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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 138 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing XenServer 12 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.46% -
As % of the System Software category 2.73% 4.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £385
% change year-on-year
-0.21% -21.90%
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%
XenServer
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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
440 297 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.38% 9.78% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 141 120
Average daily rate £310 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £338 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 54 68
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £25.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.88 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

XenServer Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
Lancashire 0 5 £375 +38.88%
Manchester - 4 £238 -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 24 (96.00%) Citrix
2 23 (92.00%) VMware
3 19 (76.00%) Windows
3 19 (76.00%) XenApp
4 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (56.00%) DHCP
6 14 (56.00%) DNS
7 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
8 12 (48.00%) ITIL
8 12 (48.00%) XenDesktop
9 10 (40.00%) vSphere
9 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (40.00%) HP
9 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
10 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (32.00%) Server Building
12 7 (28.00%) Symantec
13 6 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (24.00%) Dell
13 6 (24.00%) MCSE
13 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
13 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
14 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 5 (20.00%) SQL
14 5 (20.00%) VBScript
14 5 (20.00%) AppSense

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Lync
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.00%) TPMS
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) DHCP
1 14 (56.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) SMS
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (8.00%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) Server Building
3 4 (16.00%) Software Deployment
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) Validation
5 2 (8.00%) Content Management
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) MCSE
3 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) MCITP
4 4 (16.00%) MCSA
5 3 (12.00%) CCNP
5 3 (12.00%) CCNA
5 3 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.00%) VCP5
5 3 (12.00%) VCP4
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.00%) CCA
7 1 (4.00%) CCAA
7 1 (4.00%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (76.00%) XenApp
2 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) XenDesktop
5 10 (40.00%) vSphere
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
9 1 (4.00%) Xen
9 1 (4.00%) vCloud
9 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (12.00%) EdgeSight
3 2 (8.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (8.00%) WSUS
4 1 (4.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Citrix
2 23 (92.00%) VMware
3 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (40.00%) HP
5 7 (28.00%) Symantec
6 6 (24.00%) Dell
7 5 (20.00%) McAfee
7 5 (20.00%) AppSense
8 4 (16.00%) Altiris
8 4 (16.00%) Compaq
8 4 (16.00%) NetApp
9 3 (12.00%) Lumension
10 2 (8.00%) Lotus
10 2 (8.00%) Stellent
10 2 (8.00%) Veeam
10 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
11 1 (4.00%) Brocade
11 1 (4.00%) Juniper
11 1 (4.00%) SAP
11 1 (4.00%) Cisco