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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 534 473 511
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +38
Contract jobs citing Xen 56 30 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.070% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 0.74% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 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 £205 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £468 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +41.66%
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
4826 4033 4364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.40% 9.36% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2493 1988 2160
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 600 543
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.72 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
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 18 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 18 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 +3 29 £450 +20.00% 13
South East -6 12 £175 -58.82% 3
Yorkshire -22 8 £363 -14.70%
East Midlands - 3 £388 -
South West -21 1 £418 -7.22% 1
East of England -34 1 £490 +50.76% 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - -
Xen
UK

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 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 64 (63.37%) VMware
2 51 (50.50%) Windows
3 49 (48.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (47.52%) Linux
5 46 (45.54%) Citrix
6 41 (40.59%) Microsoft
7 34 (33.66%) MS Exchange
8 30 (29.70%) Oracle
9 29 (28.71%) Hyper-V
10 28 (27.72%) Active Directory
11 27 (26.73%) Cisco
11 27 (26.73%) SAN
11 27 (26.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (25.74%) TCP/IP
13 24 (23.76%) MySQL
13 24 (23.76%) Red Hat
13 24 (23.76%) EMC
13 24 (23.76%) Firewall
13 24 (23.76%) XenServer
13 24 (23.76%) Puppet
14 22 (21.78%) HP
14 22 (21.78%) DNS
14 22 (21.78%) UNIX
15 21 (20.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (20.79%) vSphere
16 19 (18.81%) XenApp
16 19 (18.81%) CentOS
16 19 (18.81%) SQL Server
17 18 (17.82%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (17.82%) VMware ESXi

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 34 (33.66%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.86%) Apache
3 11 (10.89%) Lync
3 11 (10.89%) Tomcat
4 10 (9.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.90%) nginx
5 8 (7.92%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.95%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (3.96%) Jetty
7 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.96%) IIS
7 4 (3.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.99%) Confluence
10 1 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.99%) WorkSite
Applications
1 11 (10.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (9.90%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (5.94%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.97%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.99%) Route 53
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.73%) SAN
2 26 (25.74%) TCP/IP
3 24 (23.76%) Firewall
4 22 (21.78%) DNS
5 16 (15.84%) IPsec
6 14 (13.86%) VPN
7 11 (10.89%) MPLS
8 10 (9.90%) Wireless
8 10 (9.90%) DHCP
8 10 (9.90%) NAS
9 8 (7.92%) LDAP
10 7 (6.93%) WAN
11 6 (5.94%) LAN
11 6 (5.94%) FTP
11 6 (5.94%) HTTP
11 6 (5.94%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (4.95%) iSCSI
12 5 (4.95%) SMTP
12 5 (4.95%) SNMP
12 5 (4.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.76%) MySQL
2 19 (18.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.93%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.95%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.97%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.98%) Redis
7 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.99%) KDB
7 1 (0.99%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.93%) Subversion
3 4 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.98%) JIRA
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.99%) Gradle
5 1 (0.99%) Hudson
5 1 (0.99%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.99%) Ant
5 1 (0.99%) JUnit
5 1 (0.99%) JMeter
5 1 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 11 (10.89%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Games
2 5 (4.95%) Electronics
3 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.97%) Law
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.83%) Analyst
2 15 (14.85%) Architect
3 11 (10.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (9.90%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Consultant
6 8 (7.92%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Operations Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Citrix Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Administrator
8 6 (5.94%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (4.95%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.96%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Citrix Support
10 4 (3.96%) Citrix Support Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Citrix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) XMPP
2 6 (5.94%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (3.96%) J2EE
3 4 (3.96%) Servlets
4 3 (2.97%) .NET
5 2 (1.98%) Middleware
6 1 (0.99%) Sinatra
6 1 (0.99%) wxWidgets
6 1 (0.99%) CORBA
6 1 (0.99%) SOAP
6 1 (0.99%) Web Services
6 1 (0.99%) ADO
6 1 (0.99%) CPAN
6 1 (0.99%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.99%) LAMP
6 1 (0.99%) Xerces
6 1 (0.99%) Xalan
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Blackberry
2 11 (10.89%) Thin Client
2 11 (10.89%) Fat Client
3 8 (7.92%) Clustering
4 7 (6.93%) Open Source
5 6 (5.94%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.95%) Online Games
7 4 (3.96%) Replication
8 2 (1.98%) Handset
8 2 (1.98%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.99%) DTV
9 1 (0.99%) IVR
9 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (50.50%) Windows
2 48 (47.52%) Linux
3 27 (26.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (21.78%) UNIX
5 21 (20.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (18.81%) CentOS
7 18 (17.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (12.87%) Solaris
9 8 (7.92%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (5.94%) SUSE
12 5 (4.95%) Fedora
13 4 (3.96%) Debian
14 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
15 2 (1.98%) AIX
16 1 (0.99%) OpenSolaris
16 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.87%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (10.89%) Configuration Management
3 10 (9.90%) Data Management
3 10 (9.90%) Master Data Management
3 10 (9.90%) Mobile Device Management
4 9 (8.91%) TOGAF
5 8 (7.92%) Business Continuity
5 8 (7.92%) ITIL
5 8 (7.92%) Project Management
5 8 (7.92%) BCP
6 7 (6.93%) Business Continuity Planning
6 7 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.93%) Performance Management
6 7 (6.93%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.94%) Migration
8 5 (4.95%) Kanban
8 5 (4.95%) Scrum
8 5 (4.95%) Unit Testing
9 4 (3.96%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.83%) SQL
2 16 (15.84%) Perl
2 16 (15.84%) Bash Shell
3 14 (13.86%) Python
3 14 (13.86%) Ruby
4 11 (10.89%) Java
5 9 (8.91%) C
5 9 (8.91%) Korn
6 8 (7.92%) AWK
7 6 (5.94%) VB
7 6 (5.94%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.95%) sed
8 5 (4.95%) C++
9 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.98%) PHP
10 2 (1.98%) C-shell
11 1 (0.99%) VBScript
11 1 (0.99%) C#
11 1 (0.99%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Citrix Certification
1 7 (6.93%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) CCA
3 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.98%) CCNA
3 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.99%) CCIA
4 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) MCSE
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.99%) RHCE
4 1 (0.99%) CCIE
4 1 (0.99%) CCNP
4 1 (0.99%) CCVP
4 1 (0.99%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (48.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (28.71%) Hyper-V
3 28 (27.72%) Active Directory
4 24 (23.76%) XenServer
5 21 (20.79%) vSphere
6 19 (18.81%) XenApp
7 18 (17.82%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (15.84%) KVM
9 13 (12.87%) VMware ESX
10 12 (11.88%) NFS
11 9 (8.91%) XenDesktop
11 9 (8.91%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (6.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (5.94%) Samba
14 5 (4.95%) vCloud
14 5 (4.95%) VMware Server
15 4 (3.96%) Sendmail
16 3 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (1.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (23.76%) Puppet
2 10 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (7.92%) Nagios
3 8 (7.92%) Cobbler
4 5 (4.95%) SCCM
4 5 (4.95%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.96%) SCOM
5 4 (3.96%) Capistrano
5 4 (3.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (2.97%) Ansible
6 3 (2.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.97%) Data Guard
6 3 (2.97%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.97%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.98%) WSUS
7 2 (1.98%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.98%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.99%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.99%) collectd
8 1 (0.99%) StatsD
Vendors
1 64 (63.37%) VMware
2 46 (45.54%) Citrix
3 41 (40.59%) Microsoft
4 30 (29.70%) Oracle
5 27 (26.73%) Cisco
6 24 (23.76%) Red Hat
6 24 (23.76%) EMC
7 22 (21.78%) HP
8 17 (16.83%) IBM
9 13 (12.87%) NetApp
10 8 (7.92%) Veritas
11 7 (6.93%) Intel
11 7 (6.93%) Google
12 6 (5.94%) Sun
13 5 (4.95%) Splunk
13 5 (4.95%) Symantec
13 5 (4.95%) Dell
14 4 (3.96%) Egenera
14 4 (3.96%) Infoblox
15 3 (2.97%) Compaq
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