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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 65 75 78
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing XenServer 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.30% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 1.60% 3.37% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
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£375 £385 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
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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 Reading region.

System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
125 89 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.48% 8.78% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 36 66
Average daily rate £318 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.77 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 27 August 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) XenApp
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) CCA
3 3 (50.00%) Publishing
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (16.67%) VTSP
5 1 (16.67%) CCEE
5 1 (16.67%) CCAA
5 1 (16.67%) CCIA
5 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (16.67%) KVM
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
1 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
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%) Project Manager
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%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
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%) PMP
3 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) VTSP
3 1 (16.67%) CCEE
3 1 (16.67%) CCAA
3 1 (16.67%) CCIA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) KVM
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Hitachi