Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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.

Citrix XenServer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 167 174
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7 +6
Contract jobs citing XenServer 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.19% 0.023% 0.060%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 0.20% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.89% -35.71% -
10th Percentile £343 £213 £325
90th Percentile £438 £238 £375
South East median daily rate £400 £500 £310
% change year-on-year -20.00% +61.29% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £38.50 -

XenServer is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 537 504 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.06% 11.67% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 262 255
Berkshire median daily rate £407 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £222 £196 £163
90th Percentile £575 £573 £500
South East median daily rate £392 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.53% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 44 73
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.28 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.09% -19.81% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.47 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £38.80 £53.13 £42.38
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +16.67%

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing XenServer as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 3 - -
Slough +9 2 £350 +55.56%
Bracknell - 2 £425 -
XenServer
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Nagios
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) IPsec
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
4 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
4 3 (37.50%) Brocade
4 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (37.50%) SAP
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) Sun
4 3 (37.50%) HP

XenServer
Co-occurring 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 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) Confluence
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
2 3 (37.50%) IPsec
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Storage Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Virtualisation Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) LAMP
1 2 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (37.50%) Private Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
2 3 (37.50%) Service Design
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (12.50%) Contact Management
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (25.00%) KVM
3 2 (25.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Nagios
2 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 3 (37.50%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (25.00%) Ansible
3 2 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (25.00%) Cacti
3 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (25.00%) ZABBIX
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Brocade
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Dell
3 3 (37.50%) EMC
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Intel
3 3 (37.50%) Lancope
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
3 3 (37.50%) SAP
3 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 3 (37.50%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) CA
4 2 (25.00%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (25.00%) F5