Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 784 711 719
Rank change year-on-year -73 +8 -8
Contract jobs citing Xen 91 105 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 1.00% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 82 123
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £331 £319 £385
90th Percentile £588 £586 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.50% +17.69% +103.13%
10th Percentile £33.50 £35.58 £31.25
90th Percentile £36.50 £41.53 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.50% +17.69% +103.13%

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 13,446 10,481 12,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.40% 11.88% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,753 6,779 7,747
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +15.71%
10th Percentile £185 £175 £181
90th Percentile £625 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 591 811
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% -4.55%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.34 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.24 £45.25 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £16.19 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% -3.03% +2.23%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -11 26 £525 +10.53% 11
East of England +9 22 £375 -28.57% 5
North of England 0 22 £475 -11.21% 3
Yorkshire -6 14 £450 -15.89% 2
South West -11 10 £455 +4.00% 2
South East -50 9 £475 +0.21% 5
North East -3 5 £500 -20.00%
North West -21 3 £338 -38.64% 1
Midlands -6 2 - - 1
West Midlands -24 2 - -
Xen
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 83 (91.21%) VMware
2 77 (84.62%) Linux
3 70 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 49 (53.85%) DevOps
6 47 (51.65%) Amazon AWS
7 46 (50.55%) Java
8 45 (49.45%) Apache
8 45 (49.45%) Puppet
9 44 (48.35%) Tomcat
10 43 (47.25%) Windows
10 43 (47.25%) IIS
10 43 (47.25%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (47.25%) Jenkins
11 41 (45.05%) Configuration Management
12 40 (43.96%) HTTP
12 40 (43.96%) DNS
13 39 (42.86%) WebSphere
13 39 (42.86%) Google
13 39 (42.86%) nginx
14 38 (41.76%) Jetty
15 36 (39.56%) SSL
15 36 (39.56%) Google Cloud Platform
16 33 (36.26%) Mongrel
16 33 (36.26%) Servlets
17 32 (35.16%) Python
17 32 (35.16%) TCP/IP
17 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (35.16%) Open Source
17 32 (35.16%) Google App Engine

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 45 (49.45%) Apache
2 44 (48.35%) Tomcat
3 43 (47.25%) IIS
4 39 (42.86%) nginx
4 39 (42.86%) WebSphere
5 38 (41.76%) Jetty
6 33 (36.26%) Mongrel
7 13 (14.29%) OpenStack
8 9 (9.89%) MS Exchange
9 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (5.49%) JBoss
9 5 (5.49%) Mule ESB
9 5 (5.49%) WildFly
10 4 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (3.30%) CloudStack
11 3 (3.30%) Skype for Business
11 3 (3.30%) WebLogic
12 2 (2.20%) GlassFish
12 2 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 47 (51.65%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (39.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 32 (35.16%) Google App Engine
4 28 (30.77%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (6.59%) Rackspace Cloud
7 6 (6.59%) Sumo Logic
8 5 (5.49%) Office 365
9 3 (3.30%) SaaS
10 2 (2.20%) GitHub
10 2 (2.20%) IaaS
10 2 (2.20%) PaaS
11 1 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (1.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (1.10%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (1.10%) G Suite
11 1 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (43.96%) DNS
1 40 (43.96%) HTTP
2 36 (39.56%) SSL
3 32 (35.16%) TCP/IP
4 30 (32.97%) DHCP
5 28 (30.77%) IPsec
6 27 (29.67%) FTP
7 21 (23.08%) Firewall
8 14 (15.38%) SAN
9 11 (12.09%) LAN
9 11 (12.09%) WAN
10 10 (10.99%) VPN
11 8 (8.79%) NAS
12 6 (6.59%) iSCSI
13 5 (5.49%) NetScaler
13 5 (5.49%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (4.40%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (4.40%) HTTPS
14 4 (4.40%) SSH
14 4 (4.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) MySQL
2 12 (13.19%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (9.89%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (5.49%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.49%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.40%) HBase
7 3 (3.30%) Big Data
7 3 (3.30%) Redis
7 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.20%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.10%) DataStage
9 1 (1.10%) Firebird
9 1 (1.10%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (47.25%) Jenkins
2 29 (31.87%) Git (software)
3 25 (27.47%) Travis CI
4 10 (10.99%) Mercurial
4 10 (10.99%) Subversion
5 8 (8.79%) Maven
5 8 (8.79%) MSBuild
6 7 (7.69%) GitLab
6 7 (7.69%) Vagrant
7 6 (6.59%) Ant
7 6 (6.59%) Gradle
7 6 (6.59%) TeamCity
8 5 (5.49%) CruiseControl
8 5 (5.49%) Gerrit
9 3 (3.30%) AdminStudio
10 2 (2.20%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.20%) JIRA
11 1 (1.10%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.10%) JUnit
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
2 5 (5.49%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 36 (39.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (17.58%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 6 (6.59%) Administrator
4 6 (6.59%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) Architect
5 5 (5.49%) Consultant
5 5 (5.49%) Server Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Java Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (36.26%) Servlets
2 30 (32.97%) .NET
3 26 (28.57%) J2EE
4 9 (9.89%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (8.79%) LAMP
6 6 (6.59%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (6.59%) JRuby
6 6 (6.59%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (6.59%) Middleware
7 5 (5.49%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (5.49%) XML
8 4 (4.40%) Sensu
9 3 (3.30%) Kafka
9 3 (3.30%) REST
9 3 (3.30%) SOAP
9 3 (3.30%) XMPP
10 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.20%) Ajax
10 2 (2.20%) JSON
10 2 (2.20%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Clustering
2 6 (6.59%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.40%) Video on Demand
5 3 (3.30%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.20%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.20%) User Experience
6 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.20%) Wiki
7 1 (1.10%) Blog
7 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.10%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.10%) iSeries
7 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.10%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 77 (84.62%) Linux
2 43 (47.25%) Windows
3 25 (27.47%) Windows Server
4 20 (21.98%) CentOS
5 15 (16.48%) Unix
6 13 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 9 (9.89%) Debian
7 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (5.49%) Fedora
10 5 (5.49%) Windows 10
11 4 (4.40%) Solaris
11 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (3.30%) Mac OS
12 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.10%) Android
13 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.10%) MVS
13 1 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.85%) DevOps
2 43 (47.25%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (45.05%) Configuration Management
4 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (35.16%) Open Source
5 14 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 11 (12.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (9.89%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (8.79%) Microservices
8 8 (8.79%) Scrum
8 8 (8.79%) Security Management
9 7 (7.69%) TDD
10 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (6.59%) Performance Optimisation
10 6 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.49%) Coaching
11 5 (5.49%) Migration
11 5 (5.49%) Storage Management
11 5 (5.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.55%) Java
2 32 (35.16%) Python
3 27 (29.67%) SQL
4 25 (27.47%) Bash Shell
5 24 (26.37%) PowerShell
6 21 (23.08%) Perl
7 13 (14.29%) Ruby
8 12 (13.19%) Go
9 10 (10.99%) Shell Script
10 9 (9.89%) PHP
11 6 (6.59%) VBScript
12 5 (5.49%) C
13 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
14 3 (3.30%) VB
15 1 (1.10%) C++
15 1 (1.10%) Jython
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) Degree
3 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.20%) MCSE
7 1 (1.10%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.10%) MCSD
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) GCP
2 1 (1.10%) COBIT
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 70 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (24.18%) Docker
3 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
3 18 (19.78%) KVM
4 14 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 9 (9.89%) NFS
6 8 (8.79%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (8.79%) VirtualBox
7 5 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (5.49%) vSphere
7 5 (5.49%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.49%) XenServer
8 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (3.30%) SRDF
8 3 (3.30%) Varnish
8 3 (3.30%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (3.30%) XenApp
9 2 (2.20%) Samba
9 2 (2.20%) Squid
Systems Management
1 45 (49.45%) Puppet
2 29 (31.87%) Ansible
3 28 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (15.38%) Terraform
5 13 (14.29%) SCCM
6 12 (13.19%) Nagios
7 10 (10.99%) SCOM
8 9 (9.89%) Kibana
8 9 (9.89%) Kubernetes
8 9 (9.89%) logstash
9 8 (8.79%) WSUS
10 7 (7.69%) HAProxy
10 7 (7.69%) ZABBIX
11 6 (6.59%) Graylog
11 6 (6.59%) Salt
12 5 (5.49%) Packer
13 4 (4.40%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (4.40%) Grafana
13 4 (4.40%) Mesos
14 3 (3.30%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 83 (91.21%) VMware
2 52 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 39 (42.86%) Google
4 27 (29.67%) Red Hat
5 21 (23.08%) Splunk
6 14 (15.38%) Citrix
7 12 (13.19%) Oracle
8 9 (9.89%) Cisco
8 9 (9.89%) NetApp
9 7 (7.69%) Rackspace
10 6 (6.59%) AppDynamics
10 6 (6.59%) New Relic
10 6 (6.59%) Perforce
11 5 (5.49%) SaltStack
12 4 (4.40%) HP
12 4 (4.40%) Ivanti
13 3 (3.30%) Apple
13 3 (3.30%) EMC
13 3 (3.30%) IBM
14 2 (2.20%) Polycom