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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 43 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing XenServer 5 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.17% 3.44% -
As % of the System Software category 13.16% 18.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
Average daily rate
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£240 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
-17.80% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +38.15%
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
38 96 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.92% 18.32% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 58 9
Average daily rate £270 £260 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £28.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.89% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 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 -8 3 £240 -8.19%
Lytham St Annes +5 1 - -
XenServer
North West

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) DHCP
1 8 (100.00%) DNS
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) HP
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) vSphere
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL
4 5 (62.50%) MCSE
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (62.50%) McAfee
4 5 (62.50%) XenApp
4 5 (62.50%) XenDesktop
4 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (50.00%) Compaq
5 4 (50.00%) Dell
6 3 (37.50%) Symantec
6 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (37.50%) Lumension
6 3 (37.50%) SaaS
6 3 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (37.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (37.50%) EdgeSight
7 2 (25.00%) Server Building

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Lync
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) DHCP
1 8 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SMS
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Server Building
3 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) MCSE
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) vSphere
3 5 (62.50%) XenApp
3 5 (62.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (37.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (37.50%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) HP
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) McAfee
4 4 (50.00%) Compaq
4 4 (50.00%) Dell
5 3 (37.50%) Symantec
5 3 (37.50%) Lumension
6 2 (25.00%) Stellent
7 1 (12.50%) AppSense