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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 377 369 394
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Contract jobs citing Xen 26 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.11% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 1.29% 1.40% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £406 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-24.13% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
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
2009 1862 1698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.06% 8.23% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1184 1009
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 145 150
Average hourly rate £18.24 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 May 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 22 May 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 +12 10 £408 +1.87% 3
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 41 (68.33%) Windows
2 39 (65.00%) VMware
3 35 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (53.33%) Linux
5 31 (51.67%) Hyper-V
6 29 (48.33%) Cisco
7 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
8 24 (40.00%) Firewall
9 23 (38.33%) SAN
9 23 (38.33%) MS Exchange
9 23 (38.33%) Oracle
10 21 (35.00%) Citrix
11 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
11 19 (31.67%) LAN
11 19 (31.67%) SQL
12 18 (30.00%) NetApp
13 17 (28.33%) WAN
13 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (26.67%) NAS
14 16 (26.67%) Puppet
14 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
16 14 (23.33%) EMC
16 14 (23.33%) Apache
16 14 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
17 13 (21.67%) Windows 7
17 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
17 13 (21.67%) MS Office
18 12 (20.00%) HP
18 12 (20.00%) NFS

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (38.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (23.33%) Apache
3 10 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (13.33%) Tomcat
4 8 (13.33%) IIS
4 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (13.33%) nginx
4 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (13.33%) WebSphere
5 6 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (10.00%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (3.33%) Lync
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.33%) Jetty
7 1 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (21.67%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) RMDS
2 3 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (10.00%) Amazon S3
3 6 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.00%) Office 365
6 2 (3.33%) GitHub
6 2 (3.33%) SaaS
6 2 (3.33%) Google App Engine
6 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (40.00%) Firewall
2 23 (38.33%) SAN
3 19 (31.67%) LAN
4 17 (28.33%) WAN
5 16 (26.67%) NAS
6 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 12 (20.00%) iSCSI
8 11 (18.33%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (18.33%) HTTP
9 10 (16.67%) DNS
9 10 (16.67%) MPLS
10 8 (13.33%) DSL
10 8 (13.33%) Multicast
10 8 (13.33%) FCoE
10 8 (13.33%) BIG-IP
11 7 (11.67%) VLAN
12 5 (8.33%) VPN
13 4 (6.67%) DHCP
13 4 (6.67%) Network Security
14 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) MySQL
3 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
4 6 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 5 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 5 (8.33%) HBase
6 1 (1.67%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.67%) Redis
6 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.33%) Lombardi
2 2 (3.33%) GitLab
General
1 4 (6.67%) Games
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Publishing
3 2 (3.33%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.33%) German Language
3 2 (3.33%) Italian Language
3 2 (3.33%) Turkish Language
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Architect
2 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.33%) Citrix Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Linux Support
6 5 (8.33%) Linux Support Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Data Centre Specialist
8 3 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Administrator
8 3 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) XML
1 8 (13.33%) XSLT
2 7 (11.67%) Rendezvous
2 7 (11.67%) Middleware
3 6 (10.00%) HTML
3 6 (10.00%) libvirt
4 5 (8.33%) Ultra Messaging
5 4 (6.67%) Web Services
5 4 (6.67%) .NET
5 4 (6.67%) J2EE
6 2 (3.33%) Drools
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 12 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 12 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.33%) Open Source
3 4 (6.67%) Clustering
3 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.67%) Online Games
4 3 (5.00%) Replication
4 3 (5.00%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.33%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.33%) CMDB
5 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 41 (68.33%) Windows
2 32 (53.33%) Linux
3 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (21.67%) Windows 7
6 10 (16.67%) Solaris
6 10 (16.67%) UNIX
7 8 (13.33%) Ubuntu
8 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.00%) CentOS
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.33%) Debian
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (18.33%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) ITSM
3 9 (15.00%) Performance Management
4 8 (13.33%) BCP
4 8 (13.33%) Service Management
4 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
4 8 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 7 (11.67%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (11.67%) Benchmarking
6 6 (10.00%) DevOps
6 6 (10.00%) Auto-Scaling
7 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.67%) Software Delivery
9 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.00%) Workflow
10 2 (3.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) Java
2 11 (18.33%) Python
3 9 (15.00%) Ruby
4 7 (11.67%) C
5 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.00%) Perl
5 6 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.33%) VBScript
6 2 (3.33%) VB
6 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.67%) VCP5
3 4 (6.67%) VCP4
3 4 (6.67%) MCITP
3 4 (6.67%) Degree
4 3 (5.00%) CCNP
5 2 (3.33%) MCSE
6 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) MCP
6 1 (1.67%) CCA
6 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 35 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (51.67%) Hyper-V
3 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
4 12 (20.00%) NFS
5 10 (16.67%) XenApp
6 9 (15.00%) KVM
7 8 (13.33%) SRDF
7 8 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (13.33%) NLBS
8 7 (11.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (10.00%) Postfix
9 6 (10.00%) Sendmail
9 6 (10.00%) Docker
10 5 (8.33%) vSphere
11 3 (5.00%) iptables
12 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
12 2 (3.33%) VirtualBox
12 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
13 1 (1.67%) BitLocker
13 1 (1.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (26.67%) Puppet
2 14 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (13.33%) WSUS
4 6 (10.00%) Salt
5 4 (6.67%) Legato
5 4 (6.67%) Backup Exec
5 4 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (5.00%) SCDPM
6 3 (5.00%) Ansible
6 3 (5.00%) SCCM
6 3 (5.00%) Data Guard
6 3 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (5.00%) NetBackup
6 3 (5.00%) Nagios
7 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (3.33%) Cobbler
7 2 (3.33%) Zenoss
7 2 (3.33%) SCOM
8 1 (1.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 39 (65.00%) VMware
2 29 (48.33%) Cisco
3 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 23 (38.33%) Oracle
5 21 (35.00%) Citrix
6 18 (30.00%) NetApp
7 14 (23.33%) EMC
8 12 (20.00%) HP
9 9 (15.00%) IBM
10 8 (13.33%) Intel
10 8 (13.33%) Red Hat
10 8 (13.33%) CheckPoint
11 7 (11.67%) DataSynapse
11 7 (11.67%) TIBCO
12 5 (8.33%) Symantec
12 5 (8.33%) Sybase
13 4 (6.67%) Juniper
13 4 (6.67%) Sun
13 4 (6.67%) F5
13 4 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
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