The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 122 125 131
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Xen 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.039% 0.038% 0.076%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.34% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £375 £248 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £293 £298
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00
Xen
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
219 292 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.62% 11.03% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 142 131
Average daily rate £353 £398 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.32% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 41
Average hourly rate £55.55 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.65 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £39.80 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 1 £375 +51.51% 5
Xen
South East

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) PVCS
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) SMTP
3 2 (50.00%) NFS
3 2 (50.00%) SNMP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) Security Management
3 2 (50.00%) Egenera
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Server
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (50.00%) Serena
3 2 (50.00%) Samba
3 2 (50.00%) Korn
3 2 (50.00%) KVM
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) SMTP
1 2 (50.00%) SNMP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) HPCC
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) PVCS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Unix Scripter
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Korn
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) KVM
2 2 (50.00%) NFS
2 2 (50.00%) Samba
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (25.00%) Cacti
2 1 (25.00%) Nagios
2 1 (25.00%) OpenNMS
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Egenera
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Serena
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Fujitsu