Period
to 19 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Xen skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Xen over the 6 months to 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Xen Project
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 176 175
Rank change year-on-year +34 -1 -6
Contract jobs citing Xen 23 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.58% 0.089% 0.080%
As % of the System Software category 4.36% 0.77% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £401 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +12.03% +68.04%
10th Percentile £313 £371 £324
90th Percentile £550 £500 £377
South East median daily rate £500 £425 £358
% change year-on-year +17.65% +18.88% -11.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £41.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £41.50 - -

Xen is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 528 520 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.23% 11.62% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 260 265
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £163
90th Percentile £586 £550 £509
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 48 70
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% -31.55% +26.24%
10th Percentile £10.61 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £39.75 £43.28 £30.90
South East median hourly rate £17.31 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.42% -14.29% +14.75%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Xen as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Xen in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Xen in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xen in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 17 £550 -
Slough - 2 £350 -
Xen
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Xen.

1 19 (82.61%) Unix
2 16 (69.57%) Perl
2 16 (69.57%) Linux
2 16 (69.57%) Bash Shell
3 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
3 14 (60.87%) Oracle
3 14 (60.87%) Relational Database
4 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
4 12 (52.17%) Solaris
4 12 (52.17%) Mentoring
4 12 (52.17%) Contingency Planning
5 11 (47.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (47.83%) Degree
5 11 (47.83%) Computer Science
6 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
6 10 (43.48%) DNS
7 9 (39.13%) Sun
7 9 (39.13%) SAN
7 9 (39.13%) Ruby
7 9 (39.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (39.13%) NAS
7 9 (39.13%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (39.13%) Ansible
8 7 (30.43%) Puppet
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (30.43%) JSON
8 7 (30.43%) Python
9 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (26.09%) Oracle Exalogic
9 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (13.04%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) DNS
1 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
2 9 (39.13%) NAS
2 9 (39.13%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) Relational Database
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
3 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Administrator
2 13 (56.52%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (39.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 6 (26.09%) Server Administrator
5 4 (17.39%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (13.04%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Unix Administrator
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
8 1 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
8 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Linux Support
8 1 (4.35%) Linux Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (8.70%) LAMP
3 2 (8.70%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Computer Science
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Exalogic
3 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Unix
2 16 (69.57%) Linux
3 12 (52.17%) Solaris
4 9 (39.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Contingency Planning
1 12 (52.17%) Mentoring
2 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Bash Shell
1 16 (69.57%) Perl
2 9 (39.13%) Ruby
3 7 (30.43%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (47.83%) Degree
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) KVM
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Ansible
1 9 (39.13%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (30.43%) Puppet
3 2 (8.70%) Nagios
3 2 (8.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
3 9 (39.13%) Sun
4 2 (8.70%) VMware