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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 506 458 446
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -12
Contract jobs citing XenServer 73 105 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 2.19% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 71 42
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£353 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +121.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £135.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -78.70%
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
4883 4805 4134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.91% 10.26% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2714 2542 1952
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 601 589 721
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -9.71%

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 29 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer across the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

XenServer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 December 2014. 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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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 -23 24 £380 +9.35% 11
South East -26 11 £225 -39.18% 3
South West -28 10 £425 +61.13% 4
North West 0 8 £351 +32.26% 2
East of England -15 7 £263 -19.23%
West Midlands -3 5 £225 -39.18% 1
East Midlands +9 4 £615 +251.42%
Yorkshire -15 4 £425 +14.86% 2
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

1 190 (82.25%) Citrix
2 174 (75.32%) Windows
3 160 (69.26%) VMware
4 110 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 106 (45.89%) Microsoft
6 104 (45.02%) Active Directory
6 104 (45.02%) XenApp
7 100 (43.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 79 (34.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 62 (26.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (26.41%) Linux
11 60 (25.97%) XenDesktop
12 59 (25.54%) MS Exchange
13 58 (25.11%) Firewall
14 55 (23.81%) SCCM
15 53 (22.94%) ITIL
16 49 (21.21%) Cisco
16 49 (21.21%) DNS
17 45 (19.48%) Hyper-V
18 43 (18.61%) DHCP
19 42 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
20 41 (17.75%) HP
20 41 (17.75%) NetScaler
21 36 (15.58%) VLAN
22 35 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
23 34 (14.72%) vSphere
24 33 (14.29%) CentOS
25 32 (13.85%) Security Cleared
26 31 (13.42%) SC Cleared
26 31 (13.42%) Red Hat

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 59 (25.54%) MS Exchange
2 35 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (9.96%) Apache
5 20 (8.66%) Tomcat
6 16 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (6.49%) WebSphere
8 14 (6.06%) SharePoint
8 14 (6.06%) WebLogic
8 14 (6.06%) Lync
8 14 (6.06%) JBoss
8 14 (6.06%) GlassFish
9 11 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (3.90%) IIS
11 6 (2.60%) nginx
11 6 (2.60%) Confluence
11 6 (2.60%) MediaWiki
12 5 (2.16%) OpenStack
13 3 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.87%) WorkSite
Applications
1 21 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.93%) MS Office
3 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.90%) Office 365
2 4 (1.73%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.30%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 58 (25.11%) Firewall
2 49 (21.21%) DNS
3 43 (18.61%) DHCP
4 41 (17.75%) NetScaler
5 36 (15.58%) VLAN
6 30 (12.99%) SAN
7 27 (11.69%) WAN
8 25 (10.82%) LAN
9 23 (9.96%) VPN
10 20 (8.66%) LDAP
10 20 (8.66%) VoIP
11 11 (4.76%) NAS
12 10 (4.33%) OSPF
13 8 (3.46%) iSCSI
13 8 (3.46%) TCP/IP
13 8 (3.46%) MPLS
13 8 (3.46%) SSL
14 7 (3.03%) SMS
14 7 (3.03%) BGP
15 6 (2.60%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.76%) MySQL
3 6 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (7.36%) Hudson
1 17 (7.36%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.46%) MSI
3 8 (3.46%) Subversion
4 6 (2.60%) JIRA
5 2 (0.87%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 18 (7.79%) Banking
2 15 (6.49%) Finance
3 6 (2.60%) Legal
4 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.30%) Publishing
5 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.87%) Law
6 2 (0.87%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) German Language
7 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 45 (19.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (12.55%) Administrator
3 22 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (9.09%) Consultant
5 20 (8.66%) Server Engineer
6 19 (8.23%) Analyst
7 18 (7.79%) Architect
7 18 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (6.93%) Support Engineer
9 15 (6.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.63%) Citrix Engineer
11 11 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
11 11 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (4.33%) Citrix Consultant
12 10 (4.33%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (3.46%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (3.46%) Technical Engineer
13 8 (3.46%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.52%) LAMP
2 9 (3.90%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.87%) COM
3 2 (0.87%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.93%) Kindle
2 13 (5.63%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.33%) PDA
4 9 (3.90%) Open Source
5 8 (3.46%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.46%) Fat Client
6 7 (3.03%) Clustering
6 7 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.60%) Wiki
8 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.30%) Replication
9 2 (0.87%) NHS
9 2 (0.87%) PKI
9 2 (0.87%) iPad
9 2 (0.87%) Online Games
9 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.43%) Celerra
10 1 (0.43%) CCTV
10 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.43%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 174 (75.32%) Windows
2 110 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (34.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 62 (26.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (26.41%) Linux
6 33 (14.29%) CentOS
7 26 (11.26%) Ubuntu
8 22 (9.52%) Windows 7
9 20 (8.66%) UNIX
10 17 (7.36%) Windows XP
11 14 (6.06%) Debian
12 9 (3.90%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.73%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.73%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.30%) VMS
14 3 (1.30%) Android
15 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.94%) ITIL
2 23 (9.96%) DevOps
3 22 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.36%) Project Management
6 15 (6.49%) Migration
6 15 (6.49%) Release Management
7 10 (4.33%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.33%) Build Automation
8 8 (3.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.60%) Data Modelling
10 6 (2.60%) Configuration Management
10 6 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.60%) Change Control
10 6 (2.60%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (2.60%) Database Theory
10 6 (2.60%) Relational Database Theory
11 5 (2.16%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.16%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.55%) PowerShell
2 25 (10.82%) SQL
3 23 (9.96%) Perl
3 23 (9.96%) PHP
3 23 (9.96%) Bash Shell
4 22 (9.52%) Ruby
5 19 (8.23%) C
6 15 (6.49%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.33%) Java
8 5 (2.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.42%) SC Cleared
3 29 (12.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (9.96%) MCSE
5 22 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
6 19 (8.23%) CCA
7 17 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (5.63%) CCNA
9 10 (4.33%) CCEA
9 10 (4.33%) MCP
10 9 (3.90%) CCIA
11 8 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (3.03%) Degree
13 6 (2.60%) MCTS
14 5 (2.16%) MCITP
14 5 (2.16%) CCEE
15 4 (1.73%) CCSE
15 4 (1.73%) CCNP
16 3 (1.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (1.30%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.55%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 104 (45.02%) Active Directory
1 104 (45.02%) XenApp
2 100 (43.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (25.97%) XenDesktop
4 45 (19.48%) Hyper-V
5 42 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 34 (14.72%) vSphere
7 17 (7.36%) Samba
8 16 (6.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 14 (6.06%) Oracle RMAN
10 10 (4.33%) VMware ESX
10 10 (4.33%) VMware Server
11 9 (3.90%) Terminal Services
12 6 (2.60%) Postfix
13 4 (1.73%) NFS
14 3 (1.30%) KVM
15 2 (0.87%) Ceph
15 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (23.81%) SCCM
2 26 (11.26%) SCOM
3 25 (10.82%) Puppet
4 23 (9.96%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (9.09%) Salt
6 19 (8.23%) Tivoli
7 8 (3.46%) EdgeSight
8 6 (2.60%) SCVMM
8 6 (2.60%) ZABBIX
9 5 (2.16%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (1.73%) HP SIM
11 3 (1.30%) Cobbler
11 3 (1.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 3 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (1.30%) Nagios
12 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.87%) Opsview
12 2 (0.87%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 190 (82.25%) Citrix
2 160 (69.26%) VMware
3 106 (45.89%) Microsoft
4 49 (21.21%) Cisco
5 41 (17.75%) HP
6 31 (13.42%) Red Hat
7 21 (9.09%) AppSense
8 17 (7.36%) Oracle
8 17 (7.36%) WatchGuard
9 15 (6.49%) Dell
10 14 (6.06%) LANDesk
11 12 (5.19%) NetApp
12 11 (4.76%) IBM
13 8 (3.46%) Altiris
14 7 (3.03%) CheckPoint
15 6 (2.60%) F5
16 5 (2.16%) Splunk
16 5 (2.16%) Cyber-Ark
16 5 (2.16%) 3PAR
16 5 (2.16%) Juniper
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