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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Xen Project
Rank 193 210 199
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Contract jobs citing Xen 13 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.10% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 2.64% 1.20% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 2
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£315 £288 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £191 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £307 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £298 £390
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -23.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.75
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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
492 582 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.71% 8.52% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 389 315
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 42 62
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.23 £24.20 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 23 (88.46%) Windows
3 21 (80.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 18 (69.23%) Citrix
5 17 (65.38%) Hyper-V
6 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
6 14 (53.85%) MS Exchange
6 14 (53.85%) Finance
7 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (50.00%) Cisco
8 12 (46.15%) SAN
8 12 (46.15%) Blackberry
8 12 (46.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (38.46%) LAN
9 10 (38.46%) SQL
10 9 (34.62%) NetApp
10 9 (34.62%) XenApp
10 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
11 8 (30.77%) Thin Client
11 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (30.77%) Linux
11 8 (30.77%) Fat Client
12 7 (26.92%) WAN
13 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (23.08%) KVM
14 5 (19.23%) FactSet
14 5 (19.23%) Financial Institution
14 5 (19.23%) Firewall
14 5 (19.23%) Wyse

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 14 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 12 (46.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (15.38%) Apache
4 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
5 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
6 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (7.69%) IIS
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (3.85%) Jetty
7 1 (3.85%) JBoss
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.85%) Lync
7 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.85%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) SAN
2 10 (38.46%) LAN
3 7 (26.92%) WAN
4 5 (19.23%) Firewall
4 5 (19.23%) BIG-IP
4 5 (19.23%) DNS
5 4 (15.38%) HTTP
5 4 (15.38%) MPLS
5 4 (15.38%) DSL
6 3 (11.54%) iSCSI
6 3 (11.54%) Multicast
6 3 (11.54%) FCoE
6 3 (11.54%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (11.54%) NAS
7 2 (7.69%) FTP
8 1 (3.85%) IPsec
8 1 (3.85%) VLAN
8 1 (3.85%) SMTP
8 1 (3.85%) DHCP
8 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) MySQL
3 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.69%) HBase
4 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) Hudson
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Financial Institution
3 3 (11.54%) Publishing
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support
2 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) Rendezvous
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
1 2 (7.69%) XML
1 2 (7.69%) XSLT
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Blackberry
2 8 (30.77%) Thin Client
2 8 (30.77%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (15.38%) Solaris
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.69%) UNIX
8 1 (3.85%) Debian
8 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
1 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
1 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
1 4 (15.38%) Service Management
2 3 (11.54%) Benchmarking
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (11.54%) DevOps
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.85%) OOP
4 1 (3.85%) OO
4 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) Perl
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) MCSE
1 5 (19.23%) MCSA
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 21 (80.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 17 (65.38%) Hyper-V
4 9 (34.62%) XenApp
5 6 (23.08%) KVM
6 4 (15.38%) NFS
6 4 (15.38%) NLBS
6 4 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (11.54%) SRDF
8 2 (7.69%) Postfix
8 2 (7.69%) Squid
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (3.85%) Docker
9 1 (3.85%) Varnish
9 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) WSUS
2 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.69%) Nagios
3 1 (3.85%) MOM
3 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.85%) collectd
3 1 (3.85%) StatsD
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) logstash
3 1 (3.85%) Graphite
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.85%) Cacti
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 18 (69.23%) Citrix
3 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (50.00%) Cisco
5 9 (34.62%) NetApp
6 5 (19.23%) FactSet
6 5 (19.23%) Wyse
6 5 (19.23%) Reuters
7 4 (15.38%) EMC
7 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle
8 3 (11.54%) Intel
9 2 (7.69%) 29West
9 2 (7.69%) IBM
9 2 (7.69%) TIBCO
9 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 2 (7.69%) Sybase
9 2 (7.69%) DataSynapse
10 1 (3.85%) Google
10 1 (3.85%) Symantec