The first table below looks at the demand for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Leeds 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 74 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Xen 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.68% - -
As % of the System Software category 8.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
System Software Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
100 57 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.53% 7.45% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 20
Average daily rate £319 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 11
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £11.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +27.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £9.88 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.75 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Xen
West Yorkshire

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) vSphere
2 8 (88.89%) Hyper-V
2 8 (88.89%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (88.89%) Lync
2 8 (88.89%) Master Data Management
2 8 (88.89%) Mobile Device Management
2 8 (88.89%) Data Management
2 8 (88.89%) XMPP
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) MySQL
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (88.89%) TCP/IP
2 8 (88.89%) VPN
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) HP
2 8 (88.89%) EMC
2 8 (88.89%) NetApp
2 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Wireless
2 8 (88.89%) IPsec
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) IBM
4 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
5 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
6 3 (33.33%) SCOM
7 2 (22.22%) Citrix

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 8 (88.89%) Lync
1 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) TCP/IP
1 8 (88.89%) VPN
1 8 (88.89%) MPLS
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
1 8 (88.89%) Wireless
1 8 (88.89%) IPsec
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
1 8 (88.89%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Project Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Master Data Management
1 8 (88.89%) Mobile Device Management
1 8 (88.89%) Data Management
2 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) RUP
4 1 (11.11%) DSDM
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) vSphere
2 8 (88.89%) Hyper-V
2 8 (88.89%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) XenServer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
3 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (11.11%) Cobbler
3 1 (11.11%) Puppet
3 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) HP
2 8 (88.89%) EMC
2 8 (88.89%) NetApp
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) EnterpriseDB