The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 454 445 418
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -27
Contract jobs citing XenServer 139 123 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.68% 2.46% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 73 106
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £163 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5194 5006 4763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.50% 9.81% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2863 2535 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 621 648
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 -14 132 £300 -14.28% 44
London -14 41 £300 -6.97% 14
City of London +22 20 £300 -17.80% 5
South West -12 19 £400 - 2
West Midlands -4 18 £275 -38.88% 3
Bristol -5 17 £400 - 1
North West - 14 £270 - 9
Lancashire - 13 £270 - 4
South East -14 12 £325 -17.19% 10
Worcestershire - 12 - - 1
East Midlands +5 11 £225 -43.75%
East of England -33 10 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -3 8 - - 3
Yorkshire +14 7 £334 - 3
Northamptonshire +3 6 £215 -46.25%
Northampton - 5 £200 -
Hampshire - 4 £325 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £278 -
Sheffield - 4 £278 -
Berkshire -2 3 £375 -2.59% 5
Surrey -4 3 £313 -11.03% 2
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +12 2 £313 -12.58%
Nottingham +10 2 £313 -12.58%
York +9 2 £388 -
Reading +6 2 £375 -2.59% 5
North Yorkshire +3 2 £388 -
East Sussex -6 2 £266 -35.45% 2
Leicester - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £438 - 2

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 247 (88.85%) Citrix
2 217 (78.06%) Windows
3 183 (65.83%) VMware
4 147 (52.88%) XenApp
5 146 (52.52%) Microsoft
6 134 (48.20%) Active Directory
7 121 (43.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 118 (42.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 98 (35.25%) XenDesktop
10 90 (32.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 68 (24.46%) Linux
12 58 (20.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 54 (19.42%) ITIL
13 54 (19.42%) HP
14 53 (19.06%) SCCM
15 51 (18.35%) Microsoft App-V
15 51 (18.35%) Firewall
16 50 (17.99%) DNS
16 50 (17.99%) MS Exchange
17 48 (17.27%) DHCP
17 48 (17.27%) SQL
18 46 (16.55%) NetScaler
19 44 (15.83%) Hyper-V
19 44 (15.83%) vSphere
20 41 (14.75%) Cisco
20 41 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
20 41 (14.75%) SAN
20 41 (14.75%) AppSense
21 39 (14.03%) PowerShell
22 37 (13.31%) Windows 7

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 50 (17.99%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2003
3 23 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (6.47%) Apache
5 17 (6.12%) Tomcat
6 15 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (5.04%) SharePoint
8 13 (4.68%) nginx
8 13 (4.68%) Confluence
8 13 (4.68%) MediaWiki
9 12 (4.32%) GlassFish
9 12 (4.32%) WebLogic
9 12 (4.32%) WebSphere
10 10 (3.60%) CloudStack
11 9 (3.24%) IIS
12 8 (2.88%) Lync
13 7 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.72%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 26 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.47%) MS Office
3 2 (0.72%) MS Project
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.88%) Office 365
2 4 (1.44%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (18.35%) Firewall
2 50 (17.99%) DNS
3 48 (17.27%) DHCP
4 46 (16.55%) NetScaler
5 41 (14.75%) SAN
6 27 (9.71%) VLAN
7 26 (9.35%) VPN
8 21 (7.55%) LAN
8 21 (7.55%) WAN
9 18 (6.47%) LDAP
10 14 (5.04%) BGP
10 14 (5.04%) IPsec
11 13 (4.68%) EIGRP
11 13 (4.68%) IPv6
11 13 (4.68%) OSPF
11 13 (4.68%) Network Security
11 13 (4.68%) NAS
12 10 (3.60%) VoIP
13 9 (3.24%) TCP/IP
14 7 (2.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.83%) MySQL
3 13 (4.68%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.72%) DataStage
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (5.76%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.40%) Subversion
3 14 (5.04%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.68%) JIRA
4 13 (4.68%) Hudson
5 2 (0.72%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
General
1 22 (7.91%) Finance
2 13 (4.68%) Banking
3 4 (1.44%) Publishing
3 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.08%) Games
5 2 (0.72%) Legal
5 2 (0.72%) Local Government
5 2 (0.72%) French Language
6 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (14.39%) Citrix Engineer
2 38 (13.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (11.87%) Administrator
4 24 (8.63%) Support Engineer
5 23 (8.27%) Analyst
6 22 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (7.91%) Server Engineer
7 21 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
8 20 (7.19%) Consultant
9 15 (5.40%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 15 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (5.04%) Support Analyst
10 14 (5.04%) Technical Engineer
11 13 (4.68%) Citrix Consultant
11 13 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (4.68%) Architect
11 13 (4.68%) Citrix Support
11 13 (4.68%) Citrix Specialist
12 12 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
13 11 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.91%) LAMP
2 6 (2.16%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.16%) Web Services
3 3 (1.08%) Middleware
4 1 (0.36%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.12%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.68%) Wiki
3 12 (4.32%) PDA
3 12 (4.32%) Clustering
4 7 (2.52%) Open Source
4 7 (2.52%) Kindle
5 5 (1.80%) PKI
5 5 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.44%) Firmware
7 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.08%) Online Games
8 2 (0.72%) NHS
9 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) FMCG
9 1 (0.36%) CCTV
9 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 217 (78.06%) Windows
2 121 (43.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (32.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (24.46%) Linux
5 58 (20.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (13.31%) Windows 7
7 27 (9.71%) CentOS
8 26 (9.35%) UNIX
9 22 (7.91%) Debian
10 21 (7.55%) Ubuntu
11 16 (5.76%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.16%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.44%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.08%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.08%) Fedora
15 3 (1.08%) SUSE
16 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.42%) ITIL
2 26 (9.35%) DevOps
3 23 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (6.12%) Migration
5 16 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (5.40%) Project Management
6 15 (5.40%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (4.68%) Release Management
7 13 (4.68%) Data Modelling
8 12 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (3.96%) Build Automation
10 7 (2.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.16%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.16%) Change Management
12 5 (1.80%) Infrastructure Management
13 4 (1.44%) Load Balancing
14 3 (1.08%) Load Testing
14 3 (1.08%) Scrum
14 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Architecture
14 3 (1.08%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.27%) SQL
2 39 (14.03%) PowerShell
3 26 (9.35%) Ruby
4 25 (8.99%) Bash Shell
4 25 (8.99%) Perl
4 25 (8.99%) PHP
5 24 (8.63%) Java
6 18 (6.47%) C
7 12 (4.32%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.52%) VBScript
8 7 (2.52%) Python
9 3 (1.08%) sed
9 3 (1.08%) AWK
10 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (12.59%) MCSE
3 31 (11.15%) Security Cleared
4 29 (10.43%) Citrix Certification
5 26 (9.35%) SC Cleared
6 21 (7.55%) CCA
7 14 (5.04%) MCP
8 12 (4.32%) CCEA
9 11 (3.96%) CCEE
10 9 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (3.24%) CCNA
11 6 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.44%) CCAA
13 3 (1.08%) MCITP
13 3 (1.08%) Degree
13 3 (1.08%) MCSA
14 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.72%) VTSP
14 2 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.83%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 147 (52.88%) XenApp
2 134 (48.20%) Active Directory
3 118 (42.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (35.25%) XenDesktop
5 51 (18.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 44 (15.83%) Hyper-V
6 44 (15.83%) vSphere
7 20 (7.19%) Xen
8 19 (6.83%) VMware ESX
9 15 (5.40%) Terminal Services
10 14 (5.04%) Samba
10 14 (5.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 14 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (4.68%) VMware Server
11 13 (4.68%) Postfix
12 12 (4.32%) Oracle RMAN
13 9 (3.24%) vCloud
14 6 (2.16%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.80%) NFS
15 5 (1.80%) KVM
Systems Management
1 53 (19.06%) SCCM
2 26 (9.35%) Puppet
3 22 (7.91%) SCOM
4 13 (4.68%) ZABBIX
5 12 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.32%) Tivoli
6 11 (3.96%) Salt
7 10 (3.60%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (2.16%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.16%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.44%) Nagios
9 4 (1.44%) Cobbler
9 4 (1.44%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.08%) Opsview
10 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.36%) WSUS
12 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 247 (88.85%) Citrix
2 183 (65.83%) VMware
3 146 (52.52%) Microsoft
4 54 (19.42%) HP
5 41 (14.75%) Cisco
5 41 (14.75%) AppSense
6 31 (11.15%) Red Hat
7 30 (10.79%) Dell
8 26 (9.35%) Oracle
9 16 (5.76%) Compaq
10 14 (5.04%) EMC
11 12 (4.32%) JBoss
11 12 (4.32%) LANDesk
12 10 (3.60%) NetApp
13 8 (2.88%) WatchGuard
13 8 (2.88%) Remedy
14 7 (2.52%) Wyse
14 7 (2.52%) Symantec
15 6 (2.16%) Veeam
16 5 (1.80%) 3PAR
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