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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 531 558 566
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +8
Contract jobs citing Xen 113 86 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.70% 1.42% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 62 32
Median daily rate £500 £295 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.49% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £165 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £450 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £180 £300
% change year-on-year
+191.66% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
6637 6040 5442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 10.61% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4143 3417 2934
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £195 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 612 658
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 0 105 £500 +81.81% 25
London +31 62 £475 +35.71% 16
South West +30 24 £638 +70.00% 2
Wiltshire - 16 £600 -
Yorkshire +12 11 £525 +41.31% 4
South Yorkshire - 9 £525 -
Corsham - 9 £575 -
Sheffield - 8 £525 -
Wales +20 6 £438 +27.73%
Harrow - 6 £500 -
City of London +37 5 £655 +95.37% 3
South Wales +15 5 £438 +19.04%
Cardiff - 5 £438 -
North West -28 3 £388 -13.88% 3
Gloucestershire - 3 £638 -
West Yorkshire +2 2 - - 4
South East -1 2 £425 +26.86%
Leeds -8 2 - - 4
Manchester -22 2 £325 -35.00% 3
North East -45 2 £410 +49.18%
Tyne and Wear -48 2 £410 +49.18%
Newcastle upon Tyne -49 2 £410 +49.18%
Berkshire -2 1 £353 +5.22%
East of England -5 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Scotland - 1 £500 -
West Wales - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 125 (69.83%) VMware
2 120 (67.04%) Linux
3 113 (63.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (52.51%) Windows
5 84 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (40.78%) KVM
7 69 (38.55%) Citrix
8 66 (36.87%) DevOps
8 66 (36.87%) Amazon AWS
9 64 (35.75%) Microsoft
10 59 (32.96%) Apache
11 58 (32.40%) Puppet
12 53 (29.61%) Jenkins
12 53 (29.61%) Oracle
13 52 (29.05%) Java
14 51 (28.49%) XML
15 47 (26.26%) SQL Server
16 46 (25.70%) SAN
16 46 (25.70%) Hyper-V
17 45 (25.14%) SQL
17 45 (25.14%) Tomcat
18 44 (24.58%) JavaScript
19 43 (24.02%) LAN
19 43 (24.02%) WAN
19 43 (24.02%) NetApp
19 43 (24.02%) Configuration Management
20 42 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
20 42 (23.46%) Opscode Chef
21 41 (22.91%) Docker
21 41 (22.91%) HTTP

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 59 (32.96%) Apache
2 45 (25.14%) Tomcat
3 36 (20.11%) WebSphere
4 35 (19.55%) IIS
5 28 (15.64%) OpenStack
6 26 (14.53%) nginx
7 22 (12.29%) Confluence
8 21 (11.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 19 (10.61%) Oracle Coherence
10 14 (7.82%) Jetty
11 10 (5.59%) CloudStack
11 10 (5.59%) MS Exchange
12 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (4.47%) JBoss
14 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
16 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
16 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
17 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
17 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 66 (36.87%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (11.73%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (9.50%) GitHub
4 17 (9.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (8.94%) Google App Engine
6 15 (8.38%) IaaS
7 8 (4.47%) PaaS
8 7 (3.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (3.35%) Amazon S3
9 6 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (2.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (2.79%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (2.79%) Office 365
11 4 (2.23%) SoftLayer
12 3 (1.68%) Google Apps
12 3 (1.68%) Route 53
12 3 (1.68%) SaaS
13 1 (0.56%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 46 (25.70%) SAN
2 43 (24.02%) LAN
2 43 (24.02%) WAN
3 41 (22.91%) HTTP
4 35 (19.55%) DNS
5 34 (18.99%) Fibre Channel
6 32 (17.88%) iSCSI
6 32 (17.88%) NAS
7 30 (16.76%) TCP/IP
8 29 (16.20%) Multicast
9 28 (15.64%) FCoE
10 27 (15.08%) SSL
11 22 (12.29%) DHCP
12 19 (10.61%) Firewall
13 18 (10.06%) Network Security
14 15 (8.38%) FTP
15 14 (7.82%) IPsec
16 11 (6.15%) VLAN
17 7 (3.91%) SNMP
18 5 (2.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (26.26%) SQL Server
2 36 (20.11%) MySQL
3 29 (16.20%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (12.85%) Hadoop
5 20 (11.17%) HBase
6 9 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.47%) Star Schema
8 6 (3.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.68%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.12%) DB2
10 2 (1.12%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.56%) Big Data
11 1 (0.56%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.56%) Informix
11 1 (0.56%) OLAP
11 1 (0.56%) OLTP
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (0.56%) Redis
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 53 (29.61%) Jenkins
2 37 (20.67%) Git (software)
3 25 (13.97%) Vagrant
4 18 (10.06%) JIRA
5 16 (8.94%) Maven
5 16 (8.94%) Subversion
6 14 (7.82%) Travis CI
7 9 (5.03%) GitLab
8 7 (3.91%) Hudson
8 7 (3.91%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.35%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.12%) MSI
11 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.56%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.56%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.56%) git-flow
11 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.56%) SonarQube
General
1 24 (13.41%) Banking
2 21 (11.73%) Finance
3 9 (5.03%) Games
4 8 (4.47%) Retail
5 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Electronics
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (40.78%) Architect
2 38 (21.23%) Infrastructure Architect
3 36 (20.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (15.64%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (10.06%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 14 (7.82%) Design Engineer
6 14 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.26%) Lead Architect
8 11 (6.15%) AWS DevOps
8 11 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (6.15%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (5.03%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (4.47%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (4.47%) Data Architect
10 8 (4.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 5 (2.79%) Administrator
11 5 (2.79%) Analyst
11 5 (2.79%) Consultant
11 5 (2.79%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.79%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (28.49%) XML
2 33 (18.44%) Middleware
3 32 (17.88%) REST
4 30 (16.76%) Web Services
5 24 (13.41%) LAMP
5 24 (13.41%) WSDL
5 24 (13.41%) XSD
6 21 (11.73%) .NET
6 21 (11.73%) Servlets
7 19 (10.61%) HTML
7 19 (10.61%) Rendezvous
8 18 (10.06%) XSLT
9 15 (8.38%) LAPP Stack
9 15 (8.38%) LEMP Stack
10 14 (7.82%) J2EE
10 14 (7.82%) Sensu
11 13 (7.26%) libvirt
12 11 (6.15%) Node.js
13 9 (5.03%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (3.91%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.82%) NHS
2 9 (5.03%) Private Cloud
3 7 (3.91%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.35%) Device Driver
4 6 (3.35%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.79%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.79%) Replication
6 4 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.68%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.68%) User Experience
8 2 (1.12%) Clustering
8 2 (1.12%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) iSeries
9 1 (0.56%) Online Games
9 1 (0.56%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 120 (67.04%) Linux
2 94 (52.51%) Windows
3 31 (17.32%) Solaris
4 30 (16.76%) Unix
5 24 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (12.29%) Windows Server
7 19 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (6.15%) CentOS
10 10 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (4.47%) AIX
11 8 (4.47%) SUSE
12 7 (3.91%) HPUX
12 7 (3.91%) Mac OS X
12 7 (3.91%) Windows 10
13 6 (3.35%) Windows 8
13 6 (3.35%) Windows XP
14 5 (2.79%) Ubuntu
14 5 (2.79%) Windows 7
15 3 (1.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (36.87%) DevOps
3 43 (24.02%) Configuration Management
4 42 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (18.99%) Performance Tuning
6 31 (17.32%) Migration
7 28 (15.64%) Benchmarking
8 25 (13.97%) Virtual Environments
9 24 (13.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (13.41%) SOA
10 23 (12.85%) TOGAF
11 20 (11.17%) E-Commerce
12 19 (10.61%) Open Source
13 18 (10.06%) MODAF
13 18 (10.06%) Software Delivery
14 16 (8.94%) Load Balancing
15 15 (8.38%) Data Migration
16 14 (7.82%) Zachman Framework
17 11 (6.15%) Infrastructure Management
18 10 (5.59%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (29.05%) Java
2 45 (25.14%) SQL
3 44 (24.58%) JavaScript
4 38 (21.23%) Python
5 37 (20.67%) Perl
6 32 (17.88%) Ruby
7 29 (16.20%) Bash Shell
8 18 (10.06%) PowerShell
9 12 (6.70%) Scala
10 7 (3.91%) C
10 7 (3.91%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.35%) C++
12 3 (1.68%) PHP
13 2 (1.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 27 (15.08%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.17%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.94%) MCSE
3 16 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.70%) MCSA
5 9 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (4.47%) MCSD
7 7 (3.91%) Degree
8 4 (2.23%) ACMT
8 4 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.23%) CCA
8 4 (2.23%) CCNA
8 4 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.23%) MCTS
9 1 (0.56%) CCSA
9 1 (0.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.26%) HL7
2 5 (2.79%) QA
3 4 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.23%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 113 (63.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (40.78%) KVM
3 46 (25.70%) Hyper-V
4 41 (22.91%) Docker
5 38 (21.23%) Active Directory
6 34 (18.99%) NFS
7 30 (16.76%) SRDF
8 19 (10.61%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (7.82%) vSphere
9 14 (7.82%) XenDesktop
10 12 (6.70%) XenApp
10 12 (6.70%) XenServer
11 10 (5.59%) DFS Replication
12 8 (4.47%) vCloud
13 6 (3.35%) BitLocker
14 5 (2.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (2.23%) VMware ESX
15 4 (2.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 58 (32.40%) Puppet
2 42 (23.46%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (17.32%) Ansible
4 27 (15.08%) SCCM
5 26 (14.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (10.06%) WSUS
7 13 (7.26%) Graphite
7 13 (7.26%) Terraform
8 11 (6.15%) Ganglia
8 11 (6.15%) StatsD
9 9 (5.03%) Nagios
10 8 (4.47%) logstash
10 8 (4.47%) Zenoss
11 7 (3.91%) vRealize
12 6 (3.35%) Kibana
12 6 (3.35%) Tivoli
13 5 (2.79%) Casper Suite
13 5 (2.79%) Cobbler
13 5 (2.79%) SCOM
13 5 (2.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 125 (69.83%) VMware
2 69 (38.55%) Citrix
3 64 (35.75%) Microsoft
4 53 (29.61%) Oracle
5 43 (24.02%) NetApp
6 38 (21.23%) EMC
7 36 (20.11%) IBM
8 35 (19.55%) Cisco
9 30 (16.76%) Intel
10 25 (13.97%) Google
11 20 (11.17%) HP
12 19 (10.61%) DataSynapse
12 19 (10.61%) Red Hat
12 19 (10.61%) TIBCO
13 18 (10.06%) Sybase
14 16 (8.94%) Apple
15 8 (4.47%) Dell
16 6 (3.35%) Symantec
17 5 (2.79%) EnterpriseDB
17 5 (2.79%) SolarWinds
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