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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Xen Project
UK
Rank 547 566 536
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Contract jobs citing Xen 45 59 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 1.16% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 42
Median daily rate £450 £417 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £334 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £501 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £417 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.11% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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
5436 5086 5155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.20% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3397 3038 2833
Median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £178 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 492 600
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.54 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -

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 16 January 2017.

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 25 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 16 January 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
England +6 43 £450 +5.88% 18
London +9 29 £460 +12.88% 4
North West +18 7 £430 +27.40% 2
Manchester +14 7 £430 - 2
City of London -5 4 £400 +105.12%
South East +18 2 £394 +5.00% 6
Yorkshire +5 2 £394 -7.35% 3
North East -33 2 £520 +9.47%
Tyne and Wear -34 2 £520 +9.47%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 2 £520 +9.47%
Edinburgh +21 1 £450 - 1
Scotland +21 1 £450 - 1
Reading +10 1 £425 +13.33%
West Yorkshire +6 1 £375 -5.36% 2
Berkshire +4 1 £425 +13.33%
Essex +2 1 £413 -8.33% 1
East of England 0 1 £413 -8.33% 2
Leeds -2 1 £375 -5.36% 2
Sheffield -3 1 £413 -2.94% 1
South Yorkshire -8 1 £413 -2.94% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £363 - 4
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Bicester - 1 £363 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £675 -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 with a requirement for Xen.

1 102 (97.14%) Linux
2 84 (80.00%) DevOps
3 71 (67.62%) VMware
3 71 (67.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (58.10%) Apache
5 60 (57.14%) Python
6 57 (54.29%) Tomcat
7 55 (52.38%) Bash Shell
8 49 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
9 48 (45.71%) Puppet
10 45 (42.86%) Jenkins
11 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (40.00%) nginx
12 42 (40.00%) MySQL
13 40 (38.10%) Jetty
14 38 (36.19%) Ubuntu
14 38 (36.19%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (36.19%) Ansible
15 37 (35.24%) Windows
16 36 (34.29%) PostgreSQL
16 36 (34.29%) Firewall
16 36 (34.29%) Git (software)
17 35 (33.33%) Red Hat
18 33 (31.43%) LAMP
18 33 (31.43%) Java
18 33 (31.43%) CentOS
19 32 (30.48%) Perl
20 31 (29.52%) Microsoft
20 31 (29.52%) Docker
21 30 (28.57%) Opscode Chef

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 61 (58.10%) Apache
2 57 (54.29%) Tomcat
3 42 (40.00%) nginx
4 40 (38.10%) Jetty
5 29 (27.62%) IIS
6 28 (26.67%) WebSphere
7 26 (24.76%) OpenStack
7 26 (24.76%) WildFly
8 22 (20.95%) Mule ESB
9 17 (16.19%) CloudStack
10 14 (13.33%) Mongrel
10 14 (13.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 10 (9.52%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (2.86%) Confluence
13 2 (1.90%) Liferay
13 2 (1.90%) SAS
13 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.95%) JBoss
14 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (12.38%) Google App Engine
3 13 (12.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (8.57%) IaaS
4 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (6.67%) PaaS
6 6 (5.71%) G Suite
7 4 (3.81%) SaaS
8 3 (2.86%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (1.90%) GitHub
9 2 (1.90%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.90%) HP Helion
9 2 (1.90%) Linode
10 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.95%) Heroku
10 1 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.95%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (34.29%) Firewall
2 28 (26.67%) VPN
3 27 (25.71%) HTTP
4 22 (20.95%) Reverse Proxy
5 21 (20.00%) DNS
6 19 (18.10%) TCP/IP
7 18 (17.14%) LAN
7 18 (17.14%) WAN
8 16 (15.24%) Fibre Channel
9 15 (14.29%) FTP
9 15 (14.29%) iSCSI
9 15 (14.29%) NAS
9 15 (14.29%) SAN
9 15 (14.29%) SSL
10 14 (13.33%) DHCP
10 14 (13.33%) DMZ
10 14 (13.33%) FCoE
10 14 (13.33%) Multicast
11 13 (12.38%) IPsec
12 12 (11.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (40.00%) MySQL
2 36 (34.29%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (25.71%) SQL Server
4 22 (20.95%) NoSQL
5 11 (10.48%) Hadoop
5 11 (10.48%) HBase
6 3 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.90%) DataStage
7 2 (1.90%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (1.90%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.95%) Redis
8 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 36 (34.29%) Git (software)
3 30 (28.57%) GitLab
4 24 (22.86%) Gerrit
4 24 (22.86%) Mercurial
5 14 (13.33%) Travis CI
6 6 (5.71%) Subversion
6 6 (5.71%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.90%) git-flow
7 2 (1.90%) JIRA
7 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.95%) GoCD
8 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (12.38%) Banking
2 8 (7.62%) Finance
3 3 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (1.90%) Electronics
4 2 (1.90%) Games
4 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.90%) Marketing
4 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Publishing
5 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (45.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (16.19%) Architect
2 17 (16.19%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (10.48%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (9.52%) Platform Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Design Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 5 (4.76%) Administrator
8 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.81%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (3.81%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) Lead Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (31.43%) LAMP
2 29 (27.62%) LAPP Stack
3 25 (23.81%) LEMP Stack
4 22 (20.95%) RabbitMQ
5 16 (15.24%) .NET
6 14 (13.33%) Middleware
7 13 (12.38%) HTML
7 13 (12.38%) Servlets
8 12 (11.43%) J2EE
8 12 (11.43%) XML
9 10 (9.52%) Rendezvous
9 10 (9.52%) XSLT
10 6 (5.71%) Web Services
11 4 (3.81%) ELK Stack
12 3 (2.86%) Node.js
12 3 (2.86%) REST
13 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
13 2 (1.90%) CSS
13 2 (1.90%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (1.90%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Online Banking
2 6 (5.71%) Cloud Native
3 4 (3.81%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.86%) Clustering
4 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 102 (97.14%) Linux
2 38 (36.19%) Ubuntu
3 37 (35.24%) Windows
4 33 (31.43%) CentOS
5 21 (20.00%) Unix
6 17 (16.19%) Solaris
7 8 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (7.62%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.67%) Android
8 7 (6.67%) Apple iOS
8 7 (6.67%) Mac OS X
8 7 (6.67%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.71%) Windows Server
10 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.86%) Debian
12 2 (1.90%) AIX
12 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (80.00%) DevOps
2 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (36.19%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (22.86%) Configuration Management
4 24 (22.86%) Open Source
5 21 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 20 (19.05%) Scrum
7 18 (17.14%) Load Balancing
8 16 (15.24%) ITIL
9 15 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (12.38%) Benchmarking
11 9 (8.57%) SDLC
12 8 (7.62%) Patch Management
13 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
13 7 (6.67%) Software Delivery
13 7 (6.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 6 (5.71%) High Availability
14 6 (5.71%) Server Virtualisation
14 6 (5.71%) Software Distribution
14 6 (5.71%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 60 (57.14%) Python
2 55 (52.38%) Bash Shell
3 33 (31.43%) Java
4 32 (30.48%) Perl
5 26 (24.76%) Ruby
6 25 (23.81%) SQL
7 17 (16.19%) Shell Script
8 15 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 13 (12.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.81%) PHP
11 2 (1.90%) C
11 2 (1.90%) Jython
12 1 (0.95%) C#
12 1 (0.95%) C++
12 1 (0.95%) Go
12 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.81%) MCSA
5 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.86%) MCSE
6 2 (1.90%) CCNA
6 2 (1.90%) CCNP
7 1 (0.95%) ACMT
7 1 (0.95%) CCA
7 1 (0.95%) CISSP
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.95%) Degree
7 1 (0.95%) MCTS
7 1 (0.95%) SANS
7 1 (0.95%) SSCP
7 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (67.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (29.52%) Docker
3 28 (26.67%) KVM
4 26 (24.76%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (19.05%) vSphere
6 17 (16.19%) Hyper-V
7 16 (15.24%) NFS
7 16 (15.24%) XenServer
8 15 (14.29%) SRDF
9 11 (10.48%) Active Directory
10 10 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (7.62%) XenApp
11 8 (7.62%) XenDesktop
12 7 (6.67%) BitLocker
13 4 (3.81%) Squid
13 4 (3.81%) vCloud
14 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (1.90%) Shibboleth
15 2 (1.90%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 48 (45.71%) Puppet
2 38 (36.19%) Ansible
3 30 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (23.81%) ZABBIX
5 24 (22.86%) HAProxy
6 23 (21.90%) Kibana
6 23 (21.90%) logstash
7 13 (12.38%) Cobbler
8 9 (8.57%) SCCM
9 7 (6.67%) Nagios
9 7 (6.67%) WSUS
10 6 (5.71%) Zenoss
11 4 (3.81%) vRealize
12 2 (1.90%) OpenAM
12 2 (1.90%) OpenNMS
12 2 (1.90%) Terraform
13 1 (0.95%) Ganglia
13 1 (0.95%) Packer
13 1 (0.95%) QRadar
13 1 (0.95%) StatsD
Vendors
1 71 (67.62%) VMware
2 35 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 31 (29.52%) Microsoft
4 23 (21.90%) Cisco
5 22 (20.95%) Google
5 22 (20.95%) Oracle
6 19 (18.10%) EMC
7 18 (17.14%) IBM
8 16 (15.24%) NetApp
9 15 (14.29%) Intel
10 12 (11.43%) Citrix
11 10 (9.52%) DataSynapse
11 10 (9.52%) Dell
11 10 (9.52%) Sybase
11 10 (9.52%) TIBCO
12 8 (7.62%) Apple
12 8 (7.62%) HP
13 7 (6.67%) Symantec
14 6 (5.71%) ServiceNow
15 4 (3.81%) AppDynamics
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