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 29 September 2014 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 62 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing XenServer 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.46% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 1.52% 4.05% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£301 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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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
66 74 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.41% 11.26% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 18
Average daily rate £300 £270 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £162 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £10.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft