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 29 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.

Citrix XenServer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 563 543
Rank change year-on-year -6 -20  
Contract jobs citing XenServer 36 85 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.71% 1.44% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 49 59
Median daily rate £326 £366 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.12% -13.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £425
% change year-on-year -9.09% -22.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.25 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.17% -30.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.75 £30.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.85 £32.50 £31.35
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 5045 5890 5499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 10.94% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3208 3585 3024
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 459 634
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 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 29 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 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 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Top 25 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 29 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 -3 32 £326 -11.12% 20
London +27 15 £326 -21.09% 7
South East -6 10 £350 -3.44% 2
Hampshire +3 5 £375 +25.00%
City of London -4 4 £388 +3.40% 1
North East - 4 £250 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £225 -
Surrey -3 2 £350 -6.66%
Redhill - 2 £350 -
Fareham - 2 £275 -
North West +23 1 £240 -4.00% 1
Yorkshire +17 1 - - 4
West Midlands +12 1 £425 +14.86%
Kent +8 1 £400 -11.11%
West Sussex +5 1 - -
Southampton +4 1 £375 +25.00%
Canterbury - 1 £400 -
Banbury - 1 £300 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £240 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £240 -
Coventry - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 29 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 73 (76.04%) Citrix
2 71 (73.96%) VMware
3 69 (71.88%) Windows
4 47 (48.96%) XenDesktop
5 40 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 40 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 39 (40.63%) Linux
6 39 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 38 (39.58%) XenApp
8 35 (36.46%) Active Directory
9 34 (35.42%) Windows Server
10 28 (29.17%) vSphere
11 26 (27.08%) NetScaler
11 26 (27.08%) SCCM
12 23 (23.96%) Hyper-V
13 22 (22.92%) Python
14 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
14 21 (21.88%) Puppet
14 21 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
15 20 (20.83%) DevOps
16 19 (19.79%) Firewall
17 18 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
17 18 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
18 17 (17.71%) Skype for Business
18 17 (17.71%) Bash Shell
18 17 (17.71%) OpenStack
18 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
18 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
18 17 (17.71%) Unix

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 17 (17.71%) OpenStack
1 17 (17.71%) Skype for Business
2 15 (15.63%) CloudStack
3 8 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.21%) Apache
6 3 (3.13%) IIS
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.04%) Commerce Server
8 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.04%) JBoss
8 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.13%) Office 365
5 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.04%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.08%) NetScaler
2 19 (19.79%) Firewall
3 15 (15.63%) DHCP
4 14 (14.58%) DNS
5 8 (8.33%) SAN
5 8 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (7.29%) NAS
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (6.25%) Wireless
8 4 (4.17%) VLAN
9 3 (3.13%) BIG-IP
9 3 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (3.13%) IPsec
9 3 (3.13%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.13%) LAN
9 3 (3.13%) Network Security
10 2 (2.08%) LDAP
10 2 (2.08%) SMTP
10 2 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (6.25%) MySQL
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.13%) JIRA
3 3 (3.13%) Subversion
4 2 (2.08%) MSI
4 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.04%) Hudson
5 1 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.21%) Electronics
3 5 (5.21%) Marketing
3 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (17.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (11.46%) Designer
2 11 (11.46%) Solutions Designer
3 9 (9.38%) Consultant
4 8 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.25%) Citrix Consultant
6 6 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Citrix Designer
9 3 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (3.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) VMware Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) XenServer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) LAMP
2 3 (3.13%) libvirt
2 3 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.04%) REST
4 1 (1.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 6 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 6 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 5 (5.21%) Clustering
3 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.13%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.13%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.04%) CMDB
5 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (71.88%) Windows
2 40 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (40.63%) Linux
4 34 (35.42%) Windows Server
5 17 (17.71%) Unix
6 14 (14.58%) Windows 7
7 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (8.33%) Windows 8
10 5 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.13%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.08%) CentOS
13 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.04%) Windows NT
13 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) DevOps
2 13 (13.54%) TOGAF
3 10 (10.42%) Configuration Management
3 10 (10.42%) Open Source
4 9 (9.38%) Change Management
4 9 (9.38%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (8.33%) ITIL
5 8 (8.33%) Software Delivery
6 7 (7.29%) Programme Management
7 6 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.21%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.17%) High Availability
9 4 (4.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.17%) Project Management
10 3 (3.13%) Server Building
10 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 22 (22.92%) Python
3 17 (17.71%) Bash Shell
4 15 (15.63%) Ruby
5 13 (13.54%) Shell Script
6 11 (11.46%) SQL
7 6 (6.25%) C
8 4 (4.17%) Java
8 4 (4.17%) VBScript
9 3 (3.13%) C#
9 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.13%) VB
10 2 (2.08%) C++
10 2 (2.08%) Perl
11 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.29%) Degree
4 6 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.21%) CCNA
5 5 (5.21%) CCNP
5 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.13%) RHCA
6 3 (3.13%) RHCE
6 3 (3.13%) RHCSA
7 2 (2.08%) CCSA
7 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.04%) CCA
8 1 (1.04%) CCAA
8 1 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.04%) MCITP
8 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (48.96%) XenDesktop
2 39 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (39.58%) XenApp
4 35 (36.46%) Active Directory
5 28 (29.17%) vSphere
6 23 (23.96%) Hyper-V
7 21 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (14.58%) Xen
10 5 (5.21%) VMware ESX
11 4 (4.17%) KVM
11 4 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (3.13%) iptables
12 3 (3.13%) NFS
13 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
13 1 (1.04%) MetaFrame
13 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (1.04%) Terminal Server
13 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
13 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (27.08%) SCCM
2 21 (21.88%) Puppet
3 18 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (11.46%) Cobbler
5 7 (7.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (6.25%) Ansible
6 6 (6.25%) XenMobile
7 5 (5.21%) WSUS
8 3 (3.13%) Backup Exec
8 3 (3.13%) HAProxy
9 2 (2.08%) AppDNA
9 2 (2.08%) EdgeSight
9 2 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (1.04%) PowerCLI
10 1 (1.04%) SafeCom
10 1 (1.04%) Webmin
Vendors
1 73 (76.04%) Citrix
2 71 (73.96%) VMware
3 40 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 16 (16.67%) Cisco
5 9 (9.38%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.33%) AppSense
6 8 (8.33%) HP
6 8 (8.33%) Juniper
7 7 (7.29%) SAP
8 6 (6.25%) Intel Security
9 5 (5.21%) arcserve
9 5 (5.21%) Oracle
10 4 (4.17%) NetApp
10 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.13%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.13%) Dell
11 3 (3.13%) F5
12 2 (2.08%) Google
12 2 (2.08%) Infoblox
12 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds
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