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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenServer 15 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.47% - -
As % of the System Software category 16.13% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate £261 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
93 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.53% 13.06% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 4
Average daily rate £255 £250 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +61.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 3
Average hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.15% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.50 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (93.33%) XenApp
2 14 (93.33%) XenDesktop
2 14 (93.33%) DHCP
2 14 (93.33%) DNS
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (80.00%) ITIL
3 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (80.00%) vSphere
4 11 (73.33%) HP
4 11 (73.33%) Compaq
4 11 (73.33%) Dell
5 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
6 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (60.00%) MCSE
6 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
8 4 (26.67%) Web Services
8 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (20.00%) Lync
9 3 (20.00%) SMS
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (20.00%) Lync
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) DHCP
1 14 (93.33%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) SMS
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PHP
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) MCSE
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (93.33%) XenApp
2 14 (93.33%) XenDesktop
3 12 (80.00%) vSphere
3 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Citrix
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (73.33%) HP
3 11 (73.33%) Compaq
3 11 (73.33%) Dell
4 3 (20.00%) AppSense