The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenServer
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 47 41
Contract jobs citing XenServer 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.93% 1.05%
As % of the System Software category - 6.56% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £250 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -19.46%  
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 Lancashire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 18 61 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 8.57% 14.15% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 38 27
Median daily rate £420 £375 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +16.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 15
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in Lancashire