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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 517 509 500
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Xen 62 53 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.083%
As % of the System Software category 1.24% 1.13% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £406 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £486 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £369 £425
% change year-on-year
-21.35% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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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
4984 4683 4004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.85% 9.56% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2800 2462 1972
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £174 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 585 587
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £34.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.34%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -3 31 £375 -16.66% 8
Yorkshire -5 13 £288 -20.68% 2
North West - 13 £300 -
South West +16 6 £290 -30.53% 6
North East - 6 £288 -
East of England +7 2 - - 5
East Midlands -14 1 - -
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Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 87 (74.36%) VMware
2 81 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (59.83%) Linux
4 64 (54.70%) Windows
5 59 (50.43%) Microsoft
6 50 (42.74%) Hyper-V
7 42 (35.90%) Cisco
8 41 (35.04%) Citrix
9 40 (34.19%) Apache
10 38 (32.48%) TCP/IP
10 38 (32.48%) Oracle
11 36 (30.77%) DNS
11 36 (30.77%) Puppet
12 35 (29.91%) Java
13 33 (28.21%) SAN
13 33 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (27.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (27.35%) HTTP
14 32 (27.35%) MS Exchange
15 30 (25.64%) Tomcat
15 30 (25.64%) IIS
15 30 (25.64%) WebSphere
15 30 (25.64%) Firewall
16 29 (24.79%) Active Directory
16 29 (24.79%) Amazon AWS
16 29 (24.79%) Opscode Chef
17 28 (23.93%) DHCP
17 28 (23.93%) Windows Server 2003
17 28 (23.93%) Configuration Management
18 27 (23.08%) SQL

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 40 (34.19%) Apache
2 32 (27.35%) MS Exchange
3 30 (25.64%) Tomcat
3 30 (25.64%) IIS
3 30 (25.64%) WebSphere
4 26 (22.22%) nginx
5 20 (17.09%) Jetty
6 13 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (9.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (7.69%) Oracle Coherence
8 9 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 8 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (5.13%) IBM Notes
10 6 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (3.42%) OpenStack
11 4 (3.42%) Lync
12 2 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.85%) Node.js
13 1 (0.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (13.68%) MS Office
2 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) RMDS
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.79%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (21.37%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (18.80%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (16.24%) Google App Engine
4 19 (16.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (7.69%) Office 365
6 6 (5.13%) Amazon S3
6 6 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.71%) GitHub
7 2 (1.71%) SaaS
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.48%) TCP/IP
2 36 (30.77%) DNS
3 33 (28.21%) SAN
4 32 (27.35%) HTTP
5 30 (25.64%) Firewall
6 28 (23.93%) DHCP
7 26 (22.22%) WAN
8 25 (21.37%) LAN
9 23 (19.66%) NAS
10 20 (17.09%) iSCSI
10 20 (17.09%) IPsec
11 19 (16.24%) Fibre Channel
12 18 (15.38%) FTP
13 17 (14.53%) SSL
14 14 (11.97%) Multicast
15 13 (11.11%) FCoE
16 11 (9.40%) MPLS
17 9 (7.69%) BIG-IP
17 9 (7.69%) VLAN
17 9 (7.69%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.26%) MySQL
3 7 (5.98%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.98%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.98%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.98%) HBase
4 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.71%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.71%) DB2
5 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (18.80%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.56%) Subversion
4 2 (1.71%) Lombardi
4 2 (1.71%) GitLab
5 1 (0.85%) Hudson
General
1 13 (11.11%) Finance
2 10 (8.55%) Banking
3 6 (5.13%) Games
4 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.42%) Local Government
5 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.71%) Publishing
6 2 (1.71%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.71%) German Language
6 2 (1.71%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.71%) Turkish Language
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (18.80%) Architect
2 16 (13.68%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (12.82%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (11.97%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (10.26%) Analyst
6 11 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.40%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.98%) Administrator
8 7 (5.98%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) Citrix Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Linux Support Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.51%) .NET
2 23 (19.66%) J2EE
3 17 (14.53%) Servlets
4 14 (11.97%) XML
5 11 (9.40%) XSLT
6 10 (8.55%) Rendezvous
6 10 (8.55%) Middleware
7 9 (7.69%) HTML
8 6 (5.13%) libvirt
9 5 (4.27%) Ultra Messaging
10 4 (3.42%) Web Services
11 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.71%) Drools
12 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.53%) Thin Client
1 17 (14.53%) Fat Client
1 17 (14.53%) Open Source
2 14 (11.97%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.13%) Online Games
4 5 (4.27%) Clustering
5 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.56%) Replication
6 3 (2.56%) CLARiiON
6 3 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.71%) CMDB
7 2 (1.71%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.85%) Life Science
8 1 (0.85%) DTV
8 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 70 (59.83%) Linux
2 64 (54.70%) Windows
3 32 (27.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (23.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (17.95%) Windows 7
6 17 (14.53%) Solaris
6 17 (14.53%) UNIX
7 9 (7.69%) CentOS
7 9 (7.69%) Ubuntu
8 8 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.27%) Debian
9 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.42%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.56%) VMS
12 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.85%) Android
12 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.93%) Configuration Management
3 21 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (15.38%) ITIL
5 16 (13.68%) DevOps
6 12 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (10.26%) Benchmarking
6 12 (10.26%) ITSM
6 12 (10.26%) Migration
7 11 (9.40%) Problem Management
8 10 (8.55%) Unit Testing
8 10 (8.55%) Automated Testing
8 10 (8.55%) Performance Management
8 10 (8.55%) Service Management
9 9 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (7.69%) Business Continuity
9 9 (7.69%) BCP
9 9 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
10 8 (6.84%) Load Balancing
11 7 (5.98%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.91%) Java
2 27 (23.08%) SQL
3 18 (15.38%) Python
4 14 (11.97%) Ruby
5 10 (8.55%) C
6 9 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.98%) Perl
7 7 (5.98%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.13%) PHP
9 4 (3.42%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.71%) C++
10 2 (1.71%) VBScript
10 2 (1.71%) VB
11 1 (0.85%) C#
11 1 (0.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.98%) MCSE
2 7 (5.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (4.27%) MCITP
3 5 (4.27%) CCA
3 5 (4.27%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.42%) Degree
4 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.42%) VCP4
4 4 (3.42%) VCP5
5 3 (2.56%) CCNP
6 2 (1.71%) CCNA
6 2 (1.71%) MCP
7 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) MCSA
7 1 (0.85%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (42.74%) Hyper-V
3 29 (24.79%) Active Directory
4 21 (17.95%) NFS
5 19 (16.24%) XenApp
6 16 (13.68%) KVM
7 13 (11.11%) vSphere
8 11 (9.40%) SRDF
8 11 (9.40%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (8.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (7.69%) NLBS
10 9 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (5.98%) Docker
12 6 (5.13%) Postfix
12 6 (5.13%) Sendmail
13 5 (4.27%) VMware ESX
13 5 (4.27%) XenDesktop
13 5 (4.27%) iptables
14 3 (2.56%) BitLocker
14 3 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (30.77%) Puppet
2 29 (24.79%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (9.40%) SCCM
4 10 (8.55%) WSUS
5 6 (5.13%) Salt
6 5 (4.27%) Ansible
6 5 (4.27%) Nagios
6 5 (4.27%) Cobbler
7 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (3.42%) Legato
7 4 (3.42%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.42%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (2.56%) SCDPM
8 3 (2.56%) Bcfg2
8 3 (2.56%) Ganeti
8 3 (2.56%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.56%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.71%) Zenoss
9 2 (1.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (74.36%) VMware
2 59 (50.43%) Microsoft
3 42 (35.90%) Cisco
4 41 (35.04%) Citrix
5 38 (32.48%) Oracle
6 25 (21.37%) EMC
7 24 (20.51%) NetApp
8 19 (16.24%) HP
8 19 (16.24%) Google
9 15 (12.82%) Red Hat
10 14 (11.97%) IBM
11 13 (11.11%) Intel
11 13 (11.11%) CheckPoint
12 10 (8.55%) TIBCO
12 10 (8.55%) DataSynapse
13 9 (7.69%) Symantec
14 8 (6.84%) Sybase
15 6 (5.13%) SAP
15 6 (5.13%) Lotus
15 6 (5.13%) F5
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