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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 451 464 465
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing XenServer 161 122 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 2.93% 2.43% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 75 71
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £161 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
5498 5016 4776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.51% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3068 2659 2298
Average daily rate £338 £338 £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 566 590
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +27 156 £318 -9.28% 24
London +8 60 £360 +9.09% 10
City of London +39 23 £300 +76.47% 3
North West +15 22 £275 +12.24% 1
East of England -15 18 £323 -19.37% 4
Cambridgeshire +19 17 £175 -60.00% 4
Cambridge +11 17 £175 -63.15% 4
South West -38 16 £400 +51.65%
Bristol 0 15 £400 -
West Midlands -7 14 £248 -50.50% 2
South East +4 12 £325 -18.75% 2
East Midlands +7 8 £220 -41.91% 1
Worcestershire - 7 £240 -
Worcester - 7 £240 -
Northamptonshire +7 6 £215 -46.25%
Yorkshire +5 6 - - 4
Hampshire - 6 £325 -
Northampton - 5 £200 -
West Bromwich - 5 £248 -
West Yorkshire +8 4 - - 4
Berkshire +7 2 £350 -17.64% 1
Surrey -8 2 £313 -13.79%
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Nottingham +17 1 £275 -23.07% 1
Reading +15 1 £375 -2.59% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 1 £275 -23.07% 1
Leeds 0 1 - - 4
Birmingham -5 1 £301 - 2
Hertfordshire -32 1 £470 +17.50%

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 243 (86.17%) Citrix
2 226 (80.14%) Windows
3 196 (69.50%) VMware
4 143 (50.71%) Active Directory
4 143 (50.71%) XenApp
5 142 (50.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 130 (46.10%) Microsoft
7 118 (41.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 94 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 78 (27.66%) XenDesktop
10 72 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 71 (25.18%) SCCM
12 69 (24.47%) MS Exchange
12 69 (24.47%) Linux
13 63 (22.34%) Firewall
14 59 (20.92%) ITIL
15 58 (20.57%) DNS
16 55 (19.50%) DHCP
17 52 (18.44%) HP
18 50 (17.73%) Hyper-V
19 49 (17.38%) NetScaler
19 49 (17.38%) Cisco
20 48 (17.02%) Microsoft App-V
21 45 (15.96%) VLAN
21 45 (15.96%) SAN
22 38 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
22 38 (13.48%) Red Hat
22 38 (13.48%) SQL
22 38 (13.48%) vSphere
23 36 (12.77%) CentOS

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 69 (24.47%) MS Exchange
2 36 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 35 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (8.87%) Apache
5 21 (7.45%) Tomcat
6 19 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (6.38%) SharePoint
8 17 (6.03%) WebSphere
9 16 (5.67%) WebLogic
9 16 (5.67%) GlassFish
10 14 (4.96%) Lync
11 13 (4.61%) MediaWiki
11 13 (4.61%) Confluence
11 13 (4.61%) nginx
12 10 (3.55%) IIS
13 7 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.77%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
16 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.74%) MS Office
3 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.71%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.19%) Office 365
2 4 (1.42%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.06%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (22.34%) Firewall
2 58 (20.57%) DNS
3 55 (19.50%) DHCP
4 49 (17.38%) NetScaler
5 45 (15.96%) VLAN
5 45 (15.96%) SAN
6 34 (12.06%) VPN
7 30 (10.64%) WAN
8 28 (9.93%) LAN
9 23 (8.16%) LDAP
10 20 (7.09%) VoIP
11 16 (5.67%) NAS
12 14 (4.96%) IPsec
12 14 (4.96%) BGP
13 13 (4.61%) Network Security
13 13 (4.61%) EIGRP
13 13 (4.61%) OSPF
13 13 (4.61%) IPv6
14 12 (4.26%) SMS
15 9 (3.19%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.38%) MySQL
3 13 (4.61%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.71%) DataStage
6 1 (0.35%) Big Data
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (7.09%) Jenkins
1 20 (7.09%) Hudson
2 16 (5.67%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.32%) Subversion
4 13 (4.61%) JIRA
5 6 (2.13%) MSI
6 2 (0.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.35%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (7.09%) Banking
2 16 (5.67%) Finance
3 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.06%) Games
5 2 (0.71%) Publishing
5 2 (0.71%) Local Government
5 2 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.35%) German Language
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
6 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (17.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (15.60%) Administrator
3 28 (9.93%) Citrix Engineer
4 24 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (7.09%) Architect
5 20 (7.09%) Support Engineer
5 20 (7.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 19 (6.74%) Server Engineer
6 19 (6.74%) Consultant
7 18 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (6.03%) Analyst
9 16 (5.67%) Linux Administrator
9 16 (5.67%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (4.61%) Technical Engineer
11 12 (4.26%) Citrix Consultant
11 12 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (3.55%) Citrix Administrator
12 10 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.55%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.28%) LAMP
2 9 (3.19%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.06%) Middleware
4 2 (0.71%) COM
5 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.45%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.67%) Kindle
3 15 (5.32%) PDA
4 13 (4.61%) Clustering
4 13 (4.61%) Wiki
5 10 (3.55%) Open Source
6 9 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.13%) PKI
8 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.06%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.06%) Online Games
9 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.06%) Replication
10 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.71%) Firmware
10 2 (0.71%) IBM XIV
11 1 (0.35%) FMCG
11 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.35%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 226 (80.14%) Windows
2 142 (50.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (24.47%) Linux
6 36 (12.77%) CentOS
7 32 (11.35%) Ubuntu
8 31 (10.99%) Windows 7
9 26 (9.22%) Debian
10 23 (8.16%) Windows XP
11 18 (6.38%) UNIX
12 8 (2.84%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.42%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.42%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.92%) ITIL
2 30 (10.64%) DevOps
2 30 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (7.09%) Project Management
3 20 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (6.38%) Migration
5 17 (6.03%) Release Management
6 16 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (4.61%) Data Modelling
9 12 (4.26%) Build Automation
10 11 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (3.19%) Service Delivery
12 8 (2.84%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.84%) Change Management
13 7 (2.48%) Infrastructure Management
14 5 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
15 4 (1.42%) Scrum
15 4 (1.42%) TOGAF
15 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.48%) SQL
2 31 (10.99%) Perl
2 31 (10.99%) PHP
2 31 (10.99%) PowerShell
3 30 (10.64%) Bash Shell
3 30 (10.64%) Ruby
4 24 (8.51%) Java
5 21 (7.45%) C
6 17 (6.03%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.42%) VBScript
7 4 (1.42%) Python
8 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (12.06%) Security Cleared
3 32 (11.35%) MCSE
4 31 (10.99%) SC Cleared
5 25 (8.87%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (5.67%) CCA
6 16 (5.67%) MCP
7 14 (4.96%) CCNA
7 14 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.19%) CCEE
8 9 (3.19%) CCEA
9 6 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.13%) MCTS
10 4 (1.42%) CCIA
11 3 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (1.06%) MCSA
11 3 (1.06%) Degree
11 3 (1.06%) MCITP
12 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.71%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.99%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 143 (50.71%) Active Directory
1 143 (50.71%) XenApp
2 118 (41.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (27.66%) XenDesktop
4 50 (17.73%) Hyper-V
5 48 (17.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 38 (13.48%) vSphere
7 20 (7.09%) Samba
8 18 (6.38%) VMware ESX
9 16 (5.67%) Oracle RMAN
10 13 (4.61%) Postfix
10 13 (4.61%) VMware Server
11 12 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (3.19%) Terminal Services
14 7 (2.48%) Xen
15 5 (1.77%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.77%) NFS
16 4 (1.42%) vCloud
17 3 (1.06%) KVM
Systems Management
1 71 (25.18%) SCCM
2 33 (11.70%) Puppet
3 27 (9.57%) SCOM
4 20 (7.09%) Tivoli
4 20 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (6.74%) Salt
6 13 (4.61%) ZABBIX
7 11 (3.90%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (1.77%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.42%) Nagios
9 4 (1.42%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.06%) Opsview
10 3 (1.06%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (1.06%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.06%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.71%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.35%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 243 (86.17%) Citrix
2 196 (69.50%) VMware
3 130 (46.10%) Microsoft
4 52 (18.44%) HP
5 49 (17.38%) Cisco
6 38 (13.48%) Red Hat
7 32 (11.35%) AppSense
8 25 (8.87%) Dell
9 23 (8.16%) Oracle
10 17 (6.03%) WatchGuard
11 16 (5.67%) JBoss
11 16 (5.67%) LANDesk
12 14 (4.96%) NetApp
13 11 (3.90%) IBM
14 9 (3.19%) EMC
15 7 (2.48%) Veeam
15 7 (2.48%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.48%) Compaq
15 7 (2.48%) Wyse
16 6 (2.13%) Symantec
London
DP Connect
Rate: £390 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: market day rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €800 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €800 per day
Posted: 21 days ago