The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 386 406 389
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing Xen 55 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 2.28% 1.18% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 22
Median daily rate £463 £345 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.05% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £303 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £523 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+90.90% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Xen
England

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

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2416 2293 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.24% 9.78% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1732 1537 1330
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 118 153
Median hourly rate £17.25 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in London

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in London

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen across the London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in London

Xen
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Xen Hourly Rate Trend in London

Xen
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
City of London +24 4 £655 +60.73% 2
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for Xen.

1 69 (73.40%) Linux
2 55 (58.51%) Windows
3 54 (57.45%) VMware
4 47 (50.00%) KVM
5 46 (48.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 40 (42.55%) Puppet
7 38 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (39.36%) Amazon AWS
8 37 (39.36%) DevOps
9 34 (36.17%) Opscode Chef
10 31 (32.98%) Apache
11 30 (31.91%) Citrix
12 28 (29.79%) Active Directory
12 28 (29.79%) Docker
13 27 (28.72%) Oracle
14 26 (27.66%) Tomcat
14 26 (27.66%) SCCM
14 26 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (26.60%) JavaScript
16 24 (25.53%) Python
16 24 (25.53%) WebSphere
17 23 (24.47%) LAN
17 23 (24.47%) WAN
17 23 (24.47%) SQL
17 23 (24.47%) MySQL
18 22 (23.40%) EMC
18 22 (23.40%) SAN
18 22 (23.40%) NetApp
19 21 (22.34%) Configuration Management
19 21 (22.34%) Java

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 31 (32.98%) Apache
2 26 (27.66%) Tomcat
3 24 (25.53%) WebSphere
4 20 (21.28%) IIS
5 16 (17.02%) OpenStack
6 13 (13.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 11 (11.70%) nginx
7 11 (11.70%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (4.26%) Confluence
8 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
8 4 (4.26%) Skype for Business
9 3 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.19%) JBoss
9 3 (3.19%) Jetty
9 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
10 2 (2.13%) CloudStack
10 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
10 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 37 (39.36%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (18.09%) IaaS
4 10 (10.64%) PaaS
5 4 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.26%) Google App Engine
5 4 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (3.19%) Google Apps
6 3 (3.19%) Office 365
7 2 (2.13%) GitHub
7 2 (2.13%) SaaS
8 1 (1.06%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.47%) LAN
1 23 (24.47%) WAN
2 22 (23.40%) SAN
3 19 (20.21%) HTTP
4 18 (19.15%) Fibre Channel
4 18 (19.15%) NAS
5 16 (17.02%) FCoE
5 16 (17.02%) iSCSI
5 16 (17.02%) Multicast
6 11 (11.70%) DNS
6 11 (11.70%) SSL
6 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
7 8 (8.51%) Network Security
8 7 (7.45%) Firewall
9 5 (5.32%) VLAN
10 4 (4.26%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.26%) Skype
10 4 (4.26%) WLAN
11 3 (3.19%) LDAP
11 3 (3.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.47%) MySQL
2 19 (20.21%) SQL Server
3 14 (14.89%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (12.77%) Hadoop
4 12 (12.77%) HBase
5 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.13%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.06%) Big Data
6 1 (1.06%) DB2
6 1 (1.06%) Informix
6 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.06%) OLAP
6 1 (1.06%) OLTP
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.06%) Redis
6 1 (1.06%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (21.28%) Git (software)
1 20 (21.28%) Vagrant
2 16 (17.02%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.38%) TeamCity
4 5 (5.32%) Subversion
5 4 (4.26%) GitLab
5 4 (4.26%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.13%) JIRA
7 1 (1.06%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.06%) git-flow
7 1 (1.06%) Maven
General
1 19 (20.21%) Banking
2 15 (15.96%) Finance
3 8 (8.51%) Games
4 4 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Back Office
6 1 (1.06%) Front Office
6 1 (1.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (37.23%) Architect
2 24 (25.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (18.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 14 (14.89%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (13.83%) Design Engineer
6 11 (11.70%) Lead Architect
6 11 (11.70%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (10.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 8 (8.51%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (7.45%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (7.45%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (6.38%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (5.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 4 (4.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 4 (4.26%) Platform Engineer
13 3 (3.19%) Analyst
13 3 (3.19%) Lead Solutions Architect
13 3 (3.19%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 3 (3.19%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.15%) XML
2 15 (15.96%) Middleware
3 14 (14.89%) LAMP
4 11 (11.70%) Rendezvous
4 11 (11.70%) Sensu
5 10 (10.64%) HTML
5 10 (10.64%) libvirt
5 10 (10.64%) XSLT
6 9 (9.57%) LAPP Stack
7 8 (8.51%) .NET
7 8 (8.51%) LEMP Stack
7 8 (8.51%) Node.js
8 7 (7.45%) REST
9 4 (4.26%) Web Services
10 3 (3.19%) J2EE
10 3 (3.19%) Servlets
10 3 (3.19%) SOAP
11 1 (1.06%) COM
11 1 (1.06%) CSS
11 1 (1.06%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.26%) Cloud Native
3 4 (4.26%) Replication
4 3 (3.19%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.13%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.06%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 69 (73.40%) Linux
2 55 (58.51%) Windows
3 20 (21.28%) Solaris
4 15 (15.96%) Unix
5 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.51%) Windows Server
6 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.38%) CentOS
7 6 (6.38%) Mac OS X
8 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.32%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.32%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.32%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.26%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.19%) Android
11 2 (2.13%) Fedora
11 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.06%) CoreOS
12 1 (1.06%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (39.36%) DevOps
3 26 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (22.34%) Configuration Management
5 19 (20.21%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (20.21%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (17.02%) Benchmarking
6 16 (17.02%) E-Commerce
7 12 (12.77%) Open Source
7 12 (12.77%) Software Delivery
8 10 (10.64%) Load Balancing
8 10 (10.64%) Server Virtualisation
9 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (8.51%) ITIL
10 8 (8.51%) Project Planning
11 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 6 (6.38%) Data Management
13 5 (5.32%) Automated Testing
13 5 (5.32%) Project Management
13 5 (5.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.60%) JavaScript
2 24 (25.53%) Python
3 23 (24.47%) SQL
4 21 (22.34%) Java
4 21 (22.34%) Ruby
5 19 (20.21%) Perl
6 14 (14.89%) Bash Shell
7 11 (11.70%) PowerShell
8 8 (8.51%) Scala
9 4 (4.26%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.13%) C++
11 1 (1.06%) Go
11 1 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) ACMT
2 4 (4.26%) CCA
2 4 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (4.26%) MCSE
2 4 (4.26%) MCTS
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.06%) CCSA
4 1 (1.06%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.13%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (50.00%) KVM
2 46 (48.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (29.79%) Active Directory
3 28 (29.79%) Docker
4 21 (22.34%) Hyper-V
5 18 (19.15%) NFS
5 18 (19.15%) SRDF
6 11 (11.70%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (11.70%) XenDesktop
7 9 (9.57%) XenApp
8 7 (7.45%) DFS Replication
9 5 (5.32%) BitLocker
10 4 (4.26%) vCloud
10 4 (4.26%) XenServer
11 3 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (3.19%) VirtualBox
11 3 (3.19%) VMware ESX
11 3 (3.19%) VMware Server
12 2 (2.13%) etcd
12 2 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (42.55%) Puppet
2 34 (36.17%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (27.66%) SCCM
4 20 (21.28%) Ansible
5 16 (17.02%) WSUS
6 10 (10.64%) Graphite
7 8 (8.51%) Ganglia
7 8 (8.51%) StatsD
8 7 (7.45%) Nagios
9 5 (5.32%) Casper Suite
9 5 (5.32%) logstash
9 5 (5.32%) Terraform
10 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (4.26%) SCOM
10 4 (4.26%) SCVMM
10 4 (4.26%) Zenoss
11 3 (3.19%) Kibana
11 3 (3.19%) vRealize
11 3 (3.19%) ZABBIX
12 2 (2.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 54 (57.45%) VMware
2 30 (31.91%) Citrix
3 27 (28.72%) Oracle
4 22 (23.40%) EMC
4 22 (23.40%) NetApp
5 21 (22.34%) Cisco
6 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
7 18 (19.15%) Intel
8 16 (17.02%) Sybase
9 15 (15.96%) Apple
10 14 (14.89%) IBM
11 13 (13.83%) HP
12 11 (11.70%) DataSynapse
12 11 (11.70%) Google
12 11 (11.70%) TIBCO
13 9 (9.57%) Dell
14 8 (8.51%) Red Hat
15 6 (6.38%) Rackspace
16 5 (5.32%) Symantec
17 4 (4.26%) SolarWinds