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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 564 570 578
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Xen 75 87 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.19% 1.43% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 50 34
Median daily rate £500 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.00

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
6308 6068 5758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.83% 10.41% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3421 3197
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 613 656
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -9 74 £500 +35.13% 20
London +28 54 £481 +31.84% 8
City of London +36 8 £575 +64.05% 1
Yorkshire -4 8 £525 +25.59% 1
South Yorkshire -7 7 £525 +34.61%
Sheffield -10 6 £525 +34.61%
Tyne and Wear -25 4 £290 -14.00% 1
North East -27 4 £290 -3.25% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 4 £290 -14.00% 1
South West +12 3 £675 +80.00% 5
South East +8 3 £488 +45.52% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £675 - 2
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Berkshire +13 2 £426 +27.23%
North West -12 2 £450 - 1
Wales +22 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -2 1 - - 1
Leeds -5 1 - - 1
Manchester -14 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £475 -
West Wales - 1 - -
Chippenham - 1 £700 -
Corsham - 1 £650 -
Croydon - 1 £475 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 116 (71.60%) VMware
2 112 (69.14%) Linux
3 108 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (52.47%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (46.91%) Windows
6 69 (42.59%) DevOps
7 67 (41.36%) KVM
8 60 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
8 60 (37.04%) Apache
9 58 (35.80%) Citrix
10 57 (35.19%) Microsoft
11 55 (33.95%) Jenkins
12 52 (32.10%) Puppet
13 47 (29.01%) Docker
13 47 (29.01%) XML
14 46 (28.40%) Tomcat
15 43 (26.54%) Java
16 42 (25.93%) Oracle
16 42 (25.93%) SAN
16 42 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (25.93%) Hyper-V
17 41 (25.31%) SQL Server
17 41 (25.31%) Python
18 40 (24.69%) MySQL
19 39 (24.07%) Configuration Management
20 38 (23.46%) JavaScript
20 38 (23.46%) Perl
20 38 (23.46%) SQL
20 38 (23.46%) Git (software)
21 37 (22.84%) LAN

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 (37.04%) Apache
2 46 (28.40%) Tomcat
3 32 (19.75%) nginx
3 32 (19.75%) WebSphere
4 29 (17.90%) IIS
5 24 (14.81%) Jetty
6 21 (12.96%) Confluence
6 21 (12.96%) OpenStack
7 18 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 15 (9.26%) Oracle Coherence
9 13 (8.02%) Mongrel
10 11 (6.79%) WildFly
11 8 (4.94%) Mule ESB
12 7 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (4.32%) MS Exchange
13 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (2.47%) CloudStack
15 3 (1.85%) JBoss
16 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
16 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 60 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.73%) GitHub
3 18 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (9.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (9.26%) Google App Engine
6 15 (9.26%) IaaS
7 8 (4.94%) PaaS
7 8 (4.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (3.70%) Amazon S3
8 6 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (3.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (3.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (3.09%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.85%) Google Apps
10 3 (1.85%) Route 53
10 3 (1.85%) SaaS
11 2 (1.23%) DigitalOcean
11 2 (1.23%) Google Analytics
11 2 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (25.93%) SAN
2 37 (22.84%) LAN
2 37 (22.84%) WAN
3 34 (20.99%) HTTP
4 29 (17.90%) DNS
4 29 (17.90%) Fibre Channel
5 28 (17.28%) NAS
6 27 (16.67%) SSL
7 26 (16.05%) iSCSI
8 24 (14.81%) FCoE
8 24 (14.81%) Multicast
8 24 (14.81%) TCP/IP
9 22 (13.58%) Firewall
10 18 (11.11%) DHCP
11 14 (8.64%) FTP
11 14 (8.64%) Network Security
11 14 (8.64%) VPN
12 13 (8.02%) IPsec
13 9 (5.56%) VLAN
14 8 (4.94%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.31%) SQL Server
2 40 (24.69%) MySQL
3 35 (21.60%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (10.49%) Hadoop
4 17 (10.49%) HBase
5 10 (6.17%) NoSQL
6 9 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.94%) Star Schema
8 6 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.23%) DataStage
9 2 (1.23%) DB2
9 2 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.62%) Big Data
10 1 (0.62%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.62%) OLAP
10 1 (0.62%) OLTP
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.62%) Redis
10 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (33.95%) Jenkins
2 38 (23.46%) Git (software)
3 24 (14.81%) Vagrant
4 19 (11.73%) GitLab
5 17 (10.49%) JIRA
6 16 (9.88%) Maven
7 14 (8.64%) Subversion
8 13 (8.02%) Travis CI
9 9 (5.56%) Gerrit
9 9 (5.56%) Mercurial
10 7 (4.32%) Hudson
11 4 (2.47%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.62%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.62%) CircleCI
13 1 (0.62%) SonarQube
General
1 23 (14.20%) Banking
2 18 (11.11%) Finance
3 9 (5.56%) Games
4 8 (4.94%) Retail
5 3 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.23%) Electronics
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Publishing
7 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (41.98%) Architect
2 39 (24.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (22.84%) Infrastructure Architect
4 20 (12.35%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (8.64%) Design Engineer
5 14 (8.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 13 (8.02%) AWS DevOps
6 13 (8.02%) Linux Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) Lead Architect
8 11 (6.79%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 11 (6.79%) Windows Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Data Architect
12 6 (3.70%) Administrator
12 6 (3.70%) Consultant
12 6 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
13 5 (3.09%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (29.01%) XML
2 32 (19.75%) LAMP
2 32 (19.75%) REST
3 27 (16.67%) Middleware
4 26 (16.05%) Web Services
5 24 (14.81%) WSDL
5 24 (14.81%) XSD
6 23 (14.20%) LAPP Stack
7 22 (13.58%) LEMP Stack
8 21 (12.96%) .NET
9 16 (9.88%) Servlets
10 15 (9.26%) HTML
10 15 (9.26%) Rendezvous
11 14 (8.64%) XSLT
12 13 (8.02%) J2EE
12 13 (8.02%) libvirt
13 12 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (7.41%) Sensu
14 11 (6.79%) Node.js
15 5 (3.09%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.64%) NHS
2 9 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 6 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.70%) Device Driver
4 5 (3.09%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.09%) Online Banking
4 5 (3.09%) Replication
5 4 (2.47%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.62%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.62%) Clustering
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.62%) iSeries
8 1 (0.62%) Psychology
8 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 112 (69.14%) Linux
2 76 (46.91%) Windows
3 30 (18.52%) Solaris
4 22 (13.58%) CentOS
5 19 (11.73%) Unix
6 18 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 15 (9.26%) Ubuntu
7 15 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (4.32%) Mac OS X
10 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.70%) Windows 10
11 6 (3.70%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.70%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.47%) AIX
12 4 (2.47%) SUSE
13 3 (1.85%) Android
13 3 (1.85%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (52.47%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (42.59%) DevOps
3 42 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (24.07%) Configuration Management
5 31 (19.14%) Migration
6 30 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
7 29 (17.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 25 (15.43%) Virtual Environments
9 24 (14.81%) Benchmarking
9 24 (14.81%) SOA
10 23 (14.20%) Load Balancing
10 23 (14.20%) TOGAF
11 18 (11.11%) MODAF
12 17 (10.49%) E-Commerce
12 17 (10.49%) Open Source
13 16 (9.88%) Software Delivery
14 15 (9.26%) Data Migration
15 14 (8.64%) Zachman Framework
16 12 (7.41%) Scrum
17 11 (6.79%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.54%) Java
2 41 (25.31%) Python
3 38 (23.46%) JavaScript
3 38 (23.46%) Perl
3 38 (23.46%) SQL
4 33 (20.37%) Bash Shell
5 24 (14.81%) Ruby
6 13 (8.02%) PowerShell
7 12 (7.41%) Scala
8 6 (3.70%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.09%) C++
10 4 (2.47%) PHP
11 3 (1.85%) C
12 2 (1.23%) Go
12 2 (1.23%) Jython
Qualifications
1 29 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.20%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.64%) MCSE
3 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.17%) MCSA
5 8 (4.94%) MCSD
6 7 (4.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.70%) Degree
8 5 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.47%) ACMT
9 4 (2.47%) CCA
9 4 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.47%) MCTS
10 2 (1.23%) CCNA
10 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.62%) CCSA
11 1 (0.62%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.02%) HL7
2 3 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) QA
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (41.36%) KVM
3 47 (29.01%) Docker
4 42 (25.93%) Hyper-V
5 29 (17.90%) Active Directory
5 29 (17.90%) NFS
6 27 (16.67%) SRDF
7 15 (9.26%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (8.64%) XenDesktop
9 12 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (7.41%) XenApp
10 7 (4.32%) DFS Replication
10 7 (4.32%) vCloud
10 7 (4.32%) XenServer
11 6 (3.70%) BitLocker
11 6 (3.70%) vSphere
12 5 (3.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (2.47%) VMware ESX
13 4 (2.47%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 52 (32.10%) Puppet
2 36 (22.22%) Ansible
3 33 (20.37%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (16.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (16.05%) SCCM
5 17 (10.49%) WSUS
6 13 (8.02%) Graphite
6 13 (8.02%) Terraform
7 12 (7.41%) logstash
7 12 (7.41%) ZABBIX
8 11 (6.79%) Ganglia
8 11 (6.79%) Kibana
8 11 (6.79%) StatsD
9 10 (6.17%) Nagios
10 9 (5.56%) HAProxy
10 9 (5.56%) Zenoss
11 7 (4.32%) vRealize
12 5 (3.09%) Casper Suite
12 5 (3.09%) Fluentd
12 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 116 (71.60%) VMware
2 58 (35.80%) Citrix
3 57 (35.19%) Microsoft
4 42 (25.93%) Oracle
5 36 (22.22%) NetApp
6 34 (20.99%) EMC
7 31 (19.14%) Cisco
8 29 (17.90%) IBM
9 27 (16.67%) Intel
10 26 (16.05%) Google
11 25 (15.43%) Red Hat
12 16 (9.88%) Apple
13 15 (9.26%) DataSynapse
13 15 (9.26%) HP
13 15 (9.26%) TIBCO
14 14 (8.64%) Sybase
15 6 (3.70%) Dell
15 6 (3.70%) Symantec
16 5 (3.09%) SolarWinds
17 3 (1.85%) EnterpriseDB