1 3 (23.08%) VB
1 3 (23.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) XenApp
1 13 (100.00%) XenServer
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (38.46%) XenMobile
4 1 (7.69%) EdgeSight
4 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) AppSense
4 7 (53.85%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) ThinPrint