The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 233 230 240
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Xen 13 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.059% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.19% 0.52% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 10
Average daily rate £175 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.82% +54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 - -
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1092 968 854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.04% 11.39% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 453 363
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £185 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 178 117
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £11.33 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Xen
England

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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Xen Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
East Sussex - 5 £175 -
Berkshire -8 4 - - 1
Surrey -13 2 £315 -25.88%
West Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) VMware
4 8 (40.00%) Korn
4 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (40.00%) UNIX
4 8 (40.00%) Solaris
4 8 (40.00%) Perl
4 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (40.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (35.00%) Citrix
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle
6 6 (30.00%) NFS
6 6 (30.00%) VB
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 6 (30.00%) Project Management
7 5 (25.00%) SNMP
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) C
7 5 (25.00%) XenApp
7 5 (25.00%) XenServer
7 5 (25.00%) XenDesktop
8 4 (20.00%) Egenera
8 4 (20.00%) Samba
8 4 (20.00%) Puppet
8 4 (20.00%) Java
8 4 (20.00%) SMTP
8 4 (20.00%) IBM
8 4 (20.00%) EMC

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.00%) Lync
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) SNMP
3 4 (20.00%) SMTP
4 2 (10.00%) NAS
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) NFC
5 1 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) QSIG
5 1 (5.00%) H.323
5 1 (5.00%) SSH
5 1 (5.00%) IPv4
5 1 (5.00%) IPv6
5 1 (5.00%) CTI
5 1 (5.00%) DPNSS
5 1 (5.00%) LDAP
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQLPlus
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (5.00%) Ant
2 1 (5.00%) Hudson
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (5.00%) Gradle
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix Support
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Citrix Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Principle Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (5.00%) CPAN
2 1 (5.00%) ADO
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
1 2 (10.00%) Handset
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Wiki
2 1 (5.00%) IVR
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (40.00%) UNIX
3 8 (40.00%) Solaris
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 2 (10.00%) UML
2 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.00%) System Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Kanban
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Web Development
3 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.00%) BCP
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) B2B
3 1 (5.00%) SOA
3 1 (5.00%) Network Management
3 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Korn
1 8 (40.00%) Perl
1 8 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (30.00%) VB
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) C
4 4 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) AWK
5 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) VBScript
6 1 (5.00%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCVP
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (30.00%) NFS
3 5 (25.00%) XenApp
3 5 (25.00%) XenServer
3 5 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (20.00%) Samba
4 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (20.00%) VMware Server
5 2 (10.00%) KVM
6 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.00%) Sendmail
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (15.00%) Cobbler
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) YUM
3 1 (5.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 4 (20.00%) Egenera
4 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 4 (20.00%) EMC
4 4 (20.00%) Sun
5 3 (15.00%) Fujitsu
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco
6 2 (10.00%) Perforce
7 1 (5.00%) Google
7 1 (5.00%) Avaya
7 1 (5.00%) BEA
7 1 (5.00%) Intel
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) Veritas
7 1 (5.00%) Vignette