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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 256 237 227
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing XenServer 14 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.20% 1.32% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £375 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £393
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -23.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.49 £27.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+61.78% +120.00%
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
1168 1064 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.79% 11.63% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 545 541
Average daily rate £350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £164 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 131 130
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.89 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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
Hampshire -3 11 £300 -7.69%
Surrey -3 2 £375 +20.00%
Kent - 1 £275 -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (95.65%) Citrix
2 18 (78.26%) Windows
3 17 (73.91%) XenApp
4 16 (69.57%) VMware
5 13 (56.52%) vSphere
6 12 (52.17%) PowerShell
6 12 (52.17%) IIS
7 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
7 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (47.83%) NetScaler
7 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (47.83%) Infrastructure Management
8 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (39.13%) Lync
10 8 (34.78%) Change Management
11 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (26.09%) Project Management
11 6 (26.09%) XenDesktop
12 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (17.39%) HP
13 4 (17.39%) Cisco
13 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
13 4 (17.39%) EdgeSight
14 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
14 3 (13.04%) NetApp
15 2 (8.70%) SCCM
15 2 (8.70%) Network Security
15 2 (8.70%) Barracuda Networks
15 2 (8.70%) Billing

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (52.17%) IIS
2 9 (39.13%) Lync
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
1 2 (8.70%) IaaS
1 2 (8.70%) Mimecast
1 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) NetScaler
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) MPLS
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) VLAN
2 2 (8.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (8.70%) Billing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Citrix Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix Support
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix Support Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) Support Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Pre Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Replication
1 2 (8.70%) PKI
1 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) UNIX
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Infrastructure Management
2 8 (34.78%) Change Management
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.35%) Business Development
5 1 (4.35%) Use Case
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CCA
1 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) XenApp
2 13 (56.52%) vSphere
3 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
4 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (26.09%) XenDesktop
6 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) EdgeSight
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Citrix
2 16 (69.57%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) HP
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) NetApp
5 2 (8.70%) Symantec
5 2 (8.70%) Wyse
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (8.70%) Veeam
5 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
5 2 (8.70%) Varonis
5 2 (8.70%) Zerto
5 2 (8.70%) Neverfail
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle