Period
to 28 July 2017

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 July 2017 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 717 687 721
Rank change year-on-year -30 +34 +6
Contract jobs citing Xen 95 170 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.93% 1.41% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 125 110
England median daily rate £500 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +66.67% -20.53%
10th Percentile £325 £365 £163
90th Percentile £575 £650 £514
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £300
% change year-on-year +5.26% +58.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +103.13% -14.67%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +103.13% -15.79%

Xen is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10199 12061 10988
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.52% 11.89% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6519 7615 6267
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +6.87%
10th Percentile £170 £180 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 838 1209
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £37.65 £35.65
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +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 28 July 2017.

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 28 July 2017. 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
South East +60 34 £488 +14.71% 5
London -50 25 £475 - 7
North of England +58 16 £535 +7.00% 2
South West -7 15 £400 -37.25% 1
North West +39 11 £550 +41.94% 1
Yorkshire +15 7 £535 +4.39% 1
East of England -4 4 £525 +20.00% 1
Midlands +36 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Xen
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Xen.

1 71 (74.74%) Linux
2 58 (61.05%) VMware
3 57 (60.00%) DevOps
4 55 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 51 (53.68%) Jenkins
6 49 (51.58%) Puppet
7 45 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (43.16%) Configuration Management
8 41 (43.16%) Opscode Chef
9 37 (38.95%) Amazon AWS
10 36 (37.89%) Python
11 35 (36.84%) HTTP
12 34 (35.79%) Oracle
12 34 (35.79%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (34.74%) TCP/IP
14 32 (33.68%) Red Hat
15 31 (32.63%) CentOS
15 31 (32.63%) Open Source
16 30 (31.58%) DNS
17 29 (30.53%) Perl
17 29 (30.53%) Tomcat
17 29 (30.53%) Firewall
18 28 (29.47%) MySQL
18 28 (29.47%) Git (software)
18 28 (29.47%) Docker
18 28 (29.47%) OpenStack
19 27 (28.42%) Ansible
19 27 (28.42%) SSL
20 26 (27.37%) Bash Shell
21 25 (26.32%) Apache

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 29 (30.53%) Tomcat
2 28 (29.47%) OpenStack
3 25 (26.32%) Apache
4 24 (25.26%) nginx
5 22 (23.16%) Jetty
6 18 (18.95%) IIS
7 16 (16.84%) WebSphere
8 14 (14.74%) Mongrel
9 12 (12.63%) Confluence
10 8 (8.42%) WildFly
11 5 (5.26%) CloudStack
12 3 (3.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (2.11%) DataSynapse
13 2 (2.11%) Mule ESB
13 2 (2.11%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
14 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
14 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (38.95%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (16.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 14 (14.74%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (14.74%) Google App Engine
4 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (7.37%) Slack
6 6 (6.32%) SaaS
7 3 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.16%) GitHub
8 2 (2.11%) G Suite
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (1.05%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.05%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (1.05%) Office 365
9 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (36.84%) HTTP
2 33 (34.74%) TCP/IP
3 30 (31.58%) DNS
4 29 (30.53%) Firewall
5 27 (28.42%) SSL
6 19 (20.00%) WAN
7 18 (18.95%) LAN
8 16 (16.84%) DHCP
8 16 (16.84%) IPsec
9 13 (13.68%) FTP
9 13 (13.68%) SAN
10 12 (12.63%) HTTPS
10 12 (12.63%) NAS
11 8 (8.42%) VPN
12 2 (2.11%) FCoE
12 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.11%) LDAP
12 2 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (2.11%) VLAN
12 2 (2.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (29.47%) MySQL
2 24 (25.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 24 (25.26%) MongoDB
3 12 (12.63%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.11%) Big Data
5 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.11%) HBase
5 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.05%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.05%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.05%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 51 (53.68%) Jenkins
2 28 (29.47%) Git (software)
3 13 (13.68%) Travis CI
4 12 (12.63%) JIRA
5 7 (7.37%) SonarQube
6 6 (6.32%) Vagrant
7 4 (4.21%) Hudson
7 4 (4.21%) Subversion
8 3 (3.16%) Maven
9 2 (2.11%) Gerrit
9 2 (2.11%) GitLab
9 2 (2.11%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (2.11%) Back Office
1 2 (2.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.05%) Banking
2 1 (1.05%) Law
2 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (38.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (14.74%) Administrator
3 12 (12.63%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (9.47%) Architect
4 9 (9.47%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (7.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (6.32%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.16%) Consultant
10 3 (3.16%) Desktop Support
10 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (14.74%) .NET
2 14 (14.74%) J2EE
3 13 (13.68%) Sensu
3 13 (13.68%) Servlets
4 10 (10.53%) LEMP Stack
5 8 (8.42%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (6.32%) LAMP
7 5 (5.26%) XML
8 4 (4.21%) Web Services
9 3 (3.16%) Middleware
9 3 (3.16%) REST
9 3 (3.16%) WSDL
9 3 (3.16%) XSD
10 2 (2.11%) HTML
10 2 (2.11%) POSIX
10 2 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (2.11%) Rendezvous
10 2 (2.11%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (2.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Video on Demand
2 8 (8.42%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.37%) Clustering
4 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.26%) Private Cloud
5 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.11%) e-Health
6 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) NHS
6 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) Fintech
7 1 (1.05%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 71 (74.74%) Linux
2 31 (32.63%) CentOS
3 19 (20.00%) Unix
4 16 (16.84%) Ubuntu
5 13 (13.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (13.68%) Windows
6 5 (5.26%) Solaris
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.21%) Debian
8 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.05%) Android
10 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.05%) HPUX
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.05%) SUSE
10 1 (1.05%) VMS
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) DevOps
2 45 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (43.16%) Configuration Management
4 34 (35.79%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (32.63%) Open Source
6 17 (17.89%) Load Balancing
6 17 (17.89%) Software Engineering
7 15 (15.79%) Scrum
8 13 (13.68%) Mentoring
9 12 (12.63%) DRM
10 11 (11.58%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (10.53%) Kanban
12 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
13 8 (8.42%) Coaching
13 8 (8.42%) Microservices
13 8 (8.42%) Migration
14 7 (7.37%) Static Code Analysis
14 7 (7.37%) Virtual Environments
15 6 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 5 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.89%) Python
2 29 (30.53%) Perl
3 26 (27.37%) Bash Shell
4 25 (26.32%) SQL
5 24 (25.26%) Java
6 14 (14.74%) PHP
6 14 (14.74%) Shell Script
7 12 (12.63%) Ruby
8 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.16%) Go
10 2 (2.11%) C
10 2 (2.11%) C++
10 2 (2.11%) Haskell
10 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.11%) R
11 1 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (23.16%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.42%) Degree
4 6 (6.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (5.26%) CISSP
6 3 (3.16%) CISA
6 3 (3.16%) CISM
7 2 (2.11%) GSEC
7 2 (2.11%) SANS
7 2 (2.11%) SSCP
8 1 (1.05%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.05%) CCNA
8 1 (1.05%) CCNP
8 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.05%) ISEB
8 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.05%) MCSE
8 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) HL7
2 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (29.47%) Docker
3 24 (25.26%) KVM
4 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.42%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
6 7 (7.37%) vSphere
6 7 (7.37%) XenServer
7 5 (5.26%) XenApp
8 2 (2.11%) LXC
8 2 (2.11%) NFS
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (2.11%) SRDF
8 2 (2.11%) vCloud
9 1 (1.05%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.05%) iptables
9 1 (1.05%) Postfix
9 1 (1.05%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (1.05%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (51.58%) Puppet
2 41 (43.16%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (28.42%) Ansible
4 20 (21.05%) Kubernetes
5 15 (15.79%) logstash
6 13 (13.68%) Grafana
7 7 (7.37%) Rancher
8 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (5.26%) vCenter Server
9 4 (4.21%) Cobbler
9 4 (4.21%) Nagios
9 4 (4.21%) Packer
9 4 (4.21%) SCCM
9 4 (4.21%) Terraform
9 4 (4.21%) Tivoli
9 4 (4.21%) XenMobile
9 4 (4.21%) ZABBIX
10 3 (3.16%) Bcfg2
10 3 (3.16%) HAProxy
11 2 (2.11%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 58 (61.05%) VMware
2 34 (35.79%) Oracle
3 32 (33.68%) Red Hat
4 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
5 17 (17.89%) Google
6 15 (15.79%) Splunk
7 13 (13.68%) Citrix
7 13 (13.68%) SaltStack
8 6 (6.32%) Cisco
8 6 (6.32%) IBM
9 5 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (4.21%) HP
11 3 (3.16%) Apple
11 3 (3.16%) EnterpriseDB
12 2 (2.11%) arcserve
12 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.11%) EMC
12 2 (2.11%) Juniper
12 2 (2.11%) NetApp
12 2 (2.11%) TIBCO