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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 244 253 222
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -31
Contract jobs citing XenServer 29 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 2.29% 1.09% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 10
Median daily rate £363 £325 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £455 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 10
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £31.50 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £31.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.79 £30.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +32.25%
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
1266 1281 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.13% 12.87% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 648 521
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 144 158
Median hourly rate £21.33 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.76%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing XenServer as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +16 16 £300 -
Surrey -5 5 £375 +50.00%
West Sussex - 3 £413 -
Berkshire +2 2 £500 +17.64% 1
Oxfordshire +8 1 £364 +21.33%
East Sussex +1 1 £363 +3.57%
Kent - 1 - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenServer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 55 (90.16%) Citrix
2 51 (83.61%) Windows
3 49 (80.33%) VMware
4 48 (78.69%) Windows Server
5 37 (60.66%) Active Directory
6 34 (55.74%) XenApp
7 32 (52.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (50.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (49.18%) XenDesktop
10 28 (45.90%) PowerShell
10 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
11 22 (36.07%) vSphere
12 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (32.79%) Infrastructure Management
14 18 (29.51%) Hyper-V
15 16 (26.23%) NetScaler
16 15 (24.59%) Change Management
17 14 (22.95%) SCCM
18 13 (21.31%) Firewall
18 13 (21.31%) Microsoft App-V
18 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
19 12 (19.67%) HP
19 12 (19.67%) IIS
19 12 (19.67%) SCOM
20 11 (18.03%) Skype for Business
21 10 (16.39%) BusinessObjects
21 10 (16.39%) EdgeSight
21 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
22 9 (14.75%) SCOrch
22 9 (14.75%) MS Excel

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (19.67%) IIS
2 11 (18.03%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (9.84%) IaaS
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.84%) PaaS
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.64%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) NetScaler
2 13 (21.31%) Firewall
3 7 (11.48%) DNS
4 6 (9.84%) DHCP
5 4 (6.56%) LDAP
5 4 (6.56%) SAN
6 3 (4.92%) VLAN
6 3 (4.92%) VPN
7 2 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.64%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.64%) NAS
8 1 (1.64%) VoIP
8 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MSI
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (9.84%) Billing
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Publishing
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (1.64%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Consultant
2 13 (21.31%) Support Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (18.03%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (18.03%) Architect
4 11 (18.03%) Citrix Engineer
5 10 (16.39%) Citrix Consultant
6 9 (14.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (14.75%) Citrix Support
7 8 (13.11%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (11.48%) Citrix Expert
8 7 (11.48%) Citrix Subject Matter Expert
8 7 (11.48%) Citrix Support Engineer
8 7 (11.48%) Subject Matter Expert
9 6 (9.84%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (8.20%) Server Engineer
10 5 (8.20%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) ELK Stack
2 1 (1.64%) LAMP
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
1 7 (11.48%) PKI
2 6 (9.84%) CMDB
2 6 (9.84%) Private Cloud
2 6 (9.84%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.92%) Grid Computing
4 2 (3.28%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.28%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (83.61%) Windows
2 48 (78.69%) Windows Server
3 31 (50.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.20%) Linux
7 5 (8.20%) Windows 10
8 4 (6.56%) Unix
9 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.64%) CentOS
11 1 (1.64%) Debian
11 1 (1.64%) Fedora
11 1 (1.64%) Solaris
11 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Infrastructure Management
2 15 (24.59%) Change Management
3 7 (11.48%) TOGAF
4 6 (9.84%) Migration
4 6 (9.84%) OO
4 6 (9.84%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (9.84%) Translating Business Requirements
4 6 (9.84%) Use Case
5 4 (6.56%) ITIL
6 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.28%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.28%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.28%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (3.28%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.28%) Network Design
7 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.28%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (3.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.90%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.48%) SQL
3 6 (9.84%) Perl
4 3 (4.92%) Python
5 2 (3.28%) AWK
5 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.28%) C
5 2 (3.28%) C++
5 2 (3.28%) sed
5 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) MCSE
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.92%) CCA
3 3 (4.92%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.28%) CCNA
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.28%) HNC
4 2 (3.28%) RHCSA
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (60.66%) Active Directory
2 34 (55.74%) XenApp
3 32 (52.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (49.18%) XenDesktop
5 22 (36.07%) vSphere
6 18 (29.51%) Hyper-V
7 13 (21.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (11.48%) KVM
9 6 (9.84%) VMware ESX
10 5 (8.20%) Terminal Services
10 5 (8.20%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (3.28%) Xen
12 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (1.64%) Docker
12 1 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (1.64%) Postfix
12 1 (1.64%) qmail
12 1 (1.64%) Sendmail
12 1 (1.64%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) SCCM
2 12 (19.67%) SCOM
3 10 (16.39%) EdgeSight
4 9 (14.75%) SCOrch
5 7 (11.48%) SCVMM
6 6 (9.84%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 6 (9.84%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (6.56%) WSUS
8 3 (4.92%) Puppet
9 1 (1.64%) Ansible
9 1 (1.64%) Bacula
9 1 (1.64%) cPanel
9 1 (1.64%) Grafana
9 1 (1.64%) Graphite
9 1 (1.64%) Kibana
9 1 (1.64%) logstash
9 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 55 (90.16%) Citrix
2 49 (80.33%) VMware
3 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
4 12 (19.67%) HP
5 7 (11.48%) Wyse
6 4 (6.56%) Dell
6 4 (6.56%) IBM
7 3 (4.92%) AppSense
7 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.28%) Remedy
9 1 (1.64%) CommVault
9 1 (1.64%) Hitachi
9 1 (1.64%) NetApp
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle
9 1 (1.64%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.64%) Symantec