The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 438 424 407
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs citing XenServer 132 118 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.77% 2.55% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 70 103
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £163 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4764 4629 4448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.65% 9.95% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2650 2372 2160
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 600 618
Average hourly rate £15.89 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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 July 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
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 July 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 -14 41 £300 -6.97% 15
South West -12 19 £400 - 2
West Midlands -4 18 £275 -38.88% 3
North West - 14 £270 - 7
South East -14 12 £325 -17.19% 9
East Midlands +5 11 £225 -43.75%
East of England -33 10 - - 3
Yorkshire +14 7 £334 - 3
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XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 229 (88.08%) Citrix
2 201 (77.31%) Windows
3 169 (65.00%) VMware
4 139 (53.46%) XenApp
5 134 (51.54%) Microsoft
6 127 (48.85%) Active Directory
7 119 (45.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 110 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 88 (33.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 87 (33.46%) XenDesktop
11 67 (25.77%) Linux
12 56 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 53 (20.38%) SCCM
14 52 (20.00%) ITIL
15 50 (19.23%) DNS
15 50 (19.23%) Firewall
16 49 (18.85%) Microsoft App-V
17 48 (18.46%) HP
17 48 (18.46%) DHCP
18 47 (18.08%) MS Exchange
18 47 (18.08%) SQL
19 42 (16.15%) NetScaler
20 41 (15.77%) Cisco
21 39 (15.00%) AppSense
21 39 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
22 37 (14.23%) Hyper-V
22 37 (14.23%) vSphere
23 36 (13.85%) SAN
24 34 (13.08%) PowerShell
24 34 (13.08%) Windows 7

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 47 (18.08%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 23 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (6.54%) Apache
4 17 (6.54%) Tomcat
5 14 (5.38%) SharePoint
6 12 (4.62%) WebLogic
6 12 (4.62%) WebSphere
6 12 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (4.62%) GlassFish
6 12 (4.62%) nginx
6 12 (4.62%) Confluence
6 12 (4.62%) MediaWiki
7 10 (3.85%) CloudStack
8 8 (3.08%) Lync
9 7 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.69%) IIS
10 6 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.77%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 20 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.77%) MS Project
3 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.08%) Office 365
2 4 (1.54%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (19.23%) DNS
1 50 (19.23%) Firewall
2 48 (18.46%) DHCP
3 42 (16.15%) NetScaler
4 36 (13.85%) SAN
5 27 (10.38%) VLAN
6 25 (9.62%) VPN
7 18 (6.92%) WAN
7 18 (6.92%) LAN
8 15 (5.77%) LDAP
9 13 (5.00%) NAS
9 13 (5.00%) BGP
9 13 (5.00%) IPsec
10 12 (4.62%) EIGRP
10 12 (4.62%) OSPF
10 12 (4.62%) Network Security
10 12 (4.62%) IPv6
11 10 (3.85%) VoIP
12 7 (2.69%) TCP/IP
12 7 (2.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.92%) MySQL
3 12 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.77%) DataStage
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.38%) Subversion
3 13 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.62%) JIRA
4 12 (4.62%) Hudson
5 2 (0.77%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
General
1 22 (8.46%) Finance
2 13 (5.00%) Banking
3 4 (1.54%) Publishing
4 3 (1.15%) Games
5 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (15.38%) Citrix Engineer
2 35 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (12.69%) Administrator
4 24 (9.23%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.46%) Server Engineer
6 21 (8.08%) Analyst
7 20 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 20 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
8 16 (6.15%) Consultant
9 14 (5.38%) Support Analyst
9 14 (5.38%) Technical Engineer
9 14 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (5.00%) Architect
10 13 (5.00%) Citrix Support
11 12 (4.62%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (4.23%) Citrix Specialist
12 11 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 10 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.08%) LAMP
2 6 (2.31%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.31%) Web Services
3 3 (1.15%) Middleware
4 1 (0.38%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.54%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.62%) Clustering
2 12 (4.62%) PDA
2 12 (4.62%) Wiki
3 7 (2.69%) Open Source
3 7 (2.69%) Kindle
4 5 (1.92%) PKI
5 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.54%) Firmware
6 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.15%) Online Games
7 1 (0.38%) FMCG
7 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.38%) CCTV
7 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 201 (77.31%) Windows
2 119 (45.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (33.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (25.77%) Linux
5 56 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (13.08%) Windows 7
7 26 (10.00%) CentOS
8 21 (8.08%) UNIX
8 21 (8.08%) Debian
9 20 (7.69%) Ubuntu
10 14 (5.38%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.92%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.15%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.15%) Fedora
13 3 (1.15%) SUSE
14 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.00%) ITIL
2 25 (9.62%) DevOps
3 22 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (6.54%) Migration
5 15 (5.77%) Project Management
6 14 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (5.00%) Release Management
8 12 (4.62%) Data Modelling
8 12 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (4.23%) Build Automation
10 7 (2.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.31%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.31%) Change Management
12 5 (1.92%) Infrastructure Management
13 4 (1.54%) Load Balancing
14 3 (1.15%) Kanban
14 3 (1.15%) Performance Tuning
14 3 (1.15%) Scrum
14 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.08%) SQL
2 34 (13.08%) PowerShell
3 25 (9.62%) Ruby
4 24 (9.23%) Bash Shell
4 24 (9.23%) Perl
4 24 (9.23%) PHP
5 23 (8.85%) Java
6 17 (6.54%) C
7 12 (4.62%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.69%) VBScript
8 7 (2.69%) Python
9 3 (1.15%) sed
9 3 (1.15%) AWK
10 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (12.69%) MCSE
3 25 (9.62%) Citrix Certification
3 25 (9.62%) Security Cleared
4 23 (8.85%) SC Cleared
5 17 (6.54%) CCA
6 13 (5.00%) MCP
7 12 (4.62%) CCEA
8 9 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.46%) CCNA
9 7 (2.69%) CCEE
10 4 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.15%) MCITP
11 3 (1.15%) MCSA
12 2 (0.77%) MCTS
12 2 (0.77%) VTSP
13 1 (0.38%) CCAA
13 1 (0.38%) CCIA
13 1 (0.38%) Degree
13 1 (0.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.31%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (53.46%) XenApp
2 127 (48.85%) Active Directory
3 110 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (33.46%) XenDesktop
5 49 (18.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 37 (14.23%) Hyper-V
6 37 (14.23%) vSphere
7 20 (7.69%) Xen
8 17 (6.54%) VMware ESX
9 14 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (5.00%) Samba
10 13 (5.00%) VMware Server
11 12 (4.62%) Postfix
11 12 (4.62%) Oracle RMAN
12 11 (4.23%) Terminal Services
13 10 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (1.92%) NFS
14 5 (1.92%) KVM
15 4 (1.54%) vCloud
15 4 (1.54%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 53 (20.38%) SCCM
2 25 (9.62%) Puppet
3 22 (8.46%) SCOM
4 12 (4.62%) Tivoli
4 12 (4.62%) ZABBIX
4 12 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.23%) Salt
6 5 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.54%) Cobbler
7 4 (1.54%) Nagios
7 4 (1.54%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.15%) Opsview
8 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.38%) Cacti
9 1 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.38%) WSUS
9 1 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 229 (88.08%) Citrix
2 169 (65.00%) VMware
3 134 (51.54%) Microsoft
4 48 (18.46%) HP
5 41 (15.77%) Cisco
6 39 (15.00%) AppSense
7 30 (11.54%) Dell
7 30 (11.54%) Red Hat
8 21 (8.08%) Oracle
9 16 (6.15%) Compaq
10 14 (5.38%) EMC
11 12 (4.62%) JBoss
11 12 (4.62%) LANDesk
12 9 (3.46%) NetApp
13 8 (3.08%) WatchGuard
14 7 (2.69%) Wyse
15 6 (2.31%) Veeam
16 5 (1.92%) 3PAR
17 4 (1.54%) ServiceNow
17 4 (1.54%) Google
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