The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 131 123 123
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing XenServer 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 2.86% 1.85% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
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£351 £265 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.26% -20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £290 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £135.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -78.70%
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 North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
280 325 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.72% 11.48% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 138 132
Average daily rate £325 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £397 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 68 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £42.38 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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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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
Manchester -8 6 £351 +16.83%
Cheshire +5 1 - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (90.00%) Windows
2 26 (86.67%) VMware
3 25 (83.33%) Citrix
4 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
5 16 (53.33%) MS Exchange
5 16 (53.33%) DHCP
5 16 (53.33%) DNS
5 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (50.00%) XenDesktop
7 13 (43.33%) XenApp
7 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
7 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (40.00%) HP
8 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (30.00%) Project Management
9 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (26.67%) MCSE
11 7 (23.33%) ITIL
11 7 (23.33%) SMS
11 7 (23.33%) CCA
11 7 (23.33%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (23.33%) AppSense
12 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (20.00%) Legal
12 6 (20.00%) CCEA
12 6 (20.00%) SQL
12 6 (20.00%) SharePoint

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (53.33%) MS Exchange
1 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.33%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) DHCP
1 16 (53.33%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) SMS
3 2 (6.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (20.00%) Legal
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Server Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Assurance Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Implementation Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) SCCM Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Consultant
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Project Management
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (26.67%) MCSE
3 7 (23.33%) CCA
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (20.00%) CCEA
4 6 (20.00%) CCIA
5 5 (16.67%) MCP
5 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (43.33%) XenApp
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (10.00%) vSphere
7 1 (3.33%) Xen
7 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
1 5 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) VMware
2 25 (83.33%) Citrix
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (40.00%) HP
5 7 (23.33%) AppSense
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco
7 3 (10.00%) Compaq
7 3 (10.00%) Dell
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