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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 387 395 391
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Xen 39 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.099% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.79% 1.14% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 7
Average daily rate
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£365 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £286 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £368 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £26.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.66% +30.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2177 2200 1912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.83% 8.68% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1355 1136
Average daily rate £390 £368 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 139 153
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.10 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £30.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +20 12 £450 +50.00% 1
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 46 (67.65%) VMware
2 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 41 (60.29%) Windows
4 39 (57.35%) Citrix
5 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 35 (51.47%) MS Exchange
6 35 (51.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (45.59%) Hyper-V
8 30 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (42.65%) SAN
10 28 (41.18%) Cisco
11 27 (39.71%) Blackberry
12 25 (36.76%) Firewall
13 24 (35.29%) LAN
13 24 (35.29%) ITIL
14 22 (32.35%) Linux
14 22 (32.35%) WAN
14 22 (32.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (30.88%) XenApp
15 21 (30.88%) Windows 7
16 19 (27.94%) Fat Client
16 19 (27.94%) BIG-IP
16 19 (27.94%) Thin Client
16 19 (27.94%) MS Office
17 18 (26.47%) CheckPoint
17 18 (26.47%) MPLS
18 17 (25.00%) DSL
18 17 (25.00%) Service Management
18 17 (25.00%) NLBS

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 35 (51.47%) MS Exchange
2 22 (32.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
5 5 (7.35%) Apache
5 5 (7.35%) Tomcat
5 5 (7.35%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 4 (5.88%) Node.js
7 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (2.94%) IIS
8 2 (2.94%) JBoss
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (1.47%) Jetty
9 1 (1.47%) nginx
9 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (27.94%) MS Office
2 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
2 2 (2.94%) PaaS
2 2 (2.94%) Route 53
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (42.65%) SAN
2 25 (36.76%) Firewall
3 24 (35.29%) LAN
4 22 (32.35%) WAN
5 19 (27.94%) BIG-IP
6 18 (26.47%) MPLS
7 17 (25.00%) DSL
8 11 (16.18%) DNS
9 8 (11.76%) HTTP
9 8 (11.76%) iSCSI
10 7 (10.29%) NAS
10 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.82%) LDAP
12 5 (7.35%) SSL
12 5 (7.35%) NetScaler
13 4 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (4.41%) Multicast
14 3 (4.41%) FCoE
14 3 (4.41%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (4.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (7.35%) MongoDB
1 5 (7.35%) Redis
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
2 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.94%) HBase
5 1 (1.47%) DB2
5 1 (1.47%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.35%) Subversion
4 2 (2.94%) Hudson
5 1 (1.47%) Maven
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Games
3 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.94%) Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Publishing
6 1 (1.47%) Retail
6 1 (1.47%) Law
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Analyst
2 9 (13.24%) Operations Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Citrix Support
6 4 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (4.41%) PC Support Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) PC Support
7 3 (4.41%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) HTML
1 2 (2.94%) XML
1 2 (2.94%) XSLT
1 2 (2.94%) Rendezvous
1 2 (2.94%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) LAMP
2 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) J2EE
2 1 (1.47%) Servlets
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (39.71%) Blackberry
2 19 (27.94%) Thin Client
2 19 (27.94%) Fat Client
3 10 (14.71%) Online Games
4 5 (7.35%) Open Source
5 3 (4.41%) PKI
6 2 (2.94%) Clustering
7 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (60.29%) Windows
2 30 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (32.35%) Linux
4 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (30.88%) Windows 7
5 10 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (11.76%) CentOS
7 5 (7.35%) Solaris
8 4 (5.88%) UNIX
8 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
9 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.41%) Android
10 2 (2.94%) VMS
10 2 (2.94%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.47%) Debian
11 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) ITIL
2 17 (25.00%) Service Management
2 17 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 13 (19.12%) Problem Management
4 9 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.76%) DevOps
6 7 (10.29%) Business Continuity Planning
6 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.29%) Business Continuity
6 7 (10.29%) ITSM
6 7 (10.29%) BCP
6 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.82%) Workflow
7 6 (8.82%) Scrum
7 6 (8.82%) Kanban
8 4 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.41%) Time Management
9 3 (4.41%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) Java
1 9 (13.24%) Python
2 8 (11.76%) SQL
3 6 (8.82%) Perl
4 3 (4.41%) PHP
4 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.47%) Golang
6 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.47%) Ruby
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.76%) MCSE
3 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) MCSA
5 3 (4.41%) CCA
5 3 (4.41%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) MCITP
6 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (1.47%) Degree
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.47%) RHCT
7 1 (1.47%) CCNP
7 1 (1.47%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 35 (51.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (45.59%) Hyper-V
4 21 (30.88%) XenApp
5 17 (25.00%) NLBS
6 14 (20.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (13.24%) NFS
8 6 (8.82%) KVM
9 5 (7.35%) XenDesktop
10 3 (4.41%) SRDF
11 2 (2.94%) vSphere
11 2 (2.94%) XenServer
11 2 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
11 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (1.47%) Squid
12 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.47%) Postfix
12 1 (1.47%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) WSUS
1 13 (19.12%) Puppet
2 9 (13.24%) Nagios
3 6 (8.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 6 (8.82%) Cobbler
3 6 (8.82%) Opsview
4 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.88%) XenMobile
4 4 (5.88%) Ansible
5 3 (4.41%) Vagrant
5 3 (4.41%) Casper Suite
6 2 (2.94%) SCCM
7 1 (1.47%) SCOM
7 1 (1.47%) Cacti
7 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.47%) logstash
7 1 (1.47%) collectd
7 1 (1.47%) StatsD
7 1 (1.47%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.47%) Foglight
Vendors
1 46 (67.65%) VMware
2 39 (57.35%) Citrix
3 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 28 (41.18%) Cisco
5 18 (26.47%) CheckPoint
6 13 (19.12%) NetApp
7 8 (11.76%) Dell
8 7 (10.29%) Veritas
8 7 (10.29%) Red Hat
9 6 (8.82%) Infoblox
9 6 (8.82%) Splunk
10 5 (7.35%) Oracle
11 4 (5.88%) IBM
11 4 (5.88%) EMC
11 4 (5.88%) Brocade
12 3 (4.41%) Dell KACE
12 3 (4.41%) Intel
12 3 (4.41%) HP
13 2 (2.94%) Sybase
13 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
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