Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 754 734 730
Rank change year-on-year -20 -4 -5
Contract jobs citing Xen 103 139 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.85% 1.15% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 110 90
England median daily rate £535 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.74% +21.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £406 £200
90th Percentile £638 £626 £550
UK median daily rate £535 £488 £380
% change year-on-year +9.74% +28.29% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
England median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12131 12051 10696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.79% 12.32% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7944 7625 6190
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £160
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 810 1165
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.18
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.78 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 23 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 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
South East +31 32 £450 +12.36% 3
London -87 24 £465 -4.62% 10
South West +14 22 £463 -31.48% 1
North of England +47 20 £550 +10.00% 3
North West +26 11 £550 +22.22% 2
Yorkshire +15 11 £625 +25.00% 1
North East +60 8 £625 +21.36%
East of England -15 4 £368 -10.91%
West Midlands - 1 £850 -
Midlands - 1 £850 - 1
Xen
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 England region with a requirement for Xen.

1 69 (66.99%) Linux
2 51 (49.51%) Puppet
3 46 (44.66%) DevOps
4 45 (43.69%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (42.72%) Bash Shell
5 44 (42.72%) Jenkins
6 43 (41.75%) Configuration Management
6 43 (41.75%) VMware
7 42 (40.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (35.92%) HTTP
9 36 (34.95%) DNS
10 35 (33.98%) TCP/IP
10 35 (33.98%) Unix
10 35 (33.98%) Python
10 35 (33.98%) Opscode Chef
11 34 (33.01%) Security Cleared
12 33 (32.04%) Oracle
13 32 (31.07%) nginx
14 31 (30.10%) Mentoring
15 30 (29.13%) Amazon AWS
15 30 (29.13%) Perl
16 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
16 27 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (25.24%) Git (software)
18 25 (24.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 25 (24.27%) Apache
19 24 (23.30%) Tomcat
19 24 (23.30%) Open Source
19 24 (23.30%) Degree
20 23 (22.33%) Red Hat

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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 32 (31.07%) nginx
2 25 (24.27%) Apache
3 24 (23.30%) Tomcat
4 19 (18.45%) Jetty
5 18 (17.48%) Confluence
5 18 (17.48%) IIS
5 18 (17.48%) Mongrel
5 18 (17.48%) WebSphere
6 11 (10.68%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.91%) CloudStack
7 3 (2.91%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.97%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.97%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 30 (29.13%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (20.39%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (19.42%) Google App Engine
3 20 (19.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (11.65%) Slack
5 6 (5.83%) Amazon S3
5 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (4.85%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (4.85%) Route 53
6 5 (4.85%) Serverless
6 5 (4.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (3.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (3.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (2.91%) GitHub
9 2 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.94%) Office 365
10 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.97%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.97%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.97%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (35.92%) HTTP
2 36 (34.95%) DNS
3 35 (33.98%) TCP/IP
4 22 (21.36%) DHCP
4 22 (21.36%) SAN
5 21 (20.39%) SSL
6 20 (19.42%) NAS
7 19 (18.45%) FTP
7 19 (18.45%) IPsec
8 10 (9.71%) Firewall
9 7 (6.80%) LAN
9 7 (6.80%) WAN
10 4 (3.88%) HTTPS
11 3 (2.91%) VPN
12 1 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.97%) ICMP
12 1 (0.97%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.97%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.36%) Relational Database
2 20 (19.42%) MySQL
3 12 (11.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (11.65%) MongoDB
4 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
5 8 (7.77%) Oracle Exadata
6 7 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (5.83%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.97%) DataStage
10 1 (0.97%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 44 (42.72%) Jenkins
2 26 (25.24%) Git (software)
3 18 (17.48%) JIRA
4 17 (16.50%) Travis CI
5 13 (12.62%) SonarQube
6 5 (4.85%) Subversion
6 5 (4.85%) Vagrant
7 3 (2.91%) Maven
8 2 (1.94%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.94%) Hudson
8 2 (1.94%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.97%) Ant
9 1 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.97%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.97%) GitLab
9 1 (0.97%) Gradle
9 1 (0.97%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
1 1 (0.97%) Back Office
1 1 (0.97%) Marketing
1 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (33.01%) Administrator
2 32 (31.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (26.21%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (19.42%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 14 (13.59%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (11.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 10 (9.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (7.77%) Senior DevOps
8 8 (7.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.80%) Unix Administrator
10 6 (5.83%) AWS DevOps
10 6 (5.83%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (5.83%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.83%) Server Administrator
10 6 (5.83%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Lead DevOps
11 5 (4.85%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Senior Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.45%) Servlets
2 18 (17.48%) .NET
2 18 (17.48%) J2EE
3 10 (9.71%) LEMP Stack
4 8 (7.77%) LAMP
5 7 (6.80%) JSON
5 7 (6.80%) LAPP Stack
6 5 (4.85%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (4.85%) Sensu
7 4 (3.88%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.91%) Web Services
9 2 (1.94%) Middleware
9 2 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.94%) REST
9 2 (1.94%) WSDL
9 2 (1.94%) XML
9 2 (1.94%) XSD
10 1 (0.97%) JRuby
10 1 (0.97%) Memcached
10 1 (0.97%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.50%) Computer Science
2 12 (11.65%) Clustering
3 6 (5.83%) Oracle Exalogic
4 5 (4.85%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.85%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.88%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.94%) NHS
6 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.94%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) RIA
7 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (66.99%) Linux
2 35 (33.98%) Unix
3 25 (24.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (15.53%) Windows
5 12 (11.65%) CentOS
5 12 (11.65%) Solaris
6 9 (8.74%) Windows Server
7 6 (5.83%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.88%) VMS
8 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.91%) Debian
9 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.94%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.94%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.97%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.97%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (44.66%) DevOps
2 45 (43.69%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (41.75%) Configuration Management
4 31 (30.10%) Mentoring
5 27 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (23.30%) Open Source
7 17 (16.50%) Load Balancing
8 16 (15.53%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (15.53%) Software Engineering
9 15 (14.56%) Contingency Planning
10 14 (13.59%) Scrum
11 12 (11.65%) Coaching
11 12 (11.65%) Microservices
11 12 (11.65%) Static Code Analysis
12 8 (7.77%) Kanban
12 8 (7.77%) Test Automation
13 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (5.83%) DSDM
14 5 (4.85%) Auto-Scaling
14 5 (4.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.72%) Bash Shell
2 35 (33.98%) Python
3 30 (29.13%) Perl
4 21 (20.39%) Java
5 20 (19.42%) Shell Script
6 18 (17.48%) Ruby
7 15 (14.56%) SQL
8 7 (6.80%) PHP
8 7 (6.80%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.88%) Go
10 1 (0.97%) Jython
10 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (33.01%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.30%) Degree
3 17 (16.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.97%) ISEB
4 1 (0.97%) MCSE
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) HL7
3 1 (0.97%) GCP
System Software
1 42 (40.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (19.42%) Docker
3 9 (8.74%) KVM
4 7 (6.80%) XenServer
5 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
6 5 (4.85%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.91%) VirtualBox
8 3 (2.91%) vSphere
8 3 (2.91%) XenApp
9 2 (1.94%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.97%) BIND 9
10 1 (0.97%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (49.51%) Puppet
2 35 (33.98%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (20.39%) Ansible
4 12 (11.65%) Kubernetes
5 7 (6.80%) Rancher
6 6 (5.83%) XenMobile
7 5 (4.85%) Grafana
7 5 (4.85%) Nagios
7 5 (4.85%) Terraform
8 4 (3.88%) logstash
8 4 (3.88%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.91%) Cobbler
9 3 (2.91%) SCCM
9 3 (2.91%) SCOM
9 3 (2.91%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.94%) Bcfg2
10 2 (1.94%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.94%) Salt
10 2 (1.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (41.75%) VMware
2 33 (32.04%) Oracle
3 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
4 23 (22.33%) Red Hat
5 21 (20.39%) Google
6 13 (12.62%) Citrix
7 9 (8.74%) Sun
8 7 (6.80%) Splunk
9 5 (4.85%) SaltStack
10 3 (2.91%) EnterpriseDB
10 3 (2.91%) HP
10 3 (2.91%) IBM
11 2 (1.94%) AppSense
11 2 (1.94%) Cisco
11 2 (1.94%) EMC
11 2 (1.94%) F5
11 2 (1.94%) New Relic
11 2 (1.94%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.97%) Nimble Storage
12 1 (0.97%) PagerDuty