The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 24 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 139 144
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.20% 0.21% 0.034%
As % of the System Software category 1.98% 1.74% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £360 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 202 345 309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 10.16% 12.26% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 222 165
Median daily rate £350 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £215 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £588 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 41
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +37.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £9.55 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £23.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

XenDesktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenDesktop in Yorkshire

XenDesktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenDesktop in Yorkshire

XenDesktop
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
West Yorkshire +20 3 £360 +10.76% 2
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Phone
4 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) EMC
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
6 1 (16.67%) XenApp
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) SAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) IT Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Operations Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Phone
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec