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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 561 568 532
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -36
Contract jobs citing XenServer 59 89 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.93% 1.61% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 56 72
Median daily rate £430 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £321 £351
% change year-on-year
+33.85% -8.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Median hourly rate - £43.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +45.00%

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
6331 5536 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.80% 10.00% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3938 3216 3204
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 617 731
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 3 December 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 29 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 3 December 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 -25 55 £430 +22.85% 15
London -35 15 £450 +12.50% 2
South East +12 13 £500 +51.51% 4
Hampshire +14 11 £500 +47.05% 1
North East - 9 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £225 -
Yorkshire +26 7 £430 +72.00% 4
Leeds +21 7 £430 - 4
West Yorkshire +18 7 £430 - 4
Manchester +7 5 £430 +14.66% 2
North West +1 5 £430 +26.00% 2
East of England +11 3 £110 - 1
Winchester +5 2 £500 +56.25% 1
Edinburgh - 2 £200 -
Scotland - 2 £200 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £110 -
South West +8 1 £450 +40.07% 2
Hertfordshire -3 1 - - 1
City of London -7 1 £325 -25.71% 1
West Midlands -9 1 £435 -
Uxbridge - 1 £500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £435 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £500 -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Haywards Heath - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
West Sussex - 1 - -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 115 (80.99%) Citrix
2 107 (75.35%) VMware
3 105 (73.94%) Windows
4 88 (61.97%) XenDesktop
5 85 (59.86%) Microsoft
6 81 (57.04%) XenApp
7 75 (52.82%) Active Directory
8 74 (52.11%) Windows Server
9 70 (49.30%) VMware Infrastructure
10 61 (42.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 52 (36.62%) DHCP
11 52 (36.62%) Linux
12 44 (30.99%) Microsoft App-V
13 43 (30.28%) SCCM
14 40 (28.17%) AppSense
15 39 (27.46%) Hyper-V
16 38 (26.76%) DNS
17 36 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
18 35 (24.65%) Firewall
19 33 (23.24%) ITIL
20 32 (22.54%) Degree
21 31 (21.83%) Puppet
22 30 (21.13%) NetScaler
22 30 (21.13%) Computer Science
23 28 (19.72%) Software Delivery
24 27 (19.01%) Security Cleared
24 27 (19.01%) SAP
25 26 (18.31%) MS Exchange
25 26 (18.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
26 25 (17.61%) CheckPoint

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 26 (18.31%) MS Exchange
2 23 (16.20%) OpenStack
3 14 (9.86%) Apache
3 14 (9.86%) CloudStack
3 14 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (9.86%) IIS
4 13 (9.15%) Skype for Business
5 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.82%) JBoss
7 3 (2.11%) Confluence
7 3 (2.11%) MediaWiki
7 3 (2.11%) nginx
8 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.70%) WildFly
Applications
1 18 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.34%) SAP hybris
2 1 (0.70%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.15%) IaaS
1 13 (9.15%) SaaS
2 12 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.75%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.11%) Office 365
6 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 52 (36.62%) DHCP
2 38 (26.76%) DNS
3 35 (24.65%) Firewall
4 30 (21.13%) NetScaler
5 18 (12.68%) SAN
6 17 (11.97%) Wireless
7 16 (11.27%) NAS
7 16 (11.27%) VLAN
8 13 (9.15%) IP Telephony
8 13 (9.15%) TCP/IP
9 11 (7.75%) iSCSI
10 8 (5.63%) LAN
11 7 (4.93%) WAN
12 5 (3.52%) IPsec
12 5 (3.52%) Network Security
13 4 (2.82%) BGP
13 4 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (2.82%) OSPF
13 4 (2.82%) VPN
14 3 (2.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) MySQL
2 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.70%) QlikView
7 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (9.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.75%) MSI
3 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.52%) JIRA
4 4 (2.82%) Subversion
5 3 (2.11%) Hudson
6 2 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (11.97%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Marketing
3 2 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Local Government
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (18.31%) Support Engineer
2 23 (16.20%) Architect
3 20 (14.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 16 (11.27%) Citrix Engineer
5 14 (9.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 11 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (7.75%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Citrix Support
8 9 (6.34%) SAP Architect
8 9 (6.34%) VMware Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Business Architect
9 8 (5.63%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Enterprise Architect
10 7 (4.93%) Analyst
10 7 (4.93%) Business Process Architect
10 7 (4.93%) Consultant
11 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.75%) LAMP
2 10 (7.04%) libvirt
2 10 (7.04%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.70%) .NET
3 1 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.70%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.13%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.04%) Client/Server
3 10 (7.04%) Private Cloud
4 7 (4.93%) Fat Client
4 7 (4.93%) Thin Client
5 6 (4.23%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.52%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.52%) Clustering
6 5 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.52%) PDA
7 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.11%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.11%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (2.11%) Wiki
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.70%) FMCG
9 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 105 (73.94%) Windows
2 74 (52.11%) Windows Server
3 61 (42.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (36.62%) Linux
5 36 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (9.15%) Unix
8 13 (9.15%) Windows 7
9 9 (6.34%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.82%) CentOS
11 3 (2.11%) Debian
12 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.41%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.41%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.70%) VMS
13 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.24%) ITIL
2 28 (19.72%) Software Delivery
3 23 (16.20%) DevOps
4 18 (12.68%) Project Management
5 17 (11.97%) Business Continuity
6 16 (11.27%) Service Delivery
7 15 (10.56%) Load Balancing
7 15 (10.56%) TOGAF
8 13 (9.15%) Configuration Management
9 12 (8.45%) E-Commerce
9 12 (8.45%) Open Source
9 12 (8.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 10 (7.04%) Kernel Tuning
10 10 (7.04%) Software Distribution
11 8 (5.63%) Business Transformation
12 6 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (4.23%) Target Operating Model
13 5 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.52%) Patch Management
14 3 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.61%) PowerShell
1 25 (17.61%) SQL
2 24 (16.90%) Bash Shell
2 24 (16.90%) Python
3 17 (11.97%) VBScript
4 15 (10.56%) T-SQL
4 15 (10.56%) VB
5 14 (9.86%) Ruby
5 14 (9.86%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.52%) Java
7 2 (1.41%) C
7 2 (1.41%) Perl
8 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (22.54%) Degree
2 27 (19.01%) Security Cleared
3 25 (17.61%) SC Cleared
4 16 (11.27%) CCNA
4 16 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (10.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (8.45%) CCNP
7 10 (7.04%) RHCA
7 10 (7.04%) RHCE
7 10 (7.04%) RHCSA
8 3 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.11%) MCSE
8 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.41%) CCA
9 2 (1.41%) CCSA
9 2 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.41%) MCSD
9 2 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.70%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (7.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 88 (61.97%) XenDesktop
2 81 (57.04%) XenApp
3 75 (52.82%) Active Directory
4 70 (49.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (30.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 39 (27.46%) Hyper-V
7 20 (14.08%) vSphere
8 16 (11.27%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (9.15%) iptables
9 13 (9.15%) Xen
10 10 (7.04%) KVM
10 10 (7.04%) NFS
11 5 (3.52%) VMware Server
12 3 (2.11%) Postfix
12 3 (2.11%) Samba
13 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.70%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (30.28%) SCCM
2 31 (21.83%) Puppet
3 26 (18.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 17 (11.97%) XenMobile
5 16 (11.27%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (10.56%) SafeCom
7 13 (9.15%) EdgeSight
8 11 (7.75%) Cobbler
9 10 (7.04%) HAProxy
10 3 (2.11%) Ansible
10 3 (2.11%) ZABBIX
11 2 (1.41%) SCOM
12 1 (0.70%) AppDNA
12 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.70%) Terraform
12 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 115 (80.99%) Citrix
2 107 (75.35%) VMware
3 85 (59.86%) Microsoft
4 40 (28.17%) AppSense
5 27 (19.01%) SAP
6 25 (17.61%) CheckPoint
7 22 (15.49%) HP
8 21 (14.79%) Red Hat
9 20 (14.08%) Cisco
10 16 (11.27%) Dell
10 16 (11.27%) ThinPrint
11 9 (6.34%) Avaya
11 9 (6.34%) Extreme Networks
11 9 (6.34%) hybris
12 5 (3.52%) Oracle
13 4 (2.82%) F5
13 4 (2.82%) IBM
13 4 (2.82%) Juniper
14 3 (2.11%) Blue Coat
14 3 (2.11%) NetApp
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