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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 498 568 521
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -47
Contract jobs citing XenServer 141 75 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 2.09% 1.26% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 42 86
Median daily rate £280 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.15% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £178 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £540 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 3
Median hourly rate £31.00 £28.30 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.54% +31.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.79 £28.30 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £28.30 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 - £21.50

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
6738 5965 5534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.60% 10.63% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3370 2996
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 £203 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 614 637
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +64 136 £280 -12.15% 25
North East - 87 £272 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 87 £272 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 87 £272 - 2
South East +9 18 £419 +52.27% 8
London -20 16 £375 -11.76% 7
Hampshire +10 8 £550 +100.00% 1
Birmingham +1 7 £463 +208.33%
West Midlands -17 7 £463 +208.33% 2
City of London +30 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Portsmouth - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £425 -
East of England +9 3 £195 -44.28% 1
Berkshire -1 3 £313 +4.16% 6
Banbury - 3 £395 -
Edinburgh - 3 £350 -
Scotland - 3 £350 -
Reading -5 2 £400 +33.33% 3
Lancashire -7 2 £410 +9.33%
North West -19 2 £410 +9.33% 2
South West - 2 £313 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £313 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £413 -
Preston - 2 £410 -
Belfast - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £195 -
County Antrim - 2 - -
Kent +6 1 - -
East Midlands -2 1 £425 -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 201 (88.94%) Citrix
2 181 (80.09%) Windows
3 158 (69.91%) VMware
4 151 (66.81%) XenDesktop
5 146 (64.60%) XenApp
6 139 (61.50%) Active Directory
7 133 (58.85%) Windows Server
8 107 (47.35%) Microsoft
9 97 (42.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 96 (42.48%) DHCP
11 89 (39.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 87 (38.50%) Microsoft App-V
13 79 (34.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 74 (32.74%) AppSense
15 68 (30.09%) ITIL
16 66 (29.20%) SCCM
17 64 (28.32%) DNS
18 62 (27.43%) HP
19 52 (23.01%) Security Cleared
20 50 (22.12%) SQL
21 49 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
22 48 (21.24%) PowerShell
23 46 (20.35%) Degree
23 46 (20.35%) Software Delivery
24 45 (19.91%) Computer Science
25 44 (19.47%) SC Cleared
26 43 (19.03%) Hyper-V
26 43 (19.03%) Project Management
26 43 (19.03%) XenMobile
27 42 (18.58%) ThinPrint

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 40 (17.70%) MS Exchange
2 34 (15.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (14.60%) IIS
3 33 (14.60%) Skype for Business
4 13 (5.75%) OpenStack
5 7 (3.10%) Apache
5 7 (3.10%) CloudStack
5 7 (3.10%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.65%) JBoss
7 4 (1.77%) Confluence
7 4 (1.77%) MediaWiki
7 4 (1.77%) nginx
8 3 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) ImageReady
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.98%) Office 365
4 8 (3.54%) PaaS
5 6 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.65%) IaaS
6 3 (1.33%) SaaS
7 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.44%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 96 (42.48%) DHCP
2 64 (28.32%) DNS
3 34 (15.04%) NetScaler
4 27 (11.95%) Firewall
5 11 (4.87%) LDAP
6 10 (4.42%) SAN
7 9 (3.98%) LAN
7 9 (3.98%) SMS
7 9 (3.98%) WAN
8 8 (3.54%) VPN
9 7 (3.10%) VLAN
9 7 (3.10%) VoIP
9 7 (3.10%) Wireless
10 5 (2.21%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.77%) BGP
11 4 (1.77%) EIGRP
11 4 (1.77%) IPsec
11 4 (1.77%) Network Security
11 4 (1.77%) OSPF
11 4 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.10%) MySQL
3 5 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (7.96%) MSI
2 11 (4.87%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.98%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.65%) Subversion
5 5 (2.21%) JIRA
6 4 (1.77%) Hudson
7 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (7.52%) Finance
2 6 (2.65%) Banking
2 6 (2.65%) Legal
3 3 (1.33%) Billing
3 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.88%) Publishing
5 1 (0.44%) Back Office
5 1 (0.44%) Law
5 1 (0.44%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 58 (25.66%) Support Engineer
2 35 (15.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 30 (13.27%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 26 (11.50%) Citrix Engineer
4 26 (11.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (9.29%) Consultant
6 19 (8.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (7.96%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (7.96%) Architect
8 17 (7.52%) Citrix Support
9 15 (6.64%) Citrix Consultant
10 13 (5.75%) Citrix Support Engineer
11 12 (5.31%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (4.87%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (4.42%) Server Engineer
14 9 (3.98%) Desktop Support
15 8 (3.54%) Cloud Architect
15 8 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
15 8 (3.54%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.98%) .NET
2 7 (3.10%) LAMP
3 2 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (0.88%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (0.88%) libvirt
3 2 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.88%) Web Services
3 2 (0.88%) XML
4 1 (0.44%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.91%) Computer Science
2 25 (11.06%) Data Centre
3 24 (10.62%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.65%) PKI
5 6 (2.65%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.21%) Grid Computing
7 4 (1.77%) Clustering
7 4 (1.77%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.77%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.77%) Wiki
8 3 (1.33%) CMDB
8 3 (1.33%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.88%) DataPower
9 2 (0.88%) NHS
10 1 (0.44%) User Experience
10 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 181 (80.09%) Windows
2 133 (58.85%) Windows Server
3 97 (42.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (34.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (21.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (13.27%) Linux
7 23 (10.18%) Windows 7
8 14 (6.19%) Unix
9 11 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.98%) CentOS
11 5 (2.21%) Debian
11 5 (2.21%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.21%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.33%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.88%) AIX
13 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.44%) Fedora
14 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.44%) Solaris
14 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (30.09%) ITIL
2 46 (20.35%) Software Delivery
3 43 (19.03%) Project Management
4 32 (14.16%) Business Continuity
5 31 (13.72%) Service Delivery
6 24 (10.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 16 (7.08%) DevOps
7 16 (7.08%) Migration
7 16 (7.08%) Software Distribution
8 12 (5.31%) Configuration Management
8 12 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (4.87%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (4.42%) Load Balancing
11 9 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.54%) Scrum
13 7 (3.10%) Change Management
13 7 (3.10%) DSDM
13 7 (3.10%) RUP
14 6 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.12%) SQL
2 48 (21.24%) PowerShell
3 25 (11.06%) VBScript
4 22 (9.73%) VB
5 20 (8.85%) T-SQL
6 18 (7.96%) Bash Shell
6 18 (7.96%) Python
7 13 (5.75%) Perl
8 12 (5.31%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.98%) Ruby
10 5 (2.21%) C++
11 4 (1.77%) Java
12 3 (1.33%) C
12 3 (1.33%) PHP
13 2 (0.88%) AWK
13 2 (0.88%) C#
13 2 (0.88%) sed
14 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (23.01%) Security Cleared
2 46 (20.35%) Degree
3 44 (19.47%) SC Cleared
4 26 (11.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (6.19%) CCNA
6 14 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (6.19%) MCSE
7 7 (3.10%) CCA
7 7 (3.10%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.77%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.88%) CCNP
9 2 (0.88%) HNC
9 2 (0.88%) RHCA
9 2 (0.88%) RHCE
9 2 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.44%) CCAA
10 1 (0.44%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 151 (66.81%) XenDesktop
2 146 (64.60%) XenApp
3 139 (61.50%) Active Directory
4 89 (39.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 87 (38.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 43 (19.03%) Hyper-V
7 34 (15.04%) vSphere
8 15 (6.64%) VMware ESX
9 14 (6.19%) Xen
10 10 (4.42%) KVM
11 7 (3.10%) Terminal Services
12 6 (2.65%) Brightmail
12 6 (2.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (2.65%) iptables
13 5 (2.21%) Postfix
13 5 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (1.77%) Samba
14 4 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (1.33%) MetaFrame
15 3 (1.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 66 (29.20%) SCCM
2 43 (19.03%) XenMobile
3 37 (16.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 35 (15.49%) SafeCom
5 32 (14.16%) EdgeSight
6 20 (8.85%) Puppet
7 13 (5.75%) SCOM
8 9 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (3.54%) SCOrch
10 7 (3.10%) Cobbler
10 7 (3.10%) Tivoli
11 6 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (2.21%) Ansible
12 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (2.21%) SCVMM
12 5 (2.21%) WSUS
12 5 (2.21%) ZABBIX
13 3 (1.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 3 (1.33%) HP SiteScope
13 3 (1.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 201 (88.94%) Citrix
2 158 (69.91%) VMware
3 107 (47.35%) Microsoft
4 74 (32.74%) AppSense
5 62 (27.43%) HP
6 42 (18.58%) ThinPrint
7 32 (14.16%) SAP
8 16 (7.08%) Dell
8 16 (7.08%) Red Hat
9 14 (6.19%) Cisco
10 9 (3.98%) Oracle
10 9 (3.98%) Rackspace
11 8 (3.54%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.54%) Symantec
12 7 (3.10%) EnterpriseDB
12 7 (3.10%) NetApp
13 6 (2.65%) Compaq
13 6 (2.65%) IronPort
14 5 (2.21%) EMC
15 4 (1.77%) IBM
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £221.00 - £243.10 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Lewis Dunn
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago