The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 91 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing Xen 10 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.64% 0.89% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 7.19% 8.89% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate £498 £281 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.88% -22.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £290 £363
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £22.50
Xen
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

System Software Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
139 135 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.90% 10.07% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 81 37
Average daily rate £400 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £220 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 8
Average hourly rate £12.10 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.10 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.40 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (64.71%) Java
3 11 (64.71%) Servlets
4 10 (58.82%) Tomcat
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
5 9 (52.94%) Unix
5 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
5 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
6 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (47.06%) KVM
6 8 (47.06%) Oracle
7 7 (41.18%) CloudStack
7 7 (41.18%) OpenStack
7 7 (41.18%) vSphere
8 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
8 6 (35.29%) Puppet
8 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (35.29%) Jetty
8 6 (35.29%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (35.29%) nginx
8 6 (35.29%) DevOps
8 6 (35.29%) .NET
8 6 (35.29%) J2EE
8 6 (35.29%) AIX
8 6 (35.29%) Apache
8 6 (35.29%) IIS
8 6 (35.29%) Python
8 6 (35.29%) DHCP

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (58.82%) Tomcat
2 7 (41.18%) CloudStack
2 7 (41.18%) OpenStack
3 6 (35.29%) Apache
3 6 (35.29%) IIS
3 6 (35.29%) Jetty
3 6 (35.29%) nginx
3 6 (35.29%) WebSphere
4 4 (23.53%) JBoss
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (5.88%) PowerExchange
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (29.41%) Google App Engine
2 5 (29.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DHCP
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
1 6 (35.29%) FTP
1 6 (35.29%) HTTP
1 6 (35.29%) IPsec
1 6 (35.29%) SSL
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) Network Security
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) NAS
3 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MySQL
2 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) Travis CI
3 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (23.53%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) Log4j
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Administrator
1 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Web Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Linux Scripter
3 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior WebOps Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Web Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) WebOps Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Servlets
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) J2EE
3 5 (29.41%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (29.41%) Middleware
3 5 (29.41%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Unix
3 6 (35.29%) AIX
4 5 (29.41%) HPUX
4 5 (29.41%) SUSE
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
2 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (35.29%) DevOps
4 5 (29.41%) Web Operations
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) DSDM
6 3 (17.65%) RUP
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Open Source
7 1 (5.88%) Server Building
7 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 6 (35.29%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) Perl
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
3 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (47.06%) KVM
3 7 (41.18%) vSphere
4 3 (17.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (35.29%) Puppet
2 3 (17.65%) Cobbler
2 3 (17.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) Google
4 5 (29.41%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) EnterpriseDB
5 3 (17.65%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.88%) Axway
7 1 (5.88%) Informatica