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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 383 386 400
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing Xen 29 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.014% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 1.51% 0.18% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 15
Average daily rate £450 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £455 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1922 1696 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.94% 7.85% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1040 1212
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 151 166
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.95 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 11 £425 -10.52% 3
Uxbridge - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (62.30%) VMware
2 34 (55.74%) Linux
3 33 (54.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (50.82%) Citrix
5 27 (44.26%) Microsoft
6 26 (42.62%) Windows
7 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
8 21 (34.43%) MS Exchange
9 20 (32.79%) SAN
10 19 (31.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (31.15%) Puppet
11 18 (29.51%) CentOS
12 16 (26.23%) Hyper-V
13 15 (24.59%) XenServer
13 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (24.59%) Cisco
13 15 (24.59%) DNS
14 14 (22.95%) Red Hat
14 14 (22.95%) MySQL
14 14 (22.95%) KVM
15 13 (21.31%) Apache
15 13 (21.31%) Python
15 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
16 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (19.67%) Blackberry
16 12 (19.67%) Firewall
16 12 (19.67%) Ruby
16 12 (19.67%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (18.03%) XenApp
17 11 (18.03%) UNIX

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (34.43%) MS Exchange
2 13 (21.31%) Apache
3 10 (16.39%) Tomcat
3 10 (16.39%) nginx
3 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (13.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (13.11%) WebSphere
5 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.56%) IIS
5 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (6.56%) Jetty
5 4 (6.56%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.67%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (16.39%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (9.84%) Google App Engine
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.79%) SAN
2 15 (24.59%) DNS
3 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
4 12 (19.67%) Firewall
5 9 (14.75%) DHCP
6 7 (11.48%) NAS
6 7 (11.48%) LDAP
7 6 (9.84%) IPsec
7 6 (9.84%) FTP
7 6 (9.84%) HTTP
7 6 (9.84%) WAN
7 6 (9.84%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (8.20%) LAN
8 5 (8.20%) SSL
9 4 (6.56%) VPN
9 4 (6.56%) VLAN
10 3 (4.92%) iSCSI
10 3 (4.92%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications
11 2 (3.28%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) MySQL
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.48%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.28%) Redis
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.64%) KDB
6 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.56%) Subversion
3 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) JUnit
4 1 (1.64%) JMeter
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Games
3 3 (4.92%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Server Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Citrix Server Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Platform Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (6.56%) J2EE
2 4 (6.56%) Servlets
3 3 (4.92%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) Xerces
4 1 (1.64%) Xalan
4 1 (1.64%) wxWidgets
4 1 (1.64%) Sinatra
4 1 (1.64%) SOAP
4 1 (1.64%) CORBA
4 1 (1.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Blackberry
2 9 (14.75%) Fat Client
2 9 (14.75%) Thin Client
3 7 (11.48%) Open Source
4 6 (9.84%) Clustering
5 5 (8.20%) Online Games
6 4 (6.56%) Replication
6 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) Linux
2 26 (42.62%) Windows
3 19 (31.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (29.51%) CentOS
5 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (18.03%) UNIX
8 6 (9.84%) SUSE
8 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (8.20%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (8.20%) Solaris
9 5 (8.20%) Fedora
10 4 (6.56%) Debian
11 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.64%) OpenSolaris
12 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (13.11%) Configuration Management
2 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (8.20%) Problem Management
3 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (8.20%) Performance Management
3 5 (8.20%) Business Continuity Planning
3 5 (8.20%) ITIL
3 5 (8.20%) BCP
3 5 (8.20%) Business Continuity
3 5 (8.20%) Migration
4 4 (6.56%) Workflow
4 4 (6.56%) Scrum
4 4 (6.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (6.56%) Kanban
4 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
4 4 (6.56%) Automated Testing
5 3 (4.92%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (4.92%) TOGAF
5 3 (4.92%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) Python
2 12 (19.67%) Ruby
3 10 (16.39%) SQL
4 8 (13.11%) Perl
5 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
5 7 (11.48%) Java
6 5 (8.20%) sed
6 5 (8.20%) AWK
7 4 (6.56%) C
8 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.28%) PHP
9 2 (3.28%) C++
10 1 (1.64%) Korn
10 1 (1.64%) C-shell
10 1 (1.64%) C#
10 1 (1.64%) Lisp
10 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) CCA
1 4 (6.56%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.64%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
1 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (54.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
3 16 (26.23%) Hyper-V
4 15 (24.59%) XenServer
5 14 (22.95%) KVM
6 11 (18.03%) XenApp
7 9 (14.75%) vSphere
8 8 (13.11%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (13.11%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (11.48%) VMware ESX
10 5 (8.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (8.20%) vCloud
10 5 (8.20%) NFS
11 3 (4.92%) Sendmail
11 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
11 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (3.28%) Samba
12 2 (3.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (3.28%) SRDF
13 1 (1.64%) Squid
Systems Management
1 19 (31.15%) Puppet
2 9 (14.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (11.48%) Nagios
4 4 (6.56%) Cobbler
4 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 4 (6.56%) Capistrano
5 3 (4.92%) SCCM
5 3 (4.92%) Data Guard
5 3 (4.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.92%) Ansible
6 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.28%) HAProxy
6 2 (3.28%) WSUS
7 1 (1.64%) Nessus
7 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.64%) SCOM
7 1 (1.64%) Ganglia
7 1 (1.64%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (62.30%) VMware
2 31 (50.82%) Citrix
3 27 (44.26%) Microsoft
4 15 (24.59%) Cisco
5 14 (22.95%) Red Hat
6 11 (18.03%) Oracle
7 10 (16.39%) HP
7 10 (16.39%) EMC
8 7 (11.48%) Veritas
9 6 (9.84%) Intel
9 6 (9.84%) Google
10 5 (8.20%) Splunk
10 5 (8.20%) Symantec
11 4 (6.56%) Dell
11 4 (6.56%) IBM
11 4 (6.56%) Infoblox
12 3 (4.92%) Compaq
12 3 (4.92%) NetApp
13 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
13 2 (3.28%) Sun
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