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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 140 115 120
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs citing XenServer 11 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.61% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 3.26% 5.49% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 1
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£240 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
-17.80% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +38.15%
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
337 346 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.33% 11.14% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 157 73
Average daily rate £300 £264 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.74% -4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 68 54
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.11 £35.20 £44.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 5 £240 -8.62%
Manchester - 2 £238 - 4
Cheshire -9 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 16 (88.89%) VMware
3 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (77.78%) XenApp
4 13 (72.22%) XenDesktop
4 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
5 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 12 (66.67%) Windows
6 10 (55.56%) DHCP
6 10 (55.56%) DNS
6 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (50.00%) vSphere
7 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (44.44%) ITIL
8 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
9 7 (38.89%) HP
10 6 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (33.33%) MCSE
11 5 (27.78%) McAfee
11 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
12 4 (22.22%) Compaq
12 4 (22.22%) Dell
13 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (16.67%) Symantec
13 3 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 3 (16.67%) SaaS
13 3 (16.67%) McAfee ePO

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (16.67%) Lync
1 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) TPMS
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) DHCP
1 10 (55.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Server Support
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (11.11%) Windows NT
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.11%) Server Building
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Content Management
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (33.33%) MCSE
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) CCIA
4 2 (11.11%) CCA
5 1 (5.56%) CCEA
5 1 (5.56%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (77.78%) XenApp
2 13 (72.22%) XenDesktop
3 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) vSphere
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
8 1 (5.56%) Xen
8 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
8 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (16.67%) EdgeSight
2 2 (11.11%) AirWatch
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
3 1 (5.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 16 (88.89%) VMware
3 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) McAfee
6 4 (22.22%) Compaq
6 4 (22.22%) Dell
7 3 (16.67%) Symantec
7 3 (16.67%) Lumension
8 2 (11.11%) Stellent
8 2 (11.11%) NetApp
8 2 (11.11%) Lotus
9 1 (5.56%) Cisco
9 1 (5.56%) Juniper
9 1 (5.56%) Brocade
9 1 (5.56%) AppSense
9 1 (5.56%) Veeam
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago