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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 247 205 202
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -3
Contract jobs citing XenServer 9 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.091% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 0.75% 3.25% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 11
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£400 £338 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £399 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% +14.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £23.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+32.25% -5.10%
XenServer
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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
1204 1016 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.15% 11.10% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 464 406
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £146 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 173
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.25 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%

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 30 March 2015.

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
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 30 March 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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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
Berkshire -2 6 £450 +23.28% 2
East Sussex -11 1 £375 +114.28%
Hampshire -17 1 - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (80.00%) Citrix
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 14 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (55.00%) Firewall
5 9 (45.00%) Windows
6 8 (40.00%) SQL
6 8 (40.00%) HP
6 8 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (35.00%) Terminal Services
8 6 (30.00%) Linux
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco
9 4 (20.00%) NetApp
9 4 (20.00%) XenApp
10 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
10 3 (15.00%) Business Development
10 3 (15.00%) SCCM
10 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
10 3 (15.00%) IBM
10 3 (15.00%) Dell
10 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.00%) VMS
10 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (10.00%) Subversion
11 2 (10.00%) IPsec
11 2 (10.00%) Samba
11 2 (10.00%) VPN

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Confluence
1 2 (10.00%) MediaWiki
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) IPsec
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) LDAP
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) IPv6
2 2 (10.00%) OSPF
2 2 (10.00%) BGP
2 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) Hudson
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Project Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) NHS
1 2 (10.00%) Wiki
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) VMS
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) CentOS
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Debian
5 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (15.00%) Business Development
1 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) Database Theory
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database Theory
3 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (35.00%) Terminal Services
5 4 (20.00%) XenApp
6 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (10.00%) vSphere
6 2 (10.00%) iptables
6 2 (10.00%) Samba
6 2 (10.00%) Postfix
7 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Citrix
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.00%) IBM
5 3 (15.00%) Dell
5 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (10.00%) Varonis
6 2 (10.00%) Veeam
6 2 (10.00%) Cognos
6 2 (10.00%) Symantec