The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 30 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing XenServer 17 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.06% 0.28% -
As % of the System Software category 20.48% 1.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£175 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £358 £340
% change year-on-year
-16.08% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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 Cambridge region.

System Software Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
83 51 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.81% 14.41% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 13
Average daily rate £285 £235 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £175 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 12 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -64.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £9.00 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £39.40
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 Cambridge

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the Cambridge region.

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 20 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (90.00%) Windows
3 17 (85.00%) Firewall
3 17 (85.00%) VLAN
3 17 (85.00%) WatchGuard
3 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (75.00%) Kindle
4 15 (75.00%) ITIL
4 15 (75.00%) VoIP
4 15 (75.00%) ISO 9001
4 15 (75.00%) Cisco
5 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (15.00%) XenApp
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (10.00%) HP
7 2 (10.00%) SSL
7 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (10.00%) Mitel
7 2 (10.00%) ISDN
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (10.00%) VPN
7 2 (10.00%) CCA
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (10.00%) MPLS
7 2 (10.00%) 3PAR

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) Firewall
1 17 (85.00%) VLAN
2 15 (75.00%) VoIP
3 2 (10.00%) SSL
3 2 (10.00%) ISDN
3 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CCA
1 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (75.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) XenApp
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Citrix
2 17 (85.00%) WatchGuard
3 15 (75.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Mitel
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (10.00%) Imperva
6 1 (5.00%) AppSense