The first table below looks at the demand for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 17 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 City of London 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 185 193 207
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Contract jobs citing XenServer 25 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 5.00% 1.37% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 9
Average daily rate £325 £406 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £350 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £506 £405
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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
500 512 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.74% 8.24% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 313 357
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 59
Average hourly rate £18.85 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £135.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenServer
London

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

XenServer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

XenServer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 30 (90.91%) Citrix
2 25 (75.76%) Windows
3 23 (69.70%) XenApp
4 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
5 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 17 (51.52%) VMware
7 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (45.45%) SCCM
9 10 (30.30%) Hyper-V
9 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (30.30%) AppSense
10 9 (27.27%) XenDesktop
10 9 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (27.27%) Xen
11 8 (24.24%) SCOM
11 8 (24.24%) NetScaler
11 8 (24.24%) Finance
11 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (24.24%) HP
12 7 (21.21%) Cisco
12 7 (21.21%) Linux
12 7 (21.21%) Firewall
13 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
13 6 (18.18%) EMC
14 5 (15.15%) AWK
14 5 (15.15%) Fedora
14 5 (15.15%) Ruby
14 5 (15.15%) Oracle RAC

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
1 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) NetScaler
2 7 (21.21%) Firewall
3 5 (15.15%) SAN
4 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.09%) LAN
5 3 (9.09%) WAN
5 3 (9.09%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.03%) SMTP
6 1 (3.03%) SNMP
6 1 (3.03%) DNS
6 1 (3.03%) VLAN
6 1 (3.03%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Citrix Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Citrix Support
6 3 (9.09%) Administrator
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix Administrator
7 2 (6.06%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix Support Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.21%) Linux
6 5 (15.15%) SUSE
6 5 (15.15%) Fedora
6 5 (15.15%) CentOS
6 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (15.15%) UNIX
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL
4 1 (3.03%) Change Control
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.03%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) Release Management
4 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Python
1 5 (15.15%) AWK
1 5 (15.15%) Ruby
1 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
1 5 (15.15%) sed
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCP
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CCEA
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) CCA
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.03%) MCTS
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) XenApp
2 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
3 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (30.30%) Hyper-V
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (27.27%) Xen
5 9 (27.27%) XenDesktop
5 9 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (15.15%) vCloud
7 5 (15.15%) KVM
8 1 (3.03%) vSphere
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (3.03%) PowerConvert
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) SCCM
2 8 (24.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) Citrix
2 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 17 (51.52%) VMware
4 10 (30.30%) AppSense
5 8 (24.24%) HP
6 7 (21.21%) Cisco
7 6 (18.18%) EMC
8 5 (15.15%) Oracle
8 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
9 4 (12.12%) NetApp
9 4 (12.12%) Dell
10 3 (9.09%) Sage
10 3 (9.09%) SonicWALL
10 3 (9.09%) Symantec
11 1 (3.03%) Remedy
11 1 (3.03%) PlateSpin
11 1 (3.03%) Veeam
11 1 (3.03%) Leostream
11 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
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