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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Xen Project
Rank 539 540 491
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -49
Contract jobs citing Xen 68 38 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.073% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.25% 0.73% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 17 38
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£425 £300 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £303 £390
% change year-on-year
+48.76% -22.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
5429 5234 4605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 10.07% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2986 2733 2207
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 654 670
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £31.56 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
England +8 68 £425 +41.66% 25
London +21 44 £365 +21.66% 14
City of London +18 17 £299 -0.25% 2
South East -12 12 £450 +36.36% 2
Surrey 0 8 £450 - 1
North West +1 7 £530 +92.72% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £438 - 4
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 2
Sheffield - 2 £438 - 2
Hounslow - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - - 2
Reading +19 1 £248 -
Berkshire 0 1 £248 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 94 (72.87%) VMware
2 77 (59.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (56.59%) Windows
4 67 (51.94%) Linux
5 54 (41.86%) Citrix
6 52 (40.31%) Active Directory
7 48 (37.21%) Microsoft
8 44 (34.11%) Hyper-V
9 43 (33.33%) Cisco
10 40 (31.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (30.23%) MS Exchange
12 36 (27.91%) SAN
13 34 (26.36%) Firewall
14 29 (22.48%) Blackberry
15 28 (21.71%) LAN
16 27 (20.93%) Puppet
17 26 (20.16%) Apache
18 25 (19.38%) WAN
18 25 (19.38%) ITIL
18 25 (19.38%) Java
18 25 (19.38%) Windows Server 2003
19 24 (18.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 24 (18.60%) XenApp
19 24 (18.60%) Windows 7
20 22 (17.05%) DevOps
20 22 (17.05%) NetApp
21 21 (16.28%) HTTP
21 21 (16.28%) NFS
21 21 (16.28%) DNS
21 21 (16.28%) Finance

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 39 (30.23%) MS Exchange
2 26 (20.16%) Apache
3 24 (18.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 19 (14.73%) Tomcat
5 15 (11.63%) WebSphere
6 13 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (7.75%) OpenStack
8 9 (6.98%) nginx
8 9 (6.98%) IIS
9 8 (6.20%) Jetty
10 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
10 6 (4.65%) Node.js
11 5 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (3.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (3.88%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (3.10%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (3.10%) WebLogic
13 3 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (2.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 18 (13.95%) MS Office
2 9 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) RMDS
2 1 (0.78%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (9.30%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.75%) Google App Engine
3 10 (7.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.33%) SaaS
5 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.55%) PaaS
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.55%) Route 53
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (27.91%) SAN
2 34 (26.36%) Firewall
3 28 (21.71%) LAN
4 25 (19.38%) WAN
5 21 (16.28%) HTTP
5 21 (16.28%) DNS
6 18 (13.95%) BIG-IP
7 17 (13.18%) MPLS
7 17 (13.18%) TCP/IP
8 16 (12.40%) iSCSI
9 14 (10.85%) NAS
9 14 (10.85%) DSL
10 13 (10.08%) SSL
11 12 (9.30%) DHCP
12 11 (8.53%) FTP
12 11 (8.53%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (7.75%) IPsec
14 9 (6.98%) Multicast
14 9 (6.98%) FCoE
15 8 (6.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.63%) MySQL
1 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.65%) Redis
3 6 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.10%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.10%) HBase
5 3 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.33%) DB2
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 18 (13.95%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.43%) Subversion
4 3 (2.33%) Selenium
4 3 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.33%) Hudson
5 1 (0.78%) MSI
5 1 (0.78%) Maven
5 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 21 (16.28%) Finance
2 11 (8.53%) Games
3 7 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.65%) Banking
5 5 (3.88%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.33%) Publishing
7 2 (1.55%) Law
7 2 (1.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) Analyst
2 13 (10.08%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (10.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (7.75%) Support Engineer
4 9 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (6.98%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (6.20%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (6.20%) Architect
6 7 (5.43%) Consultant
6 7 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.43%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.43%) Administrator
6 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.65%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.98%) .NET
2 8 (6.20%) J2EE
2 8 (6.20%) Servlets
3 5 (3.88%) XML
3 5 (3.88%) XSLT
3 5 (3.88%) Rendezvous
3 5 (3.88%) Middleware
3 5 (3.88%) HTML
4 3 (2.33%) LAMP
4 3 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.48%) Blackberry
2 18 (13.95%) Thin Client
2 18 (13.95%) Fat Client
3 12 (9.30%) Open Source
4 11 (8.53%) Online Games
5 7 (5.43%) Device Driver
6 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.33%) VLE
6 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.55%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.55%) PKI
8 1 (0.78%) Clustering
8 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 73 (56.59%) Windows
2 67 (51.94%) Linux
3 40 (31.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (19.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (18.60%) Windows 7
6 20 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (10.08%) CentOS
7 13 (10.08%) Solaris
8 12 (9.30%) UNIX
9 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (6.20%) Windows XP
11 7 (5.43%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (5.43%) Windows 8
12 5 (3.88%) Ubuntu
13 4 (3.10%) zOS
13 4 (3.10%) Debian
14 3 (2.33%) Android
14 3 (2.33%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.38%) ITIL
2 22 (17.05%) DevOps
3 20 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (13.18%) Configuration Management
5 14 (10.85%) Service Management
5 14 (10.85%) Performance Management
6 13 (10.08%) Problem Management
7 10 (7.75%) Benchmarking
8 9 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (6.20%) Scrum
9 8 (6.20%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.43%) Workflow
10 7 (5.43%) Migration
11 6 (4.65%) Business Continuity
11 6 (4.65%) ITSM
11 6 (4.65%) BCP
11 6 (4.65%) Business Continuity Planning
12 5 (3.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.38%) Java
2 17 (13.18%) SQL
2 17 (13.18%) Python
3 11 (8.53%) Perl
4 10 (7.75%) Bash Shell
5 9 (6.98%) PHP
6 8 (6.20%) C
7 7 (5.43%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.43%) C++
8 6 (4.65%) Ruby
9 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.78%) Golang
10 1 (0.78%) C#
10 1 (0.78%) Tcl
10 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (12.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (11.63%) Security Cleared
3 14 (10.85%) MCSE
4 7 (5.43%) MCSA
4 7 (5.43%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.88%) RHCSA
5 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.10%) MCITP
7 2 (1.55%) Degree
7 2 (1.55%) CCNP
7 2 (1.55%) CCNA
7 2 (1.55%) RHCT
7 2 (1.55%) MCP
7 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) ISEB
8 1 (0.78%) CCA
8 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) SLA
1 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 77 (59.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (40.31%) Active Directory
3 44 (34.11%) Hyper-V
4 24 (18.60%) XenApp
5 21 (16.28%) NFS
6 19 (14.73%) KVM
7 14 (10.85%) NLBS
8 13 (10.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (5.43%) XenDesktop
9 7 (5.43%) SRDF
10 5 (3.88%) vSphere
10 5 (3.88%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (3.88%) Postfix
10 5 (3.88%) VMware ESX
11 3 (2.33%) Samba
11 3 (2.33%) Sendmail
11 3 (2.33%) XenServer
12 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.55%) Squid
12 2 (1.55%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 27 (20.93%) Puppet
2 14 (10.85%) Nagios
3 13 (10.08%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (9.30%) WSUS
5 8 (6.20%) Cobbler
6 7 (5.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 7 (5.43%) Vagrant
7 5 (3.88%) Ansible
7 5 (3.88%) Opsview
8 4 (3.10%) Casper Suite
8 4 (3.10%) XenMobile
9 3 (2.33%) Nessus
10 2 (1.55%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.55%) Foglight
10 2 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (1.55%) Plesk
11 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 94 (72.87%) VMware
2 54 (41.86%) Citrix
3 48 (37.21%) Microsoft
4 43 (33.33%) Cisco
5 22 (17.05%) NetApp
6 20 (15.50%) Red Hat
7 18 (13.95%) Oracle
8 16 (12.40%) CheckPoint
9 14 (10.85%) IBM
10 13 (10.08%) EMC
11 10 (7.75%) Google
12 9 (6.98%) Dell
12 9 (6.98%) Intel
13 8 (6.20%) HP
14 7 (5.43%) Veritas
15 5 (3.88%) TIBCO
15 5 (3.88%) Reuters
15 5 (3.88%) Brocade
15 5 (3.88%) DataSynapse
15 5 (3.88%) Infoblox
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