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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 490 477 444
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -33
Contract jobs citing XenServer 86 89 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.72% 1.89% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 46 58
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£425 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £177 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £348
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%

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
4999 4712 4267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.37% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2782 2306 2021
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 559 540 709
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -16 83 £425 +23.18% 34
London -14 34 £425 +30.76% 16
South West - 12 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -11 11 £425 +14.86% 4
York +11 10 £425 +6.25% 1
North Yorkshire +5 10 £425 +6.25% 1
Bristol - 10 £450 - 1
South East -44 9 £388 +19.23% 5
North West -7 7 £321 - 4
Berkshire +2 6 £450 +21.62% 2
East of England +2 5 £365 +12.30% 1
City of London +11 4 £400 +18.51% 5
West Midlands -2 4 £225 -39.18%
Reading +4 3 £450 +29.49% 2
East Midlands +3 3 £270 -30.32% 2
Essex +12 2 - -
Hertfordshire +11 2 - -
Coventry +2 2 £230 -37.83%
Worcestershire - 2 £225 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £450 -
Worcester - 2 £225 -
Cheshire - 2 £375 -
East Sussex -7 1 £375 +114.28%
Leeds -7 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -15 1 - - 3
Hampshire -17 1 £275 -12.00% 2
Manchester - 1 £375 - 3
Brentwood - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Newbury - 1 - -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 145 (78.38%) VMware
2 142 (76.76%) Citrix
3 118 (63.78%) Windows
4 114 (61.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 84 (45.41%) Microsoft
6 74 (40.00%) XenApp
7 68 (36.76%) Firewall
8 63 (34.05%) Active Directory
9 61 (32.97%) Linux
10 55 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (26.49%) XenDesktop
11 49 (26.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 45 (24.32%) Cisco
13 41 (22.16%) LAN
14 40 (21.62%) WAN
15 39 (21.08%) DNS
15 39 (21.08%) Cisco Certification
15 39 (21.08%) Microsoft App-V
15 39 (21.08%) SCCM
16 38 (20.54%) Hyper-V
17 36 (19.46%) Puppet
17 36 (19.46%) DevOps
18 35 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (18.92%) MS Exchange
19 33 (17.84%) OSPF
19 33 (17.84%) Jenkins
20 32 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
20 32 (17.30%) Hudson
20 32 (17.30%) DHCP
20 32 (17.30%) HP

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 35 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 25 (13.51%) Apache
3 21 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (9.73%) SharePoint
5 17 (9.19%) Confluence
5 17 (9.19%) MediaWiki
5 17 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (7.57%) nginx
7 11 (5.95%) IIS
7 11 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (3.78%) WebSphere
8 7 (3.78%) Tomcat
8 7 (3.78%) Lync
9 6 (3.24%) WebLogic
9 6 (3.24%) GlassFish
9 6 (3.24%) JBoss
10 5 (2.70%) OpenStack
11 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.62%) WorkSite
13 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.86%) MS Office
3 4 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.16%) Office 365
2 3 (1.62%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 68 (36.76%) Firewall
2 41 (22.16%) LAN
3 40 (21.62%) WAN
4 39 (21.08%) DNS
5 33 (17.84%) OSPF
6 32 (17.30%) DHCP
7 28 (15.14%) VPN
8 26 (14.05%) LDAP
9 24 (12.97%) NetScaler
10 20 (10.81%) SAN
11 18 (9.73%) BGP
11 18 (9.73%) BIG-IP
12 17 (9.19%) IPsec
12 17 (9.19%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (9.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 17 (9.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 16 (8.65%) Network Security
13 16 (8.65%) IPv6
13 16 (8.65%) EIGRP
14 14 (7.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.19%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (7.57%) MySQL
2 14 (7.57%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.16%) Big Data
5 3 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 33 (17.84%) Jenkins
2 32 (17.30%) Hudson
3 18 (9.73%) Git (software)
4 17 (9.19%) Subversion
4 17 (9.19%) JIRA
5 9 (4.86%) MSI
6 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (7.57%) Finance
2 10 (5.41%) Banking
3 6 (3.24%) Legal
4 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.62%) Publishing
5 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) German Language
6 1 (0.54%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 31 (16.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (16.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (11.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 19 (10.27%) Architect
5 17 (9.19%) Administrator
6 16 (8.65%) Server Engineer
6 16 (8.65%) Consultant
7 13 (7.03%) Network Engineer
8 11 (5.95%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.95%) Citrix Engineer
9 10 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 10 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.86%) Analyst
11 8 (4.32%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.78%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
13 6 (3.24%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
13 6 (3.24%) Citrix Consultant
13 6 (3.24%) Linux Administrator
14 5 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.65%) LAMP
2 9 (4.86%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.54%) Django
3 1 (0.54%) COM
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
3 1 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.19%) Wiki
2 10 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.86%) Fat Client
3 9 (4.86%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.86%) Clustering
4 5 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.16%) Kindle
5 4 (2.16%) IBM XIV
6 3 (1.62%) Open Source
6 3 (1.62%) PDA
6 3 (1.62%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.08%) Replication
7 2 (1.08%) NHS
7 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.08%) iPad
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.54%) VLE
8 1 (0.54%) PKI
8 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 118 (63.78%) Windows
2 61 (32.97%) Linux
3 55 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (26.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (15.14%) CentOS
7 25 (13.51%) Ubuntu
8 24 (12.97%) UNIX
9 17 (9.19%) Debian
10 13 (7.03%) Windows 7
11 9 (4.86%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.16%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.62%) VMS
13 3 (1.62%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.62%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.08%) Android
14 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.46%) DevOps
2 35 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (15.14%) ITIL
4 21 (11.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (8.11%) Build Automation
6 15 (8.11%) Configuration Management
7 11 (5.95%) Load Balancing
8 10 (5.41%) Data Modelling
8 10 (5.41%) Database Theory
8 10 (5.41%) Relational Database Theory
9 9 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.78%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.78%) E-Commerce
10 7 (3.78%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.78%) Change Control
11 6 (3.24%) Release Management
11 6 (3.24%) Project Management
12 4 (2.16%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.76%) Bash Shell
2 30 (16.22%) Ruby
3 28 (15.14%) Perl
4 26 (14.05%) PHP
5 25 (13.51%) SQL
6 19 (10.27%) PowerShell
7 14 (7.57%) Python
8 12 (6.49%) C
9 11 (5.95%) Java
10 8 (4.32%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.54%) C++
11 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (21.08%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (13.51%) Security Cleared
3 22 (11.89%) CCNA
4 21 (11.35%) SC Cleared
5 17 (9.19%) Citrix Certification
5 17 (9.19%) CCSE
5 17 (9.19%) CCNP
6 16 (8.65%) CCA
7 13 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (5.41%) MCSE
9 9 (4.86%) CCEA
9 9 (4.86%) CCIA
9 9 (4.86%) Degree
10 6 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.70%) MCITP
12 4 (2.16%) CCSP
12 4 (2.16%) CCEE
13 3 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (1.62%) VCP5
13 3 (1.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.86%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.70%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 114 (61.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (40.00%) XenApp
3 63 (34.05%) Active Directory
4 49 (26.49%) XenDesktop
5 39 (21.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 38 (20.54%) Hyper-V
7 29 (15.68%) vSphere
8 24 (12.97%) Samba
9 17 (9.19%) Postfix
10 11 (5.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (4.86%) Terminal Services
12 6 (3.24%) VMware ESX
12 6 (3.24%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (2.16%) VMware Server
15 3 (1.62%) vCloud
16 2 (1.08%) Xen
17 1 (0.54%) MetaFrame
17 1 (0.54%) KVM
17 1 (0.54%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 39 (21.08%) SCCM
2 36 (19.46%) Puppet
3 29 (15.68%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (13.51%) Salt
5 17 (9.19%) ZABBIX
6 14 (7.57%) SCOM
7 12 (6.49%) Tivoli
8 9 (4.86%) Ansible
9 7 (3.78%) EdgeSight
10 6 (3.24%) SCVMM
11 5 (2.70%) NetBackup
12 4 (2.16%) HP SIM
13 3 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (1.62%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 2 (1.08%) SCOrch
14 2 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 2 (1.08%) Cobbler
15 1 (0.54%) SmokePing
15 1 (0.54%) Cacti
15 1 (0.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 145 (78.38%) VMware
2 142 (76.76%) Citrix
3 84 (45.41%) Microsoft
4 45 (24.32%) Cisco
5 32 (17.30%) HP
6 29 (15.68%) Red Hat
7 20 (10.81%) CheckPoint
7 20 (10.81%) F5
8 17 (9.19%) AppSense
8 17 (9.19%) Blue Coat
8 17 (9.19%) Infoblox
8 17 (9.19%) NetApp
8 17 (9.19%) IBM
9 16 (8.65%) Juniper
10 10 (5.41%) Dell
11 8 (4.32%) Oracle
11 8 (4.32%) Altiris
12 7 (3.78%) Symantec
13 6 (3.24%) 3PAR
13 6 (3.24%) LANDesk
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