The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 119 109 130
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Contract jobs citing XenServer 19 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 5.99% 2.49% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 2
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£400 - £295
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 - £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £385 £333
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
317 201 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.42% 9.38% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 113 124
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £23.75 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
XenServer
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

XenServer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Bristol -5 17 £400 - 1
Somerset -17 1 £413 -
Dorset - - - - 1
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 22 (91.67%) VMware
1 22 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (87.50%) Puppet
2 21 (87.50%) Bash Shell
2 21 (87.50%) DevOps
2 21 (87.50%) Firewall
2 21 (87.50%) LAMP
2 21 (87.50%) Debian
2 21 (87.50%) Ruby
2 21 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (87.50%) Java
2 21 (87.50%) Perl
2 21 (87.50%) PHP
2 21 (87.50%) VPN
2 21 (87.50%) Linux
2 21 (87.50%) Red Hat
3 20 (83.33%) Ubuntu
4 15 (62.50%) CentOS
4 15 (62.50%) Windows
5 14 (58.33%) Citrix
6 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (50.00%) OSPF
7 12 (50.00%) BGP
7 12 (50.00%) EIGRP
7 12 (50.00%) IPv6
7 12 (50.00%) Data Modelling
7 12 (50.00%) LAN
7 12 (50.00%) WAN
7 12 (50.00%) SQL
7 12 (50.00%) MySQL

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 12 (50.00%) Apache
1 12 (50.00%) nginx
1 12 (50.00%) Confluence
1 12 (50.00%) MediaWiki
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) VPN
1 21 (87.50%) Firewall
2 12 (50.00%) IPsec
2 12 (50.00%) Network Security
2 12 (50.00%) LDAP
2 12 (50.00%) LAN
2 12 (50.00%) WAN
2 12 (50.00%) IPv6
2 12 (50.00%) OSPF
2 12 (50.00%) BGP
2 12 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) MySQL
1 12 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Subversion
1 12 (50.00%) JIRA
1 12 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (50.00%) Hudson
1 12 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (29.17%) Administrator
4 6 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (87.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Wiki
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Linux
1 21 (87.50%) Debian
2 20 (83.33%) Ubuntu
3 15 (62.50%) CentOS
3 15 (62.50%) Windows
4 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
1 21 (87.50%) DevOps
2 12 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 12 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (45.83%) Build Automation
4 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) Java
1 21 (87.50%) Perl
1 21 (87.50%) PHP
1 21 (87.50%) Ruby
1 21 (87.50%) Bash Shell
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CCNA
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (50.00%) Postfix
2 12 (50.00%) Samba
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (87.50%) Puppet
2 12 (50.00%) ZABBIX
3 11 (45.83%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (45.83%) Salt
4 1 (4.17%) SCCM
4 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) VMware
2 21 (87.50%) Red Hat
3 14 (58.33%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) HP
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