Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 144 138
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +12
Contract jobs citing Xen 13 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.44% 0.037% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.82% 0.31% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 13
Manchester median daily rate £512 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.78% +4.65% -
North West median daily rate £512 £625 £489
% change year-on-year -18.08% +27.88% +30.33%
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 461 321 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.71% 11.73% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 205 190
Manchester median daily rate £438 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +18.57% -
10th Percentile £156 £144 £118
90th Percentile £625 £575 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 20
Manchester median hourly rate £15.50 £17.43 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.07% +29.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.14 £9.93
90th Percentile £24.37 £31.14 £18.78
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £16.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.99% +9.53% -

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Xen.

1 12 (92.31%) .NET
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
1 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (84.62%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 11 (84.62%) Google
2 11 (84.62%) Configuration Management
2 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 11 (84.62%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (84.62%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (84.62%) Puppet
2 11 (84.62%) Jenkins
2 11 (84.62%) DevOps
2 11 (84.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (76.92%) Open Source
3 10 (76.92%) nginx
3 10 (76.92%) Google App Engine
3 10 (76.92%) Mongrel
3 10 (76.92%) Travis CI
3 10 (76.92%) Apache
3 10 (76.92%) Tomcat
3 10 (76.92%) DHCP
3 10 (76.92%) FTP
3 10 (76.92%) HTTP
3 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
3 10 (76.92%) DNS
3 10 (76.92%) SSL
3 10 (76.92%) IIS
3 10 (76.92%) 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 10 (76.92%) Apache
1 10 (76.92%) IIS
1 10 (76.92%) Jetty
1 10 (76.92%) Mongrel
1 10 (76.92%) nginx
1 10 (76.92%) Tomcat
1 10 (76.92%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) CloudStack
2 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (84.62%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (84.62%) Cloud Computing
1 11 (84.62%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (76.92%) Google App Engine
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) DHCP
1 10 (76.92%) DNS
1 10 (76.92%) FTP
1 10 (76.92%) HTTP
1 10 (76.92%) IPsec
1 10 (76.92%) SSL
1 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Jenkins
2 10 (76.92%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) J2EE
2 10 (76.92%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (84.62%) Configuration Management
2 11 (84.62%) DevOps
3 10 (76.92%) Open Source
3 10 (76.92%) Test Automation
3 10 (76.92%) Unit Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) OWASP
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 2 (15.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) Puppet
2 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) Google
2 11 (84.62%) VMware