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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 543 611 482
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -129
Contract jobs citing XenServer 117 63 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.11% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 1.78% 1.04% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 46 90
Median daily rate £278 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.12% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £188 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £501 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 10
Median hourly rate £30.75 £28.30 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.65% +2.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 - £27.50

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
6589 6030 5521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.20% 10.57% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4125 3422 2983
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £195 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 611 662
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

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 27 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenServer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

XenServer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

XenServer
Top 30 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 27 July 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 +32 109 £276 -11.84% 16
North East - 61 £246 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 60 £246 -
Tyne and Wear - 60 £246 -
London +6 20 £400 - 4
South East -2 13 £425 +41.66% 7
West Midlands -30 8 £351 +134.16% 1
Hampshire -1 6 £550 +83.33%
City of London +50 4 £375 -6.25%
East of England +21 4 £285 -28.75% 1
Birmingham -11 4 £464 +209.16%
Worcestershire - 4 £240 - 1
Worcester - 4 £240 - 1
Berkshire +8 3 £313 - 5
County Antrim - 3 £450 - 1
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Belfast - 3 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +18 2 £375 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Banbury - 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 £400 - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £313 -
South West - 2 £313 -
Wales - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Kent +9 1 - - 1
Essex +4 1 £195 -
East Midlands -1 1 £425 -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 213 (90.64%) Citrix
2 191 (81.28%) Windows
3 169 (71.91%) XenDesktop
4 163 (69.36%) VMware
5 162 (68.94%) XenApp
6 148 (62.98%) Active Directory
7 138 (58.72%) Windows Server
8 118 (50.21%) Microsoft
9 103 (43.83%) DHCP
9 103 (43.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 98 (41.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 93 (39.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 86 (36.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 83 (35.32%) AppSense
14 72 (30.64%) SCCM
14 72 (30.64%) ITIL
15 67 (28.51%) DNS
16 59 (25.11%) HP
16 59 (25.11%) Security Cleared
17 56 (23.83%) Degree
18 55 (23.40%) Computer Science
19 51 (21.70%) SC Cleared
19 51 (21.70%) Software Delivery
20 49 (20.85%) Project Management
21 48 (20.43%) XenMobile
22 46 (19.57%) MS Exchange
22 46 (19.57%) PowerShell
23 45 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
23 45 (19.15%) ThinPrint
24 44 (18.72%) Hyper-V

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 46 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 34 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 34 (14.47%) IIS
3 33 (14.04%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.11%) OpenStack
5 11 (4.68%) Apache
6 8 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.98%) JBoss
8 5 (2.13%) Confluence
8 5 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.13%) MediaWiki
8 5 (2.13%) nginx
8 5 (2.13%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.28%) CloudStack
9 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.28%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (5.11%) MS Office
2 10 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) ImageReady
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.40%) Office 365
4 7 (2.98%) PaaS
5 5 (2.13%) IaaS
6 3 (1.28%) SaaS
7 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.43%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 103 (43.83%) DHCP
2 67 (28.51%) DNS
3 38 (16.17%) NetScaler
4 26 (11.06%) Firewall
5 15 (6.38%) SAN
6 12 (5.11%) VLAN
7 10 (4.26%) NAS
8 9 (3.83%) LAN
8 9 (3.83%) SMS
8 9 (3.83%) WAN
9 8 (3.40%) LDAP
9 8 (3.40%) TCP/IP
10 7 (2.98%) Wireless
11 6 (2.55%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.55%) VPN
12 5 (2.13%) VoIP
13 4 (1.70%) BGP
13 4 (1.70%) EIGRP
13 4 (1.70%) IPv6
13 4 (1.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.68%) MySQL
3 5 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (8.51%) MSI
2 16 (6.81%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.68%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.40%) Subversion
5 6 (2.55%) JIRA
6 5 (2.13%) Hudson
7 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (6.81%) Finance
2 6 (2.55%) Legal
3 3 (1.28%) Banking
3 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.43%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Law
5 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.43%) Publishing
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (26.38%) Support Engineer
2 39 (16.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 35 (14.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 33 (14.04%) Citrix Engineer
5 24 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (9.79%) Citrix Support
7 22 (9.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (9.36%) Consultant
8 21 (8.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (7.66%) Architect
9 18 (7.66%) Citrix Support Engineer
10 15 (6.38%) Citrix Consultant
11 13 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.83%) Desktop Support
12 9 (3.83%) Infrastructure Support
12 9 (3.83%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (3.40%) Server Engineer
14 7 (2.98%) Network Engineer
14 7 (2.98%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.26%) LAMP
2 5 (2.13%) .NET
2 5 (2.13%) libvirt
2 5 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (0.85%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (0.85%) XML
4 1 (0.43%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 55 (23.40%) Computer Science
2 29 (12.34%) Management Information System
3 25 (10.64%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.40%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.55%) PKI
7 5 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.13%) Clustering
7 5 (2.13%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.13%) Wiki
8 4 (1.70%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.70%) PDA
9 3 (1.28%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.28%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.28%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.85%) CMDB
10 2 (0.85%) DataPower
10 2 (0.85%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.85%) NHS
10 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 191 (81.28%) Windows
2 138 (58.72%) Windows Server
3 103 (43.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (36.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (12.34%) Linux
7 26 (11.06%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.26%) CentOS
9 10 (4.26%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.98%) Unix
11 6 (2.55%) Debian
11 6 (2.55%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.85%) AIX
13 2 (0.85%) VMS
13 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (30.64%) ITIL
2 51 (21.70%) Software Delivery
3 49 (20.85%) Project Management
4 38 (16.17%) Business Continuity
5 37 (15.74%) Service Delivery
6 26 (11.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 17 (7.23%) DevOps
7 17 (7.23%) Software Distribution
8 15 (6.38%) Migration
9 12 (5.11%) Load Balancing
10 11 (4.68%) Infrastructure Management
11 9 (3.83%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.98%) Change Management
12 7 (2.98%) High Availability
13 6 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
14 5 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (2.13%) Kernel Tuning
14 5 (2.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 43 (18.30%) SQL
3 29 (12.34%) VBScript
4 25 (10.64%) VB
5 23 (9.79%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.38%) Bash Shell
6 15 (6.38%) Python
7 7 (2.98%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.55%) Perl
9 5 (2.13%) C++
9 5 (2.13%) Ruby
10 4 (1.70%) Java
11 3 (1.28%) C
11 3 (1.28%) PHP
12 2 (0.85%) C#
13 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 59 (25.11%) Security Cleared
2 56 (23.83%) Degree
3 51 (21.70%) SC Cleared
4 28 (11.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (5.53%) CCNA
5 13 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (4.26%) MCSE
8 6 (2.55%) CCA
8 6 (2.55%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.13%) CCNP
9 5 (2.13%) RHCA
9 5 (2.13%) RHCE
9 5 (2.13%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.43%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 169 (71.91%) XenDesktop
2 162 (68.94%) XenApp
3 148 (62.98%) Active Directory
4 98 (41.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 93 (39.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 44 (18.72%) Hyper-V
7 28 (11.91%) vSphere
8 12 (5.11%) KVM
9 10 (4.26%) iptables
9 10 (4.26%) Xen
10 9 (3.83%) VMware ESX
11 7 (2.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (2.55%) NFS
12 6 (2.55%) Postfix
12 6 (2.55%) Terminal Services
13 5 (2.13%) Samba
13 5 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (1.70%) MetaFrame
14 4 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (1.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 72 (30.64%) SCCM
2 48 (20.43%) XenMobile
3 42 (17.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 40 (17.02%) SafeCom
5 36 (15.32%) EdgeSight
6 18 (7.66%) Puppet
7 8 (3.40%) SCOM
8 6 (2.55%) ZABBIX
9 5 (2.13%) Ansible
9 5 (2.13%) HAProxy
9 5 (2.13%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.70%) SCOrch
10 4 (1.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.28%) Cobbler
11 3 (1.28%) Salt
11 3 (1.28%) Terraform
11 3 (1.28%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.85%) everRun
12 2 (0.85%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 213 (90.64%) Citrix
2 163 (69.36%) VMware
3 118 (50.21%) Microsoft
4 83 (35.32%) AppSense
5 59 (25.11%) HP
6 45 (19.15%) ThinPrint
7 38 (16.17%) SAP
8 17 (7.23%) Red Hat
9 14 (5.96%) Dell
10 12 (5.11%) Cisco
11 9 (3.83%) CheckPoint
11 9 (3.83%) Rackspace
12 8 (3.40%) NetApp
13 6 (2.55%) Oracle
13 6 (2.55%) Symantec
14 5 (2.13%) EMC
15 4 (1.70%) Altiris
15 4 (1.70%) Compaq
15 4 (1.70%) IronPort
15 4 (1.70%) Wyse
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