The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 526 518 486
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -32
Contract jobs citing Xen 46 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.095% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.98% 1.03% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 12
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£413 £394 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £175 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £489 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.72% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.75 -
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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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4717 4387 3990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.70% 9.28% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2607 2223 1950
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 540 625
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
London +5 27 £550 +29.41% 12
North West - 9 £450 - 1
South West -2 5 £290 -30.53% 5
Yorkshire -17 3 - - 3
East of England +6 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 2
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Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 81 (74.31%) VMware
2 71 (65.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (61.47%) Windows
4 59 (54.13%) Linux
5 53 (48.62%) Hyper-V
6 46 (42.20%) Microsoft
7 44 (40.37%) Cisco
7 44 (40.37%) Citrix
8 36 (33.03%) SAN
8 36 (33.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (31.19%) MS Exchange
10 33 (30.28%) Oracle
10 33 (30.28%) Active Directory
11 30 (27.52%) Firewall
12 29 (26.61%) Puppet
13 28 (25.69%) EMC
13 28 (25.69%) SQL
14 27 (24.77%) LAN
14 27 (24.77%) Apache
15 26 (23.85%) WAN
16 25 (22.94%) NetApp
16 25 (22.94%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (22.02%) TCP/IP
17 24 (22.02%) Java
18 23 (21.10%) XenApp
19 22 (20.18%) NFS
19 22 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
20 21 (19.27%) iSCSI
20 21 (19.27%) HTTP
20 21 (19.27%) Windows 7

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 34 (31.19%) MS Exchange
2 27 (24.77%) Apache
3 17 (15.60%) Tomcat
3 17 (15.60%) WebSphere
4 16 (14.68%) IIS
5 13 (11.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (11.01%) nginx
7 9 (8.26%) Oracle Coherence
7 9 (8.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (5.50%) IBM Notes
8 6 (5.50%) Jetty
8 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (4.59%) Lync
10 4 (3.67%) Node.js
10 4 (3.67%) OpenStack
11 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (1.83%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (11.93%) MS Office
2 9 (8.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) RMDS
2 3 (2.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.09%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (8.26%) Office 365
3 8 (7.34%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.50%) Amazon S3
4 6 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (4.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.59%) Google App Engine
6 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.83%) SaaS
7 2 (1.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (33.03%) SAN
2 30 (27.52%) Firewall
3 27 (24.77%) LAN
4 26 (23.85%) WAN
5 24 (22.02%) TCP/IP
6 21 (19.27%) HTTP
6 21 (19.27%) iSCSI
7 20 (18.35%) Fibre Channel
8 19 (17.43%) DNS
9 17 (15.60%) NAS
10 15 (13.76%) Multicast
11 14 (12.84%) FCoE
12 11 (10.09%) DHCP
13 10 (9.17%) MPLS
14 8 (7.34%) BIG-IP
15 7 (6.42%) SSL
16 6 (5.50%) IPsec
16 6 (5.50%) DSL
17 5 (4.59%) Network Security
17 5 (4.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.84%) MySQL
3 10 (9.17%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.42%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.42%) HBase
4 7 (6.42%) Hadoop
5 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.67%) Redis
8 3 (2.75%) DB2
9 2 (1.83%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.75%) Subversion
4 2 (1.83%) Lombardi
4 2 (1.83%) GitLab
5 1 (0.92%) MSI
5 1 (0.92%) Hudson
General
1 13 (11.93%) Finance
2 9 (8.26%) Banking
3 7 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.50%) Games
5 4 (3.67%) Publishing
5 4 (3.67%) Local Government
6 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.83%) German Language
7 2 (1.83%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.83%) Turkish Language
7 2 (1.83%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.92%) Retail
8 1 (0.92%) Electronics
8 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (18.35%) Architect
2 15 (13.76%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (12.84%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (11.93%) Analyst
5 12 (11.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (10.09%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 10 (9.17%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Consultant
8 7 (6.42%) Citrix Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.59%) Administrator
10 5 (4.59%) Operations Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Linux Support Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Linux Support
11 4 (3.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (3.67%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.84%) XML
2 11 (10.09%) XSLT
3 10 (9.17%) Rendezvous
3 10 (9.17%) Middleware
3 10 (9.17%) .NET
4 9 (8.26%) J2EE
4 9 (8.26%) HTML
5 6 (5.50%) libvirt
6 4 (3.67%) Web Services
7 3 (2.75%) Servlets
8 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.83%) Drools
9 1 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Blackberry
2 13 (11.93%) Thin Client
2 13 (11.93%) Fat Client
3 10 (9.17%) Open Source
4 6 (5.50%) Online Games
5 5 (4.59%) Clustering
6 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.67%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.75%) CLARiiON
7 3 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.83%) CMDB
8 2 (1.83%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.92%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.92%) DTV
9 1 (0.92%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 67 (61.47%) Windows
2 59 (54.13%) Linux
3 36 (33.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (22.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (19.27%) Windows 7
6 19 (17.43%) Solaris
6 19 (17.43%) UNIX
7 10 (9.17%) CentOS
8 9 (8.26%) Ubuntu
9 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (4.59%) Debian
12 4 (3.67%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (3.67%) Windows Vista
13 3 (2.75%) VMS
14 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.83%) Android
15 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.51%) ITIL
3 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
3 17 (15.60%) DevOps
4 14 (12.84%) Migration
5 13 (11.93%) Benchmarking
5 13 (11.93%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (8.26%) ITSM
8 8 (7.34%) Load Balancing
9 7 (6.42%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.42%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (6.42%) Service Management
10 6 (5.50%) Performance Management
10 6 (5.50%) Auto-Scaling
11 5 (4.59%) Business Continuity Planning
11 5 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.59%) Workflow
11 5 (4.59%) Business Continuity
11 5 (4.59%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.69%) SQL
2 24 (22.02%) Java
3 18 (16.51%) Python
4 13 (11.93%) Ruby
5 10 (9.17%) C
6 9 (8.26%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.42%) Perl
7 7 (6.42%) PHP
7 7 (6.42%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.59%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.59%) C++
9 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.83%) VBScript
10 2 (1.83%) VB
11 1 (0.92%) C#
11 1 (0.92%) Golang
Qualifications
1 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.01%) MCSE
3 9 (8.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.59%) CCA
6 5 (4.59%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (4.59%) CCNP
6 5 (4.59%) MCITP
7 4 (3.67%) Degree
7 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.67%) VCP4
7 4 (3.67%) VCP5
7 4 (3.67%) CCNA
7 4 (3.67%) MCSA
8 2 (1.83%) MCP
9 1 (0.92%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) QA
1 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (65.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (48.62%) Hyper-V
3 33 (30.28%) Active Directory
4 23 (21.10%) XenApp
5 22 (20.18%) NFS
6 18 (16.51%) KVM
7 12 (11.01%) SRDF
7 12 (11.01%) vSphere
8 9 (8.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (7.34%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (7.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (6.42%) Postfix
10 7 (6.42%) XenDesktop
10 7 (6.42%) Docker
11 6 (5.50%) Sendmail
11 6 (5.50%) NLBS
12 5 (4.59%) iptables
13 2 (1.83%) VirtualBox
13 2 (1.83%) XenServer
14 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (26.61%) Puppet
2 19 (17.43%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (8.26%) SCCM
4 8 (7.34%) Ansible
5 7 (6.42%) WSUS
6 6 (5.50%) Nagios
6 6 (5.50%) Salt
7 5 (4.59%) Cobbler
8 4 (3.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (3.67%) Legato
8 4 (3.67%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (2.75%) Bcfg2
9 3 (2.75%) SCDPM
9 3 (2.75%) Ganeti
9 3 (2.75%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.75%) Backup Exec
9 3 (2.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.83%) SCOM
10 2 (1.83%) Zenoss
10 2 (1.83%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 81 (74.31%) VMware
2 46 (42.20%) Microsoft
3 44 (40.37%) Cisco
3 44 (40.37%) Citrix
4 33 (30.28%) Oracle
5 28 (25.69%) EMC
6 25 (22.94%) NetApp
7 17 (15.60%) HP
8 15 (13.76%) IBM
9 14 (12.84%) Intel
9 14 (12.84%) Red Hat
10 10 (9.17%) TIBCO
10 10 (9.17%) DataSynapse
11 9 (8.26%) CheckPoint
11 9 (8.26%) Symantec
12 8 (7.34%) Sybase
13 6 (5.50%) SAP
13 6 (5.50%) Lotus
14 5 (4.59%) Google
14 5 (4.59%) ProCurve
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