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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 120 131 136
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing XenServer 22 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.070% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 7.24% 0.71% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 4
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£275 £245 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -38.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £161 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £329 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £358 £340
% change year-on-year
-16.08% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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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
304 281 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.40% 9.77% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 121 95
Average daily rate £300 £295 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -20.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 55 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +90.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £11.34 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.46 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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
Manchester - 1 £550 - 1
Cheshire - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 31 (91.18%) VMware
3 29 (85.29%) Citrix
4 28 (82.35%) Active Directory
5 27 (79.41%) DHCP
5 27 (79.41%) DNS
6 22 (64.71%) XenApp
7 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (55.88%) HP
8 17 (50.00%) MS Exchange
8 17 (50.00%) XenDesktop
8 17 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (44.12%) ITIL
9 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (35.29%) MCSE
11 11 (32.35%) SMS
11 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
11 11 (32.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (32.35%) AppSense
11 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
13 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
13 9 (26.47%) SQL
13 9 (26.47%) Project Management
13 9 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
13 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
14 8 (23.53%) HP Data Protector
14 8 (23.53%) Lync

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 17 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 17 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
3 9 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (23.53%) Lync
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (79.41%) DHCP
1 27 (79.41%) DNS
2 11 (32.35%) SMS
3 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Tester
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Designer
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Design Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Implementation Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.94%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Content Management
4 1 (2.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) C
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (35.29%) MCSE
2 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
2 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) MCP
System Software
1 28 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 22 (64.71%) XenApp
3 17 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 11 (32.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (20.59%) vSphere
6 5 (14.71%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) SCOM
3 1 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 31 (91.18%) VMware
2 29 (85.29%) Citrix
3 19 (55.88%) HP
4 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
4 11 (32.35%) AppSense
5 7 (20.59%) Compaq
5 7 (20.59%) Dell
6 4 (11.76%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) McAfee