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 3 months to 25 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 518 559
Rank change year-on-year -32 +41  
Contract jobs citing XenServer 37 134 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.72% 2.00% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 90 42
Median daily rate £400 £280 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -16.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £223 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +42.85% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 £31.00 £28.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +9.54%  
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5162 6689 5926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 4127 3352
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 468 622
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Top 17 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 3 months to 25 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
England -55 29 £400 +42.94% 16
South East +40 16 £401 -2.78% 2
Hampshire +15 13 £405 - 1
London -3 7 £370 -1.40% 7
Wales - 5 £280 -
Cardiff - 5 £280 -
South Wales - 5 £280 -
South West +5 4 - - 1
Bristol - 4 - - 1
Berkshire +18 2 £350 +12.00% 1
Slough +5 2 £350 +55.55% 1
North East -5 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £403 -
Durham - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 £325 -
Reigate - 1 £325 -
Southampton - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for XenServer.

1 65 (86.67%) VMware
2 63 (84.00%) Citrix
3 54 (72.00%) Windows
4 40 (53.33%) XenDesktop
5 36 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (48.00%) NetScaler
6 33 (44.00%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (44.00%) Hyper-V
7 29 (38.67%) PowerShell
7 29 (38.67%) Microsoft
8 27 (36.00%) XenApp
9 26 (34.67%) Linux
10 25 (33.33%) Windows Server
11 21 (28.00%) Firewall
12 19 (25.33%) Skype for Business
12 19 (25.33%) TOGAF
13 17 (22.67%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (18.67%) SCCM
14 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
15 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
16 12 (16.00%) Windows 7
17 11 (14.67%) Finance
18 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
18 10 (13.33%) Load Balancing
18 10 (13.33%) vSphere
19 9 (12.00%) DevOps
19 9 (12.00%) Manufacturing
19 9 (12.00%) Programme Management
19 9 (12.00%) SQL Server

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 19 (25.33%) Skype for Business
2 6 (8.00%) Apache
3 5 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.33%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.00%) CloudStack
5 3 (4.00%) IIS
6 2 (2.67%) Confluence
6 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) IaaS
1 7 (9.33%) PaaS
2 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.00%) Office 365
5 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.33%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 36 (48.00%) NetScaler
2 21 (28.00%) Firewall
3 7 (9.33%) SMTP
3 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.67%) DHCP
4 5 (6.67%) NAS
4 5 (6.67%) SAN
5 4 (5.33%) DNS
5 4 (5.33%) LAN
5 4 (5.33%) WAN
6 3 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.00%) POP3
7 2 (2.67%) FTP
7 2 (2.67%) LDAP
7 2 (2.67%) VLAN
8 1 (1.33%) HTTP
8 1 (1.33%) Internet
8 1 (1.33%) SMS
8 1 (1.33%) SSL
8 1 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) MySQL
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Big Data
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.67%) JIRA
2 5 (6.67%) Subversion
3 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.33%) Hudson
4 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.67%) Electronics
3 5 (6.67%) Marketing
3 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Designer
1 17 (22.67%) Solutions Designer
2 9 (12.00%) Consultant
3 8 (10.67%) Citrix Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Citrix Designer
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Citrix Support
8 3 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) LAMP
2 2 (2.67%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (2.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.33%) libvirt
3 1 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.33%) REST
3 1 (1.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.00%) Clustering
2 3 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (4.00%) NHS
2 3 (4.00%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.33%) CMDB
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.33%) PKI
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (72.00%) Windows
2 36 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (34.67%) Linux
4 25 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 12 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.33%) Unix
7 6 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.00%) CentOS
9 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.67%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) TOGAF
2 10 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 9 (12.00%) DevOps
3 9 (12.00%) Programme Management
4 8 (10.67%) Configuration Management
4 8 (10.67%) ITIL
5 6 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.00%) High Availability
6 5 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.33%) Open Source
8 3 (4.00%) Server Building
8 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.00%) Service Management
8 3 (4.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (2.67%) Data Deduplication
9 2 (2.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.67%) Python
3 7 (9.33%) Bash Shell
3 7 (9.33%) SQL
4 5 (6.67%) Ruby
5 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.00%) C
6 3 (4.00%) C#
6 3 (4.00%) Java
7 2 (2.67%) C++
7 2 (2.67%) Perl
7 2 (2.67%) PHP
8 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (8.00%) Degree
5 3 (4.00%) CCA
5 3 (4.00%) CCAA
5 3 (4.00%) ISEB
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.67%) MCITP
6 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.33%) CCNA
7 1 (1.33%) CCNP
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.33%) MCTS
7 1 (1.33%) RHCA
7 1 (1.33%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.33%) VCP4
7 1 (1.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (53.33%) XenDesktop
2 33 (44.00%) Hyper-V
2 33 (44.00%) VMware ESXi
2 33 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (36.00%) XenApp
4 17 (22.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
6 10 (13.33%) vSphere
7 5 (6.67%) Xen
8 4 (5.33%) KVM
8 4 (5.33%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (4.00%) Terminal Server
10 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.33%) Docker
11 1 (1.33%) iptables
11 1 (1.33%) MetaFrame
11 1 (1.33%) NFS
11 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) SCCM
2 6 (8.00%) Ansible
2 6 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.67%) Puppet
4 4 (5.33%) XenMobile
5 3 (4.00%) EdgeSight
5 3 (4.00%) Nagios
6 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.67%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.67%) SCOM
6 2 (2.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.67%) WSUS
6 2 (2.67%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.33%) Kibana
7 1 (1.33%) logstash
7 1 (1.33%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.33%) Simpana
7 1 (1.33%) Webmin
Vendors
1 65 (86.67%) VMware
2 63 (84.00%) Citrix
3 29 (38.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.33%) Cisco
5 6 (8.00%) SAP
6 4 (5.33%) AppSense
6 4 (5.33%) Google
6 4 (5.33%) HP
7 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.67%) arcserve
8 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.67%) Juniper
8 2 (2.67%) McAfee
8 2 (2.67%) NetApp
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle
8 2 (2.67%) Symantec
8 2 (2.67%) Veritas
9 1 (1.33%) CommVault
9 1 (1.33%) Remedy
9 1 (1.33%) ThinPrint
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago