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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenServer
UK
Rank 558 558 543
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15  
Contract jobs citing XenServer 38 84 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.75% 1.46% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 47 57
Median daily rate £326 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.20% -14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £264 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £328 £425
% change year-on-year -8.39% -22.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.17% -30.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year -1.17% -30.89%  

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 5044 5746 5382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.84% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3210 3484 2953
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 447 607
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.40 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Top 26 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 24 March 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 -15 34 £326 -10.20% 26
London +24 14 £326 -17.85% 9
South East +6 12 £350 -3.44% 3
Hampshire +3 7 £375 +25.00%
City of London +4 4 £388 +3.40% 3
North East - 4 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £225 -
Surrey +9 2 £350 -6.66%
West Midlands +6 2 £425 +14.86% 1
Redhill - 2 £350 -
Fareham - 2 £275 -
North West +21 1 £240 -4.00% 2
Yorkshire +11 1 - - 5
Southampton +6 1 £375 +25.00%
Kent +4 1 £400 -11.11%
West Sussex +1 1 - -
Birmingham -3 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £240 -
Canterbury - 1 £400 -
Banbury - 1 £300 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £240 -

XenServer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 77 (76.24%) Citrix
2 76 (75.25%) VMware
3 72 (71.29%) Windows
4 49 (48.51%) XenDesktop
5 43 (42.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (42.57%) Linux
5 43 (42.57%) Microsoft
6 41 (40.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (39.60%) PowerShell
8 39 (38.61%) XenApp
9 38 (37.62%) Windows Server
10 36 (35.64%) Active Directory
11 28 (27.72%) vSphere
12 27 (26.73%) NetScaler
13 26 (25.74%) Hyper-V
14 24 (23.76%) SCCM
15 23 (22.77%) Security Cleared
15 23 (22.77%) VMware ESXi
15 23 (22.77%) Python
15 23 (22.77%) Firewall
16 22 (21.78%) Puppet
17 21 (20.79%) Cisco
18 20 (19.80%) DevOps
19 19 (18.81%) SC Cleared
20 18 (17.82%) Bash Shell
20 18 (17.82%) Unix
20 18 (17.82%) OpenStack
20 18 (17.82%) Opscode Chef
21 17 (16.83%) SQL Server
21 17 (16.83%) Skype for Business

XenServer
Top Related 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 18 (17.82%) OpenStack
2 17 (16.83%) Skype for Business
3 15 (14.85%) CloudStack
4 8 (7.92%) MS Exchange
5 6 (5.94%) Apache
5 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.97%) IIS
7 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.99%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.99%) JBoss
8 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (10.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.95%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.97%) Office 365
5 2 (1.98%) IaaS
5 2 (1.98%) SaaS
6 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.99%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.73%) NetScaler
2 23 (22.77%) Firewall
3 15 (14.85%) DHCP
4 14 (13.86%) DNS
5 10 (9.90%) SAN
6 9 (8.91%) NAS
6 9 (8.91%) TCP/IP
6 9 (8.91%) Wireless
7 7 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (4.95%) VLAN
9 4 (3.96%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.97%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (2.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (2.97%) IPsec
10 3 (2.97%) LAN
10 3 (2.97%) Network Security
11 2 (1.98%) BGP
11 2 (1.98%) DMVPN
11 2 (1.98%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.93%) MySQL
4 6 (5.94%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.99%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.97%) JIRA
3 3 (2.97%) Subversion
4 2 (1.98%) MSI
4 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.99%) Hudson
5 1 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.95%) Electronics
3 5 (4.95%) Marketing
3 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.99%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (16.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (10.89%) Designer
2 11 (10.89%) Solutions Designer
3 8 (7.92%) Analyst
3 8 (7.92%) Citrix Engineer
3 8 (7.92%) Consultant
3 8 (7.92%) Platform Engineer
4 7 (6.93%) Architect
5 6 (5.94%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.95%) Citrix Consultant
6 5 (4.95%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.97%) Citrix Designer
8 3 (2.97%) XenServer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) LAMP
2 4 (3.96%) libvirt
2 4 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.98%) .NET
4 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.99%) REST
4 1 (0.99%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.94%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.94%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.95%) Clustering
4 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.96%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.96%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.97%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.98%) PKI
7 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.99%) CMDB
7 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 72 (71.29%) Windows
2 43 (42.57%) Linux
3 41 (40.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (37.62%) Windows Server
5 18 (17.82%) Unix
6 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (11.88%) Windows 7
8 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (7.92%) Windows 8
10 7 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.98%) CentOS
13 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.80%) DevOps
2 16 (15.84%) TOGAF
3 11 (10.89%) Configuration Management
3 11 (10.89%) Open Source
4 10 (9.90%) Change Management
4 10 (9.90%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.91%) ITIL
6 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (7.92%) Software Delivery
7 7 (6.93%) Programme Management
8 6 (5.94%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.95%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (3.96%) High Availability
10 4 (3.96%) Kernel Tuning
10 4 (3.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.96%) Project Management
11 3 (2.97%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 40 (39.60%) PowerShell
2 23 (22.77%) Python
3 18 (17.82%) Bash Shell
4 15 (14.85%) Ruby
5 13 (12.87%) Shell Script
6 12 (11.88%) SQL
7 6 (5.94%) C
8 4 (3.96%) Java
8 4 (3.96%) VBScript
9 3 (2.97%) C#
9 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.97%) VB
10 2 (1.98%) C++
10 2 (1.98%) Perl
11 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (22.77%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.81%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.91%) Degree
4 7 (6.93%) CCNA
4 7 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.94%) CCNP
5 6 (5.94%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.96%) RHCA
6 4 (3.96%) RHCE
6 4 (3.96%) RHCSA
7 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.98%) CCSA
8 2 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.99%) CCA
9 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.99%) MCITP
9 1 (0.99%) MCSD
9 1 (0.99%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (48.51%) XenDesktop
2 43 (42.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (38.61%) XenApp
4 36 (35.64%) Active Directory
5 28 (27.72%) vSphere
6 26 (25.74%) Hyper-V
7 23 (22.77%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (16.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (13.86%) Xen
10 5 (4.95%) KVM
11 4 (3.96%) iptables
11 4 (3.96%) NFS
11 4 (3.96%) VMware ESX
11 4 (3.96%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.99%) Docker
13 1 (0.99%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.99%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.99%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (23.76%) SCCM
2 22 (21.78%) Puppet
3 18 (17.82%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (10.89%) Cobbler
5 7 (6.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (5.94%) Ansible
6 6 (5.94%) XenMobile
7 5 (4.95%) WSUS
8 4 (3.96%) HAProxy
9 3 (2.97%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.98%) AppDNA
10 2 (1.98%) EdgeSight
10 2 (1.98%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.98%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.99%) logstash
11 1 (0.99%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.99%) SafeCom
11 1 (0.99%) Webmin
Vendors
1 77 (76.24%) Citrix
2 76 (75.25%) VMware
3 43 (42.57%) Microsoft
4 21 (20.79%) Cisco
5 13 (12.87%) CheckPoint
6 9 (8.91%) HP
6 9 (8.91%) Juniper
7 8 (7.92%) AppSense
7 8 (7.92%) SAP
8 6 (5.94%) Dell
8 6 (5.94%) Intel Security
8 6 (5.94%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.95%) arcserve
9 5 (4.95%) Avaya
9 5 (4.95%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (4.95%) Oracle
10 4 (3.96%) F5
10 4 (3.96%) NetApp
11 3 (2.97%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.98%) Google
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