The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 123 131 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Xen 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.038% -
As % of the System Software category 1.57% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+286.36% -
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 -
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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 Scotland region.

System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
254 242 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.40% 9.16% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 88 75
Average daily rate £322 £326 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 8
Average hourly rate £29.09 £15.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.64% +8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £29.17 £20.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Xen
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
Edinburgh +5 4 £425 +286.36%
Xen
UK

Xen
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (75.00%) Network Project Manager
2 3 (75.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Delivery Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix