The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 143 122 135
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing Xen 1 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% 0.043% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.40% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate £418 £450 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +44.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
356 251 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.75% 10.79% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 113 143
Average daily rate £366 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £179 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 37 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £47.50 £36.25
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 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 18 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
Dorset - 1 £418 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) SpamAssassin
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) KVM
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (25.00%) KVM
2 1 (25.00%) Samba
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) NFS
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix