The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 London 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 370 382 400
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +18
Contract jobs citing Xen 30 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 1.79% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 14
Average daily rate
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£370 £425 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £355 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.68% +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2014 1898 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.79% 7.83% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1257 1127 1158
Average daily rate £365 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 161 203
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Xen
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +30 8 £358 - 2
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 41 (68.33%) VMware
2 38 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 34 (56.67%) Active Directory
4 34 (56.67%) Citrix
5 30 (50.00%) Linux
6 29 (48.33%) Windows
7 28 (46.67%) Cisco
7 28 (46.67%) Firewall
8 27 (45.00%) MS Exchange
9 26 (43.33%) SAN
10 24 (40.00%) Hyper-V
11 19 (31.67%) Puppet
11 19 (31.67%) LAN
11 19 (31.67%) WAN
11 19 (31.67%) ITIL
11 19 (31.67%) Blackberry
12 18 (30.00%) DNS
12 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (26.67%) XenApp
13 16 (26.67%) TCP/IP
14 15 (25.00%) Thin Client
14 15 (25.00%) Fat Client
15 13 (21.67%) XenServer
15 13 (21.67%) CentOS
15 13 (21.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (21.67%) BIG-IP
15 13 (21.67%) Windows 7
15 13 (21.67%) CheckPoint
15 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 27 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (21.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 10 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 9 (15.00%) Apache
6 7 (11.67%) nginx
6 7 (11.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
7 6 (10.00%) IIS
7 6 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (8.33%) Jetty
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (21.67%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.67%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.33%) Cloud Computing
1 11 (18.33%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (11.67%) Google App Engine
3 3 (5.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.67%) Route 53
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (46.67%) Firewall
2 26 (43.33%) SAN
3 19 (31.67%) LAN
3 19 (31.67%) WAN
4 18 (30.00%) DNS
5 16 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 13 (21.67%) BIG-IP
7 12 (20.00%) MPLS
7 12 (20.00%) DSL
8 11 (18.33%) DHCP
9 8 (13.33%) HTTP
9 8 (13.33%) LDAP
10 7 (11.67%) NetScaler
10 7 (11.67%) NAS
10 7 (11.67%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (11.67%) IPsec
10 7 (11.67%) FTP
11 6 (10.00%) SSL
12 5 (8.33%) VPN
13 4 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) MySQL
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.33%) Redis
5 1 (1.67%) KDB
5 1 (1.67%) HBase
5 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.00%) Subversion
3 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
4 1 (1.67%) JMeter
4 1 (1.67%) JUnit
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Games
3 3 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 11 (18.33%) Architect
2 10 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Citrix Support
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Servlets
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) J2EE
3 2 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.67%) wxWidgets
4 1 (1.67%) Sinatra
4 1 (1.67%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.67%) Middleware
4 1 (1.67%) LAMP
4 1 (1.67%) Xerces
4 1 (1.67%) Xalan
4 1 (1.67%) SOAP
4 1 (1.67%) XML
4 1 (1.67%) XSLT
4 1 (1.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Blackberry
2 15 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 15 (25.00%) Fat Client
3 7 (11.67%) Online Games
3 7 (11.67%) Open Source
4 4 (6.67%) Replication
4 4 (6.67%) Clustering
5 3 (5.00%) PKI
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.00%) Linux
2 29 (48.33%) Windows
3 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (21.67%) CentOS
4 13 (21.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (21.67%) Windows 7
4 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.00%) UNIX
6 4 (6.67%) Solaris
6 4 (6.67%) SUSE
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.00%) Android
7 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.00%) Fedora
8 2 (3.33%) AIX
8 2 (3.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.67%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) ITIL
2 12 (20.00%) Service Management
2 12 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (11.67%) Problem Management
5 7 (11.67%) Kanban
5 7 (11.67%) Workflow
5 7 (11.67%) Scrum
6 6 (10.00%) DevOps
6 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 5 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.67%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.67%) BCP
8 4 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (6.67%) TOGAF
9 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) Python
1 13 (21.67%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) Perl
3 8 (13.33%) Java
4 6 (10.00%) Ruby
5 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.67%) C
7 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.00%) sed
7 3 (5.00%) AWK
8 1 (1.67%) Korn
8 1 (1.67%) C-shell
8 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.67%) C#
8 1 (1.67%) C++
8 1 (1.67%) PHP
8 1 (1.67%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (5.00%) MCSE
1 3 (5.00%) CCA
1 3 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.33%) MCSA
2 2 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (56.67%) Active Directory
3 24 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 16 (26.67%) XenApp
5 13 (21.67%) XenServer
6 12 (20.00%) NLBS
7 10 (16.67%) KVM
8 9 (15.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (11.67%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (6.67%) NFS
11 4 (6.67%) VMware ESX
11 4 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (6.67%) vSphere
11 4 (6.67%) XenDesktop
12 3 (5.00%) vCloud
12 3 (5.00%) SRDF
13 1 (1.67%) Squid
13 1 (1.67%) Snort
13 1 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 19 (31.67%) Puppet
2 9 (15.00%) WSUS
3 8 (13.33%) Nagios
4 7 (11.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 7 (11.67%) Cobbler
4 7 (11.67%) Opsview
5 5 (8.33%) SCCM
5 5 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (6.67%) Backup Exec
6 4 (6.67%) XenMobile
6 4 (6.67%) Data Guard
7 3 (5.00%) Ansible
8 2 (3.33%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.67%) Nessus
9 1 (1.67%) SCOM
9 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.67%) logstash
9 1 (1.67%) Salt
9 1 (1.67%) collectd
9 1 (1.67%) StatsD
Vendors
1 41 (68.33%) VMware
2 35 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 34 (56.67%) Citrix
4 28 (46.67%) Cisco
5 13 (21.67%) CheckPoint
6 12 (20.00%) Oracle
7 8 (13.33%) Veritas
7 8 (13.33%) HP
8 7 (11.67%) Google
8 7 (11.67%) Splunk
8 7 (11.67%) Infoblox
8 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
8 7 (11.67%) Dell
8 7 (11.67%) EMC
8 7 (11.67%) NetApp
9 5 (8.33%) IBM
10 3 (5.00%) SaltStack
10 3 (5.00%) Intel
11 2 (3.33%) Sybase
11 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
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