The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Xen Project
Rank 247 228 222
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing Xen 10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 0.80% 0.80% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 6
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£450 £330 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £330 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £330 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £298 £390
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -23.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.75
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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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1247 1128 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.58% 13.23% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 523 367
Average daily rate £360 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 159 176
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £27.32 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Xen
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the South East region.

Xen Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Xen
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Surrey +2 7 £450 - 1
Berkshire -4 1 £248 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 14 (73.68%) Linux
1 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 8 (42.11%) C
4 8 (42.11%) C++
4 8 (42.11%) Device Driver
4 8 (42.11%) DV Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (42.11%) Bash Shell
5 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) Citrix
6 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (21.05%) Cyber Security
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco
7 4 (21.05%) Apache
8 3 (15.79%) MCSE
8 3 (15.79%) PHP
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle
8 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (15.79%) Symantec
8 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) Lync
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (10.53%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) OSPF
4 1 (5.26%) BGP
4 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Wintel Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) LAMP
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Device Driver
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (10.53%) UNIX
7 2 (10.53%) zOS
8 1 (5.26%) Solaris
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
8 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
2 4 (21.05%) Cyber Security
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Document Management
3 1 (5.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C
1 8 (42.11%) C++
1 8 (42.11%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) DV Cleared
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) MCSE
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) NFS
5 1 (5.26%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas File System
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (5.26%) XenApp
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Plesk
1 2 (10.53%) Nessus
2 1 (5.26%) ZENworks
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) Foglight
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec
6 2 (10.53%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) EMC
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.26%) NetIQ
7 1 (5.26%) Veritas
7 1 (5.26%) Altiris
7 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.26%) F5