The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 505 442 430
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -12
Contract jobs citing XenServer 66 117 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.35% 2.54% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 79 67
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£345 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
-17.80% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Average hourly rate £29.15 £26.25 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.04% +23.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +38.15%
XenServer
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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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4897 4601 3971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.06% 9.67% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2792 2495 1921
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 597 575
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £31.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in England

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in England

XenServer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer across the England region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

XenServer Daily Rate Histogram in England

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in England

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
London -10 28 £425 +30.76% 11
North West -26 10 £240 -8.62% 6
South East -21 9 £300 -20.00% 3
East of England +5 8 £325 -13.33% 1
Yorkshire -19 6 £325 -16.12% 3
West Midlands -8 4 £150 -45.45% 1
East Midlands -11 1 - - 1
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UK

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 111 (75.00%) Citrix
2 110 (74.32%) VMware
3 92 (62.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (62.16%) Windows
4 62 (41.89%) Microsoft
5 61 (41.22%) Firewall
6 54 (36.49%) Active Directory
6 54 (36.49%) XenApp
7 47 (31.76%) Cisco
8 44 (29.73%) DNS
9 41 (27.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (27.03%) LAN
10 40 (27.03%) DHCP
10 40 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (25.68%) WAN
11 38 (25.68%) Linux
12 37 (25.00%) XenDesktop
13 35 (23.65%) VPN
14 33 (22.30%) HP
14 33 (22.30%) vSphere
15 31 (20.95%) Hyper-V
16 30 (20.27%) Cisco Certification
17 29 (19.59%) CheckPoint
18 28 (18.92%) OSPF
19 25 (16.89%) Puppet
19 25 (16.89%) DevOps
19 25 (16.89%) Data Centre
20 24 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
20 24 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
21 23 (15.54%) ITIL

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (14.86%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.51%) IIS
3 17 (11.49%) Apache
4 16 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (9.46%) Confluence
5 14 (9.46%) MediaWiki
6 12 (8.11%) SharePoint
7 11 (7.43%) nginx
8 7 (4.73%) Lync
9 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.70%) WorkSite
10 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (2.03%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.35%) IBM Notes
12 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.68%) TPMS
Applications
1 17 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.76%) MS Visio
3 8 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (4.05%) MS Office
5 2 (1.35%) Vectorworks
5 2 (1.35%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.70%) Mimecast
3 3 (2.03%) Office 365
3 3 (2.03%) SaaS
4 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.35%) PaaS
4 2 (1.35%) IaaS
4 2 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 61 (41.22%) Firewall
2 44 (29.73%) DNS
3 40 (27.03%) LAN
3 40 (27.03%) DHCP
4 38 (25.68%) WAN
5 35 (23.65%) VPN
6 28 (18.92%) OSPF
7 22 (14.86%) NetScaler
7 22 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (12.84%) Network Security
8 19 (12.84%) SAN
8 19 (12.84%) BGP
8 19 (12.84%) IPsec
9 18 (12.16%) VLAN
10 16 (10.81%) BIG-IP
11 15 (10.14%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (10.14%) LDAP
11 15 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 14 (9.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.49%) MySQL
2 14 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (7.43%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.41%) Big Data
5 7 (4.73%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (15.54%) Jenkins
2 22 (14.86%) Hudson
3 14 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.46%) JIRA
3 14 (9.46%) Subversion
4 5 (3.38%) MSI
5 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (8.78%) Finance
2 4 (2.70%) Retail
3 2 (1.35%) Banking
3 2 (1.35%) Billing
3 2 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (12.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (12.16%) Architect
2 18 (12.16%) Network Engineer
3 17 (11.49%) Citrix Engineer
4 16 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (10.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 14 (9.46%) Consultant
7 13 (8.78%) Administrator
8 11 (7.43%) Support Engineer
9 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 7 (4.73%) Server Engineer
11 7 (4.73%) Citrix Specialist
12 6 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
13 5 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
13 5 (3.38%) Technical Architect
13 5 (3.38%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
14 4 (2.70%) Security Engineer
14 4 (2.70%) Windows Administrator
14 4 (2.70%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.38%) LAMP
2 4 (2.70%) Web Services
3 2 (1.35%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.89%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.46%) Wiki
3 7 (4.73%) Clustering
4 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.38%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.38%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.70%) PKI
5 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.03%) PDA
7 2 (1.35%) Replication
7 2 (1.35%) VLE
7 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 92 (62.16%) Windows
2 41 (27.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (25.68%) Linux
5 21 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (10.14%) UNIX
7 14 (9.46%) CentOS
8 11 (7.43%) Windows 7
8 11 (7.43%) Ubuntu
8 11 (7.43%) Debian
9 9 (6.08%) Windows XP
10 7 (4.73%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.70%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.35%) VMS
12 2 (1.35%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.89%) DevOps
2 24 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (15.54%) ITIL
4 20 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (11.49%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (10.14%) Configuration Management
7 12 (8.11%) Build Automation
8 11 (7.43%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.76%) Project Management
10 8 (5.41%) Migration
10 8 (5.41%) Process Management
10 8 (5.41%) Analytics
10 8 (5.41%) Data Analytics
11 7 (4.73%) Database Theory
11 7 (4.73%) Relational Database Theory
11 7 (4.73%) Data Modelling
12 6 (4.05%) Change Control
12 6 (4.05%) Open Source
13 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2
13 5 (3.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.54%) PHP
2 22 (14.86%) SQL
3 20 (13.51%) Bash Shell
4 19 (12.84%) Ruby
5 18 (12.16%) Perl
6 17 (11.49%) Python
7 13 (8.78%) PowerShell
8 9 (6.08%) Java
9 5 (3.38%) C
10 1 (0.68%) C#
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
10 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (20.27%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.81%) CCNP
3 15 (10.14%) CCSE
3 15 (10.14%) CCNA
4 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (6.76%) MCSE
6 9 (6.08%) Citrix Certification
6 9 (6.08%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.05%) Degree
7 6 (4.05%) CCA
8 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.70%) CCSP
8 4 (2.70%) HNC
8 4 (2.70%) CCIA
9 3 (2.03%) CCAA
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.68%) MCSA
10 1 (0.68%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 92 (62.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (36.49%) Active Directory
2 54 (36.49%) XenApp
3 37 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 33 (22.30%) vSphere
5 31 (20.95%) Hyper-V
6 24 (16.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (10.81%) iptables
8 14 (9.46%) Postfix
8 14 (9.46%) Samba
9 5 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (3.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (3.38%) ProxySG
10 4 (2.70%) vCloud
11 3 (2.03%) Xen
11 3 (2.03%) VMware Server
11 3 (2.03%) VMware ESX
12 2 (1.35%) KVM
13 1 (0.68%) NFS
13 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (16.89%) Puppet
2 18 (12.16%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (11.49%) SCCM
4 15 (10.14%) Salt
5 14 (9.46%) ZABBIX
6 8 (5.41%) Ansible
7 7 (4.73%) EdgeSight
8 5 (3.38%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (3.38%) Nagios
8 5 (3.38%) Cacti
9 4 (2.70%) SCOM
9 4 (2.70%) XenMobile
10 3 (2.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.35%) Nessus
11 2 (1.35%) WSUS
11 2 (1.35%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 111 (75.00%) Citrix
2 110 (74.32%) VMware
3 62 (41.89%) Microsoft
4 47 (31.76%) Cisco
5 33 (22.30%) HP
6 29 (19.59%) CheckPoint
7 22 (14.86%) Juniper
8 21 (14.19%) F5
9 20 (13.51%) Blue Coat
10 19 (12.84%) NetApp
11 16 (10.81%) Dell
11 16 (10.81%) IBM
11 16 (10.81%) Red Hat
12 15 (10.14%) Infoblox
13 10 (6.76%) Brocade
14 7 (4.73%) 3PAR
14 7 (4.73%) EMC
14 7 (4.73%) Symantec
15 6 (4.05%) AppSense
16 5 (3.38%) Lancope
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