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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 131 - 112
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Xen 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.100% - 0.098%
As % of the System Software category 1.08% - 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£290 - £383
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 - £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £363 £419
% change year-on-year
-24.13% -13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
279 306 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.28% 10.33% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 182 124
Average daily rate £313 £375 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 31
Average hourly rate £20.19 £14.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.17% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £36.75 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 2015. 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
Bristol - 2 £285 - 8
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) CentOS
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (42.86%) AppSense
2 3 (42.86%) Debian
2 3 (42.86%) Wyse
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) VMS
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec
2 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (42.86%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) Lync
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
1 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) CentOS
2 3 (42.86%) Debian
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) VMS
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Python
1 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) BitLocker
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
1 3 (42.86%) Bcfg2
1 3 (42.86%) Ganeti
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 1 (14.29%) WSUS
3 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) AppSense
2 3 (42.86%) Wyse
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) Acronis