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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 548 535 523
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Contract jobs citing Xen 64 51 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 1.02% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 44
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£363 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £293 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 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
5498 5016 4776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.51% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3068 2659 2298
Average daily rate £338 £338 £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 566 590
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +2 61 £363 +5.83% 27
London +10 34 £338 -2.52% 11
City of London +33 12 £475 +58.33% 2
South East +9 9 £225 - 5
North West - 7 £515 -
Berkshire +10 6 £213 - 1
West Yorkshire +8 4 - - 2
Yorkshire +3 4 - - 2
East of England -18 4 £413 - 6
Hertfordshire -20 4 £413 -
Leeds - 3 - - 2
Wales - 3 - -
South West -44 2 £308 +2.58% 2
Reading - 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 £450 - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
North East - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Livingston - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 84 (64.12%) VMware
2 72 (54.96%) Windows
2 72 (54.96%) Linux
3 68 (51.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (45.04%) Microsoft
5 52 (39.69%) Active Directory
6 51 (38.93%) Citrix
7 44 (33.59%) Firewall
8 43 (32.82%) Hyper-V
9 42 (32.06%) Cisco
9 42 (32.06%) MS Exchange
10 39 (29.77%) Puppet
11 36 (27.48%) TCP/IP
12 34 (25.95%) SAN
13 32 (24.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (22.90%) DNS
14 30 (22.90%) Apache
15 29 (22.14%) Java
16 27 (20.61%) Oracle
16 27 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (19.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 25 (19.08%) Blackberry
19 24 (18.32%) Configuration Management
19 24 (18.32%) MySQL
19 24 (18.32%) Tomcat
19 24 (18.32%) LAN
19 24 (18.32%) WAN
20 23 (17.56%) HTTP
20 23 (17.56%) MPLS
20 23 (17.56%) NetApp

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (22.90%) Apache
3 24 (18.32%) Tomcat
4 20 (15.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (12.98%) WebSphere
6 15 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (9.92%) nginx
8 12 (9.16%) OpenStack
8 12 (9.16%) Jetty
9 10 (7.63%) IIS
10 7 (5.34%) WebLogic
11 6 (4.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
12 5 (3.82%) Lync
12 5 (3.82%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (2.29%) Drupal
13 3 (2.29%) Node.js
13 3 (2.29%) Moodle
14 2 (1.53%) lighttpd
14 2 (1.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (16.03%) MS Office
2 7 (5.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.53%) RMDS
3 1 (0.76%) assyst
3 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
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%) PaaS
5 2 (1.53%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.53%) Route 53
5 2 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 44 (33.59%) Firewall
2 36 (27.48%) TCP/IP
3 34 (25.95%) SAN
4 30 (22.90%) DNS
5 24 (18.32%) LAN
5 24 (18.32%) WAN
6 23 (17.56%) HTTP
6 23 (17.56%) MPLS
7 22 (16.79%) DHCP
7 22 (16.79%) BIG-IP
8 21 (16.03%) IPsec
9 17 (12.98%) DSL
9 17 (12.98%) FTP
10 15 (11.45%) NAS
11 14 (10.69%) SSL
12 13 (9.92%) VPN
13 12 (9.16%) LDAP
14 10 (7.63%) iSCSI
15 8 (6.11%) NetScaler
15 8 (6.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.32%) MySQL
2 19 (14.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.58%) Redis
4 6 (4.58%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.58%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.58%) SQLPlus
5 5 (3.82%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.53%) HBase
6 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 18 (13.74%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.92%) Subversion
3 12 (9.16%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.82%) Hudson
5 4 (3.05%) Selenium
6 3 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.53%) JIRA
8 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.76%) Ant
8 1 (0.76%) Maven
8 1 (0.76%) Gradle
8 1 (0.76%) Apache Ivy
General
1 13 (9.92%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Games
3 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.29%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.29%) Electronics
5 2 (1.53%) Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.53%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (12.21%) Analyst
2 14 (10.69%) Architect
2 14 (10.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (8.40%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (8.40%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (7.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (7.63%) Administrator
5 8 (6.11%) Consultant
6 7 (5.34%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.58%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.82%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (3.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.05%) IT Support
9 4 (3.05%) Designer
9 4 (3.05%) Citrix Support
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 5 (3.82%) XMPP
5 4 (3.05%) Middleware
6 3 (2.29%) Web Services
6 3 (2.29%) LAMP
7 2 (1.53%) Rendezvous
7 2 (1.53%) XML
7 2 (1.53%) XSLT
7 2 (1.53%) HTML
8 1 (0.76%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.76%) CPAN
8 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.08%) Blackberry
2 20 (15.27%) Thin Client
2 20 (15.27%) Fat Client
3 15 (11.45%) Open Source
4 10 (7.63%) Online Games
5 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.58%) Clustering
6 4 (3.05%) Replication
7 3 (2.29%) VLE
7 3 (2.29%) PKI
7 3 (2.29%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.53%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.53%) Handset
9 1 (0.76%) DTV
9 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.76%) SCADA
9 1 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 72 (54.96%) Windows
1 72 (54.96%) Linux
2 32 (24.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (19.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (16.03%) Windows 7
6 16 (12.21%) UNIX
7 15 (11.45%) CentOS
8 12 (9.16%) Solaris
9 11 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (5.34%) Windows XP
10 7 (5.34%) Windows 8
10 7 (5.34%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (3.05%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.05%) Debian
11 4 (3.05%) zOS
12 3 (2.29%) AIX
12 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.29%) Scientific Linux
12 3 (2.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (18.32%) Configuration Management
3 21 (16.03%) ITIL
4 19 (14.50%) DevOps
5 17 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (10.69%) Performance Management
6 14 (10.69%) Service Management
7 9 (6.87%) Migration
7 9 (6.87%) Scrum
7 9 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (6.87%) Problem Management
7 9 (6.87%) Unit Testing
8 8 (6.11%) Automated Testing
9 7 (5.34%) Kanban
9 7 (5.34%) Data Protection
10 6 (4.58%) Software Engineering
10 6 (4.58%) TOGAF
10 6 (4.58%) Workflow
11 5 (3.82%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.14%) Java
2 21 (16.03%) SQL
3 20 (15.27%) Perl
3 20 (15.27%) Python
4 14 (10.69%) Bash Shell
5 9 (6.87%) C
6 8 (6.11%) PHP
7 7 (5.34%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.34%) Ruby
7 7 (5.34%) Korn
8 6 (4.58%) AWK
9 5 (3.82%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.05%) C++
10 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.76%) VB
11 1 (0.76%) Tcl
11 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.76%) Golang
11 1 (0.76%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) MCSE
1 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.82%) Degree
4 4 (3.05%) MCSA
5 3 (2.29%) CCA
5 3 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.53%) MCITP
7 1 (0.76%) ISEB
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.76%) CCNA
7 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
System Software
1 68 (51.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (39.69%) Active Directory
3 43 (32.82%) Hyper-V
4 20 (15.27%) XenApp
5 17 (12.98%) NLBS
6 16 (12.21%) KVM
7 14 (10.69%) NFS
8 10 (7.63%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (7.63%) vSphere
8 10 (7.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (5.34%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (5.34%) XenServer
10 6 (4.58%) XenDesktop
11 5 (3.82%) VMware ESX
11 5 (3.82%) Varnish
12 4 (3.05%) Postfix
12 4 (3.05%) Sendmail
12 4 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (2.29%) Samba
13 3 (2.29%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 39 (29.77%) Puppet
2 14 (10.69%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (10.69%) WSUS
3 13 (9.92%) Nagios
3 13 (9.92%) Cobbler
4 9 (6.87%) Vagrant
5 7 (5.34%) Tivoli
5 7 (5.34%) SCCM
6 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 6 (4.58%) Opsview
7 5 (3.82%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.82%) Salt
7 5 (3.82%) XenMobile
7 5 (3.82%) HAProxy
8 4 (3.05%) SCOM
8 4 (3.05%) Data Guard
8 4 (3.05%) collectd
8 4 (3.05%) StatsD
8 4 (3.05%) logstash
9 3 (2.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 84 (64.12%) VMware
2 59 (45.04%) Microsoft
3 51 (38.93%) Citrix
4 42 (32.06%) Cisco
5 27 (20.61%) Oracle
6 23 (17.56%) NetApp
7 22 (16.79%) Red Hat
8 21 (16.03%) IBM
9 18 (13.74%) HP
10 17 (12.98%) CheckPoint
10 17 (12.98%) Google
11 16 (12.21%) EMC
12 8 (6.11%) Veritas
12 8 (6.11%) Dell
13 7 (5.34%) Sun
14 6 (4.58%) Infoblox
14 6 (4.58%) Splunk
15 5 (3.82%) SaltStack
15 5 (3.82%) Rackspace
16 4 (3.05%) Brocade
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