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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 386 384 394
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Xen 36 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.17% 0.091%
As % of the System Software category 1.60% 1.96% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 9
Average daily rate
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£333 £353 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.67% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £291 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 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
2243 2142 2041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.16% 8.52% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1415 1318 1178
Average daily rate £388 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 151 172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.75 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +33 12 £475 +58.33% 3
Chessington - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 44 (67.69%) VMware
2 40 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 40 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 39 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (53.85%) Windows
5 33 (50.77%) Citrix
6 31 (47.69%) MS Exchange
7 30 (46.15%) Hyper-V
8 28 (43.08%) SAN
8 28 (43.08%) Linux
9 27 (41.54%) Firewall
10 23 (35.38%) Cisco
11 22 (33.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (30.77%) LAN
12 20 (30.77%) WAN
12 20 (30.77%) DNS
13 19 (29.23%) ITIL
13 19 (29.23%) Blackberry
14 18 (27.69%) XenApp
15 17 (26.15%) Puppet
15 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
16 16 (24.62%) Thin Client
16 16 (24.62%) MS Office
16 16 (24.62%) Windows 7
16 16 (24.62%) Fat Client
17 14 (21.54%) BIG-IP
17 14 (21.54%) SQL
17 14 (21.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (20.00%) CheckPoint

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 31 (47.69%) MS Exchange
2 14 (21.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (18.46%) Tomcat
5 11 (16.92%) WebSphere
6 10 (15.38%) Apache
7 7 (10.77%) IIS
8 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
8 6 (9.23%) Jetty
8 6 (9.23%) nginx
8 6 (9.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (3.08%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (3.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (24.62%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.08%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (12.31%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (12.31%) Google App Engine
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.08%) SaaS
3 2 (3.08%) PaaS
3 2 (3.08%) Route 53
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (43.08%) SAN
2 27 (41.54%) Firewall
3 20 (30.77%) DNS
3 20 (30.77%) LAN
3 20 (30.77%) WAN
4 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
5 14 (21.54%) BIG-IP
6 13 (20.00%) MPLS
6 13 (20.00%) DSL
6 13 (20.00%) DHCP
7 11 (16.92%) HTTP
7 11 (16.92%) NAS
8 9 (13.85%) FTP
9 8 (12.31%) iSCSI
9 8 (12.31%) NetScaler
9 8 (12.31%) IPsec
10 6 (9.23%) LDAP
10 6 (9.23%) SSL
11 4 (6.15%) VLAN
11 4 (6.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) HBase
3 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.69%) Subversion
4 2 (3.08%) Hudson
5 1 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
1 10 (15.38%) Games
2 3 (4.62%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Analyst
2 11 (16.92%) Architect
2 11 (16.92%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (10.77%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Citrix Support
5 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) PC Support Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) PC Support
6 3 (4.62%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) Servlets
2 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) J2EE
3 2 (3.08%) XML
3 2 (3.08%) XSLT
3 2 (3.08%) Rendezvous
3 2 (3.08%) Middleware
3 2 (3.08%) HTML
4 1 (1.54%) LAMP
4 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.23%) Blackberry
2 16 (24.62%) Thin Client
2 16 (24.62%) Fat Client
3 10 (15.38%) Online Games
4 8 (12.31%) Open Source
5 5 (7.69%) Clustering
6 4 (6.15%) Replication
7 3 (4.62%) PKI
8 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (53.85%) Windows
2 28 (43.08%) Linux
3 22 (33.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (24.62%) Windows 7
5 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (12.31%) CentOS
8 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (6.15%) Windows 8
9 4 (6.15%) Solaris
10 3 (4.62%) UNIX
10 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
10 3 (4.62%) Android
10 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
11 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
11 2 (3.08%) VMS
12 1 (1.54%) Debian
12 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) ITIL
2 13 (20.00%) Service Management
2 13 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 10 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (13.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (12.31%) Problem Management
6 6 (9.23%) Kanban
6 6 (9.23%) Data Protection
6 6 (9.23%) Workflow
6 6 (9.23%) Scrum
7 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 5 (7.69%) DevOps
8 4 (6.15%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (6.15%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (6.15%) TOGAF
8 4 (6.15%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.15%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) SQL
2 9 (13.85%) Python
2 9 (13.85%) Java
3 6 (9.23%) Perl
4 4 (6.15%) C
5 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.62%) PHP
6 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) MCSE
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) CCA
2 3 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.08%) MCSA
3 2 (3.08%) MCITP
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
System Software
1 40 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 39 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (46.15%) Hyper-V
4 18 (27.69%) XenApp
5 13 (20.00%) NLBS
6 9 (13.85%) NFS
6 9 (13.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (9.23%) KVM
7 6 (9.23%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (9.23%) XenDesktop
8 5 (7.69%) XenServer
8 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (6.15%) vSphere
9 4 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (4.62%) SRDF
11 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
12 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.54%) Squid
12 1 (1.54%) Varnish
12 1 (1.54%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (26.15%) Puppet
2 10 (15.38%) WSUS
3 7 (10.77%) Nagios
4 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 6 (9.23%) Cobbler
4 6 (9.23%) Opsview
5 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (7.69%) SCCM
6 4 (6.15%) Data Guard
6 4 (6.15%) Backup Exec
6 4 (6.15%) XenMobile
7 3 (4.62%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.54%) collectd
8 1 (1.54%) StatsD
8 1 (1.54%) logstash
8 1 (1.54%) Salt
8 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.54%) Cacti
8 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (67.69%) VMware
2 40 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 33 (50.77%) Citrix
4 23 (35.38%) Cisco
5 13 (20.00%) NetApp
5 13 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (13.85%) HP
7 8 (12.31%) Oracle
7 8 (12.31%) Google
8 7 (10.77%) Veritas
8 7 (10.77%) Dell
8 7 (10.77%) EMC
9 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
9 6 (9.23%) Infoblox
9 6 (9.23%) Splunk
10 5 (7.69%) IBM
11 4 (6.15%) Brocade
12 3 (4.62%) Intel
12 3 (4.62%) Dell KACE
13 2 (3.08%) 29West
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