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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 122 - 137
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenServer 12 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% - 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 4.23% - 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Average daily rate
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£270 - £346
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 - £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £386 £325
% change year-on-year
-22.11% +18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
284 305 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.58% 11.61% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 110 118
Average daily rate £280 £305 £272
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.20% +12.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £441 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire - 11 £270 - 4
Manchester - - - - 5
Cheshire - - - - 1
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (96.30%) XenApp
2 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 26 (96.30%) Active Directory
2 26 (96.30%) DHCP
2 26 (96.30%) DNS
2 26 (96.30%) Citrix
3 22 (81.48%) XenDesktop
4 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (77.78%) HP
5 20 (74.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (70.37%) ITIL
7 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
7 17 (62.96%) vSphere
8 16 (59.26%) MCSE
8 16 (59.26%) Compaq
8 16 (59.26%) Dell
8 16 (59.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
10 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
11 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
12 9 (33.33%) MS Exchange
12 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (18.52%) SMS
14 5 (18.52%) SQL
14 5 (18.52%) Web Services

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (37.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (18.52%) Lync
5 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) DHCP
1 26 (96.30%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) SMS
3 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Server Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Web Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (74.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) Content Management
3 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) MCSE
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
3 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
System Software
1 26 (96.30%) XenApp
1 26 (96.30%) Active Directory
2 22 (81.48%) XenDesktop
3 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (62.96%) vSphere
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (14.81%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (96.30%) Citrix
3 21 (77.78%) HP
4 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
5 16 (59.26%) Compaq
5 16 (59.26%) Dell
6 5 (18.52%) AppSense
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco
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