The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 City of London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 197 220 216
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing Xen 8 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.014% 0.064%
As % of the System Software category 1.48% 0.17% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
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£358 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 - £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 - £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
539 598 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.14% 8.42% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 374 341
Average daily rate £330 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £48.40 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Xen
London

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (94.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (77.78%) Windows
4 13 (72.22%) Cisco
4 13 (72.22%) Citrix
5 12 (66.67%) LAN
5 12 (66.67%) WAN
5 12 (66.67%) Hyper-V
6 11 (61.11%) SAN
7 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
7 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
7 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (55.56%) Firewall
8 9 (50.00%) SQL
9 8 (44.44%) Linux
10 7 (38.89%) Oracle
10 7 (38.89%) EMC
10 7 (38.89%) Finance
10 7 (38.89%) XenApp
10 7 (38.89%) XenServer
10 7 (38.89%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (38.89%) KVM
11 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
11 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
12 5 (27.78%) ITIL
12 5 (27.78%) MS Office
12 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (27.78%) Thin Client
12 5 (27.78%) MPLS
12 5 (27.78%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (11.11%) Apache
3 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.56%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) LAN
1 12 (66.67%) WAN
2 11 (61.11%) SAN
3 10 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (27.78%) MPLS
4 5 (27.78%) DSL
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
5 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
5 4 (22.22%) NetScaler
6 3 (16.67%) Multicast
6 3 (16.67%) FCoE
6 3 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
6 3 (16.67%) NAS
7 2 (11.11%) HTTP
8 1 (5.56%) LDAP
8 1 (5.56%) IPsec
8 1 (5.56%) NetScreen
8 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) KDB
3 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.56%) HBase
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JUnit
1 1 (5.56%) JMeter
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Architect
1 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) XSLT
1 1 (5.56%) CORBA
1 1 (5.56%) Rendezvous
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
1 1 (5.56%) Xerces
1 1 (5.56%) Xalan
1 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (5.56%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Thin Client
1 5 (27.78%) Blackberry
1 5 (27.78%) Fat Client
2 4 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) SUSE
5 4 (22.22%) UNIX
5 4 (22.22%) Solaris
5 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (16.67%) CentOS
6 3 (16.67%) Fedora
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.56%) OpenSolaris
8 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (5.56%) AIX
8 1 (5.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
1 5 (27.78%) Service Management
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps
2 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 3 (16.67%) Benchmarking
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) Ruby
2 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 3 (16.67%) sed
3 3 (16.67%) AWK
4 2 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) Korn
5 1 (5.56%) C-shell
5 1 (5.56%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) XenApp
4 7 (38.89%) XenServer
4 7 (38.89%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (38.89%) KVM
5 5 (27.78%) NLBS
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
6 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (16.67%) NFS
7 3 (16.67%) SRDF
7 3 (16.67%) vCloud
8 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (5.56%) OpenSSH
8 1 (5.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) WSUS
2 4 (22.22%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) Citrix
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) EMC
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle
5 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (22.22%) NetApp
6 4 (22.22%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) Intel
8 2 (11.11%) Sybase
8 2 (11.11%) IBM
9 1 (5.56%) JBoss
9 1 (5.56%) Tripwire
9 1 (5.56%) Google
9 1 (5.56%) DataSynapse
9 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
9 1 (5.56%) Qualys
9 1 (5.56%) Akamai
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