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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 353 353 338
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing XenServer 34 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.90% 1.85% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 34
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£425 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £182 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £348
% change year-on-year
+18.05% +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+43.18% -26.66%
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
1789 1680 1669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.71% 7.91% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 998 1007
Average daily rate £425 £395 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 111 165
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £36.05 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +11 5 £400 +18.51% 4
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Chessington - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Brentford - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 57 (78.08%) VMware
2 55 (75.34%) Citrix
3 50 (68.49%) Windows
4 44 (60.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (43.84%) XenApp
6 28 (38.36%) Microsoft
7 26 (35.62%) Linux
8 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (32.88%) Active Directory
9 24 (32.88%) Firewall
10 23 (31.51%) Cisco
11 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (27.40%) Hyper-V
12 20 (27.40%) XenDesktop
12 20 (27.40%) NetScaler
13 19 (26.03%) SCCM
14 18 (24.66%) DNS
15 17 (23.29%) Microsoft App-V
15 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (21.92%) LAN
16 16 (21.92%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (20.55%) WAN
18 14 (19.18%) HP
19 13 (17.81%) VPN
19 13 (17.81%) ITIL
19 13 (17.81%) OSPF
20 12 (16.44%) UNIX
20 12 (16.44%) Puppet
20 12 (16.44%) DevOps
21 11 (15.07%) Jenkins

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 11 (15.07%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.96%) IIS
2 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.59%) Apache
3 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (9.59%) WebSphere
4 6 (8.22%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.22%) MediaWiki
4 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (8.22%) Confluence
5 5 (6.85%) GlassFish
5 5 (6.85%) WebLogic
5 5 (6.85%) JBoss
6 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.48%) nginx
6 4 (5.48%) Lync
7 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.74%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.88%) Firewall
2 20 (27.40%) NetScaler
3 18 (24.66%) DNS
4 16 (21.92%) LAN
5 15 (20.55%) WAN
6 13 (17.81%) VPN
6 13 (17.81%) OSPF
7 11 (15.07%) SAN
7 11 (15.07%) DHCP
8 9 (12.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (10.96%) BGP
9 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
10 7 (9.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (9.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (9.59%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (9.59%) IPsec
10 7 (9.59%) BIG-IP
11 6 (8.22%) IPv6
11 6 (8.22%) EIGRP
11 6 (8.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.48%) MySQL
4 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.74%) Big Data
5 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
2 10 (13.70%) Hudson
3 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.22%) MSI
4 6 (8.22%) Subversion
4 6 (8.22%) JIRA
5 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.96%) Banking
2 7 (9.59%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Administrator
3 9 (12.33%) Consultant
4 8 (10.96%) Architect
4 8 (10.96%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Citrix Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (6.85%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) SCCM Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Citrix Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (2.74%) Data Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Exchange Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) Application Packaging
2 3 (4.11%) LAMP
3 1 (1.37%) COM
3 1 (1.37%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Thin Client
1 7 (9.59%) Fat Client
2 6 (8.22%) Wiki
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) iPad
3 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.74%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) PKI
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 50 (68.49%) Windows
2 26 (35.62%) Linux
3 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (16.44%) UNIX
7 8 (10.96%) CentOS
7 8 (10.96%) Windows 7
8 6 (8.22%) Ubuntu
9 5 (6.85%) Debian
10 4 (5.48%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.74%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.74%) Android
11 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) ITIL
2 12 (16.44%) DevOps
3 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (10.96%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (8.22%) Build Automation
5 6 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.22%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.85%) Release Management
6 5 (6.85%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.48%) Change Control
7 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.48%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.11%) Migration
8 3 (4.11%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.11%) Project Management
8 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.11%) Database Theory
8 3 (4.11%) Relational Database Theory
9 2 (2.74%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
1 10 (13.70%) Bash Shell
2 9 (12.33%) Perl
2 9 (12.33%) Ruby
3 8 (10.96%) C
4 7 (9.59%) PHP
4 7 (9.59%) SQL
4 7 (9.59%) Python
5 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.33%) CCNA
3 7 (9.59%) CCSE
3 7 (9.59%) CCNP
4 6 (8.22%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.48%) Degree
6 4 (5.48%) CCA
6 4 (5.48%) CCSP
7 3 (4.11%) MCSE
7 3 (4.11%) CCEA
7 3 (4.11%) MCITP
7 3 (4.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.11%) VCP5
8 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (2.74%) VCP4
9 1 (1.37%) CCEE
9 1 (1.37%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.48%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (60.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (43.84%) XenApp
3 24 (32.88%) Active Directory
4 20 (27.40%) Hyper-V
4 20 (27.40%) XenDesktop
5 17 (23.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (12.33%) vSphere
7 6 (8.22%) Postfix
7 6 (8.22%) Samba
8 5 (6.85%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.74%) vCloud
9 2 (2.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.37%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) SCCM
2 12 (16.44%) Puppet
3 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (13.70%) SCOM
4 8 (10.96%) Salt
5 7 (9.59%) Tivoli
6 6 (8.22%) ZABBIX
7 5 (6.85%) EdgeSight
7 5 (6.85%) Ansible
8 4 (5.48%) HP SIM
9 2 (2.74%) SCOrch
9 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (2.74%) SCVMM
9 2 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (2.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (1.37%) Nagios
10 1 (1.37%) Nessus
10 1 (1.37%) Cacti
10 1 (1.37%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 57 (78.08%) VMware
2 55 (75.34%) Citrix
3 28 (38.36%) Microsoft
4 23 (31.51%) Cisco
5 14 (19.18%) HP
6 11 (15.07%) AppSense
7 10 (13.70%) NetApp
7 10 (13.70%) CheckPoint
7 10 (13.70%) F5
8 9 (12.33%) IBM
8 9 (12.33%) Juniper
9 8 (10.96%) Red Hat
10 7 (9.59%) Infoblox
10 7 (9.59%) Altiris
10 7 (9.59%) Blue Coat
11 5 (6.85%) Oracle
11 5 (6.85%) EMC
11 5 (6.85%) LANDesk
11 5 (6.85%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (5.48%) Sophos