The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 63 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Xen 14 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.52% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 20.59% 2.67% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
Average daily rate £497 £293 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.74% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £295 £298
% change year-on-year
+42.79% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.75
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 North East region.

System Software Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
68 75 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.38% 12.06% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 38 47
Average daily rate £400 £300 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £252 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £409 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.82 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £12.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £28.41 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the North East region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen across the North East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Xen
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the North East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tyne and Wear - 14 £497 - 2
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (96.43%) Configuration Management
2 27 (96.43%) WebSphere
2 27 (96.43%) .NET
2 27 (96.43%) J2EE
2 27 (96.43%) Java
2 27 (96.43%) IIS
2 27 (96.43%) Linux
2 27 (96.43%) Apache
2 27 (96.43%) Tomcat
2 27 (96.43%) DHCP
2 27 (96.43%) HTTP
2 27 (96.43%) TCP/IP
2 27 (96.43%) DNS
2 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (96.43%) Jetty
2 27 (96.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (96.43%) nginx
3 26 (92.86%) Jenkins
3 26 (92.86%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (92.86%) FTP
3 26 (92.86%) Servlets
3 26 (92.86%) SSL
3 26 (92.86%) IPsec
4 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (53.57%) Google
4 15 (53.57%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (53.57%) Google App Engine
4 15 (53.57%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (53.57%) DevOps

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 27 (96.43%) Apache
1 27 (96.43%) IIS
1 27 (96.43%) Jetty
1 27 (96.43%) nginx
1 27 (96.43%) Tomcat
1 27 (96.43%) WebSphere
2 11 (39.29%) Oracle 10gAS
2 11 (39.29%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (39.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 11 (39.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (35.71%) PowerExchange
4 6 (21.43%) Oracle Spatial
Cloud Services
1 15 (53.57%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (53.57%) Amazon EC2
1 15 (53.57%) Google App Engine
1 15 (53.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 14 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (96.43%) DHCP
1 27 (96.43%) DNS
1 27 (96.43%) HTTP
1 27 (96.43%) TCP/IP
2 26 (92.86%) FTP
2 26 (92.86%) IPsec
2 26 (92.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) BusinessObjects
1 11 (39.29%) PowerCenter
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (17.86%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (92.86%) Jenkins
2 11 (39.29%) Log4j
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) WebOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Web Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) ETL Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Java Applications Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Java Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Linux Operator
4 1 (3.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Linux Operator
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Web Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Web Applications Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Web Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (96.43%) .NET
1 27 (96.43%) J2EE
2 26 (92.86%) Servlets
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Linux
2 12 (42.86%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) AIX
3 11 (39.29%) Solaris
4 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Configuration Management
2 26 (92.86%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (53.57%) DevOps
3 15 (53.57%) Web Operations
4 13 (46.43%) Automated Testing
4 13 (46.43%) Unit Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (21.43%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.57%) Document Management
6 1 (3.57%) ETL
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (96.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
3 15 (53.57%) Google
4 11 (39.29%) Axway
4 11 (39.29%) Genesys
4 11 (39.29%) Informatica
4 11 (39.29%) Oracle
5 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (25.00%) SAP
6 6 (21.43%) Siebel
6 6 (21.43%) Sun
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Intel Security