Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 748 710
Rank change year-on-year -13 -38 +41
Contract jobs citing XenServer 118 134 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.77% 1.10% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 101 119
UK median daily rate £388 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +25.00% -13.18%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £205
90th Percentile £456 £438 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £272
% change year-on-year +10.00% +28.91% -9.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 22
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £34.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +17.24% -33.33%
10th Percentile £33.62 £24.00 £25.80
90th Percentile £46.42 £44.25 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.55 £33.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year +12.93% +14.66% -33.33%

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 15,305 12,140 13,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.96% 12.22% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,967 7,822 8,236
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.89%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £175
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 677 900
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £40.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.46
% change year-on-year - +0.24% -1.83%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -28 99 £388 +6.16% 30
UK excluding London -49 68 £385 +10.00% 24
London -11 41 £394 +10.29% 8
South East -33 30 £388 -3.13% 3
North of England -40 15 £438 +54.87% 9
South West -18 11 £350 - 1
Scotland - 10 £290 - 2
North West -12 7 £206 -31.25% 6
Yorkshire -18 7 £444 +31.48% 3
East of England +8 1 - - 9
North East -15 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 £301 +9.27%
Midlands -20 1 £301 +9.27%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 101 (85.59%) Citrix
2 93 (78.81%) Windows
3 78 (66.10%) VMware
4 73 (61.86%) Active Directory
5 72 (61.02%) XenDesktop
6 62 (52.54%) Microsoft
7 57 (48.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 57 (48.31%) Windows Server
8 47 (39.83%) PowerShell
9 46 (38.98%) Firewall
10 43 (36.44%) Hyper-V
11 42 (35.59%) XenApp
12 38 (32.20%) SCCM
13 36 (30.51%) VMware ESXi
14 34 (28.81%) NetScaler
15 32 (27.12%) Office 365
15 32 (27.12%) DNS
16 29 (24.58%) ITIL
16 29 (24.58%) DHCP
17 28 (23.73%) Linux
17 28 (23.73%) Citrix Certification
17 28 (23.73%) Windows 7
18 22 (18.64%) Microsoft App-V
18 22 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
19 21 (17.80%) CCA
20 20 (16.95%) Cisco
20 20 (16.95%) MS Exchange
20 20 (16.95%) Finance
20 20 (16.95%) Security Cleared
20 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008

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 20 (16.95%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.56%) Skype for Business
3 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.24%) CloudStack
6 5 (4.24%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.39%) IIS
8 3 (2.54%) JBoss
8 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.54%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (27.12%) Office 365
2 22 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (6.78%) Yammer
4 6 (5.08%) IaaS
4 6 (5.08%) PaaS
5 5 (4.24%) SaaS
6 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 46 (38.98%) Firewall
2 34 (28.81%) NetScaler
3 32 (27.12%) DNS
4 29 (24.58%) DHCP
5 19 (16.10%) SAN
6 11 (9.32%) TCP/IP
7 10 (8.47%) Skype
7 10 (8.47%) VLAN
8 9 (7.63%) iSCSI
9 8 (6.78%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (5.93%) VPN
11 5 (4.24%) Unified Communications
12 4 (3.39%) Telnet
13 3 (2.54%) LAN
13 3 (2.54%) VPLS
13 3 (2.54%) Wireless
14 2 (1.69%) SMTP
15 1 (0.85%) SNMP
15 1 (0.85%) VoIP
15 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) Power BI
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.85%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Rational Team Concert
2 6 (5.08%) MSI
3 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (16.95%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Law
3 8 (6.78%) Banking
4 6 (5.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Back Office
5 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (19.49%) Support Engineer
2 20 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (16.10%) Citrix Engineer
4 17 (14.41%) Analyst
5 10 (8.47%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (8.47%) Service Analyst
5 10 (8.47%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (7.63%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) Citrix Support
7 8 (6.78%) Consultant
7 8 (6.78%) Designer
7 8 (6.78%) Solutions Designer
7 8 (6.78%) Systems Support
7 8 (6.78%) Systems Support Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.93%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) .NET
2 3 (2.54%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.85%) Middleware
3 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.41%) Clustering
2 9 (7.63%) Fat Client
2 9 (7.63%) PKI
2 9 (7.63%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 5 (4.24%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.69%) RIA
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 93 (78.81%) Windows
2 57 (48.31%) Windows Server
3 28 (23.73%) Linux
3 28 (23.73%) Windows 7
4 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (12.71%) Windows 10
7 6 (5.08%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.54%) Unix
9 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.58%) ITIL
2 20 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (15.25%) Migration
4 12 (10.17%) Load Balancing
5 11 (9.32%) Application Packaging
5 11 (9.32%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.47%) High Availability
7 9 (7.63%) Server Management
8 7 (5.93%) Incident Management
8 7 (5.93%) Patch Management
8 7 (5.93%) TOGAF
9 6 (5.08%) Programme Management
9 6 (5.08%) Software Delivery
9 6 (5.08%) Software Distribution
9 6 (5.08%) Task Automation
10 5 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.24%) Protective Monitoring
10 5 (4.24%) Server Building
10 5 (4.24%) Server Virtualisation
10 5 (4.24%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 47 (39.83%) PowerShell
2 19 (16.10%) SQL
3 7 (5.93%) VB
3 7 (5.93%) VBScript
4 6 (5.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.69%) Python
6 2 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (23.73%) Citrix Certification
2 21 (17.80%) CCA
3 20 (16.95%) Security Cleared
4 15 (12.71%) SC Cleared
5 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (7.63%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (5.08%) MCSE
8 6 (5.08%) MCTS
9 5 (4.24%) VCAP
9 5 (4.24%) VCP4
9 5 (4.24%) VCP5
10 4 (3.39%) MCSA
11 3 (2.54%) Degree
11 3 (2.54%) MCITP
12 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (61.86%) Active Directory
2 72 (61.02%) XenDesktop
3 57 (48.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (36.44%) Hyper-V
5 42 (35.59%) XenApp
6 36 (30.51%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (18.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (16.10%) vSphere
9 9 (7.63%) DFS Replication
10 8 (6.78%) Xen
11 7 (5.93%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (4.24%) vCloud
13 4 (3.39%) Docker
14 2 (1.69%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.85%) NFS
15 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (32.20%) SCCM
2 16 (13.56%) vCenter Server
3 15 (12.71%) WSUS
4 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (7.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (6.78%) SCOM
6 8 (6.78%) XenMobile
7 6 (5.08%) SCVMM
7 6 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (4.24%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (3.39%) Backup Exec
9 4 (3.39%) HP SIM
10 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (2.54%) Puppet
11 2 (1.69%) Cobbler
11 2 (1.69%) Netcool
11 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 101 (85.59%) Citrix
2 78 (66.10%) VMware
3 62 (52.54%) Microsoft
4 20 (16.95%) Cisco
5 14 (11.86%) McAfee
6 13 (11.02%) Dell
7 10 (8.47%) arcserve
7 10 (8.47%) Sony
8 9 (7.63%) Juniper
8 9 (7.63%) NetApp
8 9 (7.63%) Veeam
9 8 (6.78%) HP
9 8 (6.78%) Ivanti
10 7 (5.93%) Splunk
11 5 (4.24%) ArcSight
12 4 (3.39%) ServiceNow
13 3 (2.54%) EMC
13 3 (2.54%) Kaspersky
13 3 (2.54%) NVIDIA
14 2 (1.69%) Red Hat