The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 67 60 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Contract jobs citing XenServer 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.12% 0.16% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 2.13% 2.50% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£150 £213 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -46.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +38.15%
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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 Birmingham region.

System Software Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
47 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.78% 6.24% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 11
Average daily rate £350 £213 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -41.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
Average hourly rate £19.25 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £16.95 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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%) Photoshop
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Autodesk
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Vectorworks
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (100.00%) Vectorworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Autodesk