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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank - 234 229
Contract jobs citing Xen 0 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category - 1.22% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Average daily rate
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- £238 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -44.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £369 £425
% change year-on-year
-21.35% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1218 1063 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.30% 11.54% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 484 470
Average daily rate £365 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 151 173
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -11.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.84 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.34%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas File System
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) iptables
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) NFS
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas File System
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (50.00%) iptables
2 1 (50.00%) NFS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec