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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 549 500 517
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +17
Contract jobs citing Xen 63 74 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 1.46% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 45
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
-12.07% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% -
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
5317 5084 4820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2984 2628 2333
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 581 588
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -27 59 £340 -2.85% 30
London -2 37 £350 -4.76% 16
City of London +26 11 £475 +58.33% 5
Berkshire +6 8 £213 -43.64%
South East -11 8 £213 -43.64% 2
Hertfordshire -10 5 £413 -
East of England -27 5 £413 +17.85% 3
Reading - 4 - -
Yorkshire +5 3 - - 3
West Yorkshire +4 3 - - 2
South West -31 3 £291 -3.16% 4
Wales - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
North West - 1 £275 -
Scotland - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
North East - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - - 3
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 77 (63.11%) VMware
2 72 (59.02%) Windows
3 63 (51.64%) Linux
4 59 (48.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 57 (46.72%) Microsoft
6 49 (40.16%) Active Directory
6 49 (40.16%) Citrix
7 44 (36.07%) Firewall
8 43 (35.25%) Cisco
8 43 (35.25%) MS Exchange
8 43 (35.25%) Hyper-V
9 34 (27.87%) SAN
10 33 (27.05%) Puppet
11 32 (26.23%) TCP/IP
12 30 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 29 (23.77%) Oracle
14 28 (22.95%) MySQL
15 27 (22.13%) Apache
16 26 (21.31%) Java
17 25 (20.49%) NetApp
17 25 (20.49%) MPLS
17 25 (20.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (19.67%) DNS
19 23 (18.85%) IBM
19 23 (18.85%) LAN
19 23 (18.85%) WAN
20 22 (18.03%) SQL Server
20 22 (18.03%) Red Hat
20 22 (18.03%) Blackberry
20 22 (18.03%) BIG-IP

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 43 (35.25%) MS Exchange
2 27 (22.13%) Apache
3 20 (16.39%) Tomcat
4 17 (13.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (11.48%) WebSphere
7 12 (9.84%) OpenStack
8 11 (9.02%) nginx
9 9 (7.38%) Jetty
10 8 (6.56%) Lync
11 7 (5.74%) WebLogic
11 7 (5.74%) IIS
12 6 (4.92%) SharePoint
12 6 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (4.10%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (2.46%) Moodle
14 3 (2.46%) Drupal
15 2 (1.64%) Node.js
15 2 (1.64%) Confluence
15 2 (1.64%) lighttpd
Applications
1 19 (15.57%) MS Office
2 8 (6.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.64%) RMDS
3 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.11%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (11.48%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (9.02%) Google App Engine
4 4 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.46%) SaaS
5 3 (2.46%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.64%) PaaS
6 2 (1.64%) Route 53
6 2 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 44 (36.07%) Firewall
2 34 (27.87%) SAN
3 32 (26.23%) TCP/IP
4 25 (20.49%) MPLS
5 24 (19.67%) DNS
6 23 (18.85%) LAN
6 23 (18.85%) WAN
7 22 (18.03%) BIG-IP
8 19 (15.57%) IPsec
9 17 (13.93%) DHCP
10 16 (13.11%) VPN
10 16 (13.11%) DSL
11 15 (12.30%) HTTP
12 14 (11.48%) NAS
13 12 (9.84%) LDAP
14 11 (9.02%) FTP
15 10 (8.20%) Wireless
16 9 (7.38%) iSCSI
16 9 (7.38%) SSL
17 8 (6.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.95%) MySQL
2 22 (18.03%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.92%) SQLPlus
4 6 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.92%) Redis
4 6 (4.92%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.64%) HBase
5 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.48%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.66%) Subversion
3 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.10%) Hudson
5 4 (3.28%) Selenium
6 3 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.64%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.64%) JIRA
8 1 (0.82%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.82%) Gradle
8 1 (0.82%) Maven
8 1 (0.82%) Ant
8 1 (0.82%) IntelliJ
General
1 11 (9.02%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Games
3 3 (2.46%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.46%) Electronics
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Law
4 2 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (11.48%) Architect
1 14 (11.48%) Analyst
1 14 (11.48%) Infrastructure Architect
2 11 (9.02%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (8.20%) Administrator
3 10 (8.20%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (7.38%) Consultant
5 7 (5.74%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (4.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.92%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Citrix Support
8 4 (3.28%) IT Support
8 4 (3.28%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) .NET
2 9 (7.38%) Servlets
3 8 (6.56%) J2EE
3 8 (6.56%) XMPP
4 4 (3.28%) Middleware
5 3 (2.46%) Web Services
5 3 (2.46%) LAMP
6 2 (1.64%) HTML
6 2 (1.64%) XML
6 2 (1.64%) XSLT
6 2 (1.64%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.82%) CPAN
7 1 (0.82%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Blackberry
2 19 (15.57%) Thin Client
2 19 (15.57%) Fat Client
3 9 (7.38%) Online Games
4 8 (6.56%) Open Source
5 6 (4.92%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.10%) Clustering
7 4 (3.28%) Replication
8 3 (2.46%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.46%) VLE
8 3 (2.46%) PKI
9 2 (1.64%) Handset
9 2 (1.64%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.82%) Wiki
10 1 (0.82%) DTV
10 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.82%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 72 (59.02%) Windows
2 63 (51.64%) Linux
3 30 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (20.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (15.57%) Windows 7
7 17 (13.93%) CentOS
8 14 (11.48%) UNIX
9 11 (9.02%) Solaris
9 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (5.74%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (5.74%) Windows XP
11 6 (4.92%) Windows 8
12 4 (3.28%) zOS
13 3 (2.46%) Scientific Linux
13 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.46%) AIX
13 3 (2.46%) Debian
13 3 (2.46%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (16.39%) ITIL
3 17 (13.93%) Configuration Management
4 16 (13.11%) DevOps
5 13 (10.66%) Performance Management
5 13 (10.66%) Service Management
6 9 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.56%) Data Management
7 8 (6.56%) TOGAF
7 8 (6.56%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.56%) Migration
7 8 (6.56%) Scrum
7 8 (6.56%) Master Data Management
7 8 (6.56%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (5.74%) Kanban
8 7 (5.74%) Data Protection
9 6 (4.92%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.92%) OOP
9 6 (4.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.31%) Java
2 20 (16.39%) Perl
2 20 (16.39%) SQL
3 19 (15.57%) Python
4 10 (8.20%) Bash Shell
5 7 (5.74%) Ruby
5 7 (5.74%) Korn
5 7 (5.74%) PHP
5 7 (5.74%) C
6 6 (4.92%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.92%) AWK
7 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.64%) C++
10 1 (0.82%) VB
10 1 (0.82%) C-shell
10 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) MCSE
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.10%) Degree
3 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.46%) CCA
3 3 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (2.46%) MCSA
4 2 (1.64%) MCITP
5 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.82%) CCNA
5 1 (0.82%) ISEB
System Software
1 59 (48.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (40.16%) Active Directory
3 43 (35.25%) Hyper-V
4 19 (15.57%) XenApp
5 18 (14.75%) KVM
6 16 (13.11%) NLBS
7 12 (9.84%) NFS
7 12 (9.84%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (9.84%) vSphere
8 10 (8.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (5.74%) XenServer
9 7 (5.74%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (4.92%) XenDesktop
10 6 (4.92%) Varnish
11 5 (4.10%) VMware ESX
12 4 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (3.28%) Sendmail
13 3 (2.46%) Postfix
13 3 (2.46%) SRDF
13 3 (2.46%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (27.05%) Puppet
2 14 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (10.66%) WSUS
4 12 (9.84%) Cobbler
5 11 (9.02%) Nagios
6 10 (8.20%) Vagrant
7 7 (5.74%) SCCM
8 6 (4.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 6 (4.92%) Tivoli
8 6 (4.92%) Salt
8 6 (4.92%) Opsview
8 6 (4.92%) HAProxy
9 5 (4.10%) XenMobile
9 5 (4.10%) collectd
9 5 (4.10%) StatsD
9 5 (4.10%) logstash
10 4 (3.28%) Backup Exec
10 4 (3.28%) SCOM
10 4 (3.28%) Data Guard
11 3 (2.46%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 77 (63.11%) VMware
2 57 (46.72%) Microsoft
3 49 (40.16%) Citrix
4 43 (35.25%) Cisco
5 29 (23.77%) Oracle
6 25 (20.49%) NetApp
7 23 (18.85%) IBM
8 22 (18.03%) Red Hat
9 20 (16.39%) HP
10 18 (14.75%) EMC
11 16 (13.11%) CheckPoint
12 12 (9.84%) Google
13 8 (6.56%) Veritas
13 8 (6.56%) Dell
14 7 (5.74%) Sun
14 7 (5.74%) SaltStack
15 6 (4.92%) Infoblox
15 6 (4.92%) Splunk
15 6 (4.92%) Rackspace
16 3 (2.46%) Dell KACE
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