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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 539 543 516
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Contract jobs citing Xen 63 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 1.16% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 14
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£300 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £478 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
5360 5273 4442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.57% 9.38% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2969 2697 2135
Average daily rate £362 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 610 640
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 April 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 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 April 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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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 59 £300 -25.00% 25
London 0 26 £420 -6.66% 12
Yorkshire -9 14 £288 -20.68% 4
North West - 14 £288 -
West Yorkshire 0 13 £281 -22.41% 3
Leeds -8 13 £281 -22.41% 3
City of London +17 9 £420 -1.17% 2
South West +10 6 £290 -30.53% 5
Bristol - 5 £290 - 5
Manchester - 5 £363 -
Scotland -9 4 £425 +286.36% 1
East of England +12 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +10 2 - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
South East - - - - 2
Linlithgow - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 94 (74.02%) VMware
2 87 (68.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (61.42%) Linux
4 70 (55.12%) Windows
5 61 (48.03%) Microsoft
6 51 (40.16%) Hyper-V
7 44 (34.65%) Citrix
8 43 (33.86%) Cisco
9 41 (32.28%) Apache
10 40 (31.50%) TCP/IP
11 38 (29.92%) Puppet
12 37 (29.13%) DNS
12 37 (29.13%) Java
12 37 (29.13%) Oracle
13 35 (27.56%) Firewall
13 35 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (26.77%) HTTP
15 33 (25.98%) Active Directory
15 33 (25.98%) SAN
16 32 (25.20%) MS Exchange
17 31 (24.41%) Amazon AWS
17 31 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
18 30 (23.62%) Tomcat
18 30 (23.62%) SQL
18 30 (23.62%) IIS
18 30 (23.62%) Configuration Management
18 30 (23.62%) WebSphere
19 29 (22.83%) Opscode Chef
20 28 (22.05%) DHCP
21 27 (21.26%) NetApp

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 41 (32.28%) Apache
2 32 (25.20%) MS Exchange
3 30 (23.62%) Tomcat
3 30 (23.62%) IIS
3 30 (23.62%) WebSphere
4 26 (20.47%) nginx
5 20 (15.75%) Jetty
6 14 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (8.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (7.09%) Oracle Coherence
8 9 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (7.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (4.72%) IBM Notes
9 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (3.94%) Lync
11 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
11 4 (3.15%) OpenStack
12 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (2.36%) Node.js
13 2 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (11.02%) MS Office
2 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) RMDS
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (24.41%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (19.69%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (17.32%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (14.96%) Google App Engine
4 19 (14.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (6.30%) Office 365
6 6 (4.72%) Amazon S3
6 6 (4.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.57%) GitHub
7 2 (1.57%) SaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (31.50%) TCP/IP
2 37 (29.13%) DNS
3 35 (27.56%) Firewall
4 34 (26.77%) HTTP
5 33 (25.98%) SAN
6 28 (22.05%) DHCP
7 26 (20.47%) LAN
7 26 (20.47%) WAN
8 21 (16.54%) iSCSI
8 21 (16.54%) NAS
9 20 (15.75%) Fibre Channel
9 20 (15.75%) IPsec
10 19 (14.96%) SSL
11 18 (14.17%) FTP
12 15 (11.81%) Multicast
13 14 (11.02%) FCoE
14 10 (7.87%) VPN
15 9 (7.09%) Network Security
16 7 (5.51%) MPLS
16 7 (5.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.24%) MySQL
3 9 (7.09%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.51%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.51%) HBase
4 7 (5.51%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.36%) Redis
8 2 (1.57%) DB2
8 2 (1.57%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (18.90%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.36%) Subversion
4 2 (1.57%) Lombardi
4 2 (1.57%) GitLab
5 1 (0.79%) MSI
5 1 (0.79%) Hudson
General
1 21 (16.54%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Banking
3 6 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.72%) Games
4 4 (3.15%) Local Government
5 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.36%) Publishing
6 2 (1.57%) Retail
6 2 (1.57%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.57%) German Language
6 2 (1.57%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.57%) Turkish Language
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (18.11%) Architect
2 17 (13.39%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (11.81%) Infrastructure Architect
3 15 (11.81%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (8.66%) Analyst
6 10 (7.87%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Consultant
7 6 (4.72%) Administrator
7 6 (4.72%) Citrix Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.94%) Linux Support Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) Linux Support
9 4 (3.15%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.90%) .NET
2 23 (18.11%) J2EE
3 17 (13.39%) Servlets
4 14 (11.02%) XML
5 11 (8.66%) XSLT
6 10 (7.87%) Rendezvous
6 10 (7.87%) Middleware
7 9 (7.09%) HTML
8 6 (4.72%) libvirt
9 4 (3.15%) Web Services
10 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.57%) Drools
11 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Open Source
2 14 (11.02%) Blackberry
3 13 (10.24%) Thin Client
3 13 (10.24%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.72%) Online Games
5 5 (3.94%) Clustering
6 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.15%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.36%) Replication
7 3 (2.36%) CLARiiON
7 3 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.57%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.57%) CMDB
8 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.79%) DTV
9 1 (0.79%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 78 (61.42%) Linux
2 70 (55.12%) Windows
3 31 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (17.32%) Windows 7
6 18 (14.17%) Solaris
7 17 (13.39%) UNIX
8 10 (7.87%) CentOS
9 9 (7.09%) Ubuntu
10 7 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.94%) Windows Vista
11 5 (3.94%) Debian
11 5 (3.94%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (3.15%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (2.36%) VMS
14 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.79%) Android
14 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.62%) Configuration Management
3 23 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (14.17%) DevOps
5 16 (12.60%) Migration
6 15 (11.81%) ITIL
7 13 (10.24%) Benchmarking
7 13 (10.24%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (7.87%) Unit Testing
8 10 (7.87%) Automated Testing
9 8 (6.30%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.30%) ITSM
9 8 (6.30%) Software Delivery
10 7 (5.51%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (4.72%) Problem Management
11 6 (4.72%) Service Management
11 6 (4.72%) Auto-Scaling
12 5 (3.94%) Performance Management
12 5 (3.94%) Data Protection
12 5 (3.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.13%) Java
2 30 (23.62%) SQL
3 18 (14.17%) Python
4 14 (11.02%) Ruby
5 13 (10.24%) C
6 9 (7.09%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.51%) Perl
7 7 (5.51%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.72%) PHP
9 5 (3.94%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.94%) C++
10 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.57%) VBScript
11 2 (1.57%) VB
12 1 (0.79%) C#
12 1 (0.79%) Golang
Qualifications
1 16 (12.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.87%) MCSE
3 9 (7.09%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.94%) MCITP
5 5 (3.94%) CCA
5 5 (3.94%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.15%) MCSA
6 4 (3.15%) Degree
6 4 (3.15%) VCP4
6 4 (3.15%) VCP5
6 4 (3.15%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.36%) CCNP
8 2 (1.57%) CCNA
8 2 (1.57%) MCP
9 1 (0.79%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (68.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (40.16%) Hyper-V
3 33 (25.98%) Active Directory
4 22 (17.32%) NFS
5 21 (16.54%) XenApp
6 18 (14.17%) KVM
7 13 (10.24%) vSphere
8 12 (9.45%) SRDF
9 11 (8.66%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (7.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (5.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (5.51%) Postfix
11 7 (5.51%) Docker
12 6 (4.72%) iptables
12 6 (4.72%) XenDesktop
12 6 (4.72%) Sendmail
13 5 (3.94%) NLBS
14 4 (3.15%) VMware ESX
15 3 (2.36%) BitLocker
16 2 (1.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 38 (29.92%) Puppet
2 29 (22.83%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (8.66%) SCCM
4 7 (5.51%) Ansible
5 6 (4.72%) Salt
5 6 (4.72%) WSUS
6 5 (3.94%) Nagios
6 5 (3.94%) Cobbler
7 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (3.15%) Legato
7 4 (3.15%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (2.36%) SCDPM
8 3 (2.36%) Bcfg2
8 3 (2.36%) Ganeti
8 3 (2.36%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.36%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.57%) Zenoss
9 2 (1.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (74.02%) VMware
2 61 (48.03%) Microsoft
3 44 (34.65%) Citrix
4 43 (33.86%) Cisco
5 37 (29.13%) Oracle
6 27 (21.26%) EMC
6 27 (21.26%) NetApp
7 20 (15.75%) HP
8 19 (14.96%) Google
9 15 (11.81%) Red Hat
10 14 (11.02%) IBM
10 14 (11.02%) Intel
11 10 (7.87%) TIBCO
11 10 (7.87%) Symantec
11 10 (7.87%) DataSynapse
12 9 (7.09%) CheckPoint
13 8 (6.30%) Sybase
14 6 (4.72%) SAP
14 6 (4.72%) Lotus
14 6 (4.72%) Wyse
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 days ago