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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 449 421 477
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +56
Contract jobs citing XenServer 138 117 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 2.68% 2.66% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 72 68
Average daily rate £331 £389 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.79% +17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 6
Average hourly rate £23.25 £21.34 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.38 £19.70 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £27.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5150 4391 4706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.43% 9.21% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2113 2299
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 617 578
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.93 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -27 127 £325 -16.12% 12
London -4 51 £325 -23.52% 3
South East +2 31 £358 +30.00% 4
City of London +20 26 £325 -20.00%
North West -11 15 £261 -12.91%
Lancashire - 14 £261 -
Hampshire +11 10 - -
Yorkshire -10 8 £363 -10.76% 1
Surrey -11 8 £400 +45.45% 3
East of England -27 8 £400 +0.62% 1
Wales -22 7 £315 -4.54%
South Yorkshire - 6 £319 -
Sheffield - 6 £319 -
Reading -6 5 £365 -
Berkshire -8 5 £365 +0.68%
Cambridgeshire -8 5 £400 +6.95%
South West -9 5 £425 -8.60% 1
South Wales - 4 £425 -
East Midlands - 4 £388 - 1
Derbyshire - 4 £388 -
Bridgend - 4 £425 -
West Midlands -19 3 £275 -26.66% 1
Bristol - 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire -6 2 £140 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
York - 2 £400 -
Essex -26 1 £400 -
North East -27 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 191 (87.61%) Citrix
2 153 (70.18%) Windows
3 125 (57.34%) VMware
4 121 (55.50%) XenApp
5 116 (53.21%) Microsoft
6 88 (40.37%) Active Directory
7 86 (39.45%) XenDesktop
8 81 (37.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 75 (34.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (23.39%) Linux
10 51 (23.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 51 (23.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 46 (21.10%) Hyper-V
12 45 (20.64%) AppSense
13 44 (20.18%) HP
14 42 (19.27%) SQL
15 41 (18.81%) vSphere
16 39 (17.89%) NetScaler
17 38 (17.43%) SCCM
18 37 (16.97%) PowerShell
19 36 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
20 32 (14.68%) MS Exchange
21 31 (14.22%) Firewall
22 29 (13.30%) MS Excel
23 28 (12.84%) SAN
23 28 (12.84%) Cisco
24 26 (11.93%) UNIX
24 26 (11.93%) Windows 7
25 25 (11.47%) ITIL
26 24 (11.01%) Citrix Certification

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 32 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (5.50%) CloudStack
5 10 (4.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (4.13%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.75%) IIS
9 5 (2.29%) Apache
9 5 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.83%) nginx
10 4 (1.83%) Confluence
10 4 (1.83%) MediaWiki
11 3 (1.38%) Lync
12 2 (0.92%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.46%) WorkSite
Applications
1 29 (13.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.75%) MS Office
3 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.38%) IaaS
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.89%) NetScaler
2 31 (14.22%) Firewall
3 28 (12.84%) SAN
4 21 (9.63%) DNS
5 20 (9.17%) DHCP
6 16 (7.34%) WAN
7 15 (6.88%) LAN
8 10 (4.59%) VPN
9 9 (4.13%) TCP/IP
9 9 (4.13%) IPsec
9 9 (4.13%) Network Security
10 7 (3.21%) SMS
11 6 (2.75%) LDAP
11 6 (2.75%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (2.29%) SSL
13 4 (1.83%) IPv6
13 4 (1.83%) OSPF
13 4 (1.83%) BGP
13 4 (1.83%) EIGRP
14 3 (1.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.13%) MySQL
3 7 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.29%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.83%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.29%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.83%) JIRA
3 4 (1.83%) Hudson
3 4 (1.83%) Apache Continuum
3 4 (1.83%) MSI
3 4 (1.83%) Subversion
4 2 (0.92%) Maven
4 2 (0.92%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.46%) InstallShield
General
1 22 (10.09%) Finance
2 6 (2.75%) Banking
3 5 (2.29%) Publishing
4 4 (1.83%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (18.35%) Citrix Engineer
2 29 (13.30%) Consultant
3 23 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (9.17%) Citrix Consultant
5 19 (8.72%) Server Engineer
5 19 (8.72%) Support Engineer
6 18 (8.26%) Systems Engineer
7 17 (7.80%) Administrator
8 16 (7.34%) Wintel Engineer
9 15 (6.88%) Architect
10 14 (6.42%) Analyst
11 13 (5.96%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (5.96%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 12 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (5.05%) Support Analyst
13 11 (5.05%) Citrix Support
14 10 (4.59%) Citrix Specialist
15 9 (4.13%) Technical Engineer
15 9 (4.13%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
16 8 (3.67%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.21%) Web Services
2 4 (1.83%) LAMP
3 3 (1.38%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.92%) WSH
5 1 (0.46%) COM
5 1 (0.46%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.59%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.13%) Clustering
3 5 (2.29%) Cryptography
3 5 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.83%) Firmware
4 4 (1.83%) Wiki
5 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.92%) Open Source
5 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.92%) NHS
5 2 (0.92%) PKI
6 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.46%) Social Media
6 1 (0.46%) FMCG
6 1 (0.46%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 153 (70.18%) Windows
2 75 (34.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (23.39%) Linux
3 51 (23.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (11.93%) Windows 7
5 26 (11.93%) UNIX
6 11 (5.05%) Windows XP
7 9 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.21%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (2.75%) CentOS
9 6 (2.75%) SUSE
9 6 (2.75%) Debian
10 5 (2.29%) Fedora
10 5 (2.29%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.92%) Solaris
11 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.92%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.47%) ITIL
2 20 (9.17%) Migration
3 13 (5.96%) Project Management
4 7 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (3.21%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (3.21%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (2.29%) Network Design
6 5 (2.29%) Security Architecture
7 4 (1.83%) Incident Management
7 4 (1.83%) Business Development
7 4 (1.83%) Time Management
7 4 (1.83%) Change Management
7 4 (1.83%) Data Modelling
8 3 (1.38%) Configuration Management
8 3 (1.38%) CRM
8 3 (1.38%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.38%) Scrum
8 3 (1.38%) Load Testing
8 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.27%) SQL
2 37 (16.97%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.50%) Bash Shell
4 11 (5.05%) Ruby
5 8 (3.67%) Python
6 7 (3.21%) VB
6 7 (3.21%) Perl
7 6 (2.75%) PHP
7 6 (2.75%) Java
7 6 (2.75%) VBScript
8 5 (2.29%) AWK
8 5 (2.29%) sed
9 2 (0.92%) C
10 1 (0.46%) C#
10 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (11.01%) Citrix Certification
1 24 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
1 24 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.63%) CCA
3 19 (8.72%) MCSE
3 19 (8.72%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.05%) CCEE
5 7 (3.21%) CCNA
5 7 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.75%) CCEA
7 5 (2.29%) MCP
7 5 (2.29%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (2.29%) MCITP
8 4 (1.83%) Degree
8 4 (1.83%) CCAA
9 2 (0.92%) CCIA
9 2 (0.92%) MCTS
9 2 (0.92%) RHCE
9 2 (0.92%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) QA
System Software
1 121 (55.50%) XenApp
2 88 (40.37%) Active Directory
3 86 (39.45%) XenDesktop
4 81 (37.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 51 (23.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 46 (21.10%) Hyper-V
7 41 (18.81%) vSphere
8 24 (11.01%) Xen
9 17 (7.80%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (6.42%) Terminal Services
11 10 (4.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (4.59%) vCloud
12 9 (4.13%) VMware ESX
13 6 (2.75%) Samba
14 5 (2.29%) KVM
14 5 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (1.83%) MetaFrame
15 4 (1.83%) Postfix
16 3 (1.38%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.92%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 38 (17.43%) SCCM
2 15 (6.88%) SCOM
3 11 (5.05%) Puppet
4 8 (3.67%) NetBackup
4 8 (3.67%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.29%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (2.29%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.83%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.38%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.92%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.92%) Ansible
10 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.46%) Nagios
10 1 (0.46%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.46%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 191 (87.61%) Citrix
2 125 (57.34%) VMware
3 116 (53.21%) Microsoft
4 45 (20.64%) AppSense
5 44 (20.18%) HP
6 28 (12.84%) Cisco
7 21 (9.63%) Dell
8 17 (7.80%) EMC
8 17 (7.80%) Oracle
9 16 (7.34%) NetApp
10 15 (6.88%) Symantec
11 14 (6.42%) Red Hat
12 11 (5.05%) Compaq
13 8 (3.67%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.75%) Remedy
14 6 (2.75%) Altiris
15 5 (2.29%) Veeam
16 4 (1.83%) Wyse
16 4 (1.83%) CheckPoint
17 3 (1.38%) Sage