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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 518 486 513
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +27
Contract jobs citing Xen 62 83 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.20% 1.66% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 43
Average daily rate
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£350 £366 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £346 £348
% change year-on-year
-13.29% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5148 5015 4769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.84% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2824 2536 2263
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 617 652
Average hourly rate £15.81 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -35 58 £350 -4.43% 31
London -3 30 £370 -12.42% 11
South East -19 14 £288 -18.67% 5
Berkshire -14 10 £201 -43.28% 1
City of London +36 8 £358 - 2
Reading +13 4 - -
East of England -21 4 - - 5
South West -27 3 £291 -5.52% 6
Wales - 3 - - 2
West Midlands - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire 0 2 - - 1
Essex -5 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £275 - 1
North West - 1 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
Somerset - - - - 3
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 78 (62.90%) VMware
2 69 (55.65%) Windows
3 61 (49.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (48.39%) Linux
5 59 (47.58%) Citrix
6 55 (44.35%) Microsoft
7 49 (39.52%) Cisco
8 45 (36.29%) Active Directory
8 45 (36.29%) Firewall
9 42 (33.87%) MS Exchange
10 40 (32.26%) Hyper-V
11 36 (29.03%) SAN
12 34 (27.42%) Oracle
13 31 (25.00%) Puppet
14 30 (24.19%) TCP/IP
15 29 (23.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 28 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 25 (20.16%) Apache
17 25 (20.16%) Python
17 25 (20.16%) MySQL
17 25 (20.16%) MPLS
17 25 (20.16%) Blackberry
18 24 (19.35%) Red Hat
18 24 (19.35%) SQL Server
19 23 (18.55%) LAN
19 23 (18.55%) WAN
19 23 (18.55%) IBM
19 23 (18.55%) XenApp
20 22 (17.74%) ITIL
20 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 42 (33.87%) MS Exchange
2 25 (20.16%) Apache
3 19 (15.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (11.29%) Tomcat
4 14 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (8.06%) WebSphere
6 9 (7.26%) OpenStack
7 8 (6.45%) Lync
7 8 (6.45%) nginx
7 8 (6.45%) WebLogic
8 7 (5.65%) SharePoint
8 7 (5.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (4.84%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (4.84%) IIS
10 5 (4.03%) Jetty
11 3 (2.42%) Drupal
11 3 (2.42%) Moodle
12 2 (1.61%) Confluence
13 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (13.71%) MS Office
2 6 (4.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) RMDS
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.48%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (8.87%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (5.65%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.42%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.81%) SaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 45 (36.29%) Firewall
2 36 (29.03%) SAN
3 30 (24.19%) TCP/IP
4 25 (20.16%) MPLS
5 23 (18.55%) LAN
5 23 (18.55%) WAN
6 22 (17.74%) BIG-IP
7 20 (16.13%) DNS
8 16 (12.90%) DSL
9 15 (12.10%) IPsec
9 15 (12.10%) VPN
10 14 (11.29%) LDAP
11 12 (9.68%) DHCP
11 12 (9.68%) NAS
12 11 (8.87%) HTTP
13 10 (8.06%) Wireless
14 8 (6.45%) VLAN
14 8 (6.45%) NetScaler
15 7 (5.65%) iSCSI
15 7 (5.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.16%) MySQL
2 24 (19.35%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.87%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database
5 7 (5.65%) Redis
6 6 (4.84%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.84%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.84%) SQLPlus
7 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.81%) HBase
9 1 (0.81%) KDB
9 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Subversion
2 9 (7.26%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.03%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.42%) Hudson
4 3 (2.42%) JIRA
5 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.81%) Selenium
6 1 (0.81%) Gradle
6 1 (0.81%) Ant
6 1 (0.81%) JUnit
6 1 (0.81%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.81%) ProC
6 1 (0.81%) JMeter
General
1 15 (12.10%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Games
3 3 (2.42%) Banking
3 3 (2.42%) Electronics
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (13.71%) Analyst
2 15 (12.10%) Architect
3 14 (11.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 14 (11.29%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (8.87%) Consultant
4 11 (8.87%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (8.87%) Administrator
5 10 (8.06%) Citrix Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) Operations Analyst
7 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.65%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Citrix Support
9 6 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.45%) XMPP
2 6 (4.84%) .NET
3 5 (4.03%) Servlets
4 4 (3.23%) J2EE
5 3 (2.42%) Middleware
5 3 (2.42%) LAMP
6 2 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.61%) Web Services
7 1 (0.81%) XML
7 1 (0.81%) XSLT
7 1 (0.81%) CORBA
7 1 (0.81%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.81%) SOAP
7 1 (0.81%) wxWidgets
7 1 (0.81%) Sinatra
7 1 (0.81%) Xerces
7 1 (0.81%) Xalan
7 1 (0.81%) CPAN
7 1 (0.81%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.16%) Blackberry
2 21 (16.94%) Thin Client
2 21 (16.94%) Fat Client
3 8 (6.45%) Open Source
4 7 (5.65%) Online Games
5 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.03%) Clustering
6 4 (3.23%) Replication
7 3 (2.42%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.42%) VLE
7 3 (2.42%) PKI
8 2 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.61%) Handset
9 1 (0.81%) Wiki
9 1 (0.81%) SCADA
9 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.81%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 69 (55.65%) Windows
2 60 (48.39%) Linux
3 29 (23.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (16.94%) CentOS
7 17 (13.71%) Windows 7
8 16 (12.90%) UNIX
9 12 (9.68%) Solaris
10 10 (8.06%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (4.84%) Windows 8
13 5 (4.03%) Windows XP
14 4 (3.23%) zOS
14 4 (3.23%) Ubuntu
14 4 (3.23%) AIX
14 4 (3.23%) SUSE
14 4 (3.23%) Debian
15 3 (2.42%) Fedora
15 3 (2.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.74%) ITIL
2 17 (13.71%) Configuration Management
3 15 (12.10%) Performance Management
4 13 (10.48%) Service Management
5 12 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (8.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (8.87%) DevOps
7 10 (8.06%) Problem Management
8 8 (6.45%) Data Management
8 8 (6.45%) TOGAF
8 8 (6.45%) Master Data Management
8 8 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (6.45%) Kanban
9 7 (5.65%) Scrum
9 7 (5.65%) Business Continuity
9 7 (5.65%) Workflow
10 6 (4.84%) BCP
10 6 (4.84%) OOP
10 6 (4.84%) OO
10 6 (4.84%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.16%) Python
2 21 (16.94%) Perl
3 20 (16.13%) SQL
4 19 (15.32%) Java
5 15 (12.10%) Bash Shell
6 12 (9.68%) Ruby
7 9 (7.26%) AWK
8 8 (6.45%) Korn
8 8 (6.45%) C
9 7 (5.65%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.84%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.84%) PHP
11 3 (2.42%) C++
11 3 (2.42%) sed
12 2 (1.61%) C-shell
13 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.81%) Tcl
13 1 (0.81%) Lisp
13 1 (0.81%) C#
13 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.84%) MCSE
1 6 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.03%) CCA
3 4 (3.23%) Degree
4 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) MCSA
5 2 (1.61%) CCNA
5 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.61%) MCITP
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) CCIA
6 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (49.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (36.29%) Active Directory
3 40 (32.26%) Hyper-V
4 23 (18.55%) XenApp
5 21 (16.94%) XenServer
5 21 (16.94%) KVM
6 16 (12.90%) NLBS
7 15 (12.10%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (9.68%) vSphere
8 12 (9.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 10 (8.06%) NFS
10 9 (7.26%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (6.45%) XenDesktop
12 7 (5.65%) VMware ESX
13 6 (4.84%) Varnish
14 5 (4.03%) Sendmail
15 4 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (2.42%) Samba
16 3 (2.42%) qmail
16 3 (2.42%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 31 (25.00%) Puppet
2 13 (10.48%) WSUS
2 13 (10.48%) Cobbler
3 10 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (8.06%) Nagios
4 7 (5.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 7 (5.65%) SCCM
4 7 (5.65%) HAProxy
4 7 (5.65%) Opsview
5 6 (4.84%) Salt
5 6 (4.84%) XenMobile
5 6 (4.84%) Tivoli
6 5 (4.03%) collectd
6 5 (4.03%) StatsD
6 5 (4.03%) Vagrant
6 5 (4.03%) logstash
7 4 (3.23%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.23%) Nessus
7 4 (3.23%) SCOM
7 4 (3.23%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 78 (62.90%) VMware
2 59 (47.58%) Citrix
3 55 (44.35%) Microsoft
4 49 (39.52%) Cisco
5 34 (27.42%) Oracle
6 24 (19.35%) Red Hat
7 23 (18.55%) IBM
8 20 (16.13%) NetApp
8 20 (16.13%) HP
9 18 (14.52%) EMC
10 17 (13.71%) CheckPoint
11 9 (7.26%) Veritas
12 8 (6.45%) Google
12 8 (6.45%) Dell
12 8 (6.45%) SaltStack
13 7 (5.65%) Infoblox
13 7 (5.65%) Splunk
13 7 (5.65%) Sun
14 6 (4.84%) Rackspace
15 4 (3.23%) Symantec
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