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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 492 445 421
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -24
Contract jobs citing XenServer 87 121 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.74% 2.56% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 77 67
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£400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £416 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 4
Average hourly rate £30.75 £23.25 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.25% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £20.38 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £33.70 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £23.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+32.25% -5.10%
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
4994 4720 4092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.87% 9.53% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2805 2468 2021
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 594 598
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £34.91 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -8 34 £425 +30.76% 6
North West -22 14 £300 +14.83% 6
South East -25 14 £325 -9.09% 5
East of England +9 11 £325 -18.75%
East Midlands -1 6 £325 -16.12%
South West +7 4 £450 +5.88% 5
Yorkshire -16 4 £425 +9.67% 5
West Midlands -12 3 - - 1
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XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 122 (77.71%) VMware
2 115 (73.25%) Citrix
3 102 (64.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 100 (63.69%) Windows
5 70 (44.59%) Microsoft
6 62 (39.49%) Firewall
7 59 (37.58%) Active Directory
8 58 (36.94%) XenApp
9 50 (31.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (29.94%) Cisco
11 43 (27.39%) DNS
12 42 (26.75%) HP
13 41 (26.11%) LAN
13 41 (26.11%) Linux
13 41 (26.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 39 (24.84%) WAN
15 38 (24.20%) DHCP
15 38 (24.20%) XenDesktop
16 36 (22.93%) vSphere
17 34 (21.66%) Hyper-V
18 33 (21.02%) VPN
19 32 (20.38%) Cisco Certification
20 31 (19.75%) OSPF
21 28 (17.83%) CheckPoint
22 26 (16.56%) ITIL
22 26 (16.56%) Puppet
22 26 (16.56%) DevOps
23 25 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
24 24 (15.29%) Microsoft App-V
24 24 (15.29%) MS Exchange

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 24 (15.29%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.74%) IIS
3 18 (11.46%) Apache
4 16 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (9.55%) MediaWiki
5 15 (9.55%) Confluence
6 13 (8.28%) SharePoint
7 12 (7.64%) nginx
8 7 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.55%) WorkSite
9 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.91%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.91%) Lync
11 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.37%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.73%) MS Office
4 8 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.64%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.55%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.91%) Office 365
3 3 (1.91%) SaaS
4 2 (1.27%) PaaS
4 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.27%) IaaS
4 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 62 (39.49%) Firewall
2 43 (27.39%) DNS
3 41 (26.11%) LAN
4 39 (24.84%) WAN
5 38 (24.20%) DHCP
6 33 (21.02%) VPN
7 31 (19.75%) OSPF
8 21 (13.38%) SAN
9 20 (12.74%) Network Security
9 20 (12.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (12.10%) VLAN
11 18 (11.46%) BIG-IP
12 17 (10.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 17 (10.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 17 (10.83%) IPsec
12 17 (10.83%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (10.83%) LDAP
12 17 (10.83%) BGP
13 16 (10.19%) NetScaler
14 15 (9.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.55%) MySQL
1 15 (9.55%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (7.01%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.10%) Big Data
3 8 (5.10%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (15.29%) Jenkins
2 23 (14.65%) Hudson
3 15 (9.55%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.55%) JIRA
3 15 (9.55%) Subversion
4 3 (1.91%) MSI
5 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (11.46%) Finance
2 3 (1.91%) Legal
3 2 (1.27%) Banking
3 2 (1.27%) Retail
3 2 (1.27%) Billing
3 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (12.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 20 (12.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (12.10%) Citrix Engineer
3 17 (10.83%) Architect
4 16 (10.19%) Network Engineer
5 15 (9.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 15 (9.55%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.92%) Consultant
7 11 (7.01%) Server Engineer
7 11 (7.01%) Administrator
8 10 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (6.37%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (4.46%) Citrix Specialist
10 7 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
12 5 (3.18%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.18%) Server Support
13 4 (2.55%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.82%) LAMP
2 4 (2.55%) Web Services
3 2 (1.27%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.55%) Wiki
2 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.82%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.82%) Clustering
3 5 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.18%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (2.55%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.55%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.55%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.55%) PDA
4 4 (2.55%) PKI
5 3 (1.91%) Open Source
6 2 (1.27%) iPad
6 2 (1.27%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) VLE
6 2 (1.27%) Replication
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 100 (63.69%) Windows
2 50 (31.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (26.11%) Linux
3 41 (26.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (14.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (9.55%) CentOS
5 15 (9.55%) UNIX
6 12 (7.64%) Windows 7
6 12 (7.64%) Debian
6 12 (7.64%) Ubuntu
7 7 (4.46%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.82%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.18%) VMS
10 3 (1.91%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.27%) Android
11 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.56%) ITIL
1 26 (16.56%) DevOps
2 25 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (14.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (11.46%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (9.55%) Configuration Management
6 13 (8.28%) Build Automation
7 10 (6.37%) Project Management
8 8 (5.10%) Change Control
8 8 (5.10%) Data Analytics
8 8 (5.10%) Analytics
8 8 (5.10%) Database Theory
8 8 (5.10%) Relational Database Theory
8 8 (5.10%) Data Modelling
8 8 (5.10%) Process Management
8 8 (5.10%) Load Balancing
8 8 (5.10%) Migration
9 6 (3.82%) E-Commerce
10 5 (3.18%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.65%) SQL
2 21 (13.38%) Bash Shell
2 21 (13.38%) PHP
3 20 (12.74%) Ruby
4 19 (12.10%) Perl
5 14 (8.92%) Python
6 10 (6.37%) PowerShell
6 10 (6.37%) Java
7 6 (3.82%) C
8 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.64%) VBScript
8 1 (0.64%) C#
8 1 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (20.38%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (11.46%) CCNP
2 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 17 (10.83%) CCSE
4 15 (9.55%) CCNA
5 13 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (8.28%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (7.01%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.01%) MCSE
6 11 (7.01%) CCA
7 8 (5.10%) Degree
8 6 (3.82%) CCIA
9 5 (3.18%) CCEA
10 4 (2.55%) CCSP
10 4 (2.55%) HNC
10 4 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.91%) MCITP
11 3 (1.91%) CCAA
12 2 (1.27%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 102 (64.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (37.58%) Active Directory
3 58 (36.94%) XenApp
4 38 (24.20%) XenDesktop
5 36 (22.93%) vSphere
6 34 (21.66%) Hyper-V
7 24 (15.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (10.83%) iptables
9 15 (9.55%) Postfix
9 15 (9.55%) Samba
10 6 (3.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.55%) vCloud
11 4 (2.55%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.55%) VMware Server
11 4 (2.55%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.91%) Xen
12 3 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (1.27%) KVM
13 2 (1.27%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (16.56%) Puppet
2 21 (13.38%) SCCM
3 19 (12.10%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (10.19%) Salt
5 15 (9.55%) ZABBIX
6 8 (5.10%) Ansible
6 8 (5.10%) SCOM
7 6 (3.82%) EdgeSight
8 4 (2.55%) XenMobile
9 3 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.27%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.27%) Cacti
10 2 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.27%) Nagios
10 2 (1.27%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 122 (77.71%) VMware
2 115 (73.25%) Citrix
3 70 (44.59%) Microsoft
4 47 (29.94%) Cisco
5 42 (26.75%) HP
6 28 (17.83%) CheckPoint
7 23 (14.65%) F5
8 22 (14.01%) Juniper
9 19 (12.10%) Blue Coat
9 19 (12.10%) NetApp
10 18 (11.46%) Red Hat
11 17 (10.83%) Infoblox
11 17 (10.83%) Dell
11 17 (10.83%) IBM
12 9 (5.73%) Brocade
13 8 (5.10%) Symantec
14 7 (4.46%) 3PAR
15 6 (3.82%) EMC
16 5 (3.18%) AppSense
16 5 (3.18%) McAfee