The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 91 88 84
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Xen 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.46% 0.075% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 3.54% 0.46% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£450 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Xen
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

System Software Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
198 219 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 13.09% 16.53% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 139 82
Average daily rate £350 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.75 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% -16.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £10.58 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £27.75 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Xen
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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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
Epsom - - - -
Xen
South East

Xen
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 6 (85.71%) C
2 6 (85.71%) C++
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Device Driver
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Embedded Linux
2 6 (85.71%) DV Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) Cyber Security
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Cyber Security
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C
1 6 (85.71%) C++
1 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) DV Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware