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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 462 449 421
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -28
Contract jobs citing XenServer 118 121 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.33% 2.44% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 68 106
Average daily rate
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£301 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.07% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £193 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £385 £323
% change year-on-year
-12.33% +19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.25 £12.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.00% -54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+110.00% -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5069 4964 4729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.62% 9.90% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2754 2468 2234
Average daily rate £325 £346 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.13% +2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 636 653
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +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 11 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 11 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 109 £300 -11.69% 49
London -21 36 £300 -9.09% 16
City of London +32 20 £300 -18.91% 9
South West -9 17 £400 -
West Midlands -6 15 £288 -28.12% 4
Bristol - 15 £400 -
Worcestershire - 10 - - 1
North West - 10 £258 - 9
Lancashire - 10 £258 -
East Midlands +3 8 £250 -39.20% 2
South East -23 8 £350 -9.09% 12
East of England -24 8 £270 -31.42% 4
Yorkshire +7 7 £388 - 2
Cambridgeshire -6 5 £400 -8.57% 3
Wales - 4 £450 - 1
York +8 3 £388 -
North Yorkshire -1 3 £388 -
Northamptonshire -2 3 £200 -50.00% 2
Leicestershire - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 £278 -
South Wales - 3 £463 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £278 -
Northampton - 3 £200 - 1
Nottinghamshire +12 2 £313 -
Surrey +1 2 £300 -14.59% 2
East Sussex -3 2 £375 -9.09% 1
Berkshire -8 2 £338 -12.33% 6
Hampshire -13 2 £325 +18.18% 2
Leicester - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £313 -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 229 (89.11%) Citrix
2 198 (77.04%) Windows
3 166 (64.59%) VMware
4 139 (54.09%) XenApp
5 138 (53.70%) Microsoft
6 121 (47.08%) Active Directory
7 106 (41.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 105 (40.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 99 (38.52%) XenDesktop
10 76 (29.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 60 (23.35%) Linux
12 53 (20.62%) Microsoft App-V
13 52 (20.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 51 (19.84%) HP
15 50 (19.46%) SCCM
16 49 (19.07%) SQL
17 46 (17.90%) Firewall
18 45 (17.51%) NetScaler
19 43 (16.73%) AppSense
19 43 (16.73%) MS Exchange
20 41 (15.95%) DNS
20 41 (15.95%) ITIL
20 41 (15.95%) Hyper-V
21 40 (15.56%) DHCP
22 38 (14.79%) SAN
23 37 (14.40%) Windows 7
23 37 (14.40%) vSphere
24 35 (13.62%) Microsoft Certification
24 35 (13.62%) Cisco
25 34 (13.23%) PowerShell

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 43 (16.73%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 20 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.84%) Apache
4 14 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (5.06%) SharePoint
6 12 (4.67%) nginx
6 12 (4.67%) Confluence
6 12 (4.67%) MediaWiki
6 12 (4.67%) CloudStack
7 11 (4.28%) Tomcat
8 8 (3.11%) WebLogic
8 8 (3.11%) GlassFish
8 8 (3.11%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.33%) Lync
10 6 (2.33%) IIS
10 6 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.78%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 27 (10.51%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.23%) MS Office
3 2 (0.78%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.95%) Office 365
2 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.78%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (17.90%) Firewall
2 45 (17.51%) NetScaler
3 41 (15.95%) DNS
4 40 (15.56%) DHCP
5 38 (14.79%) SAN
6 23 (8.95%) VPN
7 20 (7.78%) WAN
7 20 (7.78%) VLAN
8 19 (7.39%) LAN
9 16 (6.23%) LDAP
10 13 (5.06%) BGP
10 13 (5.06%) IPsec
11 12 (4.67%) OSPF
11 12 (4.67%) EIGRP
11 12 (4.67%) Network Security
11 12 (4.67%) IPv6
12 11 (4.28%) NAS
13 8 (3.11%) TCP/IP
14 6 (2.33%) SMS
15 5 (1.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.61%) MySQL
3 12 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.78%) DataStage
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.06%) Subversion
2 13 (5.06%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.67%) JIRA
3 12 (4.67%) Hudson
4 1 (0.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (0.39%) InstallShield
General
1 21 (8.17%) Finance
2 9 (3.50%) Banking
3 4 (1.56%) Publishing
3 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.78%) Legal
4 2 (0.78%) Games
4 2 (0.78%) Local Government
4 2 (0.78%) French Language
5 1 (0.39%) Retail
5 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (15.95%) Citrix Engineer
2 30 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (10.51%) Administrator
4 23 (8.95%) 3rd Line Support
4 23 (8.95%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.56%) Server Engineer
6 20 (7.78%) Analyst
7 19 (7.39%) Consultant
7 19 (7.39%) Linux Engineer
8 16 (6.23%) Architect
9 15 (5.84%) Support Analyst
9 15 (5.84%) Technical Engineer
9 15 (5.84%) Citrix Support
9 15 (5.84%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 13 (5.06%) Citrix Consultant
10 13 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.67%) Wintel Engineer
11 12 (4.67%) Citrix Specialist
12 11 (4.28%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (4.28%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.78%) LAMP
2 6 (2.33%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.33%) Web Services
3 2 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.45%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.67%) Wiki
3 10 (3.89%) PDA
3 10 (3.89%) Clustering
4 5 (1.95%) PKI
4 5 (1.95%) Firmware
4 5 (1.95%) Open Source
4 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.17%) Kindle
6 2 (0.78%) Online Games
6 2 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.39%) FMCG
7 1 (0.39%) Social Media
7 1 (0.39%) CCTV
7 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 198 (77.04%) Windows
2 105 (40.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (29.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (23.35%) Linux
5 52 (20.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (14.40%) Windows 7
7 24 (9.34%) UNIX
8 23 (8.95%) CentOS
9 20 (7.78%) Ubuntu
9 20 (7.78%) Debian
10 15 (5.84%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.95%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.56%) SUSE
14 3 (1.17%) Fedora
14 3 (1.17%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.78%) Android
16 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.95%) ITIL
2 24 (9.34%) DevOps
3 21 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (6.61%) Migration
5 16 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (5.45%) Project Management
6 14 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (4.67%) Data Modelling
8 10 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (3.50%) Build Automation
10 8 (3.11%) Release Management
11 6 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (1.95%) Change Management
13 4 (1.56%) Service Delivery
13 4 (1.56%) Load Balancing
14 3 (1.17%) Load Testing
14 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Architecture
14 3 (1.17%) Infrastructure Management
14 3 (1.17%) Performance Tuning
15 2 (0.78%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.07%) SQL
2 34 (13.23%) PowerShell
3 24 (9.34%) Ruby
4 23 (8.95%) Bash Shell
4 23 (8.95%) PHP
5 22 (8.56%) Java
5 22 (8.56%) Perl
6 13 (5.06%) C
7 8 (3.11%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.72%) VBScript
9 6 (2.33%) Python
10 3 (1.17%) sed
10 3 (1.17%) AWK
11 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (13.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (11.67%) MCSE
3 28 (10.89%) Security Cleared
4 27 (10.51%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (8.95%) SC Cleared
6 20 (7.78%) CCA
7 13 (5.06%) MCP
8 12 (4.67%) CCEA
8 12 (4.67%) CCEE
9 9 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (3.50%) CCNA
10 6 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (1.56%) CCAA
12 3 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.17%) MCITP
12 3 (1.17%) Degree
12 3 (1.17%) MCSA
13 2 (0.78%) CCIA
13 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.28%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (54.09%) XenApp
2 121 (47.08%) Active Directory
3 106 (41.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (38.52%) XenDesktop
5 53 (20.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 41 (15.95%) Hyper-V
7 37 (14.40%) vSphere
8 21 (8.17%) Xen
9 18 (7.00%) VMware ESX
10 15 (5.84%) Terminal Services
11 14 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (5.06%) Samba
12 13 (5.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (4.67%) Postfix
14 9 (3.50%) VMware Server
14 9 (3.50%) vCloud
15 8 (3.11%) Oracle RMAN
16 6 (2.33%) ISA Server
17 3 (1.17%) MetaFrame
17 3 (1.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 50 (19.46%) SCCM
2 23 (8.95%) Puppet
3 19 (7.39%) SCOM
4 13 (5.06%) ZABBIX
5 10 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.50%) HP Data Protector
6 9 (3.50%) Salt
7 8 (3.11%) Tivoli
8 6 (2.33%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.33%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.95%) SCDPM
10 4 (1.56%) Nagios
10 4 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.17%) Cobbler
11 3 (1.17%) Opsview
12 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 1 (0.39%) WSUS
13 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 229 (89.11%) Citrix
2 166 (64.59%) VMware
3 138 (53.70%) Microsoft
4 51 (19.84%) HP
5 43 (16.73%) AppSense
6 35 (13.62%) Cisco
7 28 (10.89%) Red Hat
8 26 (10.12%) Dell
9 20 (7.78%) Oracle
10 14 (5.45%) EMC
10 14 (5.45%) Compaq
11 8 (3.11%) JBoss
11 8 (3.11%) NetApp
11 8 (3.11%) Symantec
11 8 (3.11%) Remedy
11 8 (3.11%) LANDesk
12 7 (2.72%) 3PAR
12 7 (2.72%) Veeam
12 7 (2.72%) Wyse
13 4 (1.56%) CheckPoint
London
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Rate: £475 - £529 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intapeople
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ITF Solutions
Rate: £155 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £180.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Rate: £245 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £375 - £435 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £30.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Worcester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £180 - £210 per day + or on £35k - £50k pro rata on FTC
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