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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank - 140 125
Contract jobs citing Xen 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category - 1.42% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+38.09% +2.58%
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 East of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
387 352 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.80% 11.38% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 179 124
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £464 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 86 78
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 26 (92.86%) CRM
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
1 26 (92.86%) Windows 7
2 24 (85.71%) VMware
2 24 (85.71%) Symantec
3 23 (82.14%) Citrix
4 22 (78.57%) SQL
4 22 (78.57%) SAP
4 22 (78.57%) Backup Exec
4 22 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 21 (75.00%) SAN
5 21 (75.00%) Hitachi
5 21 (75.00%) HP
6 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (67.86%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (67.86%) SharePoint
7 18 (64.29%) SLA
8 11 (39.29%) SAP CRM
9 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
10 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
10 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (17.86%) ITIL
11 4 (14.29%) Process Management
11 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.29%) Degree
11 4 (14.29%) Finance
11 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 2 (7.14%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 19 (67.86%) SharePoint
1 19 (67.86%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 21 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (39.29%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) Network Security
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
1 26 (92.86%) Windows 7
2 22 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) CRM
2 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Process Management
4 2 (7.14%) ITSM
4 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (64.29%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (78.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Symantec
1 24 (85.71%) VMware
2 23 (82.14%) Citrix
3 22 (78.57%) SAP
4 21 (75.00%) HP
4 21 (75.00%) Hitachi
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.14%) Avaya
6 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.14%) Infoblox
6 2 (7.14%) F5