The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 248 214 199
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -15
Contract jobs citing XenServer 10 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 0.87% 2.35% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
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£388 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £384 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £348
% change year-on-year
+18.05% +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+43.18% -26.66%
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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1153 1020 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.94% 11.54% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 463 397
Average daily rate £375 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 124 171
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £31.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

XenServer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

XenServer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -2 6 £450 +21.62% 2
Hampshire -15 2 £275 -12.00%
East Sussex -7 1 £375 +114.28%
Surrey - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 17 (80.95%) Citrix
2 16 (76.19%) VMware
3 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
5 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
6 11 (52.38%) Firewall
7 10 (47.62%) Windows
8 9 (42.86%) HP
9 8 (38.10%) SQL
9 8 (38.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (33.33%) Terminal Services
11 6 (28.57%) Linux
12 5 (23.81%) XenApp
13 4 (19.05%) Cisco
13 4 (19.05%) IBM
13 4 (19.05%) NetApp
14 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
14 3 (14.29%) Dell
14 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 3 (14.29%) VMS
14 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
14 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
14 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
14 3 (14.29%) 3PAR
14 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (14.29%) SCCM
14 3 (14.29%) Business Development
15 2 (9.52%) JIRA
15 2 (9.52%) Wiki
15 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (9.52%) MediaWiki
1 2 (9.52%) Confluence
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) nginx
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) Network Security
2 2 (9.52%) IPsec
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) LAN
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) LDAP
2 2 (9.52%) IPv6
2 2 (9.52%) OSPF
2 2 (9.52%) BGP
2 2 (9.52%) EIGRP
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Hudson
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.76%) Back Office
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Publishing
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Architect
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Project Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Network Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Wiki
1 2 (9.52%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) VMS
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) CentOS
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX
5 1 (4.76%) Debian
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (14.29%) Business Development
2 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (9.52%) DevOps
3 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Database Theory
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database Theory
3 1 (4.76%) Build Automation
3 1 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (4.76%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Ruby
2 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (33.33%) Terminal Services
5 5 (23.81%) XenApp
6 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
7 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (9.52%) Postfix
7 2 (9.52%) vSphere
7 2 (9.52%) Samba
8 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) ZABBIX
2 2 (9.52%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Salt
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Citrix
2 16 (76.19%) VMware
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco
5 4 (19.05%) IBM
5 4 (19.05%) NetApp
6 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 3 (14.29%) Dell
6 3 (14.29%) 3PAR
7 2 (9.52%) Veeam
7 2 (9.52%) Varonis
7 2 (9.52%) Cognos
7 2 (9.52%) Symantec