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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenServer
England / West Midlands
Rank 122 114 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing XenServer 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.083% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 0.58% 1.03% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £351
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 - £32.50

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
172 194 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.18% 8.05% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 70 94
Median daily rate £325 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £153 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 72
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £21.25 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.75% -

XenServer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing XenServer as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham - 1 - -
XenServer
England

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) XenApp
1 6 (100.00%) XenDesktop
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Dell
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (66.67%) PDA
3 4 (66.67%) VLAN
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Server
3 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) NAS
3 4 (66.67%) Patch Management
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Virtual Team
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) NetScaler

XenServer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) NAS
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix Support
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 4 (66.67%) PDA
1 4 (66.67%) Virtual Team
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) XenApp
1 6 (100.00%) XenDesktop
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco