The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Xen Project
London / City of London
Rank 153 150 189
Rank change year-on-year -3 +39  
Contract jobs citing Xen 1 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 2.52% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
Median daily rate £450 £344 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £549 £390 £290
% change year-on-year +40.76% +34.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 299 318 479
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 9.99% 9.56% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 247 351
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 24
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.13 £19.30 £24.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in the City of London

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for Xen.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Kibana
2 3 (75.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (75.00%) logstash
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (75.00%) nginx
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Debian
2 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Nagios
2 3 (75.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (25.00%) CloudStack
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Unix

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (75.00%) Apache
1 3 (75.00%) nginx
2 1 (25.00%) CloudStack
2 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Elastic Stack
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Debian
2 3 (75.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
2 3 (75.00%) Kibana
2 3 (75.00%) logstash
2 3 (75.00%) Nagios
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Dell
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago