Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 203 192
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11 -21
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 16 24 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.35% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.57% 3.42% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 29
North West median daily rate £350 £438 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +40.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £287 £113 £228
90th Percentile £396 £563 £475
England median daily rate £400 £350 £378
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.28% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £16.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -19.64% +27.42% +4.96%

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 622 702 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.87% 10.12% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 398 458
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £128 £148 £170
90th Percentile £553 £514 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 77 109
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £39.30 £21.60 £29.75
England median hourly rate £16.57 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.17% -1.56% +6.67%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +6 6 £350 -18.84% 3
Merseyside +4 4 £350 -17.65%
Cheshire +7 3 £388 -13.89% 1
Lancashire - 2 £303 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (93.75%) XenApp
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (62.50%) AppSense
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
5 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 9 (56.25%) DNS
6 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (37.50%) SCCM
7 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (37.50%) NetScaler
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (37.50%) DHCP
7 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco
8 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
9 4 (25.00%) XenServer
9 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (25.00%) AppDNA
9 4 (25.00%) Skype for Business
9 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
9 4 (25.00%) SSL
10 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
10 3 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) DHCP
2 6 (37.50%) NetScaler
3 4 (25.00%) SSL
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) Intranet
5 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
5 1 (6.25%) Skype
5 1 (6.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
1 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) iPad
3 1 (6.25%) iPhone
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
3 2 (12.50%) ITSM
3 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Product Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Contract Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Document Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) SFIA
4 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCDP
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CISM
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) XenApp
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (25.00%) XenServer
5 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 2 (12.50%) vSphere
7 1 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) AppDNA
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) SCOM
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) AppSense
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) Altiris
7 1 (6.25%) Hummingbird
7 1 (6.25%) Interwoven
7 1 (6.25%) IronPort
7 1 (6.25%) Juniper
7 1 (6.25%) Lumension
7 1 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (6.25%) Polycom
7 1 (6.25%) Xerox