The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 73 68 76
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing XenServer 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% 0.46% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 2.38% 2.94% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £293 £450 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +29.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £450 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £450 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £423 £350
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +144.44%
XenServer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
126 136 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.79% 15.53% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 70 56
Average daily rate £338 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 16
Average hourly rate £55.55 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.87% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.39 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenServer across the Reading region.

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the Reading region.

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) Publishing
4 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 2 (40.00%) sed
4 2 (40.00%) RHCSA
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) CCA
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) HNC
4 2 (40.00%) SLA

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (60.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Support
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) AWK
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) sed
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCA
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (40.00%) HNC
2 2 (40.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy