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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 159 148 117
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -31
Contract jobs citing XenServer 3 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.076% 0.30% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 3.00% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 12
Median daily rate £410 £240 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.94% -8.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -17.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+7.31% +17.14%
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
429 367 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.86% 9.84% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 168 157
Median daily rate £400 £300 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 67 65
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £20.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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
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 28 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 0 2 £410 +70.94%
Manchester -15 1 - - 2
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 (76.92%) SQL
1 10 (76.92%) vSphere
2 8 (61.54%) Puppet
2 8 (61.54%) OpenStack
2 8 (61.54%) DevOps
2 8 (61.54%) Unix
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) Ruby
4 6 (46.15%) Xen
4 6 (46.15%) Tivoli
4 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (46.15%) EnterpriseDB
4 6 (46.15%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) RUP
4 6 (46.15%) DSDM
4 6 (46.15%) Python
4 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
4 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (46.15%) CloudStack
4 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
4 6 (46.15%) Cobbler
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Symantec
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (30.77%) PowerShell

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 (61.54%) OpenStack
2 6 (46.15%) CloudStack
3 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
3 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) OpenShift
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) VoIP
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Messaging Support
3 3 (23.08%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) AIX Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Server Support
4 2 (15.38%) Unix Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) DataPower
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) DevOps
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (46.15%) DSDM
3 6 (46.15%) RUP
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Server Building
7 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
2 6 (46.15%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby
2 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
3 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCSE
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) vSphere
2 6 (46.15%) Xen
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Brightmail
4 4 (30.77%) XenApp
4 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Puppet
2 6 (46.15%) Cobbler
2 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (46.15%) Tivoli
3 4 (30.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) EnterpriseDB
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) Compaq
3 4 (30.77%) Dell
3 4 (30.77%) HP
3 4 (30.77%) IronPort
3 4 (30.77%) Symantec
3 4 (30.77%) ThinPrint
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat