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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 517 519 499
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing Xen 61 50 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.20% 1.06% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 44
Average daily rate
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£363 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £293 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 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 - -
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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
5091 4706 4469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 9.76% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 2517 2194
Average daily rate £340 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 555 555
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 34 £338 -2.52% 11
South East +9 9 £225 - 4
North West - 7 £515 -
Yorkshire +3 4 - - 2
East of England -18 4 £413 - 6
South West -44 2 £308 +2.58% 2
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 81 (65.32%) VMware
2 69 (55.65%) Windows
3 68 (54.84%) Linux
3 68 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (45.16%) Microsoft
5 51 (41.13%) Active Directory
5 51 (41.13%) Citrix
6 44 (35.48%) Firewall
7 43 (34.68%) Hyper-V
8 42 (33.87%) Cisco
8 42 (33.87%) MS Exchange
9 36 (29.03%) TCP/IP
10 35 (28.23%) Puppet
11 34 (27.42%) SAN
12 30 (24.19%) DNS
13 29 (23.39%) Apache
13 29 (23.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (21.77%) Oracle
15 26 (20.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 25 (20.16%) Java
16 25 (20.16%) Blackberry
17 24 (19.35%) LAN
17 24 (19.35%) WAN
17 24 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (18.55%) Tomcat
18 23 (18.55%) HTTP
18 23 (18.55%) MPLS
18 23 (18.55%) NetApp
19 22 (17.74%) Red Hat
19 22 (17.74%) DHCP

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (33.87%) MS Exchange
2 29 (23.39%) Apache
3 23 (18.55%) Tomcat
4 20 (16.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (13.71%) WebSphere
6 15 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (9.68%) nginx
7 12 (9.68%) Jetty
8 10 (8.06%) IIS
9 7 (5.65%) WebLogic
10 6 (4.84%) SharePoint
10 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (4.03%) OpenStack
11 5 (4.03%) Lync
11 5 (4.03%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (2.42%) Node.js
12 3 (2.42%) Moodle
12 3 (2.42%) Drupal
13 2 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (1.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 21 (16.94%) MS Office
2 7 (5.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.61%) RMDS
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.81%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.94%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (14.52%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (12.90%) Google App Engine
4 4 (3.23%) SaaS
4 4 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.61%) PaaS
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.61%) Route 53
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 44 (35.48%) Firewall
2 36 (29.03%) TCP/IP
3 34 (27.42%) SAN
4 30 (24.19%) DNS
5 24 (19.35%) LAN
5 24 (19.35%) WAN
6 23 (18.55%) HTTP
6 23 (18.55%) MPLS
7 22 (17.74%) DHCP
8 21 (16.94%) IPsec
9 18 (14.52%) BIG-IP
10 17 (13.71%) DSL
10 17 (13.71%) FTP
11 15 (12.10%) NAS
12 14 (11.29%) SSL
13 13 (10.48%) VPN
14 12 (9.68%) LDAP
15 10 (8.06%) iSCSI
16 8 (6.45%) VLAN
16 8 (6.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) MySQL
2 19 (15.32%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.84%) SQLPlus
3 6 (4.84%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.61%) HBase
5 2 (1.61%) Redis
5 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (14.52%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.48%) Subversion
3 12 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.03%) Hudson
5 4 (3.23%) Selenium
6 3 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.61%) JIRA
7 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.81%) Gradle
8 1 (0.81%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.81%) Ant
8 1 (0.81%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.81%) Maven
General
1 13 (10.48%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Games
3 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.42%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.42%) Electronics
5 2 (1.61%) Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (12.90%) Analyst
2 14 (11.29%) Architect
2 14 (11.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (8.87%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (8.87%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (8.06%) Administrator
5 8 (6.45%) Consultant
6 7 (5.65%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.23%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Citrix Support
9 4 (3.23%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.23%) Designer
10 3 (2.42%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.48%) .NET
2 12 (9.68%) Servlets
3 11 (8.87%) J2EE
4 5 (4.03%) XMPP
5 4 (3.23%) Middleware
6 3 (2.42%) Web Services
6 3 (2.42%) LAMP
7 2 (1.61%) Rendezvous
7 2 (1.61%) XML
7 2 (1.61%) XSLT
7 2 (1.61%) HTML
8 1 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.81%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.81%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.16%) Blackberry
2 20 (16.13%) Fat Client
2 20 (16.13%) Thin Client
3 14 (11.29%) Open Source
4 10 (8.06%) Online Games
5 6 (4.84%) Clustering
5 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.23%) Replication
8 3 (2.42%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.42%) PKI
8 3 (2.42%) VLE
9 2 (1.61%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.61%) Handset
9 2 (1.61%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.81%) DTV
10 1 (0.81%) Wiki
10 1 (0.81%) SCADA
10 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 69 (55.65%) Windows
2 68 (54.84%) Linux
3 29 (23.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (20.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (16.94%) Windows 7
6 19 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (12.90%) UNIX
8 12 (9.68%) CentOS
8 12 (9.68%) Solaris
9 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (5.65%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (3.23%) Debian
11 4 (3.23%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.23%) zOS
11 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
11 4 (3.23%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.42%) Scientific Linux
12 3 (2.42%) Android
12 3 (2.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (16.94%) ITIL
3 20 (16.13%) Configuration Management
4 15 (12.10%) DevOps
5 14 (11.29%) Performance Management
5 14 (11.29%) Service Management
6 13 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (7.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (7.26%) Migration
7 9 (7.26%) Scrum
7 9 (7.26%) Problem Management
7 9 (7.26%) Unit Testing
8 8 (6.45%) Automated Testing
9 7 (5.65%) Data Protection
9 7 (5.65%) Kanban
10 6 (4.84%) Workflow
10 6 (4.84%) TOGAF
11 5 (4.03%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (4.03%) Master Data Management
11 5 (4.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.16%) Java
2 21 (16.94%) SQL
3 19 (15.32%) Perl
4 16 (12.90%) Python
5 14 (11.29%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.26%) C
7 8 (6.45%) PHP
8 7 (5.65%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.65%) Korn
9 6 (4.84%) AWK
10 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.23%) C++
11 4 (3.23%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.42%) Ruby
13 1 (0.81%) Golang
13 1 (0.81%) C-shell
13 1 (0.81%) VB
13 1 (0.81%) Tcl
13 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (7.26%) MCSE
1 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) Degree
4 4 (3.23%) MCSA
5 3 (2.42%) CCA
5 3 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.61%) MCITP
6 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) CCNA
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
System Software
1 68 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (41.13%) Active Directory
3 43 (34.68%) Hyper-V
4 20 (16.13%) XenApp
5 17 (13.71%) NLBS
6 14 (11.29%) NFS
7 12 (9.68%) KVM
8 10 (8.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 10 (8.06%) vSphere
8 10 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (5.65%) XenServer
9 7 (5.65%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (4.84%) XenDesktop
11 5 (4.03%) VMware ESX
12 4 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (3.23%) Postfix
12 4 (3.23%) Sendmail
13 3 (2.42%) SRDF
13 3 (2.42%) Samba
14 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (28.23%) Puppet
2 14 (11.29%) WSUS
3 13 (10.48%) Cobbler
4 12 (9.68%) Nagios
5 10 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (5.65%) SCCM
6 7 (5.65%) Tivoli
7 6 (4.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (4.84%) Vagrant
7 6 (4.84%) Opsview
8 5 (4.03%) XenMobile
8 5 (4.03%) Backup Exec
9 4 (3.23%) SCOM
9 4 (3.23%) Data Guard
10 3 (2.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (2.42%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (2.42%) Nessus
11 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.61%) SCOrch
11 2 (1.61%) Plesk
Vendors
1 81 (65.32%) VMware
2 56 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 51 (41.13%) Citrix
4 42 (33.87%) Cisco
5 27 (21.77%) Oracle
6 23 (18.55%) NetApp
7 22 (17.74%) Red Hat
8 21 (16.94%) IBM
9 18 (14.52%) HP
10 17 (13.71%) Google
10 17 (13.71%) CheckPoint
11 16 (12.90%) EMC
12 8 (6.45%) Veritas
12 8 (6.45%) Dell
13 7 (5.65%) Sun
14 6 (4.84%) Infoblox
14 6 (4.84%) Splunk
15 4 (3.23%) Brocade
15 4 (3.23%) Symantec
16 3 (2.42%) Dell KACE
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