The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 439 426 408
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -18
Contract jobs citing XenServer 136 118 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.84% 2.56% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 96
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £163 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-22.01% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 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% -
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4782 4605 4437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.69% 9.88% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2662 2356 2157
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 592 604
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +7.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
XenServer
UK

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 -1 43 £300 -9.09% 14
West Midlands -5 19 £275 -38.88% 3
South West -6 19 £400 - 2
North West - 14 £270 - 6
South East -16 13 £325 -15.58% 9
East Midlands +8 11 £225 -43.75%
East of England -26 10 - - 2
Yorkshire +12 7 £334 - 2
North East - - - - 2
XenServer
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XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (87.83%) Citrix
2 206 (78.33%) Windows
3 171 (65.02%) VMware
4 140 (53.23%) XenApp
5 138 (52.47%) Microsoft
6 129 (49.05%) Active Directory
7 122 (46.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 111 (42.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 90 (34.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 87 (33.08%) XenDesktop
11 67 (25.48%) Linux
12 58 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 55 (20.91%) SCCM
14 53 (20.15%) ITIL
15 51 (19.39%) DNS
16 50 (19.01%) Firewall
17 49 (18.63%) Microsoft App-V
17 49 (18.63%) DHCP
18 48 (18.25%) MS Exchange
18 48 (18.25%) HP
19 47 (17.87%) SQL
20 42 (15.97%) NetScaler
21 40 (15.21%) Cisco
22 39 (14.83%) Microsoft Certification
22 39 (14.83%) AppSense
22 39 (14.83%) Hyper-V
23 38 (14.45%) vSphere
23 38 (14.45%) SAN
24 35 (13.31%) PowerShell
25 34 (12.93%) Windows 7

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 48 (18.25%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 23 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (6.84%) Tomcat
5 17 (6.46%) Apache
6 14 (5.32%) SharePoint
7 13 (4.94%) GlassFish
7 13 (4.94%) WebSphere
7 13 (4.94%) WebLogic
8 12 (4.56%) Confluence
8 12 (4.56%) nginx
8 12 (4.56%) MediaWiki
8 12 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (3.80%) CloudStack
10 8 (3.04%) Lync
11 7 (2.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (2.66%) IIS
12 6 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.76%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 20 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.76%) MS Project
3 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.04%) Office 365
2 4 (1.52%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.39%) DNS
2 50 (19.01%) Firewall
3 49 (18.63%) DHCP
4 42 (15.97%) NetScaler
5 38 (14.45%) SAN
6 28 (10.65%) VLAN
7 25 (9.51%) VPN
8 18 (6.84%) WAN
8 18 (6.84%) LAN
9 15 (5.70%) LDAP
10 14 (5.32%) NAS
11 13 (4.94%) IPsec
11 13 (4.94%) BGP
12 12 (4.56%) OSPF
12 12 (4.56%) EIGRP
12 12 (4.56%) IPv6
12 12 (4.56%) Network Security
13 10 (3.80%) VoIP
14 7 (2.66%) TCP/IP
14 7 (2.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.84%) MySQL
3 12 (4.56%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.76%) DataStage
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.32%) Subversion
3 13 (4.94%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.56%) Hudson
4 12 (4.56%) JIRA
5 2 (0.76%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
General
1 22 (8.37%) Finance
2 15 (5.70%) Banking
3 4 (1.52%) Publishing
4 3 (1.14%) Games
5 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.38%) Law
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (14.83%) Citrix Engineer
2 36 (13.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (12.93%) Administrator
4 25 (9.51%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.37%) Server Engineer
6 21 (7.98%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (7.98%) Analyst
7 19 (7.22%) Linux Engineer
8 17 (6.46%) Consultant
9 14 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (5.32%) Support Analyst
9 14 (5.32%) Technical Engineer
10 13 (4.94%) Citrix Support
10 13 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (4.56%) Architect
11 12 (4.56%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (4.18%) Citrix Specialist
12 11 (4.18%) Linux Administrator
12 11 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.98%) LAMP
2 6 (2.28%) Web Services
2 6 (2.28%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.14%) Middleware
4 2 (0.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.22%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.94%) PDA
2 13 (4.94%) Clustering
3 12 (4.56%) Wiki
4 7 (2.66%) Open Source
4 7 (2.66%) Kindle
5 5 (1.90%) PKI
6 4 (1.52%) Firmware
6 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.14%) Online Games
8 1 (0.38%) FMCG
8 1 (0.38%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.38%) CCTV
8 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.38%) Celerra
8 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 206 (78.33%) Windows
2 122 (46.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (34.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (25.48%) Linux
5 58 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (12.93%) Windows 7
7 25 (9.51%) CentOS
8 21 (7.98%) Debian
9 20 (7.60%) UNIX
9 20 (7.60%) Ubuntu
10 14 (5.32%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.90%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.14%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.76%) Fedora
14 2 (0.76%) SUSE
14 2 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.15%) ITIL
2 24 (9.13%) DevOps
3 22 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (7.22%) Migration
5 15 (5.70%) Project Management
6 14 (5.32%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (5.32%) Release Management
7 12 (4.56%) Data Modelling
7 12 (4.56%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (4.18%) Build Automation
9 7 (2.66%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (2.28%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.28%) Change Management
11 5 (1.90%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (1.52%) Load Balancing
13 3 (1.14%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (1.14%) Scrum
13 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Architecture
13 3 (1.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.87%) SQL
2 35 (13.31%) PowerShell
3 24 (9.13%) Perl
3 24 (9.13%) PHP
3 24 (9.13%) Ruby
4 23 (8.75%) Bash Shell
4 23 (8.75%) Java
5 18 (6.84%) C
6 13 (4.94%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.66%) VBScript
8 6 (2.28%) Python
9 2 (0.76%) AWK
9 2 (0.76%) sed
10 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (14.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (12.55%) MCSE
3 26 (9.89%) Security Cleared
4 25 (9.51%) Citrix Certification
5 24 (9.13%) SC Cleared
6 17 (6.46%) CCA
7 13 (4.94%) MCP
8 12 (4.56%) CCEA
9 9 (3.42%) CCNA
9 9 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.66%) CCEE
11 4 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.14%) MCITP
12 3 (1.14%) MCSA
13 2 (0.76%) MCTS
13 2 (0.76%) VTSP
14 1 (0.38%) CCAA
14 1 (0.38%) CCIA
14 1 (0.38%) RHCA
14 1 (0.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.60%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 140 (53.23%) XenApp
2 129 (49.05%) Active Directory
3 111 (42.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (33.08%) XenDesktop
5 49 (18.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 39 (14.83%) Hyper-V
7 38 (14.45%) vSphere
8 18 (6.84%) Xen
9 16 (6.08%) VMware ESX
10 14 (5.32%) VMware Server
11 13 (4.94%) Samba
11 13 (4.94%) Oracle RMAN
11 13 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (4.56%) Postfix
13 11 (4.18%) Terminal Services
14 10 (3.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (1.90%) NFS
16 4 (1.52%) ISA Server
16 4 (1.52%) KVM
17 3 (1.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 55 (20.91%) SCCM
2 25 (9.51%) Puppet
3 22 (8.37%) SCOM
4 13 (4.94%) Tivoli
5 12 (4.56%) ZABBIX
5 12 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (4.18%) Salt
7 5 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (1.52%) Nagios
8 4 (1.52%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.52%) SCDPM
9 3 (1.14%) Opsview
9 3 (1.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.76%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.38%) Cacti
11 1 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.38%) WSUS
11 1 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 231 (87.83%) Citrix
2 171 (65.02%) VMware
3 138 (52.47%) Microsoft
4 48 (18.25%) HP
5 40 (15.21%) Cisco
6 39 (14.83%) AppSense
7 31 (11.79%) Dell
8 29 (11.03%) Red Hat
9 21 (7.98%) Oracle
10 16 (6.08%) Compaq
11 15 (5.70%) EMC
12 13 (4.94%) LANDesk
12 13 (4.94%) JBoss
13 9 (3.42%) NetApp
14 8 (3.04%) WatchGuard
15 7 (2.66%) Wyse
16 6 (2.28%) Veeam
17 5 (1.90%) 3PAR
18 4 (1.52%) CheckPoint
18 4 (1.52%) Google
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