Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 189 209
Rank change year-on-year +8 +20 -31
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 17 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.35% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 2.84% 3.35% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 27
North West median daily rate £350 £433 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.08% +44.17% -11.18%
10th Percentile £296 £110 £150
90th Percentile £432 £570 £445
England median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £26.75 £21.98
% change year-on-year +21.50% +21.73% +0.17%

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 599 626 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.02% 10.30% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 385 383
North West median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £136 £147 £163
90th Percentile £574 £552 £513
England median daily rate £449 £413 £382
% change year-on-year +8.73% +7.98% +9.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 54 117
North West median hourly rate £16.36 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.28% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.25 £10.40
90th Percentile £33.00 £23.75 £36.00
England median hourly rate £16.45 £16.20 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.56% +4.52% -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -5 8 £375 -13.04% 6
Merseyside +12 4 £350 -17.65% 3
Cheshire +2 2 £413 -8.33% 2
Lancashire - 2 £303 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (100.00%) Citrix
2 16 (94.12%) XenApp
3 15 (88.24%) Windows
4 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
5 13 (76.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (70.59%) Ivanti
7 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
8 9 (52.94%) DNS
9 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
9 8 (47.06%) VMware
9 8 (47.06%) SCCM
10 7 (41.18%) Cisco
10 7 (41.18%) ITIL
11 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
11 6 (35.29%) DHCP
11 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
12 5 (29.41%) Degree
12 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (29.41%) NetScaler
13 4 (23.53%) AppDNA
13 4 (23.53%) Product Management
13 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
13 4 (23.53%) Capacity Management
13 4 (23.53%) XenServer
13 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (23.53%) Finance
13 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (23.53%) ITSM

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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) DHCP
3 5 (29.41%) NetScaler
4 4 (23.53%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) Intranet
6 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.88%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) SAN
6 1 (5.88%) Skype
6 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Citrix Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 3 (17.65%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Server Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
2 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
2 3 (17.65%) Virtual Team
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.88%) iPad
4 1 (5.88%) iPhone
4 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Capacity Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITSM
2 4 (23.53%) Product Management
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Contract Management
3 3 (17.65%) Data Management
3 3 (17.65%) Network Design
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) SFIA
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.76%) IT Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Line Management
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
4 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) CCDP
2 3 (17.65%) CCIE
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CISM
2 3 (17.65%) CISSP
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) XenApp
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 4 (23.53%) XenServer
5 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.76%) vSphere
7 1 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 4 (23.53%) AppDNA
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) SCOM
4 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) Ivanti
4 8 (47.06%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) Altiris
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Hummingbird
6 1 (5.88%) Interwoven
6 1 (5.88%) IronPort
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (5.88%) Polycom