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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 394 431 398
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -33
Contract jobs citing Xen 36 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.064% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.30% 0.68% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 27
Median daily rate £500 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.98% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £333 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.00
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
2773 2193 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.15% 9.42% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1471 1529
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £214 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 98 166
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +19 6 £525 +61.53% 2
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Croydon - 1 £475 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 75 (82.42%) Linux
2 55 (60.44%) VMware
3 51 (56.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (56.04%) DevOps
4 48 (52.75%) KVM
4 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (48.35%) Apache
6 43 (47.25%) Docker
7 41 (45.05%) MySQL
8 40 (43.96%) Python
9 39 (42.86%) Windows
9 39 (42.86%) Perl
9 39 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
10 38 (41.76%) Git (software)
11 36 (39.56%) Bash Shell
12 33 (36.26%) LAMP
13 32 (35.16%) Puppet
14 31 (34.07%) Amazon AWS
15 30 (32.97%) Tomcat
15 30 (32.97%) LAPP Stack
16 28 (30.77%) nginx
16 28 (30.77%) Jenkins
16 28 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
17 27 (29.67%) Ansible
17 27 (29.67%) CentOS
17 27 (29.67%) JavaScript
17 27 (29.67%) LEMP Stack
18 26 (28.57%) Red Hat
19 24 (26.37%) EMC
19 24 (26.37%) Load Balancing

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 44 (48.35%) Apache
2 30 (32.97%) Tomcat
3 28 (30.77%) nginx
4 19 (20.88%) Jetty
4 19 (20.88%) WildFly
5 16 (17.58%) Mule ESB
6 13 (14.29%) OpenStack
7 10 (10.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 9 (9.89%) WebSphere
9 7 (7.69%) IIS
9 7 (7.69%) Oracle Coherence
10 6 (6.59%) Confluence
11 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
12 1 (1.10%) CloudStack
12 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (34.07%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (12.09%) IaaS
4 4 (4.40%) PaaS
5 3 (3.30%) Google Apps
6 1 (1.10%) GitHub
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.18%) LAN
1 22 (24.18%) WAN
2 21 (23.08%) Firewall
3 20 (21.98%) SAN
4 19 (20.88%) VPN
5 16 (17.58%) Fibre Channel
5 16 (17.58%) NAS
5 16 (17.58%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (14.29%) FCoE
6 13 (14.29%) iSCSI
6 13 (14.29%) Multicast
7 11 (12.09%) Network Security
7 11 (12.09%) SSL
8 10 (10.99%) DMZ
8 10 (10.99%) HTTP
9 9 (9.89%) DNS
10 8 (8.79%) SNMP
10 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
11 5 (5.49%) Internet
11 5 (5.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (45.05%) MySQL
2 39 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
4 16 (17.58%) NoSQL
5 9 (9.89%) Hadoop
5 9 (9.89%) HBase
6 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.10%) Big Data
7 1 (1.10%) DB2
7 1 (1.10%) OLAP
7 1 (1.10%) OLTP
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.10%) Redis
7 1 (1.10%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 38 (41.76%) Git (software)
2 28 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 24 (26.37%) GitLab
4 21 (23.08%) Vagrant
5 17 (18.68%) Mercurial
6 16 (17.58%) Gerrit
7 8 (8.79%) Subversion
8 2 (2.20%) JIRA
9 1 (1.10%) Maven
9 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (16.48%) Banking
2 8 (8.79%) Finance
3 7 (7.69%) Retail
4 4 (4.40%) Games
5 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Publishing
6 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (37.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 31 (34.07%) Architect
3 18 (19.78%) Infrastructure Architect
4 14 (15.38%) Design Engineer
5 13 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (13.19%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (13.19%) Lead Architect
7 11 (12.09%) AWS Engineer
7 11 (12.09%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 8 (8.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 8 (8.79%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 6 (6.59%) Consultant
12 5 (5.49%) DevOps Consultant
12 5 (5.49%) Platform Engineer
13 4 (4.40%) Web Engineer
14 3 (3.30%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (36.26%) LAMP
2 30 (32.97%) LAPP Stack
3 27 (29.67%) LEMP Stack
4 17 (18.68%) RabbitMQ
5 16 (17.58%) XML
6 15 (16.48%) Middleware
7 13 (14.29%) libvirt
8 11 (12.09%) Node.js
8 11 (12.09%) Sensu
9 8 (8.79%) REST
10 7 (7.69%) HTML
10 7 (7.69%) Rendezvous
10 7 (7.69%) XSLT
11 3 (3.30%) .NET
12 2 (2.20%) SOAP
12 2 (2.20%) Web Services
13 1 (1.10%) CSS
13 1 (1.10%) JSON
13 1 (1.10%) WSDL
13 1 (1.10%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
1 6 (6.59%) Device Driver
2 5 (5.49%) Cloud Native
2 5 (5.49%) Online Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Replication
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.20%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 75 (82.42%) Linux
2 39 (42.86%) Windows
3 27 (29.67%) CentOS
4 22 (24.18%) Ubuntu
5 19 (20.88%) Solaris
6 12 (13.19%) Unix
7 7 (7.69%) Mac OS X
8 6 (6.59%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.59%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.59%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.30%) Android
10 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.10%) Debian
11 1 (1.10%) Fedora
11 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.04%) DevOps
2 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
4 24 (26.37%) Load Balancing
5 21 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 18 (19.78%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (18.68%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (16.48%) E-Commerce
9 14 (15.38%) Software Delivery
10 13 (14.29%) Benchmarking
11 12 (13.19%) Scrum
12 10 (10.99%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (9.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 8 (8.79%) Open Source
14 8 (8.79%) SDLC
15 7 (7.69%) High Availability
16 6 (6.59%) Server Virtualisation
16 6 (6.59%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 5 (5.49%) Software Distribution
17 5 (5.49%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.96%) Python
2 39 (42.86%) Perl
3 36 (39.56%) Bash Shell
4 27 (29.67%) JavaScript
5 18 (19.78%) SQL
6 16 (17.58%) Java
6 16 (17.58%) Ruby
7 11 (12.09%) Scala
8 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.20%) C++
9 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
1 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.59%) Degree
3 4 (4.40%) ACMT
3 4 (4.40%) CCA
3 4 (4.40%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (4.40%) MCSE
3 4 (4.40%) MCTS
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.10%) CCSA
5 1 (1.10%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (56.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (52.75%) KVM
3 43 (47.25%) Docker
4 21 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 21 (23.08%) Hyper-V
5 18 (19.78%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (17.58%) NFS
6 16 (17.58%) SRDF
7 10 (10.99%) XenApp
7 10 (10.99%) XenDesktop
8 8 (8.79%) vCloud
9 7 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (6.59%) BitLocker
11 4 (4.40%) DFS Replication
12 3 (3.30%) Squid
12 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
12 3 (3.30%) VMware Server
13 1 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (1.10%) vSphere
13 1 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (35.16%) Puppet
2 27 (29.67%) Ansible
3 23 (25.27%) SCCM
4 21 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (19.78%) Kibana
5 18 (19.78%) logstash
5 18 (19.78%) ZABBIX
6 17 (18.68%) HAProxy
6 17 (18.68%) WSUS
7 12 (13.19%) Graphite
8 11 (12.09%) Ganglia
8 11 (12.09%) StatsD
9 8 (8.79%) vRealize
9 8 (8.79%) Zenoss
10 7 (7.69%) Nagios
11 5 (5.49%) Casper Suite
11 5 (5.49%) Terraform
12 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (4.40%) SCOM
12 4 (4.40%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 55 (60.44%) VMware
2 26 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 24 (26.37%) EMC
4 22 (24.18%) Citrix
5 20 (21.98%) Cisco
5 20 (21.98%) NetApp
6 19 (20.88%) Oracle
7 16 (17.58%) Apple
7 16 (17.58%) Intel
8 13 (14.29%) IBM
9 10 (10.99%) HP
10 8 (8.79%) Google
11 7 (7.69%) DataSynapse
11 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
11 7 (7.69%) TIBCO
12 6 (6.59%) Dell
12 6 (6.59%) Sybase
12 6 (6.59%) Symantec
13 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds
14 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow