The first table below looks at the demand for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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.

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 526 512 520
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Xen 61 32 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.067% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 0.73% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 46
Average daily rate £400 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £238 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £468 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Xen
Daily Rate Trend

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Xen
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Xen within the UK.

Xen Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Xen
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the UK 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
England -61 56 £400 -5.88% 18
London +3 29 £450 +20.00% 12
South East -6 12 £175 -58.82% 2
City of London -3 11 £425 -10.52% 3
West Yorkshire -13 8 £363 +162.68%
Yorkshire -22 8 £363 -14.70%
Leeds - 8 £363 -
Brighton - 5 £175 -
East Sussex - 5 £175 -
Berkshire -8 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 £388 -
Bracknell -1 2 - -
Surrey -8 2 £315 -25.88%
Hertfordshire -9 1 £490 +50.76%
South West -21 1 £418 -7.22% 1
East of England -34 1 £490 +50.76% 1
Dorset - 1 £418 -
Bournemouth - 1 £418 -
Slough - 1 - -
Stafford - - - -
Telford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Andover - - - -
Barnsley - - - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 66 (61.68%) VMware
2 53 (49.53%) Linux
3 51 (47.66%) Windows
3 51 (47.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (42.99%) Citrix
5 42 (39.25%) Microsoft
6 34 (31.78%) MS Exchange
7 30 (28.04%) Oracle
7 30 (28.04%) Hyper-V
8 28 (26.17%) Puppet
8 28 (26.17%) MySQL
8 28 (26.17%) Active Directory
9 27 (25.23%) SAN
9 27 (25.23%) TCP/IP
9 27 (25.23%) Cisco
9 27 (25.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (22.43%) XenServer
10 24 (22.43%) Red Hat
10 24 (22.43%) EMC
10 24 (22.43%) Firewall
11 23 (21.50%) CentOS
12 22 (20.56%) HP
12 22 (20.56%) DNS
12 22 (20.56%) UNIX
13 21 (19.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (19.63%) vSphere
13 21 (19.63%) KVM
14 19 (17.76%) XenApp
14 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
14 19 (17.76%) Python

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 34 (31.78%) MS Exchange
2 15 (14.02%) Apache
3 11 (10.28%) Lync
3 11 (10.28%) Tomcat
4 10 (9.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.35%) nginx
5 8 (7.48%) WebSphere
6 6 (5.61%) OpenStack
7 5 (4.67%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.74%) IIS
8 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (3.74%) Jetty
9 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.93%) Confluence
11 1 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.93%) WorkSite
Applications
1 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.21%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (9.35%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (5.61%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.80%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.93%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.23%) SAN
1 27 (25.23%) TCP/IP
2 24 (22.43%) Firewall
3 22 (20.56%) DNS
4 16 (14.95%) IPsec
5 14 (13.08%) VPN
6 11 (10.28%) MPLS
7 10 (9.35%) Wireless
7 10 (9.35%) DHCP
7 10 (9.35%) NAS
8 8 (7.48%) LDAP
9 7 (6.54%) HTTP
9 7 (6.54%) WAN
10 6 (5.61%) BIG-IP
10 6 (5.61%) FTP
10 6 (5.61%) LAN
10 6 (5.61%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (4.67%) iSCSI
11 5 (4.67%) SNMP
11 5 (4.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.17%) MySQL
2 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
3 11 (10.28%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (8.41%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.61%) Redis
7 5 (4.67%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.80%) SQLPlus
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.93%) KDB
10 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.54%) Subversion
3 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.87%) JIRA
5 1 (0.93%) Hudson
5 1 (0.93%) Gradle
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.93%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.93%) Ant
5 1 (0.93%) JUnit
5 1 (0.93%) ProC
5 1 (0.93%) JMeter
5 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 11 (10.28%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Games
2 5 (4.67%) Electronics
3 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.80%) Law
4 2 (1.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) French Language
5 1 (0.93%) German Language
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (15.89%) Analyst
2 16 (14.95%) Architect
3 11 (10.28%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (9.35%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (8.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.41%) Consultant
6 8 (7.48%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Administrator
6 8 (7.48%) Operations Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) Citrix Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (5.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.61%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.67%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (3.74%) Citrix Support
9 4 (3.74%) Citrix Support Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) XMPP
2 6 (5.61%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (3.74%) Servlets
3 4 (3.74%) J2EE
4 3 (2.80%) .NET
5 2 (1.87%) Middleware
6 1 (0.93%) wxWidgets
6 1 (0.93%) Sinatra
6 1 (0.93%) CORBA
6 1 (0.93%) SOAP
6 1 (0.93%) Web Services
6 1 (0.93%) ADO
6 1 (0.93%) CPAN
6 1 (0.93%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.93%) LAMP
6 1 (0.93%) Xerces
6 1 (0.93%) Xalan
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Blackberry
2 11 (10.28%) Thin Client
2 11 (10.28%) Fat Client
3 8 (7.48%) Clustering
4 7 (6.54%) Open Source
4 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.67%) Online Games
6 4 (3.74%) Replication
7 2 (1.87%) Handset
7 2 (1.87%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.93%) DTV
8 1 (0.93%) IVR
8 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (49.53%) Linux
2 51 (47.66%) Windows
3 27 (25.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (21.50%) CentOS
5 22 (20.56%) UNIX
6 21 (19.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (12.15%) Solaris
9 8 (7.48%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (5.61%) SUSE
12 5 (4.67%) Fedora
13 4 (3.74%) Debian
14 3 (2.80%) Windows 7
15 2 (1.87%) AIX
16 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.93%) OpenSolaris
16 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.02%) Configuration Management
2 13 (12.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (9.35%) Data Management
3 10 (9.35%) Master Data Management
3 10 (9.35%) Mobile Device Management
3 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (8.41%) TOGAF
5 8 (7.48%) Business Continuity
5 8 (7.48%) ITIL
5 8 (7.48%) Project Management
5 8 (7.48%) BCP
6 7 (6.54%) Performance Management
6 7 (6.54%) Business Continuity Planning
6 7 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.54%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.61%) Migration
8 5 (4.67%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.67%) Kanban
8 5 (4.67%) OOP
8 5 (4.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.76%) Python
2 18 (16.82%) Ruby
3 17 (15.89%) Bash Shell
3 17 (15.89%) Perl
3 17 (15.89%) SQL
4 15 (14.02%) Java
5 9 (8.41%) C
5 9 (8.41%) Korn
6 8 (7.48%) AWK
7 6 (5.61%) VB
7 6 (5.61%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.67%) sed
8 5 (4.67%) C++
9 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.87%) PHP
10 2 (1.87%) C-shell
11 1 (0.93%) VBScript
11 1 (0.93%) C#
11 1 (0.93%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) Degree
2 7 (6.54%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (5.61%) CCA
4 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.87%) CCNA
5 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) VCDX
5 1 (0.93%) CCIA
5 1 (0.93%) MCSE
5 1 (0.93%) CCIE
5 1 (0.93%) CCNP
5 1 (0.93%) RHCE
5 1 (0.93%) CCVP
5 1 (0.93%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (47.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (28.04%) Hyper-V
3 28 (26.17%) Active Directory
4 24 (22.43%) XenServer
5 21 (19.63%) vSphere
5 21 (19.63%) KVM
6 19 (17.76%) XenApp
7 18 (16.82%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (12.15%) VMware ESX
9 12 (11.21%) NFS
10 9 (8.41%) XenDesktop
10 9 (8.41%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (6.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (5.61%) Samba
12 6 (5.61%) vCloud
13 5 (4.67%) Varnish
13 5 (4.67%) VMware Server
14 4 (3.74%) Sendmail
15 3 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 28 (26.17%) Puppet
2 14 (13.08%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (7.48%) Nagios
3 8 (7.48%) Cobbler
4 6 (5.61%) HAProxy
4 6 (5.61%) SCCM
5 5 (4.67%) SCOM
5 5 (4.67%) Vagrant
5 5 (4.67%) collectd
5 5 (4.67%) StatsD
5 5 (4.67%) Tivoli
6 4 (3.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (3.74%) Capistrano
7 3 (2.80%) Data Guard
7 3 (2.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.80%) Ansible
7 3 (2.80%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.80%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.87%) WSUS
8 2 (1.87%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 66 (61.68%) VMware
2 46 (42.99%) Citrix
3 42 (39.25%) Microsoft
4 30 (28.04%) Oracle
5 27 (25.23%) Cisco
6 24 (22.43%) Red Hat
6 24 (22.43%) EMC
7 22 (20.56%) HP
8 17 (15.89%) IBM
9 13 (12.15%) NetApp
10 8 (7.48%) Veritas
11 7 (6.54%) Intel
11 7 (6.54%) Google
12 6 (5.61%) Sun
13 5 (4.67%) Splunk
13 5 (4.67%) Rackspace
13 5 (4.67%) Dell
13 5 (4.67%) Symantec
14 4 (3.74%) Infoblox
14 4 (3.74%) Egenera
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