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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 495 490 475
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing Xen 60 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.099% 0.080%
As % of the System Software category 1.32% 1.02% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +9.62%
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UK

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
4547 4334 3984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.84% 9.74% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2508 2279 1861
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 519 731
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.74 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 January 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 January 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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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 +6 44 £425 +21.42% 13
Yorkshire 0 3 £438 +36.71% 5
North West -9 3 - - 1
South East -24 3 £374 +48.01% 3
South West -20 1 £130 -52.72% 1
East of England - - - - 2
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Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 91 (72.80%) VMware
2 80 (64.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (56.00%) Windows
4 68 (54.40%) Linux
5 49 (39.20%) Hyper-V
6 45 (36.00%) Citrix
7 44 (35.20%) Microsoft
8 41 (32.80%) Cisco
8 41 (32.80%) Active Directory
9 40 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (30.40%) MS Exchange
10 38 (30.40%) SAN
11 36 (28.80%) Puppet
12 32 (25.60%) Firewall
13 29 (23.20%) TCP/IP
13 29 (23.20%) DevOps
14 28 (22.40%) XenApp
14 28 (22.40%) DNS
15 27 (21.60%) Java
15 27 (21.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (20.80%) Apache
17 25 (20.00%) SQL
17 25 (20.00%) LAN
17 25 (20.00%) HTTP
17 25 (20.00%) Windows 7
17 25 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
18 24 (19.20%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (18.40%) NetApp
20 22 (17.60%) Microsoft Certification
20 22 (17.60%) Blackberry

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 38 (30.40%) MS Exchange
2 26 (20.80%) Apache
3 21 (16.80%) Tomcat
4 19 (15.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (14.40%) WebSphere
6 17 (13.60%) nginx
7 13 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (9.60%) IIS
8 12 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (8.80%) Jetty
10 9 (7.20%) OpenStack
11 7 (5.60%) Node.js
12 6 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (4.00%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (3.20%) Lync
15 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (2.40%) JBoss
16 2 (1.60%) lighttpd
Applications
1 16 (12.80%) MS Office
2 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) assyst
1 1 (0.80%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.00%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (12.80%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (9.60%) Google App Engine
3 12 (9.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.40%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.40%) SaaS
6 2 (1.60%) PaaS
6 2 (1.60%) GitHub
6 2 (1.60%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.60%) Office 365
6 2 (1.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (30.40%) SAN
2 32 (25.60%) Firewall
3 29 (23.20%) TCP/IP
4 28 (22.40%) DNS
5 25 (20.00%) LAN
5 25 (20.00%) HTTP
6 20 (16.00%) WAN
6 20 (16.00%) iSCSI
7 18 (14.40%) DHCP
8 16 (12.80%) Fibre Channel
9 15 (12.00%) NAS
10 14 (11.20%) SSL
11 12 (9.60%) FTP
12 11 (8.80%) BIG-IP
12 11 (8.80%) IPsec
13 10 (8.00%) MPLS
13 10 (8.00%) FCoE
13 10 (8.00%) Multicast
14 8 (6.40%) DSL
15 5 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.60%) MySQL
2 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.60%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.40%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.80%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.80%) Redis
7 4 (3.20%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.20%) HBase
8 3 (2.40%) MariaDB
8 3 (2.40%) DB2
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (17.60%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.40%) Hudson
3 3 (2.40%) Subversion
3 3 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.40%) Selenium
4 2 (1.60%) GitLab
5 1 (0.80%) Maven
5 1 (0.80%) MSI
General
1 15 (12.00%) Finance
2 9 (7.20%) Games
3 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.00%) Publishing
4 5 (4.00%) Banking
5 4 (3.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.60%) German Language
6 2 (1.60%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.60%) Turkish Language
6 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.60%) Law
6 2 (1.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (13.60%) Analyst
1 17 (13.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (11.20%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (8.80%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.00%) Architect
5 9 (7.20%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (5.60%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Consultant
8 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.80%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.80%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.00%) Linux Support Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) .NET
2 11 (8.80%) J2EE
3 8 (6.40%) Servlets
4 6 (4.80%) libvirt
5 5 (4.00%) Rendezvous
5 5 (4.00%) Middleware
5 5 (4.00%) XML
5 5 (4.00%) XSLT
5 5 (4.00%) HTML
6 3 (2.40%) Web Services
7 2 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.80%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.60%) Blackberry
2 15 (12.00%) Fat Client
2 15 (12.00%) Thin Client
3 14 (11.20%) Open Source
4 9 (7.20%) Online Games
5 8 (6.40%) Device Driver
6 6 (4.80%) Clustering
7 4 (3.20%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.60%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (56.00%) Windows
2 68 (54.40%) Linux
3 40 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (21.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 19 (15.20%) UNIX
7 14 (11.20%) Solaris
8 10 (8.00%) Ubuntu
9 9 (7.20%) CentOS
9 9 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (6.40%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (3.20%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.40%) Debian
13 3 (2.40%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.60%) VMS
14 2 (1.60%) Android
14 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.20%) DevOps
2 24 (19.20%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (16.80%) Configuration Management
5 17 (13.60%) ITIL
6 12 (9.60%) Migration
7 11 (8.80%) Problem Management
8 10 (8.00%) Benchmarking
8 10 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.40%) Service Management
9 8 (6.40%) Performance Management
9 8 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (5.60%) Business Continuity Planning
10 7 (5.60%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.60%) Business Continuity
10 7 (5.60%) BCP
10 7 (5.60%) ITSM
11 6 (4.80%) Load Balancing
12 5 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.60%) Java
2 25 (20.00%) SQL
3 18 (14.40%) Python
4 15 (12.00%) Ruby
5 13 (10.40%) C
6 11 (8.80%) Bash Shell
7 9 (7.20%) C++
7 9 (7.20%) Perl
8 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
9 7 (5.60%) PHP
10 6 (4.80%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.60%) Golang
12 1 (0.80%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (17.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (12.80%) MCSE
3 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.40%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (4.80%) MCSA
6 5 (4.00%) MCITP
6 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.00%) CCA
6 5 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.40%) VCP5
7 3 (2.40%) VCP4
7 3 (2.40%) Degree
7 3 (2.40%) CCNA
7 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.60%) MCP
8 2 (1.60%) CCNP
8 2 (1.60%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) QA
1 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (64.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (39.20%) Hyper-V
3 41 (32.80%) Active Directory
4 28 (22.40%) XenApp
5 22 (17.60%) NFS
6 16 (12.80%) KVM
7 12 (9.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 12 (9.60%) vSphere
8 8 (6.40%) NLBS
8 8 (6.40%) Postfix
8 8 (6.40%) SRDF
8 8 (6.40%) XenDesktop
9 7 (5.60%) Docker
10 6 (4.80%) Sendmail
11 5 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (3.20%) VMware ESX
13 2 (1.60%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.60%) Squid
13 2 (1.60%) XenServer
13 2 (1.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 36 (28.80%) Puppet
2 25 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (7.20%) Ansible
3 9 (7.20%) Nagios
4 7 (5.60%) Vagrant
4 7 (5.60%) WSUS
5 6 (4.80%) Salt
5 6 (4.80%) Cobbler
6 4 (3.20%) Casper Suite
6 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (2.40%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.40%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.40%) Legato
8 2 (1.60%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.60%) ZENworks
8 2 (1.60%) Foglight
8 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.60%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 91 (72.80%) VMware
2 45 (36.00%) Citrix
3 44 (35.20%) Microsoft
4 41 (32.80%) Cisco
5 23 (18.40%) NetApp
6 21 (16.80%) Oracle
7 17 (13.60%) EMC
7 17 (13.60%) Red Hat
8 15 (12.00%) HP
9 12 (9.60%) Google
10 10 (8.00%) CheckPoint
10 10 (8.00%) Intel
11 9 (7.20%) IBM
12 8 (6.40%) Symantec
13 6 (4.80%) Wyse
14 5 (4.00%) FactSet
14 5 (4.00%) ProCurve
14 5 (4.00%) DataSynapse
14 5 (4.00%) Brocade
14 5 (4.00%) Reuters
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