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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 184 188 196
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing XenServer 9 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.42% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.82% 5.33% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 6
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£345 £325 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £400 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £23.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+32.25% -5.10%
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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
494 488 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.04% 7.86% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 330 328
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.10 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £30.30 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015, 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 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (54.55%) XenApp
4 5 (45.45%) XenDesktop
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) XenMobile
6 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) Nessus
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (18.18%) vSphere
6 2 (18.18%) F5
6 2 (18.18%) CCAA
6 2 (18.18%) CCIA
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Juniper
6 2 (18.18%) SAN
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) NetApp
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (9.09%) NX-OS
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (9.09%) DMVPN
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Security Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Citrix Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) PKI
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
2 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) E-Discovery
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) Python
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCAA
2 2 (18.18%) CCIA
2 2 (18.18%) CCA
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CCSE
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (54.55%) XenApp
2 5 (45.45%) XenDesktop
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) vCloud
4 1 (9.09%) KVM
4 1 (9.09%) iptables
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
4 1 (9.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) XenMobile
2 2 (18.18%) Nessus
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) Brocade
4 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) Infoblox
4 1 (9.09%) Imperva
4 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) CommVault