The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 144 122 134
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing Xen 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.099% 0.084% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 0.64% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
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£413 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
Xen
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
363 314 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.98% 13.25% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 119 207
Average daily rate £275 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 75 76
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.50 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the East of England region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Xen
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the East of England region.

Xen Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Xen
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -22 3 £413 -
Suffolk - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 7
Essex - - - - 1
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Apache
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Nagios
3 3 (42.86%) VRRP
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 3 (42.86%) Puppet
3 3 (42.86%) OpenStack
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) Vagrant
3 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (42.86%) Dependency Management
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (57.14%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) OpenStack
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) lighttpd
3 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) VRRP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Dependency Management
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Nagios
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
1 3 (42.86%) Vagrant
1 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (14.29%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) NetApp
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) IBM