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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 550 533 507
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -26
Contract jobs citing XenServer 78 76 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.54% 1.48% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 54 40
Average daily rate £325 £423 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +26.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £247 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £385 £348
% change year-on-year
-15.58% +10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
5049 5124 4728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.82% 9.93% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2984 2792 2371
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 593 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 77 £325 -23.52% 28
South East +29 33 £350 +7.69% 5
Hampshire +26 20 £363 +31.81% 3
London -3 17 £375 -11.76% 12
North West -9 14 £255 -32.00% 3
Lancashire - 8 £255 -
Blackpool - 7 £255 -
Manchester -14 6 - - 1
Berkshire +6 5 £313 - 1
City of London +51 4 £389 -8.52% 4
East of England +4 4 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 1
East Sussex +10 3 £325 -13.33%
Lewes +4 3 £325 -13.33%
Leeds -6 3 - - 3
South West -6 3 £100 -77.14%
West Yorkshire -7 3 - - 3
Reading -8 3 £293 - 1
West Midlands -14 3 £348 +54.44%
Yorkshire -21 3 - - 4
Kent - 3 £450 -
Southampton - 3 £300 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Bristol -5 2 £100 -76.47%
Tonbridge - 2 £438 -
Wokingham - 2 £325 -
Winchester - 2 £335 - 2
Gloucestershire +10 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £370 -
Solihull - 1 - -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 142 (83.53%) Citrix
2 136 (80.00%) Windows
3 121 (71.18%) VMware
4 99 (58.24%) XenApp
5 94 (55.29%) Active Directory
6 85 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 83 (48.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 74 (43.53%) XenDesktop
8 74 (43.53%) Microsoft
9 59 (34.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 52 (30.59%) vSphere
11 45 (26.47%) PowerShell
11 45 (26.47%) NetScaler
12 43 (25.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 41 (24.12%) ITIL
14 40 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 38 (22.35%) Hyper-V
16 35 (20.59%) Microsoft App-V
17 34 (20.00%) Skype for Business
18 33 (19.41%) DNS
19 32 (18.82%) DHCP
19 32 (18.82%) MS Exchange
19 32 (18.82%) HP
20 31 (18.24%) Windows 7
21 30 (17.65%) Firewall
22 28 (16.47%) SAN
22 28 (16.47%) Cisco
22 28 (16.47%) SQL
22 28 (16.47%) SCCM
23 26 (15.29%) Linux

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 34 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 32 (18.82%) MS Exchange
3 22 (12.94%) IIS
4 17 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (9.41%) SharePoint
6 13 (7.65%) OpenStack
7 12 (7.06%) CloudStack
8 8 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.35%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.18%) Apache
12 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.59%) Node.js
12 1 (0.59%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.24%) MS Office
3 5 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Relativity
2 2 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.71%) Office 365
3 6 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.53%) IaaS
3 6 (3.53%) PaaS
4 3 (1.76%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 45 (26.47%) NetScaler
2 33 (19.41%) DNS
3 32 (18.82%) DHCP
4 30 (17.65%) Firewall
5 28 (16.47%) SAN
6 26 (15.29%) LAN
7 24 (14.12%) WAN
8 20 (11.76%) VPN
9 17 (10.00%) VLAN
10 14 (8.24%) MPLS
11 9 (5.29%) Network Security
11 9 (5.29%) SMS
12 7 (4.12%) LDAP
12 7 (4.12%) NAS
12 7 (4.12%) VoIP
13 6 (3.53%) Internet
13 6 (3.53%) SNMP
13 6 (3.53%) TCP/IP
14 5 (2.94%) SMTP
14 5 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (4.12%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.94%) Big Data
4 3 (1.76%) MySQL
4 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.59%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.18%) git-flow
3 1 (0.59%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.59%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.59%) Moq
3 1 (0.59%) NUnit
3 1 (0.59%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.59%) Subversion
3 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (6.47%) Finance
2 9 (5.29%) Banking
3 6 (3.53%) Publishing
4 5 (2.94%) Billing
5 4 (2.35%) Law
6 2 (1.18%) Back Office
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (17.06%) Architect
2 26 (15.29%) Consultant
3 22 (12.94%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (10.59%) Citrix Consultant
5 15 (8.82%) Citrix Support
5 15 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.65%) Analyst
6 13 (7.65%) Citrix Engineer
6 13 (7.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.47%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.29%) Security Architect
9 8 (4.71%) Network Architect
9 8 (4.71%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.71%) Network Security Architect
9 8 (4.71%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.71%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.47%) Web Services
2 5 (2.94%) .NET
3 2 (1.18%) LAMP
3 2 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.18%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.59%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.59%) CSS3
4 1 (0.59%) Django
4 1 (0.59%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.59%) Express
4 1 (0.59%) HTML
4 1 (0.59%) HTML5
4 1 (0.59%) jQuery
4 1 (0.59%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.59%) libvirt
4 1 (0.59%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (0.59%) NancyFx
4 1 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.47%) PKI
3 9 (5.29%) Public Cloud
4 8 (4.71%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.71%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.53%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.53%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.94%) CMDB
7 3 (1.76%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.18%) BYOD
8 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.59%) Replication
9 1 (0.59%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 136 (80.00%) Windows
2 85 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 59 (34.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (25.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (18.24%) Windows 7
7 26 (15.29%) Linux
8 18 (10.59%) Unix
9 6 (3.53%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.94%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.76%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.76%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.18%) Android
13 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.12%) ITIL
2 21 (12.35%) Configuration Management
3 19 (11.18%) Change Management
4 16 (9.41%) Infrastructure Management
5 15 (8.82%) DevOps
6 14 (8.24%) TOGAF
7 13 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (7.65%) Scrum
8 12 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (7.06%) DSDM
8 12 (7.06%) RUP
9 10 (5.88%) Load Balancing
9 10 (5.88%) Migration
10 9 (5.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (4.71%) Project Management
11 8 (4.71%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.53%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.53%) OO
12 6 (3.53%) Process Management
12 6 (3.53%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.47%) PowerShell
2 28 (16.47%) SQL
3 17 (10.00%) Python
4 16 (9.41%) Bash Shell
4 16 (9.41%) Shell Script
5 12 (7.06%) Ruby
6 8 (4.71%) Perl
7 5 (2.94%) VBScript
8 3 (1.76%) Java
9 2 (1.18%) AWK
9 2 (1.18%) C#
9 2 (1.18%) sed
10 1 (0.59%) C
10 1 (0.59%) C++
10 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.65%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (7.06%) MCSE
5 11 (6.47%) CCNA
5 11 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.12%) CCA
8 6 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.35%) CCAA
10 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 3 (1.76%) CCEE
11 3 (1.76%) RHCSA
12 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.18%) CCNP
12 2 (1.18%) Degree
12 2 (1.18%) HNC
12 2 (1.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) SLA
2 4 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 99 (58.24%) XenApp
2 94 (55.29%) Active Directory
3 83 (48.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (43.53%) XenDesktop
5 52 (30.59%) vSphere
6 38 (22.35%) Hyper-V
7 35 (20.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (7.06%) Xen
9 11 (6.47%) VMware ESX
10 8 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (3.53%) KVM
11 6 (3.53%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (2.35%) Brightmail
12 4 (2.35%) vCloud
13 3 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.76%) MetaFrame
13 3 (1.76%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.76%) UAG
14 1 (0.59%) Firmware
14 1 (0.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (16.47%) SCCM
2 18 (10.59%) Puppet
3 14 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (8.24%) SCOM
4 12 (7.06%) Cobbler
4 12 (7.06%) Tivoli
5 9 (5.29%) SCOrch
5 9 (5.29%) WSUS
5 9 (5.29%) XenMobile
6 7 (4.12%) EdgeSight
7 5 (2.94%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 5 (2.94%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (2.35%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.35%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.76%) Ansible
10 2 (1.18%) Nagios
11 1 (0.59%) logstash
11 1 (0.59%) SELinux
Vendors
1 142 (83.53%) Citrix
2 121 (71.18%) VMware
3 74 (43.53%) Microsoft
4 32 (18.82%) HP
5 28 (16.47%) Cisco
6 17 (10.00%) Dell
7 16 (9.41%) AppSense
7 16 (9.41%) Juniper
8 13 (7.65%) Oracle
9 12 (7.06%) Brocade
9 12 (7.06%) CheckPoint
9 12 (7.06%) EnterpriseDB
10 11 (6.47%) IBM
11 10 (5.88%) Wyse
12 9 (5.29%) NetApp
12 9 (5.29%) Symantec
13 7 (4.12%) Compaq
13 7 (4.12%) Intel Security
13 7 (4.12%) ThinPrint
14 6 (3.53%) 3PAR
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