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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 416 411 406
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5  
Contract jobs citing XenServer 8 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.038% 0.073% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.65% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 14
Median daily rate £401 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £329 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +42.85% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £187.50 - £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year +9.67% -  

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2204 2455 2237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.59% 11.27% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1760 1498
Median daily rate £450 £450 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 63 120
Median hourly rate £21.33 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.44% -15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 18 (81.82%) VMware
2 17 (77.27%) Windows
3 15 (68.18%) Citrix
4 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (59.09%) XenApp
4 13 (59.09%) XenDesktop
5 12 (54.55%) NetScaler
6 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
7 10 (45.45%) SCCM
7 10 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (40.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (31.82%) Linux
10 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
11 5 (22.73%) Finance
11 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
12 4 (18.18%) CentOS
12 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
12 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
12 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
12 4 (18.18%) Apache
12 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
12 4 (18.18%) SMTP
12 4 (18.18%) DHCP
12 4 (18.18%) DNS
12 4 (18.18%) Java
12 4 (18.18%) MySQL
13 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
13 3 (13.64%) SAP

XenServer
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 4 (18.18%) Apache
1 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) CloudStack
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) NetScaler
2 4 (18.18%) DHCP
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) SMTP
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) SAN
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (9.09%) FTP
4 2 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Electronics
3 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (13.64%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Citrix Consultant
1 8 (36.36%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 7 (31.82%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) CentOS
5 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (9.09%) Unix
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DevOps
1 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
2 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 2 (9.09%) Data Deduplication
2 2 (9.09%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (9.09%) High Availability
2 2 (9.09%) Server Building
3 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.55%) Data Security
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.55%) Information Assurance
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) CCA
1 1 (4.55%) CCEA
1 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (4.55%) MCITP
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) VCP4
1 1 (4.55%) VCP5
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) XenApp
1 13 (59.09%) XenDesktop
2 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (40.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
7 2 (9.09%) Terminal Server
7 2 (9.09%) vSphere
8 1 (4.55%) MetaFrame
8 1 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Ansible
2 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.09%) EdgeSight
2 2 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Nagios
2 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) VMware
2 15 (68.18%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) SAP
5 2 (9.09%) AppSense
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) Veritas
6 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle