The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank - 137 112
Contract jobs citing XenServer 0 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.27% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category - 2.59% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Average daily rate
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- £425 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
-17.80% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +38.15%
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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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
284 309 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.39% 10.45% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 176 123
Average daily rate £325 £355 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -8.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 32
Average hourly rate £20.19 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.17% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £36.75 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.86%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenServer across the South West region.

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
1 13 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (92.31%) Puppet
2 12 (92.31%) Hudson
2 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
2 12 (92.31%) Jenkins
2 12 (92.31%) DevOps
3 11 (84.62%) LAN
3 11 (84.62%) WAN
4 9 (69.23%) Perl
4 9 (69.23%) PHP
4 9 (69.23%) Bash Shell
4 9 (69.23%) Ruby
5 8 (61.54%) Ubuntu
5 8 (61.54%) JIRA
5 8 (61.54%) Subversion
5 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (61.54%) Samba
5 8 (61.54%) Debian
5 8 (61.54%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (61.54%) Confluence
5 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (61.54%) nginx
5 8 (61.54%) MediaWiki
5 8 (61.54%) CentOS
5 8 (61.54%) Git (software)

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 8 (61.54%) nginx
1 8 (61.54%) Confluence
1 8 (61.54%) MediaWiki
1 8 (61.54%) Apache
2 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (23.08%) IIS
4 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 11 (84.62%) LAN
2 11 (84.62%) WAN
3 8 (61.54%) VPN
3 8 (61.54%) LDAP
4 7 (53.85%) IPsec
4 7 (53.85%) Network Security
4 7 (53.85%) IPv6
4 7 (53.85%) OSPF
4 7 (53.85%) BGP
4 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) MySQL
1 8 (61.54%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Hudson
1 12 (92.31%) Jenkins
2 8 (61.54%) Subversion
2 8 (61.54%) JIRA
2 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (53.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Wiki
2 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
3 4 (30.77%) Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (61.54%) Debian
3 8 (61.54%) Ubuntu
3 8 (61.54%) CentOS
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (92.31%) DevOps
2 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (53.85%) Build Automation
4 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
4 5 (38.46%) Database Theory
4 5 (38.46%) Relational Database Theory
5 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Perl
1 9 (69.23%) PHP
1 9 (69.23%) Ruby
1 9 (69.23%) Bash Shell
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Python
3 4 (30.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CCNA
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (61.54%) Postfix
2 8 (61.54%) Samba
2 8 (61.54%) iptables
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (92.31%) Puppet
2 8 (61.54%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (61.54%) ZABBIX
2 8 (61.54%) Salt
3 4 (30.77%) Ansible
4 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Red Hat
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec