Period
to 24 January 2018

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 6 months to 24 January 2018 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
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 198 207
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 -30
Contract jobs citing XenServer 5 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.092% 0.13% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 0.84% 1.27% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 17
North West median daily rate £303 £430 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.65% +43.33% -
10th Percentile £270 £367 £250
90th Percentile £354 £430 £388
England median daily rate £325 £413 £338
% change year-on-year -21.21% +22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -35.19% -37.93% +58.18%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 597 632 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.99% 10.31% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 389 380
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £135 £149 £163
90th Percentile £564 £551 £513
England median daily rate £450 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +9.09% +7.14% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 54 117
North West median hourly rate £16.43 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.74% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.25 £10.40
90th Percentile £33.13 £23.75 £36.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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

XenServer
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

XenServer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. 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
Manchester +1 2 £350 -18.60% 7
Lancashire - 2 £303 -
XenServer
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XenServer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) XenApp
2 4 (80.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (60.00%) Ivanti
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (20.00%) Finance

XenServer
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 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (80.00%) XenApp
1 4 (80.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Ivanti
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat