The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 118 127 105
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs citing XenServer 11 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.40% 0.23% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 2.84% 2.02% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
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£325 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
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%
XenServer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
387 346 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.00% 11.38% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 173 128
Average daily rate £325 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 39 54
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +10 6 - -
Norfolk - 3 £325 -
Essex +3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (81.25%) VMware
4 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
5 9 (56.25%) Citrix
5 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (56.25%) vSphere
6 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 7 (43.75%) HP
8 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
8 6 (37.50%) LAN
8 6 (37.50%) WAN
8 6 (37.50%) ITIL
8 6 (37.50%) Degree
8 6 (37.50%) XenApp
8 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (31.25%) SAN
10 4 (25.00%) MPLS
10 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 4 (25.00%) Project Management
10 4 (25.00%) HNC
10 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
10 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (25.00%) IIS
10 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
10 4 (25.00%) VPN
10 4 (25.00%) WorkSite
10 4 (25.00%) Quality Management

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) MPLS
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 4 (25.00%) Server Administrator
1 4 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Server Support
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Support Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (12.50%) VLE
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (25.00%) Process Management
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) Change Control
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) HNC
2 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (56.25%) vSphere
3 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (37.50%) XenApp
5 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCDPM
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
3 9 (56.25%) Citrix
4 7 (43.75%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Apple
6 1 (6.25%) Brocade