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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenDesktop
England / West Midlands
Rank 114 127 107
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.044% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 0.48% 3.59% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Median daily rate - £369 £369
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 - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -30.85%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 207 223 277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.08% 8.41% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 100 106
Median daily rate £413 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £202 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 57
Median hourly rate £15.93 £16.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.46% -29.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham 0 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenServer
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) AppDNA
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

XenDesktop
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago