The first table below looks at the demand for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 23 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 118 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Xen 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% - -
As % of the System Software category 1.42% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £346 £348
% change year-on-year
-13.29% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
212 211 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.95% 10.73% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 99 70
Average daily rate £300 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 37 35
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Xen
England

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the West Midlands region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Xen
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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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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
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Job
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Worcestershire - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) SCADA
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Designer
1 3 (75.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco