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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 535 554 496
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -58
Contract jobs citing Xen 85 57 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.52% 1.08% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 30 27
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£275 £345 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £268 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £300 £339
% change year-on-year
-38.33% -11.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.33%
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
5607 5266 5034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 9.64% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 2901 2540
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 619 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 81 £275 -20.28% 31
East of England +22 26 £175 - 2
Norfolk - 26 £175 -
London -7 23 £351 -3.97% 16
North West -5 22 £450 +63.63% 1
Manchester - 15 £500 - 1
City of London -7 9 £338 -3.50% 5
Merseyside - 6 £450 -
Liverpool - 5 £450 -
Wales -2 4 £343 -
North East - 4 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £275 -
Yorkshire -23 2 £372 - 1
South Wales - 2 £368 -
Newport - 2 £368 -
West Midlands +1 1 £400 +6.66% 2
Berkshire -1 1 £335 +67.08%
Bristol -5 1 £375 +29.08% 6
South West -10 1 £375 +29.08% 9
South East -20 1 £335 +16.52%
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Slough - 1 £335 -
King's Lynn - 1 £175 -
York - 1 £418 -
Leeds - 1 £325 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £418 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 116 (76.32%) VMware
2 90 (59.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (57.89%) Windows
4 86 (56.58%) Citrix
5 77 (50.66%) Microsoft
6 64 (42.11%) Linux
7 57 (37.50%) Hyper-V
8 52 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (31.58%) Windows 7
10 46 (30.26%) Active Directory
10 46 (30.26%) SAN
11 41 (26.97%) SQL
12 40 (26.32%) SAP
12 40 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 38 (25.00%) HP
13 38 (25.00%) Oracle
14 37 (24.34%) Symantec
15 35 (23.03%) Apache
16 33 (21.71%) WAN
16 33 (21.71%) DNS
16 33 (21.71%) Java
17 32 (21.05%) HTTP
18 31 (20.39%) DHCP
18 31 (20.39%) IIS
18 31 (20.39%) Microsoft App-V
19 30 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (19.08%) TCP/IP
20 29 (19.08%) Cisco
20 29 (19.08%) Tomcat
20 29 (19.08%) EMC

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 35 (23.03%) Apache
2 31 (20.39%) IIS
3 29 (19.08%) Tomcat
4 28 (18.42%) WebSphere
5 23 (15.13%) nginx
6 22 (14.47%) SharePoint
6 22 (14.47%) MS Exchange
7 20 (13.16%) Jetty
8 19 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (11.84%) IBM Notes
10 12 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (5.26%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (1.97%) Lync
14 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (1.32%) JBoss
14 2 (1.32%) Node.js
14 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
14 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (9.87%) MS Office
2 7 (4.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (13.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (7.24%) SAP CRM
3 7 (4.61%) RMDS
4 4 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.97%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (13.82%) Office 365
3 19 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (12.50%) Google App Engine
3 19 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (11.18%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.97%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.66%) IaaS
6 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (30.26%) SAN
2 33 (21.71%) DNS
2 33 (21.71%) WAN
3 32 (21.05%) HTTP
4 31 (20.39%) DHCP
5 29 (19.08%) TCP/IP
6 26 (17.11%) LAN
7 25 (16.45%) Firewall
8 21 (13.82%) SSL
9 20 (13.16%) IPsec
10 19 (12.50%) FTP
11 18 (11.84%) NAS
12 14 (9.21%) iSCSI
13 13 (8.55%) MPLS
14 12 (7.89%) Fibre Channel
14 12 (7.89%) BIG-IP
14 12 (7.89%) DSL
15 11 (7.24%) VLAN
16 10 (6.58%) Multicast
17 9 (5.92%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.84%) SQL Server
1 18 (11.84%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.61%) HBase
2 7 (4.61%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.95%) MySQL
4 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.32%) Redis
5 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.66%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 24 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.63%) Hudson
3 4 (2.63%) Subversion
4 3 (1.97%) MSBuild
4 3 (1.97%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.32%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 22 (14.47%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Local Government
3 11 (7.24%) Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.97%) Retail
6 2 (1.32%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Electronics
7 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
7 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 32 (21.05%) Architect
2 26 (17.11%) Solutions Architect
3 25 (16.45%) Operations Engineer
4 15 (9.87%) Analyst
4 15 (9.87%) Administrator
4 15 (9.87%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (8.55%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.89%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 11 (7.24%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.92%) Operations Analyst
9 7 (4.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.61%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Consultant
10 6 (3.95%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.95%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.13%) J2EE
2 22 (14.47%) .NET
3 19 (12.50%) Servlets
4 13 (8.55%) XML
5 10 (6.58%) XSLT
5 10 (6.58%) Middleware
6 9 (5.92%) Rendezvous
7 8 (5.26%) HTML
8 7 (4.61%) Ultra Messaging
9 3 (1.97%) Web Services
10 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.32%) Sensu
10 2 (1.32%) Drools
10 2 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.66%) RESTful
11 1 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.18%) Fat Client
2 17 (11.18%) Thin Client
3 13 (8.55%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.97%) Replication
5 3 (1.97%) PKI
5 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.97%) Life Science
6 2 (1.32%) CMDB
6 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.66%) Online Games
7 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.66%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.66%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.66%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 88 (57.89%) Windows
2 64 (42.11%) Linux
3 52 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 40 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (7.89%) Solaris
7 9 (5.92%) UNIX
8 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.29%) Debian
9 5 (3.29%) CentOS
9 5 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.97%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.97%) VMS
11 1 (0.66%) Android
11 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.76%) Configuration Management
3 26 (17.11%) CRM
4 23 (15.13%) Migration
5 22 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (13.82%) ITIL
7 20 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
8 18 (11.84%) Open Source
9 16 (10.53%) ITSM
10 15 (9.87%) DevOps
11 14 (9.21%) Service Management
12 13 (8.55%) Performance Management
12 13 (8.55%) Problem Management
12 13 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (8.55%) Data Protection
13 12 (7.89%) Business Continuity Planning
13 12 (7.89%) Business Continuity
13 12 (7.89%) BCP
14 9 (5.92%) Automated Testing
14 9 (5.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.97%) SQL
2 33 (21.71%) Java
3 10 (6.58%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.92%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.61%) C
6 6 (3.95%) Python
7 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.63%) VBScript
7 4 (2.63%) Perl
7 4 (2.63%) PHP
7 4 (2.63%) Ruby
8 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.32%) VB
9 1 (0.66%) Jython
9 1 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.24%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.61%) Degree
5 6 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.29%) CCNP
6 5 (3.29%) MCSE
7 4 (2.63%) CCNA
8 3 (1.97%) MCSA
8 3 (1.97%) MCP
9 1 (0.66%) VCP4
9 1 (0.66%) VCP5
9 1 (0.66%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.66%) CCA
9 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.66%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.47%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (59.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 46 (30.26%) Active Directory
4 31 (20.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (13.16%) XenApp
6 17 (11.18%) KVM
7 14 (9.21%) vSphere
8 13 (8.55%) NFS
9 12 (7.89%) NLBS
10 10 (6.58%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (5.92%) SRDF
12 7 (4.61%) XenDesktop
12 7 (4.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (2.63%) VMware ESX
15 3 (1.97%) XenServer
15 3 (1.97%) iptables
16 2 (1.32%) BitLocker
16 2 (1.32%) Varnish
17 1 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 29 (19.08%) Puppet
2 25 (16.45%) SCCM
3 24 (15.79%) Backup Exec
4 18 (11.84%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (8.55%) WSUS
6 5 (3.29%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.63%) HP SIM
7 4 (2.63%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.97%) Ganeti
8 3 (1.97%) Bcfg2
8 3 (1.97%) Nagios
8 3 (1.97%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.32%) Zenoss
9 2 (1.32%) SCOM
9 2 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.32%) Ansible
10 1 (0.66%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.66%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 116 (76.32%) VMware
2 86 (56.58%) Citrix
3 77 (50.66%) Microsoft
4 40 (26.32%) SAP
5 38 (25.00%) Oracle
5 38 (25.00%) HP
6 37 (24.34%) Symantec
7 29 (19.08%) Cisco
7 29 (19.08%) EMC
8 22 (14.47%) Hitachi
9 20 (13.16%) NetApp
10 19 (12.50%) Google
11 18 (11.84%) Lotus
12 16 (10.53%) CheckPoint
13 11 (7.24%) IBM
14 10 (6.58%) Intel
14 10 (6.58%) Red Hat
15 9 (5.92%) TIBCO
15 9 (5.92%) DataSynapse
15 9 (5.92%) F5