The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 402 395 383
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Xen 23 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.06% 1.33% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 13
Average daily rate
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£351 £365 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% -13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £258 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £300 £339
% change year-on-year
-38.33% -11.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -
Xen
England

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

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2172 2108 1919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.25% 8.96% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1448 1324 1144
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 138 165
Average hourly rate £18.94 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.41% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £34.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in London

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in London

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in London

Xen
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Xen Hourly Rate Trend in London

Xen
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the London region over the 3 months to 31 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
City of London -7 9 £338 -3.50% 5
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 38 (71.70%) VMware
3 33 (62.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (56.60%) Hyper-V
5 27 (50.94%) Linux
6 24 (45.28%) Cisco
7 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
7 23 (43.40%) SAN
7 23 (43.40%) LAN
7 23 (43.40%) WAN
7 23 (43.40%) Citrix
8 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
9 19 (35.85%) MS Exchange
10 18 (33.96%) Oracle
10 18 (33.96%) Firewall
11 17 (32.08%) NetApp
11 17 (32.08%) NAS
12 15 (28.30%) Windows 7
12 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (28.30%) Fat Client
12 15 (28.30%) Thin Client
13 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
13 14 (26.42%) SQL
13 14 (26.42%) KVM
14 13 (24.53%) Performance Management
14 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (24.53%) Java
14 13 (24.53%) MS Office
14 13 (24.53%) MPLS

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 19 (35.85%) MS Exchange
2 12 (22.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (18.87%) Apache
4 9 (16.98%) IIS
5 8 (15.09%) Tomcat
5 8 (15.09%) WebSphere
5 8 (15.09%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (15.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.77%) Node.js
7 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.77%) nginx
8 1 (1.89%) Lync
8 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.89%) Resin
8 1 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) RMDS
2 3 (5.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
1 3 (5.66%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (43.40%) LAN
1 23 (43.40%) WAN
1 23 (43.40%) SAN
2 18 (33.96%) Firewall
3 17 (32.08%) NAS
4 13 (24.53%) MPLS
5 12 (22.64%) DSL
5 12 (22.64%) BIG-IP
6 11 (20.75%) HTTP
7 10 (18.87%) iSCSI
8 9 (16.98%) FCoE
8 9 (16.98%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (16.98%) Multicast
9 7 (13.21%) VLAN
9 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
10 4 (7.55%) VPN
10 4 (7.55%) DNS
10 4 (7.55%) DHCP
11 2 (3.77%) SMTP
11 2 (3.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) Hadoop
2 7 (13.21%) HBase
3 5 (9.43%) MySQL
4 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.77%) Redis
4 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.89%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.77%) Lombardi
2 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.89%) Hudson
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Architect
2 11 (20.75%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (16.98%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 8 (15.09%) Analyst
4 8 (15.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (15.09%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Support Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Administrator
7 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.66%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) XML
1 10 (18.87%) XSLT
2 9 (16.98%) Rendezvous
2 9 (16.98%) Middleware
3 8 (15.09%) HTML
4 7 (13.21%) Ultra Messaging
5 3 (5.66%) J2EE
6 2 (3.77%) Web Services
6 2 (3.77%) .NET
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.77%) Sensu
6 2 (3.77%) Drools
6 2 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.89%) RESTful
7 1 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Thin Client
1 15 (28.30%) Fat Client
2 13 (24.53%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.66%) Replication
5 2 (3.77%) CMDB
6 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.89%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.89%) Online Games
6 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.89%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 27 (50.94%) Linux
3 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (28.30%) Windows 7
4 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (20.75%) Solaris
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.77%) UNIX
7 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.89%) Debian
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.89%) Android
8 1 (1.89%) CentOS
8 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Disaster Recovery
1 13 (24.53%) ITSM
1 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (24.53%) Performance Management
2 12 (22.64%) Business Continuity Planning
2 12 (22.64%) Problem Management
2 12 (22.64%) BCP
2 12 (22.64%) Business Continuity
3 11 (20.75%) Service Management
4 10 (18.87%) ITIL
5 8 (15.09%) Benchmarking
5 8 (15.09%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.55%) DevOps
6 4 (7.55%) Software Delivery
7 3 (5.66%) Open Source
8 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.77%) Time Management
8 2 (3.77%) Patch Management
8 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 13 (24.53%) Java
3 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.55%) C
5 4 (7.55%) VBScript
6 3 (5.66%) Perl
7 2 (3.77%) VB
7 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.89%) Go
8 1 (1.89%) Python
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.43%) CCNP
3 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.89%) MCITP
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) MCP
5 1 (1.89%) MCSE
5 1 (1.89%) VCP4
5 1 (1.89%) VCP5
5 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 33 (62.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (56.60%) Hyper-V
3 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
4 14 (26.42%) KVM
5 12 (22.64%) NLBS
6 10 (18.87%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (18.87%) NFS
7 9 (16.98%) SRDF
7 9 (16.98%) XenApp
8 7 (13.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (7.55%) vSphere
9 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
10 3 (5.66%) iptables
11 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
12 1 (1.89%) XenServer
12 1 (1.89%) Docker
12 1 (1.89%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) WSUS
2 7 (13.21%) Puppet
3 5 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (9.43%) SCCM
4 3 (5.66%) Nagios
4 3 (5.66%) Data Guard
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (3.77%) Zenoss
5 2 (3.77%) Ansible
5 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.77%) SCOM
6 1 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.89%) Legato
6 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.89%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.89%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 38 (71.70%) VMware
2 24 (45.28%) Cisco
3 23 (43.40%) Citrix
4 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
5 18 (33.96%) Oracle
6 17 (32.08%) NetApp
7 12 (22.64%) CheckPoint
8 11 (20.75%) IBM
8 11 (20.75%) EMC
9 9 (16.98%) Intel
9 9 (16.98%) TIBCO
9 9 (16.98%) DataSynapse
10 8 (15.09%) HP
11 7 (13.21%) Sybase
11 7 (13.21%) F5
12 4 (7.55%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (7.55%) Sun
12 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
12 4 (7.55%) Juniper
13 3 (5.66%) BMC