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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank 547 522 504
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -18
Contract jobs citing Xen 50 50 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.095% 0.068%
As % of the System Software category 0.97% 1.04% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 12
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £175 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £488 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.75 -

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
5154 4825 4267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.20% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2827 2399 2058
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 567 642
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £34.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +3.17%

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 26 March 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 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 26 March 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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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 -17 47 £450 +14.28% 27
London +7 28 £513 +20.58% 12
North West - 9 £450 - 1
City of London +9 7 £625 +8.69% 6
Manchester - 6 £363 -
South West -6 5 £290 -30.53% 5
Scotland -6 3 £425 +286.36% 1
Leeds -7 3 - - 2
West Yorkshire -8 3 - - 2
Yorkshire -12 3 - - 4
Bristol - 3 £290 - 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £450 -
Hertfordshire +7 1 - - 1
East of England +6 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - -
Linlithgow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 82 (72.57%) VMware
2 72 (63.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (62.83%) Windows
4 62 (54.87%) Linux
5 54 (47.79%) Hyper-V
6 47 (41.59%) Microsoft
6 47 (41.59%) Citrix
7 45 (39.82%) Cisco
8 37 (32.74%) SAN
8 37 (32.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (30.97%) MS Exchange
10 34 (30.09%) Active Directory
10 34 (30.09%) Firewall
11 33 (29.20%) Oracle
12 30 (26.55%) LAN
13 29 (25.66%) WAN
13 29 (25.66%) Puppet
14 28 (24.78%) SQL
14 28 (24.78%) EMC
15 27 (23.89%) Apache
16 26 (23.01%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (22.12%) NetApp
18 24 (21.24%) TCP/IP
18 24 (21.24%) Java
18 24 (21.24%) XenApp
19 22 (19.47%) Windows 7
19 22 (19.47%) NFS
19 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
20 21 (18.58%) HTTP
20 21 (18.58%) iSCSI

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 35 (30.97%) MS Exchange
2 27 (23.89%) Apache
3 17 (15.04%) Tomcat
3 17 (15.04%) WebSphere
4 16 (14.16%) IIS
5 14 (12.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (10.62%) nginx
8 9 (7.96%) Oracle Coherence
8 9 (7.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (5.31%) IBM Notes
9 6 (5.31%) Jetty
9 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (4.42%) Lync
10 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (3.54%) OpenStack
11 4 (3.54%) Node.js
12 3 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (12.39%) MS Office
2 10 (8.85%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) RMDS
2 3 (2.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.73%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (7.96%) Office 365
3 8 (7.08%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (5.31%) Amazon S3
4 6 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.42%) Google App Engine
5 5 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.77%) GitHub
7 2 (1.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (32.74%) SAN
2 34 (30.09%) Firewall
3 30 (26.55%) LAN
4 29 (25.66%) WAN
5 24 (21.24%) TCP/IP
6 21 (18.58%) HTTP
6 21 (18.58%) iSCSI
7 20 (17.70%) Fibre Channel
8 19 (16.81%) DNS
9 17 (15.04%) NAS
10 15 (13.27%) Multicast
11 14 (12.39%) FCoE
12 11 (9.73%) DHCP
12 11 (9.73%) MPLS
13 9 (7.96%) BIG-IP
14 7 (6.19%) Network Security
14 7 (6.19%) SSL
14 7 (6.19%) DSL
15 6 (5.31%) IPsec
16 5 (4.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.39%) MySQL
3 10 (8.85%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.19%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.19%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.19%) HBase
5 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.42%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.54%) Redis
8 3 (2.65%) DB2
9 2 (1.77%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.96%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.65%) Subversion
4 2 (1.77%) GitLab
4 2 (1.77%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.88%) MSI
5 1 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 16 (14.16%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Banking
3 7 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.31%) Games
5 4 (3.54%) Local Government
5 4 (3.54%) Publishing
6 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.77%) German Language
7 2 (1.77%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.77%) Turkish Language
7 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.77%) Retail
7 2 (1.77%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.88%) Electronics
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (17.70%) Architect
2 15 (13.27%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (12.39%) Analyst
3 14 (12.39%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (9.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (8.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.85%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Consultant
7 7 (6.19%) Citrix Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.31%) Operations Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) Linux Support
9 5 (4.42%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Linux Support Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) XML
2 11 (9.73%) XSLT
3 10 (8.85%) Rendezvous
3 10 (8.85%) Middleware
3 10 (8.85%) .NET
4 9 (7.96%) HTML
4 9 (7.96%) J2EE
5 6 (5.31%) libvirt
6 4 (3.54%) Web Services
7 3 (2.65%) Servlets
8 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.77%) Drools
9 1 (0.88%) LAMP
9 1 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Blackberry
2 14 (12.39%) Thin Client
2 14 (12.39%) Fat Client
3 10 (8.85%) Open Source
4 6 (5.31%) Online Games
5 5 (4.42%) Clustering
6 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.54%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.65%) CLARiiON
7 3 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.77%) CMDB
9 1 (0.88%) Life Science
9 1 (0.88%) DTV
9 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.88%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 71 (62.83%) Windows
2 62 (54.87%) Linux
3 37 (32.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (23.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (19.47%) Windows 7
6 19 (16.81%) Solaris
6 19 (16.81%) UNIX
7 10 (8.85%) CentOS
8 9 (7.96%) Ubuntu
9 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (4.42%) Debian
12 4 (3.54%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (3.54%) Windows Vista
13 3 (2.65%) VMS
14 2 (1.77%) Android
14 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.81%) ITIL
3 17 (15.04%) Configuration Management
3 17 (15.04%) DevOps
4 16 (14.16%) Migration
5 13 (11.50%) Benchmarking
5 13 (11.50%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (8.85%) ITSM
6 10 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (7.08%) Problem Management
7 8 (7.08%) Load Balancing
7 8 (7.08%) Service Management
8 7 (6.19%) Performance Management
8 7 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (5.31%) Auto-Scaling
9 6 (5.31%) Business Continuity Planning
9 6 (5.31%) BCP
9 6 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.31%) Business Continuity
10 5 (4.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.78%) SQL
2 24 (21.24%) Java
3 18 (15.93%) Python
4 13 (11.50%) Ruby
5 10 (8.85%) C
6 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.19%) Perl
7 7 (6.19%) PHP
7 7 (6.19%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.42%) C++
8 5 (4.42%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.77%) VBScript
10 2 (1.77%) VB
11 1 (0.88%) C#
11 1 (0.88%) Golang
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.62%) MCSE
3 9 (7.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.42%) MCITP
6 5 (4.42%) CCNP
6 5 (4.42%) CCA
6 5 (4.42%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.54%) VCP5
7 4 (3.54%) VCP4
7 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.54%) CCNA
7 4 (3.54%) MCSA
7 4 (3.54%) Degree
8 2 (1.77%) MCP
9 1 (0.88%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (63.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (47.79%) Hyper-V
3 34 (30.09%) Active Directory
4 24 (21.24%) XenApp
5 22 (19.47%) NFS
6 18 (15.93%) KVM
7 12 (10.62%) vSphere
7 12 (10.62%) SRDF
8 10 (8.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (7.08%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (7.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (6.19%) NLBS
10 7 (6.19%) Postfix
10 7 (6.19%) XenDesktop
10 7 (6.19%) Docker
11 6 (5.31%) Sendmail
12 5 (4.42%) iptables
13 2 (1.77%) VirtualBox
13 2 (1.77%) XenServer
14 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (25.66%) Puppet
2 19 (16.81%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (7.96%) SCCM
4 8 (7.08%) Ansible
4 8 (7.08%) WSUS
5 6 (5.31%) Salt
5 6 (5.31%) Nagios
6 5 (4.42%) Cobbler
7 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (3.54%) Legato
7 4 (3.54%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (2.65%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.65%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.65%) Ganeti
8 3 (2.65%) SCDPM
8 3 (2.65%) Bcfg2
9 2 (1.77%) Casper Suite
9 2 (1.77%) Zenoss
9 2 (1.77%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 82 (72.57%) VMware
2 47 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 47 (41.59%) Citrix
3 45 (39.82%) Cisco
4 33 (29.20%) Oracle
5 28 (24.78%) EMC
6 25 (22.12%) NetApp
7 17 (15.04%) HP
8 15 (13.27%) IBM
9 14 (12.39%) Intel
9 14 (12.39%) Red Hat
10 10 (8.85%) CheckPoint
10 10 (8.85%) TIBCO
10 10 (8.85%) DataSynapse
11 9 (7.96%) Symantec
12 8 (7.08%) Sybase
13 6 (5.31%) Lotus
13 6 (5.31%) SAP
14 5 (4.42%) Google
14 5 (4.42%) ProCurve
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Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
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Rate: £320 - £350 per week + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Chippenham
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago