The first table below looks at the demand for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Yorkshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 122 102 118
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +16
Contract jobs citing Xen 7 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.27% 0.47% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 2.58% 5.05% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate £363 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 - -
System Software Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
271 198 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.32% 9.39% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 57 79
Average daily rate £335 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 45 38
Average hourly rate £13.71 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.25% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.26 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Xen
England

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Xen
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -11 7 £363 +162.68%
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) vSphere
2 7 (87.50%) Hyper-V
2 7 (87.50%) Data Management
2 7 (87.50%) XMPP
2 7 (87.50%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (87.50%) Lync
2 7 (87.50%) Master Data Management
2 7 (87.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) MySQL
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) HP
2 7 (87.50%) EMC
2 7 (87.50%) NetApp
2 7 (87.50%) MPLS
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) Wireless
2 7 (87.50%) IPsec
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) IBM
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) SCOM

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 7 (87.50%) Lync
1 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
1 7 (87.50%) VPN
1 7 (87.50%) MPLS
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) Wireless
1 7 (87.50%) IPsec
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (87.50%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Data Management
1 7 (87.50%) Master Data Management
1 7 (87.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) RUP
4 1 (12.50%) DSDM
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) vSphere
2 7 (87.50%) Hyper-V
2 7 (87.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) SCOrch
2 1 (12.50%) Cobbler
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) HP
2 7 (87.50%) EMC
2 7 (87.50%) NetApp
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) EnterpriseDB