The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Xen Project
Rank - 110 95
Contract jobs citing Xen 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.043% 0.056%
As % of the System Software category - 0.51% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £288 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +43.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
245 195 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.16% 8.29% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 83 64
Average daily rate £319 £305 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.59% +32.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 33
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £17.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) ProCurve
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) ProCurve