The first table below looks at the demand for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 24 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 London 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 361 348 315
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -33
Contract jobs citing XenServer 40 59 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.24% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 1.93% 3.09% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 73
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £155 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2075 1910 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.80% 7.88% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1136 1161
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 160 205
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
XenServer
England

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in London

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenServer across the London region.

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in London

XenServer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer across the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

XenServer Daily Rate Histogram in London

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the London region.

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in London

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
City of London +30 20 £300 -17.80% 6
Chessington - - - -
Hayes - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Wembley - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 84 (92.31%) Citrix
2 70 (76.92%) Windows
3 46 (50.55%) XenApp
4 44 (48.35%) VMware
5 43 (47.25%) Microsoft
6 40 (43.96%) Active Directory
7 37 (40.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (35.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (35.16%) SCCM
9 31 (34.07%) Linux
10 26 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (26.37%) NetScaler
11 24 (26.37%) Cisco
12 21 (23.08%) XenDesktop
13 20 (21.98%) Microsoft App-V
14 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (19.78%) Hyper-V
14 18 (19.78%) PowerShell
15 17 (18.68%) ITIL
16 16 (17.58%) Oracle
16 16 (17.58%) AppSense
16 16 (17.58%) SCOM
17 15 (16.48%) Windows 7
18 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
18 14 (15.38%) HP
19 13 (14.29%) SAN
19 13 (14.29%) Banking
20 12 (13.19%) Oracle RMAN
20 12 (13.19%) WebSphere
20 12 (13.19%) Xen

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 12 (13.19%) WebSphere
1 12 (13.19%) WebLogic
1 12 (13.19%) Tomcat
1 12 (13.19%) GlassFish
2 8 (8.79%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.20%) CloudStack
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.10%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.37%) NetScaler
2 13 (14.29%) SAN
3 7 (7.69%) DNS
3 7 (7.69%) Firewall
4 6 (6.59%) VLAN
4 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.49%) DHCP
5 5 (5.49%) LAN
5 5 (5.49%) WAN
5 5 (5.49%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (4.40%) Unified Communications
6 4 (4.40%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.30%) VoIP
7 3 (3.30%) LDAP
8 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.20%) VPN
9 1 (1.10%) Internet
9 1 (1.10%) SNMP
9 1 (1.10%) ADSL
9 1 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.20%) Subversion
3 1 (1.10%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (14.29%) Banking
2 11 (12.09%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Games
4 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Citrix Engineer
2 19 (20.88%) Administrator
3 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Architect
6 7 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Citrix Administrator
7 6 (6.59%) Citrix Support
7 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.59%) Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (4.40%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Citrix Specialist
9 4 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) COM
1 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Clustering
2 5 (5.49%) PKI
3 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.30%) Online Games
4 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) CCTV
5 1 (1.10%) FMCG
5 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.10%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 70 (76.92%) Windows
2 37 (40.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (34.07%) Linux
4 26 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (16.48%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.69%) UNIX
8 6 (6.59%) CentOS
8 6 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.30%) Fedora
9 3 (3.30%) SUSE
9 3 (3.30%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.10%) Android
10 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) ITIL
2 12 (13.19%) Release Management
3 7 (7.69%) Migration
4 4 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (4.40%) DevOps
5 3 (3.30%) Scrum
5 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.30%) Project Management
5 3 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.30%) Kanban
6 2 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.20%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.20%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.20%) Change Management
6 2 (2.20%) Workflow
6 2 (2.20%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.10%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.10%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.10%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.78%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.19%) Shell Script
2 12 (13.19%) C
3 9 (9.89%) SQL
4 7 (7.69%) Python
5 4 (4.40%) Ruby
6 3 (3.30%) Perl
6 3 (3.30%) PHP
6 3 (3.30%) AWK
6 3 (3.30%) sed
6 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.10%) VBScript
7 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.99%) MCP
2 10 (10.99%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (9.89%) MCSE
4 6 (6.59%) CCEA
5 5 (5.49%) CCEE
6 3 (3.30%) CCA
7 2 (2.20%) MCTS
7 2 (2.20%) MCITP
7 2 (2.20%) MCSA
8 1 (1.10%) MCDST
8 1 (1.10%) Degree
8 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.10%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.19%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (50.55%) XenApp
2 40 (43.96%) Active Directory
3 32 (35.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (23.08%) XenDesktop
5 20 (21.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (19.78%) Hyper-V
7 12 (13.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 12 (13.19%) Xen
8 9 (9.89%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (7.69%) vSphere
10 4 (4.40%) KVM
10 4 (4.40%) VMware ESX
10 4 (4.40%) NFS
11 3 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (3.30%) vCloud
12 2 (2.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (2.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (35.16%) SCCM
2 16 (17.58%) SCOM
3 12 (13.19%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.40%) Puppet
4 4 (4.40%) Nagios
5 3 (3.30%) Opsview
5 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (3.30%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (1.10%) Cacti
Vendors
1 84 (92.31%) Citrix
2 44 (48.35%) VMware
3 43 (47.25%) Microsoft
4 24 (26.37%) Cisco
5 16 (17.58%) Oracle
5 16 (17.58%) AppSense
6 14 (15.38%) HP
7 12 (13.19%) EMC
7 12 (13.19%) JBoss
7 12 (13.19%) LANDesk
8 4 (4.40%) NetApp
9 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.30%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.30%) Splunk
10 2 (2.20%) Remedy
11 1 (1.10%) Symantec
11 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.10%) Veritas
11 1 (1.10%) CA
11 1 (1.10%) Hitachi
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