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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 564 551 551
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Xen 87 73 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.34% 1.33% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 57 37
Median daily rate £488 £295 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.25% -26.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £165 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £275 £363
% change year-on-year
+81.81% -24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.00
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 across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6481 5509 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.10% 10.17% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3984 3079 2814
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 646 648
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.00 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £38.25 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +5.60%

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 24 May 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 30 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 24 May 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 +6 80 £513 +78.26% 22
London +1 37 £469 +30.20% 8
South West +19 22 £638 +119.82% 2
Wiltshire +6 14 £600 +71.42%
Yorkshire +8 12 £498 +73.04% 3
Corsham - 8 £500 -
City of London +30 6 £456 +11.96% 3
West Yorkshire -8 6 £529 +88.08% 3
Leeds -16 6 £529 +88.08% 3
Wales +11 5 £438 +32.57%
South Wales - 5 £438 -
Cardiff - 5 £438 -
East of England -8 4 £390 +122.85% 3
Hertfordshire +5 3 £390 -
South East - 3 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £638 -
York - 3 £238 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £238 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £525 -
Manchester -6 2 £325 - 2
North West -16 2 £325 +13.04% 2
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Harrow - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £525 -
East Midlands +18 1 £425 -
Scotland -8 1 £500 +17.64%
Essex - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 126 (75.45%) VMware
2 120 (71.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (70.66%) Linux
4 78 (46.71%) Windows
5 75 (44.91%) Microsoft
6 73 (43.71%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (42.51%) DevOps
8 69 (41.32%) Puppet
9 65 (38.92%) Amazon AWS
9 65 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (37.72%) Jenkins
11 60 (35.93%) Java
11 60 (35.93%) Tomcat
12 59 (35.33%) Apache
12 59 (35.33%) Oracle
13 58 (34.73%) Configuration Management
14 53 (31.74%) WebSphere
14 53 (31.74%) Opscode Chef
15 51 (30.54%) Citrix
16 50 (29.94%) IIS
16 50 (29.94%) HTTP
17 49 (29.34%) DNS
17 49 (29.34%) KVM
18 46 (27.54%) TCP/IP
19 40 (23.95%) DHCP
20 38 (22.75%) Servlets
20 38 (22.75%) .NET
20 38 (22.75%) SSL
20 38 (22.75%) nginx
21 36 (21.56%) XML

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 60 (35.93%) Tomcat
2 59 (35.33%) Apache
3 53 (31.74%) WebSphere
4 50 (29.94%) IIS
5 38 (22.75%) nginx
6 31 (18.56%) Jetty
7 30 (17.96%) OpenStack
8 23 (13.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 17 (10.18%) Confluence
10 16 (9.58%) CloudStack
11 14 (8.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (7.19%) Oracle 10gAS
12 12 (7.19%) Oracle Application Server
13 11 (6.59%) PowerExchange
14 10 (5.99%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (5.99%) SharePoint
15 9 (5.39%) JBoss
16 6 (3.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (3.59%) Oracle Spatial
16 6 (3.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 65 (38.92%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (15.57%) Amazon EC2
2 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (13.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (13.17%) Google App Engine
5 14 (8.38%) GitHub
6 13 (7.78%) IaaS
7 9 (5.39%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (5.39%) PaaS
8 7 (4.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (3.59%) Amazon S3
10 5 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (2.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (2.99%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (2.99%) Office 365
11 3 (1.80%) Route 53
11 3 (1.80%) SaaS
11 3 (1.80%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.60%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 50 (29.94%) HTTP
2 49 (29.34%) DNS
3 46 (27.54%) TCP/IP
4 40 (23.95%) DHCP
5 38 (22.75%) SSL
6 33 (19.76%) FTP
6 33 (19.76%) IPsec
7 26 (15.57%) SAN
8 21 (12.57%) LAN
9 20 (11.98%) WAN
10 18 (10.78%) NAS
11 17 (10.18%) Firewall
12 16 (9.58%) Fibre Channel
13 15 (8.98%) iSCSI
14 13 (7.78%) Multicast
15 12 (7.19%) FCoE
16 10 (5.99%) Network Security
17 6 (3.59%) Skype
17 6 (3.59%) WebEx
18 5 (2.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.96%) MySQL
2 29 (17.37%) SQL Server
3 16 (9.58%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (8.38%) Hadoop
5 12 (7.19%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (6.59%) HBase
6 11 (6.59%) PowerCenter
7 8 (4.79%) Oracle Database
7 8 (4.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (3.59%) Data Mining
8 6 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.59%) Star Schema
9 2 (1.20%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.60%) Big Data
10 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.60%) Informix
10 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (37.72%) Jenkins
2 32 (19.16%) Travis CI
3 25 (14.97%) Git (software)
4 16 (9.58%) JIRA
5 15 (8.98%) Vagrant
6 13 (7.78%) Maven
7 12 (7.19%) Log4j
8 9 (5.39%) Subversion
9 7 (4.19%) Hudson
10 6 (3.59%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (1.80%) GitLab
13 2 (1.20%) MSI
14 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
14 1 (0.60%) git-flow
General
1 24 (14.37%) Finance
2 15 (8.98%) Banking
3 11 (6.59%) Games
4 4 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.80%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.20%) Law
6 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
7 1 (0.60%) Front Office
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (26.95%) Architect
2 38 (22.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (12.57%) Infrastructure Architect
4 20 (11.98%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (7.78%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) Analyst
6 10 (5.99%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (4.19%) Consultant
7 7 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Lead Architect
7 7 (4.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 5 (2.99%) Applications Architect
9 5 (2.99%) Data Architect
10 4 (2.40%) Administrator
10 4 (2.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (2.40%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.75%) .NET
1 38 (22.75%) Servlets
2 36 (21.56%) XML
3 31 (18.56%) J2EE
4 28 (16.77%) Web Services
5 25 (14.97%) REST
6 20 (11.98%) Middleware
6 20 (11.98%) WSDL
6 20 (11.98%) XSD
7 14 (8.38%) LAMP
8 11 (6.59%) Rendezvous
9 10 (5.99%) HTML
9 10 (5.99%) XSLT
10 7 (4.19%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (4.19%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (4.19%) Sensu
11 6 (3.59%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (3.59%) LAPP Stack
11 6 (3.59%) libvirt
12 4 (2.40%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.99%) NHS
2 9 (5.39%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.79%) Private Cloud
4 7 (4.19%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.80%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.80%) User Experience
7 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.20%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) iSeries
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) Online Games
8 1 (0.60%) Psychology
8 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 118 (70.66%) Linux
2 78 (46.71%) Windows
3 32 (19.16%) Unix
4 27 (16.17%) Solaris
5 20 (11.98%) Windows Server
6 19 (11.38%) AIX
7 16 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.19%) SUSE
11 6 (3.59%) CentOS
11 6 (3.59%) HPUX
12 4 (2.40%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.20%) CoreOS
14 2 (1.20%) Debian
14 2 (1.20%) Fedora
15 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (43.71%) Continuous Integration
2 71 (42.51%) DevOps
3 65 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (34.73%) Configuration Management
5 27 (16.17%) Migration
6 24 (14.37%) Open Source
7 20 (11.98%) Automated Testing
7 20 (11.98%) SOA
7 20 (11.98%) Unit Testing
8 19 (11.38%) TOGAF
9 16 (9.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (9.58%) MODAF
10 14 (8.38%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (7.78%) Data Migration
11 13 (7.78%) E-Commerce
11 13 (7.78%) Scrum
11 13 (7.78%) Zachman Framework
12 12 (7.19%) Benchmarking
12 12 (7.19%) Web Operations
13 11 (6.59%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 60 (35.93%) Java
2 35 (20.96%) Python
2 35 (20.96%) SQL
3 34 (20.36%) Ruby
4 29 (17.37%) Perl
5 26 (15.57%) Bash Shell
6 24 (14.37%) JavaScript
7 17 (10.18%) PowerShell
8 14 (8.38%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.19%) C
10 5 (2.99%) C++
10 5 (2.99%) Scala
11 3 (1.80%) PHP
12 2 (1.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 24 (14.37%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.99%) MCSA
3 10 (5.99%) MCSE
3 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.19%) MCSD
5 3 (1.80%) CCNA
5 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.19%) HL7
2 6 (3.59%) QA
3 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.80%) SLA
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.60%) HIPAA
System Software
1 120 (71.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (29.34%) KVM
3 34 (20.36%) Docker
4 29 (17.37%) Hyper-V
5 26 (15.57%) Active Directory
6 19 (11.38%) vSphere
7 18 (10.78%) XenServer
8 16 (9.58%) NFS
8 16 (9.58%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (7.78%) SRDF
10 5 (2.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (2.99%) DFS Replication
10 5 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (2.40%) vCloud
12 3 (1.80%) VirtualBox
12 3 (1.80%) XenDesktop
13 2 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.20%) etcd
13 2 (1.20%) flannel
Systems Management
1 69 (41.32%) Puppet
2 53 (31.74%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (17.96%) Ansible
4 15 (8.98%) SCCM
5 12 (7.19%) Tivoli
6 11 (6.59%) Cobbler
7 9 (5.39%) Terraform
8 7 (4.19%) Nagios
9 6 (3.59%) Graphite
10 5 (2.99%) Fluentd
10 5 (2.99%) WSUS
11 4 (2.40%) Ganglia
11 4 (2.40%) logstash
11 4 (2.40%) Mesos
11 4 (2.40%) StatsD
11 4 (2.40%) Zenoss
12 3 (1.80%) Piwik
12 3 (1.80%) XenMobile
12 3 (1.80%) ZABBIX
13 2 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 126 (75.45%) VMware
2 75 (44.91%) Microsoft
3 59 (35.33%) Oracle
4 51 (30.54%) Citrix
5 26 (15.57%) Google
6 25 (14.97%) IBM
7 21 (12.57%) Red Hat
8 20 (11.98%) Cisco
8 20 (11.98%) NetApp
9 17 (10.18%) EMC
10 16 (9.58%) Sybase
11 15 (8.98%) HP
12 13 (7.78%) Intel
13 12 (7.19%) Axway
13 12 (7.19%) Informatica
14 11 (6.59%) DataSynapse
14 11 (6.59%) EnterpriseDB
14 11 (6.59%) Genesys
14 11 (6.59%) TIBCO
15 9 (5.39%) Dell
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £525 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £440 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago