The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 April 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 West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 161 144
Contract jobs citing XenServer 0 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.12% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category - 1.15% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £293 £375
% change year-on-year +19.55% -21.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £26.58 £30.75
% change year-on-year -20.97% -13.57%  

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 272 436 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.72% 10.83% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 222 187
Median daily rate £365 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 68
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -1.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £42.25 £20.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenServer in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 West region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Python
2 7 (87.50%) Shell Script
2 7 (87.50%) Ruby
2 7 (87.50%) Xen
2 7 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (87.50%) Unix
2 7 (87.50%) vSphere
2 7 (87.50%) Bash Shell
2 7 (87.50%) Puppet
2 7 (87.50%) Cobbler
2 7 (87.50%) CloudStack
2 7 (87.50%) OpenStack
2 7 (87.50%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (87.50%) DevOps
3 3 (37.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) Kibana
4 1 (12.50%) Webmin
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (12.50%) logstash
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data
4 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (87.50%) CloudStack
1 7 (87.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Bash Shell
1 7 (87.50%) Python
1 7 (87.50%) Ruby
1 7 (87.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) vSphere
1 7 (87.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Cobbler
1 7 (87.50%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (87.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Kibana
2 1 (12.50%) logstash
2 1 (12.50%) Webmin