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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 405 389 387
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing Xen 23 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.05% 1.67% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 23
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £595 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £308 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.71% -12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
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
2185 2219 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.07% 9.12% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1451 1396 1271
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 152 163
Average hourly rate £17.80 £17.33 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% -6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +1 8 £351 -26.21% 3
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 39 (79.59%) Windows
2 35 (71.43%) VMware
3 31 (63.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (55.10%) Hyper-V
5 24 (48.98%) Linux
5 24 (48.98%) Citrix
6 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
7 22 (44.90%) LAN
8 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 21 (42.86%) Cisco
8 21 (42.86%) SAN
9 20 (40.82%) WAN
10 19 (38.78%) MS Exchange
11 17 (34.69%) Firewall
11 17 (34.69%) Thin Client
11 17 (34.69%) Windows 7
11 17 (34.69%) Fat Client
12 16 (32.65%) Oracle
13 15 (30.61%) MS Office
13 15 (30.61%) Blackberry
13 15 (30.61%) ITSM
13 15 (30.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (30.61%) Performance Management
13 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (28.57%) NAS
14 14 (28.57%) NLBS
14 14 (28.57%) Problem Management
14 14 (28.57%) BIG-IP
14 14 (28.57%) WSUS
14 14 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (38.78%) MS Exchange
2 14 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (16.33%) Apache
4 7 (14.29%) IIS
5 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
5 6 (12.24%) WebSphere
5 6 (12.24%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (12.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.08%) Node.js
7 2 (4.08%) nginx
8 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
8 1 (2.04%) Resin
8 1 (2.04%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (30.61%) MS Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) RMDS
2 3 (6.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.12%) SoftLayer
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.90%) LAN
2 21 (42.86%) SAN
3 20 (40.82%) WAN
4 17 (34.69%) Firewall
5 14 (28.57%) NAS
5 14 (28.57%) MPLS
5 14 (28.57%) BIG-IP
6 12 (24.49%) DSL
7 8 (16.33%) HTTP
8 7 (14.29%) FCoE
8 7 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (14.29%) VLAN
8 7 (14.29%) iSCSI
8 7 (14.29%) Multicast
9 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.16%) DNS
10 4 (8.16%) DHCP
11 3 (6.12%) VPN
12 2 (4.08%) SSL
12 2 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) Hadoop
2 6 (12.24%) HBase
3 5 (10.20%) MySQL
4 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.08%) Redis
4 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) Lombardi
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) Hudson
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Architect
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Operations Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (18.37%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Administrator
6 5 (10.20%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support
8 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (6.12%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Citrix Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) XML
1 8 (16.33%) XSLT
2 7 (14.29%) Rendezvous
2 7 (14.29%) Middleware
3 6 (12.24%) HTML
4 5 (10.20%) Ultra Messaging
5 3 (6.12%) J2EE
6 2 (4.08%) Web Services
6 2 (4.08%) .NET
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.08%) Sensu
6 2 (4.08%) Drools
6 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.04%) RESTful
7 1 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Thin Client
1 17 (34.69%) Fat Client
2 15 (30.61%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Replication
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.08%) CMDB
6 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (79.59%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Linux
3 17 (34.69%) Windows 7
4 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (18.37%) Solaris
7 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.04%) Debian
9 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.04%) Android
9 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.04%) UNIX
9 1 (2.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Disaster Recovery
1 15 (30.61%) ITSM
1 15 (30.61%) Performance Management
2 14 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 14 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning
2 14 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 14 (28.57%) BCP
3 13 (26.53%) Service Management
4 12 (24.49%) ITIL
5 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.24%) Benchmarking
6 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.16%) DevOps
7 4 (8.16%) Software Delivery
8 2 (4.08%) Patch Management
8 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.08%) Open Source
8 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.08%) Project Management
8 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) Java
3 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.16%) VBScript
6 3 (6.12%) Perl
6 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.12%) C
7 2 (4.08%) VB
8 1 (2.04%) Python
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
8 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.04%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) CCNP
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 31 (63.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (55.10%) Hyper-V
3 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
4 14 (28.57%) NLBS
5 11 (22.45%) XenApp
5 11 (22.45%) KVM
6 9 (18.37%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (18.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (14.29%) NFS
7 7 (14.29%) SRDF
8 4 (8.16%) XenDesktop
9 3 (6.12%) vSphere
9 3 (6.12%) iptables
10 2 (4.08%) Docker
10 2 (4.08%) VMware ESX
11 1 (2.04%) XenServer
11 1 (2.04%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) WSUS
2 7 (14.29%) Puppet
3 5 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (10.20%) SCCM
4 4 (8.16%) Nagios
5 3 (6.12%) Data Guard
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (4.08%) Ansible
6 2 (4.08%) Zenoss
6 2 (4.08%) SCOM
7 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.04%) XenMobile
7 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) VMware
2 24 (48.98%) Citrix
3 21 (42.86%) Cisco
3 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 16 (32.65%) Oracle
5 14 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 13 (26.53%) NetApp
7 9 (18.37%) IBM
8 7 (14.29%) EMC
8 7 (14.29%) Intel
8 7 (14.29%) TIBCO
8 7 (14.29%) F5
8 7 (14.29%) DataSynapse
9 6 (12.24%) Sybase
9 6 (12.24%) HP
10 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
11 4 (8.16%) Juniper
11 4 (8.16%) Sun
11 4 (8.16%) Barracuda Networks
12 3 (6.12%) Remedy