The first table below looks at the demand for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 23 April 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 England 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 514 486 501
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +15
Contract jobs citing Xen 57 35 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.080% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.17% 0.85% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 45
Average daily rate £400 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £480 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £312
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +36.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4853 4096 4363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.47% 9.37% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2515 2014 2157
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 602 543
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.15 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Xen
UK

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in England

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in England

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen across the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in England

Xen
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Xen Hourly Rate Trend in England

Xen
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +10 30 £450 +20.00% 9
South East -15 11 £175 -58.82% 3
Yorkshire -23 8 £363 -14.70%
East Midlands - 3 £388 -
South West -15 1 £418 -7.22%
West Midlands -20 1 £288 +43.75% 2
East of England -45 1 £490 +50.76% 1
North West - - - -
Xen
UK

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 60 (61.22%) VMware
2 48 (48.98%) Windows
3 47 (47.96%) Linux
4 45 (45.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (44.90%) Citrix
6 38 (38.78%) Microsoft
7 32 (32.65%) MS Exchange
8 30 (30.61%) Oracle
9 27 (27.55%) Active Directory
10 26 (26.53%) TCP/IP
10 26 (26.53%) SAN
10 26 (26.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (26.53%) Hyper-V
11 25 (25.51%) Cisco
11 25 (25.51%) Puppet
12 24 (24.49%) XenServer
13 23 (23.47%) MySQL
13 23 (23.47%) Red Hat
13 23 (23.47%) EMC
13 23 (23.47%) Firewall
14 22 (22.45%) HP
14 22 (22.45%) DNS
15 21 (21.43%) UNIX
15 21 (21.43%) vSphere
16 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
17 19 (19.39%) CentOS
18 18 (18.37%) VMware ESXi
19 17 (17.35%) XenApp
19 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (17.35%) IPsec

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 32 (32.65%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.31%) Apache
3 12 (12.24%) Tomcat
4 11 (11.22%) nginx
4 11 (11.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (10.20%) Lync
6 9 (9.18%) WebSphere
7 8 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (5.10%) IIS
8 5 (5.10%) Jetty
9 4 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (4.08%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
10 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
11 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
12 1 (1.02%) WorkSite
12 1 (1.02%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.27%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (11.22%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (7.14%) Google App Engine
4 3 (3.06%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.02%) SaaS
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.02%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.53%) TCP/IP
1 26 (26.53%) SAN
2 23 (23.47%) Firewall
3 22 (22.45%) DNS
4 17 (17.35%) IPsec
5 14 (14.29%) VPN
6 11 (11.22%) DHCP
6 11 (11.22%) MPLS
7 10 (10.20%) NAS
7 10 (10.20%) Wireless
8 8 (8.16%) LDAP
9 7 (7.14%) FTP
9 7 (7.14%) HTTP
9 7 (7.14%) WAN
10 6 (6.12%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (6.12%) LAN
10 6 (6.12%) SSL
11 5 (5.10%) SMTP
11 5 (5.10%) iSCSI
12 4 (4.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.47%) MySQL
2 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.06%) SQLPlus
6 2 (2.04%) Redis
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.02%) DB2
7 1 (1.02%) KDB
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.14%) Subversion
3 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (1.02%) Ant
5 1 (1.02%) JUnit
5 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.02%) Selenium
5 1 (1.02%) JMeter
5 1 (1.02%) Gradle
5 1 (1.02%) Hudson
5 1 (1.02%) Apache Ivy
General
1 11 (11.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Electronics
2 5 (5.10%) Games
3 3 (3.06%) Law
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
5 1 (1.02%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (15.31%) Architect
1 15 (15.31%) Analyst
2 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (10.20%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Consultant
5 8 (8.16%) Citrix Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Administrator
7 6 (6.12%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Citrix Support Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) XMPP
2 6 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (5.10%) J2EE
3 5 (5.10%) Servlets
4 4 (4.08%) .NET
5 2 (2.04%) Middleware
6 1 (1.02%) CORBA
6 1 (1.02%) SOAP
6 1 (1.02%) CPAN
6 1 (1.02%) X-Windows
6 1 (1.02%) wxWidgets
6 1 (1.02%) LAMP
6 1 (1.02%) Xerces
6 1 (1.02%) Xalan
6 1 (1.02%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.18%) Thin Client
2 9 (9.18%) Fat Client
3 8 (8.16%) Open Source
4 7 (7.14%) Clustering
5 6 (6.12%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.10%) Online Games
7 4 (4.08%) Replication
8 2 (2.04%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (2.04%) Handset
9 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.02%) DTV
9 1 (1.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (48.98%) Windows
2 47 (47.96%) Linux
3 26 (26.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (21.43%) UNIX
5 19 (19.39%) CentOS
6 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (12.24%) Solaris
9 8 (8.16%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (6.12%) SUSE
12 5 (5.10%) Fedora
13 4 (4.08%) Debian
14 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
14 2 (2.04%) AIX
15 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
15 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
15 1 (1.02%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.24%) Configuration Management
2 10 (10.20%) Master Data Management
2 10 (10.20%) Mobile Device Management
2 10 (10.20%) Data Management
2 10 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (9.18%) TOGAF
4 7 (7.14%) ITIL
4 7 (7.14%) Project Management
4 7 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (6.12%) Business Continuity
5 6 (6.12%) Migration
5 6 (6.12%) Unit Testing
5 6 (6.12%) BCP
6 5 (5.10%) Performance Management
6 5 (5.10%) Kanban
6 5 (5.10%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.10%) Scrum
6 5 (5.10%) Automated Testing
6 5 (5.10%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.33%) Perl
1 16 (16.33%) SQL
1 16 (16.33%) Bash Shell
2 14 (14.29%) Python
2 14 (14.29%) Ruby
3 12 (12.24%) Java
4 9 (9.18%) C
4 9 (9.18%) Korn
5 8 (8.16%) AWK
6 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.10%) C++
7 5 (5.10%) VB
7 5 (5.10%) sed
8 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.04%) C-shell
9 2 (2.04%) PHP
10 1 (1.02%) C#
10 1 (1.02%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 7 (7.14%) Degree
2 5 (5.10%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (4.08%) CCA
4 1 (1.02%) MCSE
4 1 (1.02%) CCNA
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.02%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
1 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (45.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (27.55%) Active Directory
3 26 (26.53%) Hyper-V
4 24 (24.49%) XenServer
5 21 (21.43%) vSphere
6 18 (18.37%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (17.35%) XenApp
8 15 (15.31%) KVM
9 13 (13.27%) VMware ESX
10 12 (12.24%) NFS
11 9 (9.18%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (9.18%) XenDesktop
12 6 (6.12%) Samba
13 5 (5.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (5.10%) VMware Server
13 5 (5.10%) vCloud
14 4 (4.08%) Sendmail
15 3 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (2.04%) SRDF
16 2 (2.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (25.51%) Puppet
2 10 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (8.16%) Cobbler
3 8 (8.16%) Nagios
4 5 (5.10%) Tivoli
4 5 (5.10%) SCCM
5 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (4.08%) Capistrano
5 4 (4.08%) SCOM
6 3 (3.06%) Data Guard
6 3 (3.06%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (3.06%) Ansible
7 2 (2.04%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.04%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.04%) WSUS
8 1 (1.02%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (1.02%) Ganglia
8 1 (1.02%) Nessus
Vendors
1 60 (61.22%) VMware
2 44 (44.90%) Citrix
3 38 (38.78%) Microsoft
4 30 (30.61%) Oracle
5 25 (25.51%) Cisco
6 23 (23.47%) Red Hat
6 23 (23.47%) EMC
7 22 (22.45%) HP
8 16 (16.33%) IBM
9 13 (13.27%) NetApp
10 8 (8.16%) Google
11 7 (7.14%) Veritas
11 7 (7.14%) Intel
12 5 (5.10%) Sun
12 5 (5.10%) Dell
12 5 (5.10%) Splunk
13 4 (4.08%) Infoblox
13 4 (4.08%) Egenera
13 4 (4.08%) Symantec
14 3 (3.06%) Compaq
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