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 3 months to 25 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 West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 159 129
Rank change year-on-year +27 -30  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 3 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.080% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 0.79% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 11
Median daily rate £363 £345 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 313 380 453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.79% 10.13% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 192 237
Median daily rate £388 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +28.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 57
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £16.00 £22.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 West

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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

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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

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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 3 months to 25 June 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
Merseyside - 2 - -
Cheshire - 1 £363 - 2
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (85.71%) XenApp
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) WLAN
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (42.86%) NAS
4 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
4 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Lumension
6 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) Finance

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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) NAS
2 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
2 3 (42.86%) WLAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
1 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (85.71%) XenApp
2 3 (42.86%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Lumension