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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 377 384 381
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Xen 37 47 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.19% 0.100%
As % of the System Software category 1.67% 2.26% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 10
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£350 £368 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
-12.07% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% -
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
2209 2077 2037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.08% 8.30% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1246 1167
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 163 182
Average hourly rate £17.33 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.73 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.75 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 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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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 +22 11 £475 +58.33% 6
Chessington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 43 (68.25%) VMware
2 39 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 39 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 38 (60.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (53.97%) Windows
5 32 (50.79%) Citrix
6 30 (47.62%) MS Exchange
7 28 (44.44%) Linux
7 28 (44.44%) Hyper-V
8 27 (42.86%) SAN
9 26 (41.27%) Firewall
10 22 (34.92%) Cisco
11 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (30.16%) DNS
12 19 (30.16%) LAN
12 19 (30.16%) WAN
13 18 (28.57%) ITIL
13 18 (28.57%) Blackberry
13 18 (28.57%) XenApp
13 18 (28.57%) Puppet
14 17 (26.98%) TCP/IP
15 15 (23.81%) Thin Client
15 15 (23.81%) MS Office
15 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
15 15 (23.81%) Fat Client
16 14 (22.22%) SQL
17 13 (20.63%) DHCP
17 13 (20.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (20.63%) BIG-IP

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 30 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (17.46%) Tomcat
3 11 (17.46%) WebSphere
4 10 (15.87%) Apache
5 7 (11.11%) IIS
5 7 (11.11%) nginx
6 6 (9.52%) Jetty
6 6 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
7 5 (7.94%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (23.81%) MS Office
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (12.70%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (12.70%) Google App Engine
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.17%) SaaS
4 2 (3.17%) PaaS
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.17%) Route 53
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 27 (42.86%) SAN
2 26 (41.27%) Firewall
3 19 (30.16%) DNS
3 19 (30.16%) LAN
3 19 (30.16%) WAN
4 17 (26.98%) TCP/IP
5 13 (20.63%) DHCP
5 13 (20.63%) BIG-IP
6 12 (19.05%) MPLS
6 12 (19.05%) DSL
7 10 (15.87%) NAS
7 10 (15.87%) HTTP
8 8 (12.70%) NetScaler
8 8 (12.70%) IPsec
8 8 (12.70%) FTP
9 7 (11.11%) iSCSI
10 6 (9.52%) LDAP
10 6 (9.52%) SSL
11 4 (6.35%) VLAN
11 4 (6.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.17%) HBase
4 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.94%) Subversion
4 2 (3.17%) Hudson
5 1 (1.59%) Maven
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
1 9 (14.29%) Games
2 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Architect
1 11 (17.46%) Analyst
1 11 (17.46%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (9.52%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (6.35%) Citrix Support
3 4 (6.35%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (4.76%) PC Support Analyst
4 3 (4.76%) PC Support
4 3 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (4.76%) Team Leader
5 2 (3.17%) IT Support
5 2 (3.17%) Operations Team Leader
5 2 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Servlets
2 5 (7.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) J2EE
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.17%) XML
3 2 (3.17%) XSLT
3 2 (3.17%) Rendezvous
3 2 (3.17%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) LAMP
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 15 (23.81%) Thin Client
2 15 (23.81%) Fat Client
3 9 (14.29%) Online Games
4 7 (11.11%) Open Source
5 4 (6.35%) Replication
5 4 (6.35%) Clustering
6 3 (4.76%) PKI
7 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (53.97%) Windows
2 28 (44.44%) Linux
3 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (14.29%) CentOS
6 9 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.76%) Solaris
8 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.76%) Android
9 2 (3.17%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.17%) UNIX
9 2 (3.17%) VMS
10 1 (1.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) ITIL
2 12 (19.05%) Performance Management
2 12 (19.05%) Service Management
3 10 (15.87%) Configuration Management
4 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 6 (9.52%) Data Protection
6 6 (9.52%) Kanban
6 6 (9.52%) Scrum
6 6 (9.52%) Workflow
7 5 (7.94%) DevOps
7 5 (7.94%) Automated Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (6.35%) TOGAF
8 4 (6.35%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (6.35%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.35%) BCP
9 3 (4.76%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) Java
3 8 (12.70%) Python
4 6 (9.52%) Perl
5 4 (6.35%) C
6 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) PHP
8 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (7.94%) MCSE
2 3 (4.76%) CCA
2 3 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) MCITP
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) MCSA
System Software
1 39 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 38 (60.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 18 (28.57%) XenApp
5 12 (19.05%) NLBS
6 9 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (11.11%) NFS
7 7 (11.11%) KVM
8 6 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (9.52%) XenDesktop
9 5 (7.94%) XenServer
10 4 (6.35%) vSphere
10 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (4.76%) SRDF
12 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
13 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
13 1 (1.59%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (28.57%) Puppet
2 9 (14.29%) WSUS
3 6 (9.52%) Opsview
3 6 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 6 (9.52%) Cobbler
3 6 (9.52%) Nagios
4 5 (7.94%) SCCM
5 4 (6.35%) Data Guard
5 4 (6.35%) XenMobile
5 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
6 3 (4.76%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.59%) Salt
7 1 (1.59%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.59%) collectd
7 1 (1.59%) StatsD
7 1 (1.59%) Ansible
7 1 (1.59%) logstash
Vendors
1 43 (68.25%) VMware
2 39 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 32 (50.79%) Citrix
4 22 (34.92%) Cisco
5 12 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 12 (19.05%) NetApp
6 9 (14.29%) HP
7 8 (12.70%) Google
7 8 (12.70%) Oracle
8 7 (11.11%) Dell
8 7 (11.11%) EMC
8 7 (11.11%) Veritas
9 6 (9.52%) Infoblox
9 6 (9.52%) Splunk
9 6 (9.52%) Red Hat
10 5 (7.94%) IBM
11 3 (4.76%) Intel
11 3 (4.76%) Dell KACE
11 3 (4.76%) Brocade
12 2 (3.17%) DataSynapse
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