The first table below looks at the demand for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 17 April 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 North West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 120 112 129
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing XenServer 15 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 3.99% 2.19% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Average daily rate £261 £300 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.91% -9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £340 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
376 228 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.88% 9.46% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 73 88
Average daily rate £260 £253 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% -19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £205 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 49 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.30 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenServer
England

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 14 £261 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Manchester - - - - 8
Merseyside - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (95.00%) XenApp
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (95.00%) Citrix
3 16 (80.00%) XenDesktop
3 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (70.00%) DHCP
5 14 (70.00%) DNS
6 13 (65.00%) vSphere
7 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (60.00%) ITIL
8 11 (55.00%) HP
8 11 (55.00%) Compaq
8 11 (55.00%) Dell
8 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (45.00%) MCSE
11 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
12 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
12 4 (20.00%) Web Services
12 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (15.00%) AppSense
13 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.00%) Lync
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) DHCP
1 14 (70.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) SMS
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
3 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Web Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Support
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Head of IT
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) MCSE
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
1 19 (95.00%) XenApp
2 16 (80.00%) XenDesktop
2 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (65.00%) vSphere
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (95.00%) Citrix
3 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) HP
4 11 (55.00%) Compaq
4 11 (55.00%) Dell
5 3 (15.00%) AppSense