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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 511 476 487
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +11
Contract jobs citing Xen 58 79 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.23% 1.71% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 40
Average daily rate
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£350 £366 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £346 £348
% change year-on-year
-13.29% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4711 4622 4452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.69% 9.95% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2610 2366 2152
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 596 623
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -3 30 £370 -12.42% 12
South East -19 14 £288 -18.67% 5
East of England -21 4 - - 5
South West -27 3 £291 -5.52% 6
West Midlands - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire 0 2 - -
North West - 1 £275 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Xen
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Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 74 (64.35%) VMware
2 66 (57.39%) Windows
3 60 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (51.30%) Citrix
5 54 (46.96%) Linux
6 52 (45.22%) Microsoft
7 49 (42.61%) Cisco
8 45 (39.13%) Firewall
9 44 (38.26%) Active Directory
10 42 (36.52%) MS Exchange
11 40 (34.78%) Hyper-V
12 36 (31.30%) SAN
13 34 (29.57%) Oracle
14 29 (25.22%) TCP/IP
14 29 (25.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (22.61%) Puppet
16 25 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
16 25 (21.74%) MPLS
16 25 (21.74%) Blackberry
17 24 (20.87%) Red Hat
17 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
18 23 (20.00%) IBM
18 23 (20.00%) LAN
18 23 (20.00%) WAN
18 23 (20.00%) Apache
18 23 (20.00%) XenApp
19 22 (19.13%) ITIL
20 21 (18.26%) Thin Client
20 21 (18.26%) Fat Client
20 21 (18.26%) XenServer

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (36.52%) MS Exchange
2 23 (20.00%) Apache
3 19 (16.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (11.30%) Tomcat
6 10 (8.70%) WebSphere
7 8 (6.96%) WebLogic
7 8 (6.96%) Lync
8 7 (6.09%) SharePoint
8 7 (6.09%) nginx
8 7 (6.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (5.22%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (5.22%) IIS
10 5 (4.35%) Jetty
11 3 (2.61%) Drupal
11 3 (2.61%) Moodle
12 2 (1.74%) Confluence
13 1 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 17 (14.78%) MS Office
2 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.87%) RMDS
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.30%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (9.57%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (6.09%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.61%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.87%) SaaS
5 1 (0.87%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 45 (39.13%) Firewall
2 36 (31.30%) SAN
3 29 (25.22%) TCP/IP
4 25 (21.74%) MPLS
5 23 (20.00%) LAN
5 23 (20.00%) WAN
6 20 (17.39%) DNS
7 17 (14.78%) BIG-IP
8 16 (13.91%) DSL
9 15 (13.04%) VPN
9 15 (13.04%) IPsec
10 14 (12.17%) LDAP
11 12 (10.43%) DHCP
11 12 (10.43%) NAS
12 10 (8.70%) Wireless
12 10 (8.70%) HTTP
13 8 (6.96%) VLAN
13 8 (6.96%) NetScaler
14 7 (6.09%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (6.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.39%) MySQL
3 9 (7.83%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.22%) SQLPlus
4 6 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.74%) Redis
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.87%) DB2
7 1 (0.87%) KDB
7 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.87%) HBase
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Subversion
2 9 (7.83%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.61%) Hudson
4 3 (2.61%) JIRA
5 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.87%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.87%) Selenium
6 1 (0.87%) Gradle
6 1 (0.87%) Ant
6 1 (0.87%) JUnit
6 1 (0.87%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.87%) JMeter
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Games
3 3 (2.61%) Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Electronics
4 2 (1.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (14.78%) Analyst
2 15 (13.04%) Architect
3 14 (12.17%) Infrastructure Architect
3 14 (12.17%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Consultant
5 10 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (8.70%) Administrator
5 10 (8.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Operations Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.22%) Citrix Support
10 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (4.35%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Designer
12 3 (2.61%) Project Engineer
12 3 (2.61%) Citrix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) XMPP
2 6 (5.22%) .NET
3 5 (4.35%) Servlets
4 4 (3.48%) J2EE
5 3 (2.61%) Middleware
5 3 (2.61%) LAMP
6 2 (1.74%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.74%) Web Services
7 1 (0.87%) XML
7 1 (0.87%) XSLT
7 1 (0.87%) CORBA
7 1 (0.87%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.87%) SOAP
7 1 (0.87%) wxWidgets
7 1 (0.87%) Sinatra
7 1 (0.87%) Xerces
7 1 (0.87%) Xalan
7 1 (0.87%) CPAN
7 1 (0.87%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.74%) Blackberry
2 21 (18.26%) Thin Client
2 21 (18.26%) Fat Client
3 7 (6.09%) Online Games
3 7 (6.09%) Open Source
4 5 (4.35%) Clustering
5 4 (3.48%) Replication
5 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.61%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.61%) VLE
6 3 (2.61%) PKI
7 2 (1.74%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.74%) Handset
8 1 (0.87%) Wiki
8 1 (0.87%) SCADA
8 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.87%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 66 (57.39%) Windows
2 54 (46.96%) Linux
3 29 (25.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (14.78%) CentOS
6 17 (14.78%) Windows 7
7 16 (13.91%) UNIX
8 12 (10.43%) Solaris
9 10 (8.70%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (3.48%) zOS
11 4 (3.48%) AIX
11 4 (3.48%) SUSE
11 4 (3.48%) Debian
11 4 (3.48%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.61%) Android
12 3 (2.61%) Fedora
12 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.61%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.13%) ITIL
2 15 (13.04%) Performance Management
3 13 (11.30%) Service Management
4 12 (10.43%) Configuration Management
5 11 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (8.70%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.96%) Kanban
7 8 (6.96%) Data Management
7 8 (6.96%) TOGAF
7 8 (6.96%) Master Data Management
7 8 (6.96%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.09%) Workflow
8 7 (6.09%) Scrum
8 7 (6.09%) Business Continuity
9 6 (5.22%) BCP
9 6 (5.22%) Unit Testing
9 6 (5.22%) DevOps
9 6 (5.22%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.39%) SQL
2 19 (16.52%) Perl
2 19 (16.52%) Python
3 14 (12.17%) Java
3 14 (12.17%) Bash Shell
4 9 (7.83%) AWK
5 8 (6.96%) Korn
5 8 (6.96%) C
6 7 (6.09%) Ruby
6 7 (6.09%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.22%) PHP
8 3 (2.61%) C++
8 3 (2.61%) sed
9 2 (1.74%) C-shell
10 1 (0.87%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.87%) Tcl
10 1 (0.87%) Lisp
10 1 (0.87%) C#
10 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.22%) MCSE
1 6 (5.22%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.35%) CCA
3 4 (3.48%) Degree
4 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.61%) MCSA
5 2 (1.74%) CCNA
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.74%) MCITP
6 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.87%) CCIA
6 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (38.26%) Active Directory
3 40 (34.78%) Hyper-V
4 23 (20.00%) XenApp
5 21 (18.26%) XenServer
6 16 (13.91%) KVM
6 16 (13.91%) NLBS
7 15 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (10.43%) vSphere
8 12 (10.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 10 (8.70%) NFS
10 9 (7.83%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (6.96%) XenDesktop
12 7 (6.09%) VMware ESX
13 5 (4.35%) Sendmail
14 4 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (2.61%) Samba
15 3 (2.61%) qmail
15 3 (2.61%) Postfix
15 3 (2.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (22.61%) Puppet
2 13 (11.30%) Cobbler
2 13 (11.30%) WSUS
3 9 (7.83%) Nagios
4 7 (6.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 7 (6.09%) SCCM
4 7 (6.09%) Opsview
5 6 (5.22%) XenMobile
5 6 (5.22%) Tivoli
6 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.48%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.48%) Nessus
7 4 (3.48%) SCOM
7 4 (3.48%) Data Guard
8 3 (2.61%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (2.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (2.61%) Ansible
9 2 (1.74%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.74%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.74%) Plesk
Vendors
1 74 (64.35%) VMware
2 59 (51.30%) Citrix
3 52 (45.22%) Microsoft
4 49 (42.61%) Cisco
5 34 (29.57%) Oracle
6 24 (20.87%) Red Hat
7 23 (20.00%) IBM
8 20 (17.39%) NetApp
8 20 (17.39%) HP
9 18 (15.65%) EMC
10 17 (14.78%) CheckPoint
11 9 (7.83%) Veritas
12 8 (6.96%) Google
12 8 (6.96%) Dell
13 7 (6.09%) Sun
13 7 (6.09%) Infoblox
13 7 (6.09%) Splunk
14 4 (3.48%) Symantec
15 3 (2.61%) JBoss
15 3 (2.61%) Intel
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