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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 383 368 359
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing XenServer 28 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.33% 1.86% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 37
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£425 £302 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.72% -8.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £28.30 - £21.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
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
2106 2039 1823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.21% 8.90% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1275 1068
Average daily rate £370 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 144 150
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.37% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £13.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £32.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 -20 6 £400 +32.45%
Chessington - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 47 (75.81%) Citrix
2 41 (66.13%) VMware
3 36 (58.06%) Windows
4 35 (56.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (45.16%) Firewall
6 26 (41.94%) Cisco
7 21 (33.87%) NetScaler
8 20 (32.26%) CheckPoint
9 19 (30.65%) VPN
9 19 (30.65%) Active Directory
9 19 (30.65%) XenApp
10 18 (29.03%) DNS
10 18 (29.03%) LAN
11 16 (25.81%) Linux
11 16 (25.81%) WAN
11 16 (25.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (24.19%) DHCP
12 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
13 14 (22.58%) Juniper
13 14 (22.58%) IIS
13 14 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (22.58%) VLAN
14 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
15 12 (19.35%) XenDesktop
15 12 (19.35%) Blue Coat
15 12 (19.35%) F5
15 12 (19.35%) Finance
15 12 (19.35%) SQL
15 12 (19.35%) Data Centre
16 11 (17.74%) PHP

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 14 (22.58%) IIS
2 5 (8.06%) Apache
3 4 (6.45%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.45%) Confluence
3 4 (6.45%) MediaWiki
4 3 (4.84%) nginx
4 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.23%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.61%) Lync
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.13%) MS Visio
3 9 (14.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.23%) MS Project
5 1 (1.61%) MS Office
5 1 (1.61%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.61%) Vectorworks
5 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (45.16%) Firewall
2 21 (33.87%) NetScaler
3 19 (30.65%) VPN
4 18 (29.03%) DNS
4 18 (29.03%) LAN
5 16 (25.81%) WAN
5 16 (25.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (24.19%) DHCP
7 14 (22.58%) VLAN
8 11 (17.74%) OSPF
8 11 (17.74%) SAN
9 10 (16.13%) BGP
9 10 (16.13%) IPsec
10 8 (12.90%) MPLS
10 8 (12.90%) SSL
10 8 (12.90%) Network Security
11 7 (11.29%) BIG-IP
11 7 (11.29%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (11.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (11.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) MySQL
2 4 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.45%) Big Data
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Jenkins
2 8 (12.90%) Hudson
3 4 (6.45%) Subversion
3 4 (6.45%) JIRA
3 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Architect
2 9 (14.52%) Network Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (12.90%) Citrix Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (6.45%) Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (4.84%) Citrix Specialist
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Lead Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Network Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Security Specialist
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) LAMP
2 1 (1.61%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (8.06%) PKI
3 4 (6.45%) Wiki
3 4 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.45%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Clustering
5 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.61%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.61%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.61%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 36 (58.06%) Windows
2 16 (25.81%) Linux
3 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.68%) UNIX
4 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.45%) CentOS
7 3 (4.84%) Debian
7 3 (4.84%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) ITIL
2 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (14.52%) DevOps
3 7 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (11.29%) Load Balancing
4 6 (9.68%) Project Management
4 6 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (8.06%) Open Source
6 4 (6.45%) E-Discovery
6 4 (6.45%) Data Architecture
6 4 (6.45%) Build Automation
6 4 (6.45%) Data Analytics
6 4 (6.45%) Analytics
6 4 (6.45%) Process Management
6 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.45%) Migration
7 3 (4.84%) BCP
7 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.84%) Service Management
8 2 (3.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 11 (17.74%) Python
2 11 (17.74%) PHP
3 8 (12.90%) Bash Shell
4 7 (11.29%) Perl
4 7 (11.29%) Ruby
5 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.84%) C
7 2 (3.23%) Java
8 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.29%) CCNP
2 7 (11.29%) CCNA
2 7 (11.29%) CCSE
3 5 (8.06%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (6.45%) CCSP
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.23%) CCA
6 2 (3.23%) CCAA
6 2 (3.23%) CCIA
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.61%) MOS
7 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.61%) MCITP
7 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) CCEE
7 1 (1.61%) MCP
7 1 (1.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (56.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (30.65%) XenApp
2 19 (30.65%) Active Directory
3 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
4 12 (19.35%) XenDesktop
5 9 (14.52%) vSphere
6 6 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (9.68%) iptables
7 5 (8.06%) ProxySG
8 4 (6.45%) Samba
8 4 (6.45%) Postfix
8 4 (6.45%) vCloud
9 2 (3.23%) KVM
9 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.23%) MetaFrame
9 2 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.61%) Xen
10 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) Puppet
2 7 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.68%) Salt
4 5 (8.06%) Cacti
4 5 (8.06%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (8.06%) Nagios
5 4 (6.45%) ZABBIX
5 4 (6.45%) Ansible
6 3 (4.84%) XenMobile
6 3 (4.84%) SCCM
7 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
7 2 (3.23%) Nessus
7 2 (3.23%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.61%) AppDNA
8 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (1.61%) WMI
8 1 (1.61%) SCOM
8 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (75.81%) Citrix
2 41 (66.13%) VMware
3 26 (41.94%) Cisco
4 20 (32.26%) CheckPoint
5 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
6 14 (22.58%) Juniper
7 12 (19.35%) Blue Coat
7 12 (19.35%) F5
8 11 (17.74%) HP
9 10 (16.13%) IBM
9 10 (16.13%) NetApp
10 8 (12.90%) Brocade
11 7 (11.29%) Infoblox
12 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
12 6 (9.68%) EMC
13 5 (8.06%) Dell
13 5 (8.06%) CA
13 5 (8.06%) Lancope
14 4 (6.45%) CommVault
15 3 (4.84%) Symantec