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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 452 446 420
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs citing XenServer 142 124 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.72% 2.49% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 74 97
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 £248 £163 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £385 £333
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 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
5223 4983 4739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.75% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 2527 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £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 610 610 629
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £33.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +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 31 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 31 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 -8 137 £300 -14.28% 39
London +3 43 £300 -9.09% 11
City of London +31 21 £300 -17.80% 4
South West -10 19 £400 - 2
West Midlands -10 19 £275 -38.88% 3
Bristol -5 17 £400 - 1
North West - 15 £270 - 6
Lancashire - 14 £270 - 1
South East -12 13 £325 -15.58% 8
Worcestershire - 13 - - 1
East Midlands +10 11 £225 -43.75% 1
East of England -28 11 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +1 9 - - 2
Yorkshire +8 6 £280 - 2
Northamptonshire +2 6 £215 -46.25% 1
Northampton - 5 £200 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £278 -
Hampshire - 4 £325 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £278 -
Berkshire -2 3 £375 -2.59% 4
Surrey -7 3 £313 -11.03% 1
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Nottingham +15 2 £313 -12.58%
Nottinghamshire +14 2 £313 -12.58%
Reading +6 2 £375 -2.59% 4
East Sussex -4 2 £266 -33.43% 2
Leicester - 2 - -
York +7 1 £388 -
West Yorkshire +2 1 - - 2
North Yorkshire -2 1 £388 -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 243 (88.36%) Citrix
2 218 (79.27%) Windows
3 185 (67.27%) VMware
4 146 (53.09%) Microsoft
5 145 (52.73%) XenApp
6 133 (48.36%) Active Directory
7 126 (45.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 119 (43.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 94 (34.18%) XenDesktop
10 92 (33.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 63 (22.91%) Linux
12 61 (22.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 56 (20.36%) ITIL
14 55 (20.00%) SCCM
15 54 (19.64%) HP
16 52 (18.91%) DNS
16 52 (18.91%) Firewall
17 51 (18.55%) MS Exchange
18 49 (17.82%) DHCP
18 49 (17.82%) Microsoft App-V
19 46 (16.73%) Hyper-V
20 45 (16.36%) vSphere
20 45 (16.36%) SQL
21 42 (15.27%) SAN
21 42 (15.27%) NetScaler
22 41 (14.91%) Microsoft Certification
23 39 (14.18%) AppSense
24 38 (13.82%) Cisco
24 38 (13.82%) PowerShell
25 35 (12.73%) MCSE

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 51 (18.55%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 23 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (6.55%) Apache
4 18 (6.55%) Tomcat
5 15 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (5.09%) SharePoint
7 13 (4.73%) WebLogic
7 13 (4.73%) WebSphere
7 13 (4.73%) GlassFish
7 13 (4.73%) nginx
7 13 (4.73%) Confluence
7 13 (4.73%) MediaWiki
8 9 (3.27%) IIS
9 8 (2.91%) Lync
10 7 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (2.55%) CloudStack
11 6 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.73%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 24 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.91%) MS Office
3 2 (0.73%) MS Project
3 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.27%) Office 365
2 4 (1.45%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (18.91%) DNS
1 52 (18.91%) Firewall
2 49 (17.82%) DHCP
3 42 (15.27%) SAN
3 42 (15.27%) NetScaler
4 30 (10.91%) VLAN
5 27 (9.82%) VPN
6 21 (7.64%) LAN
6 21 (7.64%) WAN
7 18 (6.55%) LDAP
8 14 (5.09%) NAS
8 14 (5.09%) BGP
8 14 (5.09%) IPsec
9 13 (4.73%) EIGRP
9 13 (4.73%) IPv6
9 13 (4.73%) OSPF
9 13 (4.73%) Network Security
10 12 (4.36%) VoIP
11 9 (3.27%) TCP/IP
12 8 (2.91%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.91%) MySQL
3 13 (4.73%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.73%) DataStage
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (5.82%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.45%) Subversion
3 14 (5.09%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.73%) JIRA
4 13 (4.73%) Hudson
5 2 (0.73%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
General
1 22 (8.00%) Finance
2 15 (5.45%) Banking
3 4 (1.45%) Publishing
3 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.09%) Games
5 2 (0.73%) Local Government
5 2 (0.73%) French Language
5 2 (0.73%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Retail
6 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (13.45%) Citrix Engineer
3 35 (12.73%) Administrator
4 24 (8.73%) Support Engineer
5 23 (8.36%) 3rd Line Support
5 23 (8.36%) Analyst
6 21 (7.64%) Server Engineer
7 19 (6.91%) Consultant
8 18 (6.55%) Linux Engineer
9 15 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (5.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 14 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (5.09%) Technical Engineer
11 13 (4.73%) Support Analyst
11 13 (4.73%) Citrix Specialist
12 12 (4.36%) Citrix Support
12 12 (4.36%) Citrix Consultant
12 12 (4.36%) Architect
13 11 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
13 11 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.00%) LAMP
2 6 (2.18%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.18%) Web Services
3 3 (1.09%) Middleware
4 2 (0.73%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.91%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.73%) Clustering
2 13 (4.73%) PDA
2 13 (4.73%) Wiki
3 8 (2.91%) Kindle
4 6 (2.18%) Open Source
5 5 (1.82%) PKI
5 5 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.45%) Firmware
7 3 (1.09%) Online Games
8 2 (0.73%) NHS
8 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.36%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) Celerra
9 1 (0.36%) FMCG
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.36%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 218 (79.27%) Windows
2 126 (45.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 92 (33.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 63 (22.91%) Linux
5 61 (22.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (12.73%) Windows 7
7 26 (9.45%) CentOS
8 22 (8.00%) UNIX
8 22 (8.00%) Debian
9 21 (7.64%) Ubuntu
10 16 (5.82%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.18%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.45%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.09%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.73%) Fedora
15 2 (0.73%) SUSE
16 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.36%) ITIL
2 25 (9.09%) DevOps
3 23 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (5.82%) Migration
5 15 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (5.09%) Release Management
6 14 (5.09%) Project Management
7 13 (4.73%) Data Modelling
8 12 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (4.00%) Build Automation
10 7 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.18%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.18%) Change Management
12 5 (1.82%) Infrastructure Management
13 4 (1.45%) Load Balancing
14 3 (1.09%) Load Testing
14 3 (1.09%) Scrum
14 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Architecture
14 3 (1.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.36%) SQL
2 38 (13.82%) PowerShell
3 25 (9.09%) Ruby
3 25 (9.09%) Perl
3 25 (9.09%) PHP
4 24 (8.73%) Java
4 24 (8.73%) Bash Shell
5 19 (6.91%) C
6 13 (4.73%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.55%) VBScript
8 6 (2.18%) Python
9 2 (0.73%) sed
9 2 (0.73%) AWK
10 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (14.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (12.73%) MCSE
3 32 (11.64%) Security Cleared
4 29 (10.55%) Citrix Certification
5 27 (9.82%) SC Cleared
6 21 (7.64%) CCA
7 14 (5.09%) MCP
8 12 (4.36%) CCEA
9 11 (4.00%) CCEE
10 9 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (3.27%) CCNA
11 6 (2.18%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.45%) CCAA
13 3 (1.09%) MCITP
13 3 (1.09%) Degree
13 3 (1.09%) MCSA
14 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.73%) VTSP
14 2 (0.73%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.64%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 145 (52.73%) XenApp
2 133 (48.36%) Active Directory
3 119 (43.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (34.18%) XenDesktop
5 49 (17.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 46 (16.73%) Hyper-V
7 45 (16.36%) vSphere
8 18 (6.55%) VMware ESX
9 16 (5.82%) Xen
10 15 (5.45%) Terminal Services
11 14 (5.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 14 (5.09%) VMware Server
12 13 (4.73%) Postfix
12 13 (4.73%) Oracle RMAN
12 13 (4.73%) Samba
12 13 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (2.91%) vCloud
14 6 (2.18%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.82%) NFS
16 4 (1.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 55 (20.00%) SCCM
2 26 (9.45%) Puppet
3 22 (8.00%) SCOM
4 13 (4.73%) Tivoli
4 13 (4.73%) ZABBIX
5 12 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (4.00%) Salt
7 10 (3.64%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (2.18%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.18%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.45%) Nagios
9 4 (1.45%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (1.09%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.09%) Opsview
11 2 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.73%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.36%) WSUS
12 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 243 (88.36%) Citrix
2 185 (67.27%) VMware
3 146 (53.09%) Microsoft
4 54 (19.64%) HP
5 39 (14.18%) AppSense
6 38 (13.82%) Cisco
7 31 (11.27%) Dell
8 29 (10.55%) Red Hat
9 26 (9.45%) Oracle
10 16 (5.82%) Compaq
11 13 (4.73%) EMC
11 13 (4.73%) JBoss
11 13 (4.73%) LANDesk
12 10 (3.64%) NetApp
13 9 (3.27%) WatchGuard
14 8 (2.91%) Remedy
15 7 (2.55%) Symantec
15 7 (2.55%) Wyse
16 6 (2.18%) Veeam
17 5 (1.82%) 3PAR
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