Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 739 511 733
Rank change year-on-year -228 +222 +65
Contract jobs citing Xen 21 12 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.040% 0.066%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.27% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 44
10th Percentile £371 £493 £299
25th Percentile £401 £539 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £556 £630 £537
Median % change year-on-year -11.71% +17.43% +7.30%
75th Percentile £619 £763 £700
90th Percentile £634 £833 "
UK median daily rate £556 £630 £600
% change year-on-year -11.71% +5.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £37.75 -

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 10,054 4,414 11,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.35% 14.55% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,238 2,984 7,753
10th Percentile £195 £223 £163
25th Percentile £386 £363 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -1.96%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 182 579
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £12.75 £13.14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -4.23% +9.57% +1.25%
75th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £21.63
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.68 £46.61
UK median hourly rate £17.34 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.34% +7.58% +3.13%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -192 14 £600 -4.76% 1
Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
South East - 2 £600 - 2
South West - 1 £400 -
Xen
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 15 (71.43%) Linux
1 15 (71.43%) VMware
2 13 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (61.90%) KVM
3 10 (47.62%) AWS
4 9 (42.86%) Confluence
4 9 (42.86%) JIRA
4 9 (42.86%) Windows
5 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
6 7 (33.33%) Puppet
6 7 (33.33%) DNS
6 7 (33.33%) SAN
6 7 (33.33%) Ansible
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (28.57%) GCP
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco
7 6 (28.57%) LAN
7 6 (28.57%) WAN
7 6 (28.57%) Java
7 6 (28.57%) Google
7 6 (28.57%) VLAN
8 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
8 5 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (23.81%) Azure
8 5 (23.81%) FCoE
8 5 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (23.81%) NAS
8 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
8 5 (23.81%) SRDF

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 9 (42.86%) Confluence
2 5 (23.81%) Tomcat
2 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 5 (23.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (19.05%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) AWS
2 6 (28.57%) GCP
3 5 (23.81%) Azure
3 5 (23.81%) GitHub
4 3 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) DNS
1 7 (33.33%) SAN
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (28.57%) LAN
2 6 (28.57%) VLAN
2 6 (28.57%) WAN
3 5 (23.81%) FCoE
3 5 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (23.81%) Firewall
3 5 (23.81%) IPv6
3 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
3 5 (23.81%) Multicast
3 5 (23.81%) NAS
3 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 5 (23.81%) Wireless
4 4 (19.05%) Bluetooth
4 4 (19.05%) DHCP
4 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
4 4 (19.05%) IPv4
4 4 (19.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) HBase
2 1 (4.76%) InfluxDB
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (23.81%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (19.05%) Arsenale Dataplane
3 4 (19.05%) TestRail
General
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Social Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Police
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Embedded Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Linux Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Python Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Project Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Middleware
2 4 (19.05%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Algorithms
1 4 (19.05%) Device Driver
2 3 (14.29%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) Solaris
4 4 (19.05%) CentOS
4 4 (19.05%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Ubuntu
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.52%) Unix
7 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Benchmarking
1 5 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
1 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
1 5 (23.81%) Validation
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Cryptography
2 4 (19.05%) Device Driver Development
2 4 (19.05%) Edge Computing
2 4 (19.05%) Embedded Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Linux Kernel Development
2 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Python
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) C
3 4 (19.05%) C++
3 4 (19.05%) Go
3 4 (19.05%) Perl
3 4 (19.05%) Rust
4 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CCNA
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) KVM
1 13 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
3 5 (23.81%) Docker
3 5 (23.81%) NFS
3 5 (23.81%) SRDF
3 5 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (19.05%) iptables
5 1 (4.76%) LXC
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Ansible
1 7 (33.33%) Puppet
2 5 (23.81%) Terraform
3 3 (14.29%) Icinga
3 3 (14.29%) Nagios
4 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.76%) Grafana
5 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
5 1 (4.76%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Google
3 5 (23.81%) EMC
3 5 (23.81%) NetApp
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) Atlassian
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) CloudEndure
6 1 (4.76%) Arista
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) Meraki
6 1 (4.76%) Nokia
6 1 (4.76%) Sybase