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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 164 146 126
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -20
Contract jobs citing XenServer 5 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.35% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 1.20% 3.73% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 9
Median daily rate £330 £300 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £245 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £348 £282
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.60% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.79 £30.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +32.25%
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
416 375 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.34% 9.43% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 153 154
Median daily rate £375 £321 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.86% +22.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £201 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 71 73
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.98 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £20.22 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing XenServer as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -2 4 £330 +10.00%
Manchester -6 1 - - 2
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenServer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 10 (58.82%) SQL
1 10 (58.82%) vSphere
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Unix
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) DHCP
3 8 (47.06%) DNS
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
3 8 (47.06%) Citrix
3 8 (47.06%) XenApp
3 8 (47.06%) XenDesktop
3 8 (47.06%) Puppet
3 8 (47.06%) Skype for Business
3 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (47.06%) OpenStack
3 8 (47.06%) DevOps
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Ruby
5 6 (35.29%) Xen
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) Tivoli
5 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
5 6 (35.29%) RUP
5 6 (35.29%) DSDM
5 6 (35.29%) Python
5 6 (35.29%) Linux

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
1 8 (47.06%) OpenStack
1 8 (47.06%) Skype for Business
2 6 (35.29%) CloudStack
3 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) OpenShift
2 2 (11.76%) PaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DHCP
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) SMS
2 4 (23.53%) VoIP
3 2 (11.76%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Messaging Support
3 3 (17.65%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) AIX Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Server Support
4 2 (11.76%) Unix Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) DataPower
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Unix
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) DevOps
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (35.29%) DSDM
3 6 (35.29%) RUP
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (23.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Server Building
6 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 6 (35.29%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) Ruby
2 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
3 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) MCSE
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) vSphere
2 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) XenApp
2 8 (47.06%) XenDesktop
3 6 (35.29%) Xen
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (23.53%) Brightmail
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) Puppet
2 6 (35.29%) Cobbler
2 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (35.29%) Tivoli
3 4 (23.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
3 6 (35.29%) EnterpriseDB
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) AppSense
5 4 (23.53%) Compaq
5 4 (23.53%) Dell
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) IronPort
5 4 (23.53%) Symantec
5 4 (23.53%) ThinPrint
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat