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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 567 476 454
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -22
Contract jobs citing XenServer 61 139 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.08% 2.63% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 93 72
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£313 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £251 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £413 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £385
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -21.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
Average hourly rate £28.30 £27.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +120.00%

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
5636 5282 5052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.88% 9.66% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 2904 2557
Average daily rate £350 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 626 636
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.13 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -11.72%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -101 61 £313 +4.16% 20
London -25 17 £413 +37.50% 9
South East -10 15 £300 -7.69%
Yorkshire -23 12 £269 -19.47% 3
Hampshire +6 11 £300 -7.69%
North West -22 11 £375 +38.88% 1
North Yorkshire -2 7 £250 -35.48% 1
York -5 7 £250 -35.48%
Lancashire +3 5 £375 +38.88%
City of London -23 4 £400 +33.33% 1
Blackpool -3 3 £375 +38.88%
East of England -5 3 £400 - 5
Manchester - 3 £238 -
Birmingham +8 2 £150 -50.08%
West Midlands -15 2 £150 -45.45%
West Yorkshire -23 2 £275 - 2
Southampton - 2 £306 -
Winchester - 2 £323 -
Lewes +8 1 £350 -6.66%
Lytham St Annes +6 1 £451 +50.49%
Berkshire +4 1 - -
East Sussex -4 1 £350 +31.45%
Essex -5 1 - -
Surrey -6 1 £375 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire -10 1 £400 - 3
Nottingham -12 1 - -
Cambridge -14 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire -16 1 - -
East Midlands -17 1 - - 1
Leeds -29 1 £325 - 2

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 128 (84.21%) Citrix
2 111 (73.03%) VMware
3 108 (71.05%) Windows
4 89 (58.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 79 (51.97%) XenApp
6 72 (47.37%) Microsoft
6 72 (47.37%) Active Directory
7 50 (32.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (30.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (28.95%) vSphere
10 41 (26.97%) HP
10 41 (26.97%) Firewall
11 40 (26.32%) Cisco
11 40 (26.32%) DNS
12 39 (25.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 38 (25.00%) DHCP
14 37 (24.34%) LAN
14 37 (24.34%) NetScaler
14 37 (24.34%) XenDesktop
15 36 (23.68%) WAN
16 33 (21.71%) ITIL
17 31 (20.39%) SQL
18 30 (19.74%) MS Exchange
18 30 (19.74%) PowerShell
19 27 (17.76%) IIS
19 27 (17.76%) NetApp
20 25 (16.45%) SAN
20 25 (16.45%) VPN
20 25 (16.45%) Exchange Server 2010
21 24 (15.79%) Hyper-V

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (19.74%) MS Exchange
2 27 (17.76%) IIS
3 25 (16.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (11.84%) Lync
5 17 (11.18%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (5.26%) Apache
8 7 (4.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (3.29%) nginx
9 5 (3.29%) Confluence
9 5 (3.29%) MediaWiki
10 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.63%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.63%) WorkSite
11 3 (1.97%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.66%) TPMS
Applications
1 23 (15.13%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.58%) MS Visio
2 10 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.95%) MS Office
4 3 (1.97%) Vectorworks
4 3 (1.97%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.32%) MS Project
5 2 (1.32%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.95%) Office 365
3 4 (2.63%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.97%) SaaS
4 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.32%) PaaS
5 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (26.97%) Firewall
2 40 (26.32%) DNS
3 38 (25.00%) DHCP
4 37 (24.34%) LAN
4 37 (24.34%) NetScaler
5 36 (23.68%) WAN
6 25 (16.45%) SAN
6 25 (16.45%) VPN
7 18 (11.84%) VLAN
8 16 (10.53%) Network Security
8 16 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (9.21%) MPLS
10 10 (6.58%) OSPF
10 10 (6.58%) BGP
10 10 (6.58%) IPsec
11 9 (5.92%) Internet
12 8 (5.26%) Wireless
12 8 (5.26%) SSL
12 8 (5.26%) TCP/IP
13 7 (4.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) MySQL
2 8 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.26%) Big Data
3 5 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.24%) Hudson
3 5 (3.29%) Subversion
3 5 (3.29%) JIRA
3 5 (3.29%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.32%) MSI
5 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (10.53%) Finance
2 4 (2.63%) Law
2 4 (2.63%) Banking
2 4 (2.63%) Retail
3 2 (1.32%) Billing
3 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.32%) Marketing
3 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.32%) Electronics
3 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (15.79%) Citrix Engineer
2 19 (12.50%) Architect
2 19 (12.50%) Consultant
3 17 (11.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (7.89%) Network Engineer
4 12 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (7.24%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.24%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (6.58%) Administrator
6 10 (6.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Citrix Specialist
7 7 (4.61%) Citrix Consultant
8 6 (3.95%) Technical Architect
8 6 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.29%) Network Manager
9 5 (3.29%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (3.29%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (2.63%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.29%) Web Services
2 4 (2.63%) LAMP
3 2 (1.32%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.66%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.47%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.95%) PKI
3 5 (3.29%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.29%) Wiki
3 5 (3.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.97%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.97%) Clustering
6 2 (1.32%) VLE
6 2 (1.32%) DTV
6 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.66%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 108 (71.05%) Windows
2 50 (32.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (30.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (25.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (15.79%) Linux
6 16 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.58%) UNIX
8 7 (4.61%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.61%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.29%) CentOS
9 5 (3.29%) Debian
9 5 (3.29%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.29%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.32%) VMS
10 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.32%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) ITIL
2 17 (11.18%) Change Management
3 15 (9.87%) Project Management
4 14 (9.21%) DevOps
5 13 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (8.55%) Configuration Management
6 12 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (7.24%) Infrastructure Management
7 11 (7.24%) Server Building
8 8 (5.26%) Analytics
8 8 (5.26%) Data Analytics
8 8 (5.26%) Migration
8 8 (5.26%) Process Management
8 8 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.61%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.61%) Software Deployment
9 7 (4.61%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.95%) Change Control
10 6 (3.95%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.95%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.39%) SQL
2 30 (19.74%) PowerShell
3 17 (11.18%) PHP
4 13 (8.55%) Python
5 12 (7.89%) Bash Shell
6 11 (7.24%) Ruby
7 10 (6.58%) Perl
8 7 (4.61%) VBScript
9 5 (3.29%) Java
10 1 (0.66%) C
10 1 (0.66%) C#
10 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (11.18%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (9.87%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.89%) CCNA
5 11 (7.24%) Citrix Certification
6 10 (6.58%) MCSE
7 9 (5.92%) CCNP
7 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.61%) CCA
9 6 (3.95%) MCSA
9 6 (3.95%) MCITP
9 6 (3.95%) Degree
10 5 (3.29%) CCSE
11 4 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.63%) CCAA
11 4 (2.63%) CCIA
12 3 (1.97%) VCP5
12 3 (1.97%) VCP4
12 3 (1.97%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.97%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.32%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 89 (58.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (51.97%) XenApp
3 72 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 44 (28.95%) vSphere
5 37 (24.34%) XenDesktop
6 24 (15.79%) Hyper-V
7 23 (15.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (4.61%) iptables
9 6 (3.95%) VMware ESX
9 6 (3.95%) vCloud
10 5 (3.29%) Postfix
10 5 (3.29%) ProxySG
10 5 (3.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (3.29%) Samba
11 3 (1.97%) MetaFrame
11 3 (1.97%) Xen
12 2 (1.32%) KVM
13 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (10.53%) SCCM
2 15 (9.87%) Puppet
3 13 (8.55%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.58%) Salt
5 8 (5.26%) EdgeSight
6 6 (3.95%) XenMobile
6 6 (3.95%) Ansible
7 5 (3.29%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (3.29%) ZABBIX
7 5 (3.29%) Cacti
7 5 (3.29%) Nagios
8 4 (2.63%) SCOM
8 4 (2.63%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.32%) Nessus
10 2 (1.32%) WMI
10 2 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (84.21%) Citrix
2 111 (73.03%) VMware
3 72 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 41 (26.97%) HP
5 40 (26.32%) Cisco
6 27 (17.76%) NetApp
7 19 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 16 (10.53%) Dell
9 15 (9.87%) Juniper
9 15 (9.87%) IBM
10 13 (8.55%) Symantec
10 13 (8.55%) AppSense
11 11 (7.24%) F5
12 10 (6.58%) Altiris
12 10 (6.58%) Blue Coat
12 10 (6.58%) Brocade
13 9 (5.92%) 3PAR
14 7 (4.61%) Veeam
14 7 (4.61%) Red Hat
15 6 (3.95%) Zerto
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