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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 516 456 430
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -26
Contract jobs citing XenServer 81 117 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.57% 2.42% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 62 70
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £365 £356
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 2
Average hourly rate £30.75 £23.25 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.25% -5.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £20.13 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £33.90 £28.90
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
5154 4825 4267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.20% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2827 2399 2058
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 567 642
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £34.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +3.17%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -45 80 £425 +21.42% 27
London -2 34 £425 +22.30% 5
South West -2 10 £450 +5.88% 3
South East -37 9 £400 +18.51% 8
East of England +10 8 £333 -1.48% 3
Bristol +3 8 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire -11 8 £425 +6.25% 2
North West -26 8 £310 +18.26% 2
York +8 6 £425 +6.25%
North Yorkshire +4 6 £425 +6.25%
City of London +4 6 £400 +14.28% 2
Berkshire -9 6 £450 +23.28% 2
East Midlands -1 5 £325 -16.12% 2
Nottinghamshire - 5 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire +10 4 - - 1
Nottingham - 4 £325 - 1
Reading +1 3 £450 +23.28%
Cheshire +1 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire -5 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £450 -
St Albans - 2 - -
Essex +10 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -1 1 - - 1
Portsmouth -4 1 - -
West Midlands -6 1 - - 1
East Sussex -8 1 £375 +114.28%
Hampshire -24 1 - - 1
Worcester - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 126 (80.25%) VMware
2 118 (75.16%) Citrix
3 100 (63.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (63.06%) Windows
5 73 (46.50%) Microsoft
6 60 (38.22%) Firewall
6 60 (38.22%) XenApp
7 54 (34.39%) Active Directory
8 52 (33.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (28.03%) Linux
10 40 (25.48%) DNS
10 40 (25.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (24.84%) XenDesktop
12 37 (23.57%) LAN
13 36 (22.93%) Cisco
14 34 (21.66%) WAN
14 34 (21.66%) DHCP
14 34 (21.66%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (21.02%) OSPF
16 32 (20.38%) Microsoft App-V
17 31 (19.75%) Puppet
17 31 (19.75%) DevOps
18 30 (19.11%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (19.11%) MS Exchange
18 30 (19.11%) HP
19 29 (18.47%) SCCM
19 29 (18.47%) Jenkins
19 29 (18.47%) Hyper-V
20 28 (17.83%) Hudson
21 27 (17.20%) vSphere

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 30 (19.11%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (12.74%) Apache
3 17 (10.83%) Confluence
3 17 (10.83%) MediaWiki
4 14 (8.92%) nginx
5 13 (8.28%) SharePoint
5 13 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (6.37%) IIS
6 10 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.82%) Lync
8 3 (1.91%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.91%) WorkSite
9 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.27%) JBoss
9 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.27%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (7.01%) MS Excel
1 11 (7.01%) MS Office
2 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.91%) Office 365
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 60 (38.22%) Firewall
2 40 (25.48%) DNS
3 37 (23.57%) LAN
4 34 (21.66%) WAN
4 34 (21.66%) DHCP
5 33 (21.02%) OSPF
6 24 (15.29%) VPN
7 22 (14.01%) LDAP
8 18 (11.46%) BGP
8 18 (11.46%) IPsec
8 18 (11.46%) BIG-IP
9 17 (10.83%) Cisco IOS
9 17 (10.83%) SAN
9 17 (10.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 17 (10.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 16 (10.19%) IPv6
10 16 (10.19%) EIGRP
10 16 (10.19%) Network Security
11 14 (8.92%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.83%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (9.55%) MySQL
3 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.37%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.55%) Big Data
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (18.47%) Jenkins
2 28 (17.83%) Hudson
3 18 (11.46%) Git (software)
4 17 (10.83%) JIRA
4 17 (10.83%) Subversion
5 3 (1.91%) MSI
6 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (7.64%) Finance
2 6 (3.82%) Legal
3 5 (3.18%) Banking
4 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (15.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (11.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 16 (10.19%) Citrix Engineer
5 14 (8.92%) Network Engineer
6 13 (8.28%) Server Engineer
7 12 (7.64%) Support Engineer
7 12 (7.64%) Architect
8 11 (7.01%) Consultant
8 11 (7.01%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (7.01%) Administrator
9 10 (6.37%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (6.37%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 8 (5.10%) Analyst
11 6 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.82%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
11 6 (3.82%) Wintel Engineer
12 5 (3.18%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
13 4 (2.55%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.64%) LAMP
2 3 (1.91%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.64%) Django
3 1 (0.64%) Middleware
3 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.83%) Wiki
2 9 (5.73%) Clustering
3 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.82%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.82%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.55%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.55%) PDA
6 2 (1.27%) iPad
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.27%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.27%) NHS
6 2 (1.27%) VLE
7 1 (0.64%) PKI
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 99 (63.06%) Windows
2 52 (33.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (28.03%) Linux
4 40 (25.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (12.74%) CentOS
7 18 (11.46%) Ubuntu
8 17 (10.83%) UNIX
9 14 (8.92%) Debian
10 10 (6.37%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.18%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.18%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.91%) VMS
13 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.27%) Android
14 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.75%) DevOps
2 30 (19.11%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (13.38%) ITIL
3 21 (13.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (12.74%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (9.55%) Build Automation
6 14 (8.92%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.37%) Data Modelling
7 10 (6.37%) Database Theory
7 10 (6.37%) Relational Database Theory
8 9 (5.73%) Change Control
9 8 (5.10%) Load Balancing
10 7 (4.46%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.46%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.82%) Project Management
12 5 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (2.55%) Data Analytics
13 4 (2.55%) Analytics
13 4 (2.55%) PRINCE2
13 4 (2.55%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.56%) Bash Shell
2 25 (15.92%) Ruby
3 24 (15.29%) Perl
3 24 (15.29%) SQL
4 23 (14.65%) PHP
5 16 (10.19%) PowerShell
6 14 (8.92%) Python
7 11 (7.01%) Java
8 8 (5.10%) C
9 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.64%) VBScript
10 1 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (21.66%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (14.65%) Security Cleared
3 18 (11.46%) SC Cleared
4 17 (10.83%) CCSE
4 17 (10.83%) CCNP
4 17 (10.83%) CCNA
5 13 (8.28%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (7.64%) CCA
6 12 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (5.73%) Degree
7 9 (5.73%) CCEA
7 9 (5.73%) MCSE
8 7 (4.46%) CCIA
9 5 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.55%) CCSP
10 4 (2.55%) MCITP
11 3 (1.91%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.91%) VCP5
12 2 (1.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.18%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 100 (63.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (38.22%) XenApp
3 54 (34.39%) Active Directory
4 39 (24.84%) XenDesktop
5 32 (20.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 29 (18.47%) Hyper-V
7 27 (17.20%) vSphere
8 20 (12.74%) Samba
9 17 (10.83%) iptables
9 17 (10.83%) Postfix
10 10 (6.37%) Terminal Services
11 9 (5.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (3.82%) VMware ESX
13 4 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (2.55%) VMware Server
14 3 (1.91%) vCloud
15 2 (1.27%) Xen
16 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 31 (19.75%) Puppet
2 29 (18.47%) SCCM
3 24 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (13.38%) Salt
5 17 (10.83%) ZABBIX
6 14 (8.92%) SCOM
7 9 (5.73%) Ansible
8 6 (3.82%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.55%) HP SIM
9 4 (2.55%) Tivoli
9 4 (2.55%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.27%) Cacti
10 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.27%) Nagios
10 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.27%) Nessus
11 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.64%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.64%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 126 (80.25%) VMware
2 118 (75.16%) Citrix
3 73 (46.50%) Microsoft
4 36 (22.93%) Cisco
5 30 (19.11%) HP
6 23 (14.65%) Red Hat
7 20 (12.74%) CheckPoint
8 19 (12.10%) F5
9 18 (11.46%) Blue Coat
10 17 (10.83%) Infoblox
11 14 (8.92%) Juniper
12 13 (8.28%) AppSense
13 12 (7.64%) Dell
13 12 (7.64%) NetApp
14 8 (5.10%) IBM
15 5 (3.18%) Altiris
15 5 (3.18%) Symantec
15 5 (3.18%) EMC
16 4 (2.55%) 3PAR
16 4 (2.55%) Sophos
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