Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 141 154
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 -26
Contract jobs citing Xen 2 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.071% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 2.56% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Manchester median daily rate £400 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% - -
North West median daily rate £625 £430 £375
% change year-on-year +45.35% +14.67% -27.18%
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 316 352 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.27% 11.01% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 217 176
Manchester median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £135 £131 £143
90th Percentile £568 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 35
Manchester median hourly rate £17.22 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.52% -6.90% +0.87%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.85
90th Percentile £31.05 £19.75 £20.65
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.93 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.52% -0.47% -

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 17 January 2018, 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 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) IronPort
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) Polycom
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS

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 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Exchange Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) IronPort
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Nimble Storage
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Polycom
2 1 (50.00%) VMware