The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 30 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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 111 116
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs citing XenServer 5 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.26% 0.67% 0.046%
As % of the System Software category 1.74% 3.82% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 0
Median daily rate £375 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £425
% change year-on-year -9.09% -22.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
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 Hampshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 288 393 349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 15.21% 17.65% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 259 164
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 35
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.13 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.48% -19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £13.40 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.83 £40.00
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 Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in Hampshire

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenServer in Hampshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenServer in Hampshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenServer in Hampshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Fareham - 2 £275 -
Southampton +3 1 £375 +25.00%
XenServer
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
1 23 (100.00%) Citrix
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server
3 21 (91.30%) PowerShell
4 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
5 19 (82.61%) XenDesktop
6 15 (65.22%) NetScaler
7 13 (56.52%) Hyper-V
7 13 (56.52%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (52.17%) Skype for Business
8 12 (52.17%) TOGAF
9 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (39.13%) Change Management
9 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
10 8 (34.78%) XenApp
10 8 (34.78%) vSphere
11 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
11 7 (30.43%) SCCM
12 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (26.09%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (26.09%) Customer Requirements
13 4 (17.39%) Cisco
14 3 (13.04%) Wireless
14 3 (13.04%) SQL
14 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint

XenServer
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 12 (52.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) NetScaler
2 3 (13.04%) Wireless
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (26.09%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Designer
1 10 (43.48%) Solutions Designer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix Designer
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (8.70%) Server Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Support
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.35%) Clustering
1 1 (4.35%) CMDB
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) PKI
1 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) Replication
1 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) TOGAF
2 9 (39.13%) Change Management
3 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (26.09%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) Microservices
5 1 (4.35%) MVC
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) Server Building
5 1 (4.35%) SOA
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCITP
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) XenDesktop
2 13 (56.52%) Hyper-V
2 13 (56.52%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (34.78%) vSphere
4 8 (34.78%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) Docker
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
5 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) PowerCLI
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Citrix
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.70%) Avaya
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (4.35%) Google
6 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy