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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 134 113 125
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing XenServer 11 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.42% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 3.41% 3.82% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
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£438 £264 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.87% +46.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £135.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -78.70%
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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
323 262 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.81% 11.09% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 122 121
Average daily rate £363 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 51 49
Average hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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
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 19 December 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 -7 7 £450 - 1
Somerset -9 2 - -
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (96.30%) VMware
2 21 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 21 (77.78%) Firewall
2 21 (77.78%) LAMP
2 21 (77.78%) Perl
2 21 (77.78%) PHP
2 21 (77.78%) Linux
2 21 (77.78%) Citrix
2 21 (77.78%) Ruby
2 21 (77.78%) Ubuntu
2 21 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (77.78%) CentOS
2 21 (77.78%) Bash Shell
2 21 (77.78%) Puppet
2 21 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (77.78%) DevOps
2 21 (77.78%) Salt
3 16 (59.26%) Jenkins
3 16 (59.26%) Hudson
3 16 (59.26%) Apache
3 16 (59.26%) LDAP
3 16 (59.26%) LAN
3 16 (59.26%) WAN
3 16 (59.26%) Samba
3 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
6 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
7 11 (40.74%) Windows
7 11 (40.74%) CCNA

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (59.26%) Apache
2 5 (18.52%) nginx
2 5 (18.52%) MediaWiki
2 5 (18.52%) Confluence
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) Firewall
2 16 (59.26%) LDAP
2 16 (59.26%) LAN
2 16 (59.26%) WAN
3 10 (37.04%) VPN
4 5 (18.52%) IPv6
4 5 (18.52%) IPsec
4 5 (18.52%) OSPF
4 5 (18.52%) BGP
4 5 (18.52%) EIGRP
4 5 (18.52%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MySQL
1 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Jenkins
1 16 (59.26%) Hudson
2 5 (18.52%) Subversion
2 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (59.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) LAMP
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Wiki
2 1 (3.70%) IBM XIV
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Linux
1 21 (77.78%) Ubuntu
1 21 (77.78%) CentOS
2 11 (40.74%) Windows
3 10 (37.04%) Debian
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
1 21 (77.78%) DevOps
2 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) Build Automation
4 5 (18.52%) Data Modelling
4 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (18.52%) Database Theory
4 5 (18.52%) Relational Database Theory
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) Perl
1 21 (77.78%) PHP
1 21 (77.78%) Ruby
1 21 (77.78%) Bash Shell
2 10 (37.04%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) CCNA
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCTS
5 1 (3.70%) CCEE
5 1 (3.70%) CCA
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 16 (59.26%) Samba
2 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) Postfix
3 5 (18.52%) XenApp
4 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
5 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
5 2 (7.41%) vSphere
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (77.78%) Puppet
1 21 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
1 21 (77.78%) Salt
2 5 (18.52%) ZABBIX
3 4 (14.81%) SCCM
4 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.70%) SCOM
5 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) VMware
2 21 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 21 (77.78%) Citrix
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) BMC
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) AppSense