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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Xen Project
Rank 370 398 355
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -43
Contract jobs citing Xen 45 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.097% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 2.18% 1.06% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 12
Average daily rate
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£365 £300 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £292 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £380 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £303 £390
% change year-on-year
+48.76% -22.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £20.50
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
2061 2255 1805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.57% 9.10% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1412 1054
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 128 190
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +37 16 £284 -5.65% 3
Hounslow - 2 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 62 (75.61%) VMware
2 57 (69.51%) Windows
3 51 (62.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (59.76%) Active Directory
5 44 (53.66%) Citrix
6 43 (52.44%) Hyper-V
7 41 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 39 (47.56%) MS Exchange
9 36 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (41.46%) Cisco
10 34 (41.46%) SAN
11 31 (37.80%) Linux
12 29 (35.37%) Blackberry
13 27 (32.93%) LAN
14 26 (31.71%) ITIL
14 26 (31.71%) XenApp
15 25 (30.49%) Windows 7
15 25 (30.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 24 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (28.05%) Firewall
17 23 (28.05%) WAN
18 20 (24.39%) Thin Client
18 20 (24.39%) Fat Client
19 19 (23.17%) Finance
19 19 (23.17%) NetApp
20 18 (21.95%) MS Office
21 17 (20.73%) BIG-IP
22 16 (19.51%) Puppet
22 16 (19.51%) NFS
22 16 (19.51%) CheckPoint

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 39 (47.56%) MS Exchange
2 25 (30.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.54%) Apache
4 7 (8.54%) Tomcat
5 6 (7.32%) WebSphere
5 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (6.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (4.88%) Node.js
7 4 (4.88%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (3.66%) JBoss
8 3 (3.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (3.66%) IIS
8 3 (3.66%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.44%) Lync
9 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Process Server
9 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (21.95%) MS Office
2 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) PaaS
2 2 (2.44%) Route 53
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.22%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 34 (41.46%) SAN
2 27 (32.93%) LAN
3 23 (28.05%) Firewall
3 23 (28.05%) WAN
4 17 (20.73%) BIG-IP
5 16 (19.51%) MPLS
6 15 (18.29%) DSL
6 15 (18.29%) iSCSI
7 14 (17.07%) DNS
8 11 (13.41%) NAS
9 10 (12.20%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (10.98%) HTTP
11 7 (8.54%) Multicast
11 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
11 7 (8.54%) FCoE
12 5 (6.10%) SSL
12 5 (6.10%) LDAP
13 4 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (4.88%) DHCP
14 3 (3.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) MySQL
3 5 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.10%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.10%) Redis
4 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.66%) HBase
6 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.44%) DB2
7 1 (1.22%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.88%) Subversion
4 3 (3.66%) Hudson
5 1 (1.22%) MSI
5 1 (1.22%) Maven
General
1 19 (23.17%) Finance
2 12 (14.63%) Games
3 5 (6.10%) Financial Institution
3 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.10%) Banking
4 4 (4.88%) Publishing
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Analyst
2 10 (12.20%) Operations Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (8.54%) Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.32%) Citrix Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.88%) PC Support
8 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) Rendezvous
1 3 (3.66%) Middleware
1 3 (3.66%) XML
1 3 (3.66%) XSLT
1 3 (3.66%) HTML
2 2 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (1.22%) LAMP
3 1 (1.22%) J2EE
3 1 (1.22%) Servlets
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (35.37%) Blackberry
2 20 (24.39%) Thin Client
2 20 (24.39%) Fat Client
3 12 (14.63%) Online Games
4 5 (6.10%) Open Source
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (69.51%) Windows
2 36 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (37.80%) Linux
4 25 (30.49%) Windows 7
5 24 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (13.41%) CentOS
6 11 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (12.20%) Solaris
8 5 (6.10%) UNIX
9 4 (4.88%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.88%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.44%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.44%) Android
10 2 (2.44%) VMS
11 1 (1.22%) Debian
11 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) ITIL
2 15 (18.29%) Service Management
2 15 (18.29%) Performance Management
3 14 (17.07%) Problem Management
4 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.20%) DevOps
5 9 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (9.76%) Workflow
6 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
7 7 (8.54%) Business Continuity Planning
7 7 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (8.54%) BCP
7 7 (8.54%) Benchmarking
7 7 (8.54%) ITSM
7 7 (8.54%) Business Continuity
7 7 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.10%) Scrum
8 5 (6.10%) Kanban
9 4 (4.88%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) SQL
2 12 (14.63%) Python
3 11 (13.41%) Java
4 6 (7.32%) Perl
5 5 (6.10%) Ruby
6 3 (3.66%) PHP
6 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.22%) Golang
8 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.22%) C
8 1 (1.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (14.63%) MCSE
3 7 (8.54%) MCSA
4 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.10%) RHCSA
6 4 (4.88%) MCITP
7 3 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.44%) RHCT
8 2 (2.44%) MCP
8 2 (2.44%) CCA
8 2 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.22%) CCNP
9 1 (1.22%) CCNA
9 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
1 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 51 (62.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (59.76%) Active Directory
3 43 (52.44%) Hyper-V
4 26 (31.71%) XenApp
5 16 (19.51%) NFS
6 15 (18.29%) NLBS
6 15 (18.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 12 (14.63%) KVM
8 5 (6.10%) XenDesktop
8 5 (6.10%) SRDF
9 4 (4.88%) vSphere
10 3 (3.66%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (2.44%) Postfix
11 2 (2.44%) Squid
11 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
11 2 (2.44%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.22%) Docker
12 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (1.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (19.51%) Puppet
2 13 (15.85%) WSUS
3 10 (12.20%) Nagios
4 8 (9.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 8 (9.76%) Cobbler
4 8 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.10%) Ansible
5 5 (6.10%) Opsview
6 4 (4.88%) Casper Suite
6 4 (4.88%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.44%) XenMobile
8 1 (1.22%) logstash
8 1 (1.22%) collectd
8 1 (1.22%) StatsD
8 1 (1.22%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.22%) MOM
8 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.22%) Foglight
8 1 (1.22%) SCCM
8 1 (1.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (75.61%) VMware
2 44 (53.66%) Citrix
3 41 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 34 (41.46%) Cisco
5 19 (23.17%) NetApp
6 16 (19.51%) CheckPoint
7 10 (12.20%) Red Hat
8 9 (10.98%) Oracle
8 9 (10.98%) Dell
9 8 (9.76%) EMC
10 7 (8.54%) Intel
10 7 (8.54%) IBM
11 6 (7.32%) Veritas
12 5 (6.10%) FactSet
12 5 (6.10%) Reuters
12 5 (6.10%) Wyse
12 5 (6.10%) HP
12 5 (6.10%) Brocade
12 5 (6.10%) Infoblox
12 5 (6.10%) Splunk
South East London
Redblade Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £480 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago