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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 495 458 480
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +22
Contract jobs citing XenServer 124 128 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 2.21% 2.52% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 84 47
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£350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £434 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
5613 5080 4845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.64% 9.66% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3141 2620 2327
Average daily rate £350 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% -2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 622 631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

XenServer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 October 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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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 -28 122 £363 +9.84% 24
London -28 54 £389 +14.33% 9
City of London +34 21 £300 -14.28% 2
North West +1 19 £275 -8.33% 1
South West -33 13 £450 +70.61%
East of England -13 12 £323 -14.00% 3
South East -23 11 £325 -7.14% 3
Cambridgeshire - 11 £175 -
Cambridge - 11 £175 -
West Midlands - 7 £248 - 1
Hampshire - 7 £325 - 1
Worcestershire - 4 £240 - 1
Worcester - 4 £240 - 1
Nottingham +13 3 £623 +74.12% 2
Nottinghamshire +10 3 £623 +74.12% 2
East Midlands +2 3 £623 +189.53% 2
West Yorkshire -6 3 - - 3
Yorkshire -8 3 - - 4
West Bromwich - 2 £250 -
Manchester -9 1 £550 +83.33%
Surrey -10 1 £225 -35.71% 1
Hertfordshire -24 1 £470 +22.47% 2
Berkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Winchester - 1 £350 -
Witham - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 213 (84.52%) Citrix
2 195 (77.38%) Windows
3 180 (71.43%) VMware
4 127 (50.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (49.21%) Active Directory
6 116 (46.03%) XenApp
7 110 (43.65%) Microsoft
8 107 (42.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 84 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 71 (28.17%) Linux
11 66 (26.19%) MS Exchange
12 63 (25.00%) XenDesktop
12 63 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 62 (24.60%) Firewall
14 59 (23.41%) SCCM
14 59 (23.41%) ITIL
15 56 (22.22%) DNS
16 52 (20.63%) DHCP
17 47 (18.65%) NetScaler
18 45 (17.86%) Cisco
19 44 (17.46%) HP
20 43 (17.06%) VLAN
21 42 (16.67%) Hyper-V
22 41 (16.27%) CentOS
23 39 (15.48%) Red Hat
24 38 (15.08%) SAN
24 38 (15.08%) Microsoft App-V
25 37 (14.68%) Security Cleared
26 36 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
27 35 (13.89%) PowerShell

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 66 (26.19%) MS Exchange
2 36 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 33 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (10.71%) Apache
5 25 (9.92%) Tomcat
6 20 (7.94%) WebSphere
7 19 (7.54%) WebLogic
7 19 (7.54%) JBoss
7 19 (7.54%) GlassFish
8 17 (6.75%) SharePoint
9 14 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (5.56%) Lync
10 11 (4.37%) IIS
11 10 (3.97%) nginx
11 10 (3.97%) Confluence
11 10 (3.97%) MediaWiki
12 9 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (1.98%) OpenStack
14 4 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.79%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 21 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.14%) MS Office
3 4 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.79%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.97%) Office 365
2 4 (1.59%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.19%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.40%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 62 (24.60%) Firewall
2 56 (22.22%) DNS
3 52 (20.63%) DHCP
4 47 (18.65%) NetScaler
5 43 (17.06%) VLAN
6 38 (15.08%) SAN
7 31 (12.30%) VPN
8 30 (11.90%) WAN
9 27 (10.71%) LAN
10 24 (9.52%) LDAP
11 20 (7.94%) VoIP
12 16 (6.35%) NAS
13 12 (4.76%) BGP
14 11 (4.37%) IPsec
15 10 (3.97%) OSPF
15 10 (3.97%) EIGRP
15 10 (3.97%) IPv6
15 10 (3.97%) Network Security
16 9 (3.57%) iSCSI
16 9 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.95%) MySQL
3 10 (3.97%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.79%) DataStage
6 1 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (8.33%) Hudson
1 21 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.76%) Subversion
4 10 (3.97%) JIRA
5 6 (2.38%) MSI
6 2 (0.79%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 23 (9.13%) Banking
2 15 (5.95%) Finance
3 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.19%) Games
4 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.79%) Publishing
5 2 (0.79%) French Language
6 1 (0.40%) German Language
6 1 (0.40%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Local Government
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (16.27%) Administrator
2 40 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 20 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (7.54%) Consultant
7 18 (7.14%) Architect
8 17 (6.75%) Server Engineer
9 16 (6.35%) Linux Engineer
10 15 (5.95%) Citrix Engineer
10 15 (5.95%) Analyst
11 14 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
12 12 (4.76%) Support Engineer
13 11 (4.37%) Citrix Consultant
14 10 (3.97%) Technical Engineer
15 9 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 8 (3.17%) VMware Engineer
16 8 (3.17%) Support Analyst
16 8 (3.17%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.30%) LAMP
2 9 (3.57%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.19%) Middleware
4 2 (0.79%) COM
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.54%) Blackberry
2 16 (6.35%) Kindle
3 15 (5.95%) PDA
4 10 (3.97%) Open Source
4 10 (3.97%) Wiki
5 9 (3.57%) Clustering
6 7 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.98%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.59%) PKI
8 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.19%) Replication
9 3 (1.19%) Online Games
9 3 (1.19%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.79%) IBM XIV
11 1 (0.40%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.40%) CCTV
11 1 (0.40%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 195 (77.38%) Windows
2 127 (50.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (28.17%) Linux
5 63 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (16.27%) CentOS
7 33 (13.10%) Ubuntu
8 28 (11.11%) Windows 7
9 23 (9.13%) Debian
9 23 (9.13%) Windows XP
10 19 (7.54%) UNIX
11 8 (3.17%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.59%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.59%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.41%) ITIL
2 31 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
2 31 (12.30%) DevOps
3 24 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (7.94%) Project Management
4 20 (7.94%) Release Management
5 16 (6.35%) Migration
6 12 (4.76%) Build Automation
7 11 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (3.97%) Data Modelling
8 10 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (3.57%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.17%) Load Balancing
11 6 (2.38%) Change Management
11 6 (2.38%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (1.98%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (1.59%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (1.59%) TOGAF
13 4 (1.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 32 (12.70%) Bash Shell
2 32 (12.70%) Perl
2 32 (12.70%) PHP
3 31 (12.30%) SQL
3 31 (12.30%) Ruby
4 24 (9.52%) C
5 21 (8.33%) Java
6 20 (7.94%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.98%) Python
8 3 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 35 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 34 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (11.11%) MCSE
5 19 (7.54%) Citrix Certification
6 18 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (7.14%) CCNA
7 13 (5.16%) CCA
7 13 (5.16%) MCP
8 7 (2.78%) CCEA
8 7 (2.78%) CCEE
9 5 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.98%) MCTS
10 4 (1.59%) CCIA
10 4 (1.59%) Degree
11 2 (0.79%) VTSP
11 2 (0.79%) MCITP
11 2 (0.79%) MCSA
12 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.49%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 116 (46.03%) XenApp
3 107 (42.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 42 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 38 (15.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (13.10%) vSphere
8 21 (8.33%) Samba
9 19 (7.54%) Oracle RMAN
10 16 (6.35%) VMware ESX
11 13 (5.16%) VMware Server
12 10 (3.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (3.97%) Postfix
13 6 (2.38%) Terminal Services
13 6 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (1.98%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.98%) NFS
15 4 (1.59%) Xen
16 3 (1.19%) KVM
17 2 (0.79%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 59 (23.41%) SCCM
2 35 (13.89%) Puppet
3 24 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (9.13%) Tivoli
4 23 (9.13%) Salt
5 21 (8.33%) SCOM
6 10 (3.97%) ZABBIX
7 9 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (1.98%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.98%) Nagios
9 4 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.59%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (1.19%) Opsview
10 3 (1.19%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (0.79%) Cacti
11 2 (0.79%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
12 1 (0.40%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 213 (84.52%) Citrix
2 180 (71.43%) VMware
3 110 (43.65%) Microsoft
4 45 (17.86%) Cisco
5 44 (17.46%) HP
6 39 (15.48%) Red Hat
7 24 (9.52%) Dell
8 23 (9.13%) Oracle
9 21 (8.33%) AppSense
10 19 (7.54%) LANDesk
11 17 (6.75%) WatchGuard
12 16 (6.35%) NetApp
13 13 (5.16%) IBM
14 7 (2.78%) Veeam
15 6 (2.38%) Wyse
15 6 (2.38%) Compaq
15 6 (2.38%) Splunk
15 6 (2.38%) Cyber-Ark
16 5 (1.98%) Altiris
16 5 (1.98%) 3PAR
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