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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Xen Project
UK
Rank 554 551 567
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing Xen 40 78 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.15% 0.095%
As % of the System Software category 0.77% 1.46% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 28
Median daily rate £450 £444 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +14.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £534 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £421 £290
% change year-on-year
+17.21% +45.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
5173 5354 5191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.41% 10.29% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3257 3177 2859
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 480 581
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £31.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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 22 February 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 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 22 February 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 +7 35 £480 +2.44% 12
London +8 15 £450 -5.26% 2
North West +19 8 £490 - 1
Manchester +9 8 £490 - 1
South West +13 5 £550 +66.66%
Plymouth - 5 £550 -
Devon - 5 £550 -
City of London -3 4 £400 +88.23%
Salford - 4 £550 -
South East +23 3 £358 -4.66% 3
South Wales +18 3 £425 +11.84%
Wales +9 3 £425 +12.58%
Cardiff - 3 £425 -
Berkshire +22 2 £425 +13.33%
East of England 0 2 £575 +27.77% 2
Scotland +29 1 £450 -
Edinburgh +17 1 £450 -
Reading +9 1 £425 +13.33%
Yorkshire +6 1 - - 2
Southend-on-Sea -6 1 £575 +27.77%
Essex -6 1 £575 +31.42%
North East -26 1 £450 -9.36%
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Durham - 1 £450 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £290 -
Winchester - 1 £290 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 94 (94.00%) Linux
2 80 (80.00%) DevOps
3 65 (65.00%) VMware
4 64 (64.00%) Apache
4 64 (64.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 59 (59.00%) Tomcat
6 55 (55.00%) Puppet
7 51 (51.00%) Jenkins
8 50 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
8 50 (50.00%) nginx
9 46 (46.00%) Jetty
9 46 (46.00%) Python
10 45 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (45.00%) Bash Shell
11 43 (43.00%) Microsoft
12 42 (42.00%) IIS
13 41 (41.00%) Java
14 39 (39.00%) HTTP
14 39 (39.00%) WebSphere
15 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
15 37 (37.00%) Google
16 35 (35.00%) Open Source
17 34 (34.00%) Configuration Management
18 32 (32.00%) Firewall
18 32 (32.00%) Windows
18 32 (32.00%) Ubuntu
19 31 (31.00%) TCP/IP
20 30 (30.00%) DNS
20 30 (30.00%) .NET
20 30 (30.00%) MySQL

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 64 (64.00%) Apache
2 59 (59.00%) Tomcat
3 50 (50.00%) nginx
4 46 (46.00%) Jetty
5 42 (42.00%) IIS
6 39 (39.00%) WebSphere
7 28 (28.00%) Mongrel
8 21 (21.00%) OpenStack
9 19 (19.00%) CloudStack
10 18 (18.00%) WildFly
11 17 (17.00%) Mule ESB
12 13 (13.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (9.00%) DataSynapse
13 9 (9.00%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (7.00%) JBoss
15 3 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
16 2 (2.00%) SAS
16 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
16 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (29.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 28 (28.00%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (27.00%) Google App Engine
5 8 (8.00%) G Suite
5 8 (8.00%) IaaS
6 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (6.00%) PaaS
7 4 (4.00%) Amazon S3
7 4 (4.00%) SaaS
8 2 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.00%) HP Helion
8 2 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (1.00%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.00%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (1.00%) Office 365
9 1 (1.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (39.00%) HTTP
2 32 (32.00%) Firewall
3 31 (31.00%) TCP/IP
4 30 (30.00%) DNS
5 29 (29.00%) FTP
5 29 (29.00%) IPsec
5 29 (29.00%) SSL
6 27 (27.00%) DHCP
7 22 (22.00%) VPN
8 17 (17.00%) Reverse Proxy
9 16 (16.00%) LAN
9 16 (16.00%) WAN
10 13 (13.00%) NAS
10 13 (13.00%) SAN
11 11 (11.00%) FCoE
11 11 (11.00%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (11.00%) iSCSI
11 11 (11.00%) Multicast
12 9 (9.00%) Internet
13 8 (8.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.00%) MySQL
2 25 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (21.00%) SQL Server
4 17 (17.00%) NoSQL
5 9 (9.00%) Hadoop
5 9 (9.00%) HBase
6 3 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.00%) Redis
8 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (51.00%) Jenkins
2 28 (28.00%) Travis CI
3 27 (27.00%) Git (software)
4 19 (19.00%) GitLab
5 18 (18.00%) Gerrit
5 18 (18.00%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.00%) git-flow
7 2 (2.00%) JIRA
7 2 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.00%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.00%) GoCD
8 1 (1.00%) Hudson
8 1 (1.00%) Selenium
8 1 (1.00%) Subversion
8 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (8.00%) Banking
1 8 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Electronics
2 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.00%) Marketing
2 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (44.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (12.00%) Architect
3 11 (11.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Design Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Consultant
7 4 (4.00%) DevOps Specialist
7 4 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.00%) Administrator
8 3 (3.00%) DevOps Consultant
8 3 (3.00%) Digital Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Lead Architect
8 3 (3.00%) SCCM Engineer
8 3 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.00%) .NET
2 27 (27.00%) Servlets
3 26 (26.00%) J2EE
4 21 (21.00%) LAMP
5 19 (19.00%) LAPP Stack
5 19 (19.00%) LEMP Stack
6 17 (17.00%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (12.00%) HTML
8 10 (10.00%) Middleware
9 9 (9.00%) Rendezvous
9 9 (9.00%) XML
9 9 (9.00%) XSLT
10 7 (7.00%) Web Services
11 6 (6.00%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET
12 2 (2.00%) CSS
12 2 (2.00%) Node.js
12 2 (2.00%) YAML
13 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
13 1 (1.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Cloud Native
2 5 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.00%) Online Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.00%) Clustering
4 3 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 94 (94.00%) Linux
2 32 (32.00%) Ubuntu
2 32 (32.00%) Windows
3 20 (20.00%) CentOS
3 20 (20.00%) Unix
4 11 (11.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (11.00%) Solaris
5 8 (8.00%) Android
5 8 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 8 (8.00%) Mac OS X
5 8 (8.00%) Windows 10
5 8 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.00%) Debian
6 4 (4.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.00%) AIX
8 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (80.00%) DevOps
2 45 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (35.00%) Open Source
5 34 (34.00%) Configuration Management
6 16 (16.00%) ITIL
7 13 (13.00%) Scrum
8 12 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (11.00%) Load Balancing
9 11 (11.00%) Patch Management
10 10 (10.00%) Benchmarking
11 8 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
11 8 (8.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 7 (7.00%) Software Distribution
12 7 (7.00%) Translating Business Requirements
12 7 (7.00%) Use Case
13 5 (5.00%) SDLC
13 5 (5.00%) Software Delivery
14 4 (4.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.00%) Python
2 45 (45.00%) Bash Shell
3 41 (41.00%) Java
4 22 (22.00%) Perl
5 20 (20.00%) SQL
6 19 (19.00%) Ruby
7 16 (16.00%) Shell Script
8 14 (14.00%) PowerShell
9 13 (13.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.00%) C
10 2 (2.00%) PHP
11 1 (1.00%) C#
11 1 (1.00%) C++
11 1 (1.00%) Go
Qualifications
1 15 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.00%) CISSP
5 3 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.00%) CCNA
5 3 (3.00%) CCNP
5 3 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.00%) MCSA
5 3 (3.00%) MCSE
5 3 (3.00%) SANS
5 3 (3.00%) SSCP
6 2 (2.00%) Degree
7 1 (1.00%) ACMT
7 1 (1.00%) CCA
7 1 (1.00%) CISA
7 1 (1.00%) CISM
7 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (64.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (20.00%) Docker
2 20 (20.00%) vSphere
3 18 (18.00%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (17.00%) XenServer
5 16 (16.00%) KVM
6 12 (12.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (12.00%) Hyper-V
7 11 (11.00%) NFS
7 11 (11.00%) SRDF
8 9 (9.00%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (9.00%) XenApp
8 9 (9.00%) XenDesktop
9 8 (8.00%) BitLocker
10 3 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (2.00%) iptables
11 2 (2.00%) Postfix
11 2 (2.00%) Shibboleth
11 2 (2.00%) Squid
12 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 55 (55.00%) Puppet
2 29 (29.00%) Ansible
3 26 (26.00%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (19.00%) HAProxy
5 18 (18.00%) Kibana
6 17 (17.00%) logstash
6 17 (17.00%) ZABBIX
7 13 (13.00%) Cobbler
8 9 (9.00%) SCCM
9 8 (8.00%) WSUS
10 4 (4.00%) Nagios
10 4 (4.00%) Terraform
11 3 (3.00%) Marathon
11 3 (3.00%) Mesos
11 3 (3.00%) QRadar
11 3 (3.00%) Rundeck
12 2 (2.00%) OpenAM
13 1 (1.00%) Jamf Pro
13 1 (1.00%) OpenNebula
13 1 (1.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 65 (65.00%) VMware
2 43 (43.00%) Microsoft
3 37 (37.00%) Google
4 24 (24.00%) Red Hat
5 21 (21.00%) IBM
6 19 (19.00%) Oracle
7 17 (17.00%) Cisco
8 12 (12.00%) Citrix
8 12 (12.00%) EMC
9 11 (11.00%) Apple
9 11 (11.00%) Dell
9 11 (11.00%) Intel
9 11 (11.00%) NetApp
10 10 (10.00%) HP
11 9 (9.00%) Sybase
11 9 (9.00%) TIBCO
12 8 (8.00%) Symantec
13 7 (7.00%) ServiceNow
14 4 (4.00%) AppDynamics
15 3 (3.00%) MuleSoft
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