Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 20 May 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 781 723 701
Rank change year-on-year -58 -22 +8
Contract jobs citing Xen 79 78 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.093% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.64% 0.82% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 64 105
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +58.33%
10th Percentile £335 £388 £313
90th Percentile £628 £600 £640
UK median daily rate £500 £494 £475
% change year-on-year +1.27% +4.03% +58.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
England median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,364 9,513 10,881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 11.33% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,049 6,079 6,734
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £185 £167 £173
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 593 860
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.34% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.15 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.25 £43.75 £41.05
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -1.59%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Xen in England

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in England

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xen in England

Xen
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Xen in England

Xen
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. 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
London -41 33 £525 +10.53% 12
North of England -1 15 £525 +7.69% 12
South West +6 14 £455 -17.12% 5
Yorkshire 0 11 £550 +4.76% 5
Midlands -5 9 £375 -11.76% 1
South East -32 6 £223 -55.50% 7
East Midlands - 6 £370 - 1
North East +12 5 £563 +25.00%
West Midlands -12 3 £560 +31.76%
East of England -5 2 £521 -9.40% 3
North West -21 1 £625 +27.55% 7
Xen
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Xen.

1 68 (86.08%) Linux
2 59 (74.68%) VMware
3 51 (64.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (53.16%) Jenkins
5 41 (51.90%) DevOps
5 41 (51.90%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (50.63%) Apache
7 39 (49.37%) Tomcat
8 37 (46.84%) Puppet
9 36 (45.57%) nginx
9 36 (45.57%) Microsoft
10 35 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (43.04%) Amazon AWS
11 34 (43.04%) Java
11 34 (43.04%) IIS
12 33 (41.77%) Jetty
13 31 (39.24%) Git (software)
14 30 (37.97%) Windows
14 30 (37.97%) Python
14 30 (37.97%) HTTP
15 29 (36.71%) Google
15 29 (36.71%) Ansible
16 27 (34.18%) Configuration Management
17 26 (32.91%) WebSphere
17 26 (32.91%) Google Cloud Platform
18 24 (30.38%) Mongrel
18 24 (30.38%) Bash Shell
18 24 (30.38%) DNS
19 23 (29.11%) Servlets
19 23 (29.11%) Red Hat

Xen
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 40 (50.63%) Apache
2 39 (49.37%) Tomcat
3 36 (45.57%) nginx
4 34 (43.04%) IIS
5 33 (41.77%) Jetty
6 26 (32.91%) WebSphere
7 24 (30.38%) Mongrel
8 9 (11.39%) Mule ESB
8 9 (11.39%) WildFly
9 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
10 4 (5.06%) OpenStack
11 3 (3.80%) Confluence
11 3 (3.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (2.53%) GlassFish
12 2 (2.53%) JBoss
12 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
13 1 (1.27%) CloudStack
13 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (43.04%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (32.91%) Google Cloud Platform
3 23 (29.11%) Google App Engine
4 20 (25.32%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (10.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (7.59%) Amazon S3
7 6 (7.59%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (7.59%) Office 365
7 6 (7.59%) Rackspace Cloud
7 6 (7.59%) Sumo Logic
8 5 (6.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (6.33%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (6.33%) Serverless
8 5 (6.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (5.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (5.06%) Route 53
10 3 (3.80%) IaaS
11 2 (2.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (2.53%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.97%) HTTP
2 24 (30.38%) DNS
3 22 (27.85%) TCP/IP
4 20 (25.32%) DHCP
4 20 (25.32%) IPsec
5 19 (24.05%) FTP
5 19 (24.05%) SSL
6 17 (21.52%) Firewall
7 14 (17.72%) VPN
8 13 (16.46%) SAN
9 9 (11.39%) Reverse Proxy
10 7 (8.86%) NAS
11 4 (5.06%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.53%) BGP
12 2 (2.53%) Internet
12 2 (2.53%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (2.53%) IPv6
12 2 (2.53%) LAN
12 2 (2.53%) SNMP
12 2 (2.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.52%) MySQL
1 17 (21.52%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (17.72%) NoSQL
3 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.59%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (6.33%) Hadoop
6 4 (5.06%) HBase
7 3 (3.80%) Big Data
7 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.53%) Couchbase
8 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.27%) DataStage
9 1 (1.27%) Firebird
9 1 (1.27%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (53.16%) Jenkins
2 31 (39.24%) Git (software)
3 18 (22.78%) Travis CI
4 14 (17.72%) Mercurial
5 11 (13.92%) Subversion
6 10 (12.66%) GitLab
7 9 (11.39%) Gerrit
7 9 (11.39%) Vagrant
8 8 (10.13%) Maven
8 8 (10.13%) MSBuild
9 6 (7.59%) Ant
9 6 (7.59%) Gradle
9 6 (7.59%) JIRA
9 6 (7.59%) TeamCity
10 5 (6.33%) CruiseControl
11 3 (3.80%) SonarQube
12 2 (2.53%) Bugzilla
13 1 (1.27%) AdminStudio
13 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (1.27%) JUnit
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (35.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (15.19%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 7 (8.86%) Administrator
4 7 (8.86%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.59%) Java Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (5.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.80%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.11%) Servlets
2 19 (24.05%) .NET
3 17 (21.52%) J2EE
4 13 (16.46%) LAMP
5 11 (13.92%) LAPP Stack
6 10 (12.66%) LEMP Stack
6 10 (12.66%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (7.59%) JRuby
8 5 (6.33%) Middleware
8 5 (6.33%) XML
9 3 (3.80%) REST
9 3 (3.80%) SOAP
9 3 (3.80%) Web Services
10 2 (2.53%) CGI
10 2 (2.53%) HTML
10 2 (2.53%) JSON
10 2 (2.53%) LDAP
10 2 (2.53%) Memcached
10 2 (2.53%) Node.js
10 2 (2.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.39%) Clustering
2 9 (11.39%) Public Cloud
3 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.59%) HACMP
3 6 (7.59%) LPAR
4 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.33%) Driving Licence
4 5 (6.33%) Private Cloud
5 4 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) User Experience
6 2 (2.53%) Wiki
7 1 (1.27%) Blog
7 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.27%) Replication
7 1 (1.27%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 68 (86.08%) Linux
2 30 (37.97%) Windows
3 22 (27.85%) CentOS
4 17 (21.52%) Ubuntu
4 17 (21.52%) Unix
5 13 (16.46%) Windows Server
6 9 (11.39%) Debian
7 8 (10.13%) Solaris
8 7 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (7.59%) AIX
9 6 (7.59%) HPUX
10 5 (6.33%) Fedora
11 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.27%) Android
12 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.27%) VMS
12 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.90%) Continuous Integration
1 41 (51.90%) DevOps
2 35 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (34.18%) Configuration Management
4 20 (25.32%) Open Source
5 17 (21.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (20.25%) Mentoring
7 15 (18.99%) Scrum
8 10 (12.66%) High Availability
9 8 (10.13%) Microservices
10 7 (8.86%) Coaching
10 7 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (8.86%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.86%) TDD
11 6 (7.59%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (7.59%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (6.33%) Auto-Scaling
12 5 (6.33%) Load Balancing
12 5 (6.33%) Migration
13 3 (3.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) Java
2 30 (37.97%) Python
3 24 (30.38%) Bash Shell
4 20 (25.32%) Perl
4 20 (25.32%) SQL
5 14 (17.72%) Ruby
6 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
7 8 (10.13%) Go
8 6 (7.59%) C
9 5 (6.33%) PHP
9 5 (6.33%) Shell Script
10 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.27%) C++
11 1 (1.27%) Jython
11 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.86%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.27%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.27%) MCSA
7 1 (1.27%) MCSD
7 1 (1.27%) MCSE
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) GCP
System Software
1 51 (64.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (27.85%) Docker
3 20 (25.32%) KVM
4 16 (20.25%) Active Directory
5 15 (18.99%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (15.19%) Hyper-V
7 8 (10.13%) VirtualBox
8 6 (7.59%) PowerHA
9 5 (6.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (5.06%) NFS
10 4 (5.06%) vSphere
11 3 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (3.80%) Varnish
12 2 (2.53%) Samba
12 2 (2.53%) Snort
12 2 (2.53%) Squid
12 2 (2.53%) SRDF
13 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (1.27%) XenApp
13 1 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (46.84%) Puppet
2 29 (36.71%) Ansible
3 20 (25.32%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (18.99%) Nagios
5 13 (16.46%) Terraform
6 11 (13.92%) HAProxy
6 11 (13.92%) ZABBIX
7 10 (12.66%) SCCM
8 7 (8.86%) Salt
9 6 (7.59%) Graylog
9 6 (7.59%) Kibana
9 6 (7.59%) SCOM
10 5 (6.33%) logstash
10 5 (6.33%) Packer
11 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
11 2 (2.53%) WMI
11 2 (2.53%) yum
12 1 (1.27%) OpenNMS
12 1 (1.27%) OSSEC
12 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (74.68%) VMware
2 36 (45.57%) Microsoft
3 29 (36.71%) Google
4 23 (29.11%) Red Hat
5 15 (18.99%) Oracle
6 9 (11.39%) IBM
6 9 (11.39%) NetApp
6 9 (11.39%) Splunk
7 7 (8.86%) Citrix
7 7 (8.86%) New Relic
7 7 (8.86%) Rackspace
8 6 (7.59%) AppDynamics
8 6 (7.59%) Perforce
8 6 (7.59%) Veritas
9 3 (3.80%) Cisco
9 3 (3.80%) HP
10 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.53%) EMC
10 2 (2.53%) Intel
10 2 (2.53%) Sybase