The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Lancashire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenServer 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.62% - -
As % of the System Software category 18.18% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +18.46%
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% -
System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
66 71 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.41% 26.10% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 8
Average daily rate £270 £298 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +23.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.14% -31.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.88 £28.50 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
XenServer
North West

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 23 July 2014. 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
Chorley - - - -
Preston - - - - 1
XenServer
North West

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
2 25 (96.15%) DHCP
2 25 (96.15%) DNS
2 25 (96.15%) Citrix
2 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 25 (96.15%) XenApp
3 21 (80.77%) XenDesktop
4 20 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (76.92%) HP
5 19 (73.08%) ITIL
6 16 (61.54%) Compaq
6 16 (61.54%) Dell
6 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
6 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (61.54%) vSphere
7 15 (57.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (57.69%) MCSE
8 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
10 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
11 9 (34.62%) MS Exchange
11 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (19.23%) SMS
13 5 (19.23%) Web Services
13 5 (19.23%) Lync
13 5 (19.23%) Microsoft App-V

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 9 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (19.23%) Lync
5 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) DHCP
1 25 (96.15%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) SMS
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Server Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Server Support
5 2 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Web Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) ITIL
2 1 (3.85%) Project Management
2 1 (3.85%) Content Management
2 1 (3.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) MCSE
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
1 25 (96.15%) XenApp
2 21 (80.77%) XenDesktop
3 16 (61.54%) vSphere
3 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (15.38%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.85%) Xen
6 1 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Citrix
1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 20 (76.92%) HP
3 16 (61.54%) Compaq
3 16 (61.54%) Dell
3 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) AppSense
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
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