Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 189 200
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11 +5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 7 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 2.88% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 19
North West median daily rate £353 £350 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% -19.08% +43.78%
10th Percentile £286 £296 £110
90th Percentile £464 £432 £570
England median daily rate £400 £390 £364
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.22% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.33 £20.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +1.63% -25.93% +22.87%

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 810 590 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.31% 10.81% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 360 382
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £156 £140 £150
90th Percentile £650 £564 £550
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 64 53
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £33.38 £23.75
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -15 4 £380 +1.33% 2
Cheshire +3 1 - -
Merseyside -9 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) XenApp
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) Ivanti
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) VBScript
6 2 (28.57%) VB
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
7 1 (14.29%) SLA
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (14.29%) Web Services
7 1 (14.29%) Linux
7 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 1 (14.29%) CCA
7 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (14.29%) NetApp
7 1 (14.29%) Blackberry

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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Law
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Personalization
2 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCA
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) XenApp
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Ivanti
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) Brocade
6 1 (14.29%) NetApp