Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 728 754 697
Rank change year-on-year +26 -57 +52
Contract jobs citing XenServer 169 115 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 1.01% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 87 143
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.81% -8.80%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £220
90th Percentile £450 £433 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £366 £280
% change year-on-year -11.26% +30.80% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 29
UK median hourly rate £37.62 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.65% +18.26% -4.17%
10th Percentile £18.18 £18.68 £18.95
90th Percentile £45.38 £91.03 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.03 £33.25 £28.88
% change year-on-year +8.35% +15.15% -6.10%

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 14,619 11,357 13,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.30% 11.77% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,454 7,314 8,256
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 646 876
UK median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.23% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.88 £47.25 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -9.09% +4.76%

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 19 August 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 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Top 13 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 19 August 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
England -7 127 £353 -2.76% 15
UK excluding London +22 123 £325 -11.26% 9
South East -19 40 £378 -5.63% 2
London -22 36 £381 +12.46% 6
Scotland - 33 £285 -
North of England -6 30 £313 +5.93% 4
North East -3 15 £325 +12.07%
South West -5 14 £350 -
Yorkshire 0 10 £438 +29.63% 2
North West -5 5 £161 -46.25% 2
Midlands -6 4 £288 -17.71% 1
West Midlands -20 4 £288 -32.24% 1
East of England +1 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 157 (92.90%) Citrix
2 135 (79.88%) Windows
3 127 (75.15%) XenDesktop
4 124 (73.37%) VMware
5 106 (62.72%) Active Directory
6 104 (61.54%) Microsoft
7 96 (56.80%) XenApp
8 92 (54.44%) Windows Server
9 86 (50.89%) PowerShell
10 81 (47.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 60 (35.50%) NetScaler
12 59 (34.91%) SCCM
13 58 (34.32%) DNS
14 56 (33.14%) Hyper-V
15 54 (31.95%) Firewall
16 52 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
17 51 (30.18%) DHCP
18 47 (27.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 46 (27.22%) Security Cleared
19 46 (27.22%) ITIL
20 45 (26.63%) SC Cleared
21 44 (26.04%) Windows 7
22 42 (24.85%) Ivanti
23 38 (22.49%) Microsoft App-V
24 35 (20.71%) Windows Server 2012
25 34 (20.12%) SQL
26 33 (19.53%) Office 365
27 31 (18.34%) SAN
28 29 (17.16%) Finance
28 29 (17.16%) MS Exchange

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 29 (17.16%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.83%) OpenStack
2 20 (11.83%) Skype for Business
3 14 (8.28%) SharePoint
4 13 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.55%) IIS
7 3 (1.78%) CloudStack
7 3 (1.78%) JBoss
7 3 (1.78%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.53%) Office 365
2 21 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.51%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (6.51%) Yammer
4 7 (4.14%) IaaS
4 7 (4.14%) PaaS
5 5 (2.96%) SaaS
6 2 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.59%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 60 (35.50%) NetScaler
2 58 (34.32%) DNS
3 54 (31.95%) Firewall
4 51 (30.18%) DHCP
5 31 (18.34%) SAN
6 19 (11.24%) VLAN
7 14 (8.28%) TCP/IP
8 13 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
8 13 (7.69%) Skype
9 12 (7.10%) iSCSI
10 11 (6.51%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (6.51%) VSAN
11 9 (5.33%) VPN
12 6 (3.55%) Telnet
13 5 (2.96%) Wireless
14 2 (1.18%) DDNS
14 2 (1.18%) Internet
14 2 (1.18%) LAN
14 2 (1.18%) NAS
14 2 (1.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.55%) MySQL
3 2 (1.18%) Power BI
3 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.59%) Big Data
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (8.88%) MSI
2 11 (6.51%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 29 (17.16%) Finance
2 8 (4.73%) Banking
2 8 (4.73%) Law
3 7 (4.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.18%) Back Office
4 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (26.04%) Citrix Engineer
2 30 (17.75%) Support Engineer
3 18 (10.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 17 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (8.88%) Server Engineer
6 13 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
6 13 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (7.10%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 12 (7.10%) Citrix Server Engineer
7 12 (7.10%) Windows Server Engineer
8 11 (6.51%) Analyst
9 10 (5.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.92%) Citrix Support
10 9 (5.33%) Designer
10 9 (5.33%) Solutions Designer
10 9 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (5.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 8 (4.73%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (4.73%) IT Engineer
11 8 (4.73%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.78%) .NET
1 3 (1.78%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.47%) Clustering
2 13 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 13 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 11 (6.51%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.51%) PKI
4 3 (1.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.18%) RIA
6 1 (0.59%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 135 (79.88%) Windows
2 92 (54.44%) Windows Server
3 47 (27.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (26.04%) Windows 7
5 35 (20.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (16.57%) Linux
7 17 (10.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (6.51%) Windows 10
9 7 (4.14%) Windows NT
10 5 (2.96%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.37%) Unix
12 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.22%) ITIL
2 19 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (10.65%) Application Packaging
3 18 (10.65%) Migration
4 17 (10.06%) Analytics
5 15 (8.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (8.88%) Software Delivery
5 15 (8.88%) Software Distribution
5 15 (8.88%) Virtual Environments
6 14 (8.28%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.69%) High Availability
8 11 (6.51%) Load Balancing
9 9 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.73%) Disk Encryption
10 8 (4.73%) Personalization
11 7 (4.14%) Problem Management
11 7 (4.14%) Protective Monitoring
11 7 (4.14%) TOGAF
12 6 (3.55%) Programme Management
13 4 (2.37%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (50.89%) PowerShell
2 34 (20.12%) SQL
3 17 (10.06%) VB
3 17 (10.06%) VBScript
4 15 (8.88%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.18%) Python
6 2 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (27.22%) Security Cleared
2 45 (26.63%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.43%) Citrix Certification
3 21 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (8.88%) CCA
5 12 (7.10%) Degree
5 12 (7.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (6.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.78%) MCITP
8 3 (1.78%) MCSE
9 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.59%) MCSA
10 1 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 127 (75.15%) XenDesktop
2 106 (62.72%) Active Directory
3 96 (56.80%) XenApp
4 81 (47.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 56 (33.14%) Hyper-V
6 52 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (22.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (7.69%) vSphere
9 12 (7.10%) DFS Replication
10 11 (6.51%) VMware NSX
11 8 (4.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (4.14%) BitLocker
12 7 (4.14%) VirtualBox
13 5 (2.96%) Xen
14 4 (2.37%) Docker
14 4 (2.37%) Terminal Services
14 4 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
16 1 (0.59%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (34.91%) SCCM
2 25 (14.79%) WSUS
3 16 (9.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (8.28%) PowerCLI
5 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (6.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 11 (6.51%) SafeCom
6 11 (6.51%) vCenter Server
6 11 (6.51%) vRealize
7 9 (5.33%) Backup Exec
8 8 (4.73%) SCOM
9 7 (4.14%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (3.55%) XenMobile
11 3 (1.78%) HP SIM
12 2 (1.18%) Cobbler
12 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (1.18%) Puppet
13 1 (0.59%) EdgeSight
13 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 157 (92.90%) Citrix
2 124 (73.37%) VMware
3 104 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 42 (24.85%) Ivanti
5 24 (14.20%) McAfee
6 18 (10.65%) Cisco
6 18 (10.65%) Veeam
7 16 (9.47%) Dell
8 13 (7.69%) arcserve
9 11 (6.51%) Juniper
9 11 (6.51%) ThinPrint
10 9 (5.33%) Kaspersky
11 8 (4.73%) Sony
11 8 (4.73%) Splunk
12 7 (4.14%) Acronis
12 7 (4.14%) ArcSight
12 7 (4.14%) ESET
12 7 (4.14%) HP
12 7 (4.14%) Sophos
12 7 (4.14%) Symantec