The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Xen skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 101 93
Contract jobs citing Xen 0 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds - 0.47% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category - 3.63% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Median daily rate - £529 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +88.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £528 £275
% change year-on-year -5.21% +91.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Leeds with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 99 193 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 9.15% 13.09% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 119 79
Median daily rate £400 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £288 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 18
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.30 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Xen as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Xen in Leeds

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Xen in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in Leeds