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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenServer
Rank 542 481 451
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -30
Contract jobs citing XenServer 71 115 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 1.31% 2.21% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 82 73
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £256 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £28.30 £25.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +17.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%

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
5414 5202 4914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.87% 9.83% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3078 2831 2411
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 619 632
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £28.63 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 7 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 7 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 -58 71 £325 - 14
London -15 28 £425 +40.72% 5
South East -9 14 £300 -20.00% 1
North West -19 13 £375 +44.23% 1
Yorkshire -21 7 £300 -14.28% 4
Lancashire 0 6 £375 +44.23%
City of London -20 6 £400 +32.45%
Hampshire +4 5 £275 -
East of England -5 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Surrey 0 4 £313 +4.16%
North Yorkshire -4 4 £253 -34.83% 2
York -7 4 £253 -34.83% 1
Manchester - 4 £238 - 1
Blackpool -6 3 £375 +41.50%
West Midlands -9 3 £150 -40.59% 1
Berkshire +13 2 £300 -11.11% 1
Lewes -1 2 £350 -6.66%
Birmingham -1 2 £150 -29.41% 1
Hertfordshire -3 2 - -
East Sussex -12 2 £350 -6.66%
Norfolk - 2 £350 -
Watford - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £306 -
Staines - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes +7 1 £451 +84.27%
Reading +3 1 £300 -20.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -7 1 £400 - 1
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Nottingham -10 1 - -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 126 (78.26%) Citrix
2 118 (73.29%) VMware
3 106 (65.84%) Windows
4 96 (59.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 68 (42.24%) Microsoft
6 66 (40.99%) XenApp
7 63 (39.13%) Active Directory
8 58 (36.02%) Firewall
9 48 (29.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (29.19%) Cisco
11 45 (27.95%) DNS
12 42 (26.09%) DHCP
13 41 (25.47%) LAN
13 41 (25.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 39 (24.22%) WAN
14 39 (24.22%) HP
15 38 (23.60%) vSphere
16 37 (22.98%) Linux
17 34 (21.12%) XenDesktop
18 33 (20.50%) VPN
19 31 (19.25%) SQL
19 31 (19.25%) Cisco Certification
20 30 (18.63%) NetScaler
20 30 (18.63%) Windows Server 2012
21 29 (18.01%) ITIL
22 28 (17.39%) Hyper-V
22 28 (17.39%) Data Centre
23 27 (16.77%) IIS
23 27 (16.77%) CheckPoint
24 26 (16.15%) MS Exchange

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 27 (16.77%) IIS
2 26 (16.15%) MS Exchange
3 21 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (11.18%) SharePoint
5 15 (9.32%) Apache
6 12 (7.45%) MediaWiki
6 12 (7.45%) Confluence
7 11 (6.83%) Lync
8 10 (6.21%) nginx
9 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (2.48%) WebSphere
11 4 (2.48%) WorkSite
11 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.86%) OpenStack
13 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.62%) TPMS
Applications
1 19 (11.80%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.21%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.48%) MS Office
5 3 (1.86%) Vectorworks
5 3 (1.86%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.24%) MS Project
7 1 (0.62%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.11%) Office 365
3 4 (2.48%) Mimecast
3 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.86%) SaaS
5 2 (1.24%) PaaS
5 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (36.02%) Firewall
2 45 (27.95%) DNS
3 42 (26.09%) DHCP
4 41 (25.47%) LAN
5 39 (24.22%) WAN
6 33 (20.50%) VPN
7 30 (18.63%) NetScaler
8 24 (14.91%) OSPF
9 22 (13.66%) SAN
10 19 (11.80%) VLAN
10 19 (11.80%) Network Security
10 19 (11.80%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (10.56%) BGP
11 17 (10.56%) IPsec
12 14 (8.70%) MPLS
12 14 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (8.70%) BIG-IP
13 13 (8.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (8.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 13 (8.07%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.94%) MySQL
2 12 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.45%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.97%) Big Data
4 6 (3.73%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 20 (12.42%) Hudson
3 12 (7.45%) Subversion
3 12 (7.45%) JIRA
3 12 (7.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.86%) MSI
5 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (2.48%) Law
2 4 (2.48%) Retail
3 3 (1.86%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Billing
5 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (13.04%) Citrix Engineer
2 19 (11.80%) Architect
3 18 (11.18%) Network Engineer
3 18 (11.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (11.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (10.56%) Consultant
5 15 (9.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.70%) Administrator
7 11 (6.83%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (5.59%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Citrix Specialist
10 6 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.73%) Citrix Consultant
10 6 (3.73%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.11%) Network Manager
11 5 (3.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 4 (2.48%) Security Engineer
12 4 (2.48%) Server Administrator
12 4 (2.48%) Windows Administrator
12 4 (2.48%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.48%) Web Services
1 4 (2.48%) LAMP
2 1 (0.62%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.62%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.45%) Wiki
3 8 (4.97%) Clustering
4 6 (3.73%) PKI
5 5 (3.11%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.48%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.48%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.86%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.24%) Replication
8 2 (1.24%) VLE
8 2 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.24%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.62%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.62%) PDA
9 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 106 (65.84%) Windows
2 48 (29.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (25.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (22.98%) Linux
5 30 (18.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.56%) Windows 7
7 14 (8.70%) UNIX
8 12 (7.45%) CentOS
9 10 (6.21%) Debian
9 10 (6.21%) Ubuntu
10 8 (4.97%) Windows XP
11 7 (4.35%) Windows 8
12 5 (3.11%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.24%) VMS
13 2 (1.24%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.24%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.01%) ITIL
2 23 (14.29%) DevOps
3 22 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (11.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (9.32%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 13 (8.07%) Project Management
8 11 (6.83%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.21%) Build Automation
10 9 (5.59%) Server Building
11 8 (4.97%) Data Analytics
11 8 (4.97%) Analytics
11 8 (4.97%) Process Management
12 7 (4.35%) Migration
12 7 (4.35%) Software Deployment
13 6 (3.73%) Change Control
13 6 (3.73%) Open Source
13 6 (3.73%) Database Theory
13 6 (3.73%) Relational Database Theory
13 6 (3.73%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.25%) SQL
2 24 (14.91%) PowerShell
3 22 (13.66%) PHP
4 18 (11.18%) Bash Shell
5 17 (10.56%) Ruby
5 17 (10.56%) Python
6 16 (9.94%) Perl
7 7 (4.35%) Java
8 6 (3.73%) VBScript
9 3 (1.86%) C
10 1 (0.62%) C#
10 1 (0.62%) C++
10 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (19.25%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (11.18%) CCNA
3 17 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (10.56%) CCNP
4 16 (9.94%) Security Cleared
5 13 (8.07%) CCSE
6 11 (6.83%) MCSE
7 10 (6.21%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (5.59%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.73%) CCA
9 6 (3.73%) MCSA
9 6 (3.73%) MCITP
9 6 (3.73%) Degree
10 4 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.48%) CCSP
10 4 (2.48%) HNC
11 3 (1.86%) VCP5
11 3 (1.86%) VCP4
11 3 (1.86%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.86%) SLA
1 3 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.24%) QA
System Software
1 96 (59.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (40.99%) XenApp
3 63 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 38 (23.60%) vSphere
5 34 (21.12%) XenDesktop
6 28 (17.39%) Hyper-V
7 24 (14.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (8.70%) iptables
9 12 (7.45%) Samba
9 12 (7.45%) Postfix
10 6 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (3.11%) vCloud
11 5 (3.11%) VMware ESX
11 5 (3.11%) ProxySG
11 5 (3.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.86%) Xen
12 3 (1.86%) MetaFrame
13 2 (1.24%) KVM
14 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (14.91%) Puppet
2 16 (9.94%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (9.94%) SCCM
3 13 (8.07%) Salt
4 12 (7.45%) ZABBIX
5 8 (4.97%) Ansible
5 8 (4.97%) EdgeSight
6 5 (3.11%) Cacti
6 5 (3.11%) Nagios
6 5 (3.11%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (2.48%) SCOM
7 4 (2.48%) XenMobile
8 3 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.86%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.24%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.24%) Nessus
9 2 (1.24%) WSUS
9 2 (1.24%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 126 (78.26%) Citrix
2 118 (73.29%) VMware
3 68 (42.24%) Microsoft
4 47 (29.19%) Cisco
5 39 (24.22%) HP
6 27 (16.77%) CheckPoint
7 25 (15.53%) NetApp
8 22 (13.66%) Juniper
9 19 (11.80%) F5
10 18 (11.18%) Blue Coat
11 16 (9.94%) Dell
12 15 (9.32%) IBM
13 14 (8.70%) Red Hat
14 13 (8.07%) Symantec
14 13 (8.07%) Infoblox
15 11 (6.83%) AppSense
16 10 (6.21%) Brocade
17 9 (5.59%) Altiris
17 9 (5.59%) 3PAR
18 6 (3.73%) EMC
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