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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Xen Project
Rank 526 512 474
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -38
Contract jobs citing Xen 66 39 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.082% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.31% 0.80% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 18 40
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £303 £390
% change year-on-year
+48.76% -22.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
5052 4866 4322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.71% 10.26% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2786 2585 2095
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 622 652
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £31.56 £33.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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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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 +19 42 £365 +21.66% 15
South East -20 12 £450 +36.36% 1
North West 0 7 £530 +92.72% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £438 - 5
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
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Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 91 (72.22%) VMware
2 77 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (55.56%) Windows
4 66 (52.38%) Linux
5 55 (43.65%) Citrix
6 52 (41.27%) Active Directory
7 46 (36.51%) Microsoft
8 45 (35.71%) Hyper-V
9 42 (33.33%) Cisco
10 40 (31.75%) MS Exchange
11 38 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (28.57%) SAN
13 33 (26.19%) Firewall
14 29 (23.02%) Blackberry
15 28 (22.22%) LAN
16 26 (20.63%) Puppet
17 25 (19.84%) XenApp
17 25 (19.84%) Windows 7
17 25 (19.84%) WAN
17 25 (19.84%) Apache
17 25 (19.84%) ITIL
18 24 (19.05%) Java
18 24 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 23 (18.25%) Windows Server 2003
20 22 (17.46%) DNS
21 21 (16.67%) HTTP
21 21 (16.67%) NFS
21 21 (16.67%) NetApp
21 21 (16.67%) Red Hat
21 21 (16.67%) Finance

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 40 (31.75%) MS Exchange
2 25 (19.84%) Apache
3 24 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 15 (11.90%) WebSphere
6 14 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (7.14%) IIS
8 8 (6.35%) Jetty
8 8 (6.35%) nginx
9 6 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
9 6 (4.76%) OpenStack
9 6 (4.76%) Node.js
10 5 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (3.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 5 (3.97%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (3.17%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
12 3 (2.38%) Lync
12 3 (2.38%) Moodle
Applications
1 18 (14.29%) MS Office
2 9 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) RMDS
2 1 (0.79%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.94%) Google App Engine
3 10 (7.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.38%) SaaS
5 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.59%) Route 53
6 2 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.59%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.59%) PaaS
7 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (28.57%) SAN
2 33 (26.19%) Firewall
3 28 (22.22%) LAN
4 25 (19.84%) WAN
5 22 (17.46%) DNS
6 21 (16.67%) HTTP
7 18 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 17 (13.49%) MPLS
8 17 (13.49%) BIG-IP
9 16 (12.70%) iSCSI
10 14 (11.11%) DSL
10 14 (11.11%) NAS
11 13 (10.32%) SSL
11 13 (10.32%) DHCP
12 11 (8.73%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (8.73%) FTP
13 10 (7.94%) IPsec
14 9 (7.14%) Multicast
14 9 (7.14%) FCoE
15 8 (6.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.90%) MySQL
1 15 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.97%) Redis
3 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.17%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.17%) HBase
5 3 (2.38%) DB2
6 2 (1.59%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.56%) Subversion
4 3 (2.38%) Hudson
4 3 (2.38%) Selenium
4 3 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.79%) MSI
5 1 (0.79%) JIRA
5 1 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 21 (16.67%) Finance
2 11 (8.73%) Games
3 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.76%) Banking
5 5 (3.97%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.38%) Publishing
7 2 (1.59%) Law
7 2 (1.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.87%) Analyst
2 13 (10.32%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Architect
6 7 (5.56%) Consultant
6 7 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.76%) Administrator
7 6 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) .NET
2 8 (6.35%) Servlets
2 8 (6.35%) J2EE
3 5 (3.97%) Rendezvous
3 5 (3.97%) Middleware
3 5 (3.97%) XML
3 5 (3.97%) XSLT
3 5 (3.97%) HTML
4 4 (3.17%) LAMP
5 3 (2.38%) Web Services
6 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.02%) Blackberry
2 18 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 18 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 11 (8.73%) Open Source
3 11 (8.73%) Online Games
4 7 (5.56%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.38%) VLE
6 2 (1.59%) Clustering
6 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.59%) PKI
6 2 (1.59%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (55.56%) Windows
2 66 (52.38%) Linux
3 38 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (19.84%) Windows 7
5 23 (18.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (15.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (11.11%) CentOS
8 13 (10.32%) Solaris
9 12 (9.52%) UNIX
10 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (3.97%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.97%) Ubuntu
12 4 (3.17%) Debian
12 4 (3.17%) zOS
12 4 (3.17%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.38%) Scientific Linux
13 3 (2.38%) Android
14 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.84%) ITIL
2 21 (16.67%) DevOps
3 20 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (12.70%) Configuration Management
6 14 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 14 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 14 (11.11%) Service Management
7 10 (7.94%) Benchmarking
8 9 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.35%) Scrum
9 8 (6.35%) Migration
9 8 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (5.56%) Workflow
10 7 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.76%) Business Continuity
11 6 (4.76%) ITSM
11 6 (4.76%) BCP
11 6 (4.76%) Business Continuity Planning
12 5 (3.97%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.05%) Java
2 17 (13.49%) SQL
3 16 (12.70%) Python
4 10 (7.94%) Perl
4 10 (7.94%) PHP
4 10 (7.94%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.35%) C
6 7 (5.56%) C++
6 7 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.97%) Ruby
8 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.79%) Golang
9 1 (0.79%) Tcl
9 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.79%) C#
9 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (11.90%) MCSE
2 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.56%) MCSA
3 7 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.97%) RHCSA
4 5 (3.97%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.17%) MCITP
6 2 (1.59%) RHCT
6 2 (1.59%) Degree
6 2 (1.59%) MCP
6 2 (1.59%) CCNP
6 2 (1.59%) CCNA
6 2 (1.59%) CCA
6 2 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.79%) ISEB
7 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) SLA
1 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 77 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (41.27%) Active Directory
3 45 (35.71%) Hyper-V
4 25 (19.84%) XenApp
5 21 (16.67%) NFS
6 18 (14.29%) KVM
7 14 (11.11%) NLBS
8 13 (10.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (5.56%) SRDF
9 7 (5.56%) XenDesktop
10 6 (4.76%) vSphere
11 5 (3.97%) Postfix
11 5 (3.97%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (3.97%) VMware ESX
12 3 (2.38%) XenServer
12 3 (2.38%) Sendmail
12 3 (2.38%) Samba
13 2 (1.59%) Squid
13 2 (1.59%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (20.63%) Puppet
2 13 (10.32%) Nagios
3 12 (9.52%) WSUS
3 12 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (6.35%) Cobbler
5 7 (5.56%) Vagrant
5 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 5 (3.97%) Ansible
6 5 (3.97%) Opsview
7 4 (3.17%) Casper Suite
7 4 (3.17%) XenMobile
8 3 (2.38%) Nessus
9 2 (1.59%) Foglight
9 2 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.59%) Plesk
10 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.79%) Cacti
10 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.79%) collectd
10 1 (0.79%) StatsD
Vendors
1 91 (72.22%) VMware
2 55 (43.65%) Citrix
3 46 (36.51%) Microsoft
4 42 (33.33%) Cisco
5 21 (16.67%) NetApp
5 21 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 18 (14.29%) Oracle
7 16 (12.70%) CheckPoint
8 14 (11.11%) IBM
9 13 (10.32%) EMC
10 10 (7.94%) Google
11 9 (7.14%) Intel
11 9 (7.14%) Dell
12 8 (6.35%) HP
13 7 (5.56%) Veritas
14 5 (3.97%) Splunk
14 5 (3.97%) Infoblox
14 5 (3.97%) FactSet
14 5 (3.97%) Reuters
14 5 (3.97%) TIBCO
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