Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 21 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 > North East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 111 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 - -
Contract jobs citing XenServer 23 57 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.87% 2.11% -
As % of the System Software category 10.95% 8.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 0
North East median daily rate £280 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.44% - -
England median daily rate £350 £358 £325
% change year-on-year -2.10% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
North East median hourly rate - £28.00 -
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 the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 210 676 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.07% 25.00% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 432 94
North East median daily rate £335 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% -10.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £205 £205 £208
90th Percentile £547 £486 £611
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 76 40
North East median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +8.74% -10.43%
10th Percentile £9.50 £11.13 £11.51
90th Percentile £45.50 £29.50 £43.28
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing XenServer as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for XenServer in the North East

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in the North East

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenServer in the North East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenServer in the North East

XenServer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenServer in the North East

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the North East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Tyne and Wear +28 19 £280 +24.44% 1
Durham - 1 £335 -
XenServer
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North East region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 22 (95.65%) Citrix
2 21 (91.30%) XenDesktop
3 19 (82.61%) XenApp
3 19 (82.61%) Windows
4 15 (65.22%) DHCP
4 15 (65.22%) DNS
4 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
5 14 (60.87%) VMware
6 12 (52.17%) AppSense
7 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
7 11 (47.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
7 11 (47.83%) Skype for Business
7 11 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (47.83%) Hyper-V
8 10 (43.48%) SCCM
8 10 (43.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
9 7 (30.43%) Software Delivery
9 7 (30.43%) ITIL
9 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
9 7 (30.43%) SMS
10 6 (26.09%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (21.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (13.04%) XenMobile

XenServer
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 11 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
1 11 (47.83%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) DHCP
1 15 (65.22%) DNS
2 7 (30.43%) SMS
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Desktop Support
2 8 (34.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Debian
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Software Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
3 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) Data Security
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (4.35%) Telematics
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 21 (91.30%) XenDesktop
2 19 (82.61%) XenApp
3 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) Hyper-V
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.70%) Xen
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) SCCM
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (13.04%) XenMobile
4 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) PowerCLI
4 1 (4.35%) Puppet
4 1 (4.35%) SafeCom
4 1 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Citrix
2 14 (60.87%) VMware
3 12 (52.17%) AppSense
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) ThinPrint
6 1 (4.35%) Vyatta