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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 247 214 222
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +8
Contract jobs citing XenServer 11 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 0.90% 1.26% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 8
Average daily rate
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£225 £370 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.18% -11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £200 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £500 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £135.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -78.70%
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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
1221 1114 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.41% 13.05% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 523 363
Average daily rate £353 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 156 167
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 24 December 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
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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
Hampshire -15 7 £226 -27.60% 2
Berkshire -3 3 - - 1
Surrey -6 1 £225 -31.29%
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
1 18 (78.26%) Citrix
1 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 16 (69.57%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) XenApp
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (39.13%) NetScaler
6 9 (39.13%) vSphere
7 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (30.43%) Terminal Services
8 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (30.43%) SQL
8 7 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (26.09%) Firewall
9 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
9 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (26.09%) Lync
9 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (21.74%) IIS
10 5 (21.74%) HP
11 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
11 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
11 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
12 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (13.04%) Change Management
12 3 (13.04%) SCCM
12 3 (13.04%) SCOM
12 3 (13.04%) VMS
12 3 (13.04%) Linux

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (26.09%) Lync
2 5 (21.74%) IIS
3 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) NetScaler
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (4.35%) Back Office
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
1 1 (4.35%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Project Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) VMS
5 3 (13.04%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CCA
1 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
2 12 (52.17%) XenApp
3 9 (39.13%) vSphere
4 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (30.43%) Terminal Services
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
6 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
7 2 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
8 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
8 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (4.35%) KVM
8 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.35%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Citrix
1 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Cognos
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) AppSense
5 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle