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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 100 91
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9  
Contract jobs citing Xen 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.28% 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 3.45% 1.65% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £550 - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £395 £290
% change year-on-year +23.33% +36.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 116 182 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.26% 10.02% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 90 70
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 21
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.28 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.27% -18.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.18 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £35.20 £19.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 4 £550 -
Xen
North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 11 (100.00%) Linux
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (100.00%) Puppet
1 11 (100.00%) DevOps
2 9 (81.82%) Unix
3 7 (63.64%) Python
3 7 (63.64%) Shell Script
3 7 (63.64%) Ruby
3 7 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (63.64%) Cobbler
3 7 (63.64%) OpenStack
3 7 (63.64%) CloudStack
3 7 (63.64%) Open Source
3 7 (63.64%) vSphere
3 7 (63.64%) Bash Shell
3 7 (63.64%) XenServer
4 4 (36.36%) nginx
4 4 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (36.36%) Google App Engine
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (36.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (36.36%) Travis CI
4 4 (36.36%) Mongrel
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) Google
4 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Jetty
4 4 (36.36%) IPsec
4 4 (36.36%) VMware

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 7 (63.64%) CloudStack
1 7 (63.64%) OpenStack
2 4 (36.36%) Apache
2 4 (36.36%) IIS
2 4 (36.36%) Jetty
2 4 (36.36%) Mongrel
2 4 (36.36%) nginx
2 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
2 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (36.36%) Google App Engine
2 4 (36.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) FTP
1 4 (36.36%) HTTP
1 4 (36.36%) IPsec
1 4 (36.36%) SSL
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
1 4 (36.36%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) J2EE
1 4 (36.36%) Servlets
2 2 (18.18%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) DevOps
2 7 (63.64%) Open Source
3 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
4 2 (18.18%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Bash Shell
1 7 (63.64%) Python
1 7 (63.64%) Ruby
1 7 (63.64%) Shell Script
2 4 (36.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) SANS
2 2 (18.18%) SSCP
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) vSphere
1 7 (63.64%) XenServer
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (100.00%) Puppet
2 7 (63.64%) Cobbler
2 7 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (18.18%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Google
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Apple
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) LogRhythm
2 2 (18.18%) Splunk