The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 116 124 122
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing XenServer 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 2.25% 1.68% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate £313 £450 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +29.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £450 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £423 £350
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +144.44%
XenServer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
222 298 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.74% 10.99% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 142 131
Average daily rate £350 £398 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 42
Average hourly rate £55.55 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £39.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenServer across the Berkshire region.

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the Berkshire region.

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 3 £293 -35.00% 1
Wokingham - 2 £325 -
XenServer
South East

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing XenServer also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XenServer.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) XenApp
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) CCA
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) Publishing
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
5 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
5 2 (28.57%) SCOM
5 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing XenServer also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XenServer. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
1 2 (28.57%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (28.57%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (42.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Support
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Windows Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) AWK
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) sed
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCA
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) HNC
2 2 (28.57%) RHCSA
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) XenApp
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) EdgeSight
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) AppSense
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy