Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 738 725
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 -118
Contract jobs citing XenServer 141 158 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.11% 1.22% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 100 117
UK median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.22% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £229 £205 £211
90th Percentile £438 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £273 £300
% change year-on-year +20.07% -9.08% -0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 5
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -35.63% +58.18%
10th Percentile £24.00 £25.75 £23.91
90th Percentile £44.25 £36.00 £121.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £28.38 £43.50
% change year-on-year +17.18% -34.77% +58.18%

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 12741 12956 11716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 12.36% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8259 8116 6678
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £157 £173 £160
90th Percentile £606 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 714 886 1255
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.18 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +8 132 £350 -4.11% 17
UK excluding London +10 106 £328 +20.07% 12
South East +34 52 £400 -20.00% 5
North of England +26 35 £278 +10.45% 4
London -31 31 £375 -9.09% 6
North East +35 23 £280 +24.44% 1
Yorkshire +23 8 £275 -36.05% 2
South West +11 7 £313 -18.03% 1
Wales +18 5 £280 -
North West +25 4 £300 -30.23% 1
Midlands +24 4 £288 +19.79% 1
East of England -17 3 - -
West Midlands +23 2 £275 +14.58%
East Midlands +11 2 £303 -28.82% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 128 (90.78%) Citrix
2 107 (75.89%) Windows
3 100 (70.92%) VMware
4 85 (60.28%) XenDesktop
5 70 (49.65%) Hyper-V
6 68 (48.23%) Windows Server
7 67 (47.52%) XenApp
8 66 (46.81%) NetScaler
9 62 (43.97%) Microsoft
10 58 (41.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 52 (36.88%) Skype for Business
12 49 (34.75%) Active Directory
13 45 (31.91%) Firewall
14 40 (28.37%) VMware ESXi
14 40 (28.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 40 (28.37%) PowerShell
15 36 (25.53%) Microsoft App-V
16 34 (24.11%) TOGAF
17 32 (22.70%) MS Exchange
18 28 (19.86%) Linux
18 28 (19.86%) DHCP
18 28 (19.86%) DNS
19 24 (17.02%) Security Cleared
20 21 (14.89%) AppSense
21 20 (14.18%) Exchange Server 2010
22 19 (13.48%) PaaS
22 19 (13.48%) SCCM
22 19 (13.48%) Cisco
22 19 (13.48%) IaaS
23 18 (12.77%) SC Cleared

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 52 (36.88%) Skype for Business
2 32 (22.70%) MS Exchange
3 20 (14.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.55%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.84%) Apache
6 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.84%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.13%) CloudStack
7 3 (2.13%) IIS
7 3 (2.13%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.13%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.42%) Confluence
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.48%) IaaS
1 19 (13.48%) PaaS
2 9 (6.38%) Office 365
3 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.13%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (46.81%) NetScaler
2 45 (31.91%) Firewall
3 28 (19.86%) DHCP
3 28 (19.86%) DNS
4 17 (12.06%) SAN
5 13 (9.22%) LAN
5 13 (9.22%) SMS
5 13 (9.22%) WAN
6 7 (4.96%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.96%) VLAN
7 6 (4.26%) SMTP
8 5 (3.55%) iSCSI
8 5 (3.55%) VPN
9 4 (2.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (2.84%) Ethernet
9 4 (2.84%) IPsec
10 3 (2.13%) HTTP
10 3 (2.13%) Internet
10 3 (2.13%) POP3
10 3 (2.13%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) MySQL
2 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) JIRA
2 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.42%) Subversion
3 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
General
1 11 (7.80%) Finance
2 4 (2.84%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.42%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (20.57%) Designer
1 29 (20.57%) Solutions Designer
2 19 (13.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (12.06%) Citrix Engineer
4 16 (11.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (10.64%) Architect
6 14 (9.93%) Support Engineer
7 13 (9.22%) Desktop Support
8 12 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (8.51%) Consultant
9 11 (7.80%) Citrix Designer
10 9 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (5.67%) Citrix Consultant
12 7 (4.96%) Citrix Architect
12 7 (4.96%) Desktop Engineer
13 6 (4.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
14 5 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 5 (3.55%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 5 (3.55%) XenServer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.42%) LAMP
1 2 (1.42%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (1.42%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.55%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.84%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.13%) NHS
6 2 (1.42%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.42%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.71%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 107 (75.89%) Windows
2 68 (48.23%) Windows Server
3 58 (41.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (19.86%) Linux
5 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (10.64%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.38%) Unix
7 9 (6.38%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.96%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.84%) Solaris
11 2 (1.42%) CentOS
11 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.42%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.71%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.11%) TOGAF
2 14 (9.93%) ITIL
3 13 (9.22%) Load Balancing
4 12 (8.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 10 (7.09%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.38%) Business Continuity
6 9 (6.38%) Software Delivery
7 7 (4.96%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (4.26%) DevOps
9 5 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.84%) Change Management
10 4 (2.84%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.84%) High Availability
10 4 (2.84%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (2.84%) Migration
10 4 (2.84%) Open Source
11 3 (2.13%) Coaching
11 3 (2.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.37%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.80%) SQL
3 5 (3.55%) Bash Shell
3 5 (3.55%) Ruby
3 5 (3.55%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.13%) Java
4 3 (2.13%) Python
5 2 (1.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.09%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (5.67%) Degree
6 5 (3.55%) CCA
6 5 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (3.55%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.55%) MCSE
7 4 (2.84%) CCAA
8 3 (2.13%) ISEB
8 3 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.42%) MCP
10 1 (0.71%) CCEA
10 1 (0.71%) CCNA
10 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.71%) MCITP
10 1 (0.71%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.84%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 85 (60.28%) XenDesktop
2 70 (49.65%) Hyper-V
3 67 (47.52%) XenApp
4 49 (34.75%) Active Directory
5 40 (28.37%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (28.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 36 (25.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (12.77%) vSphere
8 7 (4.96%) Xen
9 4 (2.84%) NFS
9 4 (2.84%) Terminal Server
9 4 (2.84%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.42%) KVM
10 2 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.71%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (13.48%) SCCM
2 8 (5.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.96%) Nagios
4 5 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.84%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (2.84%) Puppet
5 4 (2.84%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (2.13%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (2.13%) Cacti
6 3 (2.13%) Cobbler
6 3 (2.13%) EdgeSight
6 3 (2.13%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.13%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.13%) XenMobile
7 2 (1.42%) Ansible
7 2 (1.42%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.42%) WSUS
7 2 (1.42%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 128 (90.78%) Citrix
2 100 (70.92%) VMware
3 62 (43.97%) Microsoft
4 21 (14.89%) AppSense
5 19 (13.48%) Cisco
6 14 (9.93%) HP
7 7 (4.96%) NetApp
8 6 (4.26%) Dell
8 6 (4.26%) Oracle
8 6 (4.26%) SAP
9 4 (2.84%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.84%) EMC
9 4 (2.84%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (2.84%) Lancope
9 4 (2.84%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.13%) CA
10 3 (2.13%) IBM
10 3 (2.13%) Intel
10 3 (2.13%) Juniper
10 3 (2.13%) Sun