The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 April 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 528 526
Rank change year-on-year -30 -2  
Contract jobs citing XenServer 23 112 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.054% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 0.49% 1.91% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 67 60
Median daily rate £335 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £264 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £380
% change year-on-year +16.66% -21.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £187.50 £21.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +772.09% -30.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year -2.32% -30.08%  

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4690 5874 5443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.98% 11.41% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3005 3679 3050
Median daily rate £415 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £347
% change year-on-year +0.69% +3.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 440 638
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in England

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenServer in England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenServer in England

XenServer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenServer in England

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
South East +3 10 £350 +1.08% 2
London +22 8 £320 -15.78% 8
North East -18 3 £225 -19.64%
Yorkshire +30 1 - - 5
West Midlands +19 1 £425 +14.86%
XenServer
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 England region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 56 (77.78%) Windows
2 54 (75.00%) Citrix
3 51 (70.83%) VMware
4 41 (56.94%) XenDesktop
5 38 (52.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (47.22%) Microsoft
7 32 (44.44%) Windows Server
8 31 (43.06%) PowerShell
9 30 (41.67%) XenApp
10 26 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (34.72%) vSphere
11 25 (34.72%) NetScaler
12 24 (33.33%) Active Directory
13 23 (31.94%) Linux
14 22 (30.56%) SCCM
15 21 (29.17%) Hyper-V
16 20 (27.78%) VMware ESXi
17 17 (23.61%) DevOps
17 17 (23.61%) Python
18 15 (20.83%) Unix
19 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
19 14 (19.44%) Skype for Business
19 14 (19.44%) Puppet
19 14 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
20 13 (18.06%) Bash Shell
20 13 (18.06%) OpenStack
20 13 (18.06%) Opscode Chef
20 13 (18.06%) TOGAF
20 13 (18.06%) Microsoft App-V
21 12 (16.67%) Ruby

XenServer
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (19.44%) Skype for Business
2 13 (18.06%) OpenStack
3 12 (16.67%) CloudStack
4 4 (5.56%) IIS
5 3 (4.17%) Apache
5 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.39%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.39%) JBoss
7 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.17%) Office 365
4 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.39%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.72%) NetScaler
2 11 (15.28%) Firewall
3 8 (11.11%) DHCP
4 6 (8.33%) DNS
4 6 (8.33%) SAN
5 5 (6.94%) NAS
5 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.56%) Wireless
7 2 (2.78%) FTP
7 2 (2.78%) HTTP
7 2 (2.78%) LDAP
7 2 (2.78%) SMTP
7 2 (2.78%) SSL
7 2 (2.78%) VLAN
7 2 (2.78%) VPN
8 1 (1.39%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.56%) MySQL
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.17%) JIRA
2 3 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) MSI
3 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.39%) Hudson
4 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Electronics
2 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.94%) Marketing
2 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (15.28%) Designer
2 11 (15.28%) Solutions Designer
3 9 (12.50%) Consultant
4 8 (11.11%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.94%) Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Citrix Designer
8 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Citrix Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support
9 2 (2.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 2 (2.78%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) LAMP
2 2 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.39%) libvirt
3 1 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.39%) REST
3 1 (1.39%) SAML
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Clustering
2 3 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.78%) PKI
3 2 (2.78%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.39%) CMDB
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 56 (77.78%) Windows
2 38 (52.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 23 (31.94%) Linux
5 15 (20.83%) Unix
6 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.78%) CentOS
11 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) DevOps
2 13 (18.06%) TOGAF
3 9 (12.50%) Change Management
4 8 (11.11%) Open Source
5 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.94%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.94%) High Availability
7 5 (6.94%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.56%) ITIL
8 4 (5.56%) Software Delivery
9 3 (4.17%) Business Continuity
9 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.17%) Server Building
9 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.06%) PowerShell
2 17 (23.61%) Python
3 13 (18.06%) Bash Shell
4 12 (16.67%) Ruby
5 11 (15.28%) Shell Script
6 10 (13.89%) SQL
7 3 (4.17%) C#
8 2 (2.78%) C
8 2 (2.78%) C++
8 2 (2.78%) Java
8 2 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.78%) VB
8 2 (2.78%) VBScript
9 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.39%) CCA
5 1 (1.39%) CCAA
5 1 (1.39%) CCNA
5 1 (1.39%) CCNP
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) MCITP
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.39%) RHCA
5 1 (1.39%) RHCE
5 1 (1.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 41 (56.94%) XenDesktop
2 30 (41.67%) XenApp
3 26 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (34.72%) vSphere
5 24 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 21 (29.17%) Hyper-V
7 20 (27.78%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (18.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (16.67%) Xen
10 5 (6.94%) VMware ESX
11 4 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (2.78%) KVM
13 1 (1.39%) Docker
13 1 (1.39%) iptables
13 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
13 1 (1.39%) MetaFrame
13 1 (1.39%) NFS
13 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
13 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
13 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (30.56%) SCCM
2 14 (19.44%) Puppet
3 13 (18.06%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (12.50%) Cobbler
5 6 (8.33%) XenMobile
6 5 (6.94%) Ansible
7 3 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.78%) AppDNA
8 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.78%) EdgeSight
8 2 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.39%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.39%) Kibana
9 1 (1.39%) logstash
9 1 (1.39%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.39%) SafeCom
9 1 (1.39%) Webmin
Vendors
1 54 (75.00%) Citrix
2 51 (70.83%) VMware
3 34 (47.22%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.11%) Cisco
5 7 (9.72%) SAP
6 6 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.56%) AppSense
7 4 (5.56%) HP
7 4 (5.56%) Oracle
8 3 (4.17%) Google
8 3 (4.17%) NetApp
8 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.78%) Avaya
9 2 (2.78%) Dell
9 2 (2.78%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.78%) Juniper
9 2 (2.78%) Symantec
9 2 (2.78%) Veritas
10 1 (1.39%) ThinPrint
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