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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Xen 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.81% - -
As % of the System Software category 13.04% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
46 72 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.20% 11.23% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 48 11
Average daily rate £320 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.80% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.68 £14.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -23.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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
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 28 April 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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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 - 5 £275 -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Apache
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 6 (75.00%) SSL
3 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (75.00%) IPsec
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) J2EE
3 6 (75.00%) IIS
3 6 (75.00%) Servlets
3 6 (75.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (75.00%) DHCP
3 6 (75.00%) FTP
3 6 (75.00%) HTTP
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) Google
3 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (75.00%) Jetty
3 6 (75.00%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (75.00%) nginx
3 6 (75.00%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (75.00%) Google App Engine
3 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) Jenkins

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Apache
2 6 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (75.00%) Jetty
2 6 (75.00%) nginx
2 6 (75.00%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (75.00%) Google App Engine
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (75.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
1 6 (75.00%) FTP
1 6 (75.00%) HTTP
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
1 6 (75.00%) SSL
1 6 (75.00%) IPsec
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Release Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
1 1 (12.50%) Linux Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) J2EE
2 6 (75.00%) Servlets
3 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) KVM
2 1 (12.50%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Puppet
1 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat