Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 750 716
Rank change year-on-year +14 -34 -57
Contract jobs citing XenServer 140 120 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.09% 1.01% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 73 107
UK median daily rate £320 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.13% +23.08% -7.28%
10th Percentile £185 £204 £250
90th Percentile £438 £523 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £399 £304
% change year-on-year -23.51% +31.10% -6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £29.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.59% -34.08% +59.98%
10th Percentile £18.73 £25.75 £27.22
90th Percentile £39.18 £47.00 £134.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -35.19% -37.93% +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 12,833 11,908 10,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.79% 12.26% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,340 7,468 6,226
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £165 £156
90th Percentile £619 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 836 1,149
UK median hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.20 £44.38 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +1.61%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 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 +31 135 £320 -21.35% 26
UK excluding London +25 108 £305 -23.51% 20
South East -9 53 £400 - 3
North of England +44 38 £275 -36.05% 6
London -26 31 £375 -16.67% 8
North East +60 25 £275 -
Yorkshire +17 8 £235 -45.35% 4
Midlands +11 8 £250 +4.17% 1
West Midlands +11 6 £240 -
North West +12 5 £303 -29.65% 2
Scotland -5 4 £419 +109.38% 2
South West +16 3 £313 -30.56% 3
East of England -14 2 - - 5
East Midlands - 2 £290 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 124 (88.57%) Citrix
2 115 (82.14%) Windows
3 102 (72.86%) VMware
4 87 (62.14%) XenDesktop
5 79 (56.43%) Windows Server
6 71 (50.71%) Hyper-V
7 69 (49.29%) XenApp
8 68 (48.57%) Microsoft
9 65 (46.43%) NetScaler
10 60 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 54 (38.57%) Skype for Business
11 54 (38.57%) Active Directory
12 47 (33.57%) Firewall
12 47 (33.57%) PowerShell
13 42 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 38 (27.14%) VMware ESXi
14 38 (27.14%) MS Exchange
15 36 (25.71%) DHCP
15 36 (25.71%) DNS
16 35 (25.00%) TOGAF
17 34 (24.29%) Microsoft App-V
18 26 (18.57%) IaaS
19 25 (17.86%) PaaS
20 24 (17.14%) Linux
21 23 (16.43%) Cisco
21 23 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2010
22 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
22 22 (15.71%) Security Cleared
22 22 (15.71%) Ivanti
23 20 (14.29%) SCCM

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 54 (38.57%) Skype for Business
2 38 (27.14%) MS Exchange
3 23 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.00%) IIS
5 7 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.14%) CloudStack
7 3 (2.14%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (18.57%) IaaS
2 25 (17.86%) PaaS
3 12 (8.57%) Office 365
4 8 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (4.29%) SaaS
6 5 (3.57%) Mimecast
7 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 65 (46.43%) NetScaler
2 47 (33.57%) Firewall
3 36 (25.71%) DHCP
3 36 (25.71%) DNS
4 14 (10.00%) SAN
5 12 (8.57%) LAN
6 11 (7.86%) SMS
6 11 (7.86%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.86%) WAN
7 7 (5.00%) VLAN
7 7 (5.00%) VPN
8 5 (3.57%) Telnet
8 5 (3.57%) VoIP
9 4 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (2.86%) Ethernet
9 4 (2.86%) IPsec
9 4 (2.86%) SMTP
9 4 (2.86%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.71%) InfluxDB
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.71%) JIRA
General
1 14 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.29%) Banking
3 5 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.43%) Back Office
5 1 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (22.14%) Designer
1 31 (22.14%) Solutions Designer
2 17 (12.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 17 (12.14%) Architect
2 17 (12.14%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 13 (9.29%) Desktop Support
3 13 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (8.57%) Citrix Designer
5 11 (7.86%) Consultant
6 10 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Citrix Architect
8 7 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Analyst
9 6 (4.29%) Citrix Consultant
9 6 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.43%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.43%) Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.71%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 115 (82.14%) Windows
2 79 (56.43%) Windows Server
3 60 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (17.14%) Linux
5 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (9.29%) Windows 7
7 10 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.43%) Unix
8 9 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.71%) Windows 10
10 6 (4.29%) CentOS
10 6 (4.29%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.86%) Debian
12 3 (2.14%) FreeBSD
12 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.14%) SUSE
13 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.43%) Solaris
13 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 17 (12.14%) ITIL
3 12 (8.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 9 (6.43%) Software Delivery
5 8 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (4.29%) Business Continuity
8 5 (3.57%) Change Management
8 5 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.57%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.86%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.86%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.86%) High Availability
9 4 (2.86%) Information Assurance
9 4 (2.86%) Information Security
9 4 (2.86%) Investment Management
9 4 (2.86%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (33.57%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.29%) SQL
3 5 (3.57%) Python
4 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.14%) Ruby
4 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.43%) Java
5 2 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (7.14%) MCSE
5 9 (6.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (3.57%) Degree
8 4 (2.86%) CCA
8 4 (2.86%) CCNA
8 4 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.14%) MCITP
10 2 (1.43%) CCNP
10 2 (1.43%) MCP
10 2 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.71%) CCAA
11 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.86%) SLA
3 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 87 (62.14%) XenDesktop
2 71 (50.71%) Hyper-V
3 69 (49.29%) XenApp
4 54 (38.57%) Active Directory
5 42 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 38 (27.14%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (24.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (12.14%) vSphere
9 5 (3.57%) Xen
10 4 (2.86%) Terminal Server
11 3 (2.14%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.14%) VMware NSX
12 2 (1.43%) KVM
12 2 (1.43%) NFS
12 2 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (14.29%) SCCM
2 8 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.29%) EdgeSight
4 5 (3.57%) Nagios
5 4 (2.86%) Ansible
5 4 (2.86%) Puppet
5 4 (2.86%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (2.14%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (2.14%) Cacti
6 3 (2.14%) Cobbler
6 3 (2.14%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.14%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.14%) vRealize
6 3 (2.14%) XenMobile
7 2 (1.43%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (1.43%) SafeCom
7 2 (1.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 124 (88.57%) Citrix
2 102 (72.86%) VMware
3 68 (48.57%) Microsoft
4 23 (16.43%) Cisco
5 22 (15.71%) Ivanti
6 16 (11.43%) HP
7 9 (6.43%) NetApp
8 6 (4.29%) Dell
8 6 (4.29%) EMC
8 6 (4.29%) Oracle
8 6 (4.29%) Palo Alto
8 6 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.29%) SAP
9 5 (3.57%) F5
10 4 (2.86%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.86%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (2.86%) Lancope
11 3 (2.14%) CA
11 3 (2.14%) Intel
11 3 (2.14%) Juniper