The first table below looks at the demand for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 24 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 Sheffield 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 25 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XenServer 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.87% - 3.15%
As % of the System Software category 23.08% - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate £319 - £185
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
System Software Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
26 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.44% 15.70% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 12
Average daily rate £319 £300 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +62.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £12.35 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.38% +7.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.48 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £14.05 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenServer
South Yorkshire

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

XenServer
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 4 (44.44%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Firmware
4 4 (44.44%) NetScaler
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Veeam
4 4 (44.44%) SCDPM
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) FlexPod
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) NCDA
5 1 (11.11%) NCIE
5 1 (11.11%) VCAP
5 1 (11.11%) CCEE
5 1 (11.11%) CCIA

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
1 4 (44.44%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Technical Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Build Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Data Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Firmware
2 1 (11.11%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (11.11%) NCDA
1 1 (11.11%) NCIE
1 1 (11.11%) VCAP
1 1 (11.11%) CCEE
1 1 (11.11%) CCIA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
1 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Veeam
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp