The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 35 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing XenServer 5 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.53% 3.19% -
As % of the System Software category 12.82% 20.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 0
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£375 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £385
% change year-on-year
- -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +120.00%
XenServer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
39 67 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.96% 15.26% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 22
Average daily rate £350 £270 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £301 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.10 £22.00 £29.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenServer across the Lancashire region.

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the Lancashire region.

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 August 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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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
Blackpool -2 3 £375 +38.88%
Lytham St Annes +6 1 £451 +50.49%
Chorley - 1 £375 -
XenServer
North West

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Citrix
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (84.62%) DHCP
3 11 (84.62%) DNS
3 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (76.92%) ITIL
5 9 (69.23%) XenApp
5 9 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
6 8 (61.54%) HP
7 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (53.85%) Symantec
7 7 (53.85%) vSphere
7 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
7 7 (53.85%) Server Building
8 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
8 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
9 5 (38.46%) MCSE
9 5 (38.46%) AppSense
9 5 (38.46%) McAfee
9 5 (38.46%) XenDesktop
9 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
10 4 (30.77%) Software Deployment
10 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (30.77%) MCITP
10 4 (30.77%) Altiris
10 4 (30.77%) MCSA

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.69%) Lync
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) DHCP
1 11 (84.62%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) SMS
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Server Building
3 4 (30.77%) Software Deployment
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Content Management
6 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) MCSE
4 4 (30.77%) MCSA
4 4 (30.77%) MCITP
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) CCNA
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (23.08%) VCP4
5 3 (23.08%) VCP5
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (69.23%) XenApp
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) vSphere
5 5 (38.46%) XenDesktop
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (23.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (23.08%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Citrix
3 8 (61.54%) HP
4 7 (53.85%) Symantec
5 5 (38.46%) McAfee
5 5 (38.46%) AppSense
6 4 (30.77%) Altiris
6 4 (30.77%) Compaq
6 4 (30.77%) Dell
7 3 (23.08%) Lumension
8 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
8 2 (15.38%) Stellent