The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing XenServer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the System Software category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £385
% change year-on-year
-0.08% -22.01%
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 Cheshire region.

System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
95 101 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.72% 12.67% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 15
Average daily rate £300 £260 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £155 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £330 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 26
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.85 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% -66.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

XenServer
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Xen
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Xen
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft