Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 744 705 747
Rank change year-on-year -39 +42 -136
Contract jobs citing XenServer 134 187 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.10% 1.42% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 121 108
UK median daily rate £350 £280 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -13.18% -0.77%
10th Percentile £250 £205 £189
90th Percentile £438 £500 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £273 £300
% change year-on-year +28.44% -9.17% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 3
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £29.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -33.33% +58.18%
10th Percentile £24.00 £25.80 £30.99
90th Percentile £44.25 £36.50 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £29.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +14.66% -33.33% +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 12137 13138 11729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.22% 12.36% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7821 8248 6598
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.68% +5.97%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £338
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 897 1271
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.25 £40.25 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.36 £15.75
% change year-on-year +0.94% -2.51% +5.00%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -2 125 £365 +30.36% 12
UK excluding London -1 97 £350 +28.44% 10
South East +40 52 £400 -5.88%
London +12 33 £357 -12.12% 2
North of England +13 29 £283 +5.61% 10
North East +10 20 £280 +10.89%
South West +19 6 £350 -8.20%
Yorkshire +30 5 £338 -21.51% 4
Wales +13 5 £280 -
North West - 4 £300 - 6
Midlands +29 3 £275 -35.29%
West Midlands +17 2 £275 -18.52%
East of England -25 2 - -
East Midlands +2 1 £275 -35.29%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 122 (91.04%) Citrix
2 103 (76.87%) Windows
3 99 (73.88%) VMware
4 82 (61.19%) XenDesktop
5 71 (52.99%) Hyper-V
6 65 (48.51%) NetScaler
6 65 (48.51%) Windows Server
7 64 (47.76%) XenApp
7 64 (47.76%) Microsoft
8 57 (42.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (38.81%) Skype for Business
10 43 (32.09%) Active Directory
11 42 (31.34%) Firewall
11 42 (31.34%) VMware ESXi
12 39 (29.10%) VMware Infrastructure
12 39 (29.10%) PowerShell
13 36 (26.87%) Microsoft App-V
14 34 (25.37%) TOGAF
15 31 (23.13%) MS Exchange
16 26 (19.40%) Linux
17 24 (17.91%) DHCP
17 24 (17.91%) DNS
18 21 (15.67%) AppSense
18 21 (15.67%) Security Cleared
18 21 (15.67%) SCCM
19 20 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
20 19 (14.18%) PaaS
20 19 (14.18%) Cisco
20 19 (14.18%) IaaS
21 16 (11.94%) Windows 7

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 (38.81%) Skype for Business
2 31 (23.13%) MS Exchange
3 20 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.48%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.99%) Apache
7 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.99%) IIS
7 4 (2.99%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.24%) CloudStack
8 3 (2.24%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.49%) Confluence
9 2 (1.49%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.18%) IaaS
1 19 (14.18%) PaaS
2 9 (6.72%) Office 365
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.24%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (48.51%) NetScaler
2 42 (31.34%) Firewall
3 24 (17.91%) DHCP
3 24 (17.91%) DNS
4 16 (11.94%) SAN
5 12 (8.96%) SMS
6 10 (7.46%) LAN
6 10 (7.46%) WAN
7 7 (5.22%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.22%) VLAN
8 5 (3.73%) iSCSI
8 5 (3.73%) SMTP
8 5 (3.73%) VPN
9 4 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (2.99%) Ethernet
9 4 (2.99%) IPsec
10 3 (2.24%) HTTP
10 3 (2.24%) Internet
10 3 (2.24%) POP3
10 3 (2.24%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) MySQL
2 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) JIRA
2 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.49%) Subversion
3 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
General
1 9 (6.72%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Banking
2 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Law
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (21.64%) Designer
1 29 (21.64%) Solutions Designer
2 19 (14.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 18 (13.43%) Citrix Engineer
4 14 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (10.45%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (9.70%) Architect
5 13 (9.70%) Desktop Support
6 12 (8.96%) Consultant
7 10 (7.46%) Citrix Consultant
7 10 (7.46%) Citrix Designer
8 9 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.22%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Citrix Architect
10 6 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) XenServer Engineer
12 4 (2.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.49%) LAMP
1 2 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.73%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.99%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.24%) NHS
4 3 (2.24%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.49%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.75%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 103 (76.87%) Windows
2 65 (48.51%) Windows Server
3 57 (42.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (19.40%) Linux
5 16 (11.94%) Windows 7
6 13 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.97%) Unix
7 8 (5.97%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.22%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.99%) Solaris
10 2 (1.49%) CentOS
10 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.75%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.37%) TOGAF
2 14 (10.45%) ITIL
3 13 (9.70%) Load Balancing
4 12 (8.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 10 (7.46%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.72%) Software Delivery
7 8 (5.97%) Business Continuity
8 6 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (4.48%) DevOps
8 6 (4.48%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.73%) High Availability
10 4 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.99%) Change Management
10 4 (2.99%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (2.99%) Open Source
10 4 (2.99%) Service Management
11 3 (2.24%) Line Management
11 3 (2.24%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.10%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.46%) SQL
3 5 (3.73%) Bash Shell
3 5 (3.73%) Ruby
3 5 (3.73%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.24%) Java
4 3 (2.24%) Python
5 2 (1.49%) PHP
6 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (15.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (7.46%) Citrix Certification
5 9 (6.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (6.72%) Degree
6 6 (4.48%) MCSE
7 5 (3.73%) CCA
7 5 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.99%) CCAA
9 3 (2.24%) ISEB
9 3 (2.24%) MCP
9 3 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.75%) CCEA
11 1 (0.75%) CCNA
11 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.75%) MCITP
11 1 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.99%) SLA
3 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 82 (61.19%) XenDesktop
2 71 (52.99%) Hyper-V
3 64 (47.76%) XenApp
4 43 (32.09%) Active Directory
5 42 (31.34%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (29.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 36 (26.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (10.45%) vSphere
9 5 (3.73%) Xen
10 4 (2.99%) NFS
10 4 (2.99%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.24%) Terminal Server
11 3 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.49%) KVM
12 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (15.67%) SCCM
2 8 (5.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (5.22%) Nagios
4 5 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (2.99%) Puppet
5 4 (2.99%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (2.24%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (2.24%) Cacti
6 3 (2.24%) Cobbler
6 3 (2.24%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.49%) Ansible
7 2 (1.49%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.49%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.49%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.49%) WSUS
7 2 (1.49%) XenMobile
7 2 (1.49%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 122 (91.04%) Citrix
2 99 (73.88%) VMware
3 64 (47.76%) Microsoft
4 21 (15.67%) AppSense
5 19 (14.18%) Cisco
6 12 (8.96%) HP
7 5 (3.73%) Dell
7 5 (3.73%) NetApp
7 5 (3.73%) Oracle
8 4 (2.99%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.99%) Extreme Networks
8 4 (2.99%) Lancope
8 4 (2.99%) Palo Alto
8 4 (2.99%) SAP
9 3 (2.24%) Draytek
9 3 (2.24%) EMC
9 3 (2.24%) EnterpriseDB
9 3 (2.24%) F5
9 3 (2.24%) Juniper
9 3 (2.24%) SonicWALL