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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 459 464 476
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs citing XenServer 159 126 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 2.89% 2.47% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 79 58
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£325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £438 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £358 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.08% +10.00%
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
5493 5093 4903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.60% 9.67% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3074 2672 2339
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 595 639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +15 155 £325 -1.51% 24
London +1 62 £375 +13.63% 9
City of London +42 23 £300 +76.47% 2
North West +11 22 £275 +12.24% 1
East of England -16 18 £323 -15.96% 5
Cambridgeshire +17 17 £175 -63.15% 4
Cambridge +12 17 £175 -63.15% 4
South East -11 14 £325 -15.58% 2
South West -28 14 £450 +70.61% 1
West Midlands -6 12 £248 -50.50% 1
East Midlands +9 8 £220 -38.46% 1
Hampshire - 8 £325 - 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £215 -
Yorkshire +3 5 - - 4
Worcestershire - 5 £240 - 1
Northampton - 5 £200 -
Worcester - 5 £240 - 1
West Bromwich - 5 £248 -
West Yorkshire -3 4 - - 4
Berkshire +16 2 £350 -17.64% 1
Reading +19 1 £375 -2.59%
Nottingham +13 1 £275 -23.07% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 1 £275 -23.07% 1
Leeds -1 1 - - 4
Surrey -4 1 £325 -7.14%
Birmingham -7 1 £301 -
Hertfordshire -31 1 £470 +42.42% 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 £550 - 1

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 234 (86.03%) Citrix
2 217 (79.78%) Windows
3 193 (70.96%) VMware
4 141 (51.84%) Active Directory
5 138 (50.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 138 (50.74%) XenApp
6 124 (45.59%) Microsoft
7 115 (42.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 93 (34.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 75 (27.57%) XenDesktop
10 71 (26.10%) MS Exchange
11 69 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 68 (25.00%) Linux
13 67 (24.63%) SCCM
14 62 (22.79%) ITIL
15 61 (22.43%) Firewall
16 60 (22.06%) DNS
17 56 (20.59%) DHCP
18 50 (18.38%) HP
18 50 (18.38%) NetScaler
19 48 (17.65%) Cisco
20 46 (16.91%) Microsoft App-V
20 46 (16.91%) Hyper-V
21 45 (16.54%) VLAN
22 43 (15.81%) SAN
23 38 (13.97%) CentOS
24 37 (13.60%) vSphere
24 37 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2003
24 37 (13.60%) Microsoft Certification
24 37 (13.60%) Red Hat

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 71 (26.10%) MS Exchange
2 37 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2003
3 36 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (9.19%) Apache
5 24 (8.82%) Tomcat
6 19 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (6.99%) WebSphere
7 18 (6.62%) GlassFish
7 18 (6.62%) WebLogic
7 18 (6.62%) SharePoint
8 15 (5.51%) Lync
9 11 (4.04%) MediaWiki
9 11 (4.04%) Confluence
9 11 (4.04%) nginx
9 11 (4.04%) IIS
10 9 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.84%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.74%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (8.46%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.99%) MS Office
3 4 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.74%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.68%) Office 365
2 4 (1.47%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.10%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (22.43%) Firewall
2 60 (22.06%) DNS
3 56 (20.59%) DHCP
4 50 (18.38%) NetScaler
5 45 (16.54%) VLAN
6 43 (15.81%) SAN
7 32 (11.76%) VPN
8 29 (10.66%) WAN
9 26 (9.56%) LAN
10 22 (8.09%) LDAP
11 20 (7.35%) VoIP
12 16 (5.88%) NAS
13 13 (4.78%) BGP
14 12 (4.41%) IPsec
14 12 (4.41%) SMS
15 11 (4.04%) Network Security
15 11 (4.04%) IPv6
15 11 (4.04%) EIGRP
15 11 (4.04%) OSPF
16 10 (3.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.88%) MySQL
3 11 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.74%) DataStage
6 1 (0.37%) Big Data
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (6.99%) Jenkins
1 19 (6.99%) Hudson
2 14 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.78%) Subversion
4 11 (4.04%) JIRA
5 6 (2.21%) MSI
6 2 (0.74%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
General
1 23 (8.46%) Banking
2 16 (5.88%) Finance
3 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.10%) Games
4 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.74%) Publishing
5 2 (0.74%) Local Government
5 2 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.37%) German Language
6 1 (0.37%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.37%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.37%) Law
6 1 (0.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 48 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (15.44%) Administrator
3 25 (9.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (8.46%) Citrix Engineer
5 22 (8.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (7.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 19 (6.99%) Architect
7 19 (6.99%) Consultant
7 19 (6.99%) Server Engineer
8 17 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (5.88%) Analyst
10 15 (5.51%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (5.51%) Linux Administrator
11 12 (4.41%) Technical Engineer
11 12 (4.41%) Citrix Consultant
12 10 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (3.31%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (3.31%) Support Analyst
13 9 (3.31%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.29%) LAMP
2 9 (3.31%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.10%) Middleware
4 2 (0.74%) COM
5 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.72%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.88%) Kindle
3 15 (5.51%) PDA
4 12 (4.41%) Clustering
5 11 (4.04%) Wiki
6 10 (3.68%) Open Source
7 9 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.21%) PKI
9 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.47%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.47%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.10%) Online Games
10 3 (1.10%) Replication
11 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.74%) IBM XIV
12 1 (0.37%) FMCG
12 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.37%) CCTV
12 1 (0.37%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 217 (79.78%) Windows
2 138 (50.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (34.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 69 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (25.00%) Linux
6 38 (13.97%) CentOS
7 31 (11.40%) Windows 7
7 31 (11.40%) Ubuntu
8 24 (8.82%) Windows XP
8 24 (8.82%) Debian
9 18 (6.62%) UNIX
10 8 (2.94%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.47%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.47%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (22.79%) ITIL
2 29 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (10.66%) DevOps
3 21 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (7.35%) Project Management
5 19 (6.99%) Release Management
6 18 (6.62%) Migration
7 13 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (4.41%) Build Automation
9 11 (4.04%) Data Modelling
9 11 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (3.31%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.94%) Change Management
11 8 (2.94%) Load Balancing
12 7 (2.57%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (1.84%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (1.47%) Scrum
14 4 (1.47%) TOGAF
14 4 (1.47%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 34 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 34 (12.50%) SQL
2 30 (11.03%) Perl
2 30 (11.03%) PHP
3 29 (10.66%) Ruby
3 29 (10.66%) Bash Shell
4 23 (8.46%) C
5 22 (8.09%) Java
6 19 (6.99%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.47%) VBScript
7 4 (1.47%) Python
8 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (13.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (12.87%) Security Cleared
3 32 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 31 (11.40%) MCSE
5 23 (8.46%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (5.88%) MCP
6 16 (5.88%) CCNA
7 14 (5.15%) CCA
8 9 (3.31%) CCEE
8 9 (3.31%) CCEA
9 6 (2.21%) MCTS
10 5 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.47%) CCIA
12 3 (1.10%) MCSA
12 3 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (1.10%) Degree
12 3 (1.10%) MCITP
13 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.74%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.13%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 141 (51.84%) Active Directory
2 138 (50.74%) XenApp
3 115 (42.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (27.57%) XenDesktop
5 46 (16.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 46 (16.91%) Hyper-V
6 37 (13.60%) vSphere
7 19 (6.99%) Samba
8 18 (6.62%) Oracle RMAN
9 17 (6.25%) VMware ESX
10 13 (4.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 13 (4.78%) VMware Server
11 11 (4.04%) Postfix
12 9 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (2.57%) Terminal Services
14 6 (2.21%) Xen
15 5 (1.84%) NFS
15 5 (1.84%) ISA Server
16 4 (1.47%) vCloud
17 3 (1.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 67 (24.63%) SCCM
2 32 (11.76%) Puppet
3 26 (9.56%) SCOM
4 22 (8.09%) Tivoli
5 21 (7.72%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (7.35%) Salt
7 11 (4.04%) ZABBIX
7 11 (4.04%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (1.84%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.47%) Nagios
9 4 (1.47%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (1.10%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (1.10%) Opsview
10 3 (1.10%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.10%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.37%) CA Spectrum
12 1 (0.37%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 234 (86.03%) Citrix
2 193 (70.96%) VMware
3 124 (45.59%) Microsoft
4 50 (18.38%) HP
5 48 (17.65%) Cisco
6 37 (13.60%) Red Hat
7 30 (11.03%) AppSense
8 25 (9.19%) Dell
8 25 (9.19%) Oracle
9 18 (6.62%) LANDesk
9 18 (6.62%) JBoss
10 17 (6.25%) WatchGuard
11 16 (5.88%) NetApp
12 13 (4.78%) IBM
13 7 (2.57%) Veeam
13 7 (2.57%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.57%) Compaq
13 7 (2.57%) Wyse
14 6 (2.21%) Symantec
14 6 (2.21%) EMC
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