Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 201 154
Rank change year-on-year +27 -47 -5
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 10 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 1.88% 3.45% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 13
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £420 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.74% +46.09% -8.73%
10th Percentile £271 £220 £164
90th Percentile £544 £475 £418
England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -19.64% +27.42% +0.46%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 532 550 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.10% 8.85% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 285 209
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £161 £130 £149
90th Percentile £561 £513 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 62 75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.28% -11.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £21.35 £30.53
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the West Midlands

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenDesktop in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in the West Midlands

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenDesktop in the West Midlands

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in the West Midlands

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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
Birmingham +14 8 £344 -26.08% 1
Staffordshire +7 1 - -
Warwickshire -2 1 £590 +35.63%
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) XenApp
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (30.00%) AppSense
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) MCSA
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) CCA
6 2 (20.00%) Symantec
6 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (10.00%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (10.00%) Data Lake
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) HDInsight
3 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) Power BI
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Support
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) CESG
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCA
2 2 (20.00%) MCSA
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) MCTS
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) XenApp
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (20.00%) XenServer
6 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) AppSense
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Dell