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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 522 533 499
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -34
Contract jobs citing Xen 75 60 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.097%
As % of the System Software category 1.39% 1.15% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 37 16
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£284 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.06% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £295 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £363 £419
% change year-on-year
-24.13% -13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
5405 5227 4461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.82% 9.65% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3047 2818 2143
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 641 609
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -3.12%

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 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 -5 68 £275 -27.63% 31
London +17 26 £340 -15.00% 8
East of England +30 23 £175 - 3
Norfolk - 21 £175 - 1
Yorkshire -15 12 £288 -20.68% 1
West Yorkshire -9 11 £281 -22.41% 1
Leeds -11 11 £281 -22.41% 1
City of London +13 9 £408 +1.87% 2
North West - 7 £275 - 1
North East - 6 £288 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £275 -
Lancashire - 5 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £275 -
Blackpool - 5 £275 -
Burnley - 5 £275 -
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
Scotland - 4 £425 - 1
South West - 3 £290 - 6
Wales - 2 £330 -
Bristol - 2 £285 - 6
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
East Midlands -4 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Chippenham - 1 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 95 (73.64%) VMware
2 78 (60.47%) Windows
3 73 (56.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (50.39%) Linux
5 61 (47.29%) Citrix
6 60 (46.51%) Microsoft
7 46 (35.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (34.11%) SAN
9 41 (31.78%) SQL
10 40 (31.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (31.01%) Windows 7
11 39 (30.23%) Hyper-V
11 39 (30.23%) Apache
12 37 (28.68%) TCP/IP
13 36 (27.91%) HP
14 35 (27.13%) DNS
14 35 (27.13%) Cisco
15 34 (26.36%) Active Directory
15 34 (26.36%) Puppet
16 33 (25.58%) Firewall
17 32 (24.81%) Java
18 31 (24.03%) Oracle
19 30 (23.26%) HTTP
20 29 (22.48%) MS Exchange
20 29 (22.48%) Symantec
20 29 (22.48%) Amazon AWS
21 28 (21.71%) Configuration Management
21 28 (21.71%) Tomcat
21 28 (21.71%) IIS
21 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (30.23%) Apache
2 29 (22.48%) MS Exchange
3 28 (21.71%) Tomcat
3 28 (21.71%) IIS
4 27 (20.93%) WebSphere
4 27 (20.93%) nginx
5 21 (16.28%) Jetty
6 19 (14.73%) SharePoint
7 16 (12.40%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (7.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (4.65%) Oracle Coherence
11 6 (4.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (4.65%) IBM Notes
12 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (3.10%) Lync
14 3 (2.33%) OpenStack
15 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
16 1 (0.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (11.63%) MS Office
2 7 (5.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (14.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (6.98%) SAP CRM
3 5 (3.88%) RMDS
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (22.48%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (20.16%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (16.28%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (15.50%) Google App Engine
4 20 (15.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (6.98%) Office 365
6 6 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (4.65%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.55%) GitHub
7 2 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (34.11%) SAN
2 37 (28.68%) TCP/IP
3 35 (27.13%) DNS
4 33 (25.58%) Firewall
5 30 (23.26%) HTTP
6 27 (20.93%) DHCP
7 23 (17.83%) WAN
8 22 (17.05%) LAN
9 21 (16.28%) IPsec
10 19 (14.73%) FTP
11 18 (13.95%) SSL
12 17 (13.18%) NAS
13 13 (10.08%) iSCSI
14 11 (8.53%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (7.75%) MPLS
16 9 (6.98%) VLAN
16 9 (6.98%) Network Security
16 9 (6.98%) Multicast
17 8 (6.20%) FCoE
17 8 (6.20%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.75%) MySQL
3 7 (5.43%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.88%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.88%) HBase
6 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.78%) Redis
7 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (17.05%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.33%) Subversion
4 2 (1.55%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.55%) GitLab
4 2 (1.55%) Hudson
4 2 (1.55%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.55%) Lombardi
General
1 19 (14.73%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Banking
3 4 (3.10%) Local Government
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.33%) Games
4 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.33%) Retail
5 2 (1.55%) German Language
5 2 (1.55%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.55%) Turkish Language
5 2 (1.55%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.55%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 21 (16.28%) Operations Engineer
2 18 (13.95%) Architect
3 14 (10.85%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (10.08%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (9.30%) Administrator
5 12 (9.30%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (9.30%) Analyst
6 11 (8.53%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (8.53%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (4.65%) Consultant
10 5 (3.88%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.88%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.60%) .NET
1 24 (18.60%) J2EE
2 18 (13.95%) Servlets
3 11 (8.53%) XML
4 8 (6.20%) Middleware
4 8 (6.20%) XSLT
5 7 (5.43%) Rendezvous
6 6 (4.65%) libvirt
6 6 (4.65%) HTML
7 5 (3.88%) Ultra Messaging
8 4 (3.10%) Web Services
9 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.55%) Drools
10 1 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.63%) Thin Client
2 15 (11.63%) Fat Client
3 13 (10.08%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.10%) Clustering
5 3 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.33%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.33%) Replication
5 3 (2.33%) Online Games
6 2 (1.55%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) DTV
7 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.78%) Life Science
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.78%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 78 (60.47%) Windows
2 65 (50.39%) Linux
3 46 (35.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (31.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (31.01%) Windows 7
5 15 (11.63%) UNIX
6 11 (8.53%) Solaris
7 8 (6.20%) Ubuntu
8 6 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.88%) Debian
9 5 (3.88%) CentOS
9 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.10%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.10%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.33%) VMS
12 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.78%) Android
12 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.71%) Configuration Management
1 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (16.28%) CRM
4 19 (14.73%) Open Source
5 15 (11.63%) ITIL
5 15 (11.63%) DevOps
6 14 (10.85%) Migration
7 11 (8.53%) ITSM
8 9 (6.98%) Automated Testing
8 9 (6.98%) Service Management
8 9 (6.98%) Unit Testing
8 9 (6.98%) Performance Management
9 8 (6.20%) Business Continuity Planning
9 8 (6.20%) Problem Management
9 8 (6.20%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (6.20%) Business Continuity
9 8 (6.20%) BCP
10 7 (5.43%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.78%) SQL
2 32 (24.81%) Java
3 14 (10.85%) Python
4 10 (7.75%) Ruby
5 9 (6.98%) C
6 8 (6.20%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.65%) Perl
7 6 (4.65%) PHP
8 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.55%) C++
9 2 (1.55%) VBScript
9 2 (1.55%) VB
10 1 (0.78%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.20%) Degree
4 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (4.65%) MCSE
5 5 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.10%) VCP5
6 4 (3.10%) VCP4
6 4 (3.10%) MCITP
6 4 (3.10%) CCA
6 4 (3.10%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.33%) CCNP
8 2 (1.55%) CCNA
8 2 (1.55%) MCP
9 1 (0.78%) MCSA
9 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.18%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (56.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (30.23%) Hyper-V
3 34 (26.36%) Active Directory
4 16 (12.40%) XenApp
5 12 (9.30%) NFS
5 12 (9.30%) KVM
6 11 (8.53%) vSphere
7 10 (7.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (6.20%) SRDF
8 8 (6.20%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (6.20%) NLBS
9 7 (5.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (4.65%) Docker
10 6 (4.65%) Postfix
10 6 (4.65%) Sendmail
11 5 (3.88%) XenDesktop
11 5 (3.88%) iptables
12 4 (3.10%) VMware ESX
13 3 (2.33%) XenServer
13 3 (2.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 34 (26.36%) Puppet
2 25 (19.38%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (18.60%) Backup Exec
4 11 (8.53%) SCCM
5 9 (6.98%) WSUS
6 6 (4.65%) Salt
7 4 (3.10%) Ansible
7 4 (3.10%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (3.10%) Legato
8 3 (2.33%) Nagios
8 3 (2.33%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.33%) Data Guard
8 3 (2.33%) Ganeti
8 3 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.33%) Bcfg2
8 3 (2.33%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.55%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.55%) Zenoss
9 2 (1.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 95 (73.64%) VMware
2 61 (47.29%) Citrix
3 60 (46.51%) Microsoft
4 36 (27.91%) HP
5 35 (27.13%) Cisco
6 31 (24.03%) Oracle
7 29 (22.48%) Symantec
8 26 (20.16%) SAP
9 20 (15.50%) EMC
9 20 (15.50%) Google
10 19 (14.73%) Hitachi
10 19 (14.73%) NetApp
11 13 (10.08%) Red Hat
12 12 (9.30%) CheckPoint
13 9 (6.98%) IBM
13 9 (6.98%) Intel
14 7 (5.43%) TIBCO
14 7 (5.43%) DataSynapse
15 6 (4.65%) F5
15 6 (4.65%) Lotus
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