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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 518 517 489
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing Xen 61 39 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.081% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.19% 0.82% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 48
Average daily rate
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£365 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.56% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £287 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £412 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +82.92%
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
5138 4738 4587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 9.82% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2868 2518 2231
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 581 605
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.78%

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 30 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 30 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 +19 36 £345 +0.72% 7
South East -7 9 £405 -
North West - 7 £515 -
Yorkshire - 4 - - 4
East of England -17 3 £413 - 6
South West -29 1 £325 - 1
North East - - - -
Xen
UK

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 83 (65.87%) VMware
2 72 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (54.76%) Windows
4 67 (53.17%) Linux
5 55 (43.65%) Microsoft
6 53 (42.06%) Active Directory
6 53 (42.06%) Citrix
7 43 (34.13%) Firewall
7 43 (34.13%) Cisco
7 43 (34.13%) Hyper-V
8 42 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 34 (26.98%) SAN
10 33 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (26.19%) Puppet
11 30 (23.81%) Blackberry
11 30 (23.81%) TCP/IP
12 28 (22.22%) DNS
12 28 (22.22%) Apache
13 27 (21.43%) LAN
14 26 (20.63%) WAN
15 25 (19.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 25 (19.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (19.05%) Windows 7
16 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (19.05%) MPLS
16 24 (19.05%) ITIL
16 24 (19.05%) Java
16 24 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (18.25%) MS Office
17 23 (18.25%) HTTP

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 28 (22.22%) Apache
3 25 (19.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (15.87%) Tomcat
5 15 (11.90%) WebSphere
6 13 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (9.52%) Jetty
7 12 (9.52%) nginx
8 10 (7.94%) IIS
9 6 (4.76%) WebLogic
9 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
9 6 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (3.97%) OpenStack
10 5 (3.97%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (2.38%) Drupal
11 3 (2.38%) Node.js
11 3 (2.38%) Lync
11 3 (2.38%) Moodle
12 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (1.59%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 23 (18.25%) MS Office
2 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.59%) RMDS
2 1 (0.79%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (12.70%) Google App Engine
4 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.17%) SaaS
5 2 (1.59%) PaaS
5 2 (1.59%) Route 53
5 2 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.59%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 43 (34.13%) Firewall
2 34 (26.98%) SAN
3 30 (23.81%) TCP/IP
4 28 (22.22%) DNS
5 27 (21.43%) LAN
6 26 (20.63%) WAN
7 24 (19.05%) MPLS
8 23 (18.25%) HTTP
9 21 (16.67%) BIG-IP
10 20 (15.87%) DHCP
10 20 (15.87%) DSL
11 19 (15.08%) IPsec
12 17 (13.49%) FTP
13 14 (11.11%) SSL
14 13 (10.32%) NAS
15 11 (8.73%) LDAP
16 10 (7.94%) iSCSI
17 9 (7.14%) VPN
18 7 (5.56%) NetScaler
19 6 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) MySQL
2 15 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.76%) SQLPlus
4 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.59%) HBase
5 2 (1.59%) Redis
5 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (13.49%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.52%) Subversion
3 4 (3.17%) Hudson
4 3 (2.38%) Selenium
4 3 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.79%) Maven
6 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 13 (10.32%) Finance
2 10 (7.94%) Games
3 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.59%) Electronics
4 2 (1.59%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (15.08%) Analyst
2 13 (10.32%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (7.94%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (7.94%) Architect
3 10 (7.94%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (7.14%) Administrator
4 9 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (5.56%) Consultant
5 7 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (3.97%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (3.97%) Citrix Support
8 4 (3.17%) Designer
8 4 (3.17%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.32%) .NET
2 12 (9.52%) Servlets
3 11 (8.73%) J2EE
4 4 (3.17%) Middleware
5 3 (2.38%) LAMP
5 3 (2.38%) XMPP
5 3 (2.38%) Web Services
6 2 (1.59%) XML
6 2 (1.59%) XSLT
6 2 (1.59%) Rendezvous
6 2 (1.59%) HTML
7 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.81%) Blackberry
2 22 (17.46%) Thin Client
2 22 (17.46%) Fat Client
3 14 (11.11%) Open Source
4 10 (7.94%) Online Games
5 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.17%) Device Driver
6 4 (3.17%) Clustering
7 3 (2.38%) VLE
7 3 (2.38%) PKI
7 3 (2.38%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.59%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.59%) Handset
8 2 (1.59%) Replication
9 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 69 (54.76%) Windows
2 67 (53.17%) Linux
3 33 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (19.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 24 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (11.90%) UNIX
7 11 (8.73%) Solaris
7 11 (8.73%) CentOS
8 7 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.17%) zOS
9 4 (3.17%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.17%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.17%) Debian
9 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.17%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (2.38%) Android
10 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.38%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.05%) ITIL
1 24 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (15.87%) Configuration Management
3 17 (13.49%) Service Management
3 17 (13.49%) Performance Management
4 15 (11.90%) DevOps
5 13 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.32%) Problem Management
6 10 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (7.14%) Scrum
7 9 (7.14%) Unit Testing
8 8 (6.35%) Automated Testing
9 7 (5.56%) Migration
9 7 (5.56%) Business Continuity
9 7 (5.56%) ITSM
9 7 (5.56%) BCP
9 7 (5.56%) Business Continuity Planning
10 6 (4.76%) Kanban
10 6 (4.76%) Workflow
10 6 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.05%) Java
2 18 (14.29%) Perl
2 18 (14.29%) SQL
3 16 (12.70%) Python
4 15 (11.90%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.35%) PHP
5 8 (6.35%) C
6 7 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.76%) AWK
7 6 (4.76%) Korn
7 6 (4.76%) C++
8 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.59%) Ruby
11 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.79%) Tcl
11 1 (0.79%) VB
11 1 (0.79%) Golang
Qualifications
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.94%) MCSE
3 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.97%) MCSA
5 4 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.17%) Degree
6 3 (2.38%) MCITP
6 3 (2.38%) CCA
6 3 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.79%) MCP
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.79%) RHCT
8 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.79%) CCNA
8 1 (0.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (42.06%) Active Directory
3 43 (34.13%) Hyper-V
4 21 (16.67%) XenApp
5 20 (15.87%) NLBS
6 13 (10.32%) NFS
6 13 (10.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 12 (9.52%) KVM
8 7 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.56%) vSphere
9 6 (4.76%) XenServer
10 5 (3.97%) XenDesktop
10 5 (3.97%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (3.97%) VMware ESX
11 4 (3.17%) Postfix
12 3 (2.38%) Sendmail
12 3 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (2.38%) Samba
12 3 (2.38%) SRDF
13 2 (1.59%) qmail
Systems Management
1 33 (26.19%) Puppet
2 16 (12.70%) WSUS
3 13 (10.32%) Cobbler
4 11 (8.73%) Nagios
5 10 (7.94%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (5.56%) Tivoli
7 6 (4.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (4.76%) SCCM
7 6 (4.76%) Vagrant
7 6 (4.76%) Opsview
8 5 (3.97%) XenMobile
9 3 (2.38%) Casper Suite
9 3 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (2.38%) SCOM
9 3 (2.38%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (2.38%) Backup Exec
9 3 (2.38%) Nessus
10 2 (1.59%) Plesk
10 2 (1.59%) Data Guard
10 2 (1.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 83 (65.87%) VMware
2 55 (43.65%) Microsoft
3 53 (42.06%) Citrix
4 43 (34.13%) Cisco
5 22 (17.46%) Oracle
5 22 (17.46%) Red Hat
6 21 (16.67%) NetApp
7 20 (15.87%) CheckPoint
8 18 (14.29%) IBM
9 16 (12.70%) Google
10 13 (10.32%) HP
10 13 (10.32%) EMC
11 8 (6.35%) Dell
11 8 (6.35%) Veritas
12 6 (4.76%) Sun
12 6 (4.76%) Infoblox
12 6 (4.76%) Splunk
13 4 (3.17%) Brocade
13 4 (3.17%) Symantec
14 3 (2.38%) JBoss
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