The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the West Midlands region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenServer
Rank 97 98 101
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing XenServer 18 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.46% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 8.61% 4.23% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
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£275 £450 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +71.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £256 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £500 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.94% +18.46%
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% -
System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
209 213 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.59% 10.80% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 103 68
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £178 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 39 33
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.21 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.63% +1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £24.90 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
XenServer
England

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 28 July 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 - 12 - - 1
Birmingham -10 1 £301 -24.87% 1
Coventry - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 21 (100.00%) Citrix
2 20 (95.24%) XenApp
3 19 (90.48%) Active Directory
3 19 (90.48%) Windows
3 19 (90.48%) VMware
4 18 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (80.95%) MS Exchange
6 16 (76.19%) XenDesktop
7 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
8 14 (66.67%) MS Office
8 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (61.90%) DHCP
9 13 (61.90%) DNS
9 13 (61.90%) SAN
9 13 (61.90%) NAS
9 13 (61.90%) SCCM
10 12 (57.14%) PDA
10 12 (57.14%) VLAN
10 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (57.14%) Dell
10 12 (57.14%) Blackberry
11 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
11 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
12 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
12 5 (23.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (23.81%) VMware Server
12 5 (23.81%) VMware ESX
13 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (19.05%) Windows 8

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 17 (80.95%) MS Exchange
2 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (9.52%) ColdFusion
4 2 (9.52%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) DHCP
1 13 (61.90%) DNS
1 13 (61.90%) SAN
1 13 (61.90%) NAS
2 12 (57.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) DataStage
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Blackberry
1 12 (57.14%) PDA
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Time Management
1 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
1 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
1 2 (9.52%) Project Management
2 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 20 (95.24%) XenApp
2 19 (90.48%) Active Directory
3 16 (76.19%) XenDesktop
4 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (23.81%) VMware ESX
5 5 (23.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (23.81%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (61.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Citrix
2 19 (90.48%) VMware
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 12 (57.14%) Dell
Worcester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 - £210 per day + or £35k - £50k pro rata on FTC
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago