The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 177 213 203
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -10
Contract jobs citing XenServer 23 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 3.95% 1.80% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 10
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£300 £170 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -49.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £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 City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
583 665 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.94% 9.25% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 434 336
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 49 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.00 £32.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

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 22 September 2014.

XenServer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 50 (94.34%) Citrix
2 39 (73.58%) Windows
3 38 (71.70%) Microsoft
4 32 (60.38%) XenApp
5 28 (52.83%) VMware
6 24 (45.28%) Active Directory
6 24 (45.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (45.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (43.40%) SCCM
8 19 (35.85%) Linux
9 18 (33.96%) Banking
10 16 (30.19%) Oracle RMAN
10 16 (30.19%) Tivoli
10 16 (30.19%) Shell Script
10 16 (30.19%) JBoss
10 16 (30.19%) Tomcat
10 16 (30.19%) C
10 16 (30.19%) Oracle
10 16 (30.19%) WebLogic
10 16 (30.19%) ITIL
10 16 (30.19%) ISO 9001
10 16 (30.19%) LANDesk
10 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
10 16 (30.19%) WebSphere
10 16 (30.19%) Release Management
10 16 (30.19%) GlassFish
10 16 (30.19%) NetScaler
10 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (26.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (24.53%) XenDesktop

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 16 (30.19%) WebLogic
1 16 (30.19%) Tomcat
1 16 (30.19%) WebSphere
1 16 (30.19%) GlassFish
2 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) NetScaler
2 7 (13.21%) SAN
3 5 (9.43%) WAN
3 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.55%) LAN
4 4 (7.55%) Firewall
4 4 (7.55%) VLAN
4 4 (7.55%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.77%) DNS
6 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.89%) Multicast
6 1 (1.89%) IMAP
6 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.89%) VoIP
6 1 (1.89%) VPN
6 1 (1.89%) SMTP
6 1 (1.89%) DHCP
6 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (33.96%) Banking
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Administrator
2 12 (22.64%) Citrix Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Wintel Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (15.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Citrix Administrator
7 5 (9.43%) Citrix Support
8 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.77%) Citrix Consultant
10 1 (1.89%) Server Engineer
10 1 (1.89%) IT Administrator
10 1 (1.89%) Senior Consultant
10 1 (1.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 1 (1.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Administrator
10 1 (1.89%) Citrix Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Clustering
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) PKI
3 2 (3.77%) Open Source
4 1 (1.89%) Kindle
4 1 (1.89%) FMCG
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 24 (45.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (35.85%) Linux
4 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (13.21%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.77%) CentOS
7 2 (3.77%) Debian
7 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) ITIL
1 16 (30.19%) Release Management
2 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
2 2 (3.77%) Migration
3 1 (1.89%) Load Balancing
3 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (1.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (1.89%) Data Protection
3 1 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) C
1 16 (30.19%) Shell Script
1 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.55%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) VBScript
3 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.66%) CCEA
2 3 (5.66%) MCP
3 2 (3.77%) CCA
3 2 (3.77%) CCEE
4 1 (1.89%) MCSE
4 1 (1.89%) MCSA
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.89%) MCTS
4 1 (1.89%) MCITP
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.19%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 32 (60.38%) XenApp
2 24 (45.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (45.28%) Active Directory
3 16 (30.19%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (26.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (24.53%) XenDesktop
6 9 (16.98%) Hyper-V
7 4 (7.55%) Xen
7 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (43.40%) SCCM
2 16 (30.19%) Tivoli
3 11 (20.75%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 50 (94.34%) Citrix
2 38 (71.70%) Microsoft
3 28 (52.83%) VMware
4 16 (30.19%) Oracle
4 16 (30.19%) JBoss
4 16 (30.19%) LANDesk
5 10 (18.87%) AppSense
6 6 (11.32%) Cisco
6 6 (11.32%) HP
6 6 (11.32%) EMC
7 3 (5.66%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.77%) Remedy
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €800 per day
Posted: 21 days ago