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 3 months to 24 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 254 260
Rank change year-on-year +31 +6  
Contract jobs citing XenServer 16 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.68% 1.37% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 11
Median daily rate £401 £406 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% +47.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £322 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +42.85% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £31.00 -
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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 952 1166 1250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.46% 13.07% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 690 624
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £226 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 104 152
Median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.82% +17.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 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

XenServer
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +23 13 £405 - 1
Berkshire +22 2 £350 +12.00% 1
Surrey +3 1 £325 -18.75%
XenServer
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 26 (92.86%) Citrix
3 24 (85.71%) PowerShell
4 23 (82.14%) Microsoft
4 23 (82.14%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (78.57%) Hyper-V
5 22 (78.57%) XenDesktop
6 21 (75.00%) Windows Server
7 20 (71.43%) NetScaler
7 20 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (67.86%) TOGAF
8 19 (67.86%) Skype for Business
9 12 (42.86%) Firewall
10 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (25.00%) PaaS
11 7 (25.00%) IaaS
12 6 (21.43%) vSphere
12 6 (21.43%) Linux
13 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (17.86%) Subversion
13 5 (17.86%) JIRA
13 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
14 4 (14.29%) Ansible
14 4 (14.29%) DevOps
14 4 (14.29%) XenApp
14 4 (14.29%) Unix
15 3 (10.71%) SQL
15 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
15 3 (10.71%) Python

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 19 (67.86%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) IaaS
1 7 (25.00%) PaaS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) NetScaler
2 12 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (10.71%) NAS
3 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.57%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) SSL
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
1 5 (17.86%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Electronics
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 2 (7.14%) Marketing
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Designer
1 17 (60.71%) Solutions Designer
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix Designer
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Support
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Support
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) LAMP
1 2 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) CMDB
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) PKI
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
2 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (21.43%) Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Unix
6 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) TOGAF
2 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.71%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Microservices
6 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCITP
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) MCTS
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (82.14%) VMware ESXi
2 22 (78.57%) Hyper-V
2 22 (78.57%) XenDesktop
3 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (21.43%) vSphere
5 4 (14.29%) XenApp
6 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
6 3 (10.71%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (7.14%) KVM
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (7.14%) Xen
8 1 (3.57%) Docker
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
8 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Ansible
2 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
3 2 (7.14%) ZABBIX
4 1 (3.57%) PowerCLI
4 1 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (3.57%) SCCM
4 1 (3.57%) SCSM
4 1 (3.57%) Simpana
4 1 (3.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (92.86%) Citrix
3 23 (82.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (3.57%) AppSense
6 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) CommVault
6 1 (3.57%) Google
6 1 (3.57%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago