The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 29 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.

Citrix XenServer
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 - 70
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XenServer 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% - 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.04% - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £240 - £375
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 Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 49 130 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 9.09% 12.94% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 59 59
Median daily rate £355 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.47% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £245 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £10.70 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £29.44 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in Cheshire

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Chester - 1 £240 -
XenServer
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (100.00%) logstash
1 1 (100.00%) Kibana
1 1 (100.00%) Webmin
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Elastic Stack

XenServer
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Kibana
1 1 (100.00%) logstash
1 1 (100.00%) Webmin