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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 141 135 126
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing XenServer 3 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.100% 0.38% 0.080%
As % of the System Software category 0.92% 4.04% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate £100 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-77.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £385 £348
% change year-on-year
-15.58% +10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
326 297 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.84% 9.30% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 141 97
Average daily rate £335 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 39
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £10.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 2 £100 -77.14%
Gloucestershire +5 1 - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Wyse
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) System Testing
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
7 1 (12.50%) Firewall
7 1 (12.50%) SAN
7 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (12.50%) MPLS
7 1 (12.50%) VoIP

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Lync
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Support
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Support Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Support Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
1 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Wyse
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft