The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 100 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing XenServer 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.21% -
As % of the System Software category 3.92% 2.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £385 £348
% change year-on-year
-15.58% +10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -
XenServer
North West

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

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
153 117 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.33% 8.37% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 44 66
Average daily rate £325 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.43 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (87.50%) vSphere
2 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (75.00%) Puppet
2 6 (75.00%) Cobbler
2 6 (75.00%) OpenStack
2 6 (75.00%) EnterpriseDB
2 6 (75.00%) CloudStack
2 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) RUP
2 6 (75.00%) DSDM
2 6 (75.00%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) Tivoli
2 6 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Ruby
2 6 (75.00%) Xen
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (75.00%) CloudStack
1 6 (75.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (75.00%) DevOps
1 6 (75.00%) DSDM
1 6 (75.00%) RUP
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 6 (75.00%) Python
1 6 (75.00%) Ruby
1 6 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) vSphere
2 6 (75.00%) Xen
3 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) Cobbler
1 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (75.00%) Puppet
1 6 (75.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (12.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) EnterpriseDB
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Hitachi
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp