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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 100 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing XenServer 22 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.28% 0.087%
As % of the System Software category 10.09% 2.69% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
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£248 £500 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.50% +58.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £255 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
XenServer
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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
218 223 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.74% 10.40% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 108 65
Average daily rate £300 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £186 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 28
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £24.50 £22.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 August 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
Worcestershire - 15 £240 - 1
West Bromwich - 4 £248 - 2
Birmingham -1 1 £301 -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (100.00%) Citrix
2 24 (96.00%) XenApp
3 23 (92.00%) Active Directory
3 23 (92.00%) Windows
3 23 (92.00%) VMware
4 22 (88.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (84.00%) MS Exchange
6 19 (76.00%) XenDesktop
7 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
8 17 (68.00%) MS Office
8 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (64.00%) DHCP
9 16 (64.00%) DNS
9 16 (64.00%) SAN
9 16 (64.00%) NAS
9 16 (64.00%) SCCM
10 15 (60.00%) PDA
10 15 (60.00%) VLAN
10 15 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (60.00%) Dell
10 15 (60.00%) Blackberry
11 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
11 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
12 8 (32.00%) VMware Server
13 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
13 6 (24.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
14 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (20.00%) Windows 8

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 21 (84.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.00%) ColdFusion
4 2 (8.00%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (68.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) DHCP
1 16 (64.00%) DNS
1 16 (64.00%) SAN
1 16 (64.00%) NAS
2 15 (60.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) DataStage
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (8.00%) Citrix Administrator
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Services Delivery Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Blackberry
1 15 (60.00%) PDA
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 22 (88.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.00%) Time Management
1 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (8.00%) Project Management
2 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 24 (96.00%) XenApp
2 23 (92.00%) Active Directory
3 19 (76.00%) XenDesktop
4 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (32.00%) VMware Server
6 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
6 6 (24.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (64.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Citrix
2 23 (92.00%) VMware
3 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (60.00%) Dell
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