The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 124 119 135
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing XenServer 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.18% 0.081% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 1.98% 0.80% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £365 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
252 251 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.83% 10.21% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 100 103
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 39 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.25 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £32.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenServer
South East

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 5 £365 - 1
Bracknell - - - -
XenServer
South East

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (77.78%) Citrix
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) XenApp
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) XenDesktop
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) CCA
5 3 (33.33%) MCSE
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Publishing
5 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (33.33%) vSphere
6 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 2 (22.22%) Maven
6 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (22.22%) Ansible
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Mercurial
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Maven
1 2 (22.22%) Mercurial
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Systems Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Graduate
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Data Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCA
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) NCDA
3 1 (11.11%) NCIE
3 1 (11.11%) VCAP
3 1 (11.11%) CCEE
3 1 (11.11%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) XenApp
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) XenDesktop
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (11.11%) MetaFrame
6 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
6 1 (11.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (22.22%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Citrix
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy