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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 462 420 460
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +40
Contract jobs citing XenServer 117 128 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 2.25% 2.68% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 84 44
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£375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-38.88% -66.66%
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
5198 4776 4391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.79% 10.10% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2933 2497 2163
Average daily rate £360 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 613 595
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -23 49 £395 +12.85% 12
North West -1 19 £275 +3.77% 7
South West -38 14 £450 +70.61% 2
East of England -16 12 £323 -24.11% 3
South East -22 11 £325 -18.75% 3
West Midlands - 5 £248 -
East Midlands +6 4 £615 +215.38% 3
Yorkshire -13 3 - - 3
North East - - - - 1
XenServer
UK

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 214 (84.58%) Citrix
2 195 (77.08%) Windows
3 177 (69.96%) VMware
4 128 (50.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (46.64%) Active Directory
6 116 (45.85%) XenApp
7 112 (44.27%) Microsoft
8 109 (43.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 88 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 73 (28.85%) Linux
11 66 (26.09%) XenDesktop
12 64 (25.30%) MS Exchange
12 64 (25.30%) Firewall
13 60 (23.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 59 (23.32%) SCCM
14 59 (23.32%) ITIL
15 56 (22.13%) DNS
16 51 (20.16%) DHCP
17 47 (18.58%) NetScaler
18 44 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
19 43 (17.00%) VLAN
19 43 (17.00%) Cisco
20 42 (16.60%) CentOS
21 40 (15.81%) HP
21 40 (15.81%) Red Hat
21 40 (15.81%) Hyper-V
22 37 (14.62%) Security Cleared
23 36 (14.23%) Puppet
23 36 (14.23%) Exchange Server 2003
23 36 (14.23%) SAN

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 64 (25.30%) MS Exchange
2 36 (14.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 35 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (11.07%) Apache
5 25 (9.88%) Tomcat
6 20 (7.91%) WebSphere
7 19 (7.51%) JBoss
7 19 (7.51%) WebLogic
7 19 (7.51%) GlassFish
8 16 (6.32%) SharePoint
9 14 (5.53%) Lync
10 11 (4.35%) IIS
10 11 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (4.35%) MediaWiki
10 11 (4.35%) Confluence
10 11 (4.35%) nginx
11 9 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.98%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.51%) MS Office
3 4 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.79%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.95%) Office 365
2 4 (1.58%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.19%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.40%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 64 (25.30%) Firewall
2 56 (22.13%) DNS
3 51 (20.16%) DHCP
4 47 (18.58%) NetScaler
5 43 (17.00%) VLAN
6 36 (14.23%) SAN
7 32 (12.65%) VPN
8 30 (11.86%) WAN
9 27 (10.67%) LAN
10 25 (9.88%) LDAP
11 20 (7.91%) VoIP
12 16 (6.32%) NAS
13 13 (5.14%) BGP
14 12 (4.74%) IPsec
15 11 (4.35%) IPv6
15 11 (4.35%) OSPF
15 11 (4.35%) EIGRP
15 11 (4.35%) Network Security
16 9 (3.56%) SMS
16 9 (3.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.32%) MySQL
3 11 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.79%) DataStage
6 1 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 22 (8.70%) Hudson
2 14 (5.53%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.14%) Subversion
4 11 (4.35%) JIRA
5 6 (2.37%) MSI
6 2 (0.79%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 23 (9.09%) Banking
2 15 (5.93%) Finance
3 4 (1.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.19%) Games
4 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.79%) Publishing
5 2 (0.79%) Law
5 2 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) German Language
6 1 (0.40%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 41 (16.21%) Administrator
2 39 (15.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (11.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 19 (7.51%) 3rd Line Support
6 18 (7.11%) Consultant
6 18 (7.11%) Architect
7 17 (6.72%) Analyst
7 17 (6.72%) Server Engineer
8 15 (5.93%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (5.93%) Citrix Engineer
9 14 (5.53%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (5.53%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (5.53%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (3.95%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.56%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (3.56%) Citrix Consultant
12 8 (3.16%) VMware Engineer
12 8 (3.16%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.65%) LAMP
2 9 (3.56%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.58%) Middleware
4 2 (0.79%) COM
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.51%) Blackberry
2 16 (6.32%) Kindle
3 15 (5.93%) PDA
4 11 (4.35%) Wiki
5 10 (3.95%) Open Source
6 9 (3.56%) Clustering
7 6 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.98%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.98%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.58%) PKI
9 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.19%) Replication
10 3 (1.19%) Online Games
11 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.40%) NHS
12 1 (0.40%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.40%) Celerra
12 1 (0.40%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 195 (77.08%) Windows
2 128 (50.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 73 (28.85%) Linux
5 60 (23.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (16.60%) CentOS
7 34 (13.44%) Ubuntu
8 24 (9.49%) Debian
8 24 (9.49%) Windows 7
9 20 (7.91%) Windows XP
10 19 (7.51%) UNIX
11 7 (2.77%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.58%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.58%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.32%) ITIL
2 32 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
2 32 (12.65%) DevOps
3 24 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (7.91%) Release Management
5 19 (7.51%) Project Management
6 15 (5.93%) Migration
7 14 (5.53%) Build Automation
8 11 (4.35%) Data Modelling
8 11 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (3.56%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.16%) Load Balancing
11 6 (2.37%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (2.37%) Change Management
12 5 (1.98%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (1.58%) TOGAF
13 4 (1.58%) Scrum
14 3 (1.19%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.44%) SQL
2 33 (13.04%) Perl
2 33 (13.04%) PHP
2 33 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 33 (13.04%) Bash Shell
3 32 (12.65%) Ruby
4 24 (9.49%) C
5 22 (8.70%) Java
6 20 (7.91%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.98%) Python
8 2 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 35 (13.83%) SC Cleared
3 33 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (10.67%) MCSE
5 20 (7.91%) Citrix Certification
6 17 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (6.72%) CCNA
7 14 (5.53%) CCA
8 12 (4.74%) MCP
9 8 (3.16%) CCEA
10 7 (2.77%) CCEE
11 6 (2.37%) CCIA
12 5 (1.98%) MCTS
12 5 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.19%) Degree
14 2 (0.79%) VTSP
14 2 (0.79%) MCITP
14 2 (0.79%) MCSA
15 1 (0.40%) PMP
15 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.44%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 118 (46.64%) Active Directory
2 116 (45.85%) XenApp
3 109 (43.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (26.09%) XenDesktop
5 44 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 40 (15.81%) Hyper-V
7 32 (12.65%) vSphere
8 22 (8.70%) Samba
9 19 (7.51%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (5.53%) VMware ESX
11 12 (4.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 12 (4.74%) VMware Server
12 11 (4.35%) Postfix
13 7 (2.77%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.98%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.98%) NFS
14 5 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (1.19%) Xen
15 3 (1.19%) KVM
16 2 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 59 (23.32%) SCCM
2 36 (14.23%) Puppet
3 26 (10.28%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (9.88%) Salt
5 24 (9.49%) Tivoli
6 23 (9.09%) SCOM
7 11 (4.35%) ZABBIX
8 8 (3.16%) HP Data Protector
8 8 (3.16%) EdgeSight
9 6 (2.37%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.98%) Nagios
11 4 (1.58%) Cobbler
11 4 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (1.19%) Opsview
12 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 3 (1.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 2 (0.79%) HP SIM
13 2 (0.79%) Cacti
14 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 214 (84.58%) Citrix
2 177 (69.96%) VMware
3 112 (44.27%) Microsoft
4 43 (17.00%) Cisco
5 40 (15.81%) HP
5 40 (15.81%) Red Hat
6 24 (9.49%) Dell
7 23 (9.09%) AppSense
8 22 (8.70%) Oracle
9 19 (7.51%) LANDesk
10 17 (6.72%) WatchGuard
11 13 (5.14%) NetApp
12 12 (4.74%) IBM
13 7 (2.77%) Veeam
14 6 (2.37%) Splunk
14 6 (2.37%) Cyber-Ark
14 6 (2.37%) Compaq
15 5 (1.98%) Wyse
15 5 (1.98%) Altiris
15 5 (1.98%) 3PAR
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