The first table below looks at the demand for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 116 95 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing Xen 8 27 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 1.13% -
As % of the System Software category 3.40% 9.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£213 £354 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £342 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.28% -8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
235 287 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.34% 11.96% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 115 95
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 25
Average hourly rate £18.36 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Xen
South East

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the Berkshire region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Xen
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 4 - -
Slough - - - -
Xen
South East

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Xen also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Xen.

1 13 (86.67%) Windows
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
1 13 (86.67%) Red Hat
1 13 (86.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (73.33%) Oracle
3 10 (66.67%) IBM
4 7 (46.67%) Sun
4 7 (46.67%) Apache
4 7 (46.67%) Perl
4 7 (46.67%) UNIX
4 7 (46.67%) Solaris
4 7 (46.67%) Korn
4 7 (46.67%) Bash Shell
4 7 (46.67%) Puppet
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Cobbler
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Citrix
5 6 (40.00%) Tivoli
5 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (40.00%) SQLPlus
5 6 (40.00%) AWK
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (26.67%) zOS

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Xen also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Xen. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (46.67%) Apache
2 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (40.00%) SQLPlus
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Hudson
1 1 (6.67%) Gradle
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
1 1 (6.67%) Ant
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) LAMP
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) CPAN
2 1 (6.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Wiki
1 1 (6.67%) DTV
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
1 13 (86.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (46.67%) UNIX
2 7 (46.67%) Solaris
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (26.67%) zOS
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) CentOS
6 1 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (6.67%) Kanban
1 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Benchmarking
1 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Perl
1 7 (46.67%) Korn
1 7 (46.67%) Bash Shell
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (40.00%) AWK
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) C-shell
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) NFS
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Sendmail
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Puppet
2 6 (40.00%) Cobbler
2 6 (40.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (20.00%) Nessus
4 2 (13.33%) Plesk
5 1 (6.67%) YUM
5 1 (6.67%) Nagios
5 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Red Hat
2 11 (73.33%) Oracle
3 10 (66.67%) IBM
4 7 (46.67%) Sun
5 6 (40.00%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) Egenera
7 1 (6.67%) Fujitsu
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) BEA
7 1 (6.67%) Veritas
7 1 (6.67%) Vignette
7 1 (6.67%) SAP
7 1 (6.67%) Google
Wokingham
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago