The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Reading region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 73 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing XenServer 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the System Software category 4.76% 1.05% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £365 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
105 95 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.82% 12.43% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 41 68
Average daily rate £350 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £184 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £501 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 14
Average hourly rate £15.63 £22.50 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +46.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £17.50 £14.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenServer
Berkshire

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 17 April 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) XenApp
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (50.00%) CCA
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (50.00%) Publishing
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) NetApp
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (16.67%) SAN
6 1 (16.67%) MetaFrame
6 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
6 1 (16.67%) Symantec
6 1 (16.67%) Remedy
6 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (16.67%) Project Management

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
General
1 3 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) CCA
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) NCDA
3 1 (16.67%) NCIE
3 1 (16.67%) VCAP
3 1 (16.67%) CCEE
3 1 (16.67%) CCIA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) XenApp
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) vCloud
5 1 (16.67%) MetaFrame
5 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco