The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank - 146 125
Contract jobs citing Xen 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.031% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category - 0.34% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £130 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -52.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £293 £298
% change year-on-year
+47.00% -1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00
Xen
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
326 297 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.84% 9.30% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 141 97
Average daily rate £335 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 39
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £10.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the South West region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Xen
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the South West region.

Xen Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Servlets
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) FTP
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Google
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Jetty
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) nginx
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (100.00%) Google App Engine
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Jetty
1 2 (100.00%) nginx
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (100.00%) Google App Engine
1 2 (100.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) FTP
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Coaching
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Google
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware