Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 598 591 755
Rank change year-on-year -7 +164 +34
Contract jobs citing Xen 19 12 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.027% 0.093%
As % of the System Software category 0.29% 0.17% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 60
10th Percentile £363 £475 £358
25th Percentile £453 £500 £472
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £650 £525
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +23.81% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £688 £550
90th Percentile £640 " £550
UK median daily rate £550 £644 £525
% change year-on-year -14.56% +22.62% +5.00%

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 6,600 6,960 13,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.49% 15.71% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,621 4,764 8,950
10th Percentile £225 £181 £187
25th Percentile £375 £340 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £644 £638
UK median daily rate £489 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +5.78% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 333 533
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.19 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.95 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.99% +2.73% +4.04%
75th Percentile £45.06 £21.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £42.15 £47.80
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% +9.38% +0.88%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Xen in England

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Xen in England.

Daily rate trend for Xen in England

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Xen in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Xen in England

Xen
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Xen in England.

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 18 May 2021. 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 -23 18 £525 +5.00% 2
Xen
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 16 (84.21%) AWS
2 15 (78.95%) VMware
2 15 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (73.68%) Linux
3 14 (73.68%) GCP
4 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 13 (68.42%) Google
5 12 (63.16%) WebSphere
5 12 (63.16%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (63.16%) Puppet
5 12 (63.16%) Tomcat
5 12 (63.16%) Java
5 12 (63.16%) Jenkins
6 11 (57.89%) Azure
7 10 (52.63%) DHCP
7 10 (52.63%) DNS
8 9 (47.37%) FTP
8 9 (47.37%) Apache
8 9 (47.37%) KVM
9 8 (42.11%) IaaS
9 8 (42.11%) Windows
9 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
10 7 (36.84%) NAS
10 7 (36.84%) Google App Engine
10 7 (36.84%) nginx
10 7 (36.84%) Open Source
10 7 (36.84%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (36.84%) Jetty
10 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
10 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared

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 12 (63.16%) Tomcat
1 12 (63.16%) WebSphere
2 9 (47.37%) Apache
3 7 (36.84%) IIS
3 7 (36.84%) Jetty
3 7 (36.84%) Mongrel
3 7 (36.84%) nginx
4 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (10.53%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 16 (84.21%) AWS
2 14 (73.68%) GCP
3 11 (57.89%) Azure
4 8 (42.11%) IaaS
5 7 (36.84%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (36.84%) Google App Engine
6 5 (26.32%) GitHub
6 5 (26.32%) PaaS
7 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) DHCP
1 10 (52.63%) DNS
2 9 (47.37%) FTP
3 7 (36.84%) HTTP
3 7 (36.84%) IPsec
3 7 (36.84%) NAS
3 7 (36.84%) SAN
3 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 6 (31.58%) Multicast
4 6 (31.58%) SSL
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (26.32%) FCoE
5 5 (26.32%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (26.32%) iSCSI
5 5 (26.32%) LAN
5 5 (26.32%) WAN
6 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Hadoop
1 4 (21.05%) HBase
1 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Jenkins
2 7 (36.84%) Travis CI
3 5 (26.32%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
5 1 (5.26%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 1 (5.26%) MSI
5 1 (5.26%) TestRail
General
1 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Public Sector
2 4 (21.05%) Social Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Architect
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Platform Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
1 7 (36.84%) J2EE
1 7 (36.84%) Servlets
2 5 (26.32%) Middleware
3 3 (15.79%) LDAP
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
1 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
1 3 (15.79%) Public Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) VMS
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
2 7 (36.84%) DevOps
2 7 (36.84%) Open Source
3 5 (26.32%) Benchmarking
3 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure as Code
4 4 (21.05%) Thought Leadership
5 3 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Model Validation
5 3 (15.79%) Technology Roadmap
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (10.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) C
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) AWK
3 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) sed
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) Go
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Rust
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) RHCE
2 1 (5.26%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) NIST
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (47.37%) KVM
3 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
4 6 (31.58%) Docker
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (26.32%) NFS
5 5 (26.32%) SRDF
6 3 (15.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (10.53%) Firmware
7 2 (10.53%) OCFS2
7 2 (10.53%) Postfix
7 2 (10.53%) qmail
7 2 (10.53%) Samba
7 2 (10.53%) Sendmail
7 2 (10.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
8 1 (5.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (5.26%) iptables
8 1 (5.26%) XenApp
8 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Puppet
2 7 (36.84%) Kubernetes
3 5 (26.32%) Ansible
3 5 (26.32%) Terraform
4 2 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (10.53%) SELinux
5 1 (5.26%) SCCM
5 1 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) Google
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco
4 5 (26.32%) EMC
4 5 (26.32%) NetApp
5 4 (21.05%) MuleSoft
5 4 (21.05%) Sybase
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Intel
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
7 1 (5.26%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) F5