The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 79 67 75
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing Xen 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.10% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.81% 0.74% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £248 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £293 £298
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00
Xen
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
123 136 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.46% 15.85% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 55
Average daily rate £340 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 15
Average hourly rate £55.55 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.87% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.86 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Xen
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) KVM

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) KVM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) VMware