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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 139 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing XenServer 15 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.39% 0.041%
As % of the System Software category 3.61% 3.87% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 1
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£375 £261 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.54% -25.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +72.00%
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
415 310 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.16% 10.09% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 146 84
Average daily rate £300 £270 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £369 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 47 62
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -21.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 1 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 1 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 +1 8 £375 +43.54%
Manchester - 4 £238 - 4
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 23 (95.83%) Citrix
2 22 (91.67%) VMware
3 18 (75.00%) Windows
3 18 (75.00%) XenApp
4 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
5 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (54.17%) DHCP
6 13 (54.17%) DNS
7 12 (50.00%) ITIL
7 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 12 (50.00%) XenDesktop
8 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
8 10 (41.67%) HP
8 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
9 9 (37.50%) vSphere
10 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (29.17%) Symantec
11 7 (29.17%) Server Building
12 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 6 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (25.00%) Dell
12 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
12 6 (25.00%) MCSE
13 5 (20.83%) SQL
13 5 (20.83%) VBScript
13 5 (20.83%) McAfee
13 5 (20.83%) AppSense

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.50%) Lync
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.17%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) DHCP
1 13 (54.17%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (8.33%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (8.33%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Server Building
3 4 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) Validation
5 2 (8.33%) Content Management
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) MCSE
3 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) MCITP
4 4 (16.67%) MCSA
5 3 (12.50%) CCNP
5 3 (12.50%) CCNA
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.50%) VCP5
5 3 (12.50%) VCP4
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.17%) CCA
7 1 (4.17%) CCAA
7 1 (4.17%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) XenApp
2 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (37.50%) vSphere
5 6 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
8 1 (4.17%) Xen
8 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (12.50%) EdgeSight
3 2 (8.33%) AirWatch
3 2 (8.33%) WSUS
4 1 (4.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Citrix
2 22 (91.67%) VMware
3 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
4 10 (41.67%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) Symantec
6 6 (25.00%) Dell
7 5 (20.83%) McAfee
7 5 (20.83%) AppSense
8 4 (16.67%) Altiris
8 4 (16.67%) Compaq
8 4 (16.67%) NetApp
9 3 (12.50%) Lumension
10 2 (8.33%) 3PAR
10 2 (8.33%) Stellent
10 2 (8.33%) Lotus
11 1 (4.17%) Juniper
11 1 (4.17%) Cisco
11 1 (4.17%) Brocade
11 1 (4.17%) Veeam
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