Period
to 22 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 April 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
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 741 753 679
Rank change year-on-year +12 -74 +3
Contract jobs citing XenServer 141 83 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.090% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.06% 0.78% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 52 117
UK median daily rate £325 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% -18.75%
10th Percentile £235 £263 £261
90th Percentile £450 £449 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £378 £300
% change year-on-year -13.91% +25.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 11
UK median hourly rate £37.70 £46.50 £21.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.94% +111.60% -28.54%
10th Percentile £15.25 £19.50 £16.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £76.35 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £46.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -48.92% +116.28% -30.08%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,332 10,592 11,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 11.51% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,644 6,688 7,043
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 730 970
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +1.59% +1.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.83 £46.76 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XenServer as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenServer over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenServer over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 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
UK excluding London +38 123 £325 -13.91% 20
England +1 107 £325 -10.34% 30
South East -16 39 £375 - 5
North of England +1 33 £300 -25.47% 10
Scotland - 31 £290 - 1
North East +44 20 £300 +9.09%
London -52 14 £375 +15.21% 11
Yorkshire -1 11 £250 -33.33% 5
Midlands -3 9 £276 -35.18% 1
South West +19 8 £363 - 1
West Midlands 0 7 £276 -35.18% 1
East of England - 4 - - 2
North West -17 2 £350 -18.60% 5
East Midlands - 2 £290 -

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 with a requirement for XenServer.

1 127 (90.07%) Citrix
2 113 (80.14%) VMware
3 109 (77.30%) Windows
4 97 (68.79%) XenDesktop
5 87 (61.70%) XenApp
6 85 (60.28%) Windows Server
7 81 (57.45%) Microsoft
8 76 (53.90%) PowerShell
9 73 (51.77%) Active Directory
10 69 (48.94%) VMware Infrastructure
11 56 (39.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 56 (39.72%) NetScaler
12 54 (38.30%) Hyper-V
13 48 (34.04%) DNS
14 44 (31.21%) DHCP
15 42 (29.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 41 (29.08%) Security Cleared
17 40 (28.37%) Firewall
18 39 (27.66%) SC Cleared
18 39 (27.66%) Ivanti
19 36 (25.53%) VMware ESXi
20 32 (22.70%) SCCM
20 32 (22.70%) ITIL
21 31 (21.99%) SQL
22 27 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
23 25 (17.73%) Windows 7
24 24 (17.02%) MS Exchange
25 23 (16.31%) Microsoft Certification
26 22 (15.60%) Finance
27 21 (14.89%) Linux

XenServer
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 24 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 21 (14.89%) OpenStack
2 21 (14.89%) Skype for Business
3 9 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.38%) IIS
4 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.84%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.35%) IaaS
2 14 (9.93%) PaaS
3 11 (7.80%) Office 365
4 8 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (4.26%) SaaS
6 4 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.84%) Yammer
7 2 (1.42%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.71%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 56 (39.72%) NetScaler
2 48 (34.04%) DNS
3 44 (31.21%) DHCP
4 40 (28.37%) Firewall
5 19 (13.48%) SAN
6 14 (9.93%) Remote Desktop
7 13 (9.22%) VSAN
8 12 (8.51%) TCP/IP
8 12 (8.51%) VLAN
9 9 (6.38%) VPN
10 6 (4.26%) LAN
11 5 (3.55%) WAN
12 4 (2.84%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.84%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.84%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.84%) Skype
12 4 (2.84%) SMTP
12 4 (2.84%) Telnet
12 4 (2.84%) VoIP
13 3 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) MySQL
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.71%) Big Data
4 1 (0.71%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.38%) MSI
2 5 (3.55%) Rational Team Concert
3 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (15.60%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Banking
2 5 (3.55%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.42%) Back Office
3 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (22.70%) Citrix Engineer
2 18 (12.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (12.06%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.64%) Designer
4 15 (10.64%) Solutions Designer
5 12 (8.51%) Server Engineer
5 12 (8.51%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (7.80%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 11 (7.80%) Citrix Server Engineer
6 11 (7.80%) Windows Server Engineer
7 10 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (7.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 9 (6.38%) Architect
9 8 (5.67%) Virtualisation Specialist
10 7 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.26%) Citrix Designer
11 6 (4.26%) Design Engineer
12 5 (3.55%) Consultant
12 5 (3.55%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.67%) Clustering
3 8 (5.67%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.55%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.55%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.84%) PKI
6 2 (1.42%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (77.30%) Windows
2 85 (60.28%) Windows Server
3 56 (39.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (29.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (17.73%) Windows 7
6 21 (14.89%) Linux
7 19 (13.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.96%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.26%) CentOS
9 6 (4.26%) Ubuntu
9 6 (4.26%) Windows NT
10 5 (3.55%) Unix
11 3 (2.13%) Debian
11 3 (2.13%) FreeBSD
11 3 (2.13%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.13%) SUSE
11 3 (2.13%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.42%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.70%) ITIL
2 18 (12.77%) Analytics
3 16 (11.35%) TOGAF
4 12 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (7.80%) Virtual Environments
6 9 (6.38%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.38%) Software Delivery
6 9 (6.38%) Software Distribution
7 8 (5.67%) Application Packaging
7 8 (5.67%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.96%) Disk Encryption
8 7 (4.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (4.26%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 6 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.26%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.26%) Migration
10 5 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.55%) High Availability
10 5 (3.55%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (2.84%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 76 (53.90%) PowerShell
2 31 (21.99%) SQL
3 12 (8.51%) VBScript
4 10 (7.09%) VB
5 9 (6.38%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.55%) Python
7 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.13%) Ruby
7 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 41 (29.08%) Security Cleared
2 39 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 23 (16.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (8.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (7.09%) Citrix Certification
6 9 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (6.38%) Degree
7 6 (4.26%) CCA
7 6 (4.26%) MCSE
8 4 (2.84%) CCNA
8 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.13%) MCITP
10 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.42%) CCNP
11 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 97 (68.79%) XenDesktop
2 87 (61.70%) XenApp
3 73 (51.77%) Active Directory
4 69 (48.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 54 (38.30%) Hyper-V
6 36 (25.53%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (9.22%) VMware NSX
8 13 (9.22%) vSphere
9 7 (4.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (4.26%) BitLocker
10 6 (4.26%) VirtualBox
10 6 (4.26%) Xen
11 4 (2.84%) DFS Replication
11 4 (2.84%) Terminal Server
12 3 (2.13%) KVM
12 3 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (1.42%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.71%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (22.70%) SCCM
2 15 (10.64%) PowerCLI
3 13 (9.22%) vRealize
3 13 (9.22%) WSUS
4 12 (8.51%) SafeCom
5 10 (7.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (4.26%) Backup Exec
6 6 (4.26%) EdgeSight
6 6 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.55%) Ansible
8 4 (2.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.84%) Puppet
8 4 (2.84%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.13%) Cobbler
9 3 (2.13%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.42%) Nagios
10 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 127 (90.07%) Citrix
2 113 (80.14%) VMware
3 81 (57.45%) Microsoft
4 39 (27.66%) Ivanti
5 19 (13.48%) Cisco
6 13 (9.22%) McAfee
7 12 (8.51%) ThinPrint
8 10 (7.09%) Veeam
9 9 (6.38%) Oracle
10 7 (4.96%) HP
10 7 (4.96%) Juniper
10 7 (4.96%) Symantec
11 6 (4.26%) Acronis
11 6 (4.26%) Dell
11 6 (4.26%) Kaspersky
11 6 (4.26%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.26%) Sophos
11 6 (4.26%) Splunk
12 5 (3.55%) arcserve
12 5 (3.55%) Palo Alto