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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 503 505 477
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -28
Contract jobs citing Xen 53 44 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.095% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 1.14% 1.01% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 14
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£445 £390 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% +17.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £323 £295
% change year-on-year
-10.07% +9.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- -11.85%
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
4639 4359 3980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.72% 9.43% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2601 2187 1909
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 522 683
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 £10.50 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.04 £35.02 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 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 3 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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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 +11 31 £450 +12.50% 9
North West - 9 £450 -
South West -11 4 £290 -30.53% 2
Yorkshire -6 3 - - 4
South East -24 1 - - 5
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
East of England - - - - 4
Xen
UK

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 91 (75.21%) VMware
2 81 (66.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (54.55%) Windows
3 66 (54.55%) Linux
4 53 (43.80%) Hyper-V
5 50 (41.32%) Microsoft
6 49 (40.50%) Citrix
7 43 (35.54%) Cisco
8 39 (32.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (30.58%) Active Directory
9 37 (30.58%) MS Exchange
10 35 (28.93%) SAN
10 35 (28.93%) Puppet
11 34 (28.10%) Firewall
12 30 (24.79%) TCP/IP
13 29 (23.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (23.14%) Apache
15 27 (22.31%) Oracle
16 26 (21.49%) LAN
16 26 (21.49%) HTTP
16 26 (21.49%) Configuration Management
16 26 (21.49%) XenApp
17 25 (20.66%) DNS
17 25 (20.66%) EMC
18 24 (19.83%) WAN
19 23 (19.01%) Java
19 23 (19.01%) SQL
19 23 (19.01%) Windows 7
20 22 (18.18%) DevOps
20 22 (18.18%) Blackberry

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 37 (30.58%) MS Exchange
2 28 (23.14%) Apache
3 19 (15.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (14.88%) Tomcat
5 17 (14.05%) WebSphere
6 15 (12.40%) nginx
6 15 (12.40%) IIS
7 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (7.44%) Jetty
10 6 (4.96%) Oracle Coherence
10 6 (4.96%) IBM Notes
10 6 (4.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (4.96%) OpenStack
10 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (4.13%) Node.js
11 5 (4.13%) Lync
12 3 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (2.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (11.57%) MS Office
2 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) RMDS
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.22%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (10.74%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (8.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (8.26%) Google App Engine
4 9 (7.44%) Office 365
5 6 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (4.96%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.48%) SaaS
7 2 (1.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (28.93%) SAN
2 34 (28.10%) Firewall
3 30 (24.79%) TCP/IP
4 26 (21.49%) LAN
4 26 (21.49%) HTTP
5 25 (20.66%) DNS
6 24 (19.83%) WAN
7 18 (14.88%) iSCSI
8 16 (13.22%) Fibre Channel
9 15 (12.40%) DHCP
10 13 (10.74%) NAS
11 12 (9.92%) SSL
11 12 (9.92%) MPLS
12 11 (9.09%) IPsec
12 11 (9.09%) BIG-IP
13 10 (8.26%) FCoE
13 10 (8.26%) FTP
13 10 (8.26%) Multicast
14 8 (6.61%) DSL
15 5 (4.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.74%) MySQL
1 13 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.92%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.61%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.96%) Redis
5 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.96%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.31%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.31%) HBase
7 3 (2.48%) DB2
7 3 (2.48%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.48%) Subversion
4 2 (1.65%) GitLab
5 1 (0.83%) MSI
5 1 (0.83%) Hudson
General
1 13 (10.74%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.79%) Games
3 5 (4.13%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Publishing
4 4 (3.31%) Local Government
5 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.65%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.65%) Legal
6 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.65%) German Language
6 2 (1.65%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.65%) Turkish Language
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (14.05%) Linux Engineer
2 16 (13.22%) Architect
2 16 (13.22%) Analyst
3 13 (10.74%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (10.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Citrix Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Operations Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Administrator
10 5 (4.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.09%) .NET
2 9 (7.44%) J2EE
2 9 (7.44%) XML
3 6 (4.96%) XSLT
3 6 (4.96%) Rendezvous
3 6 (4.96%) Middleware
3 6 (4.96%) Servlets
3 6 (4.96%) HTML
3 6 (4.96%) libvirt
4 2 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.65%) Web Services
5 1 (0.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 17 (14.05%) Open Source
3 15 (12.40%) Thin Client
3 15 (12.40%) Fat Client
4 8 (6.61%) Device Driver
5 7 (5.79%) Online Games
6 6 (4.96%) Clustering
7 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.48%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.83%) DTV
9 1 (0.83%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 66 (54.55%) Windows
1 66 (54.55%) Linux
2 39 (32.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (23.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (19.01%) Windows 7
5 21 (17.36%) UNIX
6 14 (11.57%) Solaris
7 10 (8.26%) CentOS
7 10 (8.26%) Ubuntu
8 8 (6.61%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (4.96%) Debian
11 4 (3.31%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.48%) VMS
13 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.65%) Android
13 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.49%) Configuration Management
2 22 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.18%) DevOps
3 17 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (14.05%) ITIL
4 15 (12.40%) Migration
5 11 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 10 (8.26%) Benchmarking
6 10 (8.26%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (6.61%) Service Management
7 8 (6.61%) Load Balancing
7 8 (6.61%) Performance Management
8 7 (5.79%) Business Continuity
8 7 (5.79%) Software Engineering
8 7 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.79%) ITSM
8 7 (5.79%) BCP
8 7 (5.79%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (5.79%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (4.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.01%) Java
1 23 (19.01%) SQL
2 21 (17.36%) Python
3 15 (12.40%) Ruby
4 14 (11.57%) C
5 11 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.44%) C++
7 8 (6.61%) PHP
8 6 (4.96%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.96%) Perl
9 2 (1.65%) Golang
9 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.83%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (17.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.57%) MCSE
3 13 (10.74%) Security Cleared
4 10 (8.26%) VCP4
4 10 (8.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (6.61%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.96%) MCSA
7 6 (4.96%) MCITP
8 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared
8 5 (4.13%) CCNP
8 5 (4.13%) CCA
8 5 (4.13%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (3.31%) CCNA
9 4 (3.31%) VCP5
10 3 (2.48%) Degree
10 3 (2.48%) MCP
11 2 (1.65%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) SLA
1 1 (0.83%) QA
1 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (66.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (43.80%) Hyper-V
3 37 (30.58%) Active Directory
4 26 (21.49%) XenApp
5 20 (16.53%) NFS
6 15 (12.40%) KVM
7 13 (10.74%) vSphere
8 12 (9.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (6.61%) SRDF
9 8 (6.61%) NLBS
9 8 (6.61%) Postfix
10 7 (5.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (5.79%) Docker
11 6 (4.96%) Sendmail
11 6 (4.96%) XenDesktop
12 5 (4.13%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.65%) Squid
13 2 (1.65%) XenServer
13 2 (1.65%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.83%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (28.93%) Puppet
2 20 (16.53%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (7.44%) Ansible
4 7 (5.79%) WSUS
5 6 (4.96%) Nagios
5 6 (4.96%) SCCM
5 6 (4.96%) Cobbler
5 6 (4.96%) Salt
6 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (3.31%) Legato
7 3 (2.48%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.48%) Ganeti
7 3 (2.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.48%) Bcfg2
7 3 (2.48%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.65%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.65%) Casper Suite
8 2 (1.65%) Foglight
Vendors
1 91 (75.21%) VMware
2 50 (41.32%) Microsoft
3 49 (40.50%) Citrix
4 43 (35.54%) Cisco
5 27 (22.31%) Oracle
6 25 (20.66%) EMC
7 22 (18.18%) NetApp
8 16 (13.22%) Red Hat
8 16 (13.22%) HP
9 10 (8.26%) Intel
9 10 (8.26%) IBM
9 10 (8.26%) CheckPoint
9 10 (8.26%) Symantec
9 10 (8.26%) Google
10 6 (4.96%) DataSynapse
10 6 (4.96%) Wyse
10 6 (4.96%) SAP
10 6 (4.96%) Lotus
10 6 (4.96%) TIBCO
11 5 (4.13%) Sybase