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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 534 504 496
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -8
Contract jobs citing XenServer 74 74 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.59% 1.55% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 39
Average daily rate £338 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £239 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +183.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year
- +183.87%
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
4646 4765 4443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.84% 10.14% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2605 2280
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 568 524
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.15 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +22 33 £350 -6.66% 3
London -9 17 £375 -11.76% 10
North West -2 11 £265 -29.33% 3
East of England +1 4 - - 2
South West -12 3 £100 -77.14%
West Midlands -15 3 £348 +54.44%
Yorkshire -19 3 - - 3
XenServer
UK

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 133 (83.65%) Citrix
2 126 (79.25%) Windows
3 111 (69.81%) VMware
4 95 (59.75%) XenApp
5 85 (53.46%) Active Directory
6 79 (49.69%) Windows Server
7 74 (46.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (45.91%) XenDesktop
9 70 (44.03%) Microsoft
10 58 (36.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (32.08%) vSphere
12 45 (28.30%) NetScaler
13 44 (27.67%) PowerShell
14 43 (27.04%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (25.79%) ITIL
16 37 (23.27%) Hyper-V
17 35 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
17 35 (22.01%) Microsoft App-V
18 34 (21.38%) Skype for Business
19 33 (20.75%) DNS
20 32 (20.13%) DHCP
20 32 (20.13%) HP
21 27 (16.98%) MS Exchange
21 27 (16.98%) SQL
21 27 (16.98%) Windows 7
22 26 (16.35%) LAN
22 26 (16.35%) Firewall
23 24 (15.09%) SAN
23 24 (15.09%) WAN
23 24 (15.09%) Cisco

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 34 (21.38%) Skype for Business
2 27 (16.98%) MS Exchange
3 22 (13.84%) IIS
4 16 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (7.55%) OpenStack
6 11 (6.92%) CloudStack
6 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.52%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.26%) Apache
10 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.63%) Node.js
10 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.81%) MS Office
3 5 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Relativity
2 2 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.03%) Office 365
3 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.77%) IaaS
4 6 (3.77%) PaaS
5 3 (1.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 45 (28.30%) NetScaler
2 33 (20.75%) DNS
3 32 (20.13%) DHCP
4 26 (16.35%) Firewall
4 26 (16.35%) LAN
5 24 (15.09%) SAN
5 24 (15.09%) WAN
6 20 (12.58%) VPN
7 17 (10.69%) VLAN
8 14 (8.81%) MPLS
9 9 (5.66%) Network Security
9 9 (5.66%) SMS
10 7 (4.40%) LDAP
10 7 (4.40%) NAS
10 7 (4.40%) VoIP
11 6 (3.77%) SNMP
11 6 (3.77%) TCP/IP
12 5 (3.14%) Internet
12 5 (3.14%) SMTP
12 5 (3.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.29%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.14%) Big Data
4 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.26%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.26%) MySQL
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.26%) git-flow
3 1 (0.63%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.63%) Moq
3 1 (0.63%) NUnit
3 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.63%) Subversion
3 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.29%) Finance
2 9 (5.66%) Banking
3 6 (3.77%) Publishing
4 5 (3.14%) Billing
5 4 (2.52%) Law
6 2 (1.26%) Back Office
6 2 (1.26%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (18.24%) Architect
2 26 (16.35%) Consultant
3 22 (13.84%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (11.32%) Citrix Consultant
5 15 (9.43%) Citrix Support
5 15 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (8.81%) Support Engineer
7 13 (8.18%) Citrix Engineer
8 12 (7.55%) Analyst
8 12 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.66%) Security Architect
11 8 (5.03%) Network Architect
11 8 (5.03%) Network Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (5.03%) Network Security Architect
11 8 (5.03%) Technical Architect
11 8 (5.03%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 7 (4.40%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.29%) Web Services
2 5 (3.14%) .NET
3 2 (1.26%) LAMP
3 2 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.26%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.63%) CSS3
4 1 (0.63%) Django
4 1 (0.63%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.63%) Express
4 1 (0.63%) HTML5
4 1 (0.63%) jQuery
4 1 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.63%) libvirt
4 1 (0.63%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (0.63%) NancyFx
4 1 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.69%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.92%) PKI
3 9 (5.66%) Public Cloud
4 8 (5.03%) Fat Client
4 8 (5.03%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.77%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.14%) CMDB
7 3 (1.89%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.26%) BYOD
8 2 (1.26%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.63%) Replication
9 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 126 (79.25%) Windows
2 79 (49.69%) Windows Server
3 58 (36.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (27.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (16.98%) Windows 7
7 21 (13.21%) Linux
8 16 (10.06%) Unix
9 5 (3.14%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.89%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.89%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.26%) Android
12 2 (1.26%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.26%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.79%) ITIL
2 20 (12.58%) Configuration Management
3 19 (11.95%) Change Management
4 16 (10.06%) Infrastructure Management
5 14 (8.81%) DevOps
5 14 (8.81%) TOGAF
6 11 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (6.92%) DSDM
6 11 (6.92%) RUP
6 11 (6.92%) Scrum
7 10 (6.29%) Migration
8 9 (5.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (5.03%) Project Management
10 6 (3.77%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.77%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.77%) Process Management
11 5 (3.14%) Server Building
11 5 (3.14%) Translating Business Requirements
11 5 (3.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.67%) PowerShell
2 27 (16.98%) SQL
3 15 (9.43%) Bash Shell
3 15 (9.43%) Python
3 15 (9.43%) Shell Script
4 11 (6.92%) Ruby
5 8 (5.03%) Perl
6 5 (3.14%) VBScript
7 2 (1.26%) AWK
7 2 (1.26%) Java
7 2 (1.26%) sed
8 1 (0.63%) C
8 1 (0.63%) C#
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.18%) Citrix Certification
3 12 (7.55%) MCSE
4 11 (6.92%) CCNA
4 11 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (6.92%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.40%) CCA
5 7 (4.40%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.52%) CCAA
8 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 3 (1.89%) CCEE
9 3 (1.89%) RHCSA
10 2 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.26%) CCNP
10 2 (1.26%) Degree
10 2 (1.26%) HNC
10 2 (1.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.14%) SLA
2 4 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 95 (59.75%) XenApp
2 85 (53.46%) Active Directory
3 74 (46.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (45.91%) XenDesktop
5 51 (32.08%) vSphere
6 37 (23.27%) Hyper-V
7 35 (22.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (6.92%) Xen
9 10 (6.29%) VMware ESX
10 8 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (3.77%) KVM
12 4 (2.52%) Brightmail
12 4 (2.52%) vCloud
13 3 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.89%) MetaFrame
13 3 (1.89%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.89%) UAG
14 2 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.63%) Firmware
15 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (15.09%) SCCM
2 17 (10.69%) Puppet
3 14 (8.81%) SCOM
4 13 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (6.92%) Cobbler
5 11 (6.92%) Tivoli
6 9 (5.66%) SCOrch
6 9 (5.66%) XenMobile
7 7 (4.40%) EdgeSight
8 5 (3.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (3.14%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (3.14%) WSUS
9 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (2.52%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.89%) Ansible
11 2 (1.26%) Nagios
12 1 (0.63%) Kibana
12 1 (0.63%) logstash
12 1 (0.63%) SELinux
Vendors
1 133 (83.65%) Citrix
2 111 (69.81%) VMware
3 70 (44.03%) Microsoft
4 32 (20.13%) HP
5 24 (15.09%) Cisco
6 17 (10.69%) Dell
7 16 (10.06%) AppSense
8 12 (7.55%) Brocade
8 12 (7.55%) CheckPoint
8 12 (7.55%) Juniper
9 11 (6.92%) EnterpriseDB
9 11 (6.92%) Oracle
10 10 (6.29%) Wyse
11 7 (4.40%) Compaq
11 7 (4.40%) IBM
11 7 (4.40%) ThinPrint
12 6 (3.77%) 3PAR
13 5 (3.14%) NetApp
13 5 (3.14%) Red Hat
13 5 (3.14%) Symantec
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