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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 125 122 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing XenServer 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.039% 0.12% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 1.24% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Average daily rate
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- £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £385
% change year-on-year
- -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +120.00%
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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
258 241 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.11% 9.57% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 100 115
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 25
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.36 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £21.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco
4 5 (62.50%) IBM
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) NetApp
4 5 (62.50%) Dell
4 5 (62.50%) 3PAR
5 4 (50.00%) Varonis
5 4 (50.00%) Mimecast
5 4 (50.00%) Zerto
5 4 (50.00%) Neverfail
5 4 (50.00%) Business Development
5 4 (50.00%) Veeam
5 4 (50.00%) Symantec
6 3 (37.50%) Windows
7 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (25.00%) Firewall
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (25.00%) XenApp
8 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
8 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 1 (12.50%) DevOps
8 1 (12.50%) Salt
8 1 (12.50%) Database Theory
8 1 (12.50%) Relational Database Theory
8 1 (12.50%) iptables
8 1 (12.50%) Hudson

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) nginx
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) IPsec
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) IPv6
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Hudson
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Sales Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
1 1 (12.50%) HP Storage
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Debian
3 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Development
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Database Theory
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database Theory
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) iptables
3 1 (12.50%) Postfix
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) ZABBIX
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) HP
4 5 (62.50%) Dell
4 5 (62.50%) IBM
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) NetApp
4 5 (62.50%) 3PAR
5 4 (50.00%) Varonis
5 4 (50.00%) Zerto
5 4 (50.00%) Neverfail
5 4 (50.00%) Symantec
5 4 (50.00%) Veeam
6 1 (12.50%) Red Hat