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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 190 191 219
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +28
Contract jobs citing Xen 8 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.19% 0.097%
As % of the System Software category 1.58% 1.90% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
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£351 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.21% +58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £308 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.85% -12.07%
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
507 580 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.43% 9.98% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 410 414
Average daily rate £413 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £185 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £126.00 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
1 15 (88.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 13 (76.47%) SAN
4 12 (70.59%) Hyper-V
5 9 (52.94%) NAS
5 9 (52.94%) Linux
5 9 (52.94%) Oracle
5 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 9 (52.94%) WAN
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco
6 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
6 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 8 (47.06%) NetApp
7 7 (41.18%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
7 7 (41.18%) Firewall
7 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
8 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
8 6 (35.29%) Citrix
8 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
8 6 (35.29%) KVM
9 5 (29.41%) FCoE
9 5 (29.41%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (29.41%) Multicast
9 5 (29.41%) SRDF
9 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
9 5 (29.41%) iSCSI
9 5 (29.41%) DataSynapse

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Coherence
2 4 (23.53%) IIS
2 4 (23.53%) Apache
2 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.88%) JBoss
4 1 (5.88%) Resin
4 1 (5.88%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) 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%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) SAN
2 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
2 9 (52.94%) NAS
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) iSCSI
4 5 (29.41%) FCoE
4 5 (29.41%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (29.41%) Multicast
5 4 (23.53%) BIG-IP
5 4 (23.53%) VLAN
5 4 (23.53%) MPLS
5 4 (23.53%) DSL
5 4 (23.53%) HTTP
6 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
2 4 (23.53%) HBase
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) CouchDB
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (35.29%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Rendezvous
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware
2 4 (23.53%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) XSLT
3 3 (17.65%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Thin Client
1 6 (35.29%) Fat Client
2 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
3 3 (17.65%) Replication
4 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
5 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Solaris
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
2 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (23.53%) BCP
2 4 (23.53%) Benchmarking
2 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (70.59%) Hyper-V
3 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 7 (41.18%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (35.29%) KVM
5 5 (29.41%) NFS
5 5 (29.41%) SRDF
6 4 (23.53%) XenApp
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (23.53%) NLBS
7 3 (17.65%) vSphere
8 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) WSUS
2 3 (17.65%) Data Guard
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) NetApp
4 6 (35.29%) Citrix
5 5 (29.41%) DataSynapse
5 5 (29.41%) TIBCO
5 5 (29.41%) EMC
5 5 (29.41%) Intel
5 5 (29.41%) IBM
6 4 (23.53%) Sybase
6 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
7 3 (17.65%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) F5
9 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
9 1 (5.88%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (5.88%) Juniper
9 1 (5.88%) Sun