Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 July 2018 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 West
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 192 224
Rank change year-on-year -1 +32 -36
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 22 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.36% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 2.85% 1.34% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 11
North West median daily rate £324 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.73% -26.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £250
90th Percentile £388 £415 £538
England median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £21.50 - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.67 £27.00
% change year-on-year -4.93% -12.34% +10.77%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 773 597 828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.58% 10.56% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 372 415
North West median daily rate £400 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% -5.94% +20.75%
10th Percentile £156 £134 £200
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 54 93
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +14.81% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £10.11
90th Percentile £29.01 £18.93 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the North West

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the North West

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the North West over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the North West

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the North West

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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
Manchester -7 16 £363 +31.82% 5
Cheshire -2 3 £201 -44.48%
Merseyside +20 1 £310 - 1
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 22 (100.00%) Citrix
2 17 (77.27%) ITIL
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 15 (68.18%) XenApp
4 14 (63.64%) Windows
5 11 (50.00%) VMware
6 10 (45.45%) Cisco
6 10 (45.45%) Office 365
6 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
7 9 (40.91%) Infrastructure Management
7 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
8 8 (36.36%) Finance
8 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
9 7 (31.82%) DHCP
9 7 (31.82%) DNS
10 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
10 6 (27.27%) ITSM
10 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
10 6 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (27.27%) vSphere
10 6 (27.27%) Skype for Business
10 6 (27.27%) Skype
11 5 (22.73%) Contract Management
11 5 (22.73%) IT Strategy
11 5 (22.73%) Decision-Making
11 5 (22.73%) SFIA
11 5 (22.73%) Open Source

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 6 (27.27%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) Office 365
2 5 (22.73%) PaaS
2 5 (22.73%) SaaS
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DHCP
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) Skype
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (31.82%) Desktop Support
4 5 (22.73%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (4.55%) Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL Manager
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL Service Manager
8 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Manager
8 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
8 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (27.27%) ITSM
3 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Contract Management
4 5 (22.73%) Data Management
4 5 (22.73%) Decision-Making
4 5 (22.73%) IT Strategy
4 5 (22.73%) Line Management
4 5 (22.73%) Network Design
4 5 (22.73%) Open Source
4 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
4 5 (22.73%) Product Management
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) Resource Management
4 5 (22.73%) SFIA
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) VB
2 5 (22.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (22.73%) CCDP
2 5 (22.73%) CCIE
2 5 (22.73%) CCNP
2 5 (22.73%) Chartered Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) CISM
2 5 (22.73%) CISSP
2 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
1 15 (68.18%) XenApp
2 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (27.27%) vSphere
4 5 (22.73%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) VMware
4 10 (45.45%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) Ivanti
6 1 (4.55%) Adobe
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Sophos
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Webroot