Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 780 739 722
Rank change year-on-year -41 -17 -6
Contract jobs citing Xen 71 103 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 0.91% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 87 127
England median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +36.99%
10th Percentile £322 £320 £413
90th Percentile £594 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +36.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
England median hourly rate £33.75 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.67% - -
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year -18.67% - -

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 14,182 11,340 12,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.16% 12.41% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,312 7,364 7,713
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £181
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 623 813
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £37.20
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -

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 October 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 October 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
East of England +24 20 £350 -30.86% 5
London -17 20 £543 +14.21% 13
North of England -23 18 £438 -20.45% 11
Yorkshire -19 11 £550 -12.00% 8
South East -38 8 £463 -7.50% 9
North West -19 5 £388 -29.55% 3
South West -34 5 £515 +5.64% 3
North East +1 2 £406 -35.00%
Xen
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 64 (90.14%) VMware
2 57 (80.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (71.83%) Linux
4 38 (53.52%) DevOps
5 36 (50.70%) Windows
5 36 (50.70%) Amazon AWS
6 35 (49.30%) Microsoft
7 34 (47.89%) Configuration Management
8 30 (42.25%) Java
8 30 (42.25%) Puppet
9 28 (39.44%) DNS
9 28 (39.44%) SSL
10 27 (38.03%) Google Cloud Platform
11 26 (36.62%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (35.21%) Google
12 25 (35.21%) Jenkins
13 24 (33.80%) WebSphere
13 24 (33.80%) TCP/IP
14 23 (32.39%) HTTP
14 23 (32.39%) Tomcat
15 22 (30.99%) SQL
15 22 (30.99%) OpenStack
16 21 (29.58%) Open Source
16 21 (29.58%) Python
16 21 (29.58%) Firewall
16 21 (29.58%) Windows Server
17 20 (28.17%) Opscode Chef
17 20 (28.17%) Ansible
17 20 (28.17%) .NET
17 20 (28.17%) DHCP

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 24 (33.80%) WebSphere
2 23 (32.39%) Tomcat
3 22 (30.99%) OpenStack
4 20 (28.17%) Apache
5 19 (26.76%) IIS
5 19 (26.76%) nginx
6 18 (25.35%) Jetty
7 17 (23.94%) Mongrel
8 9 (12.68%) MS Exchange
9 5 (7.04%) CloudStack
9 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (7.04%) JBoss
10 4 (5.63%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (5.63%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
12 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
12 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
12 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
13 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (1.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 36 (50.70%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (38.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (23.94%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (23.94%) Google App Engine
5 3 (4.23%) IaaS
5 3 (4.23%) PaaS
5 3 (4.23%) SaaS
6 2 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.82%) GitHub
6 2 (2.82%) Office 365
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.41%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (1.41%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.41%) Linode
7 1 (1.41%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (39.44%) DNS
1 28 (39.44%) SSL
2 24 (33.80%) TCP/IP
3 23 (32.39%) HTTP
4 21 (29.58%) Firewall
5 20 (28.17%) DHCP
6 16 (22.54%) FTP
6 16 (22.54%) IPsec
7 15 (21.13%) LAN
7 15 (21.13%) WAN
8 9 (12.68%) SAN
8 9 (12.68%) VLAN
9 8 (11.27%) SSH
10 7 (9.86%) NAS
11 6 (8.45%) HTTPS
11 6 (8.45%) VPN
12 5 (7.04%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (7.04%) NetScaler
13 3 (4.23%) SMTP
13 3 (4.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (12.68%) MySQL
3 6 (8.45%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.63%) Redis
5 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.41%) DataStage
7 1 (1.41%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 25 (35.21%) Jenkins
2 14 (19.72%) Travis CI
3 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.45%) GitLab
5 3 (4.23%) AdminStudio
5 3 (4.23%) GoCD
5 3 (4.23%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.82%) Gradle
6 2 (2.82%) Maven
6 2 (2.82%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.82%) Subversion
7 1 (1.41%) Ant
7 1 (1.41%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.41%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.41%) JUnit
7 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.41%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
2 4 (5.63%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Architect
4 6 (8.45%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (7.04%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Administrator
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (5.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (4.23%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Citrix Support
7 3 (4.23%) Citrix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.17%) .NET
2 17 (23.94%) Servlets
3 15 (21.13%) J2EE
4 9 (12.68%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (7.04%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (7.04%) Sensu
6 4 (5.63%) Kafka
6 4 (5.63%) Middleware
7 3 (4.23%) HTML
7 3 (4.23%) Web Services
7 3 (4.23%) XML
7 3 (4.23%) XMPP
7 3 (4.23%) XSLT
8 2 (2.82%) LAMP
8 2 (2.82%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (2.82%) Material Design
9 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.41%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.41%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Clustering
2 5 (7.04%) Video on Demand
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.23%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.41%) iSeries
5 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) RIA
5 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 51 (71.83%) Linux
2 36 (50.70%) Windows
3 21 (29.58%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.08%) Unix
4 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.68%) CentOS
6 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (7.04%) Solaris
8 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.23%) Mac OS
9 3 (4.23%) MVS
9 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.41%) Debian
11 1 (1.41%) Fedora
11 1 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (53.52%) DevOps
2 34 (47.89%) Configuration Management
3 26 (36.62%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (29.58%) Open Source
5 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (14.08%) Test Automation
7 9 (12.68%) Security Management
8 8 (11.27%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (9.86%) Migration
10 6 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (8.45%) ITIL
10 6 (8.45%) Storage Management
11 5 (7.04%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (7.04%) DRM
11 5 (7.04%) Microservices
11 5 (7.04%) OWASP
11 5 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (5.63%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) Java
2 22 (30.99%) SQL
3 21 (29.58%) Python
4 19 (26.76%) Bash Shell
5 17 (23.94%) PowerShell
6 10 (14.08%) Go
6 10 (14.08%) Perl
6 10 (14.08%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.45%) PHP
7 6 (8.45%) Ruby
7 6 (8.45%) VBScript
8 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.23%) VB
10 1 (1.41%) C
10 1 (1.41%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.82%) MCSE
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) COBIT
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 57 (80.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (26.76%) Docker
3 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
4 13 (18.31%) NFS
5 9 (12.68%) KVM
6 8 (11.27%) Hyper-V
7 7 (9.86%) XenServer
8 6 (8.45%) vSphere
9 5 (7.04%) VirtualBox
9 5 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (7.04%) XenDesktop
10 4 (5.63%) SRDF
10 4 (5.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (5.63%) XenApp
11 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (4.23%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (4.23%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (1.41%) Firmware
12 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (42.25%) Puppet
2 20 (28.17%) Ansible
2 20 (28.17%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (22.54%) Kubernetes
4 9 (12.68%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (12.68%) Mesos
4 9 (12.68%) SCCM
5 8 (11.27%) WSUS
6 7 (9.86%) Terraform
7 6 (8.45%) logstash
7 6 (8.45%) Prometheus
7 6 (8.45%) SCOM
8 5 (7.04%) Grafana
8 5 (7.04%) Kibana
8 5 (7.04%) Nagios
9 4 (5.63%) Consul
9 4 (5.63%) Uchiwa
10 3 (4.23%) AirWatch
11 2 (2.82%) Icinga
11 2 (2.82%) SCSM
Vendors
1 64 (90.14%) VMware
2 35 (49.30%) Microsoft
3 25 (35.21%) Google
4 18 (25.35%) Splunk
5 15 (21.13%) Red Hat
6 14 (19.72%) Oracle
7 13 (18.31%) Citrix
8 11 (15.49%) Cisco
9 6 (8.45%) NetApp
9 6 (8.45%) SaltStack
10 4 (5.63%) EMC
11 3 (4.23%) Apple
11 3 (4.23%) HP
11 3 (4.23%) Ivanti
11 3 (4.23%) MuleSoft
11 3 (4.23%) Rackspace
12 2 (2.82%) IronPort
12 2 (2.82%) Nimble Storage
12 2 (2.82%) Polycom
12 2 (2.82%) Trend Micro