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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 426 440 418
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing XenServer 158 117 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 3.18% 2.47% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 64 88
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £160 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £385 £333
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
XenServer
UK

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
4976 4742 4560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.76% 9.74% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2798 2475 2250
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 568 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -5 45 £300 -9.09% 5
North West - 27 £275 - 7
West Midlands -5 22 £248 -50.50% 1
South West -19 20 £400 - 1
South East +2 14 £325 -15.58% 2
East of England -35 13 £175 -56.25% 6
East Midlands +9 10 £225 -43.75% 2
Yorkshire - 7 £278 - 5
North East - - - - 1
XenServer
UK

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 231 (87.17%) Citrix
2 217 (81.89%) Windows
3 179 (67.55%) VMware
4 144 (54.34%) Active Directory
5 142 (53.58%) XenApp
6 139 (52.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 130 (49.06%) Microsoft
8 112 (42.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 97 (36.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 81 (30.57%) XenDesktop
11 66 (24.91%) DNS
12 64 (24.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 63 (23.77%) DHCP
13 63 (23.77%) Linux
14 60 (22.64%) ITIL
14 60 (22.64%) MS Exchange
14 60 (22.64%) SCCM
15 54 (20.38%) HP
15 54 (20.38%) Firewall
16 47 (17.74%) Microsoft App-V
17 45 (16.98%) SQL
18 44 (16.60%) Cisco
18 44 (16.60%) Microsoft Certification
19 43 (16.23%) NetScaler
20 41 (15.47%) vSphere
21 39 (14.72%) MCSE
22 37 (13.96%) SAN
22 37 (13.96%) VLAN
23 36 (13.58%) Security Cleared
23 36 (13.58%) Hyper-V

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 60 (22.64%) MS Exchange
2 35 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 34 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (7.92%) Apache
5 18 (6.79%) Tomcat
5 18 (6.79%) SharePoint
6 15 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (4.91%) Confluence
7 13 (4.91%) nginx
7 13 (4.91%) Lync
7 13 (4.91%) MediaWiki
7 13 (4.91%) GlassFish
7 13 (4.91%) WebSphere
7 13 (4.91%) WebLogic
8 8 (3.02%) IIS
9 7 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.26%) CloudStack
10 6 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.17%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.40%) Office 365
2 4 (1.51%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (24.91%) DNS
2 63 (23.77%) DHCP
3 54 (20.38%) Firewall
4 43 (16.23%) NetScaler
5 37 (13.96%) SAN
5 37 (13.96%) VLAN
6 28 (10.57%) VPN
7 23 (8.68%) WAN
8 22 (8.30%) LAN
9 19 (7.17%) LDAP
10 16 (6.04%) NAS
11 15 (5.66%) VoIP
12 14 (5.28%) BGP
12 14 (5.28%) IPsec
13 13 (4.91%) Network Security
13 13 (4.91%) IPv6
13 13 (4.91%) EIGRP
13 13 (4.91%) OSPF
14 11 (4.15%) SMS
15 7 (2.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.17%) MySQL
3 13 (4.91%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.75%) DataStage
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (6.42%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.04%) Hudson
3 15 (5.66%) Subversion
4 13 (4.91%) JIRA
5 2 (0.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
General
1 15 (5.66%) Finance
1 15 (5.66%) Banking
2 3 (1.13%) Publishing
2 3 (1.13%) Games
3 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.38%) Law
4 1 (0.38%) Legal
4 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (14.72%) Administrator
3 31 (11.70%) Citrix Engineer
4 23 (8.68%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.30%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (7.55%) Server Engineer
7 18 (6.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (6.42%) Analyst
9 16 (6.04%) Linux Engineer
10 15 (5.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 15 (5.66%) Consultant
10 15 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (4.91%) Technical Engineer
12 12 (4.53%) Architect
12 12 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (4.15%) Wintel Engineer
13 11 (4.15%) Citrix Support
13 11 (4.15%) Citrix Administrator
13 11 (4.15%) Linux Administrator
14 10 (3.77%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.43%) LAMP
2 5 (1.89%) Web Services
3 3 (1.13%) Middleware
3 3 (1.13%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.38%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.92%) Blackberry
2 15 (5.66%) PDA
3 13 (4.91%) Wiki
3 13 (4.91%) Clustering
4 11 (4.15%) Kindle
5 7 (2.64%) Open Source
6 5 (1.89%) PKI
7 4 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.13%) Online Games
9 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.75%) Firmware
10 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.38%) Replication
10 1 (0.38%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.38%) CCTV
10 1 (0.38%) Celerra
10 1 (0.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 217 (81.89%) Windows
2 139 (52.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 97 (36.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 64 (24.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (23.77%) Linux
6 28 (10.57%) CentOS
7 26 (9.81%) Windows 7
8 25 (9.43%) Ubuntu
9 23 (8.68%) Debian
10 17 (6.42%) Windows XP
11 13 (4.91%) UNIX
12 6 (2.26%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.13%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.38%) Android
14 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.64%) ITIL
2 26 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (9.81%) DevOps
3 20 (7.55%) Project Management
4 19 (7.17%) Migration
5 15 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (5.28%) Release Management
6 14 (5.28%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (4.91%) Data Modelling
8 12 (4.53%) Build Automation
9 11 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (3.02%) Change Management
11 7 (2.64%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (1.89%) Service Delivery
13 4 (1.51%) Load Balancing
14 3 (1.13%) Configuration Management
14 3 (1.13%) Scrum
14 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Architecture
14 3 (1.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.98%) SQL
2 31 (11.70%) PowerShell
3 28 (10.57%) Perl
3 28 (10.57%) PHP
4 26 (9.81%) Ruby
5 25 (9.43%) Bash Shell
6 24 (9.06%) Java
7 18 (6.79%) C
8 13 (4.91%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.51%) Python
9 4 (1.51%) VBScript
10 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (16.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (14.72%) MCSE
3 36 (13.58%) Security Cleared
4 34 (12.83%) SC Cleared
5 22 (8.30%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (6.04%) MCP
7 14 (5.28%) CCA
8 9 (3.40%) CCEA
8 9 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.40%) CCNA
9 7 (2.64%) CCEE
10 4 (1.51%) MCTS
10 4 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.13%) MCSA
12 2 (0.75%) VTSP
12 2 (0.75%) MCITP
13 1 (0.38%) PMP
13 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.38%) EMC Certification
13 1 (0.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.06%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 144 (54.34%) Active Directory
2 142 (53.58%) XenApp
3 112 (42.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (30.57%) XenDesktop
5 47 (17.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 41 (15.47%) vSphere
7 36 (13.58%) Hyper-V
8 16 (6.04%) Samba
9 15 (5.66%) VMware ESX
10 13 (4.91%) Postfix
10 13 (4.91%) VMware Server
10 13 (4.91%) Oracle RMAN
11 11 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (4.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (3.02%) Terminal Services
13 7 (2.64%) Xen
14 5 (1.89%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.89%) NFS
15 2 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 60 (22.64%) SCCM
2 29 (10.94%) Puppet
3 27 (10.19%) SCOM
4 16 (6.04%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (5.66%) Salt
6 13 (4.91%) ZABBIX
6 13 (4.91%) Tivoli
7 8 (3.02%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (1.51%) Nagios
9 3 (1.13%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.13%) Opsview
9 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.13%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.75%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.38%) Cacti
Vendors
1 231 (87.17%) Citrix
2 179 (67.55%) VMware
3 130 (49.06%) Microsoft
4 54 (20.38%) HP
5 44 (16.60%) Cisco
6 34 (12.83%) AppSense
6 34 (12.83%) Dell
7 31 (11.70%) Red Hat
8 17 (6.42%) Compaq
9 16 (6.04%) Oracle
10 13 (4.91%) WatchGuard
10 13 (4.91%) LANDesk
10 13 (4.91%) JBoss
11 12 (4.53%) EMC
12 9 (3.40%) NetApp
13 6 (2.26%) Veeam
14 5 (1.89%) 3PAR
15 4 (1.51%) ServiceNow
15 4 (1.51%) Google
15 4 (1.51%) Wyse
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