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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 378 393 399
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Contract jobs citing Xen 36 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 1.61% 1.37% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 7
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£345 £343 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -14.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £286 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £416 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +82.92%
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
2236 2188 1998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.23% 8.67% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1437 1345 1162
Average daily rate £388 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 148 168
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 October 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 1 October 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 +36 12 £475 +58.33%
Chessington - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 50 (70.42%) VMware
2 44 (61.97%) Active Directory
2 44 (61.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (59.15%) Microsoft
4 40 (56.34%) Windows
5 38 (53.52%) Citrix
6 34 (47.89%) MS Exchange
6 34 (47.89%) Hyper-V
7 29 (40.85%) SAN
7 29 (40.85%) Cisco
8 28 (39.44%) Firewall
9 27 (38.03%) Linux
9 27 (38.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (36.62%) Blackberry
11 24 (33.80%) LAN
12 23 (32.39%) WAN
12 23 (32.39%) ITIL
13 21 (29.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 21 (29.58%) XenApp
13 21 (29.58%) Windows 7
14 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (26.76%) Thin Client
15 19 (26.76%) MS Office
15 19 (26.76%) DNS
15 19 (26.76%) Fat Client
16 18 (25.35%) BIG-IP
17 17 (23.94%) NLBS
17 17 (23.94%) Performance Management
17 17 (23.94%) Puppet
17 17 (23.94%) DSL

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 34 (47.89%) MS Exchange
2 21 (29.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (14.08%) Apache
4 10 (14.08%) Tomcat
5 9 (12.68%) WebSphere
6 7 (9.86%) IIS
7 6 (8.45%) nginx
7 6 (8.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (8.45%) Jetty
7 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
8 5 (7.04%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 19 (26.76%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) RMDS
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (11.27%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (11.27%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.82%) Route 53
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.82%) SaaS
3 2 (2.82%) PaaS
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (40.85%) SAN
2 28 (39.44%) Firewall
3 24 (33.80%) LAN
4 23 (32.39%) WAN
5 19 (26.76%) DNS
6 18 (25.35%) BIG-IP
7 17 (23.94%) DSL
7 17 (23.94%) MPLS
8 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
9 12 (16.90%) HTTP
10 11 (15.49%) DHCP
11 9 (12.68%) FTP
11 9 (12.68%) NAS
12 8 (11.27%) iSCSI
12 8 (11.27%) IPsec
13 7 (9.86%) SSL
13 7 (9.86%) NetScaler
14 6 (8.45%) LDAP
15 3 (4.23%) Multicast
15 3 (4.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) HBase
3 2 (2.82%) Redis
3 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.41%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.04%) Subversion
4 2 (2.82%) Hudson
5 1 (1.41%) Maven
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Games
3 3 (4.23%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Publishing
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Operations Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (11.27%) Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Citrix Support
7 4 (5.63%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.23%) PC Support Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) PC Support
8 3 (4.23%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) Servlets
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) J2EE
3 2 (2.82%) XML
3 2 (2.82%) XSLT
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) Rendezvous
3 2 (2.82%) Middleware
4 1 (1.41%) LAMP
4 1 (1.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (36.62%) Blackberry
2 19 (26.76%) Thin Client
2 19 (26.76%) Fat Client
3 10 (14.08%) Online Games
4 9 (12.68%) Open Source
5 4 (5.63%) Clustering
6 3 (4.23%) PKI
7 2 (2.82%) Replication
7 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (56.34%) Windows
2 27 (38.03%) Linux
2 27 (38.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (29.58%) Windows 7
4 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (14.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (11.27%) CentOS
7 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.63%) Solaris
8 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.23%) UNIX
8 3 (4.23%) Android
8 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.82%) VMS
10 1 (1.41%) Debian
10 1 (1.41%) AIX
10 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) ITIL
2 17 (23.94%) Performance Management
2 17 (23.94%) Service Management
3 13 (18.31%) Problem Management
4 11 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (15.49%) Configuration Management
5 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.27%) Business Continuity Planning
6 8 (11.27%) Business Continuity
6 8 (11.27%) BCP
7 7 (9.86%) ITSM
7 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.45%) Kanban
8 6 (8.45%) Workflow
8 6 (8.45%) Scrum
8 6 (8.45%) DevOps
9 5 (7.04%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.04%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.63%) Data Protection
11 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) SQL
2 10 (14.08%) Java
3 9 (12.68%) Python
4 6 (8.45%) Perl
5 3 (4.23%) PHP
5 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.82%) C
7 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.41%) Ruby
7 1 (1.41%) Golang
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.86%) MCSE
3 4 (5.63%) MCSA
4 3 (4.23%) CCA
4 3 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) MCITP
5 1 (1.41%) MCP
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.41%) RHCT
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (61.97%) Active Directory
1 44 (61.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (47.89%) Hyper-V
3 21 (29.58%) XenApp
4 17 (23.94%) NLBS
5 13 (18.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 9 (12.68%) NFS
7 6 (8.45%) KVM
8 5 (7.04%) XenDesktop
9 4 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (5.63%) XenServer
9 4 (5.63%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (4.23%) SRDF
10 3 (4.23%) vSphere
11 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
12 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.41%) Postfix
12 1 (1.41%) Squid
12 1 (1.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (23.94%) Puppet
2 13 (18.31%) WSUS
3 8 (11.27%) Nagios
4 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 6 (8.45%) Cobbler
4 6 (8.45%) Opsview
5 5 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (5.63%) SCCM
6 4 (5.63%) XenMobile
7 3 (4.23%) Casper Suite
7 3 (4.23%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.82%) Data Guard
8 2 (2.82%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.41%) collectd
9 1 (1.41%) StatsD
9 1 (1.41%) Ansible
9 1 (1.41%) logstash
9 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (70.42%) VMware
2 42 (59.15%) Microsoft
3 38 (53.52%) Citrix
4 29 (40.85%) Cisco
5 17 (23.94%) CheckPoint
6 13 (18.31%) NetApp
7 8 (11.27%) Google
7 8 (11.27%) Dell
8 7 (9.86%) HP
8 7 (9.86%) Veritas
8 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
9 6 (8.45%) Splunk
9 6 (8.45%) Infoblox
9 6 (8.45%) Oracle
9 6 (8.45%) EMC
10 4 (5.63%) Brocade
10 4 (5.63%) IBM
11 3 (4.23%) Dell KACE
11 3 (4.23%) Intel
12 2 (2.82%) 29West