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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 553 554 534
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs citing Xen 77 62 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.36% 1.14% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 29
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£405 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+38.09% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -

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
5654 5445 5175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.68% 9.63% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3056 2686
Average daily rate £363 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 642 589
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 3 September 2015.

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 28 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 3 September 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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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 +6 75 £418 +22.94% 37
London -23 22 £365 +4.28% 10
Yorkshire -9 19 £418 - 5
North West -14 17 £450 +63.63% 1
North East - 13 £494 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 12 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 10 £390 -
Manchester - 10 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire -17 8 £516 - 5
Leeds -27 8 £516 - 5
Sheffield - 8 £390 -
City of London +8 7 £400 -15.73% 3
Merseyside - 7 £450 -
Liverpool - 6 £450 -
Berkshire -8 2 £335 +57.46% 7
Wales -13 2 £368 - 2
South East -17 2 £335 +57.46% 8
South Wales - 2 £368 - 2
Newport - 2 £368 - 1
West Midlands +8 1 £400 +6.66%
Bristol -4 1 £375 +29.08% 4
South West -10 1 £375 +29.08% 12
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £335 -
York - 1 £418 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £418 -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 134 (80.72%) VMware
2 109 (65.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (56.02%) Microsoft
4 89 (53.61%) Windows
5 86 (51.81%) Linux
6 81 (48.80%) Citrix
7 60 (36.14%) DNS
8 57 (34.34%) DHCP
9 54 (32.53%) Java
10 53 (31.93%) HTTP
10 53 (31.93%) Apache
10 53 (31.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 52 (31.33%) IIS
11 52 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (30.72%) TCP/IP
12 51 (30.72%) Windows 7
13 50 (30.12%) Tomcat
14 49 (29.52%) WebSphere
15 48 (28.92%) Configuration Management
15 48 (28.92%) Hyper-V
16 47 (28.31%) Amazon AWS
16 47 (28.31%) Active Directory
17 46 (27.71%) J2EE
17 46 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (27.71%) nginx
18 45 (27.11%) Jenkins
18 45 (27.11%) .NET
19 44 (26.51%) SAN
20 43 (25.90%) FTP
20 43 (25.90%) Jetty

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 53 (31.93%) Apache
2 52 (31.33%) IIS
3 50 (30.12%) Tomcat
4 49 (29.52%) WebSphere
5 46 (27.71%) nginx
6 43 (25.90%) Jetty
7 22 (13.25%) SharePoint
8 21 (12.65%) MS Exchange
9 19 (11.45%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (8.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (7.23%) IBM Notes
12 6 (3.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (3.61%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (1.81%) OpenStack
14 2 (1.20%) Node.js
14 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (1.20%) Lync
14 2 (1.20%) JBoss
15 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (10.24%) MS Office
2 10 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (12.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (6.63%) SAP CRM
3 5 (3.01%) RMDS
4 3 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (28.31%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (25.90%) Google Cloud Platform
2 43 (25.90%) Amazon EC2
2 43 (25.90%) Google App Engine
3 40 (24.10%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (8.43%) Office 365
5 3 (1.81%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.60%) IaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (36.14%) DNS
2 57 (34.34%) DHCP
3 53 (31.93%) HTTP
4 51 (30.72%) TCP/IP
5 44 (26.51%) SAN
6 43 (25.90%) FTP
6 43 (25.90%) IPsec
7 42 (25.30%) SSL
8 27 (16.27%) WAN
9 25 (15.06%) LAN
10 24 (14.46%) Firewall
11 15 (9.04%) NAS
12 14 (8.43%) BIG-IP
12 14 (8.43%) MPLS
13 12 (7.23%) DSL
13 12 (7.23%) VLAN
13 12 (7.23%) iSCSI
14 11 (6.63%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (4.82%) Multicast
16 7 (4.22%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.23%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.61%) HBase
3 6 (3.61%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.61%) MySQL
4 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.20%) Redis
5 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 45 (27.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.41%) Hudson
3 3 (1.81%) MSBuild
3 3 (1.81%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.20%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.60%) PVCS
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 22 (13.25%) Finance
2 11 (6.63%) Banking
3 8 (4.82%) Local Government
4 3 (1.81%) Retail
4 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (15.06%) Operations Engineer
2 24 (14.46%) Architect
3 18 (10.84%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (9.64%) Analyst
5 13 (7.83%) Consultant
6 12 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (7.23%) Administrator
6 12 (7.23%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (6.63%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.63%) Operations Analyst
7 11 (6.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.82%) DevOps Consultant
10 8 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.61%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 5 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
13 4 (2.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.71%) J2EE
2 45 (27.11%) .NET
3 42 (25.30%) Servlets
4 8 (4.82%) XML
4 8 (4.82%) XSLT
4 8 (4.82%) Middleware
5 7 (4.22%) Rendezvous
6 6 (3.61%) HTML
7 5 (3.01%) Ultra Messaging
8 4 (2.41%) Web Services
9 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.20%) Sensu
9 2 (1.20%) Drools
9 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.60%) RESTful
10 1 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.45%) Thin Client
1 19 (11.45%) Fat Client
2 18 (10.84%) Data Centre
3 15 (9.04%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.81%) Replication
5 3 (1.81%) PKI
6 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.20%) Life Science
6 2 (1.20%) CMDB
6 2 (1.20%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 89 (53.61%) Windows
2 86 (51.81%) Linux
3 53 (31.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (30.72%) Windows 7
5 41 (24.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (6.63%) Solaris
7 9 (5.42%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.22%) UNIX
9 6 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.20%) CentOS
10 2 (1.20%) Debian
10 2 (1.20%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.60%) Android
11 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.92%) Configuration Management
3 46 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (21.08%) DevOps
5 29 (17.47%) Open Source
6 27 (16.27%) CRM
7 22 (13.25%) ITIL
8 18 (10.84%) ITSM
8 18 (10.84%) Automated Testing
8 18 (10.84%) Unit Testing
9 17 (10.24%) Migration
10 16 (9.64%) Service Management
11 15 (9.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (9.04%) Problem Management
11 15 (9.04%) Performance Management
12 14 (8.43%) Business Continuity
12 14 (8.43%) BCP
12 14 (8.43%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (8.43%) Business Continuity Planning
13 9 (5.42%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 54 (32.53%) Java
2 41 (24.70%) SQL
3 11 (6.63%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.22%) C
4 7 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.61%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.01%) Ruby
6 5 (3.01%) Perl
7 4 (2.41%) Python
7 4 (2.41%) VBScript
7 4 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.81%) VB
9 1 (0.60%) PHP
9 1 (0.60%) Go
9 1 (0.60%) Korn
9 1 (0.60%) Jython
Qualifications
1 20 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.04%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.61%) Degree
6 5 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.01%) MCSE
7 4 (2.41%) MCSA
7 4 (2.41%) CCNA
8 3 (1.81%) CCNP
9 2 (1.20%) MCP
10 1 (0.60%) CCA
10 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.60%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.25%) SLA
2 4 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (65.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (28.92%) Hyper-V
3 47 (28.31%) Active Directory
4 24 (14.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (12.65%) XenApp
6 15 (9.04%) vSphere
7 14 (8.43%) NLBS
7 14 (8.43%) KVM
8 12 (7.23%) NFS
9 9 (5.42%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (5.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (4.22%) SRDF
11 6 (3.61%) XenDesktop
12 5 (3.01%) VMware ESX
12 5 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.81%) iptables
13 3 (1.81%) XenServer
14 2 (1.20%) Varnish
14 2 (1.20%) BitLocker
14 2 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (23.49%) Puppet
2 32 (19.28%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (13.86%) Backup Exec
4 19 (11.45%) SCCM
5 15 (9.04%) WSUS
6 6 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (3.01%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (2.41%) HP SIM
8 4 (2.41%) Nagios
9 3 (1.81%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.81%) Data Guard
10 2 (1.20%) Zenoss
10 2 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.20%) SCOM
10 2 (1.20%) Cobbler
10 2 (1.20%) Ansible
11 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.60%) OpenView
11 1 (0.60%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 134 (80.72%) VMware
2 93 (56.02%) Microsoft
3 81 (48.80%) Citrix
4 43 (25.90%) Google
5 38 (22.89%) HP
6 35 (21.08%) Symantec
7 34 (20.48%) SAP
8 32 (19.28%) Oracle
9 26 (15.66%) Cisco
10 22 (13.25%) Hitachi
11 20 (12.05%) EMC
12 18 (10.84%) CheckPoint
13 17 (10.24%) NetApp
14 12 (7.23%) Lotus
15 10 (6.02%) IBM
16 9 (5.42%) Red Hat
16 9 (5.42%) F5
17 8 (4.82%) Intel
18 7 (4.22%) TIBCO
18 7 (4.22%) DataSynapse
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