The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 527 465 438
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -27
Contract jobs citing XenServer 70 128 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.30% 2.45% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 88 72
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£345 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £365 £368
% change year-on-year
-17.80% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +23.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +38.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5405 5227 4461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.82% 9.65% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3047 2818 2143
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 641 609
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -3.12%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenServer within the UK.

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XenServer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

XenServer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenServer within the UK.

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XenServer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
England -64 70 £345 +4.15% 34
London +4 29 £425 +30.76% 12
North West -19 11 £240 -8.62% 7
South East -26 10 £300 -20.00% 3
East of England +9 8 £325 -13.33% 1
City of London -6 8 £345 +6.15% 6
Yorkshire -16 6 £325 -16.12% 3
Lancashire -3 5 £240 -8.62%
Surrey +13 4 £250 -39.39%
Hertfordshire -3 4 - - 1
West Midlands -10 4 £150 -45.45% 2
Berkshire +8 3 £300 -17.80% 2
East Midlands -6 3 £325 -13.33%
Nottinghamshire -8 3 £325 -7.14%
Blackpool -8 3 £240 -8.19%
Norfolk - 3 £325 -
Staines +7 2 - -
Reading +2 2 £300 -17.80%
North Yorkshire -1 2 £300 -22.58% 2
York -3 2 £300 -22.58%
Nottingham -4 2 £325 -7.14%
Lewes -5 2 £350 -6.66%
East Sussex -15 2 £350 -6.66%
Woking - 2 £250 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £238 - 5
Tamworth - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Worcester +6 1 - -
Lytham St Annes +4 1 - -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 118 (75.64%) Citrix
1 118 (75.64%) VMware
2 97 (62.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (60.90%) Windows
4 66 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 62 (39.74%) Firewall
6 57 (36.54%) XenApp
7 55 (35.26%) Active Directory
8 52 (33.33%) Cisco
9 46 (29.49%) DNS
10 42 (26.92%) DHCP
10 42 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 42 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (25.64%) LAN
11 40 (25.64%) XenDesktop
12 39 (25.00%) Linux
13 38 (24.36%) WAN
14 35 (22.44%) VPN
14 35 (22.44%) vSphere
15 33 (21.15%) HP
15 33 (21.15%) Hyper-V
16 32 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
17 31 (19.87%) CheckPoint
17 31 (19.87%) OSPF
18 28 (17.95%) Data Centre
19 27 (17.31%) Microsoft App-V
20 26 (16.67%) DevOps
20 26 (16.67%) Puppet
21 25 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (16.03%) SQL

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (14.10%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.82%) IIS
3 18 (11.54%) Apache
4 16 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (9.62%) MediaWiki
5 15 (9.62%) Confluence
6 12 (7.69%) nginx
7 11 (7.05%) SharePoint
8 7 (4.49%) Lync
9 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.56%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.92%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.92%) WorkSite
12 2 (1.28%) IBM Notes
12 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.64%) TPMS
Applications
1 17 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.41%) MS Visio
3 8 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.85%) MS Office
5 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.28%) MS Project
5 2 (1.28%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.56%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.92%) SaaS
3 3 (1.92%) Office 365
4 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.28%) PaaS
4 2 (1.28%) IaaS
4 2 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 62 (39.74%) Firewall
2 46 (29.49%) DNS
3 42 (26.92%) DHCP
4 40 (25.64%) LAN
5 38 (24.36%) WAN
6 35 (22.44%) VPN
7 31 (19.87%) OSPF
8 23 (14.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (14.10%) NetScaler
10 20 (12.82%) Network Security
10 20 (12.82%) IPsec
10 20 (12.82%) BGP
11 19 (12.18%) SAN
12 18 (11.54%) VLAN
12 18 (11.54%) BIG-IP
13 17 (10.90%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (10.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 17 (10.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 16 (10.26%) LDAP
15 15 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.54%) MySQL
2 15 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (6.41%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.49%) Big Data
6 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 24 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 23 (14.74%) Hudson
3 15 (9.62%) Subversion
3 15 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.62%) JIRA
4 5 (3.21%) MSI
5 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (2.56%) Retail
3 2 (1.28%) Law
3 2 (1.28%) Billing
3 2 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Legal
4 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (12.18%) Network Engineer
3 18 (11.54%) Citrix Engineer
3 18 (11.54%) Architect
4 16 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (9.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.97%) Consultant
7 13 (8.33%) Administrator
8 12 (7.69%) Support Engineer
9 10 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (5.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 9 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (5.13%) Server Engineer
12 7 (4.49%) Citrix Specialist
13 6 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
14 5 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 5 (3.21%) Technical Architect
14 5 (3.21%) Server Support
14 5 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
15 4 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.85%) LAMP
2 4 (2.56%) Web Services
3 2 (1.28%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.62%) Wiki
3 9 (5.77%) Clustering
4 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.21%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.21%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.56%) PKI
6 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.56%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.92%) PDA
8 2 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.28%) VLE
8 2 (1.28%) Replication
8 2 (1.28%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.64%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 95 (60.90%) Windows
2 42 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 42 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (25.00%) Linux
4 21 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (9.62%) UNIX
5 15 (9.62%) CentOS
6 12 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 12 (7.69%) Debian
7 11 (7.05%) Windows 7
8 9 (5.77%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.49%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.56%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.28%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.28%) VMS
11 2 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.67%) DevOps
2 25 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (14.10%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (14.10%) ITIL
4 18 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (8.97%) Configuration Management
6 13 (8.33%) Build Automation
7 11 (7.05%) Load Balancing
8 9 (5.77%) Project Management
9 8 (5.13%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.13%) Migration
9 8 (5.13%) Database Theory
9 8 (5.13%) Relational Database Theory
10 7 (4.49%) Analytics
10 7 (4.49%) Data Analytics
10 7 (4.49%) Process Management
11 6 (3.85%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.85%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.85%) Open Source
11 6 (3.85%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.03%) SQL
2 24 (15.38%) PHP
3 21 (13.46%) Bash Shell
4 20 (12.82%) Ruby
5 19 (12.18%) Perl
6 17 (10.90%) Python
7 16 (10.26%) PowerShell
8 10 (6.41%) Java
9 6 (3.85%) C
10 1 (0.64%) VBScript
10 1 (0.64%) C#
10 1 (0.64%) C++
10 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.54%) CCNP
3 17 (10.90%) CCSE
4 15 (9.62%) CCNA
5 11 (7.05%) SC Cleared
5 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (6.41%) MCSE
7 9 (5.77%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (3.85%) CCA
9 5 (3.21%) Degree
10 4 (2.56%) CCSP
10 4 (2.56%) HNC
10 4 (2.56%) CCIA
11 3 (1.92%) CCAA
11 3 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 1 (0.64%) MCITP
12 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 97 (62.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (36.54%) XenApp
3 55 (35.26%) Active Directory
4 40 (25.64%) XenDesktop
5 35 (22.44%) vSphere
6 33 (21.15%) Hyper-V
7 27 (17.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (10.90%) iptables
9 15 (9.62%) Samba
9 15 (9.62%) Postfix
10 7 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (3.85%) VMware ESX
11 6 (3.85%) vCloud
12 5 (3.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (3.21%) ProxySG
13 3 (1.92%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.92%) Xen
14 2 (1.28%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.28%) KVM
15 1 (0.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (16.67%) Puppet
2 19 (12.18%) SCCM
2 19 (12.18%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (10.26%) Salt
4 15 (9.62%) ZABBIX
5 8 (5.13%) Ansible
6 7 (4.49%) EdgeSight
7 6 (3.85%) SCOM
8 5 (3.21%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (3.21%) Cacti
8 5 (3.21%) Nagios
9 4 (2.56%) XenMobile
10 3 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.92%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.28%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.28%) Nessus
11 2 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 118 (75.64%) Citrix
1 118 (75.64%) VMware
2 66 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 52 (33.33%) Cisco
4 33 (21.15%) HP
5 31 (19.87%) CheckPoint
6 23 (14.74%) F5
6 23 (14.74%) Juniper
7 22 (14.10%) Blue Coat
8 19 (12.18%) NetApp
9 17 (10.90%) Red Hat
9 17 (10.90%) Infoblox
10 16 (10.26%) Dell
10 16 (10.26%) IBM
11 10 (6.41%) Brocade
12 7 (4.49%) 3PAR
12 7 (4.49%) AppSense
12 7 (4.49%) EMC
12 7 (4.49%) Symantec
13 5 (3.21%) Lancope
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