The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 218 208 239
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +31
Contract jobs citing XenServer 32 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.35% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 2.93% 3.01% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 7
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £209 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1093 965 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.28% 11.53% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 453 361
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 176 117
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenServer
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

XenServer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +5 10 - - 1
Surrey -13 8 £400 +45.45% 4
Berkshire -5 5 £365 +0.68% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 44 (93.62%) Citrix
2 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
3 30 (63.83%) XenApp
4 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
4 24 (51.06%) VMware
4 24 (51.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (48.94%) Windows
6 22 (46.81%) XenDesktop
7 20 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (38.30%) SQL
9 12 (25.53%) AppSense
10 11 (23.40%) Firewall
10 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
10 11 (23.40%) NetScaler
11 10 (21.28%) CloudStack
11 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (21.28%) Terminal Services
12 9 (19.15%) Linux
13 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
13 8 (17.02%) UNIX
13 8 (17.02%) Project Management
14 7 (14.89%) Migration
15 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
15 6 (12.77%) vSphere
15 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
15 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (10.64%) NetApp
16 5 (10.64%) Xen
17 4 (8.51%) SAN
17 4 (8.51%) Citrix Certification

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (21.28%) CloudStack
2 3 (6.38%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) Firewall
1 11 (23.40%) NetScaler
2 4 (8.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
1 2 (4.26%) Maven
General
1 4 (8.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Citrix Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Consultant
2 9 (19.15%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Citrix Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) Citrix Support
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Storage Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Storage Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.13%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (19.15%) Linux
4 8 (17.02%) UNIX
5 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Project Management
2 7 (14.89%) Migration
3 4 (8.51%) ITIL
4 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.26%) Scrum
6 1 (2.13%) Change Management
6 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.13%) Release Management
6 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.26%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (8.51%) MCSE
2 3 (6.38%) CCA
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) CCNA
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.13%) NCDA
4 1 (2.13%) NCIE
4 1 (2.13%) VCAP
4 1 (2.13%) CCEE
4 1 (2.13%) CCIA
4 1 (2.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 30 (63.83%) XenApp
2 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 24 (51.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (46.81%) XenDesktop
4 20 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (21.28%) Terminal Services
6 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
6 6 (12.77%) vSphere
7 5 (10.64%) Xen
8 1 (2.13%) MetaFrame
8 1 (2.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.26%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 44 (93.62%) Citrix
2 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
3 24 (51.06%) VMware
4 12 (25.53%) AppSense
5 5 (10.64%) NetApp
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco
6 4 (8.51%) Symantec
7 3 (6.38%) Oracle
7 3 (6.38%) HP
8 2 (4.26%) StorageTek
8 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.13%) Mercator
9 1 (2.13%) Remedy