The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 55
Contract jobs citing XenServer 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category - 1.06% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 77 94 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 18.87% 20.98% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 38 39
Median daily rate £400 £270 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +4.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £431 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 31 9
Median hourly rate £33.75 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.54% -19.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £19.00 £32.13
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in Essex