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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 560 553 539
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Xen 68 56 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the System Software category 1.35% 1.09% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 22
Average daily rate £435 £413 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £293 £298
% change year-on-year
+45.29% -1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00

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
5049 5124 4728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.82% 9.93% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2984 2792 2371
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 593 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 8 February 2016.

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 27 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 62 £438 +6.06% 34
London -5 25 £475 +7.90% 9
North East -12 14 £497 +69.74% 3
Tyne and Wear - 14 £497 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £497 - 3
Yorkshire -6 11 £396 -9.42% 6
Leeds +1 10 £375 - 6
West Yorkshire 0 10 £375 - 6
Manchester -14 6 - - 1
North West -18 6 - - 2
City of London +48 5 £213 -38.84% 2
Wales - 4 £378 -
South East +3 3 £375 +51.51% 6
East of England - 3 £438 - 4
South Wales - 3 £380 -
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Newport - 3 £380 -
Essex - 3 £438 -
Surrey -1 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £450 -
Staines - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Berkshire +5 1 £375 +51.51% 5
Reading -8 1 £375 +51.51% 5
South Yorkshire -12 1 £425 -2.85%
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 141 (91.56%) Linux
2 130 (84.42%) VMware
3 126 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (59.09%) Tomcat
6 88 (57.14%) DNS
7 87 (56.49%) Configuration Management
8 86 (55.84%) TCP/IP
9 85 (55.19%) Microsoft
9 85 (55.19%) Java
10 84 (54.55%) DevOps
11 83 (53.90%) HTTP
11 83 (53.90%) Apache
12 82 (53.25%) WebSphere
13 81 (52.60%) Amazon AWS
14 79 (51.30%) DHCP
14 79 (51.30%) IIS
15 77 (50.00%) Jenkins
16 76 (49.35%) IPsec
16 76 (49.35%) FTP
17 75 (48.70%) nginx
18 74 (48.05%) Servlets
19 72 (46.75%) SSL
19 72 (46.75%) Puppet
20 68 (44.16%) .NET
20 68 (44.16%) Jetty
21 67 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
21 67 (43.51%) J2EE
22 63 (40.91%) Amazon EC2
23 61 (39.61%) Google App Engine

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 91 (59.09%) Tomcat
2 83 (53.90%) Apache
3 82 (53.25%) WebSphere
4 79 (51.30%) IIS
5 75 (48.70%) nginx
6 68 (44.16%) Jetty
7 21 (13.64%) OpenStack
8 15 (9.74%) CloudStack
8 15 (9.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 14 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (7.79%) Oracle 10gAS
10 12 (7.79%) Oracle Application Server
11 11 (7.14%) PowerExchange
12 8 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (5.19%) JBoss
13 6 (3.90%) Oracle Spatial
13 6 (3.90%) SharePoint
13 6 (3.90%) Skype for Business
14 3 (1.95%) Confluence
15 2 (1.30%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 81 (52.60%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (40.91%) Amazon EC2
3 61 (39.61%) Google App Engine
3 61 (39.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 52 (33.77%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (4.55%) IaaS
6 7 (4.55%) PaaS
7 2 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (57.14%) DNS
2 86 (55.84%) TCP/IP
3 83 (53.90%) HTTP
4 79 (51.30%) DHCP
5 76 (49.35%) FTP
5 76 (49.35%) IPsec
6 72 (46.75%) SSL
7 11 (7.14%) SAN
8 10 (6.49%) Firewall
9 9 (5.84%) LAN
10 7 (4.55%) NAS
11 6 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (3.90%) Internet
11 6 (3.90%) Skype
11 6 (3.90%) SMTP
11 6 (3.90%) WebEx
12 5 (3.25%) WAN
13 4 (2.60%) Network Security
13 4 (2.60%) VLAN
14 3 (1.95%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.99%) MySQL
2 13 (8.44%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (7.14%) PowerCenter
4 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.90%) Data Mining
5 6 (3.90%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.30%) Big Data
7 2 (1.30%) HPCC
7 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.65%) DB2
8 1 (0.65%) HBase
8 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 77 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.79%) Log4j
3 10 (6.49%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.25%) JIRA
5 4 (2.60%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.95%) Subversion
7 2 (1.30%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.30%) PVCS
7 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (11.04%) Finance
2 5 (3.25%) Games
3 4 (2.60%) Banking
4 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.30%) Law
4 2 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Back Office
5 1 (0.65%) Front Office
5 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (20.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (10.39%) Linux Engineer
2 16 (10.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 13 (8.44%) Consultant
4 11 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
5 9 (5.84%) Architect
5 9 (5.84%) WebOps Engineer
6 8 (5.19%) Analyst
6 8 (5.19%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (3.90%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 6 (3.90%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (3.90%) Web Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Developer
8 5 (3.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.60%) Administrator
9 4 (2.60%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 4 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (2.60%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (1.95%) WebSphere Consultant
10 3 (1.95%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (48.05%) Servlets
2 68 (44.16%) .NET
3 67 (43.51%) J2EE
4 7 (4.55%) Web Services
5 6 (3.90%) LAMP
5 6 (3.90%) Middleware
6 3 (1.95%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.95%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.30%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (1.30%) Sensu
7 2 (1.30%) ServiceStack
7 2 (1.30%) XML
8 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.65%) COM
8 1 (0.65%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.65%) REST
8 1 (0.65%) Ultra Messaging
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.19%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.95%) Replication
4 3 (1.95%) User Experience
4 3 (1.95%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.30%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.65%) Online Games
6 1 (0.65%) Verilog
6 1 (0.65%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 141 (91.56%) Linux
2 49 (31.82%) Windows
3 29 (18.83%) Unix
4 20 (12.99%) Solaris
5 18 (11.69%) AIX
6 16 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.90%) Windows Server
9 5 (3.25%) CentOS
10 4 (2.60%) SUSE
10 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.95%) HPUX
11 3 (1.95%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.30%) Debian
12 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
2 87 (56.49%) Configuration Management
3 84 (54.55%) DevOps
4 67 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (25.97%) Open Source
6 35 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 35 (22.73%) Unit Testing
7 30 (19.48%) Web Operations
8 13 (8.44%) Scrum
9 12 (7.79%) DSDM
9 12 (7.79%) RUP
10 9 (5.84%) CRM
11 8 (5.19%) ITIL
12 6 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.90%) Data Management
12 6 (3.90%) Project Planning
13 5 (3.25%) E-Commerce
13 5 (3.25%) Migration
14 4 (2.60%) Memory Management
14 4 (2.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 85 (55.19%) Java
2 33 (21.43%) Python
3 25 (16.23%) Bash Shell
4 22 (14.29%) Ruby
5 19 (12.34%) SQL
6 17 (11.04%) Perl
7 15 (9.74%) Shell Script
8 10 (6.49%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.55%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.25%) PHP
11 4 (2.60%) C
12 3 (1.95%) C++
13 2 (1.30%) Korn
13 2 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.30%) CCNA
3 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.30%) MCSA
3 2 (1.30%) MCSE
3 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) QA
2 3 (1.95%) SLA
3 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.65%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) JTAG
System Software
1 126 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (16.23%) KVM
3 19 (12.34%) vSphere
4 16 (10.39%) Hyper-V
5 15 (9.74%) Active Directory
6 14 (9.09%) Docker
7 12 (7.79%) XenServer
8 7 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (3.25%) NFS
9 5 (3.25%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.95%) Varnish
10 3 (1.95%) vCloud
11 2 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.30%) NLBS
11 2 (1.30%) Samba
11 2 (1.30%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.30%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.30%) XenApp
12 1 (0.65%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 72 (46.75%) Puppet
2 60 (38.96%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (9.09%) Tivoli
4 12 (7.79%) Ansible
4 12 (7.79%) Cobbler
5 11 (7.14%) Nagios
6 6 (3.90%) SCCM
7 5 (3.25%) Zenoss
8 3 (1.95%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (1.95%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.30%) Cacti
9 2 (1.30%) OpenNMS
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.30%) WSUS
10 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 130 (84.42%) VMware
2 85 (55.19%) Microsoft
3 61 (39.61%) Google
4 44 (28.57%) Oracle
5 18 (11.69%) Red Hat
6 15 (9.74%) Cisco
6 15 (9.74%) Citrix
6 15 (9.74%) HP
7 14 (9.09%) IBM
8 12 (7.79%) Axway
8 12 (7.79%) EnterpriseDB
8 12 (7.79%) Informatica
9 11 (7.14%) Dell
9 11 (7.14%) Genesys
10 10 (6.49%) EMC
11 7 (4.55%) Intel Security
11 7 (4.55%) SAP
11 7 (4.55%) Sun
11 7 (4.55%) Sybase
12 6 (3.90%) NetApp
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