The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 552 589 475
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -114
Contract jobs citing XenServer 82 75 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 1.30% 1.23% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 59 110
Median daily rate £251 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £171 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 16
Median hourly rate £27.75 £44.49 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.62% +61.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £44.49 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-37.62% +61.78%

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
6312 6082 5766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.84% 10.42% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4010 3422 3194
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 614 662
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.24 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XenServer as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 75 £251 -18.06% 10
North East - 38 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 37 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 36 £225 -
London +11 20 £406 +4.16% 1
South East +4 8 £425 +41.66% 2
West Midlands -27 5 £240 +60.00%
Worcester - 5 £240 -
Worcestershire - 5 £240 -
Hampshire -1 4 £400 +33.33%
City of London +31 3 £200 -50.00%
County Antrim - 3 £450 -
Belfast - 3 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 -
East of England +14 2 £375 +240.90% 3
South West +8 2 £313 +101.61% 1
Hertfordshire +8 2 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire +8 2 £313 +101.61%
Banbury - 2 £425 -
Wales - 2 - -
Kent +5 1 - -
Winchester +1 1 £550 +70.54%
Oxford - 1 £425 -
Swansea - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £200 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £200 -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenServer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XenServer.

1 198 (91.24%) Citrix
2 182 (83.87%) Windows
3 164 (75.58%) XenDesktop
4 153 (70.51%) XenApp
4 153 (70.51%) VMware
5 143 (65.90%) Active Directory
6 132 (60.83%) Windows Server
7 115 (53.00%) Microsoft
8 106 (48.85%) DHCP
9 99 (45.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 99 (45.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 89 (41.01%) VMware Infrastructure
11 86 (39.63%) AppSense
11 86 (39.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 73 (33.64%) ITIL
13 70 (32.26%) SCCM
14 66 (30.41%) DNS
15 60 (27.65%) Security Cleared
16 57 (26.27%) Degree
16 57 (26.27%) HP
17 56 (25.81%) Computer Science
18 52 (23.96%) SC Cleared
19 51 (23.50%) Project Management
19 51 (23.50%) Software Delivery
20 50 (23.04%) XenMobile
21 47 (21.66%) ThinPrint
22 45 (20.74%) MS Exchange
23 44 (20.28%) SafeCom
24 43 (19.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
25 42 (19.35%) SQL

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (20.74%) MS Exchange
2 34 (15.67%) IIS
3 32 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (13.82%) Skype for Business
5 13 (5.99%) OpenStack
6 12 (5.53%) Apache
7 7 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.23%) JBoss
8 5 (2.30%) Confluence
8 5 (2.30%) MediaWiki
8 5 (2.30%) nginx
9 3 (1.38%) CloudStack
9 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.38%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (5.07%) MS Office
2 9 (4.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.46%) ImageReady
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.76%) Office 365
4 5 (2.30%) PaaS
5 3 (1.38%) IaaS
5 3 (1.38%) SaaS
6 2 (0.92%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.46%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 106 (48.85%) DHCP
2 66 (30.41%) DNS
3 34 (15.67%) NetScaler
4 25 (11.52%) Firewall
5 16 (7.37%) SAN
6 14 (6.45%) VLAN
7 12 (5.53%) NAS
8 9 (4.15%) LAN
8 9 (4.15%) SMS
8 9 (4.15%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.15%) WAN
9 8 (3.69%) LDAP
9 8 (3.69%) Wireless
10 7 (3.23%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.76%) VPN
12 4 (1.84%) BGP
12 4 (1.84%) EIGRP
12 4 (1.84%) IPsec
12 4 (1.84%) IPv6
12 4 (1.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.53%) MySQL
2 8 (3.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.46%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (8.76%) MSI
2 17 (7.83%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.07%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.69%) Subversion
5 7 (3.23%) JIRA
6 5 (2.30%) Hudson
7 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (7.37%) Finance
2 7 (3.23%) Legal
3 3 (1.38%) Banking
3 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.46%) Back Office
4 1 (0.46%) Law
4 1 (0.46%) Online Betting
4 1 (0.46%) Publishing
4 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (27.65%) Support Engineer
2 36 (16.59%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 31 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 28 (12.90%) Citrix Engineer
5 23 (10.60%) Desktop Engineer
6 21 (9.68%) Citrix Support
7 18 (8.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (8.29%) Consultant
8 16 (7.37%) Citrix Support Engineer
8 16 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (6.91%) Architect
10 11 (5.07%) Citrix Consultant
10 11 (5.07%) Desktop Support
11 9 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.23%) VMware Engineer
13 6 (2.76%) Cloud Engineer
13 6 (2.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 6 (2.76%) Infrastructure Support
13 6 (2.76%) Network Engineer
13 6 (2.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.07%) LAMP
2 6 (2.76%) libvirt
2 6 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.30%) .NET
4 2 (0.92%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (0.92%) XML
5 1 (0.46%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.46%) Middleware
5 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (25.81%) Computer Science
2 30 (13.82%) Management Information System
3 18 (8.29%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.07%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.23%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.76%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.76%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.30%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.30%) Clustering
7 5 (2.30%) PDA
7 5 (2.30%) PKI
7 5 (2.30%) Wiki
8 3 (1.38%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.38%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.92%) DataPower
9 2 (0.92%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.92%) NHS
10 1 (0.46%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 182 (83.87%) Windows
2 132 (60.83%) Windows Server
3 99 (45.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (39.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (12.90%) Linux
7 23 (10.60%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.07%) Ubuntu
9 10 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (4.15%) CentOS
11 7 (3.23%) Unix
12 6 (2.76%) Debian
13 5 (2.30%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.92%) AIX
15 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.92%) VMS
16 1 (0.46%) Fedora
16 1 (0.46%) Solaris
16 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.64%) ITIL
2 51 (23.50%) Project Management
2 51 (23.50%) Software Delivery
3 41 (18.89%) Business Continuity
4 40 (18.43%) Service Delivery
5 26 (11.98%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 18 (8.29%) DevOps
6 18 (8.29%) Software Distribution
7 13 (5.99%) Load Balancing
8 12 (5.53%) Migration
9 11 (5.07%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (3.23%) High Availability
12 6 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (2.76%) Kernel Tuning
13 5 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (2.30%) Network Design
13 5 (2.30%) Open Source
13 5 (2.30%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.35%) SQL
2 37 (17.05%) PowerShell
3 29 (13.36%) VBScript
4 26 (11.98%) VB
5 24 (11.06%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.91%) Bash Shell
7 14 (6.45%) Python
8 6 (2.76%) Perl
8 6 (2.76%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.30%) Ruby
10 3 (1.38%) C++
10 3 (1.38%) Java
10 3 (1.38%) PHP
11 2 (0.92%) C#
12 1 (0.46%) C
12 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 60 (27.65%) Security Cleared
2 57 (26.27%) Degree
3 52 (23.96%) SC Cleared
4 28 (12.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (5.53%) CCNA
5 12 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (3.69%) MCSE
8 6 (2.76%) CCNP
8 6 (2.76%) RHCA
8 6 (2.76%) RHCE
8 6 (2.76%) RHCSA
9 3 (1.38%) CCA
9 3 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 164 (75.58%) XenDesktop
2 153 (70.51%) XenApp
3 143 (65.90%) Active Directory
4 99 (45.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 89 (41.01%) VMware Infrastructure
6 42 (19.35%) Hyper-V
7 18 (8.29%) vSphere
8 11 (5.07%) iptables
9 10 (4.61%) KVM
10 9 (4.15%) VMware ESX
11 7 (3.23%) NFS
11 7 (3.23%) Xen
12 6 (2.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (2.76%) Postfix
13 5 (2.30%) Samba
13 5 (2.30%) Terminal Services
13 5 (2.30%) VMware Server
14 4 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (1.38%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.92%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 70 (32.26%) SCCM
2 50 (23.04%) XenMobile
3 44 (20.28%) SafeCom
4 43 (19.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 37 (17.05%) EdgeSight
6 20 (9.22%) Puppet
7 7 (3.23%) SCOM
8 6 (2.76%) HAProxy
8 6 (2.76%) ZABBIX
9 5 (2.30%) Ansible
10 4 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.38%) Cobbler
11 3 (1.38%) Salt
11 3 (1.38%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.38%) Terraform
11 3 (1.38%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.92%) Perfmon
12 2 (0.92%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 198 (91.24%) Citrix
2 153 (70.51%) VMware
3 115 (53.00%) Microsoft
4 86 (39.63%) AppSense
5 57 (26.27%) HP
6 47 (21.66%) ThinPrint
7 41 (18.89%) SAP
8 16 (7.37%) Red Hat
9 13 (5.99%) Dell
10 10 (4.61%) Cisco
11 9 (4.15%) CheckPoint
11 9 (4.15%) Rackspace
12 7 (3.23%) NetApp
13 6 (2.76%) Oracle
14 4 (1.84%) EMC
14 4 (1.84%) Symantec
15 3 (1.38%) Altiris
15 3 (1.38%) EnterpriseDB
15 3 (1.38%) Extreme Networks
15 3 (1.38%) Wyse