Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 736 662 760
Rank change year-on-year -74 +98 -166
Contract jobs citing XenServer 112 226 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.99% 1.71% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 144 91
UK median daily rate £350 £285 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.81% -9.52% -3.08%
10th Percentile £261 £220 £185
90th Percentile £425 £479 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +27.68% -6.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 30 3
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £28.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.75% -3.75% +9.09%
10th Percentile £18.68 £19.23 £27.66
90th Percentile £91.03 £36.50 £32.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £29.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +14.66% -5.69% +11.82%

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 11272 13251 11813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.78% 12.18% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7256 8280 6661
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 889 1264
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.68% +3.68%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.40 £41.20 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.10% +5.67%

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 17 August 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 6 months to 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017. 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 -52 102 £350 +22.81% 19
UK excluding London -44 77 £358 +27.68% 9
South East +37 42 £400 +3.23% 1
London -2 30 £339 -13.08% 10
North of England -20 20 £295 +9.06% 6
North East -21 12 £290 +7.31% 3
South West +3 6 £350 +12.00%
Wales 0 5 £280 -
Yorkshire - 5 £338 - 1
North West +26 3 £300 -26.83% 2
Midlands +7 2 £350 -12.50%
East of England -12 2 - - 2
West Midlands +17 1 £425 +15.25%
East Midlands -9 1 £275 -35.29%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 99 (88.39%) Citrix
2 88 (78.57%) VMware
3 85 (75.89%) Windows
4 65 (58.04%) XenDesktop
5 59 (52.68%) Hyper-V
6 53 (47.32%) NetScaler
7 50 (44.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (44.64%) Microsoft
8 48 (42.86%) XenApp
9 47 (41.96%) Windows Server
10 41 (36.61%) VMware ESXi
11 40 (35.71%) Skype for Business
12 39 (34.82%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (29.46%) PowerShell
14 31 (27.68%) Firewall
15 30 (26.79%) Microsoft App-V
15 30 (26.79%) Active Directory
16 29 (25.89%) Linux
17 27 (24.11%) TOGAF
18 21 (18.75%) MS Exchange
19 20 (17.86%) SCCM
20 17 (15.18%) Windows 7
21 16 (14.29%) vSphere
21 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
21 16 (14.29%) AppSense
22 14 (12.50%) PaaS
22 14 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
22 14 (12.50%) IaaS
23 13 (11.61%) DNS
23 13 (11.61%) DHCP

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 40 (35.71%) Skype for Business
2 21 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 14 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.46%) Apache
5 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.57%) CloudStack
6 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.57%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.79%) Confluence
7 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.50%) IaaS
1 14 (12.50%) PaaS
2 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.25%) Office 365
4 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.68%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 53 (47.32%) NetScaler
2 31 (27.68%) Firewall
3 13 (11.61%) DHCP
3 13 (11.61%) DNS
4 11 (9.82%) SAN
5 9 (8.04%) SMS
6 7 (6.25%) LAN
6 7 (6.25%) VLAN
6 7 (6.25%) WAN
7 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.46%) SMTP
9 4 (3.57%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.68%) Internet
10 3 (2.68%) NAS
10 3 (2.68%) POP3
11 2 (1.79%) Skype
11 2 (1.79%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.79%) VPN
12 1 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) MySQL
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.46%) JIRA
1 5 (4.46%) Subversion
General
1 8 (7.14%) Finance
2 6 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Electronics
4 3 (2.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (21.43%) Designer
1 24 (21.43%) Solutions Designer
2 17 (15.18%) Citrix Engineer
3 14 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) Consultant
5 11 (9.82%) Citrix Consultant
6 10 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (8.04%) Desktop Support
7 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (8.04%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Citrix Designer
8 7 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Architect
10 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) Administrator
11 4 (3.57%) SAN Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) Storage Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) LAMP
2 2 (1.79%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.68%) NHS
5 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.79%) Clustering
5 2 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.89%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 85 (75.89%) Windows
2 50 (44.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (41.96%) Windows Server
4 29 (25.89%) Linux
5 17 (15.18%) Windows 7
6 10 (8.93%) Unix
6 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.46%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.57%) Solaris
10 3 (2.68%) CentOS
10 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.79%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.11%) TOGAF
2 12 (10.71%) ITIL
3 10 (8.93%) Load Balancing
4 9 (8.04%) Configuration Management
4 9 (8.04%) DevOps
5 8 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (5.36%) Business Continuity
6 6 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.36%) High Availability
6 6 (5.36%) Programme Management
6 6 (5.36%) Software Delivery
7 4 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (2.68%) Change Management
8 3 (2.68%) Migration
8 3 (2.68%) Scrum
8 3 (2.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (29.46%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.04%) SQL
3 8 (7.14%) Python
4 7 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.36%) Ruby
5 6 (5.36%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.68%) C
6 3 (2.68%) Java
7 2 (1.79%) C#
7 2 (1.79%) C++
7 2 (1.79%) PHP
8 1 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.93%) Degree
4 8 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (3.57%) CCA
8 3 (2.68%) CCAA
8 3 (2.68%) ISEB
8 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.79%) MCITP
9 2 (1.79%) MCSE
10 1 (0.89%) CCEA
10 1 (0.89%) CCNA
10 1 (0.89%) MCTS
10 1 (0.89%) VCP4
10 1 (0.89%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.57%) SLA
3 2 (1.79%) QA
4 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (58.04%) XenDesktop
2 59 (52.68%) Hyper-V
3 48 (42.86%) XenApp
4 41 (36.61%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (34.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (26.79%) Active Directory
6 30 (26.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (14.29%) vSphere
8 6 (5.36%) Xen
9 5 (4.46%) Terminal Services
10 4 (3.57%) NFS
10 4 (3.57%) Terminal Server
10 4 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.79%) KVM
13 1 (0.89%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 20 (17.86%) SCCM
2 6 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (4.46%) Ansible
4 4 (3.57%) Cobbler
4 4 (3.57%) Nagios
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (3.57%) Puppet
5 3 (2.68%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.79%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.79%) SCOM
6 2 (1.79%) WSUS
6 2 (1.79%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.89%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.89%) SCSM
7 1 (0.89%) Simpana
7 1 (0.89%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.89%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 99 (88.39%) Citrix
2 88 (78.57%) VMware
3 50 (44.64%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.29%) AppSense
5 13 (11.61%) Cisco
6 6 (5.36%) HP
7 4 (3.57%) SAP
8 3 (2.68%) Dell
8 3 (2.68%) Draytek
8 3 (2.68%) EnterpriseDB
8 3 (2.68%) Oracle
8 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.68%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.79%) arcserve
9 2 (1.79%) Google
9 2 (1.79%) Juniper
9 2 (1.79%) McAfee
9 2 (1.79%) NetApp
10 1 (0.89%) CommVault
10 1 (0.89%) Wyse