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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 252 226 215
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -11
Contract jobs citing Xen 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.032% 0.083% 0.026%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.71% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£374 £253 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.01% -14.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +9.62%
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England

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
1076 992 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.65% 11.80% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 460 382
Average daily rate £350 £314 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 144 169
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £35.00
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 £500 -
Berkshire -4 1 £248 -25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (64.29%) Firewall
4 8 (57.14%) Device Driver
4 8 (57.14%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
4 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 8 (57.14%) C
4 8 (57.14%) C++
4 8 (57.14%) Bash Shell
5 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (28.57%) Citrix
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) Cyber Security
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 3 (21.43%) Symantec
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (14.29%) UNIX
8 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
8 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
8 2 (14.29%) HP
8 2 (14.29%) EMC
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (14.29%) SAN
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco
8 2 (14.29%) MCSE
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) MPLS
3 1 (7.14%) OSPF
3 1 (7.14%) BGP
3 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Device Driver
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) UNIX
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.14%) Android
6 1 (7.14%) Solaris
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) Cyber Security
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C
1 8 (57.14%) C++
1 8 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas File System
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) ZENworks
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.14%) Foglight
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Veritas
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) NetIQ
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) Altiris
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) F5