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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 512 482 500
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +18
Contract jobs citing Xen 57 72 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.14% 1.54% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 43
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £425 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.10% -7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
Xen
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
4999 4667 4560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.74% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2822 2429 2250
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 559 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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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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 35 £350 -4.76% 16
South East -9 8 £213 -41.71% 5
East of England -23 6 £413 +17.85% 1
South West -35 3 £291 -3.16% 4
West Midlands - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £275 -
North East - - - -
Xen
UK

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 72 (64.29%) VMware
2 69 (61.61%) Windows
3 57 (50.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (49.11%) Linux
5 53 (47.32%) Microsoft
6 49 (43.75%) Citrix
7 47 (41.96%) Active Directory
8 46 (41.07%) Firewall
9 43 (38.39%) Cisco
10 42 (37.50%) MS Exchange
10 42 (37.50%) Hyper-V
11 33 (29.46%) SAN
12 31 (27.68%) TCP/IP
13 30 (26.79%) Oracle
14 28 (25.00%) Puppet
15 26 (23.21%) Apache
15 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
16 25 (22.32%) MPLS
16 25 (22.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (21.43%) IBM
18 23 (20.54%) MySQL
18 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
18 23 (20.54%) NetApp
19 22 (19.64%) LAN
19 22 (19.64%) WAN
19 22 (19.64%) DNS
19 22 (19.64%) Red Hat
19 22 (19.64%) Blackberry
20 21 (18.75%) ITIL
21 20 (17.86%) Java

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 42 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 26 (23.21%) Apache
3 18 (16.07%) Tomcat
4 17 (15.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (11.61%) WebSphere
7 8 (7.14%) nginx
7 8 (7.14%) WebLogic
7 8 (7.14%) Lync
8 7 (6.25%) IIS
8 7 (6.25%) Jetty
9 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
9 6 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (4.46%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (3.57%) OpenStack
12 3 (2.68%) Drupal
12 3 (2.68%) Moodle
13 2 (1.79%) Confluence
13 2 (1.79%) lighttpd
13 2 (1.79%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 19 (16.96%) MS Office
2 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.79%) RMDS
3 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (11.61%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (8.04%) Google App Engine
4 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.68%) SaaS
5 3 (2.68%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.79%) PaaS
6 2 (1.79%) Route 53
6 2 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 46 (41.07%) Firewall
2 33 (29.46%) SAN
3 31 (27.68%) TCP/IP
4 25 (22.32%) MPLS
5 22 (19.64%) DNS
5 22 (19.64%) LAN
5 22 (19.64%) WAN
6 17 (15.18%) VPN
6 17 (15.18%) IPsec
6 17 (15.18%) BIG-IP
7 16 (14.29%) DSL
8 15 (13.39%) DHCP
9 14 (12.50%) NAS
10 13 (11.61%) LDAP
10 13 (11.61%) HTTP
11 10 (8.93%) Wireless
12 9 (8.04%) iSCSI
12 9 (8.04%) NetScaler
12 9 (8.04%) FTP
13 8 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.54%) MySQL
1 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.36%) SQLPlus
2 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.79%) HBase
5 1 (0.89%) Redis
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.89%) KDB
5 1 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (11.61%) Subversion
2 12 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.82%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.46%) Hudson
5 4 (3.57%) Selenium
6 3 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.68%) JIRA
7 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.89%) Maven
8 1 (0.89%) Ant
8 1 (0.89%) JUnit
8 1 (0.89%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.89%) JMeter
8 1 (0.89%) Gradle
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Ivy
General
1 10 (8.93%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Games
3 3 (2.68%) Electronics
4 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.79%) Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Law
5 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (12.50%) Analyst
2 13 (11.61%) Architect
2 13 (11.61%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (9.82%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (8.93%) Administrator
4 10 (8.93%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Consultant
6 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.36%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Citrix Support
9 4 (3.57%) Designer
9 4 (3.57%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (2.68%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) .NET
1 8 (7.14%) XMPP
2 7 (6.25%) Servlets
3 6 (5.36%) J2EE
4 4 (3.57%) Middleware
5 3 (2.68%) LAMP
5 3 (2.68%) Web Services
6 2 (1.79%) XML
6 2 (1.79%) XSLT
6 2 (1.79%) HTML
6 2 (1.79%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.89%) CPAN
7 1 (0.89%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.89%) Xerces
7 1 (0.89%) Xalan
7 1 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.89%) wxWidgets
7 1 (0.89%) CORBA
7 1 (0.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) Blackberry
2 19 (16.96%) Thin Client
2 19 (16.96%) Fat Client
3 9 (8.04%) Online Games
4 7 (6.25%) Open Source
5 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.46%) Clustering
6 4 (3.57%) Replication
7 3 (2.68%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.68%) VLE
7 3 (2.68%) PKI
8 2 (1.79%) Handset
8 2 (1.79%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.79%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.89%) Wiki
9 1 (0.89%) DTV
9 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 69 (61.61%) Windows
2 55 (49.11%) Linux
3 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (22.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (16.96%) Windows 7
6 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (14.29%) UNIX
8 13 (11.61%) CentOS
9 11 (9.82%) Solaris
10 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (3.57%) zOS
12 4 (3.57%) AIX
12 4 (3.57%) Windows XP
12 4 (3.57%) Debian
12 4 (3.57%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.68%) Android
13 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.68%) Scientific Linux
13 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.75%) ITIL
2 15 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (11.61%) Service Management
3 13 (11.61%) Performance Management
4 12 (10.71%) Configuration Management
5 10 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (8.04%) DevOps
7 8 (7.14%) Master Data Management
7 8 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (7.14%) Migration
7 8 (7.14%) Scrum
7 8 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 8 (7.14%) Data Management
7 8 (7.14%) TOGAF
8 7 (6.25%) Kanban
9 6 (5.36%) Data Protection
9 6 (5.36%) Unit Testing
9 6 (5.36%) Workflow
10 5 (4.46%) Business Continuity
10 5 (4.46%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.86%) Java
1 20 (17.86%) Perl
1 20 (17.86%) SQL
2 15 (13.39%) Python
3 11 (9.82%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.14%) Korn
5 7 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.25%) PHP
5 7 (6.25%) C
6 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.36%) AWK
7 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.68%) Ruby
8 3 (2.68%) C++
9 2 (1.79%) C-shell
10 1 (0.89%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.89%) Tcl
10 1 (0.89%) Lisp
10 1 (0.89%) C#
10 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) MCSE
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.46%) Degree
3 4 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.68%) MCSA
4 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) CCA
5 2 (1.79%) MCITP
5 2 (1.79%) CCNA
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.89%) ISEB
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.89%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (50.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (41.96%) Active Directory
3 42 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 19 (16.96%) XenApp
5 16 (14.29%) NLBS
6 12 (10.71%) NFS
6 12 (10.71%) vSphere
6 12 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (10.71%) KVM
7 10 (8.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (6.25%) VMware ESX
8 7 (6.25%) XenServer
9 6 (5.36%) XenDesktop
10 5 (4.46%) Sendmail
11 4 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (2.68%) Samba
12 3 (2.68%) qmail
12 3 (2.68%) Postfix
13 2 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (25.00%) Puppet
2 13 (11.61%) WSUS
3 12 (10.71%) Cobbler
4 10 (8.93%) Nagios
5 9 (8.04%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (6.25%) SCCM
7 6 (5.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (5.36%) Tivoli
7 6 (5.36%) XenMobile
7 6 (5.36%) Vagrant
7 6 (5.36%) Opsview
8 4 (3.57%) Backup Exec
8 4 (3.57%) Nessus
8 4 (3.57%) SCOM
8 4 (3.57%) Data Guard
9 3 (2.68%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (2.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.79%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.79%) Plesk
10 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 72 (64.29%) VMware
2 53 (47.32%) Microsoft
3 49 (43.75%) Citrix
4 43 (38.39%) Cisco
5 30 (26.79%) Oracle
6 24 (21.43%) IBM
7 23 (20.54%) NetApp
8 22 (19.64%) Red Hat
9 20 (17.86%) HP
10 17 (15.18%) EMC
10 17 (15.18%) CheckPoint
11 10 (8.93%) Google
12 9 (8.04%) Veritas
13 8 (7.14%) Dell
14 7 (6.25%) Sun
15 6 (5.36%) Infoblox
15 6 (5.36%) Splunk
16 4 (3.57%) Symantec
17 3 (2.68%) Brocade
17 3 (2.68%) Sybase
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