Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 753 774 738
Rank change year-on-year +21 -36 -13
Contract jobs citing Xen 97 72 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.078% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 0.61% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 65 83
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £357 £313 £395
90th Percentile £588 £638 £622
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £33.75 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% - -
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year -35.71% - -

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 13,902 11,875 10,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.55% 12.86% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,217 7,806 6,764
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +8.39%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £165
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £408
% change year-on-year +4.44% +10.43% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 639 753
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.90 £46.05 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +43 51 £550 +10.00% 7
North of England +5 33 £500 -20.00% 8
Yorkshire +5 17 £488 -22.00% 4
North West +2 13 £512 -18.08%
South East 0 8 £215 -52.22% 4
South West -39 4 £363 -19.44% 12
North East -11 3 £363 -42.00% 4
East of England +15 1 £550 +161.90% 1
Xen
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 89 (91.75%) VMware
2 85 (87.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (72.16%) Linux
4 69 (71.13%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (71.13%) Puppet
5 67 (69.07%) DevOps
6 65 (67.01%) Configuration Management
7 64 (65.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 62 (63.92%) Java
9 61 (62.89%) Jenkins
10 56 (57.73%) Microsoft
11 54 (55.67%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (53.61%) SSL
13 51 (52.58%) Google
14 48 (49.48%) DNS
14 48 (49.48%) Amazon EC2
15 46 (47.42%) Tomcat
15 46 (47.42%) WebSphere
16 44 (45.36%) .NET
16 44 (45.36%) HTTP
16 44 (45.36%) TCP/IP
16 44 (45.36%) DHCP
17 43 (44.33%) Apache
17 43 (44.33%) Google App Engine
17 43 (44.33%) nginx
17 43 (44.33%) Open Source
18 42 (43.30%) Jetty
18 42 (43.30%) Servlets
18 42 (43.30%) IIS
18 42 (43.30%) Travis CI

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 46 (47.42%) Tomcat
1 46 (47.42%) WebSphere
2 43 (44.33%) Apache
2 43 (44.33%) nginx
3 42 (43.30%) IIS
3 42 (43.30%) Jetty
3 42 (43.30%) Mongrel
4 23 (23.71%) OpenStack
5 7 (7.22%) MS Exchange
6 6 (6.19%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (5.15%) CloudStack
8 4 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (3.09%) JBoss
9 3 (3.09%) Skype for Business
10 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
10 1 (1.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 69 (71.13%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (65.98%) Google Cloud Platform
3 48 (49.48%) Amazon EC2
4 43 (44.33%) Google App Engine
5 28 (28.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (15.46%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (4.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (3.09%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.09%) IaaS
8 3 (3.09%) Office 365
8 3 (3.09%) PaaS
8 3 (3.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (2.06%) SaaS
10 1 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (1.03%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (53.61%) SSL
2 48 (49.48%) DNS
3 44 (45.36%) DHCP
3 44 (45.36%) HTTP
3 44 (45.36%) TCP/IP
4 41 (42.27%) FTP
4 41 (42.27%) IPsec
5 19 (19.59%) Firewall
6 13 (13.40%) VLAN
7 9 (9.28%) LAN
7 9 (9.28%) SSH
7 9 (9.28%) WAN
8 3 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (3.09%) NAS
8 3 (3.09%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.09%) SAN
8 3 (3.09%) Skype
8 3 (3.09%) SMTP
8 3 (3.09%) VPN
9 1 (1.03%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.15%) MySQL
4 4 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.09%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (62.89%) Jenkins
2 42 (43.30%) Travis CI
3 9 (9.28%) GitLab
3 9 (9.28%) GoCD
4 7 (7.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.06%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.03%) Ant
6 1 (1.03%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.03%) Gradle
6 1 (1.03%) Maven
6 1 (1.03%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.03%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.03%) Subversion
6 1 (1.03%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (5.15%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Banking
2 3 (3.09%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (42.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (9.28%) AWS DevOps
3 7 (7.22%) Cassandra Engineer
3 7 (7.22%) Senior DevOps
4 6 (6.19%) Developer
4 6 (6.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (5.15%) Administrator
5 5 (5.15%) Architect
5 5 (5.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.15%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (5.15%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (5.15%) Consultant
6 4 (4.12%) Ruby Developer
6 4 (4.12%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Senior Ruby Developer
6 4 (4.12%) Site Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Data Centre Technician
7 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (45.36%) .NET
2 42 (43.30%) Servlets
3 40 (41.24%) J2EE
4 6 (6.19%) HTML
5 5 (5.15%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (4.12%) Web Services
7 3 (3.09%) Middleware
7 3 (3.09%) WebRTC
7 3 (3.09%) XML
7 3 (3.09%) XSLT
8 2 (2.06%) CSS
8 2 (2.06%) LAMP
8 2 (2.06%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (2.06%) Material Design
8 2 (2.06%) Sensu
9 1 (1.03%) JRuby
9 1 (1.03%) Kafka
9 1 (1.03%) Node.js
9 1 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.03%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Clustering
2 7 (7.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.03%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 70 (72.16%) Linux
2 23 (23.71%) Windows
3 11 (11.34%) Unix
4 10 (10.31%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.15%) CentOS
6 3 (3.09%) Debian
6 3 (3.09%) Solaris
6 3 (3.09%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.06%) MVS
7 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.03%) Fedora
8 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (69.07%) DevOps
2 65 (67.01%) Configuration Management
3 54 (55.67%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (44.33%) Open Source
5 24 (24.74%) Test Automation
6 18 (18.56%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (15.46%) Performance Optimisation
8 14 (14.43%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (14.43%) Demand Forecasting
8 14 (14.43%) Performance Analysis
9 12 (12.37%) Microservices
10 11 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (11.34%) Unit Testing
11 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (10.31%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 9 (9.28%) Systems Engineering
13 7 (7.22%) Migration
14 6 (6.19%) Server Management
15 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
15 5 (5.15%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 62 (63.92%) Java
2 28 (28.87%) Bash Shell
2 28 (28.87%) Python
3 23 (23.71%) Go
4 15 (15.46%) SQL
5 13 (13.40%) Ruby
6 11 (11.34%) PowerShell
7 9 (9.28%) Perl
8 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.09%) AWK
9 3 (3.09%) C++
9 3 (3.09%) PHP
9 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) BPSS Clearance
2 11 (11.34%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.19%) Degree
5 4 (4.12%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 85 (87.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (19.59%) Docker
3 14 (14.43%) NFS
4 12 (12.37%) KVM
5 11 (11.34%) Active Directory
5 11 (11.34%) vSphere
6 9 (9.28%) XenServer
7 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
7 6 (6.19%) XenApp
8 5 (5.15%) XenDesktop
9 3 (3.09%) SRDF
9 3 (3.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (3.09%) VirtualBox
10 2 (2.06%) Firmware
10 2 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.03%) vCloud
11 1 (1.03%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 69 (71.13%) Puppet
2 29 (29.90%) Kubernetes
3 28 (28.87%) Ansible
4 26 (26.80%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (21.65%) Terraform
6 11 (11.34%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (11.34%) Mesos
7 6 (6.19%) Nagios
7 6 (6.19%) SCCM
8 5 (5.15%) Kibana
8 5 (5.15%) Salt
9 4 (4.12%) Grafana
9 4 (4.12%) Prometheus
10 3 (3.09%) Icinga
10 3 (3.09%) logstash
10 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (3.09%) XenMobile
10 3 (3.09%) ZABBIX
11 2 (2.06%) Check_MK
11 2 (2.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 89 (91.75%) VMware
2 56 (57.73%) Microsoft
3 51 (52.58%) Google
4 11 (11.34%) Oracle
4 11 (11.34%) Splunk
5 10 (10.31%) Citrix
6 7 (7.22%) Cisco
7 6 (6.19%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.09%) EMC
8 3 (3.09%) MuleSoft
8 3 (3.09%) NetApp
8 3 (3.09%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.06%) Temenos
10 1 (1.03%) AppDynamics
10 1 (1.03%) Juniper
10 1 (1.03%) Lotus
10 1 (1.03%) New Relic
10 1 (1.03%) Perforce
10 1 (1.03%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.03%) SaltStack