The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Scotland 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank - - 105
Contract jobs citing Xen 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - - 0.076%
As % of the System Software category - - 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
246 155 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.95% 6.29% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 68 67
Average daily rate £325 £364 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £258 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.35 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £55.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Xen
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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
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) ProC
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) RHEV

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) ProC
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) RHEV
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware