The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 April 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
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 121 128
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7  
Contract jobs citing Xen 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.19% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 1.19% 1.42% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £531 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.37% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £395 £290
% change year-on-year +23.33% +36.29%  
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 East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 252 351 371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 11.88% 13.62% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 178 182
Median daily rate £310 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.14% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year - +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 65 88
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in the East of England

Xen
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Xen in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Essex -10 3 £531 +21.37%
Xen
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for Xen.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Open Source
3 4 (66.67%) Puppet
3 4 (66.67%) nginx
3 4 (66.67%) Google App Engine
3 4 (66.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (66.67%) Mongrel
3 4 (66.67%) Jetty
3 4 (66.67%) HTTP
3 4 (66.67%) Google
3 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) SSL
3 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) J2EE
3 4 (66.67%) IIS
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
3 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (50.00%) FTP
4 3 (50.00%) Servlets
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) IPsec
4 3 (50.00%) Amazon EC2

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (66.67%) Apache
1 4 (66.67%) IIS
1 4 (66.67%) Jetty
1 4 (66.67%) Mongrel
1 4 (66.67%) nginx
1 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (16.67%) CloudStack
3 1 (16.67%) JBoss
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Google App Engine
1 4 (66.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) HTTP
2 4 (66.67%) SSL
3 3 (50.00%) FTP
3 3 (50.00%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) Travis CI
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Lead DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Principal Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Principal Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 3 (50.00%) Servlets
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Open Source
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Bioinformatics
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Data Management
5 1 (16.67%) Data Security
5 1 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (16.67%) Informatics
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (16.67%) Physics
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Go
3 1 (16.67%) Haskell
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) R
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CISA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) CISM
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) GSEC
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (33.33%) KVM
3 1 (16.67%) LXC
3 1 (16.67%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (16.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Google
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) BT
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Pegasus
4 1 (16.67%) WSO2
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