The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 532 485 511
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +26
Contract jobs citing Xen 61 83 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.17% 1.66% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 43
Average daily rate
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£350 £366 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5194 5006 4763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.50% 9.81% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2863 2535 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 621 648
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -50 57 £350 -4.43% 29
London -3 29 £370 -12.42% 14
South East -22 14 £288 -18.67% 3
Berkshire -14 10 £201 -43.28%
City of London +23 8 £358 - 3
Reading +12 4 - -
East of England -27 4 - - 2
South West -26 3 £291 -5.52% 4
Wales - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire +3 2 - - 3
Essex -2 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
North West - 1 £275 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
Somerset - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bath - - - - 2

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 76 (63.33%) VMware
2 67 (55.83%) Windows
3 59 (49.17%) Linux
3 59 (49.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (47.50%) Citrix
5 52 (43.33%) Microsoft
6 48 (40.00%) Cisco
7 45 (37.50%) Firewall
8 42 (35.00%) Active Directory
9 39 (32.50%) MS Exchange
10 38 (31.67%) Hyper-V
11 34 (28.33%) Oracle
11 34 (28.33%) SAN
12 30 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 30 (25.00%) Puppet
13 28 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (20.83%) Apache
15 25 (20.83%) MySQL
15 25 (20.83%) MPLS
16 24 (20.00%) Red Hat
16 24 (20.00%) SQL Server
16 24 (20.00%) Python
17 23 (19.17%) LAN
17 23 (19.17%) WAN
17 23 (19.17%) IBM
18 22 (18.33%) Blackberry
18 22 (18.33%) BIG-IP
19 21 (17.50%) ITIL
19 21 (17.50%) XenApp

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 39 (32.50%) MS Exchange
2 25 (20.83%) Apache
3 17 (14.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (11.67%) Tomcat
5 13 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (8.33%) WebSphere
7 9 (7.50%) OpenStack
8 8 (6.67%) Lync
8 8 (6.67%) nginx
8 8 (6.67%) WebLogic
9 6 (5.00%) IIS
9 6 (5.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (4.17%) Jetty
10 5 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (2.50%) Drupal
11 3 (2.50%) Moodle
12 2 (1.67%) Confluence
13 1 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (14.17%) MS Office
2 6 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.83%) RMDS
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.83%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (9.17%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (5.83%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 45 (37.50%) Firewall
2 34 (28.33%) SAN
3 30 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 25 (20.83%) MPLS
5 23 (19.17%) LAN
5 23 (19.17%) WAN
6 22 (18.33%) BIG-IP
7 19 (15.83%) DNS
8 16 (13.33%) DSL
9 15 (12.50%) IPsec
9 15 (12.50%) VPN
10 13 (10.83%) LDAP
11 12 (10.00%) DHCP
11 12 (10.00%) NAS
12 11 (9.17%) HTTP
13 10 (8.33%) Wireless
14 8 (6.67%) VLAN
14 8 (6.67%) NetScaler
15 7 (5.83%) iSCSI
15 7 (5.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.83%) MySQL
2 24 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (7.50%) Oracle Database
5 7 (5.83%) Redis
6 6 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 6 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 6 (5.00%) SQLPlus
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.83%) HBase
9 1 (0.83%) KDB
9 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Subversion
2 8 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.50%) Hudson
4 3 (2.50%) JIRA
5 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.83%) Selenium
6 1 (0.83%) Gradle
6 1 (0.83%) Ant
6 1 (0.83%) JUnit
6 1 (0.83%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.83%) ProC
6 1 (0.83%) JMeter
General
1 15 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (5.00%) Games
3 3 (2.50%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Electronics
4 2 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (12.50%) Architect
1 15 (12.50%) Analyst
2 14 (11.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (10.83%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (9.17%) Consultant
4 11 (9.17%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (9.17%) Administrator
5 10 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Citrix Support
8 6 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.67%) XMPP
2 6 (5.00%) .NET
3 5 (4.17%) Servlets
4 4 (3.33%) J2EE
5 3 (2.50%) Middleware
5 3 (2.50%) LAMP
6 2 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.67%) Web Services
7 1 (0.83%) XML
7 1 (0.83%) XSLT
7 1 (0.83%) CORBA
7 1 (0.83%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.83%) SOAP
7 1 (0.83%) wxWidgets
7 1 (0.83%) Sinatra
7 1 (0.83%) Xerces
7 1 (0.83%) Xalan
7 1 (0.83%) CPAN
7 1 (0.83%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.83%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.33%) Blackberry
2 19 (15.83%) Thin Client
2 19 (15.83%) Fat Client
3 8 (6.67%) Open Source
4 6 (5.00%) Online Games
5 5 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.17%) Clustering
6 4 (3.33%) Replication
7 3 (2.50%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.50%) VLE
7 3 (2.50%) PKI
8 2 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.67%) Handset
9 1 (0.83%) Wiki
9 1 (0.83%) SCADA
9 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 67 (55.83%) Windows
2 59 (49.17%) Linux
3 28 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (16.67%) CentOS
5 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (14.17%) Windows 7
7 16 (13.33%) UNIX
8 12 (10.00%) Solaris
9 10 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (5.00%) Windows 8
12 5 (4.17%) Windows XP
13 4 (3.33%) zOS
13 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
13 4 (3.33%) AIX
13 4 (3.33%) SUSE
13 4 (3.33%) Debian
14 3 (2.50%) Fedora
14 3 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.50%) ITIL
2 17 (14.17%) Configuration Management
3 13 (10.83%) Service Management
3 13 (10.83%) Performance Management
4 12 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (9.17%) DevOps
6 9 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.67%) Data Management
7 8 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 8 (6.67%) Master Data Management
7 8 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (5.83%) Kanban
9 6 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (5.00%) Scrum
9 6 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.00%) Workflow
9 6 (5.00%) OOP
9 6 (5.00%) OO
9 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.00%) Python
2 20 (16.67%) Perl
2 20 (16.67%) SQL
3 19 (15.83%) Java
4 15 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 12 (10.00%) Ruby
6 9 (7.50%) AWK
7 8 (6.67%) Korn
7 8 (6.67%) C
8 7 (5.83%) Shell Script
9 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.00%) PHP
10 3 (2.50%) C++
10 3 (2.50%) sed
11 2 (1.67%) C-shell
12 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.83%) Tcl
12 1 (0.83%) Lisp
12 1 (0.83%) C#
12 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.00%) MCSE
1 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (3.33%) Degree
3 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.50%) CCA
3 3 (2.50%) MCSA
4 2 (1.67%) CCNA
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.67%) MCITP
5 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.83%) CCIA
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (49.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 38 (31.67%) Hyper-V
4 21 (17.50%) XenApp
4 21 (17.50%) KVM
5 20 (16.67%) XenServer
6 16 (13.33%) NLBS
7 15 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (10.00%) vSphere
9 10 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 10 (8.33%) NFS
10 9 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (6.67%) XenDesktop
12 7 (5.83%) VMware ESX
13 6 (5.00%) Varnish
14 5 (4.17%) Sendmail
15 4 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (2.50%) Samba
16 3 (2.50%) qmail
16 3 (2.50%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 30 (25.00%) Puppet
2 13 (10.83%) WSUS
3 12 (10.00%) Cobbler
4 10 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (7.50%) Nagios
6 7 (5.83%) SCCM
6 7 (5.83%) HAProxy
7 6 (5.00%) XenMobile
7 6 (5.00%) Salt
7 6 (5.00%) Opsview
7 6 (5.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 6 (5.00%) Tivoli
8 5 (4.17%) Vagrant
8 5 (4.17%) logstash
8 5 (4.17%) collectd
8 5 (4.17%) StatsD
9 4 (3.33%) Backup Exec
9 4 (3.33%) Nessus
9 4 (3.33%) SCOM
9 4 (3.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 76 (63.33%) VMware
2 57 (47.50%) Citrix
3 52 (43.33%) Microsoft
4 48 (40.00%) Cisco
5 34 (28.33%) Oracle
6 24 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 23 (19.17%) IBM
8 20 (16.67%) NetApp
8 20 (16.67%) HP
9 18 (15.00%) EMC
10 17 (14.17%) CheckPoint
11 8 (6.67%) Veritas
11 8 (6.67%) Google
11 8 (6.67%) SaltStack
12 7 (5.83%) Dell
12 7 (5.83%) Sun
13 6 (5.00%) Infoblox
13 6 (5.00%) Splunk
13 6 (5.00%) Rackspace
14 4 (3.33%) Symantec
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