The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Xen Project
UK / England
Rank 544 514 545
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +31
Contract jobs citing Xen 33 75 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.69% 1.53% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 47 29
Median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £545 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £409 £290
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +40.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4794 4902 4920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.41% 10.41% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3054 2978 2741
Median daily rate £401 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.39% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 450 558
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.90 £31.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Xen as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in England

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in England

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in England

Xen
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Xen across the England region.

Xen Hourly Rate Trend in England

Xen
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 13 £455 -4.21% 2
North West +18 7 £550 - 2
South West +3 5 £550 +66.66% 1
South East +17 4 £401 +6.80% 2
East of England -9 2 £575 +31.42%
Yorkshire +8 1 - - 2
North East -27 1 £450 -9.36%
Xen
UK

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Xen.

1 87 (93.55%) Linux
2 73 (78.49%) DevOps
3 58 (62.37%) VMware
4 57 (61.29%) Apache
4 57 (61.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 51 (54.84%) Tomcat
6 50 (53.76%) Puppet
7 45 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
7 45 (48.39%) Jenkins
8 44 (47.31%) nginx
8 44 (47.31%) Bash Shell
9 43 (46.24%) Python
10 40 (43.01%) Jetty
11 39 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (40.86%) Microsoft
13 36 (38.71%) IIS
14 35 (37.63%) Java
15 34 (36.56%) HTTP
15 34 (36.56%) WebSphere
16 33 (35.48%) Google
17 31 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
18 30 (32.26%) Ubuntu
18 30 (32.26%) Open Source
18 30 (32.26%) Windows
19 29 (31.18%) Firewall
19 29 (31.18%) Configuration Management
20 27 (29.03%) MySQL
20 27 (29.03%) TCP/IP
21 26 (27.96%) DNS
22 25 (26.88%) SSL

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 57 (61.29%) Apache
2 51 (54.84%) Tomcat
3 44 (47.31%) nginx
4 40 (43.01%) Jetty
5 36 (38.71%) IIS
6 34 (36.56%) WebSphere
7 24 (25.81%) Mongrel
8 21 (22.58%) OpenStack
9 19 (20.43%) CloudStack
10 16 (17.20%) WildFly
11 15 (16.13%) Mule ESB
12 11 (11.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (8.60%) DataSynapse
13 8 (8.60%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (7.53%) JBoss
15 3 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
16 2 (2.15%) SAS
16 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
16 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
16 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 45 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (26.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 24 (25.81%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (24.73%) Google App Engine
5 8 (8.60%) G Suite
6 7 (7.53%) IaaS
7 6 (6.45%) PaaS
8 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (4.30%) SaaS
10 3 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (2.15%) HP Helion
12 1 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
12 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (1.08%) CloudFront
12 1 (1.08%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (1.08%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (1.08%) Heroku
12 1 (1.08%) Office 365
12 1 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (36.56%) HTTP
2 29 (31.18%) Firewall
3 27 (29.03%) TCP/IP
4 26 (27.96%) DNS
5 25 (26.88%) FTP
5 25 (26.88%) IPsec
5 25 (26.88%) SSL
6 23 (24.73%) DHCP
7 20 (21.51%) VPN
8 15 (16.13%) LAN
8 15 (16.13%) Reverse Proxy
8 15 (16.13%) WAN
9 12 (12.90%) NAS
9 12 (12.90%) SAN
10 10 (10.75%) FCoE
10 10 (10.75%) Fibre Channel
10 10 (10.75%) iSCSI
10 10 (10.75%) Multicast
11 9 (9.68%) Internet
12 8 (8.60%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.03%) MySQL
2 23 (24.73%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (20.43%) SQL Server
4 15 (16.13%) NoSQL
5 8 (8.60%) Hadoop
5 8 (8.60%) HBase
6 3 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (2.15%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.08%) Redis
8 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (48.39%) Jenkins
2 24 (25.81%) Travis CI
3 21 (22.58%) Git (software)
4 17 (18.28%) GitLab
5 16 (17.20%) Gerrit
5 16 (17.20%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.08%) git-flow
7 1 (1.08%) GoCD
7 1 (1.08%) Hudson
7 1 (1.08%) JIRA
7 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.08%) Subversion
7 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (8.60%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Electronics
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.15%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (44.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (11.83%) Architect
3 10 (10.75%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (10.75%) Platform Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) Design Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) DevOps Specialist
6 4 (4.30%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Administrator
7 3 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Digital Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.23%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.15%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.88%) .NET
2 23 (24.73%) Servlets
3 22 (23.66%) J2EE
4 19 (20.43%) LAMP
5 17 (18.28%) LAPP Stack
5 17 (18.28%) LEMP Stack
6 15 (16.13%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (11.83%) HTML
8 9 (9.68%) Middleware
9 8 (8.60%) Rendezvous
9 8 (8.60%) XML
9 8 (8.60%) XSLT
10 6 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (6.45%) Web Services
11 2 (2.15%) CSS
11 2 (2.15%) Node.js
11 2 (2.15%) YAML
12 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
12 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (1.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Cloud Native
2 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.30%) Online Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.23%) Clustering
4 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.15%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.08%) Fintech
6 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 87 (93.55%) Linux
2 30 (32.26%) Ubuntu
2 30 (32.26%) Windows
3 20 (21.51%) Unix
4 19 (20.43%) CentOS
5 11 (11.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (10.75%) Solaris
7 8 (8.60%) Android
7 8 (8.60%) Apple iOS
7 8 (8.60%) Mac OS X
7 8 (8.60%) Windows 10
7 8 (8.60%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.30%) Debian
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Server
9 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.15%) AIX
10 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (78.49%) DevOps
2 39 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (32.26%) Open Source
5 29 (31.18%) Configuration Management
6 16 (17.20%) ITIL
7 11 (11.83%) Load Balancing
7 11 (11.83%) Patch Management
7 11 (11.83%) Scrum
8 10 (10.75%) Benchmarking
8 10 (10.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (10.75%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (8.60%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 7 (7.53%) Software Distribution
10 7 (7.53%) Translating Business Requirements
10 7 (7.53%) Use Case
11 5 (5.38%) SDLC
11 5 (5.38%) Software Delivery
12 4 (4.30%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 44 (47.31%) Bash Shell
2 43 (46.24%) Python
3 35 (37.63%) Java
4 20 (21.51%) Perl
5 19 (20.43%) Ruby
6 18 (19.35%) SQL
7 16 (17.20%) Shell Script
8 13 (13.98%) PowerShell
9 10 (10.75%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.15%) C
10 2 (2.15%) PHP
11 1 (1.08%) C#
11 1 (1.08%) Go
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.30%) CISSP
5 3 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.23%) CCNA
5 3 (3.23%) CCNP
5 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.23%) MCSA
5 3 (3.23%) MCSE
5 3 (3.23%) SANS
5 3 (3.23%) SSCP
6 2 (2.15%) Degree
7 1 (1.08%) ACMT
7 1 (1.08%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.08%) CCA
7 1 (1.08%) CISA
7 1 (1.08%) CISM
7 1 (1.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (61.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (21.51%) vSphere
3 18 (19.35%) Docker
4 17 (18.28%) XenServer
5 16 (17.20%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (16.13%) KVM
7 12 (12.90%) Active Directory
8 11 (11.83%) Hyper-V
9 10 (10.75%) NFS
9 10 (10.75%) SRDF
10 9 (9.68%) XenApp
10 9 (9.68%) XenDesktop
11 8 (8.60%) BitLocker
11 8 (8.60%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (2.15%) iptables
13 2 (2.15%) Postfix
13 2 (2.15%) Squid
14 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (1.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 50 (53.76%) Puppet
2 24 (25.81%) Ansible
2 24 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (18.28%) HAProxy
3 17 (18.28%) Kibana
3 17 (18.28%) logstash
4 15 (16.13%) ZABBIX
5 13 (13.98%) Cobbler
6 9 (9.68%) SCCM
7 8 (8.60%) WSUS
8 4 (4.30%) Nagios
9 3 (3.23%) QRadar
10 2 (2.15%) OpenAM
10 2 (2.15%) Packer
10 2 (2.15%) Terraform
11 1 (1.08%) PowerCLI
11 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
11 1 (1.08%) vRealize
11 1 (1.08%) XenMobile
11 1 (1.08%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 58 (62.37%) VMware
2 38 (40.86%) Microsoft
3 33 (35.48%) Google
4 23 (24.73%) Red Hat
5 20 (21.51%) IBM
6 17 (18.28%) Oracle
7 15 (16.13%) Cisco
8 12 (12.90%) Citrix
9 11 (11.83%) Apple
9 11 (11.83%) Dell
9 11 (11.83%) EMC
10 10 (10.75%) HP
10 10 (10.75%) Intel
10 10 (10.75%) NetApp
11 8 (8.60%) Sybase
11 8 (8.60%) Symantec
11 8 (8.60%) TIBCO
12 7 (7.53%) ServiceNow
13 4 (4.30%) AppDynamics
14 3 (3.23%) MuleSoft
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