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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 191 222 220
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -2
Contract jobs citing Xen 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.083% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 1.58% 0.94% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
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£420 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £300 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.10% -7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
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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
571 640 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.70% 8.83% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 397 349
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £213 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco
4 11 (68.75%) LAN
4 11 (68.75%) WAN
4 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 11 (68.75%) Citrix
4 11 (68.75%) SAN
4 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (68.75%) Hyper-V
5 10 (62.50%) Firewall
6 9 (56.25%) SQL
7 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
7 7 (43.75%) XenApp
8 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 6 (37.50%) EMC
8 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
9 5 (31.25%) MS Office
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) Linux
9 5 (31.25%) Thin Client
9 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (31.25%) MPLS
9 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
9 5 (31.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (31.25%) DSL
9 5 (31.25%) Service Management
9 5 (31.25%) BIG-IP

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (18.75%) Apache
5 2 (12.50%) IIS
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (6.25%) TorqueBox
6 1 (6.25%) Jetty
6 1 (6.25%) nginx
6 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (12.50%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) LAN
1 11 (68.75%) WAN
1 11 (68.75%) SAN
2 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (31.25%) MPLS
4 5 (31.25%) DSL
4 5 (31.25%) BIG-IP
5 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 4 (25.00%) HTTP
6 2 (12.50%) DHCP
6 2 (12.50%) FTP
6 2 (12.50%) IPsec
6 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 2 (12.50%) SSL
6 2 (12.50%) Multicast
6 2 (12.50%) FCoE
6 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) HBase
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) Rendezvous
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) XSLT
2 1 (6.25%) CORBA
2 1 (6.25%) Xerces
2 1 (6.25%) Xalan
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (6.25%) wxWidgets
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) Servlets
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Thin Client
1 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
1 5 (31.25%) Fat Client
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Solaris
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) OpenSolaris
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.25%) UNIX
7 1 (6.25%) AIX
7 1 (6.25%) SUSE
7 1 (6.25%) Debian
7 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Service Management
1 5 (31.25%) Performance Management
2 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Lisp
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) C-shell
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (68.75%) Hyper-V
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) XenApp
4 5 (31.25%) NLBS
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (25.00%) XenServer
5 4 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (18.75%) KVM
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (12.50%) NFS
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (12.50%) SRDF
8 1 (6.25%) Snort
8 1 (6.25%) Squid
8 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
8 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (6.25%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) WSUS
2 4 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) Citrix
4 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 6 (37.50%) EMC
5 4 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) NetApp
6 3 (18.75%) IBM
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Sybase
7 2 (12.50%) Intel
7 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
7 2 (12.50%) Google
7 2 (12.50%) DataSynapse
7 2 (12.50%) 29West
8 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 1 (6.25%) Qualys
8 1 (6.25%) Akamai
8 1 (6.25%) Symantec
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