Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 138 159
Rank change year-on-year -4 +21 -23
Contract jobs citing Xen 13 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.41% 0.067% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 2.64% 0.60% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Manchester median daily rate £488 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -6.98% -14.00%
North West median daily rate £488 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -11.36% +22.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 493 331 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.70% 11.17% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 198 232
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +15.63%
10th Percentile £150 £117 £141
90th Percentile £650 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 34
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +25.28% -1.85%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.83 £9.55
90th Percentile £22.44 £32.20 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £15.69 £14.34
% change year-on-year +5.16% +9.41% -1.10%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xen in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xen in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Xen.

1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (76.92%) DNS
3 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 10 (76.92%) DHCP
4 9 (69.23%) Linux
4 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
4 9 (69.23%) Google
4 9 (69.23%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (69.23%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (69.23%) Puppet
4 9 (69.23%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
4 9 (69.23%) DevOps
4 9 (69.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (61.54%) Travis CI
5 8 (61.54%) Mongrel
5 8 (61.54%) Open Source
5 8 (61.54%) Google App Engine
5 8 (61.54%) Unit Testing
5 8 (61.54%) nginx
5 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
5 8 (61.54%) WebSphere
5 8 (61.54%) Jetty
5 8 (61.54%) IPsec
5 8 (61.54%) SSL
5 8 (61.54%) IIS
5 8 (61.54%) Servlets

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 8 (61.54%) Apache
1 8 (61.54%) IIS
1 8 (61.54%) Jetty
1 8 (61.54%) Mongrel
1 8 (61.54%) nginx
1 8 (61.54%) Tomcat
1 8 (61.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) CloudStack
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 9 (69.23%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (69.23%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (69.23%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (69.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (61.54%) Google App Engine
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) DHCP
1 10 (76.92%) DNS
2 8 (61.54%) FTP
2 8 (61.54%) HTTP
2 8 (61.54%) IPsec
2 8 (61.54%) SSL
2 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) NAS
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
2 8 (61.54%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) J2EE
2 8 (61.54%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
2 9 (69.23%) DevOps
3 8 (61.54%) Open Source
3 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 8 (61.54%) Unit Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) OWASP
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) HOOD
7 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 2 (15.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Puppet
2 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (15.38%) SCCM
3 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) VMware
3 9 (69.23%) Google
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) IronPort
4 2 (15.38%) Nimble Storage
4 2 (15.38%) Polycom