The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Xen Project
Rank 529 528 510
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing Xen 63 42 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.082% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.20% 0.81% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 28
Average daily rate
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£413 £305 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -9.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £275 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £400 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £298 £383
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.75

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5242 5201 4496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.16% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2678 2109
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 622 757
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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
England -7 63 £413 +35.13% 10
London +32 46 £375 +22.85% 7
City of London +10 11 £320 +11.20% 1
South East -31 8 £450 +36.36% 1
Surrey 0 5 £450 -
North West -9 2 - -
Yorkshire -10 2 £438 +36.71% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £438 -
Sheffield - 2 £438 -
Reading +16 1 £248 -
Berkshire -9 1 £248 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
Wimbledon - 1 £425 -
Scotland - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Luton - - - -
Andover - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Peterborough - - - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 96 (73.85%) VMware
2 81 (62.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (55.38%) Windows
4 70 (53.85%) Linux
5 49 (37.69%) Active Directory
5 49 (37.69%) Citrix
6 48 (36.92%) Hyper-V
7 45 (34.62%) Microsoft
8 43 (33.08%) MS Exchange
9 41 (31.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (30.77%) Cisco
11 36 (27.69%) SAN
12 33 (25.38%) Puppet
13 32 (24.62%) Firewall
14 29 (22.31%) XenApp
15 28 (21.54%) DNS
16 26 (20.00%) TCP/IP
16 26 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (20.00%) Windows 7
17 25 (19.23%) DevOps
17 25 (19.23%) LAN
18 24 (18.46%) Apache
18 24 (18.46%) Java
18 24 (18.46%) Blackberry
19 22 (16.92%) NetApp
19 22 (16.92%) HTTP
19 22 (16.92%) NFS
20 21 (16.15%) WAN
20 21 (16.15%) SQL
20 21 (16.15%) ITIL

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 43 (33.08%) MS Exchange
2 24 (18.46%) Apache
3 20 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (13.85%) Tomcat
5 15 (11.54%) WebSphere
5 15 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (9.23%) nginx
6 12 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (7.69%) OpenStack
8 9 (6.92%) IIS
9 8 (6.15%) Jetty
10 7 (5.38%) Node.js
11 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (3.08%) Lync
14 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
14 3 (2.31%) JBoss
14 3 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (13.85%) MS Office
2 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) RMDS
2 1 (0.77%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.31%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (10.77%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (7.69%) Google App Engine
4 8 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (4.62%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.31%) SaaS
7 2 (1.54%) PaaS
7 2 (1.54%) Office 365
7 2 (1.54%) Route 53
7 2 (1.54%) GitHub
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 36 (27.69%) SAN
2 32 (24.62%) Firewall
3 28 (21.54%) DNS
4 26 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 25 (19.23%) LAN
6 22 (16.92%) HTTP
7 21 (16.15%) WAN
8 19 (14.62%) iSCSI
9 17 (13.08%) DHCP
10 15 (11.54%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (10.77%) NAS
11 14 (10.77%) SSL
12 13 (10.00%) MPLS
12 13 (10.00%) BIG-IP
13 11 (8.46%) FTP
14 10 (7.69%) IPsec
14 10 (7.69%) DSL
15 9 (6.92%) FCoE
15 9 (6.92%) Multicast
16 5 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.08%) MySQL
2 12 (9.23%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.62%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.62%) Redis
5 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.08%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.08%) HBase
7 3 (2.31%) DB2
7 3 (2.31%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 19 (14.62%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.85%) Subversion
4 3 (2.31%) Selenium
4 3 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.31%) Hudson
5 2 (1.54%) GitLab
6 1 (0.77%) Maven
6 1 (0.77%) MSI
General
1 17 (13.08%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Games
3 7 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.62%) Banking
5 5 (3.85%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.08%) Publishing
7 2 (1.54%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.54%) Law
7 2 (1.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (12.31%) Analyst
2 15 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
2 15 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (9.23%) Support Engineer
3 12 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (6.92%) Architect
4 9 (6.92%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (6.15%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.62%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.62%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Citrix Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.92%) .NET
2 8 (6.15%) J2EE
2 8 (6.15%) Servlets
3 5 (3.85%) XML
3 5 (3.85%) XSLT
3 5 (3.85%) Rendezvous
3 5 (3.85%) Middleware
3 5 (3.85%) HTML
4 4 (3.08%) libvirt
4 4 (3.08%) LAMP
5 3 (2.31%) Web Services
6 2 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.46%) Blackberry
2 15 (11.54%) Thin Client
2 15 (11.54%) Fat Client
3 12 (9.23%) Open Source
4 11 (8.46%) Online Games
5 8 (6.15%) Device Driver
6 6 (4.62%) Clustering
7 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.54%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.77%) VLE
10 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 72 (55.38%) Windows
2 70 (53.85%) Linux
3 41 (31.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 18 (13.85%) UNIX
6 15 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (10.00%) Solaris
8 12 (9.23%) CentOS
9 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (6.92%) Ubuntu
11 8 (6.15%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (4.62%) Windows XP
13 4 (3.08%) Debian
14 3 (2.31%) Windows Vista
14 3 (2.31%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.54%) Android
15 2 (1.54%) Mac OS
15 2 (1.54%) VMS
16 1 (0.77%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.23%) DevOps
2 21 (16.15%) ITIL
2 21 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (13.85%) Configuration Management
5 12 (9.23%) Migration
5 12 (9.23%) Problem Management
6 10 (7.69%) Performance Management
6 10 (7.69%) Service Management
7 9 (6.92%) Benchmarking
7 9 (6.92%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (5.38%) ITSM
9 7 (5.38%) Workflow
9 7 (5.38%) BCP
9 7 (5.38%) Business Continuity
9 7 (5.38%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.38%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.46%) Java
2 21 (16.15%) SQL
3 20 (15.38%) Python
4 14 (10.77%) Ruby
5 12 (9.23%) Perl
6 11 (8.46%) Bash Shell
7 10 (7.69%) C
8 8 (6.15%) PHP
8 8 (6.15%) C++
9 7 (5.38%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.54%) Golang
12 1 (0.77%) C#
12 1 (0.77%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (14.62%) MCSE
3 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.15%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.15%) MCSA
5 6 (4.62%) CCA
5 6 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.08%) MCITP
7 4 (3.08%) Degree
8 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.31%) CCNA
9 2 (1.54%) MCP
9 2 (1.54%) CCNP
9 2 (1.54%) RHCT
9 2 (1.54%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.77%) SLA
1 1 (0.77%) QA
1 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (62.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (37.69%) Active Directory
3 48 (36.92%) Hyper-V
4 29 (22.31%) XenApp
5 22 (16.92%) NFS
6 16 (12.31%) KVM
7 13 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 11 (8.46%) vSphere
9 10 (7.69%) NLBS
10 8 (6.15%) XenDesktop
11 7 (5.38%) Postfix
11 7 (5.38%) SRDF
12 5 (3.85%) Docker
12 5 (3.85%) Sendmail
12 5 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (3.85%) VMware ESX
13 2 (1.54%) Squid
13 2 (1.54%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.54%) XenServer
13 2 (1.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (25.38%) Puppet
2 20 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (8.46%) Nagios
4 8 (6.15%) WSUS
5 7 (5.38%) Cobbler
5 7 (5.38%) Vagrant
6 6 (4.62%) Ansible
6 6 (4.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (3.08%) Salt
7 4 (3.08%) Casper Suite
8 2 (1.54%) Opsview
8 2 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.54%) Plesk
8 2 (1.54%) ZENworks
8 2 (1.54%) Foglight
9 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.77%) Nessus
9 1 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (73.85%) VMware
2 49 (37.69%) Citrix
3 45 (34.62%) Microsoft
4 40 (30.77%) Cisco
5 22 (16.92%) NetApp
6 20 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 19 (14.62%) Oracle
8 14 (10.77%) EMC
9 13 (10.00%) HP
10 12 (9.23%) CheckPoint
11 11 (8.46%) IBM
12 10 (7.69%) Google
13 9 (6.92%) Intel
14 6 (4.62%) Dell
15 5 (3.85%) FactSet
15 5 (3.85%) TIBCO
15 5 (3.85%) Brocade
15 5 (3.85%) DataSynapse
15 5 (3.85%) Reuters
15 5 (3.85%) Symantec
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