Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 788 726 749
Rank change year-on-year -62 +23 +5
Contract jobs citing XenServer 115 162 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.72% 1.24% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 115 84
UK median daily rate £388 £338 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -8.78% +13.85%
10th Percentile £295 £185 £205
90th Percentile £481 £438 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +19.23% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 15
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +21.43% -36.36%
10th Percentile £35.08 £24.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £49.02 £44.25 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.55 £33.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.93% +18.75% -35.63%

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 16,017 13,036 12,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.27% 12.63% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,502 8,467 7,962
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +7.07%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £170
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 879 699 861
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76% +1.61%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £47.00 £43.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% - -3.23%

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 14 December 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 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Top 10 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 14 December 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 -59 88 £388 +12.48% 17
UK excluding London -84 68 £388 +19.23% 14
London +14 34 £400 +6.67% 3
South East -32 32 £385 -3.75% 2
Scotland -2 14 £356 -35.23%
North of England -38 12 £438 +57.66% 3
South West -28 9 £353 +12.80% 3
Yorkshire -19 7 £438 +59.09% 3
North West -11 5 £279 -7.85%
East of England -7 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XenServer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for XenServer.

1 101 (87.83%) Citrix
2 84 (73.04%) Windows
3 80 (69.57%) XenDesktop
4 77 (66.96%) Active Directory
5 71 (61.74%) VMware
6 58 (50.43%) Microsoft
7 49 (42.61%) XenApp
7 49 (42.61%) VMware Infrastructure
8 48 (41.74%) PowerShell
9 40 (34.78%) Windows Server
10 38 (33.04%) SCCM
10 38 (33.04%) Firewall
11 36 (31.30%) Hyper-V
12 34 (29.57%) Office 365
13 31 (26.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 31 (26.96%) Citrix Certification
14 30 (26.09%) DNS
14 30 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
15 29 (25.22%) SAN
16 28 (24.35%) Linux
16 28 (24.35%) DHCP
16 28 (24.35%) NetScaler
17 26 (22.61%) ITIL
17 26 (22.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 24 (20.87%) Windows 10
19 23 (20.00%) CCA
20 22 (19.13%) Cisco
20 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Office
21 20 (17.39%) Finance
21 20 (17.39%) Security 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 16 (13.91%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.43%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.57%) Skype for Business
4 7 (6.09%) OpenStack
5 6 (5.22%) CloudStack
6 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.48%) JBoss
6 4 (3.48%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.48%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.87%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (29.57%) Office 365
2 31 (26.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.09%) Yammer
5 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.61%) IaaS
5 3 (2.61%) PaaS
5 3 (2.61%) SaaS
6 1 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (33.04%) Firewall
2 30 (26.09%) DNS
3 29 (25.22%) SAN
4 28 (24.35%) DHCP
4 28 (24.35%) NetScaler
5 11 (9.57%) VLAN
6 10 (8.70%) iSCSI
7 9 (7.83%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (7.83%) Skype
8 7 (6.09%) Unified Communications
8 7 (6.09%) VPN
9 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
9 6 (5.22%) VSAN
10 4 (3.48%) VPLS
11 3 (2.61%) LAN
12 2 (1.74%) SMTP
13 1 (0.87%) Asterisk PBX
13 1 (0.87%) SNMP
13 1 (0.87%) VoIP
13 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) Power BI
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Rational Team Concert
2 3 (2.61%) MSI
3 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (17.39%) Finance
2 14 (12.17%) Law
3 8 (6.96%) Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.74%) Back Office
7 1 (0.87%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (23.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (17.39%) Analyst
3 18 (15.65%) Citrix Engineer
4 14 (12.17%) Service Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (11.30%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Systems Support
10 6 (5.22%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) Consultant
10 6 (5.22%) Systems Support Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) VMware Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (4.35%) Architect
11 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
12 4 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.48%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) .NET
2 1 (0.87%) Middleware
2 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.52%) Clustering
2 11 (9.57%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.70%) PKI
4 9 (7.83%) Fat Client
4 9 (7.83%) Thin Client
5 7 (6.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.87%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) RIA
7 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (73.04%) Windows
2 40 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 28 (24.35%) Linux
4 24 (20.87%) Windows 10
5 17 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (12.17%) Windows 7
7 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (6.96%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.61%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.61%) Unix
10 2 (1.74%) CentOS
11 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 26 (22.61%) ITIL
2 18 (15.65%) Migration
3 14 (12.17%) Load Balancing
4 13 (11.30%) Configuration Management
4 13 (11.30%) Task Automation
5 11 (9.57%) High Availability
6 9 (7.83%) Application Packaging
6 9 (7.83%) Server Management
7 8 (6.96%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.96%) Patch Management
7 8 (6.96%) Server Building
8 7 (6.09%) Protective Monitoring
9 6 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (5.22%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.22%) OWASP
9 6 (5.22%) Systems Engineering
10 5 (4.35%) DevOps
11 4 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 48 (41.74%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.91%) SQL
3 4 (3.48%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.61%) Python
4 3 (2.61%) Ruby
4 3 (2.61%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.61%) VB
4 3 (2.61%) VBA
4 3 (2.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (26.96%) Citrix Certification
2 23 (20.00%) CCA
3 20 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
6 12 (10.43%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (6.09%) MCSE
8 7 (6.09%) MCTS
8 7 (6.09%) VCAP
8 7 (6.09%) VCP4
8 7 (6.09%) VCP5
9 4 (3.48%) MCSA
10 3 (2.61%) Degree
11 2 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.74%) MCITP
12 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.87%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (69.57%) XenDesktop
2 77 (66.96%) Active Directory
3 49 (42.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (42.61%) XenApp
4 36 (31.30%) Hyper-V
5 30 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (14.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (14.78%) vSphere
7 10 (8.70%) Xen
8 9 (7.83%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (6.09%) DFS Replication
9 7 (6.09%) vCloud
10 4 (3.48%) Docker
11 1 (0.87%) KVM
11 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.87%) NFS
11 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (33.04%) SCCM
2 19 (16.52%) vCenter Server
3 11 (9.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 10 (8.70%) HP SIM
5 7 (6.09%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (6.09%) SCOM
5 7 (6.09%) SCVMM
6 6 (5.22%) WSUS
6 6 (5.22%) XenMobile
7 5 (4.35%) Puppet
8 3 (2.61%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.74%) Ansible
9 2 (1.74%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.87%) Netcool
10 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 101 (87.83%) Citrix
2 71 (61.74%) VMware
3 58 (50.43%) Microsoft
4 22 (19.13%) Cisco
5 19 (16.52%) Dell
6 14 (12.17%) HP
6 14 (12.17%) McAfee
6 14 (12.17%) Sony
7 10 (8.70%) Juniper
8 9 (7.83%) arcserve
9 8 (6.96%) Splunk
10 7 (6.09%) ArcSight
10 7 (6.09%) Veeam
11 4 (3.48%) EMC
11 4 (3.48%) Ivanti
11 4 (3.48%) NetApp
11 4 (3.48%) NVIDIA
12 2 (1.74%) IBM
12 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds