Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 713 718 694
Rank change year-on-year +5 -24 -50
Contract jobs citing XenServer 131 105 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.09% 0.96% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 65 111
England median daily rate £325 £413 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +25.00% -12.00%
10th Percentile £185 £250 £250
90th Percentile £438 £521 £538
UK median daily rate £325 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -18.75% +21.21% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.19% -37.93% +58.18%
10th Percentile £16.75 £25.75 £25.14
90th Percentile £18.25 £39.25 £147.05
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £44.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -36.52% +1.15% +59.98%

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,029 10,913 9,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.99% 12.22% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,900 6,916 5,829
England median daily rate £449 £413 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.73% +7.98% +9.14%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £156
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 740 1,065
England median hourly rate £16.45 £16.20 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +4.52% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.39 £10.08
90th Percentile £46.30 £43.75 £40.11
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +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 23 January 2018.

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 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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 -5 50 £400 - 3
North of England +54 38 £275 -36.05% 12
London -32 30 £357 -17.22% 8
North East +57 25 £275 -
Yorkshire +10 8 £235 -45.35% 4
Midlands +10 8 £250 -25.93% 2
West Midlands +17 6 £240 -28.89% 1
North West +9 5 £303 -29.65% 8
South West +11 3 £313 -30.56% 4
East of England -12 2 - - 7
East Midlands - 2 £290 - 1
XenServer
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 England region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 120 (91.60%) Citrix
2 111 (84.73%) Windows
3 97 (74.05%) VMware
4 85 (64.89%) XenDesktop
5 76 (58.02%) Windows Server
6 68 (51.91%) Hyper-V
7 67 (51.15%) XenApp
8 64 (48.85%) Microsoft
9 63 (48.09%) NetScaler
10 57 (43.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 53 (40.46%) Skype for Business
12 52 (39.69%) Active Directory
13 46 (35.11%) PowerShell
14 43 (32.82%) Firewall
15 38 (29.01%) VMware ESXi
16 37 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 36 (27.48%) MS Exchange
18 35 (26.72%) DHCP
18 35 (26.72%) DNS
18 35 (26.72%) TOGAF
19 33 (25.19%) Microsoft App-V
20 26 (19.85%) IaaS
21 25 (19.08%) PaaS
22 23 (17.56%) Exchange Server 2010
23 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
23 21 (16.03%) Ivanti
24 20 (15.27%) Security Cleared
24 20 (15.27%) Linux
25 19 (14.50%) Cisco
25 19 (14.50%) SCCM

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 53 (40.46%) Skype for Business
2 36 (27.48%) MS Exchange
3 23 (17.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.34%) IIS
6 4 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.85%) IaaS
2 25 (19.08%) PaaS
3 10 (7.63%) Office 365
4 6 (4.58%) SaaS
5 5 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.29%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 63 (48.09%) NetScaler
2 43 (32.82%) Firewall
3 35 (26.72%) DHCP
3 35 (26.72%) DNS
4 12 (9.16%) SAN
5 11 (8.40%) SMS
5 11 (8.40%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.63%) LAN
7 9 (6.87%) WAN
8 6 (4.58%) VPN
9 5 (3.82%) Telnet
9 5 (3.82%) VLAN
9 5 (3.82%) VoIP
10 4 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (3.05%) SMTP
11 3 (2.29%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.29%) HTTP
11 3 (2.29%) Internet
11 3 (2.29%) IPsec
11 3 (2.29%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.76%) InfluxDB
3 1 (0.76%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 14 (10.69%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Banking
3 5 (3.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Back Office
5 1 (0.76%) Law
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (23.66%) Designer
1 31 (23.66%) Solutions Designer
2 17 (12.98%) Architect
3 15 (11.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (10.69%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.92%) Citrix Engineer
5 13 (9.92%) Desktop Support
5 13 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (9.16%) Citrix Designer
7 11 (8.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (7.63%) Consultant
8 10 (7.63%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Citrix Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Citrix Consultant
11 5 (3.82%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.82%) XenServer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.63%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.05%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.05%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.05%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.76%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 111 (84.73%) Windows
2 76 (58.02%) Windows Server
3 57 (43.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (15.27%) Linux
6 11 (8.40%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.11%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.58%) CentOS
9 6 (4.58%) Ubuntu
9 6 (4.58%) Unix
9 6 (4.58%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.05%) Debian
11 3 (2.29%) FreeBSD
11 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.29%) SUSE
12 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.53%) Solaris
12 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.72%) TOGAF
2 16 (12.21%) ITIL
3 12 (9.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 9 (6.87%) Software Delivery
5 8 (6.11%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (4.58%) Business Continuity
8 5 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.05%) Change Management
9 4 (3.05%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 4 (3.05%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.05%) High Availability
9 4 (3.05%) Information Assurance
9 4 (3.05%) Information Security
9 4 (3.05%) Investment Management
9 4 (3.05%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.05%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (3.05%) Test Planning
9 4 (3.05%) Validation
10 3 (2.29%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.11%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.87%) SQL
3 2 (1.53%) Java
3 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.53%) Python
3 2 (1.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (15.27%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (7.63%) MCSE
5 9 (6.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (5.34%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (3.82%) Degree
8 4 (3.05%) CCA
8 4 (3.05%) CCNA
8 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.29%) MCITP
10 2 (1.53%) CCNP
10 2 (1.53%) MCP
11 1 (0.76%) CCAA
11 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 85 (64.89%) XenDesktop
2 68 (51.91%) Hyper-V
3 67 (51.15%) XenApp
4 52 (39.69%) Active Directory
5 38 (29.01%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 33 (25.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (9.92%) vSphere
9 4 (3.05%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.53%) KVM
10 2 (1.53%) NFS
10 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.53%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.53%) Xen
11 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (14.50%) SCCM
2 8 (6.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.58%) EdgeSight
4 5 (3.82%) Nagios
5 3 (2.29%) Ansible
5 3 (2.29%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (2.29%) Cacti
5 3 (2.29%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.29%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (2.29%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.53%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (1.53%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.53%) vRealize
7 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.76%) collectd
7 1 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.76%) Puppet
7 1 (0.76%) StatsD
Vendors
1 120 (91.60%) Citrix
2 97 (74.05%) VMware
3 64 (48.85%) Microsoft
4 21 (16.03%) Ivanti
5 19 (14.50%) Cisco
6 14 (10.69%) HP
7 9 (6.87%) NetApp
8 6 (4.58%) EMC
8 6 (4.58%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.58%) SAP
9 5 (3.82%) F5
9 5 (3.82%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.05%) Dell
10 4 (3.05%) Extreme Networks
11 3 (2.29%) CA
11 3 (2.29%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.29%) IBM
11 3 (2.29%) Intel
11 3 (2.29%) Juniper
11 3 (2.29%) Sun