The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North East 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 62 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Xen 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.31% - -
As % of the System Software category 2.74% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
System Software Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
73 29 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.16% 9.57% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 11 25
Average daily rate £282 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £301 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.13 £11.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.17% +38.41%
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 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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CCA
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) BCP
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) BCP
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCA
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware