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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 557 551 510
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -41
Contract jobs citing Xen 60 39 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.074% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.09% 0.77% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 51
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£365 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.56% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £412 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +82.92%
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
5493 5093 4903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.60% 9.67% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3074 2672 2339
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 595 639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +3 59 £365 +6.56% 21
London +15 36 £345 +0.72% 6
City of London +36 12 £475 +58.33%
South East -8 8 £428 - 2
North West - 7 £515 -
Yorkshire - 4 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 3
Surrey - 4 £450 - 1
Berkshire +16 3 £225 -
Hertfordshire -22 3 £413 -
East of England -22 3 £413 - 8
Leeds - 3 - - 3
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
Livingston - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 7
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 86 (65.65%) VMware
2 73 (55.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (54.96%) Windows
4 69 (52.67%) Linux
5 58 (44.27%) Microsoft
6 55 (41.98%) Active Directory
7 53 (40.46%) Citrix
8 43 (32.82%) Cisco
8 43 (32.82%) Firewall
8 43 (32.82%) Hyper-V
9 42 (32.06%) MS Exchange
10 37 (28.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (26.72%) Puppet
11 35 (26.72%) SAN
12 31 (23.66%) Blackberry
13 29 (22.14%) TCP/IP
13 29 (22.14%) Apache
14 28 (21.37%) DNS
14 28 (21.37%) LAN
14 28 (21.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (20.61%) WAN
16 26 (19.85%) Java
16 26 (19.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 25 (19.08%) ITIL
17 25 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (19.08%) Windows 7
17 25 (19.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (18.32%) BIG-IP
18 24 (18.32%) MS Office
18 24 (18.32%) MPLS

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (32.06%) MS Exchange
2 29 (22.14%) Apache
3 26 (19.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 21 (16.03%) Tomcat
5 15 (11.45%) WebSphere
6 13 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (9.92%) nginx
7 12 (9.16%) Jetty
8 10 (7.63%) IIS
8 10 (7.63%) OpenStack
9 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
9 6 (4.58%) WebLogic
9 6 (4.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (3.82%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (2.29%) Moodle
11 3 (2.29%) Node.js
11 3 (2.29%) Drupal
12 2 (1.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (1.53%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 24 (18.32%) MS Office
2 6 (4.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.53%) RMDS
2 1 (0.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.03%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (13.74%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (12.21%) Google App Engine
4 4 (3.05%) SaaS
4 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.53%) Route 53
5 2 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.53%) PaaS
5 2 (1.53%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 43 (32.82%) Firewall
2 35 (26.72%) SAN
3 29 (22.14%) TCP/IP
4 28 (21.37%) DNS
4 28 (21.37%) LAN
5 27 (20.61%) WAN
6 24 (18.32%) BIG-IP
6 24 (18.32%) MPLS
7 23 (17.56%) HTTP
8 21 (16.03%) DSL
9 20 (15.27%) DHCP
10 18 (13.74%) IPsec
11 17 (12.98%) FTP
12 14 (10.69%) SSL
13 13 (9.92%) NAS
14 11 (8.40%) LDAP
15 10 (7.63%) iSCSI
16 8 (6.11%) VPN
17 7 (5.34%) NetScaler
18 6 (4.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.98%) MySQL
2 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.58%) SQLPlus
5 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.05%) Redis
6 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.53%) HBase
8 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.76%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 17 (12.98%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.16%) Subversion
2 12 (9.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.05%) Hudson
4 3 (2.29%) Selenium
4 3 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.76%) Maven
6 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 13 (9.92%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Games
3 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.29%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.53%) Electronics
4 2 (1.53%) Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Law
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (15.27%) Analyst
2 13 (9.92%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (7.63%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (7.63%) Operations Analyst
4 9 (6.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (6.87%) Architect
4 9 (6.87%) Administrator
5 8 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (5.34%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.34%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.58%) Consultant
7 6 (4.58%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (3.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.82%) Citrix Support
8 5 (3.82%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.05%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (3.05%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.92%) .NET
2 12 (9.16%) Servlets
3 11 (8.40%) J2EE
4 4 (3.05%) Middleware
5 3 (2.29%) LAMP
5 3 (2.29%) Web Services
6 2 (1.53%) Rendezvous
6 2 (1.53%) XML
6 2 (1.53%) XSLT
6 2 (1.53%) HTML
6 2 (1.53%) XMPP
7 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.66%) Blackberry
2 23 (17.56%) Thin Client
2 23 (17.56%) Fat Client
3 15 (11.45%) Open Source
4 10 (7.63%) Online Games
5 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.82%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.05%) Clustering
7 4 (3.05%) Device Driver
8 3 (2.29%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.29%) VLE
8 3 (2.29%) PKI
9 2 (1.53%) Replication
9 2 (1.53%) Handset
9 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 72 (54.96%) Windows
2 69 (52.67%) Linux
3 37 (28.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (21.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (19.08%) Windows 7
5 25 (19.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (11.45%) UNIX
7 12 (9.16%) CentOS
8 11 (8.40%) Solaris
9 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (5.34%) Windows 8
10 7 (5.34%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (5.34%) Windows XP
11 4 (3.05%) zOS
11 4 (3.05%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.05%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (3.05%) Debian
12 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.29%) Android
12 3 (2.29%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.08%) ITIL
1 25 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (16.79%) Configuration Management
3 18 (13.74%) Service Management
3 18 (13.74%) Performance Management
4 17 (12.98%) DevOps
5 15 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (10.69%) Problem Management
7 11 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.87%) Scrum
8 9 (6.87%) Unit Testing
9 8 (6.11%) BCP
9 8 (6.11%) Automated Testing
9 8 (6.11%) Business Continuity
9 8 (6.11%) ITSM
9 8 (6.11%) Business Continuity Planning
10 7 (5.34%) Migration
10 7 (5.34%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.58%) Kanban
11 6 (4.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.85%) Java
2 19 (14.50%) Perl
3 18 (13.74%) SQL
3 18 (13.74%) Python
4 15 (11.45%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.11%) PHP
5 8 (6.11%) C
6 7 (5.34%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.58%) C++
7 6 (4.58%) Korn
7 6 (4.58%) AWK
8 5 (3.82%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.05%) Ruby
10 1 (0.76%) Golang
10 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.76%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.63%) MCSE
3 9 (6.87%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.82%) MCSA
5 4 (3.05%) Degree
5 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.29%) MCITP
6 3 (2.29%) CCA
6 3 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) RHCT
8 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.76%) MCP
8 1 (0.76%) CCNA
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (55.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (41.98%) Active Directory
3 43 (32.82%) Hyper-V
4 22 (16.79%) XenApp
5 21 (16.03%) NLBS
6 14 (10.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 14 (10.69%) KVM
7 13 (9.92%) NFS
8 6 (4.58%) XenServer
8 6 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (4.58%) vSphere
9 5 (3.82%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.82%) VMware ESX
9 5 (3.82%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (3.05%) Postfix
11 3 (2.29%) Varnish
11 3 (2.29%) SRDF
11 3 (2.29%) Sendmail
11 3 (2.29%) Samba
11 3 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 35 (26.72%) Puppet
2 17 (12.98%) WSUS
3 13 (9.92%) Cobbler
4 12 (9.16%) Nagios
4 12 (9.16%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (5.34%) Vagrant
5 7 (5.34%) Tivoli
6 6 (4.58%) SCCM
6 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 6 (4.58%) Opsview
7 5 (3.82%) XenMobile
8 3 (2.29%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (2.29%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (2.29%) Casper Suite
8 3 (2.29%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.29%) Nessus
8 3 (2.29%) SCOM
9 2 (1.53%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.53%) collectd
Vendors
1 86 (65.65%) VMware
2 58 (44.27%) Microsoft
3 53 (40.46%) Citrix
4 43 (32.82%) Cisco
5 22 (16.79%) Red Hat
6 21 (16.03%) CheckPoint
6 21 (16.03%) Oracle
7 20 (15.27%) NetApp
8 17 (12.98%) IBM
9 16 (12.21%) Google
10 12 (9.16%) HP
10 12 (9.16%) EMC
11 8 (6.11%) Veritas
11 8 (6.11%) Dell
12 6 (4.58%) Sun
12 6 (4.58%) Splunk
12 6 (4.58%) Infoblox
13 4 (3.05%) Symantec
13 4 (3.05%) Brocade
14 3 (2.29%) Rackspace
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