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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 192 211 216
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +5
Contract jobs citing Xen 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.042% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 1.30% 0.49% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
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£350 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £255 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £295 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £342 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.28% -8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
539 609 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.29% 8.59% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 375 347
Average daily rate £330 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 57
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.98 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £33.60 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +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 30 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 30 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 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (94.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (82.35%) Windows
4 13 (76.47%) Cisco
5 12 (70.59%) Citrix
5 12 (70.59%) LAN
5 12 (70.59%) WAN
5 12 (70.59%) Hyper-V
6 11 (64.71%) SAN
7 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
7 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
7 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (58.82%) Firewall
8 9 (52.94%) SQL
9 7 (41.18%) Linux
9 7 (41.18%) EMC
9 7 (41.18%) XenApp
10 6 (35.29%) XenServer
10 6 (35.29%) Finance
10 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
10 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
10 6 (35.29%) Oracle
10 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (35.29%) KVM
11 5 (29.41%) ITIL
11 5 (29.41%) MS Office
11 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
11 5 (29.41%) MPLS
11 5 (29.41%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (11.76%) Apache
3 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.88%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) LAN
1 12 (70.59%) WAN
2 11 (64.71%) SAN
3 10 (58.82%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) MPLS
4 5 (29.41%) DSL
4 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
5 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
5 4 (23.53%) NetScaler
6 3 (17.65%) NAS
6 3 (17.65%) FCoE
6 3 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (17.65%) Multicast
6 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
7 2 (11.76%) HTTP
8 1 (5.88%) DHCP
8 1 (5.88%) FTP
8 1 (5.88%) LDAP
8 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) HBase
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.88%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JUnit
1 1 (5.88%) JMeter
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Architect
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CORBA
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) XSLT
1 1 (5.88%) Rendezvous
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) Xerces
1 1 (5.88%) Xalan
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (5.88%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
1 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
1 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
2 4 (23.53%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) Solaris
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) UNIX
6 3 (17.65%) SUSE
6 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (11.76%) CentOS
7 2 (11.76%) Fedora
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.88%) AIX
8 1 (5.88%) Debian
8 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
8 1 (5.88%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) Service Management
1 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
2 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (17.65%) Benchmarking
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
2 3 (17.65%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) AWK
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) sed
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Lisp
4 1 (5.88%) Korn
4 1 (5.88%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (70.59%) Hyper-V
3 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) XenApp
5 6 (35.29%) XenServer
5 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (35.29%) KVM
6 5 (29.41%) NLBS
7 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (17.65%) NFS
8 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
8 3 (17.65%) SRDF
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (17.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (11.76%) vCloud
10 1 (5.88%) Snort
10 1 (5.88%) Squid
10 1 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) WSUS
2 4 (23.53%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco
3 12 (70.59%) Citrix
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) EMC
6 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
6 6 (35.29%) Oracle
7 4 (23.53%) HP
7 4 (23.53%) NetApp
8 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
8 3 (17.65%) Intel
9 2 (11.76%) IBM
9 2 (11.76%) Sybase
10 1 (5.88%) Akamai
10 1 (5.88%) 29West
10 1 (5.88%) JBoss
10 1 (5.88%) Nokia
10 1 (5.88%) Veritas
10 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
10 1 (5.88%) Symantec
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