Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 191 203
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 15 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 1.81% 2.30% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 20
North West median daily rate £303 £350 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.57% -19.54% +39.20%
10th Percentile £256 £283 £111
90th Percentile £371 £378 £555
England median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £27.50 - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £28.88
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.74% +60.42%

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 829 610 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.10% 10.87% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 386 413
North West median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £149 £130 £171
90th Percentile £588 £543 £524
England median daily rate £450 £425 £412
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.16% +13.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 51 83
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.16 £43.00 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -4 11 £300 -14.29% 4
Merseyside +9 1 - - 7
Cheshire -1 1 £95 -73.79%
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) XenApp
4 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 9 (60.00%) VMware
6 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (53.33%) ITIL
7 7 (46.67%) DHCP
7 7 (46.67%) DNS
7 7 (46.67%) Office 365
8 6 (40.00%) vSphere
8 6 (40.00%) Skype
8 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (40.00%) Cisco
8 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (40.00%) Skype for Business
8 6 (40.00%) Blackberry
9 5 (33.33%) VBScript
9 5 (33.33%) VB
9 5 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
11 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (13.33%) Ivanti

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 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) Skype
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Service Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (6.67%) Personalization
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (33.33%) VB
2 5 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCA
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (73.33%) XenApp
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (40.00%) vSphere
5 5 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (13.33%) XenServer
7 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) Ivanti
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) Avaya
6 1 (6.67%) Brocade
6 1 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (6.67%) Webroot