The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 44 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing XenServer 2 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.45% 1.76% 3.14%
As % of the System Software category 3.92% 15.09% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 9
Median daily rate £410 £300 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +14.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +32.25%
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
51 53 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.49% 11.65% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 55
Median daily rate £375 £270 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £200 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £321 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 13
Median hourly rate £22.08 £13.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.80% -58.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £12.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.33 £17.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing XenServer as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 2 £410 -
XenServer
North West

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenServer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (80.00%) DHCP
1 8 (80.00%) DNS
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
1 8 (80.00%) XenApp
1 8 (80.00%) XenDesktop
1 8 (80.00%) Skype for Business
1 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Symantec
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (40.00%) AppSense
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) Compaq
3 4 (40.00%) Dell
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) SMS
3 4 (40.00%) VoIP
3 4 (40.00%) Brightmail
3 4 (40.00%) Office 365
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) IronPort
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (80.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) OpenShift
2 2 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DHCP
1 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) SMS
2 4 (40.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Messaging Support
2 3 (30.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) AIX Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Support
3 2 (20.00%) Unix Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (80.00%) XenApp
1 8 (80.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (40.00%) Brightmail
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) AppSense
2 4 (40.00%) Compaq
2 4 (40.00%) Dell
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) IronPort
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Symantec
2 4 (40.00%) ThinPrint
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat