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 29 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.

Citrix XenDesktop
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 135 134
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Contract jobs citing XenDesktop 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.047% 0.17% 0.075%
As % of the System Software category 0.44% 1.54% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.10 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £16.25
% change year-on-year - -25.53%  

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 229 325 262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 10.79% 11.30% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 202 152
Median daily rate £400 £410 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +36.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £163 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 39 43
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.10 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +0.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.05 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 29 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
West Yorkshire +13 1 £375 -14.28% 2
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (85.71%) XenApp
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 9 (64.29%) VMware
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 7 (50.00%) vSphere
7 6 (42.86%) DHCP
7 6 (42.86%) DNS
7 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (42.86%) Server Building
7 6 (42.86%) ThinPrint
8 5 (35.71%) NetScaler
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 4 (28.57%) CCA
9 4 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (28.57%) AppSense
9 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (21.43%) HP
10 3 (21.43%) EMC
10 3 (21.43%) SAN
11 2 (14.29%) ITIL
11 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (14.29%) LAN

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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DHCP
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) NetScaler
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.14%) NAS
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Server Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Server Support
1 6 (42.86%) Server Support Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Server Support
1 6 (42.86%) Windows Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Server Building
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Adaptive Security
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCA
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) XenApp
2 7 (50.00%) vSphere
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.14%) ProxySG
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) DameWare
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
1 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) ThinPrint
5 4 (28.57%) AppSense
6 3 (21.43%) EMC
6 3 (21.43%) HP
7 1 (7.14%) AlienVault
7 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco
7 1 (7.14%) EqualLogic
7 1 (7.14%) Juniper
7 1 (7.14%) Mitel
7 1 (7.14%) NetApp
7 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (7.14%) Sophos
7 1 (7.14%) Symantec
7 1 (7.14%) Veeam