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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 549 466 461
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -5
Contract jobs citing XenServer 76 152 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.33% 2.83% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 106 71
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £239 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £393
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -23.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 1
Average hourly rate £44.49 £27.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.78% +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.49 £27.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+61.78% +120.00%

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
5727 5375 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 9.67% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 3008 2659
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 623 594
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £32.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -89 70 £301 +0.27% 28
London -8 17 £390 +30.00% 12
North West -39 17 £375 +36.36% 1
South East -19 14 £300 -7.69% 3
Hampshire -3 11 £300 -7.69%
Lancashire -19 11 £375 +36.36%
East of England -1 10 £110 -37.14% 5
Yorkshire -27 9 £250 -9.90% 3
Blackpool -27 9 £375 +38.88%
City of London -13 5 £400 +33.33% 3
York - 5 £250 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £250 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £110 -
West Yorkshire -22 3 £325 - 2
Surrey -3 2 £375 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire -18 2 £400 +128.57% 2
Manchester -18 2 - - 1
Cambridge -18 2 £400 +128.57%
Winchester -18 2 £323 -7.85%
Leeds -26 2 £325 - 2
Guildford - 2 £375 -
Watford - 2 - - 1
Warrington - 2 £275 -
Southampton - 2 £306 -
Cheshire - 2 £275 -
Essex - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 2
Lytham St Annes +7 1 £451 +57.03%
Birmingham +6 1 £150 -50.08% 1
Nottinghamshire -9 1 - - 1

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 122 (84.14%) Citrix
2 115 (79.31%) Windows
3 105 (72.41%) VMware
4 88 (60.69%) XenApp
5 81 (55.86%) Active Directory
6 78 (53.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 72 (49.66%) Microsoft
8 53 (36.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (29.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (28.97%) XenDesktop
11 42 (28.97%) NetScaler
12 40 (27.59%) vSphere
13 38 (26.21%) DNS
13 38 (26.21%) DHCP
14 37 (25.52%) MS Exchange
15 36 (24.83%) ITIL
16 35 (24.14%) HP
16 35 (24.14%) Cisco
17 32 (22.07%) PowerShell
18 31 (21.38%) SAN
19 30 (20.69%) LAN
19 30 (20.69%) WAN
19 30 (20.69%) SQL
20 26 (17.93%) IIS
20 26 (17.93%) Firewall
20 26 (17.93%) Exchange Server 2010
21 25 (17.24%) Windows 7
21 25 (17.24%) Hyper-V
22 24 (16.55%) Microsoft App-V

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 37 (25.52%) MS Exchange
2 26 (17.93%) IIS
2 26 (17.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (15.17%) Lync
4 19 (13.10%) SharePoint
5 11 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.76%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.76%) Apache
8 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.76%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.76%) WorkSite
9 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.69%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.69%) TPMS
10 1 (0.69%) nginx
10 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (15.86%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.28%) MS Office
3 11 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (6.21%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.07%) Photoshop
5 3 (2.07%) Vectorworks
6 2 (1.38%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) Office 365
2 4 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.07%) SaaS
3 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.38%) PaaS
4 2 (1.38%) IaaS
4 2 (1.38%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (28.97%) NetScaler
2 38 (26.21%) DHCP
2 38 (26.21%) DNS
3 31 (21.38%) SAN
4 30 (20.69%) LAN
4 30 (20.69%) WAN
5 26 (17.93%) Firewall
6 24 (16.55%) VPN
7 18 (12.41%) VLAN
8 15 (10.34%) MPLS
9 12 (8.28%) Network Security
9 12 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (7.59%) Wireless
10 11 (7.59%) Internet
11 10 (6.90%) TCP/IP
12 9 (6.21%) SSL
13 8 (5.52%) Ethernet
14 7 (4.83%) HTTP
15 6 (4.14%) SNMP
15 6 (4.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.52%) Big Data
2 8 (5.52%) MySQL
3 4 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) MSI
2 1 (0.69%) Subversion
2 1 (0.69%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.69%) Hudson
2 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (12.41%) Finance
2 5 (3.45%) Law
3 4 (2.76%) Banking
3 4 (2.76%) Retail
4 3 (2.07%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.38%) Electronics
5 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.38%) Marketing
5 2 (1.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (15.17%) Citrix Engineer
2 18 (12.41%) Consultant
3 16 (11.03%) Architect
4 14 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (8.28%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (7.59%) Administrator
7 9 (6.21%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (5.52%) Server Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Citrix Consultant
10 6 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.14%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.14%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.14%) Network Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Citrix Specialist
10 6 (4.14%) Citrix Support
11 5 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 4 (2.76%) Analyst
12 4 (2.76%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) Web Services
2 2 (1.38%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.83%) PKI
3 5 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.07%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.38%) DTV
5 2 (1.38%) Replication
5 2 (1.38%) Clustering
5 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) Wiki
6 1 (0.69%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.69%) IBM XIV
6 1 (0.69%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.69%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.69%) VLE
6 1 (0.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 115 (79.31%) Windows
2 53 (36.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (29.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (17.24%) Windows 7
6 16 (11.03%) Linux
7 9 (6.21%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.14%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.45%) UNIX
10 4 (2.76%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.38%) VMS
11 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.38%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.38%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.69%) CentOS
12 1 (0.69%) Debian
12 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.83%) ITIL
2 18 (12.41%) Change Management
3 16 (11.03%) Project Management
4 14 (9.66%) Server Building
5 11 (7.59%) Infrastructure Management
6 9 (6.21%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.21%) Problem Management
7 8 (5.52%) Load Balancing
7 8 (5.52%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.52%) Process Management
7 8 (5.52%) Migration
7 8 (5.52%) Data Analytics
7 8 (5.52%) Software Deployment
7 8 (5.52%) Analytics
8 7 (4.83%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.14%) Service Management
9 6 (4.14%) Open Source
9 6 (4.14%) Change Control
10 5 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.07%) PowerShell
2 30 (20.69%) SQL
3 9 (6.21%) VBScript
3 9 (6.21%) Python
4 8 (5.52%) PHP
5 4 (2.76%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.07%) Ruby
6 3 (2.07%) Java
7 2 (1.38%) C#
7 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.59%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.83%) CCA
4 7 (4.83%) MCSE
4 7 (4.83%) MCSA
4 7 (4.83%) MCITP
5 6 (4.14%) Degree
5 6 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.14%) CCNA
6 5 (3.45%) CCNP
6 5 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.76%) VCP4
7 4 (2.76%) VCP5
7 4 (2.76%) CCAA
7 4 (2.76%) CCIA
8 3 (2.07%) HNC
9 2 (1.38%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) SLA
2 3 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (60.69%) XenApp
2 81 (55.86%) Active Directory
3 78 (53.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (28.97%) XenDesktop
5 40 (27.59%) vSphere
6 25 (17.24%) Hyper-V
7 24 (16.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.14%) VMware ESX
8 6 (4.14%) vCloud
9 5 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (3.45%) ProxySG
9 5 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.76%) Xen
11 3 (2.07%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (2.07%) MetaFrame
11 3 (2.07%) iptables
12 2 (1.38%) KVM
13 1 (0.69%) Postfix
13 1 (0.69%) Samba
13 1 (0.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (14.48%) SCCM
2 9 (6.21%) EdgeSight
3 8 (5.52%) XenMobile
4 5 (3.45%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (3.45%) Cacti
4 5 (3.45%) Puppet
4 5 (3.45%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.45%) Nagios
4 5 (3.45%) WSUS
5 4 (2.76%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.76%) SCOM
6 3 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.07%) ARCserve
6 3 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.38%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.38%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.38%) WMI
7 2 (1.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 122 (84.14%) Citrix
2 105 (72.41%) VMware
3 72 (49.66%) Microsoft
4 35 (24.14%) HP
4 35 (24.14%) Cisco
5 23 (15.86%) NetApp
6 19 (13.10%) AppSense
7 16 (11.03%) IBM
8 15 (10.34%) Symantec
9 14 (9.66%) CheckPoint
9 14 (9.66%) Juniper
10 13 (8.97%) Altiris
11 11 (7.59%) Brocade
11 11 (7.59%) Dell
12 8 (5.52%) 3PAR
13 6 (4.14%) McAfee
14 5 (3.45%) Veeam
14 5 (3.45%) Blue Coat
14 5 (3.45%) CA
14 5 (3.45%) Oracle
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