The first table below looks at the demand for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Hertfordshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 59 - 64
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Xen 3 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.44% - 0.94%
As % of the System Software category 4.23% - 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£413 - £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £342 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.28% -8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
System Software Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
71 73 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.52% 12.07% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 19
Average daily rate £283 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £174 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £26.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Xen
East of England

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the Hertfordshire region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Xen
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the Hertfordshire region.

Xen Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Xen
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Xen
East of England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) lighttpd
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (25.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (25.00%) XenMobile
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (25.00%) lighttpd
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) VRRP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Architect
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (25.00%) Vagrant
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) XenMobile
1 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) IBM