Period
to 27 July 2017

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 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 739 639 701
Rank change year-on-year -100 +62 -122
Contract jobs citing XenServer 69 226 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 1.88% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 150 108
England median daily rate £363 £290 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £231 £220 £225
90th Percentile £427 £481 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £290 £375
% change year-on-year +20.59% -22.60% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 3
England median hourly rate £34.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% +14.29%
10th Percentile £32.08 £19.80 £27.66
90th Percentile £145.83 £36.50 £32.45
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +14.66% -3.33% +14.29%

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 10122 12015 10985
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.52% 11.84% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6476 7578 6268
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £170 £180 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 838 1202
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £37.65 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +3.23%

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 27 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenServer in England over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 27 July 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
South East +10 30 £400 +8.25% 4
London -13 22 £339 -13.08% 5
North of England -35 10 £305 +12.96% 5
North East -34 5 £225 -16.67%
Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 1
South West +10 4 - - 2
Midlands +4 2 £350 -9.09%
West Midlands +20 1 £425 +14.86%
East Midlands -3 1 £275 -35.29%
East of England -23 1 - - 1
XenServer
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (81.16%) Citrix
2 53 (76.81%) VMware
3 50 (72.46%) Windows
4 38 (55.07%) XenDesktop
5 37 (53.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (49.28%) Hyper-V
7 32 (46.38%) NetScaler
8 31 (44.93%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
10 29 (42.03%) Windows Server
11 28 (40.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (36.23%) XenApp
13 24 (34.78%) PowerShell
14 23 (33.33%) Linux
15 20 (28.99%) Firewall
16 19 (27.54%) Skype for Business
17 18 (26.09%) TOGAF
18 15 (21.74%) vSphere
19 14 (20.29%) Microsoft App-V
20 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
20 12 (17.39%) SCCM
21 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
22 10 (14.49%) Unix
22 10 (14.49%) DevOps
23 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
23 9 (13.04%) Python
23 9 (13.04%) MS Exchange
23 9 (13.04%) SAN
24 8 (11.59%) Configuration Management
24 8 (11.59%) SQL

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 19 (27.54%) Skype for Business
2 9 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.25%) Apache
3 5 (7.25%) CloudStack
3 5 (7.25%) OpenStack
3 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.90%) Confluence
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.90%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.14%) IaaS
2 7 (10.14%) PaaS
3 5 (7.25%) Office 365
4 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.90%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.45%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 32 (46.38%) NetScaler
2 20 (28.99%) Firewall
3 9 (13.04%) SAN
4 5 (7.25%) VLAN
5 4 (5.80%) NAS
6 3 (4.35%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.90%) DHCP
7 2 (2.90%) DNS
7 2 (2.90%) LAN
7 2 (2.90%) SMS
7 2 (2.90%) SMTP
7 2 (2.90%) WAN
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.45%) Internet
8 1 (1.45%) IPsec
8 1 (1.45%) LDAP
8 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) MySQL
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.25%) JIRA
2 5 (7.25%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.45%) Hudson
3 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Electronics
3 3 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Designer
1 15 (21.74%) Solutions Designer
2 10 (14.49%) Consultant
3 9 (13.04%) Citrix Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.25%) Architect
6 5 (7.25%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Citrix Designer
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) SAN Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) LAMP
2 2 (2.90%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (2.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.90%) Clustering
3 2 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.90%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 50 (72.46%) Windows
2 37 (53.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (42.03%) Windows Server
4 23 (33.33%) Linux
5 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 10 (14.49%) Unix
7 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.35%) CentOS
9 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.35%) Solaris
9 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) TOGAF
2 10 (14.49%) DevOps
3 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (11.59%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.70%) High Availability
6 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.80%) Programme Management
6 4 (5.80%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (4.35%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.35%) Change Management
7 3 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (4.35%) DSDM
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (4.35%) Open Source
7 3 (4.35%) RUP
7 3 (4.35%) Scrum
7 3 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.04%) Python
3 8 (11.59%) SQL
4 7 (10.14%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.14%) Ruby
5 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.35%) Java
7 2 (2.90%) C
7 2 (2.90%) C#
7 2 (2.90%) C++
7 2 (2.90%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) MCITP
4 2 (2.90%) MCSE
4 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) CCA
5 1 (1.45%) CCEA
5 1 (1.45%) CCNA
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.45%) MCP
5 1 (1.45%) MCTS
5 1 (1.45%) VCP4
5 1 (1.45%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (55.07%) XenDesktop
2 34 (49.28%) Hyper-V
3 31 (44.93%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (40.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (36.23%) XenApp
6 15 (21.74%) vSphere
7 14 (20.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
9 7 (10.14%) Xen
10 4 (5.80%) Terminal Server
10 4 (5.80%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (5.80%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (4.35%) KVM
11 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (4.35%) NFS
11 3 (4.35%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.45%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) SCCM
2 7 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (7.25%) Ansible
3 5 (7.25%) Puppet
4 4 (5.80%) Cobbler
4 4 (5.80%) Nagios
4 4 (5.80%) Tivoli
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.90%) EdgeSight
6 2 (2.90%) SCOM
6 2 (2.90%) XenMobile
6 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (1.45%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.45%) SCSM
7 1 (1.45%) Simpana
7 1 (1.45%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (1.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (81.16%) Citrix
2 53 (76.81%) VMware
3 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.14%) Cisco
5 5 (7.25%) HP
6 4 (5.80%) AppSense
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle
7 3 (4.35%) EnterpriseDB
7 3 (4.35%) Google
7 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.35%) SAP
8 2 (2.90%) Dell
8 2 (2.90%) Draytek
8 2 (2.90%) NetApp
8 2 (2.90%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.45%) CommVault
9 1 (1.45%) Lancope
9 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
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