Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 149 127
Rank change year-on-year +18 -22 -
Contract jobs citing Xen 4 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.14% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 1.56% 1.26% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Manchester median daily rate £550 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -27.78% -
10th Percentile £533 £313 £323
90th Percentile £584 £338 £533
North West median daily rate £550 £388 £300
% change year-on-year +41.94% +29.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 257 398 369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 9.14% 10.84% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 204 183
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +20.97% +3.33%
10th Percentile £114 £163 £156
90th Percentile £560 £525 £488
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -3.13% +23.08% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 43
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.24% -3.23% -16.13%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.18 £10.00
90th Percentile £18.95 £20.56 £21.40
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +14.81% -3.57% -12.50%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Xen as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Xen in Manchester

Xen
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xen in Manchester

Xen
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 27 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
Salford - 4 £550 -
Xen
North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Xen.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) Servlets
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (100.00%) IPsec
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) nginx
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (100.00%) Google App Engine
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Google
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Jetty

Xen
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) Jetty
1 4 (100.00%) Mongrel
1 4 (100.00%) nginx
1 4 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (100.00%) Google App Engine
1 4 (100.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) IPsec
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) Servlets
2 2 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (50.00%) Privileged Access Management
2 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) SANS
2 2 (50.00%) SSCP
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Google
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) LogRhythm
2 2 (50.00%) Splunk