The first table below looks at the demand for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 16 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 Birmingham 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenServer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% - -
As % of the System Software category 1.92% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £213 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
System Software Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
52 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.44% 11.18% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 22
Average daily rate £213 £210 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.63 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.30% -16.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £14.05 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenServer
West Midlands

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

XenServer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware