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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 514 553 490
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -63
Contract jobs citing XenServer 130 70 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.99% 1.24% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 32 88
Median daily rate £291 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.79% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £241 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £569 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -17.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 10
Median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £28.64 £21.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.20 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+7.31% +17.14%

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
6547 5628 5489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.20% 10.22% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4006 3142 2940
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 662 669
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £38.00 £30.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +63 127 £288 -16.59% 20
North East - 65 £275 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 65 £275 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 65 £275 - 1
London -5 21 £380 -10.58% 2
South East -3 17 £388 +29.16% 1
East of England +12 11 £260 -20.00%
City of London +45 8 £375 +8.69%
Birmingham +9 8 £463 +208.33% 1
West Midlands -9 8 £463 +208.33% 1
Hertfordshire +10 6 £260 -
Hampshire +4 5 - -
Portsmouth -5 4 - -
Berkshire -9 4 £450 +50.00%
Stevenage - 4 £260 -
Surrey -8 3 £375 +50.00%
Reading -9 3 £450 +50.00%
North West -23 3 £410 +70.94% 2
West Sussex - 3 £413 - 1
Essex - 3 £248 -
Edinburgh - 3 £350 -
Scotland - 3 £350 - 1
Lancashire 0 2 £410 +70.94%
Preston - 2 £410 -
Guildford - 2 £369 -
Horsham - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Lewes +8 1 £363 +3.57%
Welwyn Garden City +6 1 - -
East Midlands +4 1 £425 +30.76% 4

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 180 (85.71%) Citrix
2 159 (75.71%) Windows
3 135 (64.29%) VMware
4 133 (63.33%) XenDesktop
5 131 (62.38%) XenApp
6 120 (57.14%) Active Directory
7 117 (55.71%) Windows Server
8 89 (42.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 88 (41.90%) Microsoft
10 80 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
11 75 (35.71%) DHCP
12 73 (34.76%) Microsoft App-V
13 67 (31.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 60 (28.57%) HP
15 57 (27.14%) SCCM
16 55 (26.19%) ITIL
17 54 (25.71%) AppSense
18 49 (23.33%) DNS
19 47 (22.38%) Security Cleared
20 45 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
21 44 (20.95%) PowerShell
22 41 (19.52%) vSphere
23 40 (19.05%) SQL
24 38 (18.10%) SC Cleared
24 38 (18.10%) XenMobile
25 37 (17.62%) Project Management
26 35 (16.67%) Hyper-V
26 35 (16.67%) ThinPrint
27 34 (16.19%) NetScaler
27 34 (16.19%) Degree

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 31 (14.76%) MS Exchange
2 29 (13.81%) IIS
3 27 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (12.38%) Skype for Business
5 17 (8.10%) OpenStack
6 11 (5.24%) CloudStack
7 7 (3.33%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.43%) Apache
9 3 (1.43%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.43%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.95%) JBoss
11 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) ImageReady
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.24%) PaaS
4 8 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (3.81%) IaaS
5 7 (3.33%) Office 365
6 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.95%) SaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.48%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 75 (35.71%) DHCP
2 49 (23.33%) DNS
3 34 (16.19%) NetScaler
4 19 (9.05%) Firewall
5 11 (5.24%) SAN
6 7 (3.33%) LDAP
6 7 (3.33%) SMS
6 7 (3.33%) VLAN
6 7 (3.33%) VoIP
7 5 (2.38%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.90%) NAS
8 4 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.90%) VPN
9 3 (1.43%) Internet
9 3 (1.43%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.43%) LAN
9 3 (1.43%) WAN
9 3 (1.43%) Wireless
10 2 (0.95%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.48%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (5.24%) MSI
2 7 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.95%) Subversion
4 2 (0.95%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (8.10%) Finance
2 7 (3.33%) Legal
3 6 (2.86%) Banking
3 6 (2.86%) Billing
4 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.95%) Publishing
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 54 (25.71%) Support Engineer
2 32 (15.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 30 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
4 26 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (11.43%) Consultant
5 24 (11.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 21 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (10.00%) Citrix Support
7 18 (8.57%) Citrix Consultant
8 17 (8.10%) Architect
9 14 (6.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 14 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (6.19%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (5.24%) Cloud Architect
12 11 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (4.76%) Server Engineer
14 9 (4.29%) Desktop Support
15 8 (3.81%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.29%) .NET
2 5 (2.38%) LAMP
3 4 (1.90%) Web Services
4 2 (0.95%) libvirt
4 2 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.95%) XML
5 1 (0.48%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.71%) Computer Science
2 26 (12.38%) Data Centre
3 18 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (4.29%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.81%) PKI
7 6 (2.86%) CMDB
7 6 (2.86%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.38%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.43%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.43%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.95%) DataPower
10 2 (0.95%) NHS
11 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 159 (75.71%) Windows
2 117 (55.71%) Windows Server
3 89 (42.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (31.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (13.33%) Linux
7 24 (11.43%) Windows 7
8 18 (8.57%) Unix
9 12 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.86%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.38%) CentOS
11 5 (2.38%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.43%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.95%) AIX
13 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.48%) Debian
14 1 (0.48%) Fedora
14 1 (0.48%) Solaris
14 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (26.19%) ITIL
2 37 (17.62%) Project Management
3 30 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 25 (11.90%) Business Continuity
4 25 (11.90%) Service Delivery
5 19 (9.05%) Migration
6 17 (8.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 16 (7.62%) DevOps
7 16 (7.62%) Infrastructure Management
8 15 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 13 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (5.71%) Scrum
11 11 (5.24%) DSDM
11 11 (5.24%) RUP
12 9 (4.29%) Software Distribution
13 8 (3.81%) Change Management
14 6 (2.86%) Load Balancing
14 6 (2.86%) OO
14 6 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.95%) PowerShell
2 40 (19.05%) SQL
3 22 (10.48%) Python
4 20 (9.52%) Bash Shell
5 17 (8.10%) Shell Script
6 16 (7.62%) VBScript
7 13 (6.19%) VB
8 12 (5.71%) Ruby
9 11 (5.24%) Perl
9 11 (5.24%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.38%) C++
11 3 (1.43%) C
12 2 (0.95%) AWK
12 2 (0.95%) C#
12 2 (0.95%) Java
12 2 (0.95%) sed
13 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (22.38%) Security Cleared
2 38 (18.10%) SC Cleared
3 34 (16.19%) Degree
4 18 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.14%) MCSE
6 11 (5.24%) CCNA
6 11 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.81%) CCA
7 8 (3.81%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.90%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.95%) CCAA
9 2 (0.95%) CCEE
9 2 (0.95%) CCNP
9 2 (0.95%) HNC
9 2 (0.95%) RHCA
9 2 (0.95%) RHCE
10 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 133 (63.33%) XenDesktop
2 131 (62.38%) XenApp
3 120 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 80 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 73 (34.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 41 (19.52%) vSphere
7 35 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 18 (8.57%) Xen
9 15 (7.14%) VMware ESX
10 13 (6.19%) KVM
11 7 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (3.33%) Terminal Services
12 6 (2.86%) Brightmail
13 4 (1.90%) MetaFrame
14 3 (1.43%) NFS
14 3 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.95%) iptables
15 2 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.48%) Postfix
16 1 (0.48%) qmail
Systems Management
1 57 (27.14%) SCCM
2 38 (18.10%) XenMobile
3 29 (13.81%) EdgeSight
3 29 (13.81%) SafeCom
4 23 (10.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (9.05%) Puppet
5 19 (9.05%) SCOM
6 13 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (6.19%) SCOrch
7 11 (5.24%) Cobbler
7 11 (5.24%) Tivoli
8 9 (4.29%) SCVMM
9 6 (2.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 6 (2.86%) HP SiteScope
9 6 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (2.38%) Ansible
10 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (2.38%) WSUS
11 3 (1.43%) Salt
12 2 (0.95%) Terraform
Vendors
1 180 (85.71%) Citrix
2 135 (64.29%) VMware
3 88 (41.90%) Microsoft
4 60 (28.57%) HP
5 54 (25.71%) AppSense
6 35 (16.67%) ThinPrint
7 25 (11.90%) SAP
8 13 (6.19%) Oracle
8 13 (6.19%) Red Hat
9 12 (5.71%) Dell
10 11 (5.24%) EnterpriseDB
11 9 (4.29%) Cisco
11 9 (4.29%) Rackspace
12 8 (3.81%) Symantec
13 7 (3.33%) NetApp
14 6 (2.86%) Compaq
14 6 (2.86%) IronPort
14 6 (2.86%) Wyse
15 5 (2.38%) CheckPoint
15 5 (2.38%) EMC
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £27.5 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 12 days ago