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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 498 461 441
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -20
Contract jobs citing XenServer 96 139 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.79% 2.66% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 85 73
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£425 £331 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -14.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 4
Average hourly rate £30.75 £23.25 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.25% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £20.38 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £33.70 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £23.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+32.25% -5.10%

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
5359 5226 4517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.62% 9.46% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2979 2681 2160
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 598 639
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -33 96 £425 +30.76% 30
London -9 38 £425 +30.76% 8
North West -21 13 £300 +14.83% 5
East of England +26 12 £350 -12.50% 1
South East -26 12 £325 -9.09% 7
South West +8 9 £450 +5.88% 4
City of London 0 9 £345 +6.15% 1
Lancashire 0 8 £300 +14.83%
Bristol +9 7 £450 +5.88% 2
Berkshire -3 7 £425 +16.43% 1
Hertfordshire +9 6 - - 1
East Midlands +7 6 £325 -16.12%
Blackpool -6 6 £300 +15.38%
Yorkshire -19 6 £425 +17.24% 3
Nottinghamshire - 6 £325 -
Reading +1 5 £425 +16.43%
Nottingham - 5 £325 -
North Yorkshire +1 4 £425 +6.25%
York -1 4 £425 +6.25%
Norfolk - 4 £350 -
Cheshire -5 3 £375 - 1
West Midlands -11 3 - - 1
Watford - 3 - -
Runcorn +3 2 £375 -
Surrey -5 2 £250 -37.50% 2
Staffordshire - 2 - -
St Albans - 2 - -
Tamworth - 2 - -
Feltham - 2 £438 -
Woking - 2 £250 -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 130 (77.84%) VMware
2 123 (73.65%) Citrix
3 110 (65.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (64.67%) Windows
5 76 (45.51%) Microsoft
6 64 (38.32%) XenApp
7 61 (36.53%) Firewall
8 58 (34.73%) Active Directory
9 55 (32.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (26.35%) Cisco
10 44 (26.35%) XenDesktop
11 43 (25.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 43 (25.75%) HP
12 42 (25.15%) Linux
13 41 (24.55%) DNS
14 40 (23.95%) LAN
15 37 (22.16%) WAN
16 36 (21.56%) DHCP
17 35 (20.96%) vSphere
18 34 (20.36%) Hyper-V
19 33 (19.76%) OSPF
20 31 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
20 31 (18.56%) VPN
21 29 (17.37%) MS Exchange
22 28 (16.77%) Microsoft App-V
22 28 (16.77%) DevOps
23 27 (16.17%) Puppet
23 27 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
24 26 (15.57%) SCCM
24 26 (15.57%) Jenkins

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 29 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.98%) Apache
3 19 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (10.18%) Confluence
4 17 (10.18%) MediaWiki
5 16 (9.58%) IIS
6 15 (8.98%) SharePoint
7 14 (8.38%) nginx
8 11 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (2.99%) WorkSite
11 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (2.40%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.80%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.80%) Lync
13 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.59%) MS Office
3 7 (4.19%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.40%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.80%) SaaS
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (36.53%) Firewall
2 41 (24.55%) DNS
3 40 (23.95%) LAN
4 37 (22.16%) WAN
5 36 (21.56%) DHCP
6 33 (19.76%) OSPF
7 31 (18.56%) VPN
8 21 (12.57%) SAN
9 20 (11.98%) Network Security
10 19 (11.38%) IPsec
10 19 (11.38%) LDAP
10 19 (11.38%) BGP
11 18 (10.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (10.78%) BIG-IP
12 17 (10.18%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (10.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 17 (10.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 16 (9.58%) IPv6
13 16 (9.58%) EIGRP
14 15 (8.98%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.18%) PostgreSQL
1 17 (10.18%) MySQL
2 12 (7.19%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.99%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.39%) Big Data
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (15.57%) Jenkins
2 25 (14.97%) Hudson
3 18 (10.78%) Git (software)
4 17 (10.18%) JIRA
4 17 (10.18%) Subversion
5 3 (1.80%) MSI
6 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (11.98%) Finance
2 6 (3.59%) Legal
3 2 (1.20%) Banking
3 2 (1.20%) Retail
3 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.60%) Publishing
4 1 (0.60%) Law
4 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (13.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (13.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (11.98%) Citrix Engineer
4 16 (9.58%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.98%) Network Engineer
5 15 (8.98%) Server Engineer
5 15 (8.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.38%) Consultant
7 12 (7.19%) Architect
7 12 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (6.59%) Administrator
9 10 (5.99%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 8 (4.79%) Analyst
12 7 (4.19%) Citrix Specialist
12 7 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 6 (3.59%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
13 6 (3.59%) Server Support
14 5 (2.99%) Project Manager
14 5 (2.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.79%) LAMP
2 4 (2.40%) Web Services
3 2 (1.20%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.60%) Middleware
4 1 (0.60%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Wiki
2 9 (5.39%) Clustering
3 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.59%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.40%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.40%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.40%) PDA
5 4 (2.40%) PKI
5 4 (2.40%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.80%) IBM XIV
7 2 (1.20%) iPad
7 2 (1.20%) Open Source
7 2 (1.20%) VLE
7 2 (1.20%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 108 (64.67%) Windows
2 55 (32.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (25.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (25.15%) Linux
5 26 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.18%) CentOS
7 15 (8.98%) Ubuntu
8 14 (8.38%) Debian
8 14 (8.38%) UNIX
9 12 (7.19%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.59%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.99%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.80%) VMS
13 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.20%) Android
13 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.77%) DevOps
2 27 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (14.37%) ITIL
3 24 (14.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (11.98%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (8.98%) Configuration Management
5 15 (8.98%) Build Automation
6 11 (6.59%) Project Management
7 10 (5.99%) Data Modelling
7 10 (5.99%) Database Theory
7 10 (5.99%) Relational Database Theory
8 9 (5.39%) Analytics
8 9 (5.39%) Data Analytics
8 9 (5.39%) Change Control
8 9 (5.39%) Process Management
9 8 (4.79%) Migration
9 8 (4.79%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.79%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.59%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.37%) SQL
2 23 (13.77%) PHP
2 23 (13.77%) Bash Shell
3 22 (13.17%) Ruby
4 21 (12.57%) Perl
5 15 (8.98%) Python
6 12 (7.19%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.59%) Java
8 6 (3.59%) C
9 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.60%) VBScript
9 1 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (12.57%) Security Cleared
3 17 (10.18%) CCSE
3 17 (10.18%) Citrix Certification
3 17 (10.18%) CCNP
4 15 (8.98%) CCA
5 14 (8.38%) CCNA
5 14 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (7.78%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.59%) MCSE
8 9 (5.39%) CCIA
8 9 (5.39%) Degree
9 8 (4.79%) CCEA
10 5 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.40%) CCSP
11 4 (2.40%) HNC
12 3 (1.80%) MCITP
12 3 (1.80%) CCAA
13 2 (1.20%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.40%) SLA
2 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 110 (65.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (38.32%) XenApp
3 58 (34.73%) Active Directory
4 44 (26.35%) XenDesktop
5 35 (20.96%) vSphere
6 34 (20.36%) Hyper-V
7 28 (16.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (11.38%) iptables
9 17 (10.18%) Samba
9 17 (10.18%) Postfix
10 9 (5.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (3.59%) vCloud
11 6 (3.59%) VMware ESX
11 6 (3.59%) Terminal Services
12 5 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (2.40%) VMware Server
14 3 (1.80%) Xen
15 2 (1.20%) KVM
15 2 (1.20%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (16.17%) Puppet
2 26 (15.57%) SCCM
3 21 (12.57%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (10.78%) Salt
5 17 (10.18%) ZABBIX
6 9 (5.39%) Ansible
6 9 (5.39%) SCOM
7 6 (3.59%) EdgeSight
8 4 (2.40%) XenMobile
8 4 (2.40%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.80%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.20%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.20%) Cacti
10 2 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (1.20%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.20%) Nessus
10 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 130 (77.84%) VMware
2 123 (73.65%) Citrix
3 76 (45.51%) Microsoft
4 44 (26.35%) Cisco
5 43 (25.75%) HP
6 25 (14.97%) CheckPoint
7 23 (13.77%) F5
8 20 (11.98%) Red Hat
9 19 (11.38%) Blue Coat
9 19 (11.38%) Juniper
9 19 (11.38%) NetApp
10 17 (10.18%) Dell
10 17 (10.18%) Infoblox
11 16 (9.58%) IBM
12 10 (5.99%) Symantec
13 8 (4.79%) AppSense
14 7 (4.19%) 3PAR
15 6 (3.59%) Brocade
15 6 (3.59%) EMC
16 5 (2.99%) McAfee
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
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