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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 252 250 234
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing XenServer 22 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.88% 0.84% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -17.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +46.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £31.50 £20.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £31.50 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+7.31% +17.14%
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
1173 1188 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.61% 12.75% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 589 505
Median daily rate £390 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 144 153
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +4 8 - -
Berkshire -5 5 £400 +33.33%
Surrey -8 3 £375 +50.00%
West Sussex - 3 £413 - 1
East Sussex +4 1 £363 +3.57%
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £364 -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 49 (89.09%) Citrix
2 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 44 (80.00%) VMware
3 40 (72.73%) Windows Server
4 38 (69.09%) Active Directory
5 32 (58.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (56.36%) XenApp
7 25 (45.45%) XenDesktop
8 24 (43.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
9 20 (36.36%) PowerShell
10 19 (34.55%) vSphere
11 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (29.09%) Infrastructure Management
13 15 (27.27%) Hyper-V
13 15 (27.27%) Firewall
14 14 (25.45%) SCCM
15 13 (23.64%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (21.82%) HP
16 12 (21.82%) SCOM
16 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
17 11 (20.00%) SCOrch
18 10 (18.18%) EdgeSight
18 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
19 9 (16.36%) SCVMM
19 9 (16.36%) VMware ESX
19 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
19 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
19 9 (16.36%) SQL
19 9 (16.36%) SQL Server

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 8 (14.55%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (10.91%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (10.91%) IaaS
3 6 (10.91%) PaaS
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.82%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
2 7 (12.73%) DNS
2 7 (12.73%) NetScaler
3 6 (10.91%) DHCP
4 4 (7.27%) LDAP
4 4 (7.27%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (7.27%) SAN
5 3 (5.45%) VLAN
5 3 (5.45%) VPN
5 3 (5.45%) Wireless
6 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.64%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.82%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.82%) NAS
7 1 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MSI
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (10.91%) Billing
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.64%) Publishing
6 1 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Consultant
2 13 (23.64%) Support Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 10 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (18.18%) Citrix Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Citrix Support
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (12.73%) Architect
6 7 (12.73%) Citrix Expert
6 7 (12.73%) Citrix Subject Matter Expert
6 7 (12.73%) Subject Matter Expert
7 6 (10.91%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (9.09%) Automation Architect
8 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (9.09%) Server Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.82%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) PKI
2 7 (12.73%) Private Cloud
3 6 (10.91%) CMDB
3 6 (10.91%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.45%) Grid Computing
5 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 40 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 24 (43.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (10.91%) Linux
8 5 (9.09%) Windows 10
9 4 (7.27%) Unix
10 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
11 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.82%) CentOS
12 1 (1.82%) Debian
12 1 (1.82%) Fedora
12 1 (1.82%) Solaris
12 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Infrastructure Management
2 8 (14.55%) Change Management
3 6 (10.91%) Migration
3 6 (10.91%) OO
3 6 (10.91%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (10.91%) Translating Business Requirements
3 6 (10.91%) Use Case
4 4 (7.27%) ITIL
4 4 (7.27%) Network Design
4 4 (7.27%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.64%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.64%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.64%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.64%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.64%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.36%) SQL
3 6 (10.91%) Perl
4 4 (7.27%) C++
5 3 (5.45%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) AWK
6 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.64%) C
6 2 (3.64%) C#
6 2 (3.64%) sed
6 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.64%) VB
6 2 (3.64%) VBScript
7 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) MCSE
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.45%) CCA
3 3 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.64%) CCNA
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) HNC
4 2 (3.64%) RHCSA
4 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (69.09%) Active Directory
2 32 (58.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (56.36%) XenApp
4 25 (45.45%) XenDesktop
5 19 (34.55%) vSphere
6 15 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 13 (23.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (16.36%) VMware ESX
9 7 (12.73%) KVM
9 7 (12.73%) Terminal Services
10 2 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (3.64%) Xen
11 1 (1.82%) Docker
11 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.82%) NFS
11 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (1.82%) Postfix
11 1 (1.82%) qmail
11 1 (1.82%) Sendmail
11 1 (1.82%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) SCCM
2 12 (21.82%) SCOM
3 11 (20.00%) SCOrch
4 10 (18.18%) EdgeSight
5 9 (16.36%) SCVMM
6 6 (10.91%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 6 (10.91%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (7.27%) WSUS
8 3 (5.45%) Puppet
9 2 (3.64%) Perfmon
10 1 (1.82%) Ansible
10 1 (1.82%) Bacula
10 1 (1.82%) cPanel
10 1 (1.82%) Grafana
10 1 (1.82%) Graphite
10 1 (1.82%) Kibana
10 1 (1.82%) logstash
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 49 (89.09%) Citrix
2 44 (80.00%) VMware
3 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.82%) HP
5 7 (12.73%) Wyse
6 5 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.27%) Dell
7 4 (7.27%) IBM
8 3 (5.45%) AppSense
8 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.64%) Remedy
10 1 (1.82%) CommVault
10 1 (1.82%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.82%) NetApp
10 1 (1.82%) Oracle
10 1 (1.82%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.82%) Symantec