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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 43 48 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing XenServer 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.24% 0.23% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 11.90% 2.86% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £265 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £423 £350
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +144.44%
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
42 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.45% 8.14% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 10
Average daily rate £300 £325 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +45.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £442 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.73 £13.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.70% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.54 £14.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 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
Blackpool -5 5 £265 -
XenServer
North West

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (94.74%) Windows
1 18 (94.74%) Citrix
1 18 (94.74%) VMware
1 18 (94.74%) XenApp
2 17 (89.47%) DHCP
2 17 (89.47%) DNS
3 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
3 16 (84.21%) XenDesktop
4 15 (78.95%) ITIL
5 13 (68.42%) MS Exchange
5 13 (68.42%) Skype for Business
5 13 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (52.63%) AppSense
7 9 (47.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
7 9 (47.37%) SMS
7 9 (47.37%) HP
7 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 9 (47.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
8 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (36.84%) vSphere
9 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (36.84%) Compaq
9 7 (36.84%) Dell
9 7 (36.84%) ThinPrint
10 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
10 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (68.42%) MS Exchange
1 13 (68.42%) Skype for Business
2 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) DHCP
1 17 (89.47%) DNS
2 9 (47.37%) SMS
3 4 (21.05%) VoIP
4 2 (10.53%) SAN
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) Applications Support
4 3 (15.79%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Messaging Support
4 3 (15.79%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Server Support
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (15.79%) Content Management
5 2 (10.53%) Server Building
6 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) MCSE
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCITP
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) VCP4
4 1 (5.26%) VCP5
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (94.74%) XenApp
2 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (84.21%) XenDesktop
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (36.84%) vSphere
5 4 (21.05%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Citrix
1 18 (94.74%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) AppSense
3 9 (47.37%) HP
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) Compaq
4 7 (36.84%) Dell
4 7 (36.84%) ThinPrint
5 5 (26.32%) Symantec
6 4 (21.05%) IronPort
7 3 (15.79%) Intel Security
7 3 (15.79%) Stellent
8 2 (10.53%) 3PAR
8 2 (10.53%) Altiris