The table below looks at the statistics for XenServer skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 108 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing XenServer 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 6.39% 1.99% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
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£248 £500 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.50% +117.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £500 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £500 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
219 201 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.56% 9.51% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 88 51
Average daily rate £300 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £161 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 41 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenServer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

XenServer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenServer across the West Midlands region.

XenServer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XenServer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenServer across the West Midlands region.

XenServer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Worcestershire - 7 £240 -
West Bromwich - 5 £248 -
Birmingham -11 1 £301 - 2
Dudley - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
XenServer
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XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 25 (96.15%) Windows
1 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
1 25 (96.15%) Citrix
1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 24 (92.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (92.31%) XenApp
3 23 (88.46%) MS Exchange
4 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
5 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (69.23%) XenDesktop
6 17 (65.38%) DHCP
6 17 (65.38%) DNS
6 17 (65.38%) MS Office
7 16 (61.54%) SAN
7 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (61.54%) NAS
7 16 (61.54%) SCCM
7 16 (61.54%) VLAN
8 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (57.69%) PDA
8 15 (57.69%) Blackberry
8 15 (57.69%) Dell
9 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
10 8 (30.77%) VMware Server
11 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (26.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
11 7 (26.92%) VMware ESX
12 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 23 (88.46%) MS Exchange
2 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.69%) ColdFusion
4 2 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (65.38%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) DHCP
1 17 (65.38%) DNS
2 16 (61.54%) SAN
2 16 (61.54%) VLAN
2 16 (61.54%) NAS
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) DataStage
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Services Delivery Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Blackberry
1 15 (57.69%) PDA
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 24 (92.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (23.08%) Windows 8
6 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
1 2 (7.69%) Project Management
1 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
1 2 (7.69%) Time Management
1 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
1 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
2 24 (92.31%) XenApp
3 18 (69.23%) XenDesktop
4 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (30.77%) VMware Server
6 7 (26.92%) VMware ESX
6 7 (26.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.85%) vSphere
7 1 (3.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (61.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Citrix
1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
3 15 (57.69%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco