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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 146 102 120
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +18
Contract jobs citing Xen 2 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.060% 0.089% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 1.05% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 11
Average daily rate
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£308 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
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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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
355 191 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.67% 8.54% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 105 133
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 29
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £27.25 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Somerset - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) LDAP
1 3 (100.00%) NFS
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) Samba
1 3 (100.00%) Debian
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VLE
1 3 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 3 (100.00%) Drupal
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) CentOS
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Postfix
1 3 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 3 (100.00%) Moodle
1 3 (100.00%) Scientific Linux
1 3 (100.00%) KVM

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) Drupal
1 3 (100.00%) Moodle
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Debian
1 3 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 3 (100.00%) CentOS
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Scientific Linux
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) Python
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) NFS
1 3 (100.00%) Samba
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Postfix
1 3 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 3 (100.00%) KVM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) VMware