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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 188 219 208
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -11
Contract jobs citing XenServer 17 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.13% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 3.07% 1.38% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 6
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£305 £288 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% +0.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £187 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £359 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-38.88% -66.66%
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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
553 650 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.17% 9.13% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 426 340
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 49 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.75 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.80 £38.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 35 (92.11%) Citrix
2 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
3 24 (63.16%) VMware
4 23 (60.53%) Windows
5 22 (57.89%) Linux
6 21 (55.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (52.63%) PowerShell
7 20 (52.63%) Banking
8 19 (50.00%) WebSphere
8 19 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
8 19 (50.00%) ISO 9001
8 19 (50.00%) C
8 19 (50.00%) Oracle
8 19 (50.00%) WebLogic
8 19 (50.00%) ITIL
8 19 (50.00%) JBoss
8 19 (50.00%) Tomcat
8 19 (50.00%) Tivoli
8 19 (50.00%) Shell Script
8 19 (50.00%) Release Management
8 19 (50.00%) GlassFish
8 19 (50.00%) LANDesk
9 15 (39.47%) XenApp
10 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (26.32%) NetScaler
12 9 (23.68%) SCCM
13 8 (21.05%) XenDesktop
13 8 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
14 7 (18.42%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 19 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 19 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 19 (50.00%) JBoss
1 19 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 19 (50.00%) GlassFish
2 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) NetScaler
2 3 (7.89%) VLAN
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Multicast
4 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (52.63%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (73.68%) Administrator
2 10 (26.32%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Citrix Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Citrix Support
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) IT Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Citrix Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) LAMP
1 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (2.63%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) PKI
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 22 (57.89%) Linux
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) CentOS
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.26%) Debian
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) ITIL
1 19 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
3 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.63%) Line Management
3 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 19 (50.00%) C
2 19 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.26%) CCA
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) CCEA
3 1 (2.63%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (39.47%) XenApp
4 8 (21.05%) XenDesktop
4 8 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.63%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 19 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 9 (23.68%) SCCM
3 3 (7.89%) SCOM
4 2 (5.26%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.63%) Nagios
5 1 (2.63%) SmokePing
5 1 (2.63%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.63%) Puppet
5 1 (2.63%) Cacti
Vendors
1 35 (92.11%) Citrix
2 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
3 24 (63.16%) VMware
4 19 (50.00%) Oracle
4 19 (50.00%) LANDesk
5 6 (15.79%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) AppSense
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Remedy
7 1 (2.63%) Scality