Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 15 November 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 247 237
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 +34
Contract jobs citing XenServer 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.071% 0.15% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 1.32% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 5
City of London median daily rate £400 £190 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -41.54% -23.53%
10th Percentile £369 £140 £181
90th Percentile £418 £538 £440
Central London median daily rate £400 £190 £350
% change year-on-year +110.53% -45.71% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,214 835 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.22% 11.71% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 975 676 561
City of London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £200
90th Percentile £650 £653 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 23
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.06 £10.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £27.15 £49.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £17.58
% change year-on-year +13.24% -3.27% -2.31%

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing XenServer as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for XenServer in the City of London

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XenServer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (60.00%) Office 365
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) HP SIM
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) VSAN
4 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (20.00%) Veeam
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7

XenServer
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) VSAN
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Storage Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (20.00%) Veeam