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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 491 488 478
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing Xen 95 67 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.84% 1.42% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 38 27
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£275 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
5154 4712 4426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.17% 9.84% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2982 2593 2204
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 577 599
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 July 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 July 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
East of England +25 27 £175 - 1
London -22 25 £350 -7.89% 9
North West - 25 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -12 12 £288 -
North East - 10 £275 -
South West -8 3 £290 -0.17% 1
South East -29 1 £335 +11.66% 3
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Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 113 (79.02%) VMware
2 86 (60.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (55.94%) Windows
4 77 (53.85%) Citrix
5 76 (53.15%) Microsoft
6 57 (39.86%) Hyper-V
7 55 (38.46%) Linux
8 50 (34.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (33.57%) SAN
10 45 (31.47%) Windows 7
11 44 (30.77%) SQL
12 40 (27.97%) Oracle
12 40 (27.97%) SAP
12 40 (27.97%) Symantec
13 38 (26.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 38 (26.57%) Active Directory
14 36 (25.17%) HP
15 34 (23.78%) Apache
15 34 (23.78%) Java
16 33 (23.08%) EMC
17 32 (22.38%) Cisco
17 32 (22.38%) HTTP
17 32 (22.38%) Microsoft App-V
17 32 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
18 30 (20.98%) TCP/IP
19 29 (20.28%) IIS
20 28 (19.58%) DNS
21 27 (18.88%) Tomcat
21 27 (18.88%) WAN
21 27 (18.88%) WebSphere

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 34 (23.78%) Apache
2 29 (20.28%) IIS
3 27 (18.88%) Tomcat
3 27 (18.88%) WebSphere
4 21 (14.69%) nginx
5 20 (13.99%) MS Exchange
6 19 (13.29%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (13.29%) SharePoint
6 19 (13.29%) Jetty
7 18 (12.59%) IBM Notes
8 10 (6.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (5.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 8 (5.59%) Oracle Coherence
9 8 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (2.10%) Lync
11 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.40%) Node.js
11 2 (1.40%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (8.39%) MS Office
2 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (14.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (7.69%) SAP CRM
3 7 (4.90%) RMDS
4 4 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (14.69%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (13.99%) Office 365
4 19 (13.29%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (12.59%) Google App Engine
5 18 (12.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.10%) SoftLayer
7 2 (1.40%) SaaS
8 1 (0.70%) IaaS
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (33.57%) SAN
2 32 (22.38%) HTTP
3 30 (20.98%) TCP/IP
4 28 (19.58%) DNS
5 27 (18.88%) WAN
6 25 (17.48%) DHCP
7 24 (16.78%) Firewall
8 21 (14.69%) LAN
9 19 (13.29%) IPsec
9 19 (13.29%) NAS
10 17 (11.89%) SSL
10 17 (11.89%) FTP
11 11 (7.69%) MPLS
11 11 (7.69%) iSCSI
11 11 (7.69%) Multicast
12 10 (6.99%) FCoE
12 10 (6.99%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (6.29%) BIG-IP
13 9 (6.29%) DSL
14 8 (5.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.59%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.90%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.90%) HBase
4 6 (4.20%) MySQL
5 3 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.40%) Redis
7 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (16.78%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.80%) Subversion
4 2 (1.40%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.70%) Hudson
General
1 18 (12.59%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Local Government
3 9 (6.29%) Banking
4 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) German Language
6 2 (1.40%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.40%) Turkish Language
6 2 (1.40%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (23.08%) Architect
2 27 (18.88%) Solutions Architect
3 24 (16.78%) Operations Engineer
4 16 (11.19%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (9.09%) Analyst
5 13 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 12 (8.39%) Administrator
7 11 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.99%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (6.99%) Consultant
8 10 (6.99%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) Operations Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.50%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.08%) J2EE
2 22 (15.38%) .NET
3 16 (11.19%) Servlets
4 13 (9.09%) XML
5 10 (6.99%) XSLT
6 9 (6.29%) Rendezvous
6 9 (6.29%) Middleware
7 8 (5.59%) HTML
8 7 (4.90%) Ultra Messaging
9 3 (2.10%) Web Services
10 2 (1.40%) Drools
10 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.40%) Sensu
10 2 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.70%) libvirt
11 1 (0.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.49%) Thin Client
2 15 (10.49%) Fat Client
3 12 (8.39%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.80%) EMC VNX
4 4 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.10%) Replication
5 3 (2.10%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.10%) PKI
5 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.10%) Life Science
6 2 (1.40%) CMDB
6 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) DTV
7 1 (0.70%) Online Games
7 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.70%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 80 (55.94%) Windows
2 55 (38.46%) Linux
3 50 (34.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (31.47%) Windows 7
5 38 (26.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.39%) Solaris
7 9 (6.29%) UNIX
8 8 (5.59%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.80%) Debian
9 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.80%) CentOS
9 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.10%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.10%) VMS
11 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.70%) Android
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.18%) CRM
2 26 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 21 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (13.99%) Capacity Planning
5 19 (13.29%) Migration
5 19 (13.29%) ITIL
6 17 (11.89%) Open Source
7 14 (9.79%) ITSM
8 13 (9.09%) DevOps
8 13 (9.09%) Data Protection
9 12 (8.39%) Service Management
10 10 (6.99%) Performance Management
10 10 (6.99%) Problem Management
10 10 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (6.29%) Automated Testing
11 9 (6.29%) Business Continuity
11 9 (6.29%) Unit Testing
11 9 (6.29%) BCP
11 9 (6.29%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.77%) SQL
2 34 (23.78%) Java
3 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.90%) C
4 7 (4.90%) Python
5 6 (4.20%) PHP
6 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.80%) Ruby
7 4 (2.80%) Perl
8 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.10%) VBScript
9 2 (1.40%) VB
9 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.70%) Go
10 1 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.29%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.90%) Degree
4 6 (4.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.80%) MCITP
5 4 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.80%) VCP4
5 4 (2.80%) VCP5
6 3 (2.10%) MCP
6 3 (2.10%) CCNP
7 1 (0.70%) CCNA
7 1 (0.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (60.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (39.86%) Hyper-V
3 38 (26.57%) Active Directory
4 32 (22.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (13.29%) XenApp
6 17 (11.89%) KVM
7 11 (7.69%) NFS
8 10 (6.99%) SRDF
8 10 (6.99%) vSphere
8 10 (6.99%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (6.29%) NLBS
10 7 (4.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (3.50%) XenDesktop
12 4 (2.80%) iptables
12 4 (2.80%) VMware ESX
13 3 (2.10%) XenServer
14 2 (1.40%) Sendmail
14 2 (1.40%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (18.18%) Backup Exec
1 26 (18.18%) Puppet
2 24 (16.78%) SCCM
3 20 (13.99%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.99%) WSUS
5 5 (3.50%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.50%) Ansible
6 4 (2.80%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.80%) Legato
7 3 (2.10%) Nagios
7 3 (2.10%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.10%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.10%) Data Guard
7 3 (2.10%) Bcfg2
7 3 (2.10%) SCDPM
7 3 (2.10%) Ganeti
7 3 (2.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.10%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.40%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 113 (79.02%) VMware
2 77 (53.85%) Citrix
3 76 (53.15%) Microsoft
4 40 (27.97%) Oracle
4 40 (27.97%) SAP
4 40 (27.97%) Symantec
5 36 (25.17%) HP
6 33 (23.08%) EMC
7 32 (22.38%) Cisco
8 21 (14.69%) Hitachi
9 20 (13.99%) NetApp
10 18 (12.59%) Lotus
10 18 (12.59%) Google
11 13 (9.09%) CheckPoint
12 11 (7.69%) IBM
13 10 (6.99%) Intel
14 9 (6.29%) TIBCO
14 9 (6.29%) Red Hat
14 9 (6.29%) DataSynapse
15 8 (5.59%) Sybase
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