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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Xen Project
Rank 70 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing Xen 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.093% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 0.69% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£248 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £303 £390
% change year-on-year
+48.76% -22.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
148 144 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.30% 13.36% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 69 48
Average daily rate £450 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £14.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) zOS
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (60.00%) Nessus
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) NFS
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (80.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (80.00%) zOS
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas File System
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Nessus
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) VMware