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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 231 222 239
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing Xen 8 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.087% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.78% 1.52% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
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£213 £365 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.71% +82.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £341 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £385 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.10% -7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
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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
1032 1116 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.25% 12.56% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 564 388
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 126 135
Average hourly rate £15.73 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £31.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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
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 20 August 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
Berkshire -3 8 £213 -41.71% 2
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Linux
3 13 (56.52%) Red Hat
3 13 (56.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (52.17%) Citrix
5 11 (47.83%) Oracle
6 10 (43.48%) IBM
6 10 (43.48%) VMware
7 9 (39.13%) Cisco
7 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
8 7 (30.43%) Puppet
8 7 (30.43%) Sun
8 7 (30.43%) Apache
8 7 (30.43%) Perl
8 7 (30.43%) UNIX
8 7 (30.43%) Solaris
8 7 (30.43%) Korn
9 6 (26.09%) AWK
9 6 (26.09%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) Tivoli
9 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
9 6 (26.09%) SQLPlus
9 6 (26.09%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (26.09%) Cobbler
9 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
9 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
10 5 (21.74%) SAN
10 5 (21.74%) Active Directory

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (30.43%) Apache
2 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
3 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 4 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) SAN
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (17.39%) MPLS
2 4 (17.39%) DSL
2 4 (17.39%) LAN
2 4 (17.39%) WAN
2 4 (17.39%) NAS
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) NFC
3 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (4.35%) VLAN
4 1 (4.35%) SSH
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQLPlus
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Hudson
2 1 (4.35%) Gradle
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (4.35%) Ant
2 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
General
1 3 (13.04%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Analyst
1 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
2 2 (8.70%) Administrator
2 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Wintel Specialist
2 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Software Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Principal Software Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Citrix Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
1 2 (8.70%) LAMP
2 1 (4.35%) CPAN
2 1 (4.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Thin Client
1 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
1 4 (17.39%) Fat Client
2 3 (13.04%) EqualLogic
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Handset
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) DTV
4 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Linux
3 13 (56.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (30.43%) UNIX
4 7 (30.43%) Solaris
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 4 (17.39%) zOS
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.35%) CentOS
8 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL
1 2 (8.70%) UML
1 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
1 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
2 1 (4.35%) System Testing
2 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
2 1 (4.35%) Kanban
2 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (4.35%) Project Management
2 1 (4.35%) Service Management
2 1 (4.35%) ITSM
2 1 (4.35%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
2 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.35%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Perl
1 7 (30.43%) Korn
1 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
2 6 (26.09%) AWK
3 3 (13.04%) C
3 3 (13.04%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCSE
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) CCIA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) NLBS
5 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 2 (8.70%) NFS
5 2 (8.70%) KVM
6 1 (4.35%) XenServer
6 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.35%) DFS Replication
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (4.35%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Puppet
2 6 (26.09%) Cobbler
2 6 (26.09%) Tivoli
3 4 (17.39%) WSUS
4 3 (13.04%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (13.04%) Nessus
5 2 (8.70%) Plesk
6 1 (4.35%) YUM
6 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
6 1 (4.35%) Nagios
6 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Red Hat
2 12 (52.17%) Citrix
3 11 (47.83%) Oracle
4 10 (43.48%) IBM
4 10 (43.48%) VMware
5 9 (39.13%) Cisco
6 7 (30.43%) Sun
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
8 3 (13.04%) Symantec
8 3 (13.04%) NetApp
9 2 (8.70%) Perforce
10 1 (4.35%) Veritas
10 1 (4.35%) BEA
10 1 (4.35%) Vignette
10 1 (4.35%) SAP
10 1 (4.35%) HP
10 1 (4.35%) Dell
10 1 (4.35%) EMC
10 1 (4.35%) Google
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Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago