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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 516 463 477
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +14
Contract jobs citing XenServer 76 108 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.45% 2.08% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 73 43
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£351 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +121.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £135.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -78.70%

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
5242 5201 4496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.16% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2678 2109
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 622 757
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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 -60 73 £353 +6.89% 26
London -15 24 £380 +9.35% 13
South East -33 11 £225 -39.18% 3
South West -26 10 £425 +61.13% 4
North West -8 8 £351 +32.26% 2
Hampshire -15 7 £226 -27.60% 2
East of England -16 7 £263 -19.23%
City of London +5 6 £325 +44.44% 3
Manchester -8 6 £351 +16.83% 1
Bristol -9 6 £438 - 1
West Midlands -1 5 £225 -39.18% 1
East Midlands +9 4 £615 +251.42%
York +2 4 £425 +13.33%
North Yorkshire 0 4 £425 +20.56%
Yorkshire -13 4 £425 +14.86% 2
Portsmouth - 4 £178 - 2
Reading +19 3 - -
Berkshire -3 3 - - 1
Nottingham - 3 £623 -
Worcestershire - 3 £225 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £623 -
Worcester - 3 £225 -
Hertfordshire +5 2 - -
Coventry -1 2 £230 -37.83%
Somerset -9 2 - -
Essex -9 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £420 - 2
Watford - 2 - -
Cheshire +5 1 - -
Surrey -6 1 £225 -31.29%

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 197 (82.77%) Citrix
2 180 (75.63%) Windows
3 167 (70.17%) VMware
4 112 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (46.64%) Microsoft
6 109 (45.80%) Active Directory
6 109 (45.80%) XenApp
7 105 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 80 (33.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 67 (28.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (26.47%) MS Exchange
11 61 (25.63%) Linux
11 61 (25.63%) XenDesktop
12 58 (24.37%) SCCM
12 58 (24.37%) Firewall
13 53 (22.27%) ITIL
14 51 (21.43%) Cisco
15 49 (20.59%) DNS
16 47 (19.75%) Hyper-V
17 43 (18.07%) Microsoft App-V
17 43 (18.07%) DHCP
18 42 (17.65%) HP
19 41 (17.23%) NetScaler
20 36 (15.13%) vSphere
20 36 (15.13%) VLAN
21 35 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
22 34 (14.29%) Security Cleared
23 33 (13.87%) SC Cleared
23 33 (13.87%) CentOS
24 31 (13.03%) PowerShell

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 63 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 35 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (9.66%) Apache
5 20 (8.40%) Tomcat
6 19 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (7.14%) SharePoint
8 15 (6.30%) WebSphere
9 14 (5.88%) WebLogic
9 14 (5.88%) Lync
9 14 (5.88%) JBoss
9 14 (5.88%) GlassFish
10 12 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (3.78%) IIS
12 6 (2.52%) nginx
12 6 (2.52%) Confluence
12 6 (2.52%) MediaWiki
13 5 (2.10%) OpenStack
14 3 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.84%) WorkSite
Applications
1 21 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.72%) MS Office
3 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.78%) Office 365
2 4 (1.68%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.26%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 58 (24.37%) Firewall
2 49 (20.59%) DNS
3 43 (18.07%) DHCP
4 41 (17.23%) NetScaler
5 36 (15.13%) VLAN
6 30 (12.61%) SAN
7 27 (11.34%) WAN
8 25 (10.50%) LAN
9 23 (9.66%) VPN
10 20 (8.40%) LDAP
10 20 (8.40%) VoIP
11 11 (4.62%) NAS
12 10 (4.20%) OSPF
13 8 (3.36%) iSCSI
13 8 (3.36%) TCP/IP
13 8 (3.36%) MPLS
13 8 (3.36%) SSL
14 7 (2.94%) SMS
14 7 (2.94%) BGP
15 6 (2.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.62%) MySQL
3 6 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.26%) Big Data
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (7.14%) Hudson
1 17 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.78%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.36%) MSI
3 8 (3.36%) Subversion
4 6 (2.52%) JIRA
5 2 (0.84%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 18 (7.56%) Banking
2 15 (6.30%) Finance
3 6 (2.52%) Legal
4 4 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.26%) Publishing
5 3 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.84%) Law
6 2 (0.84%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Retail
7 1 (0.42%) German Language
7 1 (0.42%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 46 (19.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (12.18%) Administrator
3 23 (9.66%) Server Engineer
4 22 (9.24%) Consultant
4 22 (9.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (8.40%) Analyst
6 19 (7.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (7.56%) Architect
8 16 (6.72%) Support Engineer
9 15 (6.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.46%) Citrix Engineer
11 11 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
11 11 (4.62%) Citrix Consultant
11 11 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (4.20%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (3.36%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (3.36%) Technical Engineer
13 8 (3.36%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.24%) LAMP
2 9 (3.78%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.84%) COM
3 2 (0.84%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.72%) Kindle
2 13 (5.46%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.20%) PDA
4 9 (3.78%) Open Source
5 8 (3.36%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.36%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.36%) Clustering
6 7 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.52%) Wiki
8 4 (1.68%) IBM XIV
9 3 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.26%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.26%) Replication
10 2 (0.84%) NHS
10 2 (0.84%) PKI
10 2 (0.84%) Online Games
10 2 (0.84%) iPad
11 1 (0.42%) Celerra
11 1 (0.42%) CCTV
11 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 180 (75.63%) Windows
2 112 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (33.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (28.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (25.63%) Linux
6 33 (13.87%) CentOS
7 26 (10.92%) Ubuntu
8 23 (9.66%) Windows 7
9 20 (8.40%) UNIX
10 17 (7.14%) Windows XP
11 14 (5.88%) Debian
12 10 (4.20%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.68%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.68%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.26%) VMS
14 3 (1.26%) Android
14 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.27%) ITIL
2 23 (9.66%) DevOps
3 22 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.14%) Project Management
6 15 (6.30%) Migration
6 15 (6.30%) Release Management
7 10 (4.20%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.20%) Build Automation
8 8 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (2.52%) Change Control
9 6 (2.52%) Data Modelling
9 6 (2.52%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.52%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (2.52%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (2.52%) Database Theory
9 6 (2.52%) Relational Database Theory
10 5 (2.10%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.03%) PowerShell
2 26 (10.92%) SQL
3 23 (9.66%) Perl
3 23 (9.66%) PHP
3 23 (9.66%) Bash Shell
4 22 (9.24%) Ruby
5 19 (7.98%) C
6 15 (6.30%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.20%) Java
8 5 (2.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 33 (13.87%) SC Cleared
3 30 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (10.08%) MCSE
5 22 (9.24%) Citrix Certification
6 19 (7.98%) CCA
7 17 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (5.46%) CCNA
9 10 (4.20%) CCEA
9 10 (4.20%) MCP
10 9 (3.78%) CCIA
11 8 (3.36%) Degree
11 8 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.52%) MCTS
13 5 (2.10%) MCITP
13 5 (2.10%) CCEE
14 4 (1.68%) CCSE
14 4 (1.68%) CCNP
15 3 (1.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.26%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.18%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.10%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (45.80%) Active Directory
1 109 (45.80%) XenApp
2 105 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (25.63%) XenDesktop
4 47 (19.75%) Hyper-V
5 43 (18.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 36 (15.13%) vSphere
7 17 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 17 (7.14%) Samba
8 14 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (5.46%) VMware ESX
10 10 (4.20%) Terminal Services
10 10 (4.20%) VMware Server
11 6 (2.52%) Postfix
12 4 (1.68%) NFS
13 3 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.26%) KVM
14 2 (0.84%) Ceph
14 2 (0.84%) vCloud
14 2 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 58 (24.37%) SCCM
2 26 (10.92%) SCOM
3 25 (10.50%) Puppet
4 23 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (8.82%) Salt
6 19 (7.98%) Tivoli
7 8 (3.36%) EdgeSight
8 7 (2.94%) SCVMM
9 6 (2.52%) ZABBIX
10 5 (2.10%) NetBackup
10 5 (2.10%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (1.68%) HP SIM
12 3 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (1.26%) Nagios
12 3 (1.26%) Cobbler
12 3 (1.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.84%) Opsview
13 2 (0.84%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 197 (82.77%) Citrix
2 167 (70.17%) VMware
3 111 (46.64%) Microsoft
4 51 (21.43%) Cisco
5 42 (17.65%) HP
6 31 (13.03%) Red Hat
7 22 (9.24%) AppSense
8 17 (7.14%) Oracle
8 17 (7.14%) WatchGuard
9 16 (6.72%) NetApp
10 15 (6.30%) Dell
11 14 (5.88%) IBM
11 14 (5.88%) LANDesk
12 8 (3.36%) Altiris
13 7 (2.94%) CheckPoint
14 6 (2.52%) Symantec
14 6 (2.52%) F5
15 5 (2.10%) Splunk
15 5 (2.10%) Cyber-Ark
15 5 (2.10%) 3PAR
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