The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 145 187 198
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +11
Contract jobs citing Xen 5 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.098% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.84% 1.09% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate £213 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £320 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £455 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £290 £298
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.75
Xen
London

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

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
272 460 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.64% 8.98% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 314 340
Average daily rate £408 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 30
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -3.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £23.34 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen across the City of London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (60.00%) Polycom
3 3 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (60.00%) Skype
3 3 (60.00%) WebEx
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) Dell
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Reuters
3 3 (60.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (60.00%) Intel Security
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Skype
1 3 (60.00%) WebEx
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (20.00%) Docker
4 1 (20.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) Ansible
3 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (60.00%) Polycom
2 3 (60.00%) Reuters
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Rackspace
3 1 (20.00%) Sybase