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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 121 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Xen 22 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.099% -
As % of the System Software category 5.47% 1.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
Median daily rate £638 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+119.82% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £275 £363
% change year-on-year
+90.90% -24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
402 293 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.51% 9.68% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 147 179
Median daily rate £370 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 40
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.19 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.68% +44.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £12.55 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £27.35 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Xen as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +9 14 £600 +71.42% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £638 -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Xen.

1 23 (100.00%) VMware
1 23 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (95.65%) Migration
2 22 (95.65%) Citrix
3 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
4 20 (86.96%) SOA
4 20 (86.96%) WSDL
4 20 (86.96%) Web Services
4 20 (86.96%) XML
4 20 (86.96%) XSD
4 20 (86.96%) REST
5 19 (82.61%) TOGAF
6 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (78.26%) Security Cleared
7 16 (69.57%) MODAF
8 13 (56.52%) JIRA
8 13 (56.52%) Data Migration
8 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
8 13 (56.52%) Zachman Framework
8 13 (56.52%) Maven
8 13 (56.52%) GitHub
8 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
8 13 (56.52%) Confluence
9 12 (52.17%) HL7
10 10 (43.48%) NHS
11 9 (39.13%) SAN
11 9 (39.13%) Windows
12 8 (34.78%) Oracle
12 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
12 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (56.52%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (56.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Multicast
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (26.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Jenkins
1 13 (56.52%) JIRA
1 13 (56.52%) Maven
2 7 (30.43%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Architect
2 8 (34.78%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Data Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Applications Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Web Applications Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) REST
1 20 (86.96%) Web Services
1 20 (86.96%) WSDL
1 20 (86.96%) XML
1 20 (86.96%) XSD
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) NHS
2 8 (34.78%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Migration
2 20 (86.96%) SOA
3 19 (82.61%) TOGAF
4 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (69.57%) MODAF
6 13 (56.52%) Data Migration
6 13 (56.52%) Zachman Framework
7 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (26.09%) Data Architecture
8 6 (26.09%) Data Modelling
9 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
10 1 (4.35%) High Availability
10 1 (4.35%) ITIL
10 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
10 1 (4.35%) ITSM
10 1 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
10 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
10 1 (4.35%) Service Management
10 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) MCSA
3 7 (30.43%) MCSD
3 7 (30.43%) MCSE
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
3 7 (30.43%) Docker
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Hyperic
1 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (95.65%) Citrix
3 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
6 1 (4.35%) Riverbed