Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 782 736 719
Rank change year-on-year -46 -17 -1
Contract jobs citing Xen 69 94 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.58% 0.88% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 82 86
England median daily rate £500 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +7.35%
10th Percentile £315 £393 £314
90th Percentile £638 £623 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £464 £425
% change year-on-year +7.76% +9.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
England median hourly rate £52.50 - £22.50
10th Percentile £46.25 - £21.25
90th Percentile £58.75 - £30.75
UK median hourly rate £52.50 - £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 11,803 10,657 10,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.84% 12.08% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,789 6,708 5,997
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
10th Percentile £165 £165 £160
90th Percentile £625 £588 £560
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £376
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.64% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 747 1,049
England median hourly rate £16.14 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.06 £43.47 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -46 27 £500 - 22
South West +26 13 £450 -18.18% 2
North of England +8 9 £625 +42.05% 6
South East -7 9 £450 +12.36% 2
Midlands - 8 £388 - 3
North East +60 7 £625 +21.36% 1
East Midlands - 6 £370 - 2
Yorkshire -9 5 £625 +45.35% 2
East of England -20 3 £210 -57.47% 7
North West +5 2 £625 +27.88% 3
West Midlands - 2 £705 - 1
Xen
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 48 (69.57%) Linux
2 37 (53.62%) VMware
3 35 (50.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (43.48%) DevOps
5 28 (40.58%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (37.68%) Jenkins
7 23 (33.33%) Puppet
8 22 (31.88%) nginx
8 22 (31.88%) Windows
9 21 (30.43%) Configuration Management
10 20 (28.99%) Bash Shell
11 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
11 19 (27.54%) Tomcat
12 18 (26.09%) Apache
12 18 (26.09%) Python
12 18 (26.09%) Oracle
12 18 (26.09%) HTTP
12 18 (26.09%) Git (software)
13 17 (24.64%) Jetty
13 17 (24.64%) Ansible
13 17 (24.64%) Docker
14 16 (23.19%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
15 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
15 15 (21.74%) DNS
15 15 (21.74%) DHCP
16 14 (20.29%) Java
16 14 (20.29%) Unix
16 14 (20.29%) Red Hat
16 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development

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 22 (31.88%) nginx
2 19 (27.54%) Tomcat
3 18 (26.09%) Apache
4 17 (24.64%) Jetty
5 12 (17.39%) IIS
6 11 (15.94%) Mongrel
6 11 (15.94%) WebSphere
7 7 (10.14%) Confluence
8 6 (8.70%) Mule ESB
8 6 (8.70%) WildFly
9 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
10 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
10 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
11 1 (1.45%) CloudStack
11 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (1.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.19%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (18.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (17.39%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (17.39%) Google App Engine
4 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (8.70%) Office 365
6 5 (7.25%) Amazon S3
6 5 (7.25%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (7.25%) Serverless
6 5 (7.25%) Slack
7 4 (5.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (5.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (5.80%) Route 53
7 4 (5.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.45%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (1.45%) IaaS
8 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.45%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) HTTP
2 15 (21.74%) DHCP
2 15 (21.74%) DNS
2 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 12 (17.39%) Firewall
3 12 (17.39%) FTP
3 12 (17.39%) IPsec
4 11 (15.94%) SAN
5 9 (13.04%) SSL
5 9 (13.04%) VPN
6 8 (11.59%) NAS
7 6 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (2.90%) BGP
8 2 (2.90%) GPON
8 2 (2.90%) IPv6
8 2 (2.90%) LAN
8 2 (2.90%) SNMP
8 2 (2.90%) WAN
9 1 (1.45%) PBX
9 1 (1.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (11.59%) MySQL
3 7 (10.14%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.25%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.45%) Big Data
7 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (37.68%) Jenkins
2 18 (26.09%) Git (software)
3 10 (14.49%) Travis CI
4 7 (10.14%) JIRA
4 7 (10.14%) Mercurial
5 6 (8.70%) Gerrit
5 6 (8.70%) GitLab
5 6 (8.70%) SonarQube
6 3 (4.35%) Subversion
7 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.45%) Ant
8 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.45%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.45%) Maven
8 1 (1.45%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (2.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.45%) Back Office
2 1 (1.45%) Banking
2 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (17.39%) Administrator
3 11 (15.94%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 7 (10.14%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 6 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (8.70%) Server Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Lead DevOps
8 5 (7.25%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Architect
9 4 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.80%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (5.80%) Unix Administrator
9 4 (5.80%) Unix Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) .NET
1 11 (15.94%) Servlets
2 10 (14.49%) J2EE
3 8 (11.59%) LAMP
3 8 (11.59%) LAPP Stack
4 7 (10.14%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.90%) Middleware
6 2 (2.90%) Web Services
7 1 (1.45%) boto
7 1 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.45%) JRuby
7 1 (1.45%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Clustering
2 6 (8.70%) HACMP
2 6 (8.70%) LPAR
3 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.25%) Driving Licence
3 5 (7.25%) Private Cloud
4 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (69.57%) Linux
2 22 (31.88%) Windows
3 14 (20.29%) Unix
4 10 (14.49%) CentOS
4 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (13.04%) Windows Server
6 8 (11.59%) Solaris
7 7 (10.14%) Ubuntu
8 6 (8.70%) AIX
8 6 (8.70%) HPUX
9 4 (5.80%) VMS
10 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
10 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.90%) Debian
11 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.45%) CoreOS
12 1 (1.45%) Fedora
12 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) DevOps
2 28 (40.58%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (30.43%) Configuration Management
4 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (17.39%) Open Source
6 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
7 9 (13.04%) Scrum
8 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
9 6 (8.70%) Coaching
9 6 (8.70%) High Availability
9 6 (8.70%) Migration
10 5 (7.25%) Auto-Scaling
10 5 (7.25%) Microservices
10 5 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.25%) Static Code Analysis
11 3 (4.35%) Contingency Planning
11 3 (4.35%) Information Security
11 3 (4.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) Bash Shell
2 18 (26.09%) Python
3 14 (20.29%) Java
4 13 (18.84%) Perl
5 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
6 8 (11.59%) Shell Script
6 8 (11.59%) SQL
7 5 (7.25%) Ruby
8 3 (4.35%) Go
9 1 (1.45%) C
9 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.04%) Degree
3 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.45%) MCSA
5 1 (1.45%) MCSE
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) GCP
System Software
1 35 (50.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (24.64%) Docker
3 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 12 (17.39%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (13.04%) KVM
5 6 (8.70%) PowerHA
6 5 (7.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (5.80%) XenDesktop
8 3 (4.35%) XenServer
9 2 (2.90%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.90%) Snort
9 2 (2.90%) VirtualBox
9 2 (2.90%) vSphere
9 2 (2.90%) XenApp
10 1 (1.45%) BIND 9
10 1 (1.45%) GlusterFS
10 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (33.33%) Puppet
2 17 (24.64%) Ansible
3 11 (15.94%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (8.70%) HAProxy
4 6 (8.70%) SCCM
4 6 (8.70%) ZABBIX
5 5 (7.25%) Terraform
6 4 (5.80%) Nagios
7 3 (4.35%) SCOM
7 3 (4.35%) WSUS
7 3 (4.35%) XenMobile
8 2 (2.90%) Salt
8 2 (2.90%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.45%) Bcfg2
9 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.45%) Grafana
9 1 (1.45%) Graphite
9 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.45%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) VMware
2 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.09%) Oracle
4 14 (20.29%) Red Hat
5 13 (18.84%) Google
6 9 (13.04%) Citrix
7 8 (11.59%) IBM
8 6 (8.70%) Veritas
9 3 (4.35%) F5
9 3 (4.35%) HP
9 3 (4.35%) Splunk
10 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.90%) EMC
10 2 (2.90%) Ivanti
10 2 (2.90%) McAfee
10 2 (2.90%) NetApp
11 1 (1.45%) Adobe
11 1 (1.45%) Perforce
11 1 (1.45%) Qualys
11 1 (1.45%) Veeam