The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 126 125
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1  
Contract jobs citing XenServer 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.045% 0.11% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 1.29% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £425 £370 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +19.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £425
% change year-on-year -9.09% -22.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 200 232 303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.00% 8.48% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 107 127
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £202 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 61
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £26.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

XenServer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenServer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenServer in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenServer in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Coventry - 1 £425 -
XenServer
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XenServer.

1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
1 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) Cobbler
2 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (33.33%) CloudStack
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) AppDNA
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Xen
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) LAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) CloudStack
1 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
1 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) AppDNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cobbler
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft