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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 246 237 240
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Xen 9 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.094% 0.046% 0.094%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% 0.36% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
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£425 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 - £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
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
1220 1115 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.73% 12.83% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 525 386
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £184 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 157 164
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.90 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 5 £450 - 1
Berkshire +9 1 £225 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Linux
3 13 (56.52%) Citrix
3 13 (56.52%) VMware
4 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (43.48%) Cisco
6 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
6 9 (39.13%) Firewall
6 9 (39.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
8 7 (30.43%) IBM
8 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
8 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle
9 6 (26.09%) Apache
9 6 (26.09%) Blackberry
9 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
10 5 (21.74%) BIG-IP
10 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (21.74%) MPLS
10 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (21.74%) Symantec
10 5 (21.74%) MS Office
10 5 (21.74%) SAN
10 5 (21.74%) LAN
10 5 (21.74%) WAN

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) Apache
3 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (4.35%) Lync
7 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) WorkSite
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) BIG-IP
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (21.74%) LAN
2 5 (21.74%) WAN
2 5 (21.74%) SAN
2 5 (21.74%) MPLS
3 4 (17.39%) DSL
4 3 (13.04%) NAS
5 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) OSPF
6 1 (4.35%) BGP
6 1 (4.35%) DHCP
6 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) DNS
6 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) SQLPlus
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Analyst
1 3 (13.04%) Consultant
1 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
2 2 (8.70%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) C++ Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Blackberry
2 4 (17.39%) Device Driver
2 4 (17.39%) Fat Client
2 4 (17.39%) Thin Client
3 3 (13.04%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Linux
3 9 (39.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (17.39%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (17.39%) zOS
6 4 (17.39%) UNIX
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (13.04%) Solaris
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Document Management
4 1 (4.35%) Benchmarking
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITSM
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
2 4 (17.39%) C
2 4 (17.39%) C++
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) PHP
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.04%) AWK
3 3 (13.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCSE
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) CCNA
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
4 4 (17.39%) NLBS
5 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.35%) DFS Replication
6 1 (4.35%) vSphere
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) WSUS
2 3 (13.04%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (13.04%) Tivoli
2 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 3 (13.04%) Cobbler
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (13.04%) Nessus
3 2 (8.70%) Plesk
4 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (4.35%) ZENworks
4 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.35%) Foglight
4 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Citrix
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco
3 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
4 7 (30.43%) IBM
4 7 (30.43%) Oracle
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 5 (21.74%) Symantec
6 3 (13.04%) Sun
6 3 (13.04%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) EMC
8 1 (4.35%) HP
8 1 (4.35%) NetIQ
8 1 (4.35%) Altiris
8 1 (4.35%) Veeam
8 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.35%) F5