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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 152 139
Rank change year-on-year +25 -13  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 5 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.21% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 1.88% 1.95% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Median daily rate £275 £375 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +16.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £16.25
% change year-on-year - -25.53%  

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 266 410 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.29% 10.66% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 204 157
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £229 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 57
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.17 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.34 £39.50 £33.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

XenDesktop
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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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
Manchester - 4 £275 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 4
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 17 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Intel Security
3 10 (58.82%) SCCM
3 10 (58.82%) WSUS
3 10 (58.82%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (47.06%) Software Deployment
4 8 (47.06%) Finance
5 7 (41.18%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) Banking
6 6 (35.29%) XenApp
7 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (23.53%) vSphere
8 4 (23.53%) SAN
8 4 (23.53%) LAN
9 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
9 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
9 3 (17.65%) WLAN
9 3 (17.65%) Linux
9 3 (17.65%) NAS
9 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
9 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
11 1 (5.88%) DNA
11 1 (5.88%) SQL
11 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
11 1 (5.88%) Windows
11 1 (5.88%) WAN
11 1 (5.88%) SLA
11 1 (5.88%) Cisco

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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) NAS
2 3 (17.65%) WLAN
3 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Software Deployment
2 1 (5.88%) DNA
2 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) XenApp
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) McAfee ePO
1 10 (58.82%) SCCM
1 10 (58.82%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) AppDNA
2 1 (5.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Intel Security
4 7 (41.18%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Robert Walters UK
Posted: 7 days ago