The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 27 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 45 -
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 0 94 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - 6.56% -
As % of the System Software category - 20.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 64 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 70 461 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.28% 32.17% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 279 38
Median daily rate £400 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £212 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £340 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 51 17
Median hourly rate £29.50 £28.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +115.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £26.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £36.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Tyne and Wear

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) XenServer
1 3 (100.00%) XenMobile
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) XenServer
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) SAP