The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for XenServer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XenServer over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenServer
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 119 131
Contract jobs citing XenServer 0 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category - 2.42% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 5
Median daily rate - £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £425
% change year-on-year -9.09% -22.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year -1.17% -30.89%  

XenServer is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 183 289 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 10.09% 11.74% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 176 183
Median daily rate £363 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 28
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +96.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.65 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing XenServer as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for XenServer in Berkshire

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenServer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in Berkshire

XenServer
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Xen
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (100.00%) CloudStack
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (100.00%) CloudStack
1 1 (100.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Platform Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet