Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 November 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 584 573
Rank change year-on-year -19 -11 -48
Contract jobs citing XenServer 32 35 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.068% 0.077% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 0.63% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 40
London median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £141 £234 £310
90th Percentile £538 £575 £550
England median daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -4.11% +12.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
London median hourly rate - - £28.30
England median hourly rate £33.25 £28.75 £35.90
% change year-on-year +15.65% -19.92% +30.55%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5807 5521 4478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.33% 12.22% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4164 3806 3027
London median daily rate £488 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £185 £193 £175
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 145 210
London median hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.79% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.10 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.30 £50.00 £34.30
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for XenServer in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenServer in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenServer in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenServer in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the London region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Central London +6 11 £190 -45.71% 3
North London - 1 £550 -
South London - 1 £300 -
XenServer
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 London region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 29 (90.63%) Citrix
2 23 (71.88%) Windows
3 21 (65.63%) XenApp
4 16 (50.00%) NetScaler
5 15 (46.88%) VMware
6 14 (43.75%) XenDesktop
6 14 (43.75%) Windows Server
7 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
8 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
9 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
10 9 (28.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (21.88%) Linux
11 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
11 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
11 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (18.75%) SCCM
12 6 (18.75%) SAN
12 6 (18.75%) Cisco
13 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
13 5 (15.63%) DNS
13 5 (15.63%) DHCP
13 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (15.63%) Office 365
14 4 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
14 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
14 4 (12.50%) VLAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) IIS
5 2 (6.25%) Apache
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 6 (18.75%) SAN
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
4 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.50%) VLAN
5 3 (9.38%) Telnet
6 2 (6.25%) Skype
6 2 (6.25%) SMTP
6 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.13%) Firewall
7 1 (3.13%) HTTP
7 1 (3.13%) IPsec
7 1 (3.13%) LAN
7 1 (3.13%) VoIP
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
7 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Citrix Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Citrix Consultant
2 8 (25.00%) Consultant
3 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) XenServer Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) SAN Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Citrix Architect
6 3 (9.38%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Citrix Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.13%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.88%) Linux
4 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.50%) Solaris
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.25%) CentOS
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
1 2 (6.25%) CRM
1 2 (6.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 2 (6.25%) DevOps
1 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (6.25%) Line Management
1 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
1 2 (6.25%) Migration
1 2 (6.25%) People Management
1 2 (6.25%) Presales
2 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
2 1 (3.13%) Data Security
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.13%) Information Security
2 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
2 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
2 1 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
2 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) CCA
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) CCAA
4 1 (3.13%) CCEA
4 1 (3.13%) MCITP
4 1 (3.13%) VCP4
4 1 (3.13%) VCP5
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) XenApp
2 14 (43.75%) XenDesktop
3 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 11 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
7 4 (12.50%) NFS
7 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (6.25%) Terminal Server
8 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
8 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) Nagios
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (9.38%) EdgeSight
4 2 (6.25%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (3.13%) Cacti
5 1 (3.13%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Citrix
2 15 (46.88%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco
5 4 (12.50%) AppSense
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
7 1 (3.13%) CA
7 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (3.13%) F5
7 1 (3.13%) Lancope
7 1 (3.13%) Mitel
7 1 (3.13%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.13%) Splunk