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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 498 424 462
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +38
Contract jobs citing XenServer 95 127 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.88% 2.61% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 87 41
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£390 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+20.91% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +121.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £135.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -78.70%
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
5052 4866 4322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.71% 10.26% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2786 2585 2095
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 622 652
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £31.56 £33.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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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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 -17 48 £395 +17.03% 13
South East -29 11 £225 -40.00% 3
South West -33 11 £450 +70.61% 3
East of England -9 10 £366 +10.98% 3
North West -6 8 £351 +32.26% 4
East Midlands -1 4 £615 +215.38% 1
West Midlands - 2 £253 - 2
Yorkshire -14 1 - - 10
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 2
XenServer
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XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 207 (82.47%) Citrix
2 193 (76.89%) Windows
3 175 (69.72%) VMware
4 122 (48.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (46.22%) Active Directory
5 116 (46.22%) Microsoft
6 111 (44.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 111 (44.22%) XenApp
7 87 (34.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 73 (29.08%) Linux
9 67 (26.69%) MS Exchange
10 64 (25.50%) Firewall
11 62 (24.70%) XenDesktop
12 61 (24.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 61 (24.30%) ITIL
13 59 (23.51%) SCCM
14 57 (22.71%) DNS
15 51 (20.32%) DHCP
16 46 (18.33%) Cisco
16 46 (18.33%) HP
17 44 (17.53%) NetScaler
18 42 (16.73%) Hyper-V
18 42 (16.73%) VLAN
19 41 (16.33%) Microsoft App-V
20 40 (15.94%) CentOS
21 38 (15.14%) Exchange Server 2010
21 38 (15.14%) Red Hat
22 37 (14.74%) SAN
23 36 (14.34%) Exchange Server 2003
24 35 (13.94%) Microsoft Certification

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 67 (26.69%) MS Exchange
2 38 (15.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (14.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (9.96%) Apache
4 25 (9.96%) Tomcat
5 20 (7.97%) WebSphere
6 19 (7.57%) GlassFish
6 19 (7.57%) JBoss
6 19 (7.57%) WebLogic
7 16 (6.37%) SharePoint
8 15 (5.98%) Lync
9 14 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (4.38%) IIS
12 8 (3.19%) Confluence
12 8 (3.19%) nginx
12 8 (3.19%) MediaWiki
13 5 (1.99%) OpenStack
14 4 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.80%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 21 (8.37%) MS Office
1 21 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.80%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.98%) Office 365
2 4 (1.59%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.20%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.40%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 64 (25.50%) Firewall
2 57 (22.71%) DNS
3 51 (20.32%) DHCP
4 44 (17.53%) NetScaler
5 42 (16.73%) VLAN
6 37 (14.74%) SAN
7 31 (12.35%) VPN
8 29 (11.55%) WAN
9 27 (10.76%) LAN
10 23 (9.16%) LDAP
11 20 (7.97%) VoIP
12 16 (6.37%) NAS
13 10 (3.98%) BGP
14 9 (3.59%) iSCSI
14 9 (3.59%) IPsec
15 8 (3.19%) MPLS
15 8 (3.19%) OSPF
15 8 (3.19%) EIGRP
15 8 (3.19%) IPv6
15 8 (3.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.18%) MySQL
3 8 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.20%) Big Data
4 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.80%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 19 (7.57%) Jenkins
1 19 (7.57%) Hudson
2 12 (4.78%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.98%) Subversion
4 8 (3.19%) JIRA
5 6 (2.39%) MSI
6 2 (0.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 23 (9.16%) Banking
2 17 (6.77%) Finance
3 5 (1.99%) Legal
4 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.20%) Games
5 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.20%) Publishing
5 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.80%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (17.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (14.34%) Administrator
3 28 (11.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (9.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 19 (7.57%) Analyst
5 19 (7.57%) Consultant
6 18 (7.17%) Architect
7 17 (6.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (6.77%) Server Engineer
7 17 (6.77%) Citrix Engineer
8 15 (5.98%) Support Engineer
8 15 (5.98%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (4.78%) Linux Administrator
10 11 (4.38%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.98%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.98%) Citrix Consultant
11 10 (3.98%) Technical Engineer
11 10 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.19%) Technical Architect
12 8 (3.19%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.55%) LAMP
2 7 (2.79%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.59%) Middleware
4 2 (0.80%) COM
5 1 (0.40%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.57%) Blackberry
2 16 (6.37%) Kindle
3 15 (5.98%) PDA
4 10 (3.98%) Open Source
5 8 (3.19%) Wiki
6 7 (2.79%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.79%) Clustering
6 7 (2.79%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.20%) Online Games
8 3 (1.20%) PKI
8 3 (1.20%) Replication
8 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.80%) NHS
9 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.80%) iPad
10 1 (0.40%) CCTV
10 1 (0.40%) Celerra
10 1 (0.40%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 193 (76.89%) Windows
2 122 (48.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (34.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 73 (29.08%) Linux
5 61 (24.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (15.94%) CentOS
7 33 (13.15%) Ubuntu
8 21 (8.37%) Debian
8 21 (8.37%) Windows 7
9 19 (7.57%) UNIX
10 17 (6.77%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.79%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.59%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.59%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.20%) Android
14 3 (1.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (24.30%) ITIL
2 30 (11.95%) DevOps
3 29 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (8.37%) Project Management
6 20 (7.97%) Release Management
7 16 (6.37%) Migration
8 13 (5.18%) Build Automation
9 10 (3.98%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (3.19%) Data Modelling
11 8 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (3.19%) Database Theory
11 8 (3.19%) Relational Database Theory
12 6 (2.39%) Load Balancing
12 6 (2.39%) Change Control
12 6 (2.39%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (1.99%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (1.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.55%) PowerShell
2 30 (11.95%) Perl
2 30 (11.95%) PHP
2 30 (11.95%) SQL
2 30 (11.95%) Bash Shell
3 29 (11.55%) Ruby
4 23 (9.16%) C
5 20 (7.97%) Shell Script
6 19 (7.57%) Java
7 6 (2.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (13.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 35 (13.94%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.55%) SC Cleared
3 28 (11.16%) MCSE
4 23 (9.16%) Citrix Certification
5 18 (7.17%) CCA
6 13 (5.18%) CCNA
6 13 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (4.78%) MCP
8 10 (3.98%) CCEA
9 9 (3.59%) CCIA
10 8 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (2.79%) CCEE
11 7 (2.79%) Degree
12 6 (2.39%) MCTS
13 5 (1.99%) MCITP
14 3 (1.20%) RHCSA
14 3 (1.20%) VCP5
14 3 (1.20%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.80%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.55%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (46.22%) Active Directory
2 111 (44.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 111 (44.22%) XenApp
3 62 (24.70%) XenDesktop
4 42 (16.73%) Hyper-V
5 41 (16.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 35 (13.94%) vSphere
7 19 (7.57%) Samba
7 19 (7.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 15 (5.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 12 (4.78%) VMware ESX
10 10 (3.98%) VMware Server
11 9 (3.59%) Terminal Services
12 8 (3.19%) Postfix
13 5 (1.99%) NFS
14 3 (1.20%) KVM
14 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.20%) Xen
14 3 (1.20%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 59 (23.51%) SCCM
2 33 (13.15%) Puppet
3 26 (10.36%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (9.96%) SCOM
5 24 (9.56%) Tivoli
5 24 (9.56%) Salt
6 8 (3.19%) ZABBIX
6 8 (3.19%) EdgeSight
7 7 (2.79%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (1.99%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.99%) Nagios
9 4 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.59%) Cobbler
9 4 (1.59%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (1.20%) Opsview
10 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (0.80%) Cacti
12 1 (0.40%) Ansible
12 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 207 (82.47%) Citrix
2 175 (69.72%) VMware
3 116 (46.22%) Microsoft
4 46 (18.33%) Cisco
4 46 (18.33%) HP
5 38 (15.14%) Red Hat
6 23 (9.16%) Dell
7 22 (8.76%) Oracle
7 22 (8.76%) AppSense
8 19 (7.57%) LANDesk
9 17 (6.77%) WatchGuard
10 12 (4.78%) NetApp
11 11 (4.38%) IBM
12 7 (2.79%) Veeam
12 7 (2.79%) Altiris
13 6 (2.39%) Splunk
13 6 (2.39%) Cyber-Ark
14 5 (1.99%) 3PAR
14 5 (1.99%) Compaq
14 5 (1.99%) Veritas
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £40.00 - £53.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Blackpool
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £236 per day
Posted: 20 days ago