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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 119 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing Xen 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.042% -
As % of the System Software category 1.14% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £275
% change year-on-year -4.76% +90.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Xen is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 175 285 285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.58% 11.96% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 133 150
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £206 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £21.76 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Xen as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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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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 3 months to 22 June 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
Slough - 2 £350 -
Xen
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (75.00%) Ansible
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) Nagios
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) XenServer
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) Confluence
3 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 2 (50.00%) LAMP
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (50.00%) LAPP Stack

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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 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) Confluence
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) CloudStack
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (25.00%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (25.00%) CloudFront
2 1 (25.00%) G Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) AWS Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Azure Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Support
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Platform Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) LAMP
1 2 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) AWS Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CISA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CISM
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) XenServer
2 2 (50.00%) KVM
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (75.00%) Ansible
2 3 (75.00%) Nagios
3 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (50.00%) ZABBIX
4 1 (25.00%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP