The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 364 359 329
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -30
Contract jobs citing XenServer 45 65 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 2.04% 3.18% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 59
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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 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £385 £333
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +15.78%
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% -
XenServer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2201 2047 2085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.07% 8.12% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1232 1193
Average daily rate £375 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 163 181
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £30.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +41 23 £300 -14.28% 2
Docklands, London - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hayes - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Wembley - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 79 (89.77%) Citrix
2 73 (82.95%) Windows
3 49 (55.68%) Microsoft
4 48 (54.55%) XenApp
5 45 (51.14%) VMware
6 44 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 42 (47.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (38.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (38.64%) SCCM
9 30 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (30.68%) Linux
11 26 (29.55%) NetScaler
12 21 (23.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (23.86%) Hyper-V
13 20 (22.73%) Cisco
14 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (21.59%) XenDesktop
15 18 (20.45%) PowerShell
15 18 (20.45%) SCOM
15 18 (20.45%) ITIL
16 15 (17.05%) AppSense
16 15 (17.05%) Banking
17 14 (15.91%) Oracle
17 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
17 14 (15.91%) HP
17 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
18 13 (14.77%) Release Management
18 13 (14.77%) GlassFish
18 13 (14.77%) WebSphere
18 13 (14.77%) LANDesk

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (14.77%) GlassFish
1 13 (14.77%) WebSphere
1 13 (14.77%) WebLogic
1 13 (14.77%) Tomcat
2 10 (11.36%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.27%) CloudStack
8 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.14%) IIS
9 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.55%) NetScaler
2 13 (14.77%) SAN
3 9 (10.23%) DNS
3 9 (10.23%) VLAN
4 8 (9.09%) Firewall
5 7 (7.95%) WAN
6 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.82%) LAN
6 6 (6.82%) DHCP
7 5 (5.68%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.55%) Unified Communications
8 4 (4.55%) VoIP
8 4 (4.55%) VPN
9 3 (3.41%) LDAP
10 2 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.14%) MPLS
11 1 (1.14%) SNMP
11 1 (1.14%) SMTP
11 1 (1.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) MySQL
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (1.14%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (17.05%) Banking
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Games
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.14%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Administrator
2 20 (22.73%) Citrix Engineer
3 15 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Architect
6 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (7.95%) Citrix Support
6 7 (7.95%) Citrix Administrator
6 7 (7.95%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (5.68%) Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Citrix Specialist
8 4 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Clustering
2 5 (5.68%) PKI
3 4 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.41%) Online Games
5 2 (2.27%) Open Source
5 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.14%) CCTV
6 1 (1.14%) Celerra
6 1 (1.14%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 73 (82.95%) Windows
2 42 (47.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (30.68%) Linux
5 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.55%) CentOS
7 4 (4.55%) UNIX
8 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.14%) Debian
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.14%) Android
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.45%) ITIL
2 13 (14.77%) Release Management
3 9 (10.23%) Migration
4 5 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (4.55%) Project Management
6 3 (3.41%) Scrum
6 3 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.41%) Kanban
7 2 (2.27%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.27%) Workflow
7 2 (2.27%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.27%) Change Management
8 1 (1.14%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.14%) DevOps
8 1 (1.14%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.45%) PowerShell
2 13 (14.77%) Shell Script
2 13 (14.77%) C
3 9 (10.23%) SQL
4 4 (4.55%) Python
5 3 (3.41%) Perl
5 3 (3.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.14%) VBScript
6 1 (1.14%) VB
6 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.50%) MCSE
3 10 (11.36%) MCP
4 9 (10.23%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (6.82%) CCEA
6 5 (5.68%) CCEE
7 4 (4.55%) MCTS
8 2 (2.27%) MCSA
8 2 (2.27%) CCA
9 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.14%) VTSP
9 1 (1.14%) Degree
9 1 (1.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.77%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (54.55%) XenApp
2 44 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 34 (38.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (23.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (23.86%) Hyper-V
5 19 (21.59%) XenDesktop
6 13 (14.77%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (10.23%) vSphere
8 6 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (5.68%) Xen
10 4 (4.55%) NFS
11 2 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (1.14%) KVM
12 1 (1.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (38.64%) SCCM
2 18 (20.45%) SCOM
3 13 (14.77%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.55%) Puppet
4 4 (4.55%) Nagios
5 3 (3.41%) Opsview
5 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (3.41%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (1.14%) Cacti
6 1 (1.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 79 (89.77%) Citrix
2 49 (55.68%) Microsoft
3 45 (51.14%) VMware
4 20 (22.73%) Cisco
5 15 (17.05%) AppSense
6 14 (15.91%) Oracle
6 14 (15.91%) HP
7 13 (14.77%) LANDesk
7 13 (14.77%) JBoss
8 11 (12.50%) EMC
9 6 (6.82%) NetApp
10 3 (3.41%) Veeam
10 3 (3.41%) Splunk
11 2 (2.27%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.27%) Remedy
12 1 (1.14%) CA
12 1 (1.14%) CommVault
12 1 (1.14%) Hitachi
12 1 (1.14%) Symantec