The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 560 570 559
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Xen 61 74 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 1.34% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 54 51
Median daily rate £450 £417 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £340 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £533 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6348 5541 5760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 10.03% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3953 3212 3163
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 628 720
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Xen
Daily Rate Trend

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

Xen Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Xen
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Xen Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Xen
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
England +23 59 £450 - 12
London +27 38 £500 -0.99% 6
Yorkshire +3 8 £430 -16.50% 2
West Yorkshire +13 7 £430 -19.32% 2
Leeds +6 7 £430 -19.32% 2
North West +2 7 £430 +14.66% 3
Manchester +2 6 £430 - 3
South East +33 3 £401 +6.09% 1
Berkshire +11 2 £401 +6.09%
City of London -5 2 £400 +110.52% 2
North East -38 2 £520 +4.73%
Tyne and Wear -40 2 £520 +4.73%
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 2 £520 +4.73%
Merseyside - 2 £548 -
Edinburgh +22 1 £450 - 2
Scotland +12 1 £450 - 2
East of England +4 1 £413 -
Bracknell +4 1 £401 -
Sheffield -13 1 £413 -2.94%
South Yorkshire -15 1 £413 -2.94%
Canary Wharf - 1 £675 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £363 -
Essex - 1 £413 -
Southport - 1 £548 -
Salford - 1 £548 -
Bicester - 1 £363 -
Croydon - 1 - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 with a requirement for Xen.

1 120 (90.91%) Linux
2 88 (66.67%) VMware
3 82 (62.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (62.12%) DevOps
4 71 (53.79%) Apache
5 65 (49.24%) Python
6 64 (48.48%) Windows
7 63 (47.73%) Tomcat
8 61 (46.21%) Bash Shell
9 60 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (37.12%) Amazon AWS
11 48 (36.36%) MySQL
12 46 (34.85%) Puppet
13 45 (34.09%) Jenkins
14 43 (32.58%) KVM
14 43 (32.58%) nginx
15 41 (31.06%) Git (software)
15 41 (31.06%) Ubuntu
16 40 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
17 39 (29.55%) LAMP
17 39 (29.55%) Red Hat
18 38 (28.79%) SQL Server
18 38 (28.79%) Perl
18 38 (28.79%) Jetty
18 38 (28.79%) Ansible
19 37 (28.03%) Docker
19 37 (28.03%) Continuous Integration
19 37 (28.03%) Java
19 37 (28.03%) Firewall
20 36 (27.27%) Microsoft

Xen
Top Related IT Skills 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 71 (53.79%) Apache
2 63 (47.73%) Tomcat
3 43 (32.58%) nginx
4 38 (28.79%) Jetty
5 34 (25.76%) IIS
6 32 (24.24%) WebSphere
7 27 (20.45%) WildFly
8 24 (18.18%) OpenStack
9 23 (17.42%) Mule ESB
10 22 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 17 (12.88%) Oracle Coherence
12 14 (10.61%) CloudStack
13 11 (8.33%) Mongrel
14 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (3.79%) MS Exchange
15 4 (3.03%) Confluence
16 2 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
16 2 (1.52%) SAS
16 2 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (37.12%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.85%) IaaS
3 11 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (7.58%) Google App Engine
4 10 (7.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (7.58%) PaaS
5 9 (6.82%) G Suite
6 4 (3.03%) SaaS
7 3 (2.27%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (1.52%) GitHub
8 2 (1.52%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.52%) HP Helion
8 2 (1.52%) Linode
9 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.76%) Heroku
9 1 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (28.03%) Firewall
2 33 (25.00%) HTTP
2 33 (25.00%) LAN
2 33 (25.00%) WAN
3 30 (22.73%) SAN
4 29 (21.97%) VPN
5 26 (19.70%) Fibre Channel
6 25 (18.94%) NAS
7 24 (18.18%) iSCSI
8 23 (17.42%) FCoE
8 23 (17.42%) Multicast
8 23 (17.42%) Reverse Proxy
9 20 (15.15%) DNS
10 18 (13.64%) SSL
10 18 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 15 (11.36%) DMZ
12 14 (10.61%) Internet
13 13 (9.85%) FTP
14 11 (8.33%) DHCP
15 10 (7.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (36.36%) MySQL
2 40 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (28.79%) SQL Server
4 23 (17.42%) NoSQL
5 18 (13.64%) Hadoop
5 18 (13.64%) HBase
6 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.52%) DataStage
7 2 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) DB2
8 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.76%) OLAP
8 1 (0.76%) OLTP
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 45 (34.09%) Jenkins
2 41 (31.06%) Git (software)
3 32 (24.24%) GitLab
4 25 (18.94%) Gerrit
4 25 (18.94%) Mercurial
5 11 (8.33%) Travis CI
5 11 (8.33%) Vagrant
6 8 (6.06%) Subversion
7 3 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.52%) git-flow
8 2 (1.52%) JIRA
9 1 (0.76%) GoCD
9 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (14.39%) Banking
2 13 (9.85%) Finance
3 5 (3.79%) Retail
4 3 (2.27%) Electronics
4 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.27%) Marketing
4 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.52%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (35.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (24.24%) Architect
3 27 (20.45%) Infrastructure Architect
4 16 (12.12%) Design Engineer
5 14 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
7 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Lead Architect
9 7 (5.30%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (5.30%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 6 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Consultant
11 5 (3.79%) DevOps Consultant
12 4 (3.03%) Administrator
12 4 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.55%) LAMP
2 34 (25.76%) LAPP Stack
3 30 (22.73%) LEMP Stack
4 25 (18.94%) Middleware
5 23 (17.42%) RabbitMQ
6 20 (15.15%) HTML
7 19 (14.39%) XML
8 16 (12.12%) Rendezvous
8 16 (12.12%) XSLT
9 14 (10.61%) .NET
10 10 (7.58%) J2EE
10 10 (7.58%) Servlets
11 7 (5.30%) Web Services
12 5 (3.79%) libvirt
12 5 (3.79%) Node.js
12 5 (3.79%) Sensu
13 4 (3.03%) REST
14 3 (2.27%) CSS
14 3 (2.27%) ELK Stack
15 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Cloud Native
2 8 (6.06%) Online Banking
3 6 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.79%) Replication
5 4 (3.03%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.27%) Clustering
6 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.27%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 120 (90.91%) Linux
2 64 (48.48%) Windows
3 41 (31.06%) Ubuntu
4 35 (26.52%) CentOS
5 27 (20.45%) Solaris
6 22 (16.67%) Unix
7 13 (9.85%) Mac OS X
7 13 (9.85%) Windows 10
8 10 (7.58%) Android
8 10 (7.58%) Apple iOS
8 10 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (6.06%) Windows 7
10 8 (6.06%) Windows Server
10 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (6.06%) Windows XP
11 6 (4.55%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.52%) AIX
12 2 (1.52%) Debian
12 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (62.12%) DevOps
2 60 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (28.03%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (20.45%) Configuration Management
4 27 (20.45%) Performance Tuning
5 26 (19.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 24 (18.18%) Load Balancing
7 22 (16.67%) Benchmarking
7 22 (16.67%) Scrum
8 20 (15.15%) ITIL
9 18 (13.64%) Infrastructure Management
9 18 (13.64%) Open Source
10 13 (9.85%) Patch Management
10 13 (9.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 11 (8.33%) Software Distribution
11 11 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
11 11 (8.33%) Use Case
12 10 (7.58%) SDLC
13 9 (6.82%) Server Virtualisation
13 9 (6.82%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 65 (49.24%) Python
2 61 (46.21%) Bash Shell
3 38 (28.79%) Perl
4 37 (28.03%) Java
5 36 (27.27%) SQL
6 27 (20.45%) JavaScript
7 24 (18.18%) Ruby
8 19 (14.39%) PowerShell
9 14 (10.61%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.79%) PHP
10 5 (3.79%) Scala
11 2 (1.52%) C
11 2 (1.52%) Jython
12 1 (0.76%) C#
12 1 (0.76%) C++
12 1 (0.76%) Go
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) SC Cleared
1 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.30%) MCSE
4 6 (4.55%) Degree
4 6 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.79%) ACMT
5 5 (3.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.79%) CCA
5 5 (3.79%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (3.79%) MCTS
6 4 (3.03%) MCSA
7 3 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.52%) CCNA
8 2 (1.52%) CCNP
9 1 (0.76%) CCSA
9 1 (0.76%) CCSE
9 1 (0.76%) CISSP
9 1 (0.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (62.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (32.58%) KVM
3 37 (28.03%) Docker
4 27 (20.45%) Hyper-V
4 27 (20.45%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (19.70%) Active Directory
5 26 (19.70%) NFS
6 25 (18.94%) SRDF
7 19 (14.39%) XenApp
7 19 (14.39%) XenDesktop
8 17 (12.88%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (12.88%) vSphere
9 13 (9.85%) BitLocker
9 13 (9.85%) XenServer
10 5 (3.79%) DFS Replication
10 5 (3.79%) vCloud
11 4 (3.03%) Squid
11 4 (3.03%) VMware ESX
11 4 (3.03%) VMware Server
12 3 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (34.85%) Puppet
2 38 (28.79%) Ansible
3 30 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (19.70%) ZABBIX
5 25 (18.94%) HAProxy
6 24 (18.18%) Kibana
6 24 (18.18%) logstash
6 24 (18.18%) SCCM
7 17 (12.88%) WSUS
8 11 (8.33%) Cobbler
9 7 (5.30%) Nagios
9 7 (5.30%) Zenoss
10 5 (3.79%) Casper Suite
10 5 (3.79%) Ganglia
10 5 (3.79%) Graphite
10 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (3.79%) SCOM
10 5 (3.79%) SCVMM
10 5 (3.79%) StatsD
10 5 (3.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 88 (66.67%) VMware
2 39 (29.55%) Red Hat
3 36 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 33 (25.00%) Cisco
4 33 (25.00%) Oracle
5 31 (23.48%) NetApp
6 30 (22.73%) EMC
7 27 (20.45%) Citrix
8 26 (19.70%) IBM
9 25 (18.94%) Intel
10 24 (18.18%) Google
11 19 (14.39%) HP
12 17 (12.88%) Apple
13 16 (12.12%) DataSynapse
13 16 (12.12%) Sybase
13 16 (12.12%) TIBCO
14 15 (11.36%) Dell
15 13 (9.85%) Symantec
16 9 (6.82%) ServiceNow
17 6 (4.55%) AppDynamics
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