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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 181 202 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing Xen 12 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.16% -
As % of the System Software category 2.44% 2.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 0
Average daily rate
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£408 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £369 £425
% change year-on-year
-21.35% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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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
492 481 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.93% 7.77% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 325 330
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.34%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 15 (88.24%) VMware
2 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 12 (70.59%) SAN
4 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
5 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
5 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 8 (47.06%) Oracle
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
6 8 (47.06%) NetApp
6 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
6 8 (47.06%) NAS
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco
7 7 (41.18%) Citrix
7 7 (41.18%) WAN
7 7 (41.18%) Linux
8 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
8 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (29.41%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (29.41%) XenApp
9 5 (29.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (29.41%) KVM
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (29.41%) Firewall
9 5 (29.41%) DNS
10 4 (23.53%) NFS
10 4 (23.53%) C

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (52.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (17.65%) IIS
3 3 (17.65%) Apache
3 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (5.88%) Lync
5 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (17.65%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) SAN
2 9 (52.94%) LAN
3 8 (47.06%) NAS
4 7 (41.18%) WAN
5 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) FCoE
6 4 (23.53%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (23.53%) VLAN
6 4 (23.53%) iSCSI
6 4 (23.53%) Multicast
7 3 (17.65%) DHCP
7 3 (17.65%) HTTP
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) VPN
8 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
8 2 (11.76%) MPLS
8 2 (11.76%) DSL
8 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.76%) HBase
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Hudson
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Architect
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Rendezvous
1 4 (23.53%) Middleware
2 3 (17.65%) Ultra Messaging
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) XSLT
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
1 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
2 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
3 3 (17.65%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Solaris
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Benchmarking
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) BCP
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (29.41%) XenApp
4 5 (29.41%) KVM
5 4 (23.53%) NFS
5 4 (23.53%) SRDF
6 3 (17.65%) vSphere
7 2 (11.76%) NLBS
8 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Data Guard
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) MOM
3 1 (5.88%) Nagios
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 8 (47.06%) NetApp
4 7 (41.18%) Citrix
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 4 (23.53%) EMC
5 4 (23.53%) Intel
5 4 (23.53%) DataSynapse
5 4 (23.53%) TIBCO
6 3 (17.65%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
7 2 (11.76%) Sybase
8 1 (5.88%) Sun
8 1 (5.88%) Juniper
8 1 (5.88%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (5.88%) F5