Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 17 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 324 356 356
Rank change year-on-year +32 0 -3
Contract jobs citing XenServer 53 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 2.16% 1.20% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 13 31
South East median daily rate £400 £500 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +61.29% -4.62%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £263
90th Percentile £438 £565 £388
England median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £38.50 -
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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2450 2158 2278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.54% 12.86% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1276 1241
South East median daily rate £392 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £144 £180 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £490
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 187 260
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.96 £39.10
England median hourly rate £16.57 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.17% -1.56% +6.67%

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for XenServer in the South East

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in the South East

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenServer in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenServer in the South East

XenServer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenServer in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 17 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
Hampshire +28 38 £400 -20.00% 3
Thames Valley -2 11 £325 -23.53% 1
Berkshire +16 8 £425 +88.89%
West Sussex +2 4 £275 -
Oxfordshire +1 3 £300 -29.41%
XenServer
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 50 (94.34%) VMware
2 48 (90.57%) Windows
2 48 (90.57%) Citrix
3 42 (79.25%) Windows Server
4 41 (77.36%) Hyper-V
4 41 (77.36%) XenDesktop
5 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
6 39 (73.58%) NetScaler
7 37 (69.81%) Skype for Business
8 35 (66.04%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (66.04%) TOGAF
8 35 (66.04%) PowerShell
8 35 (66.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (60.38%) Firewall
10 20 (37.74%) PaaS
10 20 (37.74%) IaaS
11 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (18.87%) SAN
12 10 (18.87%) HP
13 9 (16.98%) Cisco
13 9 (16.98%) Linux
14 8 (15.09%) XenApp
15 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
15 7 (13.21%) LAN
15 7 (13.21%) WAN
16 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
16 6 (11.32%) Dell
16 6 (11.32%) Unix
16 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
16 6 (11.32%) NetApp

XenServer
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 37 (69.81%) Skype for Business
2 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.77%) Confluence
4 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (37.74%) IaaS
1 20 (37.74%) PaaS
2 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.66%) Mimecast
2 3 (5.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (73.58%) NetScaler
2 32 (60.38%) Firewall
3 10 (18.87%) SAN
4 7 (13.21%) LAN
4 7 (13.21%) WAN
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (5.66%) Ethernet
5 3 (5.66%) IPsec
5 3 (5.66%) VLAN
5 3 (5.66%) VPN
6 2 (3.77%) HTTP
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (1.89%) DHCP
7 1 (1.89%) DNS
7 1 (1.89%) Internet
7 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.77%) JIRA
1 2 (3.77%) Subversion
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Designer
1 30 (56.60%) Solutions Designer
2 11 (20.75%) Architect
2 11 (20.75%) Citrix Designer
3 8 (15.09%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.66%) Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Citrix Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Support
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) TOGAF Architect
6 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) LAMP
1 2 (3.77%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
2 2 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 48 (90.57%) Windows
2 42 (79.25%) Windows Server
3 35 (66.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.98%) Linux
5 6 (11.32%) Unix
6 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (66.04%) TOGAF
2 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
3 3 (5.66%) Business Continuity
3 3 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (5.66%) Coaching
3 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
3 3 (5.66%) High Availability
3 3 (5.66%) Network Design
3 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.66%) Service Design
3 3 (5.66%) Storage Virtualisation
4 2 (3.77%) Change Management
4 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (3.77%) Open Source
4 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.77%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (1.89%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (66.04%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.66%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.77%) PHP
3 2 (3.77%) Ruby
3 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (77.36%) Hyper-V
1 41 (77.36%) XenDesktop
2 35 (66.04%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.09%) XenApp
5 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
6 6 (11.32%) vSphere
7 2 (3.77%) KVM
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Nagios
2 3 (5.66%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.66%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (3.77%) Ansible
3 2 (3.77%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (3.77%) Cacti
3 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.77%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 50 (94.34%) VMware
2 48 (90.57%) Citrix
3 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
4 10 (18.87%) HP
5 9 (16.98%) Cisco
6 6 (11.32%) Dell
6 6 (11.32%) NetApp
7 3 (5.66%) Brocade
7 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.66%) EMC
7 3 (5.66%) Extreme Networks
7 3 (5.66%) IBM
7 3 (5.66%) Intel
7 3 (5.66%) Lancope
7 3 (5.66%) Oracle
7 3 (5.66%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.66%) SAP
7 3 (5.66%) SonicWALL
7 3 (5.66%) Sun
7 3 (5.66%) Symantec