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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 120 122 126
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Xen 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.14% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.53% 1.54% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate - £420 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £312
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +36.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
261 259 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.22% 10.30% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 100 99
Average daily rate £330 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +7.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.20 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £32.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell 0 2 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Xen
South East

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 8 (88.89%) Perl
1 8 (88.89%) Solaris
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) UNIX
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Red Hat
1 8 (88.89%) Korn
1 8 (88.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 8 (88.89%) Bash Shell
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
3 6 (66.67%) NFS
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) DNS
4 5 (55.56%) VB
5 4 (44.44%) SMTP
5 4 (44.44%) SNMP
5 4 (44.44%) Sun
5 4 (44.44%) EMC
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
5 4 (44.44%) Samba
5 4 (44.44%) Egenera
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Server
5 4 (44.44%) Puppet
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (33.33%) Cobbler
6 3 (33.33%) IBM
6 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
6 3 (33.33%) Shell Script

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) SMTP
2 4 (44.44%) SNMP
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) NAS
4 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) LDAP
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQLPlus
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
1 1 (11.11%) Gradle
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) IntelliJ
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CPAN
1 1 (11.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) DTV
1 1 (11.11%) Wiki
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Solaris
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) UNIX
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Kanban
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (11.11%) BCP
1 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Perl
1 8 (88.89%) Korn
1 8 (88.89%) Bash Shell
2 5 (55.56%) VB
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (33.33%) AWK
5 1 (11.11%) C-shell
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Ruby
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) NFS
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
2 4 (44.44%) Samba
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Server
3 1 (11.11%) Sendmail
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
2 3 (33.33%) Cobbler
2 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (11.11%) YUM
3 1 (11.11%) Nagios
3 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Red Hat
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) Sun
4 4 (44.44%) EMC
4 4 (44.44%) Egenera
5 3 (33.33%) IBM
5 3 (33.33%) Fujitsu
6 1 (11.11%) Veritas
6 1 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (11.11%) BEA
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) Vignette
6 1 (11.11%) SAP
6 1 (11.11%) Google