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 22 May 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
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 516 577
Rank change year-on-year -54 +61  
Contract jobs citing XenServer 26 129 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 1.96% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 79 34
Median daily rate £350 £298 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -11.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £247 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £451 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +30.35% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 2
Median hourly rate £104.25 £29.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +259.48% -5.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.65 £18.25 £30.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.85 £35.70 £31.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year -27.58% -5.69%  

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 4887 6596 5933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.92% 12.33% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3134 4063 3337
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +10.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 446 673
Median hourly rate £17.39 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.47% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -14.31% +15.15%  

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 22 May 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 22 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Top 21 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 22 May 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 -49 25 £350 +18.64% 23
South East +11 12 £358 -1.58% 1
London +5 10 £330 -13.28% 8
Hampshire +19 6 £375 +36.36%
Surrey +2 3 £350 -6.66%
North East -5 2 - -
Redhill - 2 £350 -
Durham - 2 - -
West Sussex +24 1 - -
West Midlands +24 1 £425 -8.10%
Kent +8 1 £400 -
Crawley +8 1 - -
Winchester +8 1 £365 +32.72%
Southampton +3 1 £375 +25.00%
Banbury +1 1 £300 -17.58%
Oxfordshire 0 1 £300 -17.58%
Reigate -15 1 £325 -
Fareham - 1 £275 -
Coventry - 1 £425 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Canterbury - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (80.56%) Citrix
2 57 (79.17%) VMware
3 56 (77.78%) Windows
4 39 (54.17%) XenDesktop
5 38 (52.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (47.22%) PowerShell
7 32 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
9 29 (40.28%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (40.28%) Windows Server
10 27 (37.50%) NetScaler
10 27 (37.50%) XenApp
11 26 (36.11%) Linux
12 23 (31.94%) Hyper-V
13 21 (29.17%) vSphere
14 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
15 19 (26.39%) SCCM
16 15 (20.83%) Skype for Business
16 15 (20.83%) TOGAF
17 13 (18.06%) Firewall
17 13 (18.06%) Python
17 13 (18.06%) DevOps
17 13 (18.06%) Windows 7
17 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
18 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 12 (16.67%) Unix
18 12 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
19 11 (15.28%) Cisco
19 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
19 11 (15.28%) Amazon AWS

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 15 (20.83%) Skype for Business
2 9 (12.50%) OpenStack
3 8 (11.11%) CloudStack
4 4 (5.56%) IIS
5 3 (4.17%) Apache
6 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (4.17%) Office 365
4 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.39%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (1.39%) IaaS
5 1 (1.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (37.50%) NetScaler
2 13 (18.06%) Firewall
3 5 (6.94%) NAS
3 5 (6.94%) SAN
4 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.17%) DHCP
6 2 (2.78%) DNS
6 2 (2.78%) FTP
6 2 (2.78%) LDAP
6 2 (2.78%) SMTP
6 2 (2.78%) VLAN
6 2 (2.78%) Wireless
7 1 (1.39%) HTTP
7 1 (1.39%) Internet
7 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.39%) SSL
7 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.94%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.56%) MySQL
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.17%) JIRA
2 3 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.39%) Hudson
4 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.94%) Electronics
3 5 (6.94%) Marketing
3 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) Designer
1 13 (18.06%) Solutions Designer
2 12 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Consultant
4 8 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Citrix Designer
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Citrix Support
8 3 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) LAMP
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (1.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.39%) libvirt
3 1 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.39%) REST
3 1 (1.39%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Clustering
1 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (4.17%) Private Cloud
1 3 (4.17%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.78%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.39%) CMDB
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) PKI
3 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (77.78%) Windows
2 38 (52.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (40.28%) Windows Server
4 26 (36.11%) Linux
5 13 (18.06%) Windows 7
6 12 (16.67%) Unix
7 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (9.72%) Windows 8
8 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.78%) CentOS
9 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) TOGAF
2 13 (18.06%) DevOps
3 9 (12.50%) Change Management
4 8 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 8 (11.11%) Open Source
5 7 (9.72%) Load Balancing
5 7 (9.72%) Programme Management
6 6 (8.33%) High Availability
6 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.94%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (6.94%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.17%) ITIL
9 3 (4.17%) Server Building
9 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
10 2 (2.78%) Business Continuity
10 2 (2.78%) Identity Management
10 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.22%) PowerShell
2 13 (18.06%) Python
3 10 (13.89%) Bash Shell
4 8 (11.11%) Ruby
5 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.33%) SQL
7 4 (5.56%) C
8 3 (4.17%) C#
9 2 (2.78%) C++
9 2 (2.78%) Java
9 2 (2.78%) Perl
10 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.39%) CCNA
6 1 (1.39%) CCNP
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.39%) MCITP
6 1 (1.39%) MCP
6 1 (1.39%) MCSE
6 1 (1.39%) MCTS
6 1 (1.39%) RHCA
6 1 (1.39%) RHCE
6 1 (1.39%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (54.17%) XenDesktop
2 32 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (40.28%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (37.50%) XenApp
5 23 (31.94%) Hyper-V
6 21 (29.17%) vSphere
7 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
8 12 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (11.11%) Xen
10 4 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (2.78%) KVM
11 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (1.39%) Docker
12 1 (1.39%) iptables
12 1 (1.39%) MetaFrame
12 1 (1.39%) NFS
12 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
12 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (26.39%) SCCM
2 10 (13.89%) Puppet
3 9 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (8.33%) Cobbler
5 5 (6.94%) WSUS
6 4 (5.56%) Ansible
6 4 (5.56%) XenMobile
7 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.78%) EdgeSight
7 2 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.78%) SCOM
7 2 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.39%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.39%) SCSM
8 1 (1.39%) Simpana
8 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 58 (80.56%) Citrix
2 57 (79.17%) VMware
3 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.28%) Cisco
5 6 (8.33%) SAP
6 5 (6.94%) arcserve
6 5 (6.94%) HP
6 5 (6.94%) Juniper
6 5 (6.94%) McAfee
7 4 (5.56%) Google
8 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.78%) AppSense
9 2 (2.78%) NetApp
9 2 (2.78%) Oracle
9 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.78%) Symantec
9 2 (2.78%) Veritas
10 1 (1.39%) Avaya
10 1 (1.39%) CommVault
10 1 (1.39%) Remedy
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