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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 523 553 484
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -69
Contract jobs citing XenServer 130 87 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 2.02% 1.55% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 48 87
Median daily rate £300 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £501 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 14
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.75 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.69% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £30.15 £20.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £31.35 £33.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +32.25%

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
6432 5609 5378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.58% 10.05% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3972 3092 2782
Median daily rate £390 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 672 630
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.33 £38.03 £34.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 +17 129 £300 -25.00% 24
Newcastle upon Tyne - 48 £280 - 2
North East - 48 £280 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 48 £280 - 2
South East +3 31 £363 +11.53%
London -9 23 £378 -11.17% 2
Hampshire +17 16 £300 -
East of England +9 14 £300 -7.69% 1
Hertfordshire +9 9 £375 - 1
City of London +34 7 £375 +8.69%
West Midlands -6 6 £463 - 3
Birmingham - 6 £463 - 3
Surrey -5 5 £375 +50.00%
Winchester - 5 £295 -
Berkshire -2 4 £450 +5.88%
Stevenage - 4 £260 -
Reading -4 3 £450 +5.88%
South West -4 3 - -
North West -18 3 £410 +36.66% 3
Gloucester - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £413 -
Essex +4 2 £300 -
Portsmouth +1 2 - -
Lancashire -2 2 £410 +36.66%
Horsham - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £369 -
Southampton - 2 £300 -
Reigate - 2 - -
Preston - 2 £410 -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 179 (85.24%) Citrix
2 161 (76.67%) Windows
3 141 (67.14%) VMware
4 128 (60.95%) XenDesktop
5 126 (60.00%) XenApp
6 120 (57.14%) Windows Server
7 113 (53.81%) Active Directory
8 91 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 87 (41.43%) Microsoft
10 85 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 68 (32.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 65 (30.95%) DHCP
12 65 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 55 (26.19%) HP
14 53 (25.24%) ITIL
15 48 (22.86%) AppSense
15 48 (22.86%) PowerShell
15 48 (22.86%) SCCM
16 46 (21.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 44 (20.95%) vSphere
17 44 (20.95%) DNS
18 41 (19.52%) NetScaler
19 40 (19.05%) Security Cleared
20 36 (17.14%) Hyper-V
21 35 (16.67%) XenMobile
22 34 (16.19%) SQL
22 34 (16.19%) Project Management
23 33 (15.71%) Skype for Business
24 32 (15.24%) IIS
24 32 (15.24%) SC Cleared

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 33 (15.71%) Skype for Business
2 32 (15.24%) IIS
3 30 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 25 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
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
1 13 (6.19%) MS Office
2 1 (0.48%) ImageReady
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.05%) 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 3 (1.43%) SaaS
7 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.48%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 65 (30.95%) DHCP
2 44 (20.95%) DNS
3 41 (19.52%) NetScaler
4 19 (9.05%) Firewall
5 13 (6.19%) SAN
6 9 (4.29%) SMS
7 7 (3.33%) LAN
7 7 (3.33%) LDAP
7 7 (3.33%) VLAN
7 7 (3.33%) VoIP
8 5 (2.38%) NAS
8 5 (2.38%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.38%) WAN
9 4 (1.90%) Internet
9 4 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.90%) VPN
10 3 (1.43%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.95%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 10 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.81%) 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 15 (7.14%) Finance
2 7 (3.33%) Banking
2 7 (3.33%) Legal
3 6 (2.86%) Billing
4 3 (1.43%) Law
4 3 (1.43%) Publishing
5 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 51 (24.29%) Support Engineer
2 29 (13.81%) Citrix Engineer
3 28 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (12.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 26 (12.38%) Consultant
5 24 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
6 23 (10.95%) Citrix Support
7 20 (9.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 19 (9.05%) Architect
9 17 (8.10%) Citrix Consultant
10 14 (6.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
11 13 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (5.24%) Desktop Support
12 11 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (5.24%) Windows Engineer
13 10 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (4.29%) Server Engineer
15 8 (3.81%) Cloud Architect
15 8 (3.81%) Desktop Engineer
15 8 (3.81%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.29%) .NET
2 5 (2.38%) LAMP
2 5 (2.38%) Web Services
3 2 (0.95%) libvirt
3 2 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.95%) XML
4 1 (0.48%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.86%) Computer Science
2 22 (10.48%) Data Centre
3 17 (8.10%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.29%) PKI
5 8 (3.81%) Private Cloud
6 7 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
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
1 161 (76.67%) Windows
2 120 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 91 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (21.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (12.86%) Linux
7 26 (12.38%) 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
12 3 (1.43%) 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%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.48%) Solaris
14 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.24%) ITIL
2 34 (16.19%) Project Management
3 24 (11.43%) Business Continuity
3 24 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 20 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
5 19 (9.05%) Software Delivery
6 16 (7.62%) DevOps
6 16 (7.62%) Migration
7 15 (7.14%) Change Management
7 15 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 15 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 13 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (5.71%) Scrum
10 11 (5.24%) DSDM
10 11 (5.24%) RUP
11 8 (3.81%) TOGAF
12 6 (2.86%) OO
12 6 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (2.86%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 34 (16.19%) SQL
3 22 (10.48%) Python
4 20 (9.52%) Bash Shell
5 15 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 12 (5.71%) Ruby
7 11 (5.24%) Perl
8 10 (4.76%) VBScript
9 9 (4.29%) VB
10 7 (3.33%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.38%) C++
12 3 (1.43%) C
13 2 (0.95%) AWK
13 2 (0.95%) C#
13 2 (0.95%) Java
13 2 (0.95%) sed
14 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 32 (15.24%) SC Cleared
3 27 (12.86%) Degree
4 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (6.19%) MCSE
6 12 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (5.24%) CCNA
7 11 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.33%) CCA
8 7 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.90%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.43%) CCAA
11 2 (0.95%) CCEE
11 2 (0.95%) CCNP
11 2 (0.95%) HNC
11 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.95%) RHCA
11 2 (0.95%) RHCE
12 1 (0.48%) CCEA
12 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 128 (60.95%) XenDesktop
2 126 (60.00%) XenApp
3 113 (53.81%) Active Directory
4 85 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 68 (32.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 44 (20.95%) vSphere
7 36 (17.14%) Hyper-V
8 18 (8.57%) Xen
9 14 (6.67%) VMware ESX
10 13 (6.19%) KVM
11 8 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (2.86%) Brightmail
12 6 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (2.38%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.43%) MetaFrame
14 3 (1.43%) NFS
15 2 (0.95%) iptables
15 2 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.48%) Docker
16 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 48 (22.86%) SCCM
2 35 (16.67%) XenMobile
3 29 (13.81%) EdgeSight
4 19 (9.05%) Puppet
4 19 (9.05%) SCOM
5 14 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
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%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 179 (85.24%) Citrix
2 141 (67.14%) VMware
3 87 (41.43%) Microsoft
4 55 (26.19%) HP
5 48 (22.86%) AppSense
6 30 (14.29%) ThinPrint
7 24 (11.43%) SafeCom
7 24 (11.43%) SAP
8 13 (6.19%) Oracle
8 13 (6.19%) Red Hat
9 12 (5.71%) Dell
10 11 (5.24%) EnterpriseDB
11 10 (4.76%) Cisco
12 8 (3.81%) Symantec
13 7 (3.33%) NetApp
13 7 (3.33%) Wyse
14 6 (2.86%) Compaq
14 6 (2.86%) IronPort
14 6 (2.86%) Rackspace
15 5 (2.38%) EMC
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 24 days ago