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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 488 468 440
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -28
Contract jobs citing XenServer 69 71 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.54% 1.65% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 49
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£393 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £215 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+180.00% -
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
4472 4303 3992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.81% 9.65% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2455 2247 1867
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £167 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 510 729
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 28 January 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
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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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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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 +7 28 £425 +30.76% 21
South West -11 9 £425 - 5
Yorkshire -5 8 £425 +14.86% 11
South East -21 7 £325 -12.16% 3
East of England -4 6 £314 -3.46% 1
West Midlands +5 5 £225 -39.18% 1
North West +3 5 £363 - 8
East Midlands +16 1 £230 - 1
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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UK

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 148 (78.72%) Citrix
2 138 (73.40%) VMware
3 129 (68.62%) Windows
4 91 (48.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 81 (43.09%) Microsoft
6 80 (42.55%) XenApp
7 76 (40.43%) Active Directory
8 72 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 61 (32.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 59 (31.38%) Firewall
11 54 (28.72%) Linux
12 51 (27.13%) XenDesktop
13 46 (24.47%) SCCM
14 44 (23.40%) MS Exchange
14 44 (23.40%) DNS
15 42 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
16 41 (21.81%) Microsoft App-V
17 40 (21.28%) Cisco
18 38 (20.21%) DHCP
19 35 (18.62%) Hyper-V
20 34 (18.09%) ITIL
21 33 (17.55%) WAN
21 33 (17.55%) NetScaler
22 32 (17.02%) LAN
22 32 (17.02%) HP
23 31 (16.49%) Cisco Certification
24 29 (15.43%) Red Hat
24 29 (15.43%) DevOps
24 29 (15.43%) CentOS
24 29 (15.43%) Puppet

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 44 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 29 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (13.30%) Apache
4 21 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (8.51%) SharePoint
6 15 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (6.91%) MediaWiki
7 13 (6.91%) Confluence
8 11 (5.85%) IIS
8 11 (5.85%) Lync
9 10 (5.32%) nginx
10 8 (4.26%) WebSphere
10 8 (4.26%) Tomcat
11 7 (3.72%) JBoss
11 7 (3.72%) WebLogic
11 7 (3.72%) GlassFish
11 7 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (3.19%) OpenStack
13 2 (1.06%) WorkSite
Applications
1 17 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.85%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.13%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 59 (31.38%) Firewall
2 44 (23.40%) DNS
3 38 (20.21%) DHCP
4 33 (17.55%) WAN
4 33 (17.55%) NetScaler
5 32 (17.02%) LAN
6 25 (13.30%) LDAP
7 24 (12.77%) VPN
7 24 (12.77%) OSPF
8 23 (12.23%) SAN
9 22 (11.70%) VLAN
10 14 (7.45%) BGP
11 13 (6.91%) IPsec
12 12 (6.38%) Network Security
12 12 (6.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 12 (6.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 12 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (6.38%) BIG-IP
12 12 (6.38%) IPv6
12 12 (6.38%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.32%) MySQL
4 7 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.60%) Big Data
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (13.83%) Hudson
1 26 (13.83%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.45%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.91%) Subversion
3 13 (6.91%) JIRA
4 9 (4.79%) MSI
General
1 14 (7.45%) Finance
2 11 (5.85%) Banking
3 6 (3.19%) Legal
4 5 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.53%) German Language
6 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (18.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (11.70%) Administrator
4 20 (10.64%) Consultant
5 17 (9.04%) Architect
6 16 (8.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 15 (7.98%) Server Engineer
8 14 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (6.38%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.79%) Citrix Consultant
10 9 (4.79%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 8 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.26%) Citrix Engineer
11 8 (4.26%) Analyst
11 8 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.72%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.72%) Network Engineer
12 7 (3.72%) Linux Administrator
13 6 (3.19%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.04%) LAMP
2 9 (4.79%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.53%) COM
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.91%) Wiki
2 9 (4.79%) Thin Client
2 9 (4.79%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.79%) Kindle
2 9 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.19%) Clustering
3 6 (3.19%) PDA
3 6 (3.19%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.13%) Open Source
4 4 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.60%) Replication
6 2 (1.06%) iPad
6 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.06%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) PKI
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.53%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 129 (68.62%) Windows
2 72 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (32.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (28.72%) Linux
5 42 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (15.43%) CentOS
7 26 (13.83%) Ubuntu
8 17 (9.04%) UNIX
9 16 (8.51%) Windows XP
10 14 (7.45%) Windows 7
10 14 (7.45%) Debian
11 5 (2.66%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.13%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.60%) VMS
13 3 (1.60%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.06%) Android
14 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.09%) ITIL
2 29 (15.43%) DevOps
3 28 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (7.45%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.38%) Project Management
7 11 (5.85%) Build Automation
8 10 (5.32%) Load Balancing
9 9 (4.79%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.79%) Migration
10 7 (3.72%) Data Modelling
10 7 (3.72%) Release Management
10 7 (3.72%) Database Theory
10 7 (3.72%) Relational Database Theory
11 6 (3.19%) Change Control
11 6 (3.19%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.19%) E-Commerce
12 4 (2.13%) TOGAF
12 4 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.83%) Bash Shell
2 25 (13.30%) Ruby
2 25 (13.30%) SQL
3 23 (12.23%) Perl
4 21 (11.17%) PHP
5 17 (9.04%) PowerShell
6 13 (6.91%) C
7 9 (4.79%) Shell Script
8 8 (4.26%) Java
8 8 (4.26%) Python
9 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (16.49%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 26 (13.83%) SC Cleared
4 19 (10.11%) CCNA
5 18 (9.57%) Citrix Certification
6 17 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (9.04%) CCA
7 14 (7.45%) MCSE
8 12 (6.38%) CCSE
8 12 (6.38%) CCNP
9 9 (4.79%) CCEA
9 9 (4.79%) CCIA
10 7 (3.72%) Degree
11 6 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (2.66%) MCP
12 5 (2.66%) MCTS
12 5 (2.66%) MCITP
13 4 (2.13%) CCEE
14 3 (1.60%) CCSP
14 3 (1.60%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.98%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.66%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (48.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (42.55%) XenApp
3 76 (40.43%) Active Directory
4 51 (27.13%) XenDesktop
5 41 (21.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 35 (18.62%) Hyper-V
7 24 (12.77%) Samba
8 23 (12.23%) vSphere
9 13 (6.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 13 (6.91%) Postfix
10 9 (4.79%) Terminal Services
11 7 (3.72%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (3.19%) VMware ESX
12 6 (3.19%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.06%) Ceph
13 2 (1.06%) Xen
14 1 (0.53%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.53%) vCloud
14 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (24.47%) SCCM
2 29 (15.43%) Puppet
3 23 (12.23%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (10.64%) Salt
5 19 (10.11%) SCOM
6 13 (6.91%) Tivoli
6 13 (6.91%) ZABBIX
7 8 (4.26%) EdgeSight
8 5 (2.66%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.13%) HP SIM
9 4 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (1.60%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (1.60%) Ansible
11 2 (1.06%) SCOrch
11 2 (1.06%) Cobbler
11 2 (1.06%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 148 (78.72%) Citrix
2 138 (73.40%) VMware
3 81 (43.09%) Microsoft
4 40 (21.28%) Cisco
5 32 (17.02%) HP
6 29 (15.43%) Red Hat
7 20 (10.64%) AppSense
8 14 (7.45%) F5
8 14 (7.45%) CheckPoint
9 12 (6.38%) Infoblox
9 12 (6.38%) Blue Coat
10 11 (5.85%) IBM
10 11 (5.85%) Juniper
11 9 (4.79%) Oracle
11 9 (4.79%) Dell
11 9 (4.79%) NetApp
11 9 (4.79%) WatchGuard
12 8 (4.26%) Altiris
13 7 (3.72%) LANDesk
14 5 (2.66%) Cyber-Ark
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