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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 231 208 237
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +29
Contract jobs citing Xen 14 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.36% 2.47% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 11
Average daily rate
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£288 £354 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.67% +66.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £337 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £383 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £342 £373
% change year-on-year
-12.28% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1026 1132 822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.15% 13.31% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 560 352
Average daily rate £325 £335 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 154 138
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £32.35 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Berkshire -11 10 £201 -43.28% 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
Surrey - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (64.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Linux
3 14 (56.00%) Citrix
4 13 (52.00%) Red Hat
4 13 (52.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (44.00%) Oracle
6 10 (40.00%) IBM
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco
7 9 (36.00%) VMware
8 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (28.00%) Bash Shell
9 7 (28.00%) Puppet
9 7 (28.00%) Korn
9 7 (28.00%) Sun
9 7 (28.00%) Apache
9 7 (28.00%) Perl
9 7 (28.00%) UNIX
9 7 (28.00%) Solaris
10 6 (24.00%) SQL
10 6 (24.00%) Tivoli
10 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
10 6 (24.00%) SQLPlus
10 6 (24.00%) AWK
10 6 (24.00%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (24.00%) Cobbler
10 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
11 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 5 (20.00%) XenApp
11 5 (20.00%) Firewall

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (28.00%) Apache
2 5 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.00%) Confluence
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) SAN
1 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) BIG-IP
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (16.00%) MPLS
2 4 (16.00%) DSL
2 4 (16.00%) LAN
2 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 4 (16.00%) NAS
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 2 (8.00%) NFC
3 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.00%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
4 1 (4.00%) SSH
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQLPlus
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Hudson
2 1 (4.00%) Gradle
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (4.00%) Ant
2 1 (4.00%) IntelliJ
General
1 3 (12.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix Support
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Citrix Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
1 2 (8.00%) LAMP
2 1 (4.00%) CPAN
2 1 (4.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (16.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.00%) EqualLogic
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Handset
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
4 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Linux
3 13 (52.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (28.00%) UNIX
4 7 (28.00%) Solaris
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.00%) zOS
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.00%) CentOS
8 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Project Management
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) UML
2 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.00%) System Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.00%) Kanban
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
3 1 (4.00%) ITSM
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Perl
1 7 (28.00%) Korn
1 7 (28.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (24.00%) AWK
3 4 (16.00%) C
4 3 (12.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) MCSE
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCSA
3 1 (4.00%) CCIA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.00%) XenApp
3 4 (16.00%) XenServer
3 4 (16.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (16.00%) NLBS
3 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.00%) NFS
4 2 (8.00%) KVM
5 1 (4.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Puppet
2 6 (24.00%) Cobbler
2 6 (24.00%) Tivoli
3 4 (16.00%) WSUS
4 3 (12.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (12.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (12.00%) Nessus
5 2 (8.00%) Plesk
6 1 (4.00%) YUM
6 1 (4.00%) XenMobile
6 1 (4.00%) Nagios
6 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Citrix
2 13 (52.00%) Red Hat
3 11 (44.00%) Oracle
4 10 (40.00%) IBM
5 9 (36.00%) VMware
5 9 (36.00%) Cisco
6 7 (28.00%) Sun
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (12.00%) Symantec
8 3 (12.00%) NetApp
9 2 (8.00%) Perforce
10 1 (4.00%) Veritas
10 1 (4.00%) BEA
10 1 (4.00%) Vignette
10 1 (4.00%) SAP
10 1 (4.00%) HP
10 1 (4.00%) Dell
10 1 (4.00%) EMC
10 1 (4.00%) Google
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Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
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