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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenServer
Rank 573 574 473
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -101
Contract jobs citing XenServer 75 86 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 1.47% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 64 116
Median daily rate £375 £311 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £443 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.52% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 20
Median hourly rate £27.25 £44.49 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.75% +61.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £44.49 £19.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.05 £44.49 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £44.49 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-38.75% +61.78%

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
6439 5860 5800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.05% 10.09% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4068 3328 3222
Median daily rate £405 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 627 704
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £40.21 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +8 66 £381 +20.07% 13
London -12 19 £508 +30.12% 3
North East - 17 £225 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 16 £225 - 2
Hampshire +15 15 £507 +63.62%
South East +11 15 £507 +63.62% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £225 - 2
Worcestershire - 5 £240 -
Worcester - 5 £240 -
West Midlands - 5 £240 -
Hertfordshire +6 4 £375 - 2
East of England -6 4 £375 +240.90% 3
Edinburgh - 4 £200 - 1
Scotland - 4 £200 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 3 £430 +32.30% 3
Leeds +7 3 £430 +32.30% 3
Yorkshire 0 3 £430 +72.00% 3
City of London +19 2 £263 -32.69% 1
South West +10 2 £450 +87.50%
Winchester +1 2 £550 +74.60%
Belfast - 2 £450 -
Wales - 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £450 - 1
County Antrim - 2 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 1 - -
Watford -6 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - - 1
Cirencester - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - - 1

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 191 (90.95%) Citrix
2 173 (82.38%) Windows
3 158 (75.24%) XenDesktop
4 154 (73.33%) VMware
5 142 (67.62%) XenApp
6 139 (66.19%) Active Directory
7 127 (60.48%) Windows Server
8 123 (58.57%) Microsoft
9 104 (49.52%) DHCP
10 103 (49.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 92 (43.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 91 (43.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 85 (40.48%) AppSense
14 82 (39.05%) Windows Server 2003
15 70 (33.33%) ITIL
16 67 (31.90%) SCCM
17 63 (30.00%) DNS
18 61 (29.05%) Degree
19 59 (28.10%) Computer Science
20 58 (27.62%) Security Cleared
20 58 (27.62%) Hyper-V
21 51 (24.29%) SC Cleared
21 51 (24.29%) HP
21 51 (24.29%) SAP
21 51 (24.29%) Software Delivery
22 47 (22.38%) XenMobile
22 47 (22.38%) ThinPrint
22 47 (22.38%) Project Management
23 45 (21.43%) MS Exchange
24 44 (20.95%) SafeCom

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 45 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 33 (15.71%) IIS
3 32 (15.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (14.76%) Skype for Business
5 15 (7.14%) OpenStack
6 14 (6.67%) Apache
7 7 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.38%) CloudStack
8 5 (2.38%) Confluence
8 5 (2.38%) JBoss
8 5 (2.38%) MediaWiki
8 5 (2.38%) nginx
9 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.43%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.48%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.29%) SAP hybris
2 1 (0.48%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.19%) IaaS
1 13 (6.19%) SaaS
2 11 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.86%) Office 365
5 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (49.52%) DHCP
2 63 (30.00%) DNS
3 42 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 35 (16.67%) Firewall
5 15 (7.14%) SAN
5 15 (7.14%) VLAN
5 15 (7.14%) Wireless
6 14 (6.67%) IP Telephony
7 13 (6.19%) NAS
8 11 (5.24%) TCP/IP
9 9 (4.29%) iSCSI
9 9 (4.29%) SMS
10 8 (3.81%) LAN
10 8 (3.81%) WAN
11 6 (2.86%) LDAP
12 5 (2.38%) VPN
13 4 (1.90%) EIGRP
13 4 (1.90%) IPsec
13 4 (1.90%) IPv6
13 4 (1.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.19%) MySQL
2 5 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (9.05%) MSI
2 16 (7.62%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.33%) JIRA
5 6 (2.86%) Subversion
6 5 (2.38%) Hudson
7 2 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (10.00%) Finance
2 9 (4.29%) Marketing
3 5 (2.38%) Legal
4 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.48%) Publishing
6 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 36 (17.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 32 (15.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 26 (12.38%) Architect
5 25 (11.90%) Citrix Engineer
6 23 (10.95%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
8 18 (8.57%) Citrix Support
9 14 (6.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
10 11 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (5.24%) Desktop Support
10 11 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.76%) Consultant
12 9 (4.29%) SAP Architect
13 8 (3.81%) Business Architect
13 8 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
13 8 (3.81%) VMware Engineer
14 7 (3.33%) Business Process Architect
15 6 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 6 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.76%) LAMP
2 8 (3.81%) libvirt
2 8 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.95%) .NET
3 2 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (0.95%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (28.10%) Computer Science
2 32 (15.24%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (4.29%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.81%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.86%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.38%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.38%) Clustering
8 5 (2.38%) PDA
8 5 (2.38%) Wiki
9 4 (1.90%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.90%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.43%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.95%) DataPower
11 2 (0.95%) NHS
11 2 (0.95%) PKI
12 1 (0.48%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.48%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 173 (82.38%) Windows
2 127 (60.48%) Windows Server
3 103 (49.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (39.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (20.00%) Linux
6 35 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (9.52%) Windows 7
8 16 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.24%) Ubuntu
10 7 (3.33%) CentOS
10 7 (3.33%) Unix
11 5 (2.38%) Debian
11 5 (2.38%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.95%) AIX
12 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.95%) VMS
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.33%) ITIL
2 51 (24.29%) Software Delivery
3 47 (22.38%) Project Management
4 41 (19.52%) Business Continuity
5 40 (19.05%) Service Delivery
6 26 (12.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 20 (9.52%) DevOps
8 18 (8.57%) Software Distribution
9 15 (7.14%) Load Balancing
10 14 (6.67%) TOGAF
11 11 (5.24%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.29%) E-Commerce
12 9 (4.29%) Migration
12 9 (4.29%) Open Source
13 8 (3.81%) Business Transformation
13 8 (3.81%) Kernel Tuning
14 6 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (2.86%) High Availability
14 6 (2.86%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.57%) SQL
2 36 (17.14%) PowerShell
3 29 (13.81%) VBScript
4 26 (12.38%) VB
5 24 (11.43%) T-SQL
6 17 (8.10%) Bash Shell
7 14 (6.67%) Python
8 8 (3.81%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.86%) Ruby
10 4 (1.90%) Java
10 4 (1.90%) Perl
11 2 (0.95%) C#
11 2 (0.95%) C++
11 2 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (29.05%) Degree
2 58 (27.62%) Security Cleared
3 51 (24.29%) SC Cleared
4 28 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (6.67%) CCNA
5 14 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.29%) MCSE
6 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (3.81%) CCNP
7 8 (3.81%) RHCA
7 8 (3.81%) RHCE
7 8 (3.81%) RHCSA
8 4 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.43%) CCA
10 2 (0.95%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.95%) MCSD
11 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 158 (75.24%) XenDesktop
2 142 (67.62%) XenApp
3 139 (66.19%) Active Directory
4 92 (43.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 91 (43.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 58 (27.62%) Hyper-V
7 18 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (8.10%) vSphere
9 13 (6.19%) iptables
10 9 (4.29%) KVM
11 8 (3.81%) NFS
12 6 (2.86%) VMware ESX
12 6 (2.86%) Xen
13 5 (2.38%) Postfix
13 5 (2.38%) Samba
13 5 (2.38%) Terminal Services
13 5 (2.38%) VMware Server
14 4 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (1.43%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.95%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 67 (31.90%) SCCM
2 47 (22.38%) XenMobile
3 44 (20.95%) SafeCom
4 43 (20.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 33 (15.71%) EdgeSight
6 22 (10.48%) Puppet
7 8 (3.81%) HAProxy
8 5 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.38%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.90%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.43%) SCOM
11 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.95%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.95%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.95%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.48%) Ansible
12 1 (0.48%) AppDNA
12 1 (0.48%) Terraform
12 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 191 (90.95%) Citrix
2 154 (73.33%) VMware
3 123 (58.57%) Microsoft
4 85 (40.48%) AppSense
5 51 (24.29%) HP
5 51 (24.29%) SAP
6 47 (22.38%) ThinPrint
7 24 (11.43%) Red Hat
8 22 (10.48%) CheckPoint
9 16 (7.62%) Dell
10 13 (6.19%) Cisco
11 9 (4.29%) hybris
12 8 (3.81%) Rackspace
13 7 (3.33%) Avaya
13 7 (3.33%) Extreme Networks
14 5 (2.38%) IBM
15 4 (1.90%) NetApp
16 3 (1.43%) Altiris
16 3 (1.43%) Symantec
17 2 (0.95%) IronPort
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