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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank - 144 119
Contract jobs citing XenServer 0 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.29% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category - 2.36% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 13
Median daily rate - £375 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 - £27.50
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
379 467 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.39% 12.17% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 246 151
Median daily rate £360 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 47 57
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £26.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) DataPower
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) PaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Brightmail
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (40.00%) OpenShift
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (40.00%) IronPort
2 2 (40.00%) ThinPrint
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec

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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
1 2 (40.00%) OpenShift
1 2 (40.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) AIX Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Messaging Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Messaging Support
1 2 (40.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Unix Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) DataPower
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) AIX
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Brightmail
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Compaq
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) IronPort
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) ThinPrint