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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenServer 16 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.76% - -
As % of the System Software category 19.75% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
Average daily rate
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £393 £325
% change year-on-year
-23.56% +20.76%
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% -
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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
81 61 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.01% 22.51% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 5
Average daily rate £300 £330 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +94.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Average hourly rate £21.73 £11.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.54% -48.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.52 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £11.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

XenServer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (96.88%) Citrix
2 31 (96.88%) VMware
3 28 (87.50%) Active Directory
4 27 (84.38%) DHCP
4 27 (84.38%) DNS
5 26 (81.25%) XenApp
6 19 (59.38%) XenDesktop
6 19 (59.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (59.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (59.38%) HP
7 18 (56.25%) ITIL
8 17 (53.13%) MS Exchange
8 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
10 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
11 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (34.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (34.38%) AppSense
11 11 (34.38%) SMS
11 11 (34.38%) SharePoint
11 11 (34.38%) Compaq
11 11 (34.38%) Dell
11 11 (34.38%) MCSE
11 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
11 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (34.38%) vSphere
12 9 (28.13%) SQL
12 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
12 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2003

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 17 (53.13%) MS Exchange
1 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (34.38%) SharePoint
3 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (25.00%) Lync
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) DHCP
1 27 (84.38%) DNS
2 11 (34.38%) SMS
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Server Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Assurance Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Implementation Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (59.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Project Management
3 1 (3.13%) Content Management
3 1 (3.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C
3 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) MCSE
3 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 28 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 26 (81.25%) XenApp
3 19 (59.38%) XenDesktop
4 11 (34.38%) vSphere
4 11 (34.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (15.63%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.13%) Xen
6 1 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) Citrix
1 31 (96.88%) VMware
2 19 (59.38%) HP
3 11 (34.38%) Compaq
3 11 (34.38%) Dell
3 11 (34.38%) AppSense
3 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee