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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 189 208 199
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Contract jobs citing Xen 7 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.13% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 1.64% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£625 £575 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.72% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.75 -
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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
471 489 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.82% 7.70% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 301 305
Average daily rate £400 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 51
Average hourly rate £18.60 £18.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% -0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +1.58%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015, 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 17 (94.44%) VMware
2 16 (88.89%) Windows
3 15 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (72.22%) Hyper-V
5 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
5 11 (61.11%) Citrix
6 10 (55.56%) SAN
6 10 (55.56%) Cisco
7 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 9 (50.00%) LAN
8 8 (44.44%) SQL
8 8 (44.44%) NetApp
9 7 (38.89%) Blackberry
9 7 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (38.89%) XenApp
10 6 (33.33%) Finance
10 6 (33.33%) WAN
10 6 (33.33%) Linux
10 6 (33.33%) KVM
11 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
11 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (27.78%) Thin Client
11 5 (27.78%) EMC
11 5 (27.78%) Fat Client
12 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (22.22%) DataSynapse
12 4 (22.22%) SRDF
12 4 (22.22%) NAS

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (22.22%) Apache
4 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (16.67%) IIS
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (11.11%) Lync
6 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
6 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) SAN
2 9 (50.00%) LAN
3 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) NAS
4 4 (22.22%) FCoE
4 4 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (22.22%) iSCSI
4 4 (22.22%) Multicast
5 3 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) HTTP
6 2 (11.11%) Firewall
7 1 (5.56%) VPN
7 1 (5.56%) DSL
7 1 (5.56%) MPLS
7 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) HBase
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) Hudson
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Publishing
3 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Rendezvous
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) XSLT
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Blackberry
2 5 (27.78%) Thin Client
2 5 (27.78%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) Solaris
6 1 (5.56%) UNIX
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (16.67%) Benchmarking
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) MCSE
1 3 (16.67%) MCSA
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (72.22%) Hyper-V
3 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) XenApp
5 6 (33.33%) KVM
6 4 (22.22%) SRDF
6 4 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (22.22%) NFS
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (5.56%) Postfix
8 1 (5.56%) Squid
8 1 (5.56%) NLBS
8 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) MOM
1 1 (5.56%) Nagios
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) WSUS
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Citrix
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (44.44%) NetApp
6 5 (27.78%) EMC
7 4 (22.22%) DataSynapse
7 4 (22.22%) Intel
7 4 (22.22%) IBM
7 4 (22.22%) TIBCO
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
8 3 (16.67%) Reuters
8 3 (16.67%) 29West
8 3 (16.67%) FactSet
8 3 (16.67%) Wyse
9 2 (11.11%) Sybase
10 1 (5.56%) Symantec
10 1 (5.56%) HP
10 1 (5.56%) Dell
10 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint